While we embrace the new normal, working from home and experiment DIY diets to boost immunity and take utmost precautions from catching any viral flu or fever, sometimes it's better to stick to our roots and remind ourselves about the simple yet effective life hacks given by our grandmothers. This World Health Day, as we continue to take care of our health and keep finding new ways to battle the current situation, let's look at 4 effective Dadi ke Nuskhes that she still swears by for good health, and building a strong immune system:
Here Are 4 Dadi Ke Nuskhes For Good Health And Immunity:
1) Grounded Cloves
Cloves have always been a traditional ingredient in many Indian households and also make it in our dadi's cookbook for relishing recipes. Apart from its strong essence and taste-maker properties, it is also a health-boosting food. Cloves help in controlling bacterial growth, reducing stomach ulcers and promote bone health. If you suffer from acidity, suck on a piece of clove slowly after meals. This will help improve digestion and give instant relief from acidity. We can add ground cloves into our favourite curries, desserts and chutneys to give them that distinctive flavour while also encashing on its health benefits.
2) Boost Immunity with 100% Pure Honey
Honey is beneficial as it is a rich source of vitamins and phenolic compounds like flavanols, flavones, benzoic acid that provide anti-oxidants. Honey in its purest form is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial thus helping fight infections. A simple yet effective use of honey is to mix juice of onion and honey in equal quantities and take two spoons of this mixture for a few days to lower blood pressure. You can also add a hint of honey in your immunity boosting shots and turmeric latte to start your day right in the new normal.
Honey contains natural anti-oxidants that helps build immunity and support overall health and hence is a good substitute for sugar when used in moderate amounts.
Honey is a natural ingredient widely used for weight management, boosting immunity, DIY face and hair masks for that radiant glow and also as a healthy sweetening-alternative in our favourite deserts. Identifying pure honey has become increasingly important in these tough times where we can get maximum benefits from this golden traditional superfood. We should always go for FSSAI approved honey, for 100% surety look out for the NMR approved mark i.e. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance technology which ensures unadulterated honey including no added sugar ensuring 100% purity. NMR is seen as the gold-standard for testing for adulteration in honey.
3) Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil for Clear Skin & Glowing Hair
While we are all aware of the healthy benefits VCNO has to offer for our immunity boosting demands and weight management goals, cold pressed virgin coconut oil also plays an important role in skincare and hair care. While we enter a digital era to implement the trending DIY Face/Hair masks that we can easily adapt from our favourite insta-bloggers, our dadis have age-old techniques that still stand relevant today. Just take coconut oil and onion juice in equal quantities and apply on the hair. Massage for a few minutes and leave for 30 minutes. Wash off with shampoo. It stops hair fall, works as a great moisturiser, and gives a nice shine to the hair. Apart from this, VCNO has 60% more MCT's to boost our efforts to lead a healthy life moderating our food-intake and keeping a check on the calorie counter.
4) Ginger-Cinnamon-Tulsi (GCT) decoction
This decoction helps improve our digestion and flushes out toxins from the body. These ingredients have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which help fight infection, thus boosting immunity. It is highly recommended to add 7-8 tulsi leaves, 1/2 inch of grated ginger and 2 pinches of cinnamon in 2 glasses of water. Boil the water till it reduces to 1 glass. Squeeze half lemon into it. Drink this water as soon as you wake up in the morning to tackle morning fatigue, weight management issues and boost immunity.
While we all love to turn to our gadgets for instant solutions, sometimes the easiest and worthy solutions are right in our kitchens. This World Health Day, let's strive to include these simple ingredients in our diets and take small steps towards a healthier future.
As we make space for more trending diets and skincare routines, let's try to find more ways to stick to our roots and include these 4 age-old dadi ke nuskhes to celebrate health and wellness, this World Health Day. Let's strive to lead a healthier and happier life using some of these basic, simple secret hacks that are budget-friendly and easily available in most Indian households since ancient times.