Friday, 27 March 2020

5 Right Nutrition Tips to #ENSUREImmunity

In current times with infections in the air, it is vital to keep our immune function strong while we are at homeFor this, the first and the foremost thing we should do is to take care of our nutrition because our immunity has a strong bi-directional relationship with our nutrition. I am sure you will like to know, how is nutrition connected to immunity in India.

If we consume the right nutrients our immune system is empowered to resist and fight various diseases and infections and if we dont our immunity gets compromised. 

Thus it is vital to watch out for what you are eating. It really helps. It has helped me heal from a decade long chronic illness to a fair extent. As we age, this becomes all the more significant. Sharing with you today, 5 right nutrition tips that help me #EnsureImmunity.

1. Begin your day with a handful of Nuts: Nuts are a rich source of good fats, proteins and fibre. They also possess many essential vitamins and minerals including magnesium and vitamin E. In my opinion, they are one of the best ways to begin your day, just grab a handful of almonds, pistachios, walnuts, cashews with some dates and raisins and you have done the trick right.

2. Include Fruit based shakes and smoothies in your breakfast: Make your breakfast interesting by including fruits and some rich vegetables and oats smoothies and shakes like I love a papaya coconut water smoothie with oats and cinnamon powder in it or a banana milk shake with chia seeds. The idea is to always remember that fruits and vegetables are power houses of vitamins and minerals like folate, vitamin C and potassium and also fibre which ensures our good gut health.

3. Eat home-cooked balanced diet: Eating home-cooked food will make you strong. Do ensure it has proteins, carbs, fibre, vitamins and minerals in appropriate quantities. Indian food which comprises of lentils, chapatis, cooked vegetables, curd and salad is an ideal combination for a perfectly balanced diet. Dont forget to top it with a tea spoon of pure ghee as it is really good for health.

4. Consume lots of salads and hydrate with infused water: Cucumber lemon infused water, or carom seeds infused water or water infused with a bulb of raw turmeric and many others can work wonders to detoxify your body and regulate good health. Similarly, a plate of colourful salad made interesting with whole grains like quinoa and lemon juice can be super satiating as well as gives your body loads of good nutrients.

5.Take health supplement drinks like ENSURE:Despite an earnest attempt, there is a possibility that we miss some critical immunity boosting micro-nutrients from our diet. Thus I recommend, a really worthy health supplement drink for adults like ENSURE which has complete balanced nutrition and 11 immunity supporting nutrients.It secures our strong immunity in three ways.

~ It aids our body form a strong barrier against the entry of foreign microbes by strengthening our immune system.

~ Our body may require new immune cells and it helps in the synthesis of these immune cells and also to regulate their function through the micronutrients it possesses like Zinc.

~It also protects our body cells from damage 

I have been taking it for 9 months now and I find it really worthy. 

These are some personal mantras of mine when it comes to taking care of my health. I trust you found this post useful and will be able to build in these ideas in your everyday diet to boost your immunity. 

Saturday, 21 March 2020

How to stay sane during the hard #Coronavirus Times

how to stay sane in coronavirus times
It won’t be an exaggeration to say that these are the one of the most testing times for all of us with not only the fear gripping us furthermore with each passing day but also a bigger responsibility at home with schools and offices shutdown. The little bit help that we had,  we had to give them off too for their and our safety thus it’s natural that we loose our minds gradually. However, we can transform this situation in our favour by following some simple ideas. I quickly enumerate my recommendations for you below, hope they help. 

1. Take some Me Time Early Morn: Often getting up late in the morn make us go berserk and crazy with the routine going haywire. Instead set an alarm get up early and give some time to yourself, like I love writing, which I am doing at 7a.m. now when the #JantaCurfew of 22nd March has just begun. Before that I did a little bit of walk, yoga and guided meditation and my mind is at peace and my heart is smiling. You may also enjoy a hot water shower or applying a homemade face pack, if you are a YouTuber or blogger, shoot early morn, fresh and full of energy. This one hour will induce life in you and I insist you keep this me time and do what you love the most first and start the day on a happy note.

