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Introducing The MetabolismResetDiet: The Healthiest Way to Lose Weight

The last few months have been especially stressful, and junk food has been too close at hand, as we work from home. 

The MetabolismReset Diet makes it easy to shed unwanted pounds and build lean muscle through plant-based protein sources, in as little as two weeks.

If you want to lose weight, boost your immunity, and have more energy, this is the diet for you. You’ll eat healthy holistic approach based meals and snacks consisting of mostly vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes for 14 days, and watch the pounds drop off. We went to a successful certified holistic Nutritionist, Priyanshi Bhatnagar, to create this effective plan just for you.

On the MetabolismReset Diet, you can lose fat and keep it off for good, while eating naturally metabolism-boosting foods that give you all-day energy to work out, stay focused, and feel amazing–never hungry or deprived. Get the whole diet on your phone, computer, and as a beautiful e-plan in PDF form to download, print out, and keep handy. Plus, we’ll send you an email every week with the recipes, nutrition tips, and secrets to your success.

On the 14-Day MetabolismReset Diet, you’ll lose weight and feel amazing!

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The MetabolismReset Diet Works!

How do we know? Because we tried it.

Fad diets don’t work. What does? A healthy diet of mostly whole foods that grow in the ground and full of healthy filling fiber, immune-boosting antioxidants and energy providing whole grains, plus heart-healthy fats that help your body rev up its fat-burning engines.

The MetabolismReset Diet was created by a certified holistic Nutritionist, Priyanshi Bhatnagar and author of successful nutrition book featuring how to establish a healthy relationship with food and she are here to guide you through the next two weeks of healthy eating designed for weight loss.

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The MetabolismReset Diet is so easy and effective, in just 14 days you will be able to feel the difference, as your clothes will be looser, your bloat gone, the scale will start to move in the right direction, and keep going. This is the only diet plan you’ll ever need since it’s the one you want to stick with, for lasting results. This plan lets you eat three meals and a snack a day, of delicious, high-fiber plant-based foods including smoothies, veggie toast, and porridge bowls, all while losing weight without going hungry.

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9 Healthy Sandwich Spread Recipes For Your Weight Loss

For many people, bread is a dietary staple.

We eat it in the morning (in toast form), in the afternoon (to hold together a sandwich) and with the evening meal (for dipping).

Sandwiches are one of the most popular snack foods out there. They’re easy to make, are ready in minutes and are just perfect for calming your hunger pangs for a short while.

But sandwiches can add up to your daily calorie count very quickly. For one, the bread used in sandwiches, if made from processed flour, can be bad for your diet.

Sandwich

Another ingredient that may add a high amount of calories to your sandwiches is the spread. Sandwich spreads that you normally buy from the supermarket and grocery stores may have high amounts of salt, trans fats and hidden sugar.

Also read : Types of salt

Not to mention, these sandwich spreads may contain artificial flavours and preservatives that could take a toll on your overall health.

If you’re on a low-calorie diet and want a way to make your sandwiches healthier, you need to ditch those store-bought spreads right away. There are several other nutritious alternatives to these sandwich spreads that you can use instead.

Here are the 9 Healthiest Spreads for Your Toast

1.Smashed Avocado instead of Margarine

This savoury fruit has a creamy texture and can be spiced with several spices and herbs. Avocado mash works as a great healthy spread for both sweet and savoury sandwiches.

Guacamole recipe

You might not be an avocado fan but you can still give guacamole a chance. And trust us you are going to love it. Guacamole is nothing but mashed avocado with some seasoning, finely chopped onions and tomatoes, and a hint of lime. All this is mixed and can be used as a spread on crisply toasted bread. Ahh, heaven!

How to make guacamole at home:

In a large bowl, combine avocados, lime juice, cilantro, onion, jalapeño and salt. Stir, then slowly turn the bowl as you run a fork through the avocados (this will ensure the mixture stays chunky). Once it’s reached your desired consistency, season with more salt if needed.

2. Hummus instead of mustard or mayonnaise

Did you know that hummus is the perfect food if you want your oestrogen levels in check? So, it’s a win-win.

Chickpea

This is another yummy spread, which is healthy as hell. There will hardly be any unwanted calories when it comes to hummus. Also, it is one of the most versatile spreads ever!

Made from chickpeas, sesame seeds and olive oil, hummus is rich in protein and good fats and is also extremely flavourful. You can layer your hummus sandwich with several veggies like cucumber, tomato slices etc.

How to make hummus at home:

Mix boiled chickpeas, tahini, garlic, and any other flavourings with herbs and spices in a food processor. Great flavour additions include roasted red pepper, cilantro jalapeño, and cucumber dill.

