Thursday July 18, 2019

Tips to Keep in Mind for Vegan Beginners

Begin today, but keep patience; it will not happen overnight. This transition will take some time

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Keep your vitamins and minerals in check. Eat more plant-based food, more vegetables and fruits, whole foods and grains. Wikimedia Commons

Following a vegan diet has gained popularity in the country as people have now decided follow it for ethical reasons. Begin today, but keep patience as the transition will take some time and find tasty substitutes, say experts.

Nitin Dixit and Mohit Yadav Co-founders of Greenr Cafe and Surruchi Joshhi, Founder of Nut & Bowls Café have shared essentials tips to keep in mind for vegan beginners.

* Begin today, but keep patience; it will not happen overnight. This transition will take some time.

* But being vegan doesn’t mean abandoning your taste buds. With a little help from the internet, local resources, and other vegans, you can find tasty substitutes for all your old favourites.

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Consult a plant-based doctor, health coach or nutritionist to ensure you take care of your nutrition needs like B12, among others. Wikimedia Commons

* Going vegan is a lifestyle, not just about eating plant-based foods. You will find that you can support yourself with personal care products and clothes and homes which are a lot more conducive for your health because they are natural and cruelty-free.

* Keep your vitamins and minerals in check. Eat more plant-based food, more vegetables and fruits, whole foods and grains. Focus on iron, calcium, omegas and vitamin D and vitamin B12.

* Consult a plant-based doctor, health coach or nutritionist to ensure you take care of your nutrition needs like B12, among others.

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Focus on iron, calcium, omegas and vitamin D and vitamin B12. Wikimedia Commons

* Consult with a vegan nutritionist/dietician if you want to start taking supplements. As far as protein is concerned, you get enough protein from the regular healthy vegan food, but if bodybuilding is your passion and you want extra protein in powder form, then switch to plant-based protein powder.

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* Read labels before you shop at grocery stores. It’s important to eat fresh , organic and clean food, closest to what nature has provided without chemicals, preservatives, and stabilisers.

* Vegan food is full of delectable and refreshing varieties, the more you will explore, the more you will love it. However, if you are allergic to any particular vegetable or fruit, then avoid it and ask your dietician for a better alternative. (IANS)

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5 Self-Care Tips to Protect Ornaments in this Damp Weather

When it comes to jewellery such as pearls, coral or amber, it would be advisable to keep them in separate boxes

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Gold jewellery is prone to catching dust and dirt quickly when kept in a humid environment. Pixabay

The pitter-patter of rain may bring immense joy, but it certainly is not a good sign for jewellery, say experts.

Sumeet Dhanraj, Director and Creative Head of Dhanraj Jewellers, and Saumya Ghai, Designer and Merchandiser at Shaya by CaratLane, have suggested some self-care tips to help protect your ornaments in this damp weather:

* Gold jewellery is prone to catching dust and dirt quickly when kept in a humid environment. Hence, during monsoon one must use warm soapy water to clean gold ornaments.

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It’s advisable to store silver jewellery in individual, air-tight bags with an anti-tarnish properties paper. Pixabay

* When it comes to jewellery such as pearls, coral or amber, it would be advisable to keep them in separate boxes. Do not mix them with other gemstones as scratches are inevitable.

Furthermore, gemstones need to be given proper care and attention. Pearls are delicate and direct contact with perfumes and sprays might damage them. If adequate precautions are not taken while storing them, it is likely to develop scratches.

* Moisture can affect metal alloy used to make ornaments and cause it to lose its original lustre. To prevent this from happening, store your jewellery in a box with a sturdy exterior and a soft interior, which would do half the job for you by keeping the humidity and moisture out.

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When it comes to jewellery such as pearls, coral or amber, it would be advisable to keep them in separate boxes. Pixabay

Meanwhile, the soft interior would save the articles from probable friction and help retain their natural sheen.

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* Over-exposure to air and humidity can damage your delicate silver. It’s advisable to store silver jewellery in individual, air-tight bags with an anti-tarnish properties paper. These types of bags minimise air exposure and keep the jewellery new for a longer period of time.

* Keep the jewellery away from water as much as possible, since the contaminants in water can result in tarnished and dull looking silver. If your jewellery gets wet, take a soft cloth, dab the water out and blow dry the jewellery before storing it. (IANS)