BEAT THE BLOAT

Has this ever happened to you- you wake up ion the morning with a distinct puffiness where there wasn’t puffiness before…..a belly that may look rounder or a face that may look fuller, but you can’t figure out why? Or it’s the end of the day and you’ve come back from work and are about to change into your clothes for the night, and you do a double take. Did your shirt fit that snugly when you left? No, it didn’t. Something has changed. And it’s you. While bloating may be more common than you think,it’s also easier to get rid of than you think. There are two main kinds of bloating, and it depends on two things; what you did the day before, and what you did on the day itself….?  YOU WAKE UP BLOATED If you wake up feeling bloated in the morning,it means your body is retaining water,and this could be usually due to something you did or didn’t do the day before,you drank too much coffee or aerated drinks,you drank alcohol , consumed excess salt or didn’t get enough water. Coffee or anything with caffeine, and alcohol,dehydrates your body as much as not drinking water does. When your body senses it’s not getting enough water, it panics and hangs on to whatever little you give it- thinking you’ve forgotten about hydrating it. Lack of sleep could also lead to bloating, as can PMS or being on your period.  YOU SLEEP BLOATED This is the kind bloating that happens on the same day, and could be due to many reason  like- Drinking tea with milk on an empty stomach first thing in the morning . Drinking aerated beverages . Eating pulse ,dairy products or grains that don’t suit you. Gorging on food packed with extra masalas /excess oils. Eating too much. This is the build-up that many associate with gas. It enters your bowels when bacteria in your large intestine try to break down undigested foods that it couldn’t in your small intestine. Certain foods are simply harder to breakdown. Avoid foods that you think  make you gassy,  drink anywhere between 8-12 glasses of water a day, get your eight hours of sleep ,and eat small frequent meals. 

IMMUNITY BOOSTER

Garlic is grown in most parts of the world and is commonly used as a seasoning. It comes from the onion family and the allicin compound present in garlic gives it its distinct odour. It also contains sulphur compounds which have proven to have some astonishing medicinal properties. Why garlic should be a staple ingredient in meals- it has a plethora of anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. If there is one food that actually deserves the ‘detox’ tag, it has to be garlic. There are several research papers available…

7 Secrets of Yogic Nutrition

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Talking About the Fresh Meals

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Why You May Not Be Losing Weight?

Are you doing all the right things and still finding it difficult to shed those pounds? We call them “derailment factors” that can sabotage your weight loss resulting in frustration and low motivation levels. Skipping your breakfast or having a skimy breakfast. Thyroid imbalance. High intake of G.I. foods (glycemic index), such as white sugar, white flour, baked and processed goods. Consuming aerated drinks. Your workout has gotten monotonous and your body is used to the pace. Mix it up with interval or high-intensity training. You are eating “low-fat foods”.…