Also read: Creative Ways to Use Chickpeas

3. Nut butter instead of butter

Next time you’re topping your toast in the morning, go for a nut butter instead of the standard yellow spread and boost your nutrient intake.

Peanut butter

Unlike regular butter, nut butter (like peanut butter, cashew butter, walnuts butter, pecans butter and almond butter) offer healthy fats, protein, and fiber for staying power, as well as vitamins for good health.

For example, the ingredients on an all-natural peanut butter will read “roasted peanuts and sea salt” – that’s it! For some added flavour and health benefits, dust the nut butter with cinnamon.

How to make nut butter at home:

Choose roasted nuts of your choice or go for a combination of different nuts. Add to a food processor, while warm and process 4 to 12 minutes until creamy, scraping down the sides as necessary. Add up to a tablespoon of oil while processing. When creamy, add sea salt to taste. Move the nut butter to a jar.

Also read : 3 homemade energy bars

4. Mixed berries compote instead of jam

While your jam may have pictures of fruit on the label, reading the nutrition facts tells a different story. You would need to eat 5 tablespoons of jam to reach just one gram of fiber—and that comes along with 278 calories of sugar!

Berry compote

Using smashed fruit gives you more fiber with fewer calories: 6 large, smashed strawberries provide 2 grams of fiber with only 35 calories. For an extra touch of sweetness, drizzle some honey on top.

How to make berry compote at home:

In a medium saucepan, add the berries and lemon juice and heat for 3-4 minutes. Bring the mixture to a boil, occasionally press the berries, so they release more of their juices (though there’s no need to mash them fully). Add the maple syrup (or sweetener of your choice) towards the end of the cooking time and stir well. Remove from the heat and either serve immediately or allow to cool and use later.

5. Green mint chutney instead of Tomato Sauce

Green chutney is one of the healthiest & is used often in Indian cuisine as a side with snacks, sandwiches and also to make chaats. This chutney aids digestion & enhances the taste, aroma and nutrition of any dish.

Green mint chutney

Green chutney is a flavorful condiment made with fresh mint, coriander/ cilantro, garlic, ginger and cumin. The unique aroma of the green chutney is amazing & elevates the taste & flavour of any snack.

How to make mint chutney at home:

Mix coriander leaves (cilantro), mint (pudina), cumin seeds, green chillies, garlic cloves, ginger, lime juice and salt as needed in a food processor. Grind all ingredients together with very little water to a smooth paste. Great flavour additions include roasted gram or roasted peanuts or fresh coconut

6. Greek Yogurt instead of mayonnaise in tartar sauce

Whether grilled or deep-fried, tartar sauce is a nice, bright addition to any fish sandwich. While the original version is mayonnaise-based, you can create a lower fat, higher protein version by swapping in Greek yoghurt.

Yogurt dip

One tablespoon of plain Greek yoghurt has only 13 calories and 2.5 grams of protein, whereas one tablespoon of regular mayonnaise has about 100 calories and no protein.

How to make healthy tartar sauce at home:

Simply substitute plain Greek yoghurt for mayonnaise in the recipe. Combine Greek yoghurt with chopped capers, pickles, lemon juice, mustard and herbs to make some delicious tartar sauce. You can add other seasonings of your choice.

Also Read: Creative ways to eat yoghurt

7. Spicy peanut butter instead of Marmite

Peanut dip

This flexible spicy peanut butter recipe is unique with an intense depth of flavours. A no-cook recipe with the pantry staple ingredients. Don’t let the peanut butter trip you up.

This savoury dip still packs all the great nutrients of peanuts with an unexpected, nutty note that provides thickness, creaminess, and flavour. Top it up with roasted sesame seeds for extra crunch.

How to make spicy peanut sauce at home:

In a mixing bowl, add peanut butter, cayenne pepper, and paprika. Whisk vigorously until all the ingredients are combined. Allow it to rest for 8 hours until the butter blend with the spice mix. And serve.

8. Basil Pesto instead of sour cream

Pesto spread

This Healthy Pesto Sauce is about to become your new favourite sauce. It’s simple to make, yet packed with good-for-you ingredients. Use it with your favourite pasta, on salads, and as a savoury spread for sandwiches.

How to make Basil pesto at home:

In a food processor, combine fresh basil, pine nuts (can substitute walnuts), olive oil, grated Parmesan cheese ( can replace with Nutritional yeast), garlic cloves, sea salt & ground black pepper as per taste and pulse to your desired consistency. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

Also read: 6 Healthiest cheese

9. Creamy Garlic-Herb spread instead of cream cheese

creamy Garlic herb

Step away from the unhealthy Cream cheese dip and offer a homemade alternative. You can prepare this all-purpose dip up to a day ahead. Serve with cauliflower and broccoli florets, carrot and celery sticks, and bell pepper strips.

