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3 Alkaline Chilled Drinks For A Vibrantly Healthy And Lean Body

alkaline vs acidic

alkaline vs acidic

Summer gets unbearable every year and what I find more annoying than the smoldering heat is the shameless ads of good for nothing soft drinks and sodas. The sodas are just some artificial flavored colored sugar water that many prefer to drink and they completely ignore how bad they are for our health. I am sure we don’t need one more article on how can sodas make us fat or diabetic or both so let’s turn to a more positive and useful topic. A natural, healthy and alkaline ways to stay hydrated this summer.

Ever since I got aware of the benefits of picking alkaline food and beverages for a healthy body I keep looking for more and more options and would gladly share with you the ones that I personally prefer. In this post I give you 3 refreshing chilled drinks that you can enjoy this summer. All these drinks are 100% natural, alkaline and have a very low calorie. You can enjoy these beverages guilt free all summer and even in any other weather. Alkaline drinks will help you balance your bodies pH balance naturally and as a result will improve your overall health.

3 Alkaline Chilled Ways to Stay Hydrated this Summer:

1. Alkaline Water

This is the easiest way to make your body alkaline. In my post “20 Health Benefits of Drinking Alkaline and Anti-Oxidant Water for Weight loss and much more” I have mentioned (as the title suggests) 20 benefits of shifting to alkaline water and I am very happy to find the right solution to get regular alkaline water at home. Hydro-Jal Plus Water Ionizer is India’s most advanced, compact, stylish & affordable water ionizer. It is the most efficient, fully featured and powerful, high quality ionizer in the country. It converts regular water into absolutely healthiest ionized alkaline water. We are 70% WATER so healthy alkaline water is vital for our health.
Hydro-jal logo hydro-jal
Benefits of clean, filtered, and alkaline water produced by Hydro~Jal Plus:

1. Helps maintain a healthy weight, clear glowing skin and thick shiny hair
2. Prevents number of health problems like acidity, fatigue, constipation, headaches, cancer, arthritis, immune dysfunction
3. Slows down the aging process.
4. Throws out harmful toxins.
5. Improves mental clarity and concentration.
6. Energy boost without extra calories.
7. Provides more stamina, exercise becomes easy and enjoyable.
8. Supports better night sleep, no more naps during the day.
9. Reduces joint and muscle pain.
10. Assists in weight loss.
11. Boosts immune system.
12. Improves digestion and metabolism.
13. Provides protection against common cold.
14. Helps relieve constipation.
15. Improves appearance of skin and hair.
16. Reduces production of lactic acid.
17. Relieves muscle cramps during workouts.
18. Provides true hydration without bloating.
19. Increases absorption efficiency of vital nutrients.
20. Provides improved water taste.

Hydrojal provides free home demo and they also test the acidic level of our drinking water. I had a demo at my place and am pretty impressed with the product.

Read more about the amazing benefits of Alkaline Water in post: 20 Health Benefits of Drinking Alkaline and Anti-Oxidant Water for Weight loss and much more

2. Coconut Water

Tender Coconut Water A Super Drink For Weight Loss And Much MoreThis is another refreshing delicious alkaline natural drink that we can enjoy. I am a big fan of Tender Coconut Water not only because it helps us lose weight but also has other health benefits. I don’t think there is a need to mention how wonderful it tastes and how refreshing it is on a sunny day. I always prefer a nice big green tender coconut over any bottle or can, don’t you?
Read more about the amazing benefits of Tender coconut water in post: Tender Coconut Water A Super Drink For Weight Loss And Much More

3. Ice Green Tea

Fountain of Youth – Green Tea Herbal and green teas are recommended as naturally alkaline beverages. In summers we can enjoy Ice Green Tea with little honey (if required). Having green tea at least 3 to 4 cups alone itself can be the best change you can do to build the fountain of youth inside your body. It is loaded with Antioxidants, Polyphenols, Flavonoids and Vitamin C that boost the immune system to make the human body stronger in fighting various infections, it prevents inflammation of teeth and gums. Grean Tea Fights Obesity, Cancer, Ageing, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Neurological Diseases as it increases our immunity system naturally.
Read more about the amazing benefits of Green Tea water in post: Green Tea: Every day Visit to the Fountain of Youth

This blog post was sponsored by Hydro-Jal Plus Water Ionizer.

