Good Food Equals Good Mood

Wife (on laptop) : Its 11:30pm, I still have things to complete for tomorrow.

Husband (on laptop) : Yea, I'll take another hour as well to get this presentation done.

Clock ticks.. ticks.. ticks..

1:00am- Wife : I think we should get some sleep.

Husband : I will still take another 30 mins, you go ahead and sleep.

Wife : *Sighs *

This has become an everyday norm in almost every household. Be it between husband and wife, parents and kids, between siblings, friends etc. Today's modern age has made us bound to a lifestyle where work, communication, business and travel has become extremely easy for us. We have been equipped with top of the world machines and gadgets- where things can be moved across the globe by just a click. Inspite of these comforts we have, life has become more complex and competitive. We’re over-stimulated, over-worked, over- committed and overwhelmed by worldly events. Man finds himself more under stress than ever before with this modern technology and lifestyle. So it’s not surprising that our immune systems can be weak at times and our energy can be low. Stress levels have increased and have begun to show up frequently at a very early age.

Good nutrition and good food is very important in today's hustle and bustle. Eating wisely has become more important today. There are some very simple home remedies and easily available fruits and herbs, that we can include in our everyday diet to overcome our daily stress, anxiety and improve our body immunity. Infact, herbal medicine has its roots in every culture around the world, from the Greeks, to the Celts, the Romans to the Arabs, and the Chinese to the Indians. Also, these are inexpensive, easy-to-find and have known to have no side effects. Above all, we all are part of nature. We are created by nature, nurtured by nature, and taken by nature. We all can make the use of natural resources to find our own balance to enhance life.

Below is a list and benefits of some common herbs and drinks, to help us beat a few common ailments we all suffer from time to time.

Chamomile:

Whether you're overworked or suffering from a cold, steep a hot cup of Chamomile tea. Chamomile tea contains Chamazulene, an aromatic chemical compound that possesses anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. This helps boost immunity, treats cold and even period pain.

 

Aloe vera:

One of best known of aloe vera benefits is its ability to support good digestion and bowel function. It is also an adaptogen -- a botanical that helps the body adapt to stress.

Aloe vera benefits

 

Neem:

People in both India and Africa have used neem twigs as tooth brushes for centuries. Neem twigs contain antiseptic ingredients necessary for dental hygiene. Infections, tooth decay, bleeding and sore gums have all been treated successfully with daily use of neem mouth rinse or neem leaf extract added to the water. What say dadi?

Tender coconut:

Coconut water contains antioxidants that protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals. It also improves the energy reserves by flooding the body with easy-to-access nutrients including glucose. Coconut water also increases oxygen in the body tissues, therefore improving your body’s performance.

Tender coconut benefits

Someone rightly pointed -"Good food equals good mood".

What say, folks?

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