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Remain healthy during winter with these healthy tips

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Remain healthy during winter with these healthy tips
Remain healthy during winter with these healthy tips. wikimedia commons

New Delhi, Dec 28, 2017: The onset of winters can prove to be a health hazard if you are not following a nutritious diet, and a balanced lifestyle. So make sure you are getting right nutrition this chilly season.

Noorul Ameen, Naturopathy Physician at Organic India, lists down some tips to stay fit and enjoy the chilly season:

* Turning to organic honey to boost immunity: Organic honey is nature’s nectar that not just tickles your taste buds but also contains several vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to boost immunity levels to deal with winter allergies.

* Adding a few drops of Apple Cider Vinegar for body detoxing and blood purifying: Apple Cider Vinegar is a wonder liquid which works both for beauty and health. It has properties which can ease your sinus issues during the cold season, give lustre to your limp dry hair which falls under the stress of winter pollution and also can enliven your skin if taken with water in the morning.

* Sipping Tulsi Tea for antioxidants and other nutrients: Colder months are closely associated with lowered immunity which in turn increases your chances of contracting the flu. Tulsi (Holy Basil) enhances your immune system to fight the viruses. It also improves the body’s overall defence mechanism, reduces stress, improves stamina, boosts immunity, fights and prevents chronic disease, and provides a rich supply of antioxidant and other nutrients.

* Organic Coconut Oil to fight dry skin: Another common issue we all face is the dry, flaky skin caused by cold breeze and dehydration in winter months. The best all round elixir is organic virgin coconut oil. When applied externally, coconut oil keeps the skin moisturised, prevents dry scaly skin and strengthens the connective tissue under the skin. With its anti-microbial properties, skin stays healthy and nourished. Stay hydrated in winter months to make sure your skin stays healthy.

* Organic ghee to keep your body warm: Including organic ghee in your diet is one of the best ways to keep your body warm and it helps additionally in dealing with winter dryness of the skin.

Raghubansh Singh, Senior Ayurvedic Physician at Ananda in the Himalayas, too has some Ayurvedic tips to keep your skin plumped, oiled and glowing in the winter season

* Get in the habit of “oiling up” each morning with the ayurvedic self-massage “abhyanga” before your bath or shower. This will lubricate and protect your skin and give your complexion a radiant sheen that lasts throughout the day.

* Be sure to drink plenty of water each day. Rather than cold or iced (which aggravates Vata), drink your water warm, or at least at room temperature.

* Include oil-rich foods in your daily diet. Nuts (especially walnuts and blanched almonds); ground flaxseeds; sunflower, pumpkin seeds; olive oil; ghee in small amounts; and green leafy vegetables (they contain omega 3’s and help purify the skin and liver).

* Use herbs like Amla, Aloe vera, Shunthi, Manjishtha, Anantamool, Triphala, Chandan, which have gentle detoxifying properties and also help to maintain perfect moisturising balance. (IANS)

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Here are Tips to be Stylish this Winter Season

Winter essentials to keep you warm

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Here are some winter essentials to make you look stylish and fashionable. Pixabay

BY N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE

It’s that time of the year again when your calendar is going to be full of never ending Christmas and New Year parties. Stay warm yet stylish whether you’re staying home with a mug of hot cocoa or spending the night partying away.

Suggested by Flipkart Fashion, here is a list of winter essentials that are a la mode and won’t burn a hole in your pocket:

1. Fur is Fur-ever

One can never go wrong with a faux fur jacket. This comfy jacket is made with fleece fabric that gives the look and feel of fur. It can be worn with a nice party dress and even over a pair of rugged denim.

2. Soothing blue polyester jacket

If you live in a city where winters are not only chilly but also damp, this is your go-to winter wear. The polyester layer prevents the cold wind from entering and also keeps the dampness away. Fit for an early morning jog and also for casual outings.

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Boots can be easily paired with any winter wear. Pixabay

3. Graceful Purple Pullover

Purple is the colour of grace and grandeur and a purple pullover is a must-have in your wardrobe during the winter season. This graceful sweater looks chic and the white lace collar adds a unique visual appeal.

4. Maroon high neck

Shades of red are all about power! This gorgeous maroon sweater looks dapper with any kind of outfit – whether you wear it with simple blue jeans or a sequinned skirt, it will always make you look ultra-chic. You can experiment with this sweater all you want, a must-have indeed!

5. Boots to suit the winter mood

If you are the kind of person who wants it all, these are the boots for you. A perfect combination of warm and chic, this can easily be paired with dresses, skirts, jackets and blazers.

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6. Chic

Add this comfy wool solid coat to your winter wardrobe. It will keep you warm and make your winter look on point. (IANS)