How to make Creamy Garlic-Herb at home:

In a bowl, combine hung curd, buttermilk, minced fresh garlic clove, chives, parsley, grated lemon rind, sea salt & freshly ground black pepper as per taste. Beat with a mixer at high speed until smooth.

Related: Healthy topping ideas for toast

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Omicron Affects Throat: What Not To Eat Or Drink When You Have A Sore Throat

A sore throat occurs when the throat becomes inflamed and irritated.

Soreness can be caused by many conditions including a virus, bacteria, hay fever, pollution, cigarette smoke or a respiratory infection.

How long does a sore throat last?

This depends on what is causing your sore throat. Most of those caused by a common virus resolve themselves on their own within three to ten days, while sore throats caused by bacteria infections or allergies may take longer to clear. Chronic sore throats may linger until an underlying condition is diagnosed.

A robust immune system can help fight the highly-infectious strain Omicron.

Sore throats can be unpleasant, especially when it makes speaking, eating and sometimes even breathing difficult. There are remedies, such as drinking lots of fluids like water and tea, gargling salt water, and lozenges for temporary relief from the burning and pain.

Sore throat

We’ve spoken several times in this blog about what you should eat and drink when you’re sick, but it’s just as important to know what you shouldn’t eat and drink, and why. Keep reading for a list of what you should avoid when you have a sore throat.

Certain foods can aggravate or scratch your throat when it is already tender and sore. For best results, avoid irritating foods until your sore throat symptoms subside.

Foods To Avoid When You Have A Sore Throat

Avoid Caffeine & Sugary Drinks

Caffeine

The caffeine in coffee dehydrates you which can make the pain of your sore throat worse. It’s also a diuretic, a substance that makes you pee more often, which will make you feel more thirsty and cause you to drink more, potentially making your throat feel even sorer.

Carbonated drinks cause inflammation, so avoid the fizzy stuff while you have a sore throat. Drinks with a high sugar content weaken your immune system. The best course of action is to drink plenty of water instead.

Avoid Fatty Foods

Refrain from eating high-fat foods such as red meat, full-fat dairy products, baked sweets and deep-fried foods.

Fatty foods are harder for your body to digest and can suppress your immune system, which can worsen cold symptoms such as a sore throat. Deep-fried foods often have breading that is dry and rough, which can further irritate your throat. Instead of full-fat foods, choose lean meats like turkey, fish and chicken.

Eat low-fat dairy products, and choose foods that are moist and soft such as soup or applesauce. You can even puree or grind your food if you have trouble swallowing or chewing it.

Bacon Sandwich

Avoid Spicy Foods

Spicy foods that contain hot sauce, chilli powder, curry, nutmeg, pepper and cloves can aggravate and worsen a sore throat, which will increase inflammation in your throat. To add flavour to your food, add fresh ginger, which has anti-inflammatory properties. You can also add garlic to your meals. Garlic can help reduce symptoms of a cold — such as a sore throat — and help you to recover faster. Garlic can even help prevent colds from reoccurring.

Avoid Coarse Foods

Crackers, toast, raw vegetables and other hard foods can scratch your throat. While you won’t notice it when you’re healthy, a sensitive sore throat may feel pain.

Soup

Foods that are rough-textured such as uncooked vegetables, granola and dry toast can scratch and worsen a sore throat. Instead of coarse foods, choose foods that are easy to swallow, soft and semisolid such as porridge, broth-based soups, yoghurt, eggs, mashed potatoes, ice cream, cooked cereals, smoothies and casseroles. You can also moisten foods that are dry with broth or gravy and boil or steam vegetables so that they are softer and easier to swallow.

Avoid Citrus & Acidic Foods

Stay away from acidic and citrus foods like tomatoes, oranges, grapefruit, limes and lemon. The acids found in these foods can irritate and worsen your sore throat. Instead of having citrus fruits, choose fruits that are soothing to the throat such as bananas, melons, kiwi and peaches. If you are looking to add more vitamin C into your diet, you can munch on kale or red peppers instead of irritating citrus foods.

Immunity boosting foods

Avoid Fried Foods

When you are unwell your immune system is already weakened, so unhealthy foods like french fries or fried chicken will not make you feel any better. While fried fatty foods don’t directly impact a sore throat, they do nothing to relieve any symptoms or make you feel better.

Avoid Alcoholic Beverages

Because alcohol has an immune suppression in the body. Plus dissolve the drug That we eat to cure colds, nasal congestion or reduce mucus and cough contribute to the effectiveness of the drug is reduced, so during the illness and still treating the flu, it should be reduced and quit drinking alcohol, including alcoholic drinks. All kinds!

So, any time during discomfort, cough and sore throat ditch these foods first. Because if you accidentally eat it, it may make your sore worse.

