Tips to beat the smog effects - few preventive measures

Tips to beat the smog effects

By Ambika Niranjan  on: 10 November 2017
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The simple things in the routine to follow that can help you beat the pollution (the so called smog)

1. Start your day with a warm glass of water with half a lemon freshly squeezed into it – The source of Vitamin C.
2. Consuming a few tulsi leaves will help you keep the infections at bay.
3. Keep consuming magnesium rich foods like almonds, cashews and walnuts.
4. Keep sipping warm water or warm fluids throughout the day.
5. People suffering from any kind of respiratory infections, restrict yourself stepping out and consume packaged foods.
6. Buying any vegetables from local vendor on the road side, please clean them thoroughly before consuming.
7. A tea made of tulsi leaf, dry ginger powder and black pepper will help you with good digestion and prevents from flu.
8. Consume Turmeric milk at night before sleeping, to keep inflammation away and will fight with the infections (not for pregnant ladies).
9. Swap your sugar in the tea with jaggery. Jaggery loaded with antioxidants and minerals like zinc and selenium will help prevent free radicals.
10.Keep yourself well hydrated.
11. The weather should not be the reason for you not working out. Just switch to indoor workouts

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14 November 2017
The day celebrated as “World Diabetes Day” all over the world, India celebrates this day as Children’s day. The children who are going to be the new you and me tomorrow, who are going to take over and rule the world. The children who will suffer from all the chronic disorders like diabetes, if not looked after well today. Diabetes: A metabolic disorder characterized by high blood sugar levels as the insulin secreted is inefficient to do its work. The type 2 diabetes (which occurs later in life) most common type seen is not only arising due to genetic factors, also due to environmental factors like obesity, overeating, lack of exercise, stress and aging.  “It’s not that diabetes, heart disease and obesity runs in your family. It’s that no one runs in your family.” – Tony Robbins. Remember this next time before you tell someone that “I got diabetes as a gift from my ancestors – it’s hereditary.” In the today’s era of modernization, we have left behind everything that our parents taught us and the one factor that has been affected majorly is our food eating habits. We have moved our weekly dine-outs from Indian restaurants to Fat food chains who might have stocked up their cooked food from days to weeks. The snacks for kids have changed from dry fruits, fruits, nuts, makhana, chikki to chocolates, granola bars, wafers, instant and other processed foods. The tiffin of school going have been upgraded negatively from Roti sabzi, paratha, dal rice to sandwiches, bread jam, burgers, pizzas, etc. The water used for hydrating kids in the summers have changed from nimbu paani, naariyal paani, sugarcane juice to aerated drinks, colas, fruit crushes loaded with sugar and preservatives. And, to combat the increasing weight of the children- they are put on diets full of oats, quinoa, salads, soups, meal replacers which not only hamper their nourishment in the growing age but also, leads to many other metabolic disorders with age. So, here are some tips that can be followed as a routine for the proper growth and nourishment of the children. – Start their day with a glass full of warm water – this will boost their metabolism and get their organs working fine. Breakfast can be 2 boiled eggs, freshly home made poha, upma, paratha, dosa, idli. Mid-morning- peanut chikki, jaggery chikki, salads, fruits (make it into rainbow colors to attract the kids and supply all the nutrients). Lunch can be roti, rice, seasonal vegetable, khichdi, bajra khichdi, ragi dosa. Evening snack – Milk (trying to avoid the packaged ones), fox nuts, dry fruits, nuts. Dinner – Keep it same as lunch. Give the kids lots of water throughout the day to keep them well hydrated. Non-vegetarians can give chicken/fish/eggs in the meal. For the better IQ improvement of the kids, Fish or Flaxseed can be given as a source of Omega-3. Encourage them to involve in sports and playing outdoors in their free hour. Let’s together make this a better place for our children to live in. Let’s together make this a diabetes free world for our children. All it takes is, growing our children the way we grew; giving them the foods to eat, our parents gave us as a kid. Happy children’s Day to all those beautiful and innocent flowers who will grow into sweet fruits tomorrow.  
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