Wearing all sorts of warm clothes to cover your body, almost up with a runny nose, holding a cup of hot tea or coffee and praying for the chilly winds to give way to the spring; this is a very viable scenario in months of winters.
Winter season is a choice of very few, as it could be devastating in the form of cold snow and chilly winds that accompany it. Added to it, it requires an extra protection on your body to save yourself from symptoms such as cough, cold, flu, sneezes, runny nose and watery eyes etc.
Hot coffee is almost a universal elixir in the cold months of winter that helps to keep your body warm and protect it from the peril of chilly weather. Apart from this worldwide sipping element, you could also make use of some other natural juices that, apart from keeping you warm in the winters, would prohibit the hazards of various respiratory ill-effects as aforementioned.
Here are some of the natural juices that are handy as warm drinks too in the chilly winters:
Beetroot Juice: Beetroots are an immense source of various antioxidants that support the functioning of various parts of the human body. This juice could be taken warm as well as cool, at almost every part of the year to benefit your body with the same. As a warm drink, you could juice the beetroots or obtain the commercially available organic Beetroot juice, heat it in a pan and flavor it a bit with salt and pepper. A few sips of this healthy drink would eliminate innumerable body-troubles including the perils from cold.
Carrot Juice: Known to be a fruitful source of Beta Carotenes and imperative antioxidant Vitamin A, carrot juice could also be used as a warm drink to benefit your body from the cold. When seasoned with a bit of salt and spices, the natural juice tends to benefit the respiratory tract and cures the symptoms of cold.
Turmeric Juice: The Asian spice turmeric, which adds much of taste, flavor and color to the foods, is known to be warm by nature. This is why the turmeric juice, which is obtained from the succulent roots of the plant, could be an efficient source to keep you warm in the chilly winter. Otherwise too, you could obtain the grounded spice and add it to other natural juices for keeping your body warm in the winter. Turmeric also has many anti-bacterial properties within itself.
Spinach Juice: The very name of the veggie might bring out a frown on your face, but spinach is an immense source of healthy nutrients for the human body benefits. While you do not like the chopped and cooked portions of it, you could turn it into Spinach Juice, which could be heated and spiced to form an invigorating winter drink. The juice would also help to restore the content of iron in the body, apart from thumping the perils of frigid weather.
Ginger Juice: Of course you cannot drink an entire glass of the juice from pungent ginger, but this repelling spice is used to enhance the taste and health of other natural juices. While you prepare for yourself a hot soup from tomatoes, onions or spinach etc, add a bit of ginger juice to the same and you would never imagine the flavor that it could offer. Also, ginger is used to eliminate minor body problems such as cold, cough and flu etc.
Celery Juice: Juice from the celery is also a good preparation that would eliminate the troubles of cold weather from the human body. You could also take in a warm form, while it is seasoned with a bit of salt, black pepper and ginger juice etc.
All these natural juice are effective to reduce the effect of frosty weather and bring back the warmth in your body (the literal one, as you might consider the pun intended).
Imagine a situation: You are out on a night party with friends to some local club, and enjoyment with your group means some chilled bear or whisky, which is iced, and is too tempting to be resisted. What would you do? Leave that so-enchanting-a-treat? Of course not! You would gulp it down as much as possible, while in a competition with your friends.
Okay, that’s it! The party for the night is over and you return home with a belly that is brimming with all those hard drinks. All you need is the hug of your bed to wish you a good night and sleep tight. Off you go to sleep in a second.
The next morning, the morning-alarm wakes you up. Your mind has wakened, but your body is not at all ready to get up off the bed. You feel some appalling symptoms in your body, such as a terrible headache or immense fatigue that makes it highly difficult to move any part of your body.
The situation that you are in, you would be highly acquainted with its name as ‘Hangover’. The hangover is what follows after some time, when you take hard drinks for the first timer or take them more than your stipulated limit. It is a condition of your body that lets you physically and mentally worn out, disabling any of your activity for a considerable period of time.
Again, the symptoms that follow a hangover could be varied and highly dependent upon your body conditions. Some of the symptoms that are noticed most by the people who drink for the first time or those who drink in an excess amount are:
1. Horrible Headache and pain in muscles, in and out of the body
2. Nausea, Vomiting or Diarrhea
3. Feeling High
4. Rise in Body Temperature
5. Fatigue and Weariness
6. Difficulty in Concentrating at Daily Jobs
7. High Troubles with Sleeps
8. Sensitivity towards Sound and even Light
9. Blurred Vision from the Eyes
10. Mood Swings, irritations and anxiety
12. Increase in Heartbeat
13. Bloodshot Eyes
These are some of the symptoms that are observed for short terms, while regular drinking of alcohol may cause serious and chronic effects in the body such as jaundice, fatty liver, swelling in liver and liver cancer etc.
Why Hangover Does Occur After Drinking Alcohols?
Alcohols are said to have a high amount of congeners in them. Congeners refer to the impurities in the alcohols that occur while they are fermented, or are added artificially to enhance the taste, flavor and colors of the alcohols.
Some of the congeners that are normally found in alcohols are: zinc and other metals, acetone, tannins, acetaldehydes and some kind of artificially added flavorants. These congeners have a deteriorating effect on the brain muscles and this retards the physical and mental capability of a human being after he or she is up with excess of alcoholic beverages.
The concentration of congeners varies with the kind of alcohol that you take in. Red wines and champagnes have high concentrations of congeners while vodka has the least amount.
How To Cut The Effects Of Hangover:
Hangover is a crap which has terribly retarded the capability of your body. But still you need to gather courage and take some natural remedies that could help you out to get over it.
Here are some of the natural fruit juices that could be helpful for the humans in reducing their hangover and getting out of its symptoms in their body:
Beetroot Juice: Beetroot is one of the healthy veggies that contain rich amounts of antioxidants and bioflavonoids. It acts as a body-cleanser and removes the harmful congeners out of their body to considerably reduce their symptoms on human beings. While you are not in a condition to extract the juice yourself, you could keep with you the commercial forms of beetroot juice, which would prove immensely handy to reduce the symptoms.
Karela Juice: Bitter gourd, popularly known as Karela, also offers an invigorating juice which helps in detoxifying and cleansing of the human body. This juice also helps significantly in reducing the amounts of congeners in the body, thereby rendering it free from hangover.
Carrot Juice: You must be acquainted with the eye and vision benefits that carrot is said to render, but the juice from this veggie could also offer relief from the symptoms of hangover, you might never come to know.
All these and some others such as cucumber juice, celery juice, lemon juice and ginger juice etc. are useful to cure hangover. As a precaution, make sure to drink alcohols only what is appropriate as, when out of energy, you would possible need a helping hand even to get these natural drinks.