Magical remedies for winter which glows up your Skin & Health: Dietitian Srishti Arora
New Delhi, January 2020: The winter can be frustrating for some. There are very few hours of daylight, the weather can be bone-chillingly cold and you may have to deal with dry skin, cold cough, but did you know there are some magical herbs can be grown and used at home.
Basil is one you must have in your garden this season. Let’s know why?
Like parsley, basil is one of the most popular herbs in the world. Rich in vitamin K, A, potassium, and calcium, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. It helps to reduce inflammation, and studies have shown that it may help with symptoms of arthritis. Basil also contains a lot of anti-oxidants and antibacterial properties, which can help with cardiovascular health and inhibition of the growth of bad bacteria, respectively.
- Protects Against Infection
- Analgesic (a painkiller)
- Basil can be used in Tea, Salad or can be consumed raw highly recommended to have daily intake for best results. Happy winters.
Your skincare in winter
Skin is largest organ of our body and outer coverage were as skin has many important functions then just making us look beautiful it equally requires an attention and skin care. In 2020 we must set right goals for healthy skin too. Did you know? A healthy Diet also plays vital role in skin care choosing right products can protect you from seasonal changes, dust and pollution. At the same time balanced nutrition can help you dealing with seasonal change like winter it may develop dryness or dandruff which can lead to infections and long-term problems if not treated well.
Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants is good for your whole body, including your skin. Antioxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamins.
Turmeric: The Golden Spice
Did you know? India is a leading producer and exporter of turmeric in the world. During most important festival, worship turmeric is highly used in India and has many unknown facts and health benefits. Here are some must know facts during winter season:
Turmeric is loaded with essential minerals, including magnesium, potassium and calcium. It’s also an excellent source of fibre, vitamin B6 and zinc contains healthy amounts of vitamin C and magnesium.
Replace a powder with raw turmeric know why?
- More Essential Oils: Turmeric root may contain more natural oils than turmeric powder as some amount may be lost during processing and drying.
- Rid of Artificial Colouring: Since turmeric is such a widely-used spice, it is also one of the most adulterated spices around. By using turmeric root instead of powder, you can ensure that you are not consuming artificial colouring agents, which may be harmful to your body.
The most active compound of Turmeric is curcumin having many scientifically-proven health benefits, such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. It works as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.