A few days back I was casually discussing with my friend about food wrapping habits and how replacing an Aluminium Foil with Muslin Cloth as a piece of daily habit can lead to a better healthy lifestyle. Little surprised I was when I found my friend, forget about the benefits, is unaware about Muslin Cloth only.
And then I realized, probably our homes are missing few super useful products which if absorbed as a part of daily behaviour, will add a lot of value to our daily lifestyle.
So, this gave me a thought of coming up with certain products which are super practical to use, can be easily incorporated into our daily routine, and will ease our road towards the journey of a healthy lifestyle.
And don’t worry these will not cost you a bomb. The listed products are reasonable and easily affordable. Most of the products mentioned here are less than Rs. 500/-
Let’s start with changing some food habits. Cooking in Cast Iron appliance is a practice which had been followed in Indian kitchen for so many years. Though, with time these have been replaced with light-weight Aluminium products and Non-Stick cookware in our Kitchen. No wonder, Iron deficiency is very common nowadays.
Quick Fact: 50% of the Indian population is suffering from Iron deficiency anaemia.
Extreme fatigue, Weakness, Pale skin, Shortness of breath, Poor appetite are some of the common symptoms of Iron deficiency.
As per the article published in the National Library of Medicine, on average, globally, 50% of the anaemia is assumed to be attributable to iron deficiency. Globally, iron deficiency ranks number 9 among 26 risk factors included in the GBD (Global Burden Disease) 2000.
And what this has led to is the increased dependence on synthetic pills or iron supplements to fulfil the deficiency in the body. Do you know how huge is this market?
As per the market report published by Credence Research, the global iron supplements market was valued at US$ 3,022.9 Mn in 2015 and is expected to reach US$ 6,353.9 Mn by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 9.3% from 2017 to 2025.
The idea of sharing the business statistics is not to be against any possible use of these supplements but to simply state that the same can be addressed naturally just by incorporating a small change in your daily cooking habit.
By merely using Cast Iron for cooking, you can get rid of all these deficiencies and thus a small contribution to your healthy lifestyle.
Priced under Rs. 1000.0/- this is a must-have cooking appliance for our Kitchen. I would recommend you buy it offline from local vendors to get it at the cheapest price. But, in case you feel lazy shopping around, you can click on the link to buy the same.
Continuing with the food lifestyle, this is another must-have product in our kitchen. Food wrapping is common in households and most of us find Aluminium Foil as a popular option and widely used food packaging and wrapping material.
Though it keeps the food safe and prevents it from staling, in parallel it increases the Aluminium content in your food. This may lead to some serious long-term health issues like affecting the proper function of the brain, bone impairment where bones become soft and cause anaemia in the body.
The acceptable weekly intake of Aluminium concentration as set by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is 1 mg aluminium/kg body weight which can be easily reached through dietary exposure alone.
So, do we have a better replacement? Yes, we do have and well below Rs. 200/meter to gel perfectly with a healthy lifestyle habit.
Muslin Cloth: It is the original Indian way of wrapping food and is even healthier than cotton kitchen clothes as it allows the food to breathe. Muslin cloth not just protects your food from toxic aluminium that gets seeped in the food but also avoids food from getting soggy.
Bonus: The usage of muslin cloth is not limited to food wrapping but can also be utilized for several other purposes like preparing sprouts, preparing butter, or paneer from Milk. You can also use the cloth to cover the food items and it is also beneficial during alternate hydropathy.
It’s summertime and we look for chilled water to cool our thirst. Most of us esp. those who live in urban areas depend on refrigerated water for the same.
Now, swiftly moving from food lifestyle to water habits; here is a quick question for you:
How frequently you have experienced a sore throat or caught cold immediately after having the refrigerated chilled water?
That’s where the Clay Pot or Matka is such a useful product. It cools down the water naturally and provides the perfect drinking water in summers. Plus, it’s gentle on the throat and can be easily consumed even by people suffering from cold and cough.
This habit of drinking clay pot water is not only a replacement for refrigerated water but also comes with its own set of health benefits. It naturally cleanses the water and boosts metabolism.
Clay also has an extraordinary property of diffusing vitamins and minerals in the water that has stored in it and thus maintains body glucose level by regulating blood sugar.
Alkaline water is popular nowadays. And heavy advertisements being done by the water purifier companies to sell the same. Now without going much into details about their cost, let me share a bonus tip:
Bonus: Clay is naturally alkaline and Clay pot water is an intelligent way of consuming Alkaline water. This matka water when consumed reacts with the acidic nature of our body and helps in creating a proper pH balance and thus keeps acidity and other stomach problems in check.
