As an integral part of all the religious known to have their origin in India, fasting has been proven to be effective in weight loss. Intermittent fasting, kept by many Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, not only reduces calorie content but also increase insulin sensitivity, reducing the chances of type 2 diabetes. Fasting also lowers your cholesterol level and promote a general feeling of well being.
Drinking Lassi Or Coconut Water
Instead of drinking flavored soda, which leaves the throat parched and doesn't really help in quenching thirst, lassi or coconut water, consumed by Indians throughout history has been proven to cool your body keep it hydrated. Both are rich in nutrients and have historically helped in tackling the great Indian summer.
Storing Water In Earthen Pots
Back in times, when refrigeration was a thing of the future, Indians could be seen having chilled water in the summer heat. Earthen pots are natural refrigerators. They don't make the water too cold, but just cool enough to quench your thirst on a hot summer afternoon.
Singing Bhajans or Poems
Bhajans, a frequent encounter in the Indian traditions, used to be a great way in spreading knowledge and information in the times when majority couldn't read or write. All the words of vedas and Upanishads were propagated in the form of poems, so that the harmonies and rhythms made it easy to comprehend and remember. Poems have been known to stay in our memories longer.
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Eating Tulsi Leaves
In a lot of Hindu rituals, eating Tulsi leaves is an integral part. Considered a holy plant, Tulsi has been proven to have medicinal qualities. Its properties are so lucrative today that there is a patent war waging between the United States and India over Tulsi. It is known to cure cough and cold and strengthen the immunity system.
Using Plates Made Of Sal Leaf
Bio-degradable and easily disposable, plates made of sal leaves were very popular among the ancient tribes of India. It was freely available and didn't need any alteration of the raw material. It also didn't put pressure on mother nature and served as fodder for cattle
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