Post-Diwali detox: Try this morning drink to clear your lungs, boost metabolism after a festive binge


Post-Diwali detox: Try this morning drink to clear your lungs, boost metabolism after a festive binge&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspiStock Images

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All of us are guilty of going overboard while enjoying the food and sweets on a festival like Diwali

Given the high pollution levels, a detox drink sounds right to set the tone of the day after Diwali

Here is a detox drink that will not only help to aid digestion, boost metabolism, but will also help to clean your lungs

New Delhi: For most of us, Diwali is our favourite time of the year. Not only does it spread positivity and love all around, but we also get to treat ourselves with a lot of food and sweets. However, we all know we can go a little overboard and cheat a little more than we should, on our diet. This can lead to a messed up digestion, and even stand in the way of your weight loss plans. 

The next morning, after Diwali celebrations, is, therefore, perhaps the best time for some damage control. Here is a detox morning drink you can make quickly to ensure your body is healthy. Ingredients in this drink will help to boost metabolism, aid digestion, and will also help to clean your lungs and keep them safe from the problem of air pollution, another health woe during the Diwali celebrations.

Morning detox drink to clean your lungs, boost metabolism

Cinnamon and Turmeric detox

Ingredients:

¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon honey
¼ inch piece of ginger, grated
½ teaspoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon mulethi powder
3-4 leaves of holy basil 
1 cup of water

Method:

Heat 1 cup water in a pan.
Add grated ginger and torn pieces of holy basil into it, and let it simmer.
When the water starts to boil, add spices such as mulethi, cinnamon, turmeric.
Bring to a boil, and turn the burner off.
Strain into a cup.
Add honey and lemon juice.
Mix well.
Drink hot.

Health benefits of the Cinnamon-Turmeric Detox drink

The detox drink contains many ingredients that will help provide relief to your lungs, nose, and throat from the effects of pollution. Honey, cinnamon, lemon, turmeric, mulethi and basil contain anti-inflammatory properties, which will help reduce any kind of congestion in the airways. This concoction can also be consumed as a great home remedy for cold and cough.

At the same time, ginger, honey, basil, turmeric and lemon are known for their antioxidant properties. These ingredients will help to flush out the toxins from your body and provide relief from problems like indigestion, which are common after a big, festive dinner. These ingredients will also help to manage your blood sugar levels the next day after you have consumed too many sweets.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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