7 Reasons why poha deserves to be a part of your daily diet With 7 Easy Recipes

Poha is one of the most loved items in India and is available in different variants. Among many other food products, everyone agrees that poha is loved by everyone.

What is poha?

The word “poha” refers to the flattened rice itself and as well the dish made with it.

These flattened rice flakes are also known as parched rice or beaten rice. They are considered to be nutritious & wholesome as they are got by minimally processing paddy.

White poha or flattened white rice is made from white rice by pressing it. Thick beaten rice absorbs more liquids and hence retains the flavours. Very easy to cook and is convenient to make a variety of quick snacks.

Other popular names are Avalakki, Rice flakes flattened rice, beaten rice, poha, atukulu and aval.

Red poha or red rice flakes is nothing but flattened rice made from red rice. Red poha nutrition value is high compared to white rice flakes. It has health benefits in terms of having more iron content and is also easy to digest.

Brown Poha, prepared from brown rice, can yield even better health benefits because brown rice is a rich source of dietary fibre, magnesium, and iron, which can help eliminate many initial disease symptoms.

Poha

Reasons to Include Poha in Your Diet

Poha is a wholesome meal. It is a good source of carbohydrates, packed with iron, rich in fibre, a good source of antioxidants and essential vitamins and is gluten-free. It is known to be good for those who have diabetes, skin and heart problems.

• Rich Source of Healthy Carbohydrates

Poha is made up of 76.9 per cent of carbohydrates and about 23 per cent of fats. Therefore, it can easily be added to one’s diet as well as the body to carry out the necessary functions daily. It does not let the fat get stored in the body.

• Good Probiotic Content

Yes, you heard it right! Poha has a rich source of probiotics and keeps gut health in check. It is because this food item is made up of parboiling paddy and dried in the sun. The end product that remains is beaten to make poha as we see it. With proper fermentation and after it retains the microbial flora, it serves as a great probiotic.

Gut heath

• Easily Digestible

Poha is light on the digestive system as well. It is easy on the stomach and while it makes you feel full, it doesn’t bring any fat. Be it morning or evening, you can have it and it will never cause bloating or gas.

• Rich in Iron

Are you anemic?

You will be amazed to know that poha can help in preventing iron deficiency. Moreover, it will slash down your risk of getting anaemia.

This Indian snack is rich in iron and if you eat poha daily, you will never be deficient in iron. This dish is beneficial for pregnant women and even children. To add to it is health benefits, squeeze some lemon juice on it as it helps your body absorb the iron better.

• Low on Calories

Poha is the best breakfast recipe as it is low in calories which helps in weight loss. A bowl of cooked poha is just 250 calories. Of course, if you will add veggies to it, the count will increase but so will the number of minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. However, if you are eating poha for weight loss, skip adding peanuts to it.

• Controls Blood Sugar level

Poha is rich in fibre and allows you to control the release of sugar into the bloodstream. This prevents a sudden rise in blood sugar levels, as it promotes a slow and steady release of sugar into the bloodstream, which helps regulate the blood and sugar levels in the body. Thus, it is also suitable for those who have diabetes.

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• Booster for your brain

Did you know? A bowl of cooked poha contains about 250 calories, and by adding vegetables, the dish packs a punch with its host of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Beaten rice is rich in vitamin B, which can help you stay energized and improve one’s brain health.

If you are looking to battle the bulge, do not put peanuts and potatoes in the poha, as they can increase the number of calories .

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Different poha variations from across India for you to try

1.Vegan Protein Poha

Ingredients:

• Crumbled low fat Paneer/ tofu – 50gm

• Soaked Poha – 50 gms

• Few Curry Leaves

• Chopped Onion : 1 small

• Chopped Tomato : 2 small

• Chopped bell pepper : 1 small

• Green chilli and coriander leaves – 1 tbsp each

• spices as per taste (jeera, mustard seeds, turmeric powder,red chilli powder,salt)

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• oil or ghee – 1 tbsp

Instructions:

1. Heat oil in a pan. Add crumble paneer & saute it well. Take out in a bowl

2. Add 1 spoon oil again in the pan. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves and mustard seeds to the pan and let them splutter.

3. Add onion & saute till translucent. Add soaked poha, sauteed paneer. Now add salt, spices (chilli powder, turmeric powder) & stir them well.

