New Health Axis: Isn’t the same question boggling on everyone’s mind? Being on a diet isn’t the easiest thing in the world, especially when you don’t know what you should eat. The need for this new health axis of interest is rooted in the changing demographic, social, economic, and political character of civilization. We’ve put together this new axis to help people out there making decisions on what they are eating and shopping for.
So how to beat the heat and Corona Virus together while staying safe this summer.
In the recent trying times afflicted by corona virus epidemic, the word ‘immunity’ has taken centre stage and become the catchphrase of the masses. Moreover, without any hope of a cure in near-sight, there seems to be no other alternative except for a rescheduling of the diet plan, ticking off the unnecessary and swapping them over with healthy, nutritious and therapeutic food.
Undoubtedly, this period will remain in history as a game-changer, an era that brought around a revolution, changing even the most stub burn habits, which could have never toed any line for that matter, hitherto, and for good.
Taking immunity as the focal point, we will talk about other conditions that have a direct bearing on our overall health with context to the hot summer season. The diversity of demographics triggers diverse roles according to the season’s serenity and fury in equal measures and some upshots.
Summer is the season of pitta or fire that generates heat in our body. Whilst it gives us a chance to befriend itsy-bitsy and the classy linen attires, on the other hand, it stings us with its agonizing humidity and loo winds. The doshas or the problems arising out of heat needs to be rectified by eating right so that we can acquire sattva i.e. purity of body.
Some of the commonly rampant doshas during this time that bogs us down with their complexities are dehydration, hay fever, mumps, chicken-pox, measles, typhoid, heat rashes, cholera, asthma, heartburn, sunburn, eczema, dermatitis, acne, peptic ulcer, acid reflux, blood-clot, stroke, kidney infection, jaundice, depression, auto-immune disorder, fatigue, diarrhea, arthritis, hyperthyroidism, food poisoning, heatstroke and Lyme disease.
Furthermore, apart from the above-mentioned diseases, the imbalance of the pitta dosh can generate some other physical and mental challenges also like increased hunger, thirst, faintness, sore throat, insomnia, bad breath, body odour, migraines, hormonal imbalance, greying or loss of hair, frustration, irritability etc.
Hence, this particular summer calls for a new health axis that can beat the heat and also Covid-19 with remedial supplements that combine the goodness of great anti-oxidants, are immunity boosters, skin protectors and rejuvenators to keep ourselves healthy, disease-free and happy at a time like this?
Believing that handy healing can come only from nature, let us have a dekko at the basic vitamins and nutrients that can help our body fight the scorching heat and keep it disease-free at the same time.
Vegetable salads should be eaten generously and juices downed in oodles, to replenish our body of the fluid loss taking place due to sweat at this time. And some of the frequently advised fruits and vegetables for the purpose can be categorised as under:
Local, seasonal fruits:
Local, seasonal fruits: Citrus fruits like watermelon, sweet lemon, tangerine, orange, melon, lime, grape, pineapple, berry, passion-fruit, peach, plum, prune, nectarine and pear are available in plenty in the market at this time. The citrus fruits with a high level of fluid content are great in replenishing the water lost in the body due to sweat and in keeping it cool and hydrated. Vitamin C is a good immunity booster and a great energiser as well, so it will be worthwhile to include the above in our daily food regimen.
Leafy and juicy vegetables:
Leafy and juicy vegetables: Cucumber, zucchini, various gourds like pumpkin and bottle gourd, tomato, cabbage, lettuce, chard, collard, broccoli, kale, spinach, watercress, micro-greens like celery, fennel, cilantro, coriander, mint etc and endive are high in vitamin A, C and K and include some other vital nutrients as well which are helpful in cooling the body, boosting immunity, tackling oxidants, fighting cancer, inflammation and eye diseases etc.
Dairy products like yoghurt, buttermilk, skimmed milk and poultry products like egg yolks and Salmon are rich sources of protein.
If we follow the mentioned dietary food habits, we can sail smoothly throughout the summer season without feeling its hot bite and ably fight the dreadful Covid-19 effectively.
But sometimes, because of the inaccessibility of the above, our travelling schedules and a time-crunched life, we are not able to put them all together for a complete and nutritious meal. At a time like this, we need supplements backed by science and Vogue Wellness was incepted just to give you a helping hand and guide you in adopting a healthy eating habit.
Our plant-based nutrition supplements have been formulated with the golly of the above plants and products found in super herbs like Ashwagandha, Spirulina and Mulethi.
Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera
Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera (rejuvenator) also called Indian Winter Cherry, or Indian Ginseng and which includes alkaloids, diabetes, steroidal lactones and saponins, and is good for the nervous system (neurogenerative), helps increase stamina and endurance (great for physical activities), is anti-stress, anti-oxidant, immunity-booster, aphrodisiac, reliefs constipation, heals goitre, is effective in acne, ulcer, cornea and induces sleep with its adaptogenic properties and reduces gastric ulcers apart from curing many other conditions. Brahmi and Tulsi keep our body cool and replenished, and maintain a perfect balance of pitta in the body. And to suit your needs, we have readily made them available in the market in the form of Softgel tablets, Capsules, powders and syrups.
Spirulina is a bluish-green alga that is found in salt and freshwater and is full of nutrients like Vitamin B1, B2, B3, protein, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese and many other nutrients that our body needs. The quality of protein in Spirulina is superior to the protein found in eggs.
Spirulina is the single most nutritious food on the earth. Phycocyanin found in spirulina is effective against inflammation with its anti-oxidant properties. It may lower cholesterol, have anti-cancer properties, reduce blood pressure and allergic rhinitis. Effective in anaemia, increase muscle strength, cure joint pain and lower blood sugar level.
Mulethi (Liquorice Root)
Mulethi is also known as Liquorice Root and is used as a flavoring agent, is anti-diabetic, anti-oxidant and helps a sore throat. With its cooling properties, it can help liver health, is an antiseptic, helps low blood pressure and respiratory infections. It is a great immunity booster, aids digestion, helps autoimmune diseases, stimulates bowel movements, relieves allergies, cough, bronchitis and asthma.
With the lock down restricting our outdoor activities like summer vacations to hill stations, swimming, etc, keeping us perpetually under the threat of corona virus, all that we can do is indulge in some great indoor work-out sessions like yoga, aerobics, dancing, Zumba etc and keep our body and mind cool and healthy with a holistic approach by inculcating a healthy eating habit and complementing it with miraculous Ayurveda supplements in the form of plant-based nutrition.
Vogue Wellness products, have been formulated by proven scientists and doctors who have years of experience in innovative nutritional and dietary supplements for complete wellness. Products are made with natural herbs and spices, that are affordable, result-oriented, and free from side-effects.
The exact dose of the supplements varies from person to person, gender, health, condition and age and the guidelines are mentioned on the package itself. Plant extracts powered supplements are free from chemicals and synthetic preservatives and don’t have any side-effects as such normally.
This new health axis will help us face the challenges of a hot summer season and boost our immunity for taking Covid-19 head-on.
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