With November comes Daylight Saving Time, when clocks are set back one hour. This gives more light in the early morning, but evenings are darker much sooner. This change, along with the cold weather, and holiday season causes many people to deal with depression, anxiety and Seasonal Affective Disorder, AKA SAD. Popular hot drinks may offer relief from the distress that this season may bring. Anyone who is on medication and under doctors care should continue with that regimen. Partaking in an occasional cup of hot tea, coffee, Apple Cider, and Dark Chocolate cocoa, however, may possibly boost the mood and help with some winter related symptoms.

Hot cocoa and Apple cider

Hot drinks on a cold day can warm the body and apple cider is an inexpensive way to ward off the winter blues. After daylight saving time, it is darker earlier in the evenings. Why from head to toe. They give a feeling of well-being and relaxation. Drinking dark chocolate cocoa and en you factor in the cold weather as well as the holidays, this is just too much for many individuals. Slowing down to drink something warm is a good idea, especially if you pair it with a delicious snack and a good movie.

There is also the additional benefit of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are in the cocoa and apple cider. This is why having a drink or two of these beverages is a good idea.

Reading a book while sipping on your favorite hot drink may also help to relax and calm the effects of the winter season. Those who are under the care of a doctor should always talk to their physician about any changes but may find that drinking cocoa or cider may add to their relaxation.

Coffee and tea are beneficial

Coffee and tea are beverages that people drink all year round but after daylight saving time, these hot drinks can soothe and relax just like cocoa and cider.

Coffee can warm you up on cold mornings but because of the caffeine may not be helpful at night. Decaffeinated and herbal teas are beneficial any time of the day or night. Make sure to keep plenty on hand and make use of them. A steaming cup of tea while watching a favorite movie or reading a good book should keep your mind off of the dark evenings and cold weather.

You can take your pick of these four beverages or keep them all on hand. Drink them throughout the day and evening whenever you can. Tates and feel the benefits for yourself of having a warm drink on a cold day. Coffee, dark chocolate, tea and hot apple cider should help you relax and move through the winter and holiday season until spring.