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  • 16 Top tips to make your Ashtami even healthier

    In Detox On 03 April 2017

      So the wait is over. Ashtami/Navami is approaching and every other household is bustling with the preparations of celebrations. Ashtami morning your big Kadai is out, Chanas are soaked, sooji is getting roasted and potatoes are getting boiled. The aroma of these delicacies and sound of Bhajans is making your household a hub of spiritual energy.   The Menu remains the same for most of the households:   Halwa Poori. Kala Chana. Aloo ki Sabzi. Dahi Balle. Some slight modifications in your cooking style would make the Ashtami food even healthier Healthy Poori:   In that kadhai replace your normal Ghee with Cows Ghee. While frying dont overcrowd the kadhai. This leads to drop in temperature of oil, increasing the speed of cooking hence causing more absorption of oil in your poori. Dont use the oil over and over again for frying. As once the oil is used for frying it starts breaking down into Trans fats. The Trans fats are very harmful for your heart health and other vital organs.   Kala Chana:   Being low in fat, high in dietary fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals, Kala Chana is indeed a healthy addition to your Asthami /Navami day.   Eating the healthy food and preparing it an even healthier way is an icing on the cake. Keep the oil low. Keep the spices. Replace the amchur powder with freshly squeezed lemon to add that tangy taste.   Sooji ka Halwa:   Sooji ka halwa is a very nourishing dish post Navratri. Loaded with lots of benefits make itself an indispensable part of Ashtami/Navami Prasad: Boosts energy. Keeps nervous system healthy. Improves bone health. Cook it the healthy way and eat in control: Cook your Sooji ka Halwa in Cows ghee. Just control the portion size.   Aloo ki Sabji: Dont make those taste buds crave more just make a few changes to your cooking style: Use boiled potatoes. Add little yogurt to add the tangy flavor rather than keeping the thick tomato gravy.   Dahi Balle: It so simply for these little Balle to lose their calories and keep the nutrition Instead of frying the Balle,Bake them. Fuss free and less time consuming too. Dont devour on that tamarind chutney. Keep it less on your plate.                                                                                            


    In Detox On 01 November 2017

    न चाभिघाताहितम गात्रामाभ्यंगसेविनः।   विकारं भजतेSत्यर्थं बलकर्मणि वा क्वचित्त्। (८८)   सुस्पर्शोंSपचिताङ्गश्च बालवान् प्रियदर्शनः।   भवति अभ्यङ्गम नित्यत्वात् नरोSल्पजर एव च (८९)                                                                                (Charak) The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much, even If subjected to accidental Injuries or strenuous Workout, stress By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch trimmed body parts and becomes strong, charming and least affected by old age Our skin is the largest organ of the body which has numerous Tiny pores (minute channels) which allows seepage of oil into deeper layers for internal Nourishment. Abhyangam Can be incorporated into a routine appropriate for almost everyone except During Menstruation, Pregnancy, High fever, Skin eruptions, acute illness or when there is high ama (toxins) or great physical discomfort The oil selection is based upon prakriti (basic body constitution) and Vikriti (current conditions). “ Abhyangam Should be resorted daily as It wards off old age exertion and aggravation of ‘Vata’” So at least 15-20 minutes massage practice should be done daily to get Abhyangam benefits . You can take professional help once a week to get deeper relaxation. Therapeutic benefits of Abhyangam Imparts softness, strength and gloss to the body. Works as anti-ageing by increasing muscle & skin tone and increases longevity. Improves sleep quality. Strengthens the body’s tolerance. Limbs becomes more flexible and strong. Stimulates internal organs by improving circulation. Shiroabhyangam is particularly beneficial to relive stress and promotes hair-growth and reduces facial wrinkles. Padabhyangam (Feet Massage) makes feet strong and firm. Enhances vision, alleviates stiffness, roughness, fatigue and numbness of feet particularly in diabetes. It also prevents plantar fascitis. SWEDANA Swedana is an individually Herbalised steam bath, during which the head is kept cool while the body is heated to remove mental, emotional and physical toxins lodged deeply within the tissues. The cool head  provides a sense of calm and openness while the therapeutic steam over the entire body can penetrate and cleanse deeply, without the body becoming overheated and stressed. Always try to experience the magical effects of herbal steam after Abhyangam. It is the finest way to eliminate unwanted waste materials from body with the help of  herbal steam. This will open up the energy channels, reduce stiffness and pain and relaxes muscles and rejuvenates the body. Combining a steam bath with oil massage gives more impact and helps in more joint flexibility. We should feel proud of on our ancient wisdom and royal ways to take care of ourselves. The way our ancestors were into a system of rejuvenation everyday (pressing legs and feet, Abhyangam , physical labour , organic food ) is really commendable.


    In Detox On 19 December 2017

    ​ It’s good to care about your skin as much your health and body. Your skin talks a lot about your health. Creams and lotions work only externally. Have good food for that glow on your face naturally. Beet root, carrot and tomato works best for your skin. It has too many health benefits like lowering your bad cholesterol, improving digestion, detoxifying your body and healthy hair too! For women, it improves the Menstrual problems as well as cures Anemia. Beetroot is good for circulation and help to calm the Nerves and also it can drastically help in lowering High-Blood pressure. It can be a good detox drink as it cleanses the Liver and the Intestines. Carrots, Beetroots and Tomatoes are rich in Antioxidants and thus free our Body from Toxins, free Radicals and purifies our Blood. They help Detox and cleanse our Body internally. Add dash of ginger to make it anti-cold. Drink one glass of Carrot, Beetroot and Tomato Juice everyday and you'll have a Healthy glowing Skin and a Healthy Body too. ​​

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Nutritionist in Rohini, Delhi, India 

Here at Arogyam Nutrition,I am guiding people to Transform their lives through balanced eating & healthy lifestyle. Programs are full of knowledge, so that you may experience & even maintain a higher sense of well being & a better sense of harmony with your surroundings. I believe in following first then recommending to get a practical touch to advisory. Nutrition & Vedic science is a complete preventive package, this unique blend is the backbone of the Arogyam Nutrition.
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