6 TIPS to stay healthy this summer

The Summer is arrived and we can feel the heat not only from the sunrays but also for the current Covid scenario which is driving everyone crazy resulting in social distancing and quarantine way. So this post will provide you with 7 tips to stay healthy this summer.

Tip no 1- Stay Hydrated

Most of people forget the importance of staying hydrated. It is us of utmost importance to drink water at regular intervals to avoid dehydration. Not only for dehydration but drinking sufficient water is extremely beneficial for our skin.

I would suggest couple of glass of water immediately after you wake up. If not two atleast a glass should form part of your morning routine. Dont forget to carry a bottle of Aqua wherever you travel. Also having warm water with a kiss of turmeric is one of the solution to avoid COVID 19.

Tip no 2 – Avoid/Curtail Alcohol consumption

Who doesn’t like to party with friends with good food and pint of beer along. But during summer avoid alcohol as not only it increases the body temperature but makes you more urinate throwing the fluids from your body. This is one of the best tip of the 6 tips to stay healthy this summer.

Tip no 3 -Sleep Well

An 8 hour long sleep is must for your body to get rejuvenation and focus on the work. Many people in summer suffer from sleep problem due to humidity. Though not 8 hours but atleast 6 hours undisturbed sleep is suffice for one to be active for the whole day. Remember not quantity but quality is important.

Tip no 4- Have regular Ligher meals

Not only you have to to feed your stomach with less alcohol but you need to go light on your food too especially during dinner. Having junk food or heavy meals make you feel overload resulting in lack of quality sleep.

Some suggestions for light food could be having salads, refreshing smoothies or veggie rich meal. Avoid spicy food too as it leads to acidity thereby compelling you to take medication/anti acidity stuff. One can have small chunks of food every 2 hours if required to not overload our digestion system.

Tip no 5- Intake Fresh Fruits

Nothing can beat like having fresh fruits in the summer. Fruits are usually cool in nature thus boosting your immune system in the summer. Not only this but there are so much variety in fruits that there is one for everyone for their taste.

Instead of filling your stomach with junk foods, I would recommend you guys to have a fruit. In case you dont like raw fruits, then you can definitely have fruit smoothies or juices to impress your taste buds. Lastly fruits don’t create a big hole in your pocket too.

Tip no 6 – Have Healthy Diet

I don’t need to explain about this because nowadays people are so conscious about their diet but still would recommend people to have foods with sufficient nutrients to fulfil their needs. A proper diet would comprise of having vital nutrients like protiens, calcium, vitamins, fiber and other minerals required for your body.

I would suggest intake of various nuts and dryfuits which can boost one immune system. Also to fight a dreaded virus like corona one needs to have a good immunity system. You can have Cashews, Almonds, Figs and other tropical fruits to complete your diet. Nuts usually contained unsaturated fats which gives us energy for our daily activities.

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So friends these were my 6 tips to stay healthy this summer. Hope you have liked this post. Do post your comments and like the post.

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Why is Makhana superfood?

Foxnuts

Of lately I am getting to hear lot about Makhana from these diet enthusiasts. Most dietician include Makhana in the their diet plan to customers. But why is Makhana superfood? Lets find it out

Makhana Superfood (Fox Nuts)

Makhanas are white coloured light snack with loads of nutrients which are very good for health. Commonly known as Lotus seeds or Fox nuts, Makhana are used in various recipes and Indian cuisine. Not only for consumption purpose but makhana is also used for medicinal properties.

Makhana do look like seed with some colour in it. Check out the picture.

Now after checking out the pic, lets dive into the benefits of having Makhana.

Benefits of Makhana

While NO doubt about that Makhana is a superfood with extremely low impact in your wallet. So here we discuss why this item should be in your list of diet food.

Nutritional value of Makhana

With around 9 gms of Protein in every 100 gm of Makhana and 14.5 gms of fibre, Makhana can really suffice your nutritional needs. Eating Makhana will make you full and curtail your need of appetite.

Apart from Protein and fibre, Makhana is a very good source of Pottasium, sodium and Phosporus.

Anti-Ageing Food

Everyone likes to look young and many people achieve that task. But when you check the diet list of such people you will find that these people consume lot of foods which are anti-oxidants. Makhana makes one of the great anti oxidant foods. Eating a handful of foxnuts will keep your skin glow and younger.

Gradual release of Glucose

Do you know whenever glucose remains in your body you will not be feeling hungry? I guess thats what happen when we are in hospital and doctor gives us various NS and DS bottle through IV’s. Bad example isnt it?

But thats what Makhana does. Makhana having low glycemic index release gradually the glucose to the body thus giving you a feeling of full for longer period of time

Anti- inflammable

Fox nuts are blessed with natural compund which reduces inflammation in our body. But how inflammation affects our body?. It does!

Various diseases like diabetes, arthrities, rheumatism and others are the consequences of inflammation. So Makhana not only makes you fit but also is a precautionary food for your body.

Gluten Free Snack

Makhana is a gluten free snack which can be consumed without any worries. Many people have allergies with food types which even they dont know. This is due to presence of gluten which cause some reactions and allergies in the body.

Munching on Makhana will never affect your body especially allergies. Hey but did I say that Makhana are extremely tasty to consume so you can enjoy without any worry for cheat days.

Extremely Beneficial for Heart

Our heart requires two componet regulary for proper functioning and that is magnesium and pottassium. Magnesium is extremely necessary for proper functioning of your heartbeat and Pottasium keeps your blood pressure in check.

I have already informed you about the contents in the 1st point that Makhana is store of minerals and magnesium and pottasium is one of the ingredient which exits. So having few Makhanas a day means serving your heart a healthy food.

