5 Teas to Combat Cold Weather

January is National Tea Month, and for good reason. The freezing cold weather can be made a little less brutal with a nice, hot cup of tea. With record lows hitting much of the country this winter, cold and flu cases will spike in response to the cold weather. To minimize the risk of getting sick, staying hydrated with a hot cup of tea should be your number one goal.

With that in mind, we’ve got our favorite sick day teas to warm you up from the inside out. These are all caffeine free teas, so if you have a sensitivity to caffeine, or want to have a cup before bed, feel free to enjoy the warmth it brings any time of day! Feel your best with our top 5 favorite winter time time teas.

1. Peppermint Tea

The benefits of peppermint tea are numerous! It ails an upset stomach, relieves stress, improves concentration, and relieves sinuses. It even provides a relaxing, restful sleep. For a dry, irritated or stuffy nose, you can pair up your tea with Sunmark Nasal Spray to give you the best natural non-medicated relief.

To make it homemade, allow water come to a boil, remove from heat and grab a few peppermint leaves to wash and place them in the hot water to seep 5-10 minutes (depending on your tea taste preferences).

There’s nothing like a nice cup of peppermint tea to keep you warm in the cold weather!

2. Ginger Tea

Ginger tea can be a great remedy when you are experiencing motion sickness, digestive trouble, or bloating. It can also bolster the immune system.

Quite frankly, anything with ginger root is sure to cut right through mild sickness, cold or flu. Ginger root has been used for thousands of years for a number of medicinal benefits, and there’s no exception with ginger tea!

Sipping on this spicy tea will have you reaping all the health benefits while feeling warm, relaxed, and snuggly inside.

3. Rooibos Tea

Rooibos tea originally comes from Africa. It is another ancient tea that can be enjoyed all year round, simply because it is enjoyable to taste.

At first sip, this tea gives a soothing, calming sensation.

Perhaps the most beneficial side effect of rooibos is it’s packed with Polyphenols, an anti-inflammatory agent. This allows the tea to destroy free radicals, protecting our blood cells and preventing heart-related illnesses. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it’s an excellent choice to fight cold and flu.

4. Lemon Tea

Many of us know that a little tea with lemon and honey is go-to on a sick day. But did you know that lemon tea is packed with Vitamin C? Move over orange!

Lemon tea is extremely beneficial. It can add energy to your day because it contains a wide variety of nutrients and minerals such as Vitamin A, C, B-carotene, iron, and fiber.

When you need a packed punch of Vitamin C but you don’t have time to make yourself some lemon tea, you can try the Emergen-C Oral supplement, which will deliver 1,000 mg of Vitamin C!

A cup of warm lemon tea can help expedite your recovery time by flushing out toxins and cleansing the liver. Whether it’s a cold weather day or a sick day, this tea can give you the energy boost you need.

5. Cinnamon Tea

Cinnamon is a commonly used, sweet tasting spice that’s found in many favorite foods, desserts, and beverages, but what makes Cinnamon popular is not just its flavor.

This tea has antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties that protect the body from free radicals. It can improve digestion, brain function, and even prevent cancer and other diseases. It can also provide pain relief and relax muscles. For women, cinnamon tea can be a remedy for menstrual cramps.

Some people prefer homemade tea, but you can also buy these in packets at most grocery stores.

Your health and wellness are at the core of what we do here at ExpressMed. If you’re struggling to get over a cold or flu this winter season, or you’re just over the cold weather, try adding one of these teas into your healthcare arsenal, or any of the other suggested products in this post.

As always, share with us the ways you stay healthy and warm in the cold weather in your area.