Most of us do not realize the nutritional benefits of small tidbits we add to our morning cup of tea. Ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, basil and cloves does wonder to those piping hot sips majority of us are addicted to in the morning or any time of the day. They possess antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties which have potential health benefits providing protection from cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer and other metabolic syndrome. So next time someone tells you to avert from that hot cup of tea, spice it up and enjoy the numerous health benefits it has in store for you.

At the same time, practice discretion to not indulge.