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Protein poha

2.Egg Poha

Ingredients:

• Eggs – 3 egg whites

• Soaked Poha – 50 gms

• Few Curry Leaves

• Chopped Onion : 1 small

• Chopped Tomato : 2 small

• Chopped bell pepper : 1 small

• Green chilli and coriander leaves – 1 tbsp each

• spices as per taste (jeera, mustard seeds, turmeric powder,red chilli powder,salt)

• oil or ghee – 1 tbsp

Instructions:

1. Heat a pan and add oil in it. Add musturd seeds and jeera to it. Saute onion and tomato, bell peppers like you do normally for poha.

2. Add spices and salt as per taste to it and mix it well. Add eggs and cook it like scrambled egg.

3. Once its done add soaked poha to it and mix it well. Season the poha with coriander leaves and lemon (optional) according to taste !

3.Sprouts Poha

Ingredients:

• 1/2 cups beaten rice (poha)

• 1 1/2 cups boiled mixed sprouts

• 1 tsp oil

• 1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)

• 1 cup finely chopped vegetables

• 1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies

• 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

• salt to taste

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• 1 tbsp lemon juice

Sprouts

Instructions:

1. Place the beaten rice on a sieve and wash lightly. Drain and leave aside for 10 minutes. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.

2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and green chillies and saut on a medium flame for a few minutes or till the onions turn light brown in colour.

3. Add the mixed sprouts and saut on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Add turmeric powder, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.

4. Add cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Add beaten rice and lemon juice and mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.

5. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

4.Curd Poha

Curd rice

Ingredients:

• Soaked Poha – 50 gms

• Low fat / probiotic curd – ½ bowl (50 gms)

• 1 tsp oil

• 1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)

• 1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies

• 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

• Cucumber – 1 medium size (chopped)

• Pepper & salt to taste

• Chat Masala (optional)

• Roasted Peanuts – fistful

• Pomegranate – fistful

Method:

1. Take the poha in a strainer & wash it with water, strain it & keep it aside for 5-10 mins.

2. Take a bowl, add curd whisk it. Add salt, chilli, cucumber, coriander pepper, chat masala (optional), mix it well.

3. Now add the poha, pomegranate & roasted peanuts to the curd mix. Garnish with coriander. Serve it in a bowl.

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5.Jaggery Poha

Jaggery recipe

Ingredients:

• Soaked Poha – 50 gms

• ¼ cup coconut grated, fresh

• ¼ cup Jaggery grated or powdered

• ¼ tsp cardamom powder

• 2 tbsps roasted pistachios

• 1 tbsp white sesame seeds

Method:

1. If using thin or paper thin poha, then skip rinsing them and add to a bowl. If using thicker poha rinse them quickly in enough water and drain completely.

2. Spread on a wide plate and air dry it. They should not be mushy. Add coconut, jaggery & cardamom. Mix well.

3. Set aside for 10 to 15 mins. Jaggery will dissolve on its own when mixed with coconut.

4. Add the roasted pistachios and sesame seeds just before you serve to keep them crunchy.

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6.Nuts & Seeds Poha

Nutty Poha

Ingredients:

• 1 tablespoon ghee or olive oil

• 1/2 a cup walnuts

• 1/2 a cup peanuts

• 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

• 1 teaspoon turmeric

• 5-6 curry leaves

• 2-3 green chili, sliced into halves.

• 2 tablespoon sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds

• 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds

• 1/2 teaspoon salt, per taste

• 1/2 a cup medium poha ( flattened rice)

Method:

1.In a pan, add ghee or oil. Turn on the stove on the medium-low flame all the time. 

2.When hot, add mustard seeds, and when they sputter, add curry leaves and cut green chili. Stir for a few seconds. Add peanuts, walnuts and roast them until almost brown. Add turmeric, stir.

3.Add seeds and poha. Roast until the poha is crisp and crunchy. 

4.Add salt, fennel seeds and turn the flame off. 

5.Let the mix cool down. Serve. You may store it for a week or so in an air-tight container in a cool place.

