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Foods to be Included in your Diet

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Welcome back to my page. Hope you all are doing, here are some healthy foods which will help you to stay healthy and mentally fit. Since, monsoon has started pouring in and it  change from extreme hot to pleasant and refreshing rainy season is surely soothing. But, rains also bring along its share of health concerns. From food poisoning, diarrhea, infections, cold, and flu to many other health risks, we can fall prey to a host of health issues in this season. And, when COVID-19 is wreaking havoc all over the world, monsoons could be even more dangerous to your health. Therefore, you need to make sure that the food you eat strikes the best balance between nutrition and immunity.

Immunity being the keyword in the current scenario, all we want now is to ensure that our innate immune system can take care of itself. So, eating right and being positive is the best way to go. Here we have rounded up some  food items that you should include in your monsoon diet to keep your immune system at its best!
1 Turmeric 
Turmeric  Drink  as Haldi-Doodh at bedtime, add turmeric powder to your everyday food, or have freshly grated ginger-turmeric blend as a sidekick to your platter; turmeric, in any form, is excellent for your health. Not only during the monsoons, but it should be your go-to in every season.

It has antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial properties. No wonder turmeric is called the golden spice of the kitchen. Not only does it boost your natural immunity, but it takes care of your overall health.

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2  Lemon: Pulp + Zest
Lemon: Pulp + Zest
Lemon is pure vitamin C, and it is great for your immunity, the need of the hour. It fights infections, eases digestion, strengthens bones, and does a lot more good things for your body.  lemon pulp+lemon zest is an incredible addition to your monsoon diet. Sprinkle lemon juice on your food, grind lemon zest to a dish, or simply drink a glass of lemonade and for lemonade recipes (  this citrusy delight will take care of your nutrition and immunity.
3 Indian masala chai
Indian masala chai
When the perfect olio of spices, like ginger, clove, cinnamon, cardamom, tulsi leaves, and dried black pepper, goes into the boiling water with the right proportion of tea leaves and milk, a natural immunity-boosting brew goes in the making.

Cardamom and cloves are effective against many infections, and peppercorns prevent and soothe symptoms like cold and flu. Cinnamon is a bank of medicinal and anti-inflammatory properties too. So, even if you are not a tea drinker, consider masala tea as a medical concoction and steer the side effects of monsoon away.

                                               Masala Chai Recipe- Straight from your Favourite Tea Stalls


4 Nuts and dry fruits
Nuts and dry fruits

Munching on dates, almonds, and walnuts is a good idea, no matter what the season. However, as these nuts are rich in vitamins and minerals, these are great options to add to your monsoon diet.  Also, Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, which helps in keeping your cells healthy.

 If you are thinking of binge eating replace junk food and add nuts, dry fruits and seeds in your diet and make your nutrition complete with the bliss of immunity.

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5 Ginger

Ginger is an excellent herb with antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. It is also rich in antioxidants. No wonder, it is a go-to remedy for cold and cough, sore throat, body ache, among others, integral to every household. Ginger is also useful in boosting your immunity level. You can have it by steeping in water as ginger tea, or add it to soups and curries or have it with turmeric and milk as a soothing Haldi doodh.

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 So, always remember, your nutrition and immunity depends on the food you eat. Therefore, you should be conscious of what you are feeding in. In this tough time of the pandemic, when keeping your immunity uptight is highly crucial, do have a focus on your diet and safety as well.

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Some natural ways to give your hair a detox

Some natural ways to give your hair a detox
Just like the body and its internal systems, the also hair needs a break and a detox from time to time. When we expose it to too much dirt, pollution, sunlight and dust, the hair starts to lose its natural shine. And all the chemical products that you add to the scalp to get rid of the grime, only ends up worsening its quality. This is why mothers and grandmothers always insist on using homemade, natural remedies for hair care. And, if you are looking for ways to give your hair a new lease of life, here are some simple DIY detoxes that you ought to know about. Read on.
Honey shampoo:-
OHH Yeah, you read that right.
·     one tablespoon of raw honey
·     three tablespoons of filtered water
·     a little bit of an essential oil of your choice.
Procedure: –
Begin by adding the honey to the water and then mix them well. Then, on your wet hair and scalp, apply the mixture and add the essential oil, too. Massage well and concentrate more on the scalp. Once you are done, rinse your hair off with cold or lukewarm water.
Honey is considered to be great for the hair, the skin and the overall health. While the transition may be a little weird in the beginning, from your regular shampoo to honey shampoo, you will notice that the difference is positive and pretty clear, too.
Cucumber and lemon:-

Yes, they are edible foods that are mostly consumed as salads, but can also be considered for a quick and a natural hair clean-up. In summers, every Indian kitchen will stock up on both cucumbers and lemons.
  • one large lemon 
  • a medium sized cucumber
  • essential oil of your choice
 Peel both the lemon and the cucumber, and then cut them into small pieces. Add the essential oils to them and make a mixture. If you want to make a paste you can, provided the consistency is even, like your regular shampoo. Apply it on the scalp and rinse well after a few minutes. It will help you get rid of the scalp dirt, stickiness and greasiness. It also promises to promote healthy hair growth, and remove dandruff.
You can use it as often as you would use your regular shampoo.

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