Win health this winter
Dr. Rani Bhutada& Meghna Kumare , NAGPUR
Nutrition &Wellness Experts
After scorching heat that takes away water from the body & appetite too and the rattling rain that cause retention of water in the body & dampens the digestion in our body, here comes winter. It’s time to win health this end winter.
We need fats to generate heat so that we can keep ourselves warm. We need good fats indeed for this. So this is a good time to put right fuel into our body engines and so that it speeds up well on the way to good health. Good health can be adjudged primarily by one’s appetite, sleep, bowels and work efficiency.
Ideally heavy food stuffs should be consumed in first half of day followed by tapering meals as day passes by.
You should use grains like bajri & rajgira. You should have vegetable soups and stews, herbal tea etc.Fruitslike papaya,guava,oranges, sweet lime, grapes, pears, cranberries, gooseberries, zizyphus( Ber), sugar cane are all delicious recipes of our mother nature. Extra serving of nuts like walnuts,cashews,dried coconut and peanuts is welcome. Enhance the goodness of these recipes with a splash of spices since these are said to be very rich in antioxidants and improve immunity. Spices like garlic, ginger, pepper, cinnamon, bay leaves & cloves can be used as per taste.Cheese, virgin olive oil, mustard oil, flaxseeds, countryside cow’s ghee and butter are sought after fats in winters. Optimum oil intake keeps our skin soft, supple and glowing and our hair healthy!
You can have herbal tea like fenugreek n cinnamon tea, green tea, honey ginger turmeric mix, tulsi leaves, ajwain halwa, rich gravies, curries, Chawanprash.
With all the cheer and merry time, the cosy winter is supposed to be appropriate season for conceiving babies with healthy life.
Winter is the time to repair, recover, rejuvenate our health and replenish our body reserves for rest of the year. This increases our immunity that is our resistance against various diseases. Don’t miss a chance to win health this winter!!