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7.Milk Poha

Poha pudding

Ingredients:

• Milk ( low fat/ plant based ) – 500ml

• Soaked Poha – 50 gms

• Few strands of Kesar (Saffron)

• Sweetner: ¼ cup Jaggery grated /fresh Dates pulp/ stevia

• ¼ tsp cardamom powder

• 2 tbsps roasted pistachios

• 2 tbsps roasted almonds

• Pinch of Nutmeg Powder

• Cashew nuts, Raisins (Optional)

Method:

1. In a pot, bring milk to a boil and then add soaked flattened-rice. Keep stirring occasionally to avoid milk from burning. (Milk starts thickening)

2. Add Saffron, Cardamom and Nutmeg powder along with nuts and sweeter. Let milk boil for another 10 minutes, stirring it in between. (Milk will thicken)

3. You can serve it hot or let it cool down completely and refrigerate for a few hours. Garnish Milk Poha with more nuts and it tastes amazing when served chilled. Enjoy!

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8 Monsoon Perfect Snacks You Can Easily Make At Home (ditch the pakodas)!

It is a bliss welcoming monsoon after a scorching summer. Because of the change in season, we naturally crave hot sips and crunchy snacks. Our taste buds yearn for a cup of masala chai and mouth-watering fried snacks which go amazingly well with cold breeze and overcast skies. I agree that it is tough to resist the spellbinding aromas of deep-fried treats and other food cravings, but certain healthy foods too can be as relishing if you can think of interesting ways to making them.

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Pick from these 8 lip-smacking ideas to satisfy your monsoon cravings sans the calories

1.Sea Salt Popcorn with Super Seeds

Toss 2 cups of air-popped popcorn .with ½ teaspoon extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon sea salt and 1 tablespoon toasted sunflower seeds and toss again. This wholesome snack is great for those on the go and won’t get worse after being in your bag all day.

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2.Roasted Chickpeas

A roasted chickpea recipe is not just healthy but also easy to make. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius and roast Chickpea for about 35 to 45 minutes, shaking the pan every ten minutes. They will be golden brown and crunchy on the inside when done, combine all the spices and drizzle with olive oil. Immediately toss with spices while hot.

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Roasted chickpea

3.Apple Sandwiches

Trim one cored apple and cut it into thick rounds. Spread half the slices with 1 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter, and then sandwich them with the remaining slices. Sprinkle some powdered cinnamon on top and enjoy. This is a light snack yet very satiating. Remember, what you snack may affect your weight, more than how much or how often you nibble.

Apple sandwich

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4.Sweet Potato Strips

Slice 1 sweet potato lengthwise into thin strips. Toss with 2 teaspoons olive oil. Roast on an oiled, nonstick baking sheet at 150oC until crisp and golden brown, for 20 minutes. Season with sea salt (store leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days).

Sweet potato toast

5.Stuffed Dates

If you are a fan of sweet and crave something sweet to eat in monsoon, this recipe is for you. Dates are sweet and also healthy. Instead of eating whole dates, you can stuff them with cheese, dry fruits such as walnuts. This is a very sweet and flavourful snack. Divide 1 tablespoon goat cheese among four pitted dates. Top them with four toasted walnuts. Delicious and nutritious!

Stuffed dates

6.Steamed Corn

For those who can’t get enough of corn this rainy season, here’s a street special recipe that you simply can’t resist. Mix 2 cups of corn, boiled with salt, 1/2 onion, finely chopped,1 tsp green chilli, finely chopped, ¼ cup of tomato, finely chopped, ½ tsp chaat masala, ½ tsp black salt, ½ tsp red chilli powder, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tsp tamarind (imli) chutney & coriander mint (dhaniya-pudina) chutney and toss with fresh coriander leaves, chopped.

7. Low-fat yoghurt

Take 100 grams of 60-calorie double-toning yoghurt. Now add about five grams of seasonal fruits and berries, for a total of 100 calories. Enjoy a healthy bowl of goodness. Yoghurt is high in vitamins and minerals, which can help you live a healthier life.

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8.Roasted Soy Almonds

Toss 1 cup of raw almonds with 2 ½ teaspoons of tamari. Roast on an oiled baking sheet at 180 degrees Celsius, stirring occasionally until golden brown for 10-15 minutes. These snacks are easy to make and keep handy. Moreover, they are super high in proteins and healthy fats. Plus, if lightly seasoned, they can satisfy cravings for saltiness and crunch.

