23 November 2015 Society Eat, Pray, Live

Rose Petals, When The Tummy’s Dead

What is it that you can do which can help you rid of the bloating and feel thinner in your skin?
Rose Petals, When The Tummy’s Dead
Illustration by Saahil

You are probably still recovering from the Diwali madness. New year is around the corner too. So is the ambition of fitting into that tiny black dress. So, what is it that you can do which can help you rid of the bloating and feel thinner in your skin? Here are some traditional recipes which can help you feel better.

Sugarcane: Chew on it or crush it fresh and drink its juice. India’s traditional detox and go-to therapy for jaundice, sugarcane has properties to make you feel as good as new. Tulsi puja, which marks the end of Diwali, has sugarcane as the main prasad for exactly this purpose, it allows you to detox from all the excesses of the festivities. It is rich in glycolic acid, the exact same thing that they use in expensive peels and cosmetics, to bring back the glow on your face and even help restore the collagen tissue. For anti-ageing and detox, don’t look beyond the sugarcane.

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Tender coconut water: It can immediately fix the electrolyte balance and reduce bloating in the stomach. Surely, something that one must reach out for first thing in the morning for a quick recovery from the late-night card parties. Don’t forget to eat the tender coconut, the medium chain fatty acids in the coconut can boost your stamina and will actually help you feel like not postponing your workout to next morning.

Gulkand: Therapeutic mixture of rose petals, sugar and some herbs, gulkand can reduce and even prevent acidity. Excessive eating and sleep deprivation is a potent mix­­ture to ruin the gut flora and the intestinal mucus. Fortunately, something as tasty as gulkand is easy to reach out. You may mix it in milk or simply have it by itself and it will put your intestines on the fast track to rec­overy.

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