2. Schedule and allocate responsibilities: If the work load with no domestic help and everyone at home is taking a toll on you, please sit with your family and distribute work to each one as per their caliber. Put a daywise chart on the refrigerator where each one ticks what they have completed. The one who completes all his tasks first gets to decide the menu for the next day😊. The kids sure are going to enjoy this and of course the spouse will genuinely like to help. 

3. Try to find smart solutions to cooking needs: If you find too much of cooking very cumbersome like me, find smart solutions where all major cooking for the day is finished in one hour. Like make some yum Sambhar will loads of veggies and idlis and everyone can take as per their comfort. You can make dosas or uttapam in the evening and warm the Sambhar without much hassle and will also be saved from another heap of utensils ready to wash. 

4. Play and have fun with family: This is so important, play all the possible games with them and enjoy a hearty laugh or watch your favorite movies together to feel rejuvenated and keep the happy hormones secreting in your body. The overall positivity on the house is key in these times when everyone feels stifled at home.

5. Take rest in between and read your favorite book: Since you have got up early, never forget to rest in between and roll on the bed with a good worthy book which has been on your mind for a while. Take a power nap, it will double your energy and prevent you from sulking by the end of the day.

Try these dears and take care of yourself. Remember you are the backbone of the family, stay strong and happy.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

5 Recommendations for Endometriosis Patients

I commenced blogging in 2014 with a strong purpose of being the voice of Indian women and contribute to their empowerment in whatever tiny way I can and I am so glad that I am in the seventh consecutive year of this worthwhile journey. My most favorite partner in this drive has been the Blogchatter community and this entire year I will be writing on women health a part of their #CauseAChatter initiative which aligns my goals with theirs perfectly and aids the cause I dedicate my life to reach a wider audience.

In Women Health I will be focusing on creating awareness around the medical ailment Endometriosis which every one in ten women of the world suffer from. Since I am one of them whose life has been crippled by this extremely painful medical condition for over a decade, my sincere endeavor through this series is to create knowledge about this disease which contributes vehemently to infertility among women. Earlier I had written about 

that can help one seek medical advice right at the onset of the disease without delaying it to its later stages which require repetitive surgeries. Do read it if you have excessive pain or bleeding during your menstrual cycles. Today,  I am writing on five recommendations I have for Endometriosis patients based on my own learning from suffering from it over the years.

(If you are here for the first time, Endometriosis is a gynecological condition in women where the uterine tissues grow outside of the uterus everywhere and the menstrual blood spatters inside and glued the organs together. Its cause is not known nor is there a medicine to cure it. It can only be controlled partially through hormonal medicines and injections which have far-reaching side effects. The effects of alternate medicines despite repetitive claims have not been established so far. The only treatment of this disease is full hysterectomy or when a woman stops menstruating. Any number of cleaning Laparoscopic surgeries in between give relief for a limited period in most cases) 

1. Eat Right: Fat aggravates the crippling pain which paralyzes our life as well as the life of our family. Eating light, loads of fruits and vegetables, sipping ginger turmeric tea, avoiding junk 100%, no dairy, no tea or coffee, no alcohol whatsoever and keeping a check on our weight helps a lot in battling this lifestyle linked disorder every day. I know it is very difficult as our medicines are piling weight on us but this really is the first step to the holistic management of this disease. I will surely share recipes of home remedies soon that are helping me fight this monster.

2. Exercise or Movement: Taking care of ourselves is the key to the effective management of Endometriosis. Whenever you can take long walks, do yoga, meditate or do mild exercises. Heavy gymming is highly not recommended for it might aggravate bleeding as your inside is already inflamed and fragile. There are a lot of yoga poses that help in relaxing the colicky cramps.

3. Hot water fermentation bags: Though we can’t avoid popping painkillers at times, refrain from them as much as you can, instead use hot water fermentation frequently and loads of rest during episodes of pain or cramping or heavy bleeding. Also, stay in touch with your trusted gynecologist as sometimes excessive or tap like sudden bleeding can baffle us and also cause a drop in our hemoglobin.

