Jaggery is a super food, especially in winter. In winter, we eat some spicy dishes to warm up. If you like tea more than coffee or hot chocolate, then you must try jaggery tea. During winter season, people consume more tea than usual and also consume more sugar, but excessive amount of sugar proves to be harmful to our health. That is why we must opt for jaggery tea which is also proven to be beneficial for health.
Ingredients for making brown sugar tea-
3-4 tbsp grated brown sugar
1 teaspoon of tea leaves
4 cardamom pods
1 tsp fennel
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup milk
How to make jaggery tea-
Heat 1 cup of water in a non-stick pan, add cardamom, fennel, ground black pepper and tea leaves and bring to a boil. Now add milk to it.
Place the jaggery in a bowl and strain it into the prepared tea mixture. If you want, you can also make this tea without milk, which will reduce the calories even more and make it even healthier for you.
Health benefits of drinking brown sugar tea
1.Jaggery contains important vitamins and minerals including magnesium, iron, potassium and phosphorus. That’s why one of the benefits of jaggery tea in winter is one of the foods that produce heat and warm the body. Jaggery is believed to strengthen bones and joints due to the presence of this essential mineral.
2.Jaggery can help control weight if consumed in limited quantities. One of the benefits of tea with jaggery is that it promotes a healthy metabolism which makes it easier to digest food, so jaggery helps reduce weight.