Tips to follow this Summer to stay healthy

Safety First: Tips to follow this Summer to stay healthy

Here comes the lazy, longer & warmer days of summer!

With this harsh climate and temperature rapidly rising, we tend to drain off our energy very soon 🙁

Bringing a plethora of problems- hair, skin & health issues like heat boils, sunstroke, heavy sweating, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea, fainting, muscle cramps etc we definitely need to adapt healthy living tips.

While we can’t control the temperature outside, we can do all the possible things which will surely keep us healthy and safeguard us against the heat.

Follow these 6 essential tips to beat the heat, stay energetic and look fresh this summer:

  1. Rethink your drink: Drink plenty of water as it prevents your body from dehydration. Due to excessive sweating we tend to loose electrolytes from our body which results in reduced energy. If not water, grab mineral rich fruits like lemon, watermelon, kiwi etc
  2. Eat Light & Right: We lose appetite due to excessive heat. It is therefore essential to eat light but right food to regain energy in order to fight the heat & remain healthy with the vital nutrients.
  3. Wear loose & light clothes: To keep yourself cool and for good air circulation wear light coloured and loose fitting clothes. Choose cotton over synthetic.
  4. Exercise to energise, not exert: Don’t push beyond your physical limits. Store your energy levels to remain active. Opt for indoor exercises rather than outdoor.
  5. Protect yourself: When outdoors, apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes prior to heading out. Get a pair of UV protected sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful sun rays.
  6.  Get some ‘me’ time: Take advantage of summer’s slower schedule by grabbing a novel, indulging in some long lost hobby, plan a vacation to unwind and breathe.

Do you know, slowing down with summer has multiple benefits. It lowers your blood pressure, heart rate & stress hormones.

Spend time with your loved ones and cherish memorable moments, that is definitely healthier than standing in long billing 🙁

So remember…It’s not summer time, it’s some more time 🙂

Now all your summer essentials are just a click or call away.

Happy Summer’s

Stay Healthy!

A ‘not to miss’ healthy & tasty Breakfast recipe!

Wakey…Wakey…Do you know BREAKFAST is the most important meal of the day?

There’s a famous saying, “Eat Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper” but do we follow this?

Most of us DO NOT 😐 Nutritionists always advises to eat breakfast within two hours of waking.

Here’s the reason why….. Breakfast provides our brain and body with energy after an overnight fast. That’s how the name ‘BREAKFAST’ got originated, breaking the fast!

Apart from providing energy, it is a good source of important nutrients such as calcium, iron, B vitamins, protein and fibre.

So let’s kick start our day with one such super boaster yet simple breakfast recipe 🙂

Oats Upma:  Traditional dish with a Twist of Healthy Oats.

Just as the name sounds unique so is the recipe! This 30 min recipe made of oats with fresh vegetables and indian spices is one of the healthiest breakfasts suitable for kids as well as heart and diabetic patients.

Here’s how we make this delicious fusion:

Ingredients:

1 cup of oats

½ teaspoon oil

¼ cup finely chopped onion, carrots, french beans, green peas

7 to 8 curry leaves

1 teaspoon mustard

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon chana dal/urad dal

8 to 10 peanuts/cashew

½ teaspoon ginger

1 or 2 green chillies

1 to 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

1.25 cups water

Salt as required

 

How to make:

Roasting Oats:

1.Heat ½ tsp of oil in pan & add 1 cup oats.

2.Stir and saute on low flame till the oats become crisp. Keep stirring so that the oats do not turn brown from bottom.

3.Remove in a plate and keep aside.

 

Preparation:

1.Heat 1 to 1.5 tbsp oil. Add mustard seeds, stir till the seeds crackle.

2.Add cumin seeds, chana dal or urad dal and cashew. Stir till the dal turns brown.

3.Add chopped onions, stir and saute till the onions turn translucent.

4.Add chopped green chillies, curry leaves, stir and saute for half a minute

5.Then add chopped carrots, french beans, green peas, stir and saute for 2 minutes

6.Adding 1.25 cup of water, cover the pan.

7.Let it simmer on a medium flame and cook this mixture till the veggies become soft. For about 8 to 9 minutes.

8.Add roasted oats, stir lightly and add salt as required. Cover the pan with lid on a low flame, steam for 7 to 8 mins.

9.Once cooked, add coriander leaves, stir and serve with some lemon or coconut chutney.

 

Relish this nutritious recipe to work too as it’s an excellent source of energy.

Remember in skipping breakfast, you are more likely to gain weight instead of losing weight.

Fleeing in the morning from one task to another we forget the relevance of having a nourishing break-fast. Hastily make your daily planner; include fruits, nuts, oats, eggs, juices, milk, brown bread, poha, upma, sabudana etc.

Now that the list is ready, log on to www.reliancesmart.in or call 022-61 220 220 for all your essentials.

Keep your morning cravings at bay & have a happy healthy day 🙂

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!

3 Delicious Winter Recipes! Not to be missed…

We found it 🙂 Delicious, mouth-watering & so not to be missed winter recipes.