Consult your nutritionist before consuming any food or drink if you have a sore throat.

Several food items can be consumed that can treat your throat infection, boost your immunity and possibly make you guard against diseases.

How to Detox Your Body After Eating Unhealthy

Detoxification — or Detox — is a popular buzzword.

It typically implies following a specific diet or using special products that claim to rid your body of toxins, thereby improving health and promoting weight loss.

I consistently hear clients and friends stressing about overindulging and eating unhealthy at Restaurants, holidays, festivals and on vacations.

Fortunately, your body is well-equipped to eliminate toxins and doesn’t require special diets or expensive supplements to do so. That said, you can enhance your body’s natural detoxification system.

This article explains evidence-based ways to rejuvenate your body’s detoxification system. The best strategy that I’ve found for my clients to turn things around quickly is simple lifestyle and food tips.

Why Fasting doesn’t work?

Starving yourself does just that — puts your body into starvation mode, which activates stress hormones, puts us in a state of inflammation, and disrupts your normal metabolism to minimize caloric spending.

In other words, minimizing calories spent equals more fat stored, which is a bad idea.

Detox diet

Spending some time focusing on detoxifying your body does wonders for mentally putting you back on track. Follow the simple routine plan below and you’ll be bloat-free in no time.

Here are some tried-and-true ways to bounce back quickly after over-indulging. Things To Eat And Drink After A Junk Food Binge.

Upon Rising

Lemon water

Lemon Water: Drink 1 cup of warm water with 1⁄2 squeezed lemon. Aside from giving your body a boost of vitamin C, lemon water stimulates the digestive tract, revs up your metabolism, balance your pH levels and stimulate the elimination of toxins from your body.

This works wonders for your digestive system, especially if you ate some not-so-decent food the night before.

Throughout the Day

Hydration is Key: Hydrate all day long. Drink at least 8 glasses of water to flush your system of toxins and bloat. Check out my blog titled, “11 dehydration Symptoms” for drinking more water.

Eat A Bountiful Breakfast

Breakfast starts with plenty of vitamin C & Water-Rich Fruits, then take your choice of Non-Dairy Milk or Yogurts.

Healthy breakfast idea

One of the most important vitamins to include when detoxing is Vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant that helps the body break down toxins, allowing them to be flushed out of the body.

Water-Rich Fruits like Melon, grapefruit, oranges, papaya, and berries. If water alone is hard to stomach, these fruits will help you hydrate and restore vitamins and minerals that can help you emerge from your sugar coma energized! They’re also packed with fibre and aid indigestion.

Yogurt contains beneficial lactobacillus bacteria that can help keep you regular and reduce gut inflammation triggered by sugary foods and alcohol.

Choose Protein & Fiber-Rich Meal

After days of binge eating, your body will want to eat as much as you have been eating. To keep yourself full and satisfied, allow yourself to fill up on fiber. Load up on fiber-rich veggies like spinach and tomatoes help you de-bloat and keep digestion chugging along.

Non-Starchy & cruciferous vegetables: Red and Green Chilli Peppers, Capsicums, Dark leafy Greens, Kale, Mustard Greens, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Cauliflower & Tomatoes.

plant protein recipes

Protein: Protein-rich foods contain the amino acid cysteine, which breaks down the toxin from alcohol (acetaldehyde), allowing it to be eliminated through urine. Also slows digestion and keep insulin happy. Can include chicken, turkey, fish, lamb, shellfish, eggs, lentils, Nuts and Seeds.

Happy insulin = No cravings

Whole grains: If you’re feeling queasy after junk food then oatmeal is still packed with healthy fibre, but is extra gentle on the stomach.

Or you might choose a cup of brown rice with a few chopped vegetables mixed in. Brown rice gives your body plenty of B vitamins, which is a stress reducer. It’s very high fiber, will fill you up, will help you sleep and will flush you out in the morning.

Eat natural diuretic foods & drinks

These foods flush out bloat and provide you with a host of health benefits, such as antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. My favourites are celery, lemon, bell peppers, garlic, onions, watermelon, cucumber, grapes, ginger, berries, and asparagus. Green tea and dandelion root tea are also great de-bloaters.

Green tea benefits

Green Tea

This brew is rich in antioxidants, which can help prevent cell damage induced by too much junk. There’s also some research showing green tea helps stabilize blood sugar levels and dulls cravings, which is important if you’ve overdone it on sweets and alcohol.

The right way of drinking green tea

Ginger or Peppermint Tea

If you’re feeling super bloated or crampy or are experiencing indigestion, ginger or peppermint tea may be your best liquid bet. These two soothing brews are both considered antispasmodic, meaning they help relax the muscles in your digestive tract and allow gas to pass through more easily, preventing those sharp, stabbing pains.