20 Health Benefits of Drinking Alkaline and Anti-Oxidant Water for Weight loss and much more

alkaline vs acidic

alkaline vs acidic


It is a good thing that nowadays everyone is getting conscious. We try to exercise, eat healthy, meditate and what not to maintain a healthy mind and body. We do whatever is possible but what about things we cannot control. The increase of harmful even toxic chemicals in our environment, pollution, pesticides, excessive use of plastic for food and water, chemical products for skin and hair are weakening our immune system.

When I was at Naturopathy centre in Pune I learned how an alkaline based can improve our immune system, help our organs function better and prevent us from lifestyle related diseases like lack of energy, excessive mucous production, infections, anxiety, irritability, headache, sore throat, nasal and sinus congestion, allergic reactions, and increased risk of conditions such as arthritis and gout.

I am very fond of alkaline based diet as it helps reduce excess fat and keeps us leaner, stronger and younger. Recently I learned that the purified water we drink is actually not good for us. When we purify water we strip its alkaline nutrients and make it acidic. Pure water that has lost its minerals and alkaline qualities is disturbing our bodies’ pH balance.

Human body is designed to be alkaline and the pH level of our body is maintained at approximately 7.365. Healthy cells live in an Alkaline environment and unhealthy cells live in an Acid accumulated waste environment. Acidic food such as colas, bread, sweets, pizza, chips, alcohol, pasta, trans-fats, fast food, refined food, dairy products, meat etc put an incredible amount of strain on our body to maintain its pH balance at 7.365. An altered pH body balance leads to health issues like low energy, headaches, muscular pain, constipation, heartburn, rapid heartbeat, depression, viral infections, fungal infections, metallic state in mouth and similar troubles.

In most cases, tap water, bottled water, RO (reverse osmosis) water and distilled water contains acidic pH that causes our body to become more acidic. The water we consume has a positive ORP (Oxidation-Reduction Potential) which could lead to a number of health problems like acidity, fatigue, constipation, headaches, cancer, arthritis, immune dysfunction, hangovers and premature aging. The solution is to eat alkaline based diet and regularly drink alkaline (8.5+ pH) and anti-oxidant rich water.

water pH

After finding few options to get regular alkaline water for my family, I have decided to go with Hydro-Jal Plus Water Ionizer as it is India’s most advanced, compact, stylish & affordable water ionizer. It is the most efficient, fully featured and powerful, high quality ionizer in the country. It converts regular water into absolutely healthiest ionized alkaline water. We are 70% WATER so healthy alkaline water is vital for our health.

Hydro-jal logohydro-jal
Let’s go over the list of benefits of clean, filtered, and alkaline water produced by Hydro~Jal Plus:
1. Helps maintain a healthy weight, clear glowing skin and thick shiny hair

  1. Prevents number of health problems like acidity, fatigue, constipation, headaches, cancer, arthritis, immune dysfunction
  2. Slows down the aging process.
  3. Throws out harmful toxins.
  4. Improves mental clarity and concentration.

  5. Energy boost without extra calories.

  6. Provides more stamina, exercise becomes easy and enjoyable.

  7. Supports better night sleep, no more naps during the day.

  8. Reduces joint and muscle pain.

  9. Assists in weight loss.

  10. Boosts immune system.

  11. Improves digestion and metabolism.

  12. Provides protection against common cold.

  13. Helps relieve constipation.

  14. Improves appearance of skin and hair.

  15. Reduces production of lactic acid.

  16. Relieves muscle cramps during workouts.

  17. Provides true hydration without bloating.

  18. Increases absorption efficiency of vital nutrients.

  19. Provides improved water taste.

I am very happy to find the right solution that will help improve my family’s health. Hydrojal provides free home demo and they also test the acidic level of our drinking water. I have booked an appointment with and cannot wait to see the difference in my drinking water after using Hydrojal.

