Happy Mother’s Day: healthy tips for celebrating Mother’s Day 2021 in the right way
A mother’s job has always been a challenge, but in this modern world where we are still under the effects of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, that role has become even more difficult, with mothers having to balance their daily routines and juggle between professional life. and take care of their families. Although they can take care of every detail in the home, from food to cleanliness, all the time caring for loved ones, mothers tend to neglect their own health, nutrition and mental well-being. which turn out to be very important in the current scenario. . And while we can give our moms the usual breakfast in bed, the Mother’s Day card, flowers and gifts, let’s take real action to make them healthier too. This Mother’s Day, let’s take a look at five healthy tips to celebrate the right way and encourage her to adopt a healthy lifestyle she needs so much. Read on:
Replace the sugar with 100% pure honey
Regulate your sugar intake as a conscious change to a healthier lifestyle. Pure honey helps in weight management, boosting immunity and rejuvenating the skin. Honey in its purest form is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial thus helps fight infections. Although honey is a common ingredient that can be found in most Indian households, perhaps not all of us consume organic and pure honey, and it is equally important for us to check its standards for purity. Some tips for selecting the purest quality honey – look for FSSAI approved honey, choose honey with an NMR approved brand, that is, nuclear magnetic resonance technology which guarantees pure honey, without added sugar, guaranteeing 100% purity.
It is also versatile in nature, can be used in baking, dressings, marinades, sauces in all kinds of salty and sweet dishes. Pure honey has always been a superfood that our daddy is and nanis recommended for healthy preparations because it has great medicinal properties which are excellent both for boosting immunity and for general well-being. You can also add it to your tea, green tea, turmeric milk (haldi dudh) and in all immunity booster shots like honey in a glass of lukewarm water, a few drops of lemon, half an inch of ginger, ¼ teaspoon of turmeric and a pinch of black pepper to keep them away viral infections.
Detox with oil extraction
As our moms continue to boost immunity kadhas, in order for us to ensure our good health in these times, we must strive to introduce our mothers to Oil Pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic method of swirling oil in the mouth and “ extracting ” bacteria and thus ensuring good oral hygiene. Although this method stems from our ancient Ayurvedic roots, it has gained tremendous importance in the current scenario. We can also opt for cold pressed virgin oil which contains a rich amount of MCT which aids digestion and strengthens the immune system. It is also a great solution for weight management, heart and liver health. Several studies have also found evidence that shows that consuming cold-pressed virgin oil can help prevent dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, although this is disputed.
Rejuvenate with green coffees
While our mothers love their traditional ginger masala tea, it’s important to include a healthier and refreshing option to their regular chai breaks as well. Encourage her to include green coffee in her daily routine to help keep her fresh and healthy. Unlike our regular coffees, these are not roasted and therefore contain three times the antioxidants that are otherwise lost in the roasting process. They are also a rich source of metabolism boosters and antioxidants to help us manage weight, boost immunity, and general physical well-being. Plus, starting her day with that hot cup of tea will surely help her relax and soothe her senses as the modern day superwoman prepares for new challenges every day.
Exercise is a must!
Exercise helps keep you fit and healthy and lowers the risk of certain diseases. Plus, exercise has also been proven to lower our risk of depression, improve mental well-being, which is just as important for overall health! Look for yoga classes online, Zumba sessions, or even simple exercises at home, which is very important these days. Follow the standards of frequent hand washing, physical distancing, double masking, and maintaining a balanced diet to improve immunity.
Superfoods for the Superwoman
The new normal has made our mothers even stronger, we need to make sure her health is a priority so that she can always do her best. Add super foods to her diet like lightly roasted, powdered flax seeds, commonly known as alsi. These tiny powerhouses, rich in fiber and nutrients to help you balance your diet and improve your health like no other. Amla, being the richest source of vitamin C, it contains many other vitamins and minerals and offers twice as much vitamin C as an orange. Amla is an effective immune stimulant, nourishing the hair and also effective in controlling blood sugar and blood cholesterol.
As we all celebrate our mothers and their motherhood which keeps us safe and happy through such difficult times, it’s time to give them a warm hug filled with healthy habits to make sure they put themselves first and foremost. continue to be the bond of love that gels. our families together.
(With contributions from Sheryl Salis, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator)