Black salt Therapy – Teepz

Salt they say, is essential for life, and saltiness, one of the basic human tastes. The popular table salt, a refined salt, contains about 97 to 99 percent sodium chloride, which is not good for health, and therefore, doctors recommend that salt should be consumed in limited quantities especially by those who suffer from high blood pressure and kidney related ailments. 
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No need to worry, the black salt or popularly called ‘kala namak’ in Indian kitchens can come to your rescue!! It has immense health benefits:

  • It has a coolant effect on body, so, consume it during summers to keep heat at bay.
  • It helps in digestion, constipation, bloating and gas problems and acts as an effective laxative that’s why it’s an important ingredient in various churans and digestive pills.
  • It helps in clearing sore throat and clogged nose.
  • It’s an amazing antidote to acidity and heart burn owing to its alkaline nature.
  • It helps in thinning of blood thus aiding in proper circulation of blood helping in cardiovascular disease.
  • As black salt is less in sodium (as compared to table salt) and rich in potassium, it helps in relieving muscle cramps.
  • It is rich in minerals, that boost hair growth and strengthen the hair.
  • An effective remedy for joint pains when used as a heating pad.

 

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Teepz: Use it as a garnishing for salads, soups, chaats, lemonade, jaljeera , golgappe pani and many such items for a healthy and tasty version. But, do have it in moderation as anything in excess is harmful!

Teepz to stay cool this summer

 

Cool off this Hot Hot Summer

In India, the summer season is generally long and harsh and I guess this season is hated by almost everyone  except for the sight of juicy ripe mangoes and luscious water melons. The eating pattern and digestion change during summers and our metabolism becomes slow so the calories are not burnt off efficiently.
During the daytime, we take in a lot of fluids to replenish us but be careful they should not be laden with sugary drinks which have no nutrients, just the empty calories.

Tips to banish summer woes:

  • Start your day with warm water with a dash of lemon to get rid of the toxins.
  • Go for a sumptuous but refreshing breakfast that include lots of fruits and a whole wheat toast. Ripe summer fruits such as melons, watermelons and peaches are excellent.
  • Consume lots of leafy lettuce and cucumbers in salads to stay cool.
  • Take a lot of raw onion or onion slices dipped in vinegar as onion has the ability to beat the heat and provide relief from summer ailments.
  • Have liberal amounts of aam panna, mint tea as they are very good heat relievers.
  • Avoid non-vegetarian foods during summers as they are heat-producing foods.
  • Have less of chilly and spicy foods.
  • Consume fried and oily foods in limited quantities.
  • Hydrate yourself well with plenty of fluids such as plain water, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, green tea etc.
  • Go easy on probiotics like yogurt as they have a healthy gut bacteria to relieve off any stomach ailments.
  • Have less of tea and caffeinated beverages as they produce heat in the body.
  • Have a light and healthier dinner to have a peaceful and easy sleep without getting up with lethargy and sleep such as oats porridge with milk and chopped fruits or have oats poha with a lots of veggies.
  • For water retention , avoid salt at night.
  • Last, but not the least, wear loose, light colored cotton clothes and avoid going in the sun from  11-4pm.