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Infused Water – Reality Or Myth

Here is another new buzz, ‘infused water’. The first thing that comes to our mind when we feel thirsty is ‘water’. Keeping yourself hydrated is very important and not to forget that water is the most important nutrient. No doubt water is the best choice but drinking plain water every day is just like eating the same food every day – boring and monotonous. Of course, we do not eat the same food every day then why same plain water every day?

So avoid the boredom and at the same time fill your bottle not just with water but loads of vitamins, minerals and taste. Here is a very refreshing as well as healthy alternative- INFUSED WATER

Infused water is good for hydration, energy and detoxification. It’s an easier way to achieve your recommended daily water intake. 

Infusing water with a little flavour is really simple. Fill a pitcher with water, add thinly sliced fruits, fragrant herbs or spices, and chill in the refrigerator.

We all are well aware that dehydration is linked to headaches, muscle fatigue, obesity, poor gut health and lethargy. Infused water is an amazing and fun-filled way to hydrate your body and infusing your water with fruits, herbs, or flowers not only improve the flavour, but also add essential vitamins that help your body.

This is a natural and economical option compared to sodas and aerated drinks which are packed with preservatives, high amount of refined sugars, chemicals, and artificial colours. 

Infused water also curbs your appetite, stimulates your immune system, helps in weight management, prevents acidity/heartburn and also regulates your blood glucose levels.

Infused water gives a boost of energy, kick-starts your metabolism and also a very natural way to detox your system.

Also, it’s an amazing way to incorporate vitamins and minerals in your child’s diet.

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Stay Healthy This Diwali!!!

During Diwali we tend to eat a lot of sweets; we should keep a check on our health and weight. Foods should be enjoyed in small amounts. Here are few tips to stay healthy for Diwali. Pre-Diwali party: Pre-Diwali parties are something one can’t avoid and most parties have fried foods and lots of sweets. Eating a heavy meal slows down the metabolism. Choose salads, soups, fruits, grilled and roasted foods. Have a light meal before you go for a party that will help you to stay full and will not indulge in wrong foods.

If its Diwali or Christmas, continue with your exercise: During Diwali and for a month after Diwali, increase the duration of your exercise by 15 minutes. It is better to stay active and fit to keep the weight gain away.

Pick Low-fat, Low-sugar Ingredients:
All of us usually make sweets at home for Diwali. Choose ingredients that are low in fat and sugar content so that the end-product is healthy. Be careful about not getting fooled by the “low-fat” label on your ingredients. 

Use Less Oil:
A list of delicious food has been prepared for the guest; just make sure you cook them in a limited quantity of oil. Having the “occasional” fried food gives you more cholesterol. Even occasional oily food should be less on oil.

Stay Hydrated 

During the festival season, its snack time and you can’t refuse your guest by saying I am on diet.  A glass of water is enough to make your stomach partially full and hence, you will eat less. This way, you limit your calorie intake.

Eat Consciously:

Be conscious of what you eat during festivals. You can also attend an extra workout session after the gala ends. It’s you who will decide the quantity of meals eat either a healthy or unhealthy meal in portions.

Alternatives to Sweets:

This Diwali instead of following the tradition of serving the guest sweets, serve health snacks like roasted dry snacks, dry fruits, fruits, nuts etc.

Post Diwali:

After Diwali every one wants to lose that extra weight & go for a detox. You have to understand your body. Detoxification is good for cleansing but it’s not the one stop solution. Detox cannot be followed for many days. It can be done for 3 days. Follow a healthy balanced diet .intake more of fruits and vegetable, fresh vegetable juice which give more fibers, eat less salt and sleep well. A rested body will  absorb the right food and  digest well and which will promote weight loss.