Benefits of Healthy Morning and Dinner Routine

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The Importance of Healthy Foods –

Are you binging upon healthy food? Here are 5 tips to start your day in absolutely healthy and energetic manner. Cut those extra fats and flabs with these right morning food routine and Dinner time routines. Read now to be healthy and Fat free #healthy #healthyfood #diet #morningroutine #breakfast #healthybreakfast #noobesity #fatfree #foodhabits

Recently, we visited Kerala, which is famous for its Ayurvedic healing treatments and Organic produce, apart from the natural beauty it has. While, I got myself indulged in Shirodhara, which was one of the best body and soul rejuvenating session, I had a good chance to interact with the centre manager. He himself was an Ayurvedic doctor and propmpty shared some really great insights with me. While our lives in metro cities are too different, the air we breathe, the foods we eat are not pure and organic. We really need to strive to attain a healthy life and that begins with healthy eating habits.

5 Healthy food/habits, we as a family, incorporated after visiting Ayurvedic centre in Kerala :

1. Turmeric Water :

We all are very well aware of the benefits of turmeric as in, being a great antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and even antibacterial. For this we usually add a pinch of it in the foods to get the benefits. But drinking a glass of lukewarm turmeric water(detox water) daily will have added benefits to your health. Adding a pinch of black pepper to this enhances curcumin’s absorption in the body.

What all we need is, add a pinch of turmeric in a glass of water while it is being heated. Let it cool, add black pepper, honey(optional) and start your day with this booster cleansing water.

Benefits of Turmeric water :

  • It reduces the risk of cancer
  • Removes toxins from the body
  • Reduces the risk of the diabetes and maintain sugar levels.
  • Helps treating arthritis
  • Keeps the cold and flu viruses at bay and many more

Have a glass of turmeric water daily and start off a healthy regime.

2. Never skip your breakfast :

Well, we all might be hearing this from our moms, but our hectic lives as we juggle personal and profession world often leaves us with negligence towards our own self. But mind it, if you skip your breakfast you are bound to munch many calories till the time you eat your lunch. And if not, you are sure to intake more calories for lunch and dinner. This would result in excess storage of fat and cholesterol.

Having a nutritious filling breakfast (nuts, protein, fruit) keeps you energized and in turn helps you in weight loss, prevents incidents of heart diseases(reduces LDL cholesterol), reduces diabetes risk. It fastens your metabolism which helps in burning more calories throughout the day.

Are you binging upon healthy food? Here are 5 tips to start your day in absolutely healthy and energetic manner. Cut those extra fats and flabs with these right morning food routine and Dinner time routines. Read now to be healthy and Fat free #healthy #healthyfood #diet #morningroutine #breakfast #healthybreakfast #noobesity #fatfree #foodhabits

3. Steamed Food in Breakfast :

There has been quite a debate over the steamed food and its health benefits. Till few days back, I rarely had steamed food in my breakfast, but now I have a steamer and I try to cook some type of steam food for breakfast and lunch for the whole family.

Benefits of Steamed food :

  • It retains the nutritional value of various vitamins, water soluble and cancer fighting compounds in vegetables. Also, did you know that 90% of the antioxidants are preserved when steamed food is eaten.
  • Absence of Oil in cooking, and hence completely healthy and fat free way to start the day.
  • Softens the fibres in various foods and hence various plant and animal based foods become easily digestible by our bodies.
  • Natural flavours are retained since no gas and oil cooking is involved.
  • Food remains moist and fresh, also it saves the cooking time.

With these health benefits and me being vegan, I have introduced steam foods as – Steam vegetables, Idli, Dhokla, Vegetable Kofta (balls), Steam rice, in my diet. Indeed, I feel light and fresh for the day.

4. Eat light Dinner and before 8pm :

Dinners with get togethers, evening dates, accompanied with some really delectable food have high presence in our lives. We have more dinner parties than lunch parties for obvious reasons. Further, family tends to assemble during dinner time and we all plan to make that special with some lavish and lip smacking delicacies on the dinner table.

