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Healthy snacks boost immunity

Dolly Kumar, Director,GAIA

Dolly Kumar, Founder and Director,GAIA

Its a permanent guilt that hit ones mind every now and then after eating unhealthy snacks- almost on daily basis. But, one is left defenceless, when that hunger strikes in between meals and lead one into sinful snacking of sorts. If one knew that there exists option if healthy snacks that boosts the immunity system naturally, the life with snacks be more comfortable, enjoyable and gratifying.

Like the strong desire to get instant cash from ATM’s these days, which is likely to take time as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive is still a week away from 50 days period, before the system gets more relief. But, for search of healthy snacks, instant help is available in opinion of Founder and Director at GAIA- Dolly Kumar, who in an exclusive guest write-up shares the much needed break through.

For the uninitiated, GAIA is one of new entrants in India’s fastest growing health and nutrition market. GAIA is the Greek name for the Goddess of the Earth, and hence Dolly thought it be best name for the said entity based on her staunch belief that nature, through the earth’s diversity of flora and fauna, offers us the best solutions for all our health and personal care needs.

They say change is good and a change in season is the perfect time to have fun with your friends and family. However, with winters on the way, transition through the seasons is always a challenge. Having a strong immune system is utter important since most health experts agree that stronger your immune system, the more balanced you will feel, health wise. The first step towards building a strong immune system is by adopting healthy eating habits. Every part of your body, including your immune system functions better when it is protected against infections, viruses, flu etc. This is mainly achieved by healthy-living strategies.

With cold months approaching, one should take proactive steps towards bolstering ones immune system. Good nutrition, plenty of water and an active lifestyle are a few habits one should adopt this season along.

gaiaAlso Neem a natural herb is known to help boost the immune system also keeps the body cool internally. Neem has both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that help keep your skin clean, radiant and healthy. Also known to have blood purifying properties, neem helps clear toxins and impurities from the blood leaving one with a strengthened immune system. One can pop a neem capsule in the morning for a calmed and purified self!

Keeping one nourished from the inside during this time is not only important but also necessary to remain healthy. Kick-start your mornings with Muesli and be high on energy all day long! Rich in dietary fibre, proteins, iron and anti-oxidants, this power-food is a healthy mix of rolled oats, wheat flakes and corn flakes along different flavours. A nutritiously satisfying meal, dribble some Multifloral Honey over a bowl of Muesli with skimmed milk and pleasure that sweet tooth.

Alternatively, one can also indulge in a steaming bowl of Masala Oats or Oats with Vegetables. Rich in dietary fibre and protein, Oats are a low-calorie food that would keep one fuller for longer. Oats are also proven to manage cholesterol levels, maintain healthy body weight and reduce risk of blood sugar and diabetes.

Do you usually feel an energy dip in the afternoon or are suffering with a sore throat due to the weather? Ditch the sweet, carbonated drinks you usually indulge in and opt for a warm cup of Green Tea. Green Tea comes packed with powerful anti-oxidants and nutrients that help regulate blood sugar, improve brain function and enhance metabolism. This ’super-drink’ also has essential minerals, bioactive compounds and fat-burning qualities, that not only help in increasing the detoxification process in the body but also, aid in weight loss.

Along with this alluring aroma and pleasant taste, your body is bound to stay hydrated and fresh! Add a dash of honey and squeeze a lemon in your cup of green tea and make your day a tangy, zesty and delicate affair! For those who have dietary restrictions and cannot indulge in honey, try Stevia. A diabetic person’s best friend, stevia is a 100% low-calorie sugar substitute that aids in weight loss and lowers blood sugar levels. Pop a tablet in your daily cup of tea or coffee and drink away to glory!

Article By- Dolly Kumar, Founder and Director at GAIA

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