Recipes of Makhana

Though Makhanas are tasteless, you can still enjoy Makhana in various gravies and foods. Some of which are mentioned hereSpicy Roasted Makhana

Spicy Roasted Makhana – You can take normal Makhanas and roast them. Along with roasting you can blend them with various spices like greenchilli, chat masala, etc. This will definitely up your taste buds.

Palak Makhana Recipe (Spinach gravy) – Well I too dont know how this is made but it seems really very tasty. Check it out in Google and decide

Makhana Kheer (Sweet Desert) – As told earlier that Makhana is neutral taste food, you can include it in your lunch or in desserts. So a Makhana Kheer is ideally the best desert you can have. This dish will give you all the nutrients present in Makhana with an addition of Milk calcium.

There are still lot of dishes which can be made with Makhana, I will stop here. But you dont stop guys having your superfood i.e. Makhana. Just keep savouring it in your diet and be healthy.

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Walnuts for Weight loss

Walnut for weight loss

Nowadays one trend where everyone is obsessed is their weight loss. Such is a craze that weight loss is equivalent to beauty. All this frenzy has surged the demands for dieticians and health planners. But if you check any diet plan, one thing these health managers specify is intake of Nuts. Among them Walnut stands the best chance among dry fruits to be in the list. So are Walnuts for weight loss? Lets check it out.

Walnuts (Akhrod in Hindi)

Walnuts are single seed food found in shell mostly in Northern areas of India. Not only India but they are also native to China, Iran and North America.

Inside the shell of the walnut you can find two pieces of walnut kernels which is somewhat round in shape. However the design of Walnut is such that it somewhat resembles the human brain. Dont believe, check it out?

Walnuts for weight loss

Is it not resembling like a human brain in brown colour?

The shell of Walnut is really hard to break so you need to take assistance of something hard to break it down.

Trivia time – I have seen many households in India (including me) breaking walnuts from side of the door. You just have to keep Walnut between the space of door and support of door and close the door. Viola!! Your walnut is ready to Eat.

Caution – Beware of your fingers while doing the above Indian method to break almonds. Suggested an adult to be with any kids for this method

Walnuts for Weight Loss

Why Walnuts is prescribed for Weight Loss.

  1. Walnuts are different from other nuts. Walnuts contain Polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) which keeps fat control in check . Study suggests diet rich in high PUFA’s lowers down the hormone called ghrelin which signals the body to feel hungry
  2. Walnuts are great antioxidants which reduces inflammation thus improving metabolism rate further reducing extra calories and fats.
  3. Walnuts are rich in Fiber hence whenever you consume walnut in correct proportion you feel lot fuller thus eliminating the hunger.
  4. Walnuts are great in producing of melatonin which helps in a great sleep. And a good sleep is a sure shot ways of reducing weight
  5. While many suffer from high blood pressure and heart ailments, walnuts encourage lipid supply resulting in control of cholestrol. Hence it is helpful in avoiding cardiac ailments.

Content of Walnuts (Technical)

Walnut for weight loss
Disclaimer -The above values are taken from Recipal. Please check the values in each pack you consume

Eating Walnuts are plain boring

I agree that eating walnut alone is boring and that too on a daily basis. Walnut dont taste either sour or sweet so consuming them regularly would not be preferred by everyone. So how can one eat Walnuts for weight loss

In India, it is usually recommended eating Walnuts with raisins. Raisins could be black or golden anyone which you prefer. Having sweet taste of raisin with a tasteless Walnuts adds more value to your nutrition. Also eating raisins eliminate the crib of sweetness.

However Walnuts can be used in many other deserts and dishes. Some of them are

Walnut Cake

Walnut Choco chip Cookies

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Walnut Cheese Pasta Salad

Yummy Cheese Walnut Salad

Walnut Cottage Cheese Burger (Bhai Paneer in Hindi)

Now dont ask me about the recipes of these delicious recipes. I am myself munching these while writing this article. So you can always check Youtube for recipes of these wonderful meals.

However the list of Walnut use in our diet is not exhaustive. There is lot more you can do to add Walnut in your daily diet.

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Flavoured Cashew nuts are the new snack

cashew nuts

It is known that Cashew nuts are one of the good source of fiber and protein. But many don’t like the flavour of cashews. Also it is been assumed that eating cashews can pile your weight on.

To a certain extent it is true, that too much cashew munching might put your scales up but then excess of milk consumption is also not good. Our life is such that everything should be in moderation and balanced.

Cashew nuts

So what are the benefits of Cashews?

Extremely Beneficial for skin – Cashews are rich source of Zinc, magnesium and iron. Not only it helps in getting the complexion of skin glow but it also helps in stop ageing and reducing wrinkles.

It prevents hair loss – In todays world, who doesnt require lustrous hair especially women. So here is the product which actually promotes good hair growth. Yes, you heard it right. Cashews are extremely beneficial for hair. Regular consumption of cashews prevents premature greying of hairs.

Reduction in Blemishes– If you want to remove the unwanted blemishes without using any cosmetic or artificial products, then cashew is your choice of food to help that. Rich in Vitamin C, this nut can help you to get rid of blemishes and tan. After all who doesn’t like flawless skin.

Good for one’s eyes – One of the most vital part of our body is our eyes. Not only it has to be protected from over exposure but have to take care of it. Harmful UV rays and exposure to technological devices hamper our vision. Cashew nuts, is one of the powerhouse of anti oxidants called ZeaXanthin. This pigments helps to form protective layer around Retina and prevents our eyes from UV rays.

Now as you know Cashews are beneficial, dont munch on Cashews like peanuts. You have to have a limited consumption on daily basis to get the maximum benefit. Normally it is suggested to have 28 gms of Cashews as ideal single serving size.

Instead of eating junk foods in snack time, one can have cashews as a better alternative to such foods. But weight is not your problem then you can always snack your favourite Cashews at any time

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