Priced around Rs. 500.0/- this utility product is a must for every home and deserves to be a part of your healthy lifestyle because of its innumerable health benefits.
Prefer buying it offline to get it at the cheapest price. But, again, if you feel lazy shopping around, you can click on the link to buy the same.
The next set of queued products are to be considered as an aid to improve your healthy lifestyle.
Talking about Steamer, this is another product everyone should have at home. Having a steamer in-house provides such an advantage esp. during this Covid-19 state.
With improved blood circulation, pollutants being washed out, in just one steaming session of 5-10 minutes, you can feel the considerable reduction in chest congestion.
You can also use different herbs and spices to boost the effect. E.g., eucalyptus oil for treating cold and cough, Ginger and Coriander seeds for fever, Holy basil or Rosemary oil for elevating the mood, etc.
In addition to the mentioned health benefits, steaming also contributes to beauty aids. If you have gone for any facial, you must have seen Beauty experts using the facial steaming process to clean up your face. Steaming helps you with tearing out the dirt, hydrating your skin, and promoting collagen.
So, next time you have face care in your mind, you can go for this in-house beauty session😊.
Easily available and economical, a steamer is worth investing in.
We all have our share of lazy stories when it comes to workouts, and this happens with most of us. But then we have Skipping as an alternate – the simpler and yet inexpensive way of maintaining our daily fitness routine.
In case you skipped running today, ensure not to skip skipping 😊.
And this will not take much of your time (just 15 to 20 minutes) and you may not have to go out also. Just skip for few rounds and congrats you have successfully burned the required calories.
Recently, Skipping has also gained momentum during the Covid-19 lockdown phase when most of the outdoor activities were restricted; people were looking for alternate ways to be fit and realized the importance of being healthy.
So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and start your jump rope today. Do skipping for a few rounds a day and lead a healthy lifestyle. Trust me, you will not regret it.
You must have come across several articles covering Giloy and its benefits in recent Covid times.
The present corona-virus situation highlights the need to improve the immune system and reinforce health position which is often being neglected due to our lifestyle choices. And it is always good to have a solid immunity as it will help you live healthy without being disturbed by small infections now and then.
Giloy or Guduchi, a popular Ayurvedic medicine, is a magical healing herb packed with many health benefits. A natural immune booster, Giloy is also used in the treatment of chronic and dengue fever, virus infection, and respiratory illness.
By simply combining Giloy as a part of your daily routine, you can reduce your regular hospital and lab visits. You can find the dosage instructions mentioned on the pack. Priced in between Rs. 100/- to Rs. 150/– for 60 tablets, Giloy is considered useful to keep your lifestyle healthy because of its innumerable health benefits.
PS: Am using Giloy tablets for the last 3 years and the recommendation is based on my personal experience.
Want to enhance your overall health and immunity without taking any synthetic supplements? Start taking tulsi drops regularly by adding few drops in a glass of water.
You can also chew tulsi leaves every day in the morning. The reason I recommend tulsi drops because of their ease of usability and the benefits you can draw from the extract of various tulsi types.
Most of the tulsi drops are the combination of the extracts of 5 popular tulsi types: Vishnu Tulsi, Rama Tulsi, Shyama Tulsi, Bisva Tulsi and Amrit Tulsi.
Tulsi drops have many benefits. It has antioxidant properties which not only boost the immune system but also provide relief from cough & cold and in relieving mucus. According to Ayurveda, Tulsi is great for digestive and skin health. It is also good for joints and liver health plus helps in stress management.
Priced under Rs. 200/-, this is another natural wonder herb you must have in your home and should be a part of your healthy lifestyle.
Is being healthy really a choice? If we visit the latest pandemic, most of us will prefer to replace the word “choice” with need. Yes, being healthy is the need of the hour. And we can achieve the same by following a healthy lifestyle.
The idea behind this blog was to share some beneficial yet affordable products which will support you towards your health trip. And yes, these products are super easily available.
A healthy lifestyle is not a destination, rather it is a continuous journey.
Thank you for patiently reading this through. I hope I have been able to make your health journey a little better here. The shared product benefits are practically experienced, are well researched, and documented also.
All the products mentioned above are part of my active lifestyle and a few of them am using for ages😊.
I am sure, several other products could have been part of this list but probably I would have missed including them. You can add those names in the comment section if you feel likewise and we will try to cover the same in the upcoming blogs.
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