9.Grilled Fruit Skewers

If you are bored of eating regular fruits, grill them this time. This would make for the perfect snack also you would get the nutrition of fruits. Cut fruits like pineapple, orange, peach, plums and apples into slices and cubes. Put them on the skewer or roast them on the pan.

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Here is the correct way to make chai by not damaging its health effects

In the Western world, the word chai has become synonymous with a type of fragrant, spicy Indian tea more accurately referred to as masala chai.

This article explains Why Tea Is So Healthy for You and How to Get the Most from Every Cup

The health benefits are mostly linked to 3 main bioactive compounds:

Bioactive compounds are non-essential nutrients that may impact health.

  • Catechins are a type of polyphenol, a group of chemicals with antioxidant properties.
  • Caffeine makes you feel alert.
  • L-theanine is an amino acid to be responsible for tea’s relaxing properties.
Healthy tea

Tea consumption is linked to several health benefits like heart health, digestion, controlling blood sugar levels and more. It’s thought to improve mood and cognition and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Tea is a source of micronutrients, including fluoride, magnesium, and zinc.

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What is the Best time to have tea (chai)

Tea must never be a person’s first intake in the morning. People must avoid drinking chai on an empty stomach because it causes acidity, which in turn affects the digestive system in producing essential juices for metabolism. This eventually disturbs the body’s overall wellbeing.

Therefore, tea must be consumed at least 30-40 minutes after a big meal. Similarly, in the evening, you should accompany your snack with a cup of tea and not vice versa. Therefore, the snack must be your primary food. 

How to make healthier a cup of tea

Indians have a variety of tea. Some people have it without milk, while some prepare tea with milk and not water. Moreover, many tea lovers add masalas to it to make it tastier and healthier.

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Masala
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • cloves
  • cardamom
  • star anise
  • fennel
  • saffron

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The length of time you brew your tea will vary based on the leaves. White teas should steep between one and three minutes, green for three minutes, and black for three to five minutes. Any longer and your tea will become bitter as it releases tannins. And, yes, tannins are the same compounds you find in wine.

Here’s how you should make Indian chai tea at home:

Masala chai

1. Bring water, milk and chai spices to a simmer in a small saucepan on the stove.

2. Reduce heat and add in black tea.

3. Wait for the tea to steep.

4. Strain the warm spiced mixture into a mug; this will hold back the whole spices and tea leaves.

5. Stir sweetener into your chai and sweeten to taste.

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5 side effects of tea you must keep in mind before going for that third cup of tea for the day

1.Dehydration

Excess consumption of tea may cause dehydration which calls for unwanted water retention and thus, you may feel bloated.

2.Bloating

Excess consumption of tea may cause dehydration which calls for unwanted water retention and thus, you may feel bloated.

3.Insomnia

Tea, specifically black tea, which is what is used to brew milk tea is rich in caffeine. When your body is overloaded with caffeine, especially in the second half of the day, it can cause sleep disorders like insomnia.

4.Constipation

Tea has another chemical called theophylline – when you consume too much tea, theophylline can cause extreme constipation as it dries your body and dehydrates you.

5.Anxiety and Restlessness

Tea does help in boosting your energy levels and perking you up but excessive caffeine intake can take a toll on your mental health and make you feel more anxious, restless and even sleep-deprived.

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3 Healthy And Nutritious Navratri Vrat Recipes You Can Make at Home

The festive season of Navratri is here, and it is time for both revelry and fasting. The auspicious occasion is characterised by the indigenous cuisine especially fashioned for those who are fasting on all or some of the nine days of the festival, to invoke the energy of the mother goddess and purify the body and mind.

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Navratri fasting rules vary from community to community; the basic premise is that the food should be healthy and light. The preferred ingredients include kuttu atta, singhara atta, nuts, fresh vegetables, fruit, milk, yoghurt and makhanas. Rock salt or sendha namak is used instead of regular salt since it is unprocessed.

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For those who have a sweet tooth, this can seem like a time with very limited options. But if you take a closer look at traditional sweets and desserts, you’ll find that simple substitution of unhealthy ingredients with healthier ones can give you sattvic dessert options which are super low-calorie and healthy as well.

Here are three healthy sweet dishes that you can try this Navratri season without worrying about gaining any extra weight in the process

1.Amaranth Porridge with Roasted Apple

Amaranth Yogurt Parfait is a delicious dessert that you can easily prepare at home. Besides being delicious, it is highly nutritional as it is made from amaranth seeds which are rich in carbohydrates, dietary fibre, protein, calcium, iron, Vitamin B6 and magnesium.

