Best bedtime drinks and the reason for consuming them

Sipping on a drink at night before you go to bed can help soothe the body and calm the mind, it also provides your body with multiple benefits, all this while you sleep. Sleep is essential because your body repairs itself and gets rejuvenated.

Best bedtime drinks and the reason for consuming them

Here are 6 healthy bedtime drinks:

Saffron tea:

Saffron tea has multiple benefits. It can help prevent cancer, improve eyesight, promote better skin health, promote better digestion and also fight inflammation in the body.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 10 strands of saffron
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • Honey to taste

Method:

Into a heating pot, add half a cup of milk and the strands of saffron and let it come to a boil. You will see that the color of the milk has changed. Then, add in the other half cup of milk along with the elaichi powder and let it boil for 2 to 4 minutes before turning off the flame. Pour into a cup and it is ready to consume.

CCF tea:

CCF tea is well-known to be one of the most effective sleep remedies. It can also promote relaxation from stress and anxiety. Valerian tea can be especially beneficial to women to reduce the effects of menstrual symptoms and reduce the symptoms of menopause.

  • Cumin seeds (whole, dried)- 1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander seeds(whole, dried)- 1/4 teaspoon
  • Fennel seeds (whole, dried)- 1/4 teaspoon
  • Water- 2 cups
  • Honey- to taste ( optional)

Method:

Dry roast the seeds for a few minutes until they turn fragrant. Grind the spices using mortar and pestle. Pour water into a saucepan and add the powdered mixture of spices. Let it boil. Once it has simmered for 5 minutes, turn off the heat. Stir well. Strain the liquid and drink it to your health!

Moon milk:

Moon milk contains various ingredients like cinnamon, ashwagandha, nutmeg, ginger, coconut oil, etc, which can be a powerful bedtime drink as consuming it can help your body reap the benefits of all these ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk ( almond or oat)
  • ¼ tsp ashwagandha powder
  • Honey or maple syrup to taste

Method:

Into a heating pot, add the milk and let it heat up on low flame (do not let it boil). Once heated, add in the ashwagandha powder and let it continue to get heated for 3 to 4 minutes before turning off the flame. Then pour into a cup, add in honey or maple syrup, stir well and consume.

Banana tea:

Apart from inducing sleep, banana tea can help boost digestive health, promote better skin health and also protect the body against harmful diseases as it is rich in antioxidants.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 organic banana
  • Honey to taste

Method:

Firstly, since the whole banana is going to be used in this recipe, you will require to wash it thoroughly under running water to get rid of all the dirt and impurities.

Secondly, slice off both ends. Make sure to leave the peel on. Then, heat up the glass of water in a vessel, on the stove and place the banana in the water and let it boil, until the water colour begins to change into a slightly brownish shade. This should take around 10 minutes or so. Then turn off the flame and strain out the banana tea into a cup.

For flavoring, add in a pinch of cinnamon powder and honey which is optional. The banana tea is ready to consume.

Golden milk (turmeric milk):

Turmeric is one of the most versatile ingredients and has multiple benefits. Drinking this golden milk or turmeric milk can help promote better sleep, relieve pain and inflammation in the body (for those who suffer from arthritis, etc), promote better skin health, and keep common colds, coughs, and infections at bay.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of warm/hot milk
  • ½ tsp organic turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 tsp organic honey
  • ¼ tsp pepper powder (optional)

Method:

In a warm/hot cup of milk, add the turmeric powder and honey and mix well. You can also add ¼ tsp pepper powder, which is optional. Stir it well and drink it before you sleep.

Cinnamon tea:

Cinnamon tea has various health benefits from promoting weight loss, to lowering blood sugar levels, preventing cough, cold, and infections, boosting immunity to promoting better heart health. It can also be an effective remedy for those suffering from insomnia.

Ingredients:

  • 1 glass water/milk
  • 2 one-inch sticks of cinnamon
    1/4 tsp cinnamon powder)
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp honey

Method:

Into a heating pot, add one glass of water or milk and the cinnamon sticks or cinnamon powder. Let it come to a boil and then let it simmer for 5 to 6 minutes. Turn off the flame and let it sit for 5 minutes with a lid on. Then strain this into a cup, add in the honey, stir it well and it is ready to consume.