The reason to keep dinner simple and well before 8pm is reduction in the body activity. When we sleep, our body reduces the Metabolic rate, resulting in poor digestion and accumulation of more fat. Hence keep the dinner food light, with carbs for a healthy and fat free body.

5. Enhance Lemon water intake and no Green tea empty stomach :

Until recently, I saw many people loving their green tea’s early morning first thing. Whoa! There is a science behind not doing so. The tannins present in the green tea increase the early morning stomach acidity and it can lead to nausea , stomach ache for some people. Also since Green Tea has caffeine, it affects the anxiety level and sleeplessness if taken as the first thing empty stomach in morning. Incase any of you have sleep problems/anxiety/stomach problems/Iron deficiency, then better postpone the energy Green drink and have it after your meals.

Further, enhance Lemon intake in morning. Since, I prefer to opt for turmeric as well, so I usually take a mix healing drink of Turmeric, pepper and lemon in lukewarm water early in the morning. Lemon has vitamin C and helps in digestion and fighting many diseases, while turmeric’s properties have been shared earlier. This gives me a perfect detox drink in the morning. Followed by a fruit and steam food, I feel much better with these healthy options in my food regime.

What about you? Are you into any of these regime or prefer to? Any suggestions you would like to share more for the readers out here?

Let’s pledge to give our bodies a good and healthy start for a healthy life. Try inculcating these habits and observe the difference.

Happy healthy Living!

50 thoughts on “Benefits of Healthy Morning and Dinner Routine

  1. See I have a terrible morning routine as I rarely eat breakfast and always tend to eat dinner after 8 so that is something that I definitely need to change! Turmeric water is a great idea!

  2. Lemon water and turmeric water have been a part of my morning drinks since some time now… Loved your tips and the reason to avoid green tea in the morning.. I was not aware of this detail

  3. Ohh I had no idea about what green tea can make us in the morning on a emty stomach! I will avoid that from now on! I love tumeric chai and I try to drink lemon water every morning but I only manage a couple of mornings and then I stop. I have to keep drinking it to see if I can feel anything different. I have heard many have lost a few kg because they have less sweet tooth.

  4. We make turmeric milk, especially in the winter. I didn’t know about turmeric water though. I’m really interested to try that!

  5. Thank you for this. I’ve never tried turmeric water, perhaps I ought to! I was so good earlier this year and started my day with lemon water and a healthy breakfast, but now I find myself surviving on coffee until lunch and eating all my calories in the evening, which I really need to stop as it’s bad for both my physical and mental health. Thank you for the reminder!

  6. I’ll keep these in mind. I do drink lemon water. I love it! And I actually try to stop eating at 6 PM. We usually at 5, so I’m usually able to do this. I skip breakfast though–I’m working on eating it though! I know it’s important. But I also eat an early lunch at 11.

  7. I love turmeric!!! I have never tried it in water, but I do fake a turmeric supplement daily!!! The benefits are definitely amazing

  8. I did not know about that “no green tea on an empty stomach.” I have green tea at mid-afternoon so I guess that’s okay. I will have to try turmeric and lemon water. A lot of my friends say it is very good for our health. I might as well give it a shot.

  9. I love lemon water but have never heard of turmeric water before! That’s good to know! Your tips are great! I definitely need to work on eating dinner before 8pm every night!! Life gets hectic but I agree that it’s important to take care of our bodies!

  10. herbal lemon tea is how i normally start my day.. great tips here and should try turmeric water (though use turmeric in many ways throughout the day for our cooking anyways!)

  11. I have never heard of turmeric water before but I am definitely going to try it. Turmeric is a miracle spice with so many benefits. Proper breakfast is the key to healthy start of the day 🙂

  12. OK, I really need to add the turmeric lemon water to my daily morning routine. Is there a particular brand you’d recommend? I know they’re not all as “pure” as we’d like.

  13. I always struggle with a proper dinner time, with two kids it can be tricky for me to eat before 8pm but it is something I am working on

  14. We definitely need to try to eat healthier, but it is hard to get kids on board! I ha e a steamer, but need to use it more often. Thanks for the suggestions.

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