Eliminate common food allergens and trigger foods:

• Simple Carbs

• Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners

• Dairy

• Beans

• Alcohol

• Processed Food and Junk Food

Cut out all sugar, and eat “clean” = less sugar, salt and fat

Approved recipes:

Gut Healing Turmeric Cauliflower Soup

Dairy-free Pumpkin Soup

Curd rice

Kombucha with SCOBY

Stay Active

Exercise calms us down and suppresses the stress hormones that cause our cravings for junk food to go awry. Moving boosts your metabolism and speeds up weight loss. Strive for at least 30 minutes, whether it is cardio, weight training, dance, yoga, Pilates or taking a brisk walk over your evening hour.

Get Good Sleep

At least seven or eight hours per night. Adequate sleep ensures our leptin (the hormone that tells us we’re full) and ghrelin (the hormone that tells us we’re hungry) levels are maintained, which keeps our cravings for junk food in check.

If you’re feeling great, stay on the reset for a few days or the whole week! And remember, even committing to simple switches, such as limiting your alcohol intake to the weekends or giving up soda, can lead to big results over time.

As your body gets lighter and lighter through the weekend, you can feel what’s going on. You’re getting rid of toxins accumulated during the winter. Your body is starting to release fat, those extra pounds.

Lastly, don’t panic.

Try not to stress out if you overeat, especially if it’s a rare occurrence. You’re unlikely to gain weight or have any health issues just from one large meal.

Try to avoid any possible feelings of guilt after eating too much. Adding that feeling guilty about overeating can lead to unhealthy or disordered eating habits over time,

Let’s establish a healthy relationship with Food!

The Miracle Of Liquid Sunshine : Immune Boosting Orange Ginger Wellness Elixir

Give your immune system a little boost this winter season with a tasty, nutrient-packed honey turmeric vitamin C shot. It’s easy to make with simple kitchen ingredients and tastes way better than a supplement!

You guys know I’m all about a food-first approach !

Taking an Ayurvedic Approach to Winter Wellness

When it comes to boosting your mood and health during the winter, consider an Ayurvedic approach. In essence, this means emphasizing foods that are warm and oily. Just as the atmosphere becomes cold and dry, so does our skin. We need nutrients that nourish our bodies from the inside out. Like, citrus.

How Does Vitamin C Support the Immune System?

Immunity boost

Vitamin C is an important vitamin that acts as an antioxidant in the body, protecting cells and aiding in the production and function of white blood cells that fight off inflammation and infection.

Enjoying this tasty Orange Ginger Drink made with real Orange Juice, honey, and spices is so much better than choking down a powder from a packet. It’s also much more cost-effective, and I can control the ingredients.

Luckily, it’s easy to get all the vitamin C you need from real food sources, like 100% orange juice, without reaching for a supplement.

Winter Skin Foods

Carrots + oranges + lemon + ginger root + turmeric root = liquid sunshine

I mean, it’s straight goodness. An instant mood booster.

Orange – Orange Juice contains vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients to help support overall skin health.

Vitamin C

Honey – Honey has antibacterial properties, especially raw and Manuka kinds of honey, and honey may also decrease the severity and duration of coughs.

Honey benefits

Turmeric – Turmeric contains a powerful compound called curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In this recipe, black pepper helps aid in absorption.

Ginger benefits

Ginger – Ginger also contains anti-inflammatory compounds, as well as antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Of all our winter wellness tips, this is the most delicious one. You’ll want to sip on this nourishing drink all winter long.

This juice recipe is sweet, tart, and with a slight “bite” from fresh ginger root. You can certainly give it more than a slight bite if you are a ginger lover. Just increase that ginger zing by adding more ginger root. Either way, you’re gonna feel better after you drink this.

Read on for the recipe!

Orange Ginger Wellness Elixir

Ingredients:

• 1 cup Orange juice

• 1 lemon, juiced

• 1/4 cup carrot juice

• 3 tablespoons freshly grated ginger

• 2 tablespoons freshly grated turmeric

• pinch black pepper

• 1/4 cup coconut milk

• pinch cayenne pepper

• 1 teaspoon honey

Wellness shot

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend, then simmer on the stove for 5 minutes. Drink!

Other Healthy Recipes:

Gut Healing Turmeric Cauliflower Soup

Indian Chai Tea

How To Stay Healthy While Traveling & Eating Out

Whether heading out on a business trip or taking a vacation, even the most experienced travellers can fall off their nutrition game. Being away from home and routine is a powerful temptation to do too much, eat too much and throw caution to the wind.

But nobody wants to come back from vacation all happy and then cry about not fitting into their clothes. Sometimes, you can’t tell what’s on a menu in a new city.

Being prepared is your first step. You can still indulge in a nutritious diet while on the go.

