The temperature outdoors is plummeting and your body is beginning to look for ways to compensate. The occasional goose bumps and shivers are coming all too often. One of the best ways for you to respond, is to reach for a healthy, soothing, hot drink from your pantry. Fall brings a season of change, as well as a time to treat our taste buds to some new soothing hot drinks. Dark chocolate, apples, cinnamon, as well as honey are staples that you may want to keep in your pantry area.
Cosying up to the fireplace can be one of the most relaxing times of the cold weather season. When accompanied by a soothing cup of hot cocoa, the experience is unlike anything else. In the year 2003, the Journal of the American Medical Association, informed us that if we ate 3 ounces of dark chocolate a day, our blood pressure could be lowered. Dark chocolate has also been proven to improve serotonin levels, which give us that calm, relaxing feeling that we so desire during the dark, dreary days of winter. The secret here is to reach for dark chocolate when mixing your mug of hot chocolate. The health benefits are astounding and your body will thank you for providing such an uplifting, soothing hot drink.
Another awesome, soothing hot drink that many of us reach for is good old apple cider vinegar! Apples are a miracle fruit, as they protect our bodies against colon cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. By adding a dash of cinnamon, glucose and cholesterol levels are impacted in a positive way! Pour yourself a nice, warm mug of apple cider vinegar and chances are if you were feeling under the weather, you will be on top of your day after consuming this hot, soothing drink!
Decaffeinated green tea is packed with a bunch of antioxidants to improve your overall health! Green tea is made from a plant called the camellia sinensis, which is known to lift your spirits! This healthy, hot soothing drink will help ward off any viruses or nasty flu bugs that you may encounter through the flu season. By kicking back, relaxing and taking in a warmed cup of decaffeinated green tea, you will be on your way to a healthy cold weather season
A good old cup of lemon honey water is a great way to keep your nasal passages clear in the cold weather. If your throat is dry, scratchy, or just plain miserable, this hot, soothing drink will help heal your aching body. Hot, soothing drinks can do more than relax us, but also fight off nasty flu bugs that dig their way into our lives. Antioxidants are powerful and can help heal our bodies, along with our minds. When our minds are healthy; physical well being tends to follow. By taking inventory of what your bodies needs are; you can find a healthy, hot, soothing drink to nourish your body.