Did you get soaked in the rain? Worried about catching cold? 6 drinks to your rescue

Do you like getting wet in the rain? We bet you do! The cool shower comforts us and instantly takes us back to those carefree childhood days. But have you ever wondered why our mothers prevented us from getting wet? It’s because of those pesky health problems that come with rains. Yes, we are talking about colds, flu, fever and other similar seasonal illnesses. After all, no one would want you to spend the rest of your monsoon days battling these health issues! Instead, you can only learn the precautionary measures well and then dive into the puddles of joy, to sail through the season without worries.
Here we have curated a list of hot drink options that you can have every time after getting soaked in the rain. These drinks are homemade, healthy, and can help prevent coughs, colds, flu, and fever. Read on.


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Is it safe to drink hot beverages immediately after dunking?

As mentioned above, it is important to learn the precautionary measures well to enjoy the season to the fullest. While it’s always advisable to drink something hot after getting wet, we often miss the steps to follow in between. Health experts suggest washing up, taking a warm bath, and putting on clean clothes before sipping on your favorite beverage. Drinking tea or any hot beverage immediately after getting wet can react negatively. Furthermore, it also increases the risk of infection due to the germs attached to your body.

6 hot drinks to calm you down after getting wet in the rain:

1. Chai Masala:

It would be a shame to start the list without mentioning the masala chai on top. Chai and rain go hand in hand. In addition to providing an energy boost, masala chai also fortifies you with healthy nutrients, thanks to the different spices used to make the tea. Here is a chai masala recipe to add to your cup of tea.

2. Spiced Coffee:

For those who like coffee over chai, here is a masala coffee option for you to try. Just like chai, here you brew a blend of coffee and spices and prepare a hot drink for dancing during the monsoon. Click here for the recipe.
Read also: Is it good to put cinnamon in coffee? Here’s what you need to know


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3. Hot Lemon Water:

Lemon contains vitamin C which is considered to be good for immunity and nourishment and prevents various health problems, especially seasonal ones. Squeeze some lemon juice into a glass of warm water, mix some honey, and drink to flush out toxins and prevent inflammation from oxidative stress.

4. Ginger Shot:

We all know by now that ginger is a powerful source of nutrients that benefit overall health. It contains a compound called gingerol that helps add warmth to your body and prevents it from colds and flu. Find out how to do it here.

5. Haldi Scribble:

This is probably the one-stop solution for all common health problems. Turmeric and warm milk, when combined together, fortify our body with several healthy nutrients including antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. These come together to protect us from the seasonal cold and flu. Here’s a haldi-doodh premix recipe to keep on hand whenever you need it. Click here to find out more.

6. Kada:

Kadha is back in our lives with all his glory. It’s a mix of herbs and spices, which create an immune shield to protect and nourish us from within. Here are some kadha recipes for you to try.
So now, instead of worrying about getting wet in the rain, take the measures mentioned above and enjoy the season to the fullest.

Disclaimer: This content, including advice, provides general information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical advice. Always consult a specialist or your doctor for further information. NDTV assumes no responsibility for this information.

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