Friday, July 25, 2014

Live Healthy this Winter..!

As the arctic air keeps on bringing brutal temperatures to a large part of the United States, people can do more to keep warm besides wearing a coat, hat and gloves.
A variety of foods can help the body stay warm during these winter months.

1. Ginger
Ginger not only helps the body stay warm, but it also helps boost the immune and digestive systems.

2. Coconut Oil
Fats in general, such as coconut oil, keep the body warm through metabolizing, Nicholds said.

3. Cinnamon and other spices
You don't want things too spicy because spices such as cayenne can make you sweat and cause you to lose heat, Nicholds said.

4. Whole grains
Eaten hot, rolled oats, brown rice, millet and other whole grains give immediate warmth and also provide needed complex carbohydrates to fuel the body's engine.
Hot soup
Hot Soup
colder weather.

5. Hot soups
Hot soups seem obviously for the winter months, but the timing of the foods are important, too, Nicholds said.
A salad, for instance, can be eaten during the afternoon when the body is at its warmest.

  • Healthy Winter Foods for Breakfast
Avoid Caffeine. Substitute to herbal tea with ginger and Tulsi. it increases immunity against cold and heals cough and flu. Avoid fruit juices and go for vegetables, chicken or mushroom soup. Citrus foods are abundant in winter, consume them as much as you like. Orange, carrots, grapes and apples are high in nutrients and have a decent amount of anti-oxidants.

  • Healthy Winter Foods for Lunch
Eat vegetables and lots of them, together with brown rice, lentils, chapati. Add ginger, onions, coriander leaves and garlic to season them. Squeezing some lemons and adding cut tomatoes make them tasty and healthy at the same time. Ginger helps to maintain your body temperature and gives quick heal against cold. Refrain from oily foods, alcohols, eggs and sodas. Use olive oil to make your food more healthy.

  • Healthy Winter Foods for Dinner
Dinner should be as light and as oil-free as possible. Green veggies and soup is perfect. While going to bed, eat a handful of nuts - 4 almonds, 4 cashew nuts and a chestnut, then drink a tall glass of warm milk with honey and a little turmeric powder. You'll not only be giving your body a boost of fiber but also a good night's sleep. This will maintain your sugar level and metabolism for all night long.

Friday, July 4, 2014

It's Independence Day!

Hey all! This is just to wish you a very happy rest of your week, an amazing Independence Day (to our USA readers!)

"Let freedom never perish in your hands."

Fourth of July is here… Time to paint the day RED, WHITE and BLUE… Make a queue for the barbeque, have fun at the parade and enjoy the fireworks!