Eating out and wanting to pick something healthy off the menu?

Here are my favourite go-to menu items for specific types of restaurants so you know you’re making a healthy choice.

How to Eat Healthy at Italian Restaurants

Healthy pasta

Order These:

• Minestrone

• pasta Fagioli

• house salad

• fresh fish or seafood that is cooked in olive oil

• leafy salads

• pasta (in tomato or marinara sauce with little olive oil and no cheese)

• cappuccino with skimmed milk

• fruit sorbets (with no added flavours or syrups)

Skip these:

• Caeser salad

• pasta in alfredo or bolognese sauces (or anything in a white sauce)

• lasagna, ravioli, cannelloni

• fried calamari or anything fried

• gelato, tiramisu, anything in `parmigiana’ (it’s loaded with cheese)

How to Eat Healthy at Chinese Restaurants

Healthy chicken

Order these:

• Chicken prawn vegetable suimai, kung pao chicken (not fried)

• seafood or vegetable Cheung fun

• prawn chicken vegetable dim sum

• steamed bread or mushroom chicken bun

• tom yum soup, wonton soup, chicken vegetable noodle soup

• steamed rice, soft stewed rice with vegetables, soft stewed noodles

• steamed prawns in lemon sauce

• steamed fish in soy, ginger and spring onions

• chicken with exotic vegetables in moo goo gai pan sauce

• schezuan eggplant

• Buddha’s delight

Skip these:

• Fried wantons

• steamed dim sum in chilli oil

• Peking duck, pork bun

• Fried chilli prawns, fried chilli chicken

• sesame prawn toast

• Szechwan chicken, fish

• vegetarian Manchurian

• spare ribs

• kung pao chicken potato

• chowmein, lomein, anything with the word `golden’ or `crispy’ in it as that means it is fried

How to Eat Healthy at Japanese Restaurants

Healthy tea

Order these:

• Sushi ­especially nigiri sushi (rice and seaweed) made with cooked crabs, salmon, bass, yellowtail, tuna, squid, scrambled eggs, tofu or vegetables and sashimi

• maki rolls (raw salmon, tuna, squid or prawn) with no cheese

• miso soup

• oshinko

• steamed edamame

• teppanyaki dishes (prepared with no oil)

• sukiyaki dishes (cooked at the table and you can supervise the oil content)

• okonomiyaki pizza

• broiled sea bass (or any fish seafood) with soya or ginger sauce

• ocha or green tea

• soba noodles

Skip these:

• Tempura

• dragon rolls

• chicken teriyaki

• yakitori

• fried dumpling or gyoza

• ramen noodles

• breaded chicken katsu

• green asparagus tempura or sautéed with soya butter

• foie gras teppanyaki

• sake

How to Eat Healthy at Thai Restaurants

Healthy soup

Order these:

• Tom yum soup

• Som tam ( green papaya salad ), Yum ma-Muang (green mango salad), Yum Talay (seafood salad)

• Green Curry (With Extra Veggies And tofu or chicken )

• Kaeng Liang (vegetable soup Thai style)

• fish with veggies

• summer rolls

• Pad Pak Bung Fai Daeng (stir-fried morning glory)

• Khao man Gai (chicken and rice)

• Gai pad med mamuang (chicken with cashew nuts)

• Chicken satay

Skip these:

• Pad Thai noodles

• Tom Kha Gai

• Gaeng ped gai

• Khao Pad ( Thai fried rice)

• Coconut Curry

• Massaman curry

• Fried Thai rolls

• Sticky Rice Dessert with Mango, Gluay kaeg dessert (dish of fried bananas)

• Crispy fish

• Thai Iced Tea

How to Eat Healthy at Mexican Restaurants

healthy Tacos

Order these:

• ceviche

• Un-Fried Mains like Enchiladas, burritos, tamales, and soft-shell tacos

• Tortilla Soup or Posole

• Steak, Black Beans

• salsa, guacamole, and fresh pico de gallo

• black beans

• grilled fish

• fajitas (with a better ratio of veg to meat and toppings)

• Burrito bowl

• taco salad (without the taco shell)

• tostadas (open-faced tacos) and Rellenos (poblano peppers)

Skip these:

• Fried Entrées like Chile Rellenos, chalupas, chimichangas, gorditas, tostadas, and taquitos

• Fried Tortilla Shells

• ground beef, refried beans

• chimichangas or chimi ( deep-fried burrito )

• quesadilla

• Tortilla Chips

• Queso (cheese sauce)

How to Eat Healthy at Mediterranean Restaurants

9 Mediterranean diet benefits

Healthy dishes

Order these:

• Baba ghanoush (without extra olive oil)

• hummus, tzatziki, labneh

• Greek salad and horiatiki salads (with reduced feta cheese and dressing on the side)

• Tabouleh

• souvlaki, dolmades, keftedes (baked, not fried)

Skip these:

• Moussaka

• pastitsio

• spanakopita

• deep-fried calamari, tiropita, falafels

• red pepper feta, saganaki cheese

• gyro platter

• baklava, baklava cheesecake

Now, all you need to do is use these tips the next time you go out to eat. The more you use them, the better you’ll get at spotting healthy versus unhealthy options and it will feel more and more natural.