As the temperature is rising, savouring the seasonal recipes is the most cheering sign of long awaited winter.
With these nourishing and scrumptious food on your platter just transport yourself to winter wonderland.

Gajar Ka Halwa :

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Gajar (Carrots) have strong cleansing properties that help in detoxifying liver. Highly responsible for reducing the risk of breast, lung & colon cancer. It also effectively nourishes the skin & prevent any blemishes.
Here’s what you need:
1/2 tin (200g)- Nestle Milkmaid Condensed Milk
2 tbsp- Any Pure Ghee
1 litre- Milk
1 kg- Carrots Grated
25 gm- Kishmish (Raisins)
25gm- Kaju (Cashewnuts) Chopped
How to make:
1. Mix grated carrots and milk in a pan, bring to a boil. Cook on low flame and stir occasionally till milk dries up.
2. Add Nestle Milkmaid Condensed Milk and continue cooking on low flame, stir occasionally till it dries up.
3. Add ghee and cook for 10 minutes. Garnish with nuts and serve hot.

 

Bajre ka Thepla:

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Though Bajra is available round the year, it is extremely good for winters. Good source of energy, promotes heart health & helps in digestion.
Here’s what you need:
1/2 cups Bajre ka atta
1/2 cup whole wheat atta
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp dried methi
2 tsp salt
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp garlic
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp sugar
Yogurt to knead

How to make:
1. Make paste of ginger, garlic & green chillies
2. Knead all the ingrediants with yogurt & make thin parathas.

 

Pepper Rasam Soup:

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Winters also bring in common cold and cough. In order to avoid incessant running nose and sneeze it is better to consume effective foods. Pepper Rasam Soup helps in digestion & also soothes your senses.
Here’s what you need:
100 gm Tomato
50 gm Tamarind
1 tsp Whole black pepper
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 Cloves of garlic
2 gm Turmeric powder
1 gm Coriander leaves
Few curry leaves
Salt to taste
750 ml Water
Seasoning:
1 gm Curry leaves
10 gm Ghee
2 gm Mustard seeds
2 gm Red chilli whole
How to make:
1. Soak tamarind in a cup of warm water, extract its juice and discard the pulp. Grind cumin seeds, pepper and garlic in a mixer.
2. Take a cup of tamarind extract, add chopped tomatoes, crushed pepper, cumin, garlic, salt turmeric powder and curry leaves. Boil them together.
3. Once it starts boiling, keep the flame low. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes or till the raw smell of the tamarind goes off.
4. Heat ghee and add mustard seeds to it. When it begins to splutter, add curry leaves and red chilli, and pour it over the Rasam.

Now ready your taste buds to take a break and try these winter special recipes.

One food tip- Food tastes better when you eat with your family, share with your friends and get to hear all those compliments. Isn’t it?

Check on your groceries, if anything is missing we are always there 24X7 🙂
Simply log on to www.reliancefreshdirect.com or call 022-61 220 220 and book all your essentials.

Enjoy…
Eat Good! Feel Good!

Winter Care: Head to Toe!

Winter has come, the coziest season of the year!

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From enjoying warmest blanket and sleeping till late in the morning to the most delightful time to travel, there are many reasons to fall in love with winter.

Gear up Foodies! This is the time when our digestive systems function better & also there’s various green leafy veggies available only during winter.

Mouth-watering and healthy recipes like Gajar Ka Halwa, Makke Di Roti, Sarson Da Saag, homemade soups etc. are simply delicious & irresistible.

Apart from gorging on food and adding on extra calories, we also need to take an extra step to pamper our skin during winter months as the dryness in the climate will make our skin look rough and dull.

So here are a few winter care tips from head to toe, follow them to protect and nourish your skin throughout the season.

1.Scalp – The skin under our hair needs essential oils such as coconut, olive or almond to keep it moisturised and to avoid itchy scalp and dandruff. Lukewarm oil before applying every week and keep it for 15-20 minutes before washing out thoroughly. You can also use anti dandruff shampoo for better results.

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2.Face – Skin under our eyes is especially thin & sensitive. Keep it moisturised day and night. Though you may enjoy sun during the day a sunscreen layer is a must. Use a sunscreen 15 minutes before you step out.

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3.Lips – Nobody likes chapped lips, so a lip balm with SPF is a must. Try Maybelline baby lips for smooth and 8 hours protection with SPF.

4.Body – We often forget to moisturise our body. Various body lotions are available, grab one and apply right after you freshen up to lock the moisture.

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5.Hands & Feet – Unlike our face and body, hands get washed repeatedly throughout the day. Keep a moisturiser handy to use and avoid wrinkly hands. Before you slip into your blanket reach for some coconut oil or your favourite hand or body lotion, massage onto your feet and cover it with a pair of cotton socks. Wake up in the morning with supple feet.

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6.Inside Out – Hydrate yourself inside out by drinking water throughout the day to keep skin clear & glowing.

Before you get cosy, don’t forget to do special winter care shopping to pamper yourself.

What’s stopping you, cold weather, warm blankets & hot chocolate…. worry not while we get all your essentials right @ your doorstep.

Order now on www.reliancefreshdirect.com or call 022-61 220 220.

Happy Winter!