5 traditional Holi dishes with a nutritious twist to keep you healthy
Trying to be healthy and losing weight properly might be one of your resolutions this year, and by the time March arrives, you’re probably feeling a lot fitter too. But then comes Holi, with its unending array of delicacies from across the country.
You can’t avoid every gujiya or plate of scrumptious chaat without crushing the spirit of the festival. But if you do indulge you’ll probably be met with more than just weight gain. Indigestion, bloating, acidity and blood sugar spikes are also likely effects of bingeing on Holi. It might seem like quite the dilemma, but there is something you can actually do this Holi to avoid all of this.
A study published in Health Psychology in 1998 revealed that consistent self-monitoring during holidays and festivities can be a highly effective coping mechanism that can keep unnecessary health issues, including weight gain, at bay. So, yes, you do need to monitor what you’re eating.
But instead of depriving yourself and monitoring just what you’re putting into your mouth, why not monitor what’s being put into your food? Stay away from store-bought sweets and treats, go for homemade delicacies, and replace the unhealthiest ingredients with more nutritious ones so you can indulge without any health issues. Here are a few traditional dishes you can easily give a healthy twist to.