ICMR Advises Against Milk Tea: Try These 5 Delicious Caffeine-Free Teas Instead

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Updated on May 15, 2024, 12:40 IST- 3 min read
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For a lot of people, the ideal start to their day is with a bed tea or as they say 'kadak chai' to instantly feel refreshed and energetic. But,?The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recently issued a guideline cautioning tea and coffee enthusiasts against excessive intake.

Emphasising the potential drawbacks of milk tea consumption, the guideline underscores the advantages of opting for tea without milk. According to the ICMR, consuming tea without milk can enhance blood circulation and potentially decrease the likelihood of developing coronary artery disease and stomach cancer.

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If you're addicted to your cuppa chai, we've got your covered. In this article, we'll explore caffeine-free tea options and how much caffeine intake is healthy in a day.?Here are some alternatives that are as delicious as your regular cup of masala chai but healthier.?

Also Read:?Morning Coffee: How Much Caffeine Is Too Much As Per Experts?

Caffeine-Free Teas To Sip On Regularly?

1) Lemongrass Tea?

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Lemongrass tea is made by infusing fresh lemongrass stems in hot water. If you like the subtle aroma of lemon this option is for you. Known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, this tea helps promote sleep, relieves pain, and boosts immunity.?

2) Ginger Tea?

With its zingy flavour, Ginger tea is a go-to beverage for many Indians, especially during winters. From reducing period cramps to providing relief from motion sickness, ginger tea has many health benefits. You can also add some honey to help balance its spiciness.?

3) Chamomile Tea?

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Chamomile tea is prepared by steeping chamomile flowers in hot water. It is known for its soothing and calming effects and also helps in bringing down anxiety levels. This also makes for an amazing addition to your nighttime routine.?

4) Peppermint Tea?

Peppermint tea, popular for its freshness and minty effect, is made by infusing peppermint leaves in hot water. Peppermint has anti-viral and anti-microbial properties and it can help you fight infections. The cooling effect of the tea makes it a perfect beverage for summers.?

5) Rosehip Tea

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Rosehip tea is a floral blend, prepared from the fruit of the rose plant. Brewed rosehip tea looks deep red in color and serves a tangy and tart aftertaste. The tea is rich in vitamins A and C and hence, helps boost immunity.

How much tea should you take?

The ICMR recommends a daily caffeine intake limit of 300 mg. But the guidelines highlight the caffeine content in popular beverages: a 150ml cup of brewed coffee contains between 80 to 120 mg of caffeine, while tea contains approximately 30 to 65 mg of caffeine per serving. This essentially means that having more than 2 cups of strong coffee and over 4 cups of tea is much above the advisable caffeine content.?

So, the next time you are in the mood for tea, ditch you traditional chai and opt for these healthy options.

Also Read:?Did You Know? These 5 Street Foods Are Actually Healthy

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