How to DETOX after Diwali or Festive season?

How to DETOX after Diwali or Festive season?

Looking for a simple home remedy to get rid of the heaviness, bloating & constipation? In this article, we are sharing an effective way to Detox after Diwali or Festive Season.

How to Detox after Diwali or Festive season?

You have been meeting friends and family and enjoying their hospitality or have been showing your hospitality. Healthy eating may have taken a back seat during the celebrations. And, now you are feeling bloated, constipation, tired or exhausted and guilty. Aren’t you??

Some herbal tea can help cleanse the body from within by behaving like a natural cleanser and laxative.

Herbal teas are undoubtedly one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. These are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that provide many short and long-term health benefits, including weight loss. Post-Diwali or after eating out too much, you would want to detox your body to get your digestive health back on track. Here comes the role of the herbal teas, such as ginger-basil tea, which is an excellent natural remedy for fighting the harmful effects of indulgence in too many crappy foods and also air pollution.

As the air around us is on the hazardous levels of air pollution, you need something that will not only protect your lungs from the toxic air during the festive season but also helps you burn calories, thus helping you stay fit and healthy. Taking herbal tea can help fight the cold, improve digestion, lower blood pressure, boost up metabolism and provide relief from stress and anxiety. Herbal tea is also good for your skin and hair.

Let me share the recipe of a herbal tea to help your lungs, detox your body and enhance weight loss:

Fresh Ginger and Basil tea for Detoxification, Weight loss, Healthy lungs and more…

Why Ginger?

– Ginger is one of the oldest home remedies that can help ease digestion, nausea and improve appetite.
– Very potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in ginger can help in relieving congestion and throat pain.
– Ginger tea boosts the immune system and detoxifies the body.
– Ginger is a great weight loss drink by helping you burn more calories.

Why Holy basil Tulsi?

Holy basil, or tulsi in Hindi, has immense health benefits.
– From leaves to the seed, the herb has been used for treating different ailments, such as bronchitis, stomach ulcers, malaria, nausea and vomiting, diabetes, etc.
– Holy basil has excellent anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and immune-boosting properties.
– Holy basil can also help in weight loss and cholesterol management since it improves metabolic stress

How to make ginger basil tea

• 2 cups boiling water
• 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
• 4 -5 fresh basil leaves
• Bring the water to a boil.
• Add the ginger and basil leaves to the water and brew for 5-10 minutes.
• Press the basil leaves gently to get more flavour out of them.
• Strain off ginger and basil leaves.

So this herbal concoction is now ready to be consumed.

You can drink it hot or cold. Let this magic tea detoxify your body, lose weight, overcome the harmful effects of air pollution and smog.

Stay blessed & LiveLifeMore!!!

How To Make A Perfect Cup Of Green Tea

How To Make A Perfect Cup Of Green Tea

Green tea can help you lose weight if brewed in the right way

The flavonoids and caffeine in green tea can help

  • Elevate metabolic rate
  • Increase fat oxidation
  • Improve insulin activity

You don’t need to drink many many cups of green tea to help you lose weight.
By drinking as little as 2.5 cups of green tea per day can help you boost up your metabolism.

Some green tea varieties are better for weight loss than others.
Matcha green tea, is the richest green tea source of nutrients and antioxidants. For maximum benefits have whole leaf green tea.

Green tea has many other health benefits too.
Green tea contains many nutrients, antioxidants and anti-cancer and brain-health enhancing compounds.


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How to make A Perfect Cup Of Green Tea

Brew it right…

1.Bring your water to a boil

2.Let it rest for about five minutes.

3.Then, pour the water over the tea and let it brew for about one minute before serving.

(The steeping time can be shorter or longer, according to your taste.)

4.Do take a extra care, as boiling water can harmfully affect the precious catechins (tea’s healthy chemicals).

Tips For a Perfect Cup Of Green Tea

Water Should Be Hot But Not Boiling

Green tea if brewed with hot but not boiling water will brew up pleasantly tasty. Ideal temperature of water should be between 160 and 180 degrees.

Bring your water to a boil, remove it from the heat and wait for 2 to 3 minutes before pouring it over the tea leaves.

Which is Better?

Bags, Powders and Loose Leaves…!

Whole green tea leaves have more antioxidants and weight loss benefits but have to be brewed rightly. Green tea bags are more convenient and easy to use.

Add On A Splash of Lemon

Adding fresh lemon juice into a cup of green tea enhances the flavor.

Give It A Hint of Mint

Adding  sprigs of fresh mint or spearmint to your tea leaves before pouring the hot water can really enhance the taste of your green tea.

Dash It With Cinnamon

Ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks can also be used to flavor up a cup of green tea.

Add Jasmine Flowers

You can add dried jasmine flowers to any green tea to make your own remarkable cup.

Can Ice It

If served cold, bitter characteristics are reduced and flavor is improved for some people. Flavorings such as mint, ginger and lemon or lime can be added.

Be careful and wise enough not to pile on the honey or sugar!

Sip Up, Slim Down And Gain Good Health With Green tea

Ganpati Bappa Moraya – Oats Ladoo Recipe

Ganpati Bappa Moraya – Oats Ladoo Recipe

happy-ganesh-chaturthi-2016Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated in honour of Lord Ganesha.

This is a very auspicious day celebrated all across the country to pray to Ganesha ji, so that every new activity that is started is successfully completed without any obstacles.

The primary sweet dish during the festival is modak or ladoo. These ladoos are really high in calories and the people on weight loss diet may not be comfortable having these ladoos, so here is a recipe which gives you the taste and fullness of having a ladoo and yet not adding much of calories.

Lets all say, ‘Ganpati bappa Moraya’ and relish these sumptuous ladoos.

Oats Ladoo Recipe


1cup roasted oats

2 tsp dry dates powder

2 tsp Ghee for binding

¾ cup jaggery

1tsp cardamom powder

Cashew nuts & Almonds for toppings


Mix all the ingredients (without cashew nuts and almonds) and put them in mixer.  Grind them till smooth.

Remove the mixture and make small balls (Ladoos)  of the mixture.

Now put a toping of cashew nut or almond on the ladoo and serve it.

One ladoo gives approximately 100-120 Kcal and these can certainly be relished on this auspicious occasion without fear of adding much of the calories.

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