Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in the India, also known as the ‘Festival of Colours’. It signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter and for many a festive day to get-together, play, dance, laugh, forget and forgive, and reform broken relationships.
On this joyous occasion, in addition to colours, people also tend to indulge in sweets and forget about their health due to enjoyment. But this isn’t a good idea as it could take a toll on your health and also lead to weight gain.
This holi, follow these health tips to take care of your body, so that you don’t feel guilty about it later:
Opt for fruits this Holi, instead of Kheer or Gajar Ka Halwa.They make exceptional desserts and since they are naturally sweet, you don’t need to use too much sugar either. If at all you need it sweetened, use jaggery instead of sugar. Fruits also have higher nutritional value.
Anything that you cook at home is healthier as you have an option to replace all unhealthy ingredients with healthy alternatives. Bake them instead of frying them. Avoid the extra calories that could result in weight gain.
Drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated. It will not only protect your skin from drying and peeling, but also keep you revitalized an energetic throughout the day.
Some would consider Holi incomplete without the signature beverage Thandai, which is a good thing because the spices and ingredients in the drink help in maintaining good health and prevents indigestion and protects you from catching a cold. Make it healthier by adding honey and dry fruits.
Don’t skip working out during Holi. Exercise is an integral part of your daily routine. Try to enjoy the festival even with working out.