4. Train your family: It is impossible to fight this chronic condition without the support of your family as there might be days when you can’t get out of bed. Those days help from a spouse or your children shall be vital and they will be able to take better care of you if you have explained to them how you feel and what support you need well. Making them independent and also teaching them to feed themselves and mom some sandwiches or fruits when she is sick really relieves a lot of pressure. 

5. Indulge in things that make you happy: I have come to realize that diverting our attention to something we absolutely love helps to secrete happy hormones in our body which in turn makes us feel better. Write, paint, binge-watch, shop, talk to a friend or family member whatever makes you happy on the inside, do it and feel good. This shall help you get on your feet quickly. 

Please note that I am not a medical practitioner, whatever I have shared here is based on my own long battle and management of the disease. I really hope it helps someone somewhere battling it.

If you too wish to associate with this #Causeachatter initiative of Blogchatter and blog for a purpose you can register here.

Truly Yours Roma

If you like what I write, you can grab the copies of my four published ebooks here: The Fragrance of True LoveDestiny's Favorite ChildDare to Defy The Destiny and Empowered Women Empower Women

Thursday, 27 February 2020

5 Reasons I Loved Code M on ZEE5

Image Courtesy: Video Streaming Platform ZEE5

I am often glued to ZEE5 originals and more often than not, am in love with the extraordinary concepts of their shows. The variety intrigues me and binge-watching their series is my current latest pass time. Lately, I devoured their Original Thriller Web Series called Code M staring my favorite Jennifer Winget in the lead role and of my what an absolute delight it turned out to be. It is created and produced by Juggernaut Productions and is in Hindi language.

Here are my earnest 5 cents of why I loved it to the core.

The Lead 

In Code M, Jennifer has played an Indian army lawyer Major Monica Mehra. Words fail me to express, how impeccably she has portrayed the role and am in awe of her for making such a grand digital debut through ZEE5. They indeed are one of the best launch pads of today’s times. Undoubtedly, she was the first reason I could not resist this show and I am so glad she didn’t let me down. Loved how she only got better and better as the character of the no-nonsense army personnel evolved, in this gripping show which actually has quite a mysterious name.

The Plot 

Secondly, what also fascinated me was the plot of the series. The storyline revolves around Monica being assigned a military encounter case which appears an open and shut one prima facie, by her superior, Col. Suryaveer Chauhan (played by Rajat Kapoor) but her deep-rooted investigations unfold such concealed secrets that they send ripples around the entire army and of course chills of uncertainty down our spines too. Her rendezvous with her ex-boyfriend Legal Counsel Angad Sandhu (played by Tanuj Virwani) and their maturity in respecting each other as the story unfolds gets really worth rooting for.

The Cliffhangers 
The series has eight gorgeous episodes and forces you to watch all in one go as each episode ends at a cliffhanger and one can’t resist the temptation to check what happened next. The seasoned performances make it impossible for me to lift my eyes off-screen even for a moment. It indeed was some good piece of writing and screenplay. I am sure you are going to love it too.

Image Courtesy: Video Streaming Platform ZEE5

The Nuances  

The nuances in the show are executed to perfection and are very unique and relatable. For me, they were the foundation of this memorable mini-series that has left me asking for more in its forthcoming seasons which I am sure would have already been conceptualized.

The Message 

The value of a show multiples for me if it leaves its viewers with a thoughtful message and this series does that at multiple levels. If you love meaningful emotional thrillers with loads of drama topped with hard-hitting realistic take to shake you up and yet enjoy them to the core, this one is for you. A totally entertaining series, it is a must-watch guys, go for it!

If you are wondering what’s the mystery behind the name of the show ‘Code M, well, I have already given out too much on it and this is for you to dig out yourselves! So what are you waiting for .. check out Code M on ZEE5 and I bet you are gonna love it as much as I did!

Truly Yours Roma

If you like what I write, you can grab the copies of my four published ebooks here: The Fragrance of True LoveDestiny's Favorite ChildDare to Defy The Destiny and Empowered Women Empower Women