Cooked Amaranth of about 100 grams provides 103 calories. It has a moderate amount of dietary minerals (iron, manganese, and phosphorus) and high lysine and protein components.

The best part of Amaranth grains is that they are gluten-free, which allows gluten intolerant people to eat them without worries.

Amaranth porridge

Ingredients:

½ cup uncooked amaranth, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup skim milk, ¼ teaspoon fast salt, 1 large apple, 1 teaspoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1 teaspoon pumpkin seeds, 2 tablespoons walnut pieces.

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Method:

1. Drain and rinse amaranth. Combine with one cup of milk, water, and salt. Bring amaranth to a boil, and reduce to a simmer (all the way to low.) Cover and let simmer for 25 minutes until the amaranth is soft but there is still some liquid left. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 to 10 more minutes to thicken amaranth. Add a bit more milk to thin the texture out if desired.

2. Toss together the 1 teaspoon honey with the walnut pieces. Roast until the walnuts are toasted and the honey has dried, 10 to 15 minutes. Walnuts will become quite fragrant when done.

3. Along with the walnuts, dice the apple and toss with the remaining spices. Roast in a roasting pan for 15 minutes, until the apples are tender.

4. Remove the pan from the heat and let it stand, covered for 5 to 10 minutes. Divide amaranth among bowls and top with pumpkin seeds

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2.Puff Amaranth Parfait

Popped amaranth makes for a great cereal option. It is easy to make as well, and is not only delicious but also highly nutritional.

How to Puff Amaranth/Rajgira

Here we get the raw Amaranth grain and it is very easy to pop them at home. It is similar to how you pop popcorn in a large pot. For puffing up Amaranth all you add is a teaspoon of grain in the hot pot, shake it a bit and they start puffing up instantly. You will get a big bowl of puffed up Amaranth in a matter of minutes. Yes due to the puffing, some grains scatter all over hence it is advisable to use a high-ended pot.

Amaranth parfait

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp low-fat yogurt
  • 3 tbsp pomegranate
  • 1/3 cup chopped banana slice
  • 4-5 strawberry
  • 1 – 2 dry figs
  • 4-5 roasted almonds
  • 1 tbsp Amaranth seeds
  • Honey optional

Method

  1. Heat a nonstick pan put 1 tbsp of dry amaranth grains into the hot pan.
  1. Peel and chopped with banana, strawberry & pomegranate.
  1. Chop the dry fig, almonds and keep them aside.
  1. Layer the glass with 1to 2 tbsp yogurt
  1. Drizzle .5 tsp honey or as required on the yoghurt. Then make a layer of the fruits. Add the dry fig, almonds & layer with some of the popped amaranths.
  1. Repeat the same layers of yogurt
  1. Top with the portion of strawberry
  1. Serve the amaranth yoghurt parfait immediately.

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3.Sago Yogurt Parfait

Sago or Sabudana is one of the rich sources of carbohydrates, and the white globules are known for their quick energy-boosting property. Sago contains a nice amount of Iron, a tiny amount of protein with a feeble amount of Calcium, Vitamins, and other minerals. 100 grams serving of Sago can yield up to 350 Calories with 85.5 grams of carbohydrates and 0.2 grams of Protein.

Sago parfait

Ingredients

• 1 cup Tapioca Flour (Sago), soaked, boiled

• 1 cup low-fat yogurt

• 1 Ripe Banana, sliced

• 1 Apple, cubed

• 1/2 tsp cardamom powder

• 2 tablespoon Honey

• 2 tablespoon almonds, roasted, sliced

Method:

1. We begin by soaking the tapioca pearls in water for about 4 hours. Then later drain the water and boil it in water with 1/2 cup of water for about 5 minutes till it is soft and done.

2. Keep all the fruits ready and cut. Mix the boiled sago with yoghurt, fruits, and nuts in a bowl. Drizzle the honey over it.

3. Serve your Sago Yogurt Parfait ( Creamy Tapioca Pearls With Assorted Fruits) for a quick breakfast for a healthy start.

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Happy Fasting!

