Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.

Some tips on Mindful Eating:

  • Don’t eat on the go – it’s difficult to be aware of how much you are eating. Have a seat.
  • Resist eating straight from the bag/box. Serve your food – you’ll be able to see and appreciate what and how much you’re eating.
  • Remove distractions. Turn off the TV and everything else with a screen, like computers, phones, etc. while eating
  • Take small bites and chew well, while focusing on the smell, taste and texture of the food. Try to get 30 chews out of each bite.
  • Try putting your utensils down after each bite. Don’t pick them back up until you’ve swallowed what you already have in your mouth.
  • Don’t try to finish the whole plate. If you feel full, safely keep the leftovers.

Herbal Tea

2 portions of roasted dhania

1 portion of roasted jeera

1 portion of roasted saunf

1/2 inch ginger juice

1/2 cups water

tablespoons honey

Milk to taste

Powder dhania, jeera and saunf in a mixer, cool and store in air-tight container.

For the tea, boil the water. Add full teaspoon of the roasted powder mentioned above. Strain the tea, add ginger juice, honey and milk. Serve immediately.

AMRUT AAHAR

A COOK BOOK OF UNCOOKED FOOD

SHEHNAZ A. THANAWALA