From boosting immunity to enhancing your digestion, Mint brings you a number of health benefits. There are many reasons to consider this as an ingredient in more than just raita, chutney, and mocktails. Get ready to beat the heat by adding some mint to your plate
Here’s a list of health benefits of Mint :
- Farewell Indigestion
Studies have shown that the food we eat processes faster if we consume mint in some or the other form, says an article on Healthline. Mint has antiseptic and antibacterial properties which help in combating stomach infections. It stimulates digestive enzymes which help in improving the digestion system.
- Treats IBS
Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a very common disorder of the digestive tract. Common symptoms of IBS are stomach pain, gastritis, bloating, constipation and irregular bowel movements. While medications and dietary changes can be helpful, a cool-refreshing Mint beverage such as Happisips Mint flavored Chicory can be a great herbal remedy that you can have at home!
- Improves Oral Health
Picture this, you have just had the most delicious onion bhajiyas with garlic chutney. You can’t enter the conference room flaunting what you just had. What to do? Pop up some gum. No! Have a refreshing mint beverage to mask bad breath and have a refreshing day. Not just bad breath, mint has germicidal properties to clear plaque deposition and keep your teeth and gums healthy. This is the major reason why most oral health products like toothpaste and mouthwash contain a mint base.
- Boosts Immunity
Mint is a rich source of various vitamins and antioxidants. Being a plant-based vitamin, it also protects the cells from damage. Mint is particularly a rich source of Vitamin A, which is great for eye health. It’s antibacterial properties help your body give a fight against harmful bacteria.
- Beats the Stress
Mint’s strong and refreshing fragrance makes it an essential part of aromatherapy. An article on NDTV suggests that it has adaptogenic properties that help the body to destress. It releases serotonin in small amounts which helps the brain beat depression. Breathing even a small amount of mint vapor can actually calm your nerves. Mint has been used widely in Ayurvedic and Chinese healing traditions.
- Helps in Weight Loss
Did you know you can shed off that extra fat just by having some refreshing mint beverage at home? Mint boosts metabolism by stimulating digestive enzymes that help in better absorption of nutrients. Faster the metabolism, the quicker the weight loss.
Other than these, Mint also helps in improving brain activity and is good for the skin. If you are looking for some classier mint beverage options, check out Hapisips Mint flavored chicory.
Add them to your chutneys or blend them in lattes, this summer you can keep yourself hydrated with this herb!