With Diwali just around the corner, I'd like to wish you happiness and good health this year! Good health starts with one bite at a time, one step at a time; so don't wait until after the holiday season to be healthy. Start today.
Nuts and dried fruits make a wholesome and delicious gift idea. Did you know that there's a great concentration of oleic acid in cashews? Oleic acid promotes good heart health, even for those with diabetes.
If making sweets at home, monitoring fat and sugar content will go a long way. Honey, dates, raisins... These natural sweeteners weren't just meant for tea time. Try adding less sugar in your kheer and throw in some extra raisins.
Don't take a holiday from your workout routine. If time is an issue, try to fit in a quick walk after meals... It's not only refreshing, but can aid in proper digestion too.
Practice moderation and restraint. The first limb of yoga is Yama or quite literally, "restraint." Think twice before taking that second or third ladoo, however tempting.
Lastly, enjoy this time with your loved ones, and maybe crack a joke or two. Laughter not only boosts your immune system, it also helps protect your heart.
Please leave a comment and tell me what minor changes you'll be making to be healthy over this holiday season. Happy Diwali!