Love sipping on chai as it rains outside? Several studies have found that tea has many incredible health benefits. Besides, it is just so refreshing to have a hot cup of chai. This is why everyone from the Chinese to the British love having their tea. While a cup of garam chai can help you in many ways, you can make your simple cup even stronger. All you need to do is add some powerful natural ingredients you can find in your kitchen. Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar says that you must drink chai not only because it calms your mind but also because it can work wonders for your body. Check out what you need to add to your tea to give it that extra kick. Also Read - IND vs ENG Live Cricket Score, 4th Test, Day 3: Washington Sundar Stranded on 96* as India Bowled Out For 365; Lead by 160 Runs

Ginger and tulsi: According to Rujuta, both of these are excellent for digestion and immunity. This season is known for a number of illnesses including cough and cold. Ginger and tulsi have strong infection-fighting properties. This is why grated ginger and chopped and muddled tulsi leaves are a must in your cup of tea. Just add these two ingredients when you are boiling the water along with the other ingredients. Also Read - Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Wife Aaliya Siddiqui Expresses New Feelings For Husband, Wants to Work Things Out Between Them

Lemongrass: Rujuta says that this green leafy herb is excellent for preventing bloating and congestion. Easily available at your nearest sabziwala, lemongrass can work wonders in easing indigestion. Also Read - Live Streaming Cricket Kodak President’s Cup T20 2021: When And Where to Watch President’s Cup T20 Matches Stream Live Cricket Match Online And on TV

Black pepper or cinnamon: Both of these not only lend a strong flavour to the tea, but they also help improve insulin sensitivity.

Here are some FAQs on chai as answered by Rujuta Diwekar:
1. When not to have chai/coffee?
– first thing on waking up
– last thing before sleeping
– in place of a meal during the day

2. How many cups a day?
2-3 cups are totally fine.

3. With sugar or sugarfree?
Add sugar to your chai/coffee, avoid the invisible sugar from packaged food (breakfast cereals, fruit juice, biscuits, etc).
And have it in full fat milk please.