Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere. Diwali is a festival in which everyone worships Goddess Laxmi and Ganesha. There are many celebrations and parties all over the world on Diwali.
Problems one faces during Diwali
- Irregular timings of having meal: As diwali is a very big festival for Indians in which the people meet and exchange gifts among neighbours, family and friends and there is so many guest that you do binge eat or you don’t have time to eat at a particular time.
- Skipping meals: People use to skip meals in between and tend to eat more at a one time, which is a very big no- no to stay healthy.
- Overeating of sweets: Most of the people use to exchange sweets on Diwali and people use to overeat it.
- Late Night Parties: Due to late night parties, our sleep cycle get disturbed which leads to so many problems inside our body.
- Pollution: On diwali, people use to burn crackers which turns into a pollution and that too effect our body in a bad way, it leads to deposit of toxins in our body.
Ways to tackle the problems
Please keep hydrated whole day, that includes water intake of 8 – 10 glasses a day and along with that you can take coconut water, buttermilk, lemon water, green tea.
No aerated drinks
Aerated drinks contains high amount of calories, sugar which should be avoided completely from the party nights, instead of aerated drinks you can have sparkling water but that too in limited amount.
There is a trick for the alcohol drinkers who use to drink during diwali parties or other late night parties, the trick called as a intermittent fasting, it means fasting for 14 -16 hours then have a proper meal, there should be a 14- 16 hours gap between your dinner or last meal till your next day meal.
Foods to be included to remove toxins from your body
Antioxidants rich foods like blueberries, pecans, kidney beans, pomegranate, cucumber, blackberries, dark chocolates. Antioxidants foods are also anti-inflammatory.
One healthy and tasty treat to keep you going for Diwali Party
Recipe name: Almond Flour Brownie
|2 tbsp butter||¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder|
|½ cup erythritol(in place of sugar)||1/8 tsp sea salt|
|¼ cup unsweetened almond milk||1 tsp baking powder|
|1 tsp vanilla extract||¼ cup chopped almonds|
|1 cup almond flour||¼ cup chopped walnuts|
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream together butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, blend in egg ,blend in almond milk and vanilla
- In another bowl, whisk together almond flour, cocoa powder, sea salt and baking powder. Add to butter mixture and blend just until mixed
- Stir in chopped almonds and chocolate chips
- Coat a baking pan with non- sticking cooking spray pour butter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 30 -35 minutes
- Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly
- Garnish with more chopped almonds.