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Posted on: 21-01-15
Popular bedtime beverages

After a long day's work what we all would love to do is to have a hot cup of steaming coffee. Given below is a list of few very delicious alternatives that you can have on cold and chilly wintry nights.

1. Peppermint tea: Peppermint teas has got many properties that would help your body get de-stressed, relaxed and eventually to have some good sleep. It is a great option to calm jittery nerves, reduce nausea and relieve anxiety.

2. Cocoa: The most popular bedtime drink in the world, this is a winter favourite because of its delicious taste. Even the ancient Mayans consumed it by roasting the cocoa beans and adding some spice to it.

3. Chamomile tea: Chamomile tea just like peppermint tea has got non-milk tea that has got several soothing properties. For getting the desired results have this tea around half an hour just before your bed time.

4. Hot toddy: This traditional beverage consists of pouring hot boiling water in a little whiskey and a little bit of honey, lemon and cinnamon stick for a good flavor. It is effective in preventing cold and flu at the time of winter and is delicious.

5. Hot milk: Calcium helps to calm down the nervous system and lactose may lead to the release endorphins, the natural morphine-like substance eases stress. Milk also contains the amino acid tryptophan, which is used by the brain to make serotonin to slow down nerve activity, thus aiding sleep.

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