Healthy eating out

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Carry nuts and fresh fruit with you wherever you go, and steal in quick snack breaks which will help keep your blood sugar stable and make you less prone to stuffing yourself with sugary pies.

Stay hydrated, the hunger and thirst centres in your brains are so closely located next to each other, sometimes you crave food when all you want is water.

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The bottom line is it’s possible to make good choices and have control over your food – even at restaurants.

Most importantly, Don’t stress—just get back on track.

Above all, there’s a time and a place for healthy eating. It’s important to figure out where to cut yourself some slack and where to practice discipline.

But having a healthy relationship with food, in my opinion, does not mean worrying about food calories on vacation. Any weight you gain during a week of vacation is likely water weight or constipation. When you get home, be diligent about getting back to eating well.

Plenty of vegetables, along with healthy carbohydrates and protein in appropriate portion sizes. Your body will get back to its normal in no time.

Along with nutrition, be diligent about your exercise. For meal planning that prioritizes your health and wellness, check out our articles.

Winter Skincare: 10 Everyday Foods To Keep Your Skin Glowing During Winter

Winter is not just about keeping yourself warm. It’s also about keeping your body healthy and glowing.

Winters can be especially harsh on the skin, as it is the season of dryness, dullness and peeling of the skin. The cold blow takes away the natural moisture from the skin.

Dry skin is the number one enemy in the winter. When we moisturize, we often forget about our lips and our scalp. Once you fall behind, your lips can start cracking or even become infected. The longer you go, the worse it will get.

As winter starts people change their diet to fat-rich food, but do you know what exactly to include in your diet? Certain superfoods can help.

Food plays an important role in nourishing your skin during winters.

However, a change in diet concerning each season is a must, as a result, it will only help in supplying the body with the right fuel and healthy glowing skin.

So to make you glow this winter season, we are sharing these 10 food items every day to keep your skin healthy during the winter months.

1. Olive Oil

This Mediterranean staple is full of Vitamin A and E, antioxidants, antibacterial properties and fatty acids. It has emollient properties that help hydrate the skin and maintain its flexibility. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants that eliminate free radicals and prevent discolouration, UV damage and promote your skin’s natural production of collagen.

Olive oil benefits

A natural substance in olive oil called squalene can also hydrate hair and nails all while helping to keep skin plump. Of course, the type of olive and its source can vary, so for the most health benefits and antioxidants, opt for extra virgin.

How to use olive oil: You could add it to your salads, cooking, try these 10 best olive oil recipes from The Guardian.

2. Almonds

Almonds are natural emollients that hydrate the skin and prevent dryness. They are also rich in Vitamin E – a very good free radical scavenger. Not only do almonds provide your heart with healthy fats, but that Vitamin E helps to keep your skin hydrated and protect you from the harmful UV rays of the sun.

Energy bar

It also helps fight acne and eczema. Not only will these fibre-filled additions keep you feeling full, but you’ll also give your skin an extra boost too.

How to use almonds: Soak 4-5 almonds every night and eat them the next morning or toss some into your soups and salads for extra flavour. Try our homemade energy bars

3. Cinnamon Sticks

This delicious spice has amazing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial effects. Cinnamon helps stimulate circulation, which can help improve the appearance of your skin. There is also strong evidence that cinnamon fights skin cancer cells!

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The antimicrobial properties in cinnamon sticks are also important because they can reduce bacteria colonization, which can also cause acne and breakouts. Most of the science on the benefits of cinnamon are from studies that look at the herb itself — like in a glass of apple cider which leeches the cinnamon out of the stick. So, let your stick sit for a while and enjoy all the benefits and the flavour of this wonderful seasonal spice.

How to use cinnamon sticks: can use it as a stirring stick for your coffee, tea, cider, and cocktails or simmer a cinnamon stick with your oatmeal, flavour your vegetable broth.

4. Milk

While it is an important part of nutrition every season, milk is a good source of Vitamin D. In winters, the short days and long nights, our Vitamin D levels are often lower in the winter. Milk can help with that – and all those vitamins and calcium are good for your skin, bones, and hair.

Milk benefits

Similarly, Ghee carries healthy fats that are beneficial to your overall health. According to Ayurveda, having ghee helps keep you warm from the inside. This may be the reason why it is used in many winter preparations.