9 Homemade Detox Water for a Flat Stomach You Must Drink During the Summers

What would you say if I told you that one of your most powerful allies when it comes to weight loss isn’t the newest cardio science or a complicated diet, but … water? That’s right. Good ol’ H2O can rev your metabolism, help you lose serious weight, and maintain that flat belly.

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Detox water is a fantastic way to look and feel healthier, as it can wash away harmful toxins in your body and help you lose weight.

What Is Detox Water?

Detox water is any infused water recipe that helps flush your system of toxins and improves your health. Some detox water recipes have beneficial ingredients which help your body in some ways (like boost metabolism), but the main beneficial ingredient is water.

What does detox water do?

Although the jury is still out on exactly how much these drinks help remove toxins from your body, we can be sure that by drinking them, you are pumping your body full of vitamins and nutrients that will make you healthier, more beautiful and increase your energy.

Thus, it is true that some drinks will help you not only burn fat more and better, some may also help you achieve blood sugar regulation, decrease body mass index, build a balanced gut, and reduce inflammation.

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These are the top reasons people are looking into detox water and more about why they work:

• Helps regulate a belly fat burning hormone

• Targets the release of fat cells to break down more fat – Aids blood sugar balance

• Improves digestive system

• Includes anti-inflammatory properties

• Is a natural diuretic, preventing too much water retention

• Provide a clear skin

Combine plain water with proven fat-burning superfoods to create detox water and you’ll have an elixir that energizes you, fights bloating and helps you achieve your weight loss goals.

You may want to prepare a stock of these refreshing fruit and vegetable infused waters in advance, to carry them with you when you step out in the heat.

1.Apple Cinnamon Detox Water

Detox water
This apple cinnamon detox water recipe helped jump-start the infused water popularity! It boosts metabolism and curbs appetite!

This classic detox water recipe not only tastes delicious (the apples and cinnamon in this recipe help make any day feel like Fall), it also has a lot of health benefits. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

And the cinnamon also has a lot of great health benefits, too, making this an ideal detox water recipe.

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INGREDIENTS

• 1 Apple thinly sliced I like Fuji but pick your favourite (Cut away the seeds)

• 1 Cinnamon Stick

INSTRUCTIONS

• Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.

• Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.

• Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.

• You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavour.

2.Blueberry Orange Detox Water

Blueberry detox water

This detox drink is so delicious it will help you meet your water goal each day, you’ll naturally increase your metabolism and flush your system. This fruit water recipe was made to simply make water taste more delicious, and we can get behind that. But that doesn’t mean the other ingredients don’t do their part as well.

The mandarin oranges are packed full of Vitamin C which is known to increase metabolism and help tone up skin.

The blueberries are packed full of antioxidants and fiber making them a superfood that makes you healthier, more beautiful and best of all, they naturally curb appetite.

INGREDIENTS

• 2 Mandarin Oranges cut into wedges

• Handful of blueberries

INSTRUCTIONS

• Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.

• Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.

• Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.

• You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavour.

3.Metabolism Boosting Mango Ginger Detox Water

Mango detox water

The taste is amazing! The ginger and mango give this infused water recipe a terrific flavour while providing some beneficial ingredients to make you feel good.

Mangos are not only known to boost metabolism, but they also aid in digestion, help boost your memory and can even help increase your libido!

This Mango Ginger Detox Water will do a lot of good things for your health, so make a big pitcher today and enjoy.

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INGREDIENTS

• 1 inch Ginger Root peeled and sliced

• 1 cup Fresh or Frozen Mango

INSTRUCTIONS

• Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.

• Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.

• Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.

• You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavour.

4. Strawberry, Mint, and Lemon Detox Drink

Strawberry mint water

Strawberries are a hugely popular detox water ingredient, and this recipe combines them with the best ingredients ever! The delicious sweetness of the strawberries is balanced with the tartness of the lemons, and the cooling mint flavour rounds it out perfectly.

This is one of my favourite detox drinks for weight loss! It’s simple and elegant, and so easy to make!

INGREDIENTS

• 1 lemon thinly sliced

• 15 strawberries quartered

• 5 mint leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

• Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.

• Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.

• Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.

• You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavour

5. Tropical Pineapple Orange Detox Water

Detox water

This tropical drink tastes like a vacation, but acts like a fat-burning powerhouse!

Pineapple and oranges pack this drink full of Vitamin C, naturally increasing metabolism, flushing fat and toning up your skin!

