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!