How to use ghee: You can also add 2 teaspoons of ghee to roti, subji, lentils, and rice. Click here for a simple recipe to find out how to make pure, healthy and delicious ghee at home.

5. Citrus Fruits

Citrus Fruits are available in winter and should not be missed if you are aiming for healthy skin.
Vitamin C

Orange contains Vitamin C, which acts magically on the skin. You can eat oranges daily, or even consume them in the form of juice regularly. Besides juice, this versatile fruit can also be used to make many dishes.

Another fruit is Grapefruit, which is rich in vitamin C and also rich in lycopene, a chemical that helps keep the skin smooth and protects it from UV rays.

How to use citrus Fruits: Add bold citrus flavour to drinks, salads, desserts, and main dishes.

6. Pears

Pear trees are for much more than holding a partridge. The fruit of this tree contains Arbutin, which acts as a natural skin brightener. It can help reduce brown spots and decrease pigment issues, while also helping to improve your overall skin tone.

Pears can help dry skin too! This fibrous fruit can prevent free radicals and treat oily skin as well. So, grab a pear or two to keep your skin looking its freshest.

How to use Pear: They make the perfect addition to pies, tarts, and crisps. And best of all, there are tons of varieties to try, 15 Perfect Pear Desserts

7. Green vegetables and Spinach

Greens

During the winter, there is no doubt about the power of green vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, kale, fenugreek and broccoli. Of all these, Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that is good for the skin. It is rich in Vitamins A and C. Vitamin A helps keep the skin healthy and reduces scars. Vitamin C helps to maintain collagen production. Broccoli also contains B-vitamins that help reduce dry and flaky patches.

Apart from being a rich source of iron, spinach is also another must-have if you want to have glowing skin. The leafy green is a storehouse of nutrition. It contains Vitamins A and C, and antioxidants that fend off all sorts of skin infections. Spinach is rich in iron and can help you fight anaemia and add colour to your pale skin.

How to use Green Vegetable: Make a bowl of warm spinach broccoli cream soup with some almond slivers. Toss some broccoli in your salad, or even make aromatic spinach gravy with fresh paneer that drives away the blues.

8. Carrots

Carrot is one of the must-have superfoods for skin in the winter season. It is rich in Vitamin A, and other antioxidants, which help keep the skin healthy, nourished and glowing. These antioxidants help fight wrinkles, discolouration, and scars. Carrots also contain lycopene, which protects the skin from the harsh sun rays.

Carrot

In addition, the vitamin A found in carrots attacks free radicals and can prevent wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Vitamin A also stimulates fibroblasts, the cells responsible for developing the tissue that keeps skin firm and healthy.

How to use carrots: Add it to your salads, have juice, or even make a vegetable with grated carrots, a light tempering, and some coriander leaves. Try this recipe Healthy Winter Special Beetroot, Carrot Tomato Soup

9. Sweet potato (Shakharkandi)

Sweet Potato toast

One can derive a lot of health benefits by consuming this root vegetable during winters. A major part of this vegetable is water, and therefore, it will keep you hydrated from the inside. Apart from keeping your skin healthy, it provides instant energy.

It has a decent amount of protein, carbohydrates, sugar and fibre. It also consists of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5 and B6 and Vitamin E. Sweet potato’s healing components reduce the risk of oxidative stress, eliminate harmful free radicals and keep the gut healthy.

How to use sweet potato: You can consume it in Mashed, baked or roasted form, try these unique sweet potato recipes here

10. Jaggery

During the winter, many Indian homes make many sweets with jaggery. This is because Jaggery is not only a healthy alternative to sugar but it is also known to generate heat in the body to keep it warm in the winter.

Jaggery recipe

Click here for some of the best jaggery recipes. And if you find it awkward to make sweets and desserts and taste jaggery, don’t worry. You can eat only a little after eating.

Final Note

Ingesting these foods during the winter gives the skin a healthy glow.

Most Importantly, Don’t underestimate the power of water. Water hydrates the skin and helps prevent wrinkling to keep your skin from cracking and flaking. Hate the flavour of H20?

Try making some of these refreshing detox water recipes!

Just Remember

1. Use whatever is freely available to you.

2. Keep it simple: Food for the skin

3. Eat whatever resonates with your choices. And, stretch a little if you can.

4. Be patient. Even superpowers take time to show results. The key is to be consistent

5. Enjoy whatever food you’re consuming. Your skin will show a glow. You could stick to a few food items or use a mix of all.

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This winter, remember to take extra steps to be good for your skin. Be sure to moisturize, and don’t forget the sunscreen – it’s just as important in the winter, especially with all the sun glare coming off that freshly fallen snow.

It may be time to make some dietary changes, as food plays an important role in maintaining skin health during the winter months.