I love to drink this during and after a workout, it keeps your body burning fat long after your workout is over and also helps your body repair itself, reducing muscle soreness.

INGREDIENTS

• 1 orange thinly sliced

• 1/2 cup pineapple thinly sliced

INSTRUCTIONS

• Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.

• Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.

• Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.

• You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavour.

6.Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Water

ACV water

Apple Cider Vinegar removes toxins from the blood and liver and aids in digestion making it ideal for a detox drink.

This drink takes the super ingredient to the next level with bloat reducing cucumber, metabolism-boosting lemon and headache relieving mint.

I’m a big fan of the flavour of vinegar, but don’t let that scare you off, I recommend you start slow, adding in just a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, working your way up after you get used to its taste.

INGREDIENTS

• 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

• 1 lime

• 1 lemon

• 5-6 mint leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

• Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.

• Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.

• Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.

• You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavour.

7. Citrus Cucumber Detox Water

Infused water

This drink boosts liver cleansing and clears the digestive tract in the vitamin C packed lemons and oranges (vitamin C also naturally increases metabolism!), along with breaking down body fat and toxins. Mint also aids in digestion and breaks down fat, all while cooling your body.

Lastly, the cucumber helps reduce bloat and works together with the mint to help you cool off naturally… so next time someone tells you to “chill out” take their advice and make yourself a glass of this refreshing detox water.

INGREDIENTS

• 2 large oranges sliced

• 1 lemon sliced

• ½ large cucumber sliced

• 1 handful of fresh mint

INSTRUCTIONS

• Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.

• Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.

• Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.

• You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavour.

8. Lemon Ginger Detox Water

Lemon ginger

This is one of those detox water recipes that not only taste good but has some very special qualities that may help you feel better and cleanse your body as well.

The lemon provides the sweetness in this recipe, while the ginger provides a unique flavour that makes this recipe special.

Ginger is known to have a long history of providing relief for nausea, pain, inflammation, motion sickness, loss of appetite, and many more healthful benefits.

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INGREDIENTS

• Juice of 2 lemons

• 2-inch knob of ginger root

INSTRUCTIONS

• Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.

• Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water.

• Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.

• You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavour.

9. Cucumber Melon Detox Water

Cucumber melon

Our Cucumber Melon Detox Drink combines these flavours along with lime and mint into light-infused water. There are so many health benefits to this drink! It flushes out toxins from our bodies, stimulates digestion, breaks down fat, and hydrates body cells.

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INGREDIENTS

• 1 cup cucumber with peel, cubed

• 2 cups seedless watermelon

• 8 mint leaves fresh, lightly chopped

• 1/4 cup lime juice fresh

INSTRUCTIONS

• In a large juice pitcher, combine cucumber, watermelon, and mint leaves. Gently smash ingredients. Add lime juice and water.

• Allow steeping for at least one hour. Pour water through a strainer into a separate bowl or juice pitcher to remove chunks.

• Pour over ice and serve.

Different combinations of these weight loss efforts will yield varying degrees of results for everyone.
Just like, different versions of the following fat burner drinks have unique health benefits that catalyze one of the above mechanisms.

Now that you have 9 detox water recipes to choose from you don’t have any excuses not to drink your water. I recommend a gallon of water, or fruit infused water a day for optimum health benefits.

So drink up, and please be sure to comment below and tell us which were your favourite, other readers will be counting on you to share which of these 9 is the yummiest.

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5 Traditional Holi dishes with a Nutritious twist & 7 Post Holi Detox Tips

Holi is just around the corner and it is incomplete without delicious snacks and healthy traditional recipes!

We all have seen how our mothers started preparation for making various mouth-watering dishes for the festival.

It’s a stated fact that celebrating Holi would never be deemed complete without indulging in some heavenly Holi treats. Be it those festive Gujiyas, soul-chilling Thandais or general Indian snacks such as samosas, Dahi vadas and so on. Everything adds a little more to the festive vibes.

Many health-conscious people tried hard to ignore the lip-smacking dishes due to their diet chart and avoid the traditional food of Holi.

If you are also one of those health-conscious people then try out these healthy dishes that would not put a dent in your weight loss goals.