This blog post was sponsored by Hydro-Jal Plus Water Ionizer.

Amla Goodness – Spoonful a Day (Dabur Chyawanprash).


dabur chyawanprash brandlogo

dabur chyawanprash brandlogo

Everyday millions of Indians all over the world have a spoonful of goodness. They incorporate immunity and health in their life daily with a spoonful of Chyawanprash. Chyawanprash is loaded with nutrition of Amla and other Ayurvedic ingredients like Ashwagandha, Guduchi. In my post Amla or Indian Gooseberry: Every day Visit to the Fountain of Youth (part 2) I have already mentioned how beneficial consuming Amla is and Chyawanprash is the one of the best ways we can do it.

From childhood my parents have made sure I take a spoonful of Dabur Chyawanprash twice a day. They didn’t had to force me as I love the taste it’s a delicious mix of so much health that it increases our immunity and shields our body from sickness like cough and cold. When I moved out of my parents house for a while I didn’t take care of my health. I was lazy, ignorant or just completely stupid like many others youngsters moving out the house for the first time.

Slowly and steady I got a grip on my health and it takes discipline to live a healthy and active life. Today I make sure that I and my husband have Chyawanprash daily. My health strategy is simple it is better safe than sorry. I encourage every spouse and parent to encourage their loved ones to start the habit of taking Chyawanprash daily. I choose Dabur’s over any other available in the market simply because Dabur Chyawanprash has anti-oxidant properties and helps to strengthen your body’s internal defence mechanism – the immune system – thereby protecting you from day to day infections such as cough, cold etc.

Dabur Chyawanprash’s magnificent brew of Ayurvedic herbs strengthens the body’s natural defence mechanism by stimulating your NK cells* (Natural Killer Cells). NK cells assist in fighting with virus and bacteria in your body, thus giving us increased immunity from various infections. Recent scientific studies conducted on Dabur Chyawanprash have proven its immunomodulatory and anti-allergic potential. It is a time-tested, age-old formulation has a number of herbs like Amla, known to be one of the best antioxidants, Giloy (Guduchi), known to have immuno-modulatory properties, and has more than 40 other natural ingredients.

Our Children are our pride and joy. We love them and care for them and we let their warmth and energy fill our hearts and our homes. When this precious source of energy falls sick, its effects are felt throughout the house and it sometimes feels like the house itself has fallen ill. Dabur Chyawanprash, a time-tested, age-old formulation has a number of herbs like Amla, known to be one of the best antioxidants, Giloy (Guduchi), known to have immuno-modulatory properties, and more than 40 other natural ingredients. Dabur Chyawanprash increases Immunity by 3 times* & hence protects against illness. After all a healthy child makes a happy home.

Other interesting facts about my favorite Chyawanprash:
• Dabur is the first branded Chyawanprash in the country
• It is the highest selling Chyawanprash with more than 60% market share
• It is scientifically proven to provide 3 times immunity* that helps fight virus, flu and infections
• Dabur Chyawanprash has been consistently voted as the power brand of the country and is a trusted remedy for cough and cold for a majority of Indian household.
• It has been endorsed by celebrities like Sreeram lagoo, Amitabh Bachchan, Vivek oberoi, Virender Sehwag, MS Dhoni and now Madhuri Dixit
• Has a sugar free variant for calorie conscious people
• It is also available in 2 new exciting flavours mango and mixed fruit flavor
• It contains natural Ayurvedic ingredients, which are being consumed safely for ages.
• Dabur Chyawanprash was launched in 1949 in a tin pack which became the first branded Chyawanprash in India, widening the popularity and usage of traditional Ayurvedic products.
• Chyawanprash is a time tested formulation mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic literature with all its benefits and indication for use.
• To know more about this amazing product visit this link -> Liveveda (https://www.liveveda.com/dabur-chyawanprash/)

This article is specially written for Dabur Chyawanprash 3 times immunity campaign on Indiblogger.

dabur chyawanprash

dabur chyawanprash

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Dettol