Check out super amazing healthy dishes that anyone can eat this Holi season:

1.Oats and Green Moong Dal Dahi Vada

Dahi vada

Oats and Green Moong Dal Dahi Vada Recipe are an easy to make and even easier to digest recipe perfect for Holi snack. It might require an overnight’s prep, however, the result will be super tasty and zesty. Not only the use of sprouted moong dal saved us from an entire day of regret but the presence of low-fat curd makes the delicacy hard to resist with no extra guilt.

2.Healthy Almond Milk Thandai

Getting high on sugary delight is surely not so healthy. Toppling down some fun is good enough, but not at the cost of your hard-worked fitness regime. Instead, keep it well on the fun part, just loose out the fat and fab from it. Use sugar alternatives like honey, jaggery or stevia sugar, go with almond milk, oat milk for protein and vitamin E, and ultimately use poppy seeds as the key ingredient.

Healthy thandai

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Berry Thandai

This nutty berry blast thandai is great for those who cannot have the traditional spicy Thandai. Blend it all nut milk (of your choice), fresh strawberries, vanilla essence, a pinch of a spice of your choice (cinnamon or cardamom) and natural sweetener. Finely Diced strawberries for garnish.

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3.Malpuas But Healthy

Jaggery malpua

If the thought of Malpuas is making you worry about your fitness resolution, then this healthy malpua recipe which is a storehouse of gluten-free, fibre-rich oats flour will save your life. It’s fairly simple and tastes as good as the original one. Make use of soy or almond milk instead of the regular one and jaggery or stevia instead of sugar to make the delicious Malpuas. This dish is not healthier, but work brilliantly when it comes to flavour…. creates something that takes decadence to another level.

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4.Healthy Besan Laddoo

Besan Jaggery Ladoo, low fat and healthy, made without sugar, oil or milk.

Besan laddo

Yes, it is a guilt-free sweet which can be enjoyed without worrying about those extra calories. Gram flour or Besan is a highly nutritious ingredient that has plenty of health benefits. It has a high amount of minerals such as iron, potassium, manganese, copper, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium as well as vitamin B-6 and thiamine.

Check the recipe here: https://detoxpri.in/2020/08/19/sweetchickpeaflourballs/

5. Vitamin Corn Salad

Corn salad

For all, you weight watchers who want to avoid all the fried treats, let’s toss-up up some healthy vitamin-rich salad for you. It is not just wholesome and nutrient-rich but also a treat to your taste buds. Throw in all the veggies in a salad bowl and then add some pulpy mango into the mix. coriander leaves. This healthy and hearty salad can cheer you up instantly.

Check the recipe here: Corn and Raw Mango Salad

With a quirky menu like this, your holi party is going to be fun enough even if you decide to skip the balloon fights and greasy synthetic colours. If you still want to indulge in them we can’t complain cause – Bura na mano Holi hai!!!

Post Holi Detox: 7 Easy Diet Tips To Cleanse And Recharge Your Body

1. Follow a diet which is low in sugar and fat but rich in protein, complex carbohydrate and fiber. Fixing a calorie goal can be a good way to exercise control.

2. Have homemade curd, buttermilk, yoghurt and other probiotic drinks to keep the gut healthy. Fill your stomach with coconut water, lemon water and fruits.

3. Avoid alcohol completely, even caffeine must be consumed in moderation(1 cup of tea/coffee in the day). Rather you can consume herbal teas like chamomile tea, peppermint tea, hibiscus tea etc.

4. Do not forget to work out or go for your walk on the day of the festival. Working out is important. Working out will not only help in the removal of unwanted toxins but will also help you in losing the water you have retained due to binge eating and alcohol consumption.

5. Give yourself a break from highly processed foods that contain high levels of sodium, sugar and unhealthy fats. Sugar-sweetened beverages, like soda, negatively affect your weight and health in many ways.

6. Substitute vegetable oils with good oils such as olive oil, coconut, and flaxseed oil, etc. Olive oil is one of the healthiest oils you can buy.

7. Drink enough water as you are looking to detoxify your body. Add flavour to your water by adding fresh fruits, lemon wedges, mint leaves and herbs. You could try combinations like strawberry and mint, pineapple and ginger, orange and mint, cucumber, lemon and mint leaves, apple and cinnamon etc.

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Holi is a celebration of the vibrancy of life itself.

Our health is an important component of having a vibrant and happy life. We hope you have a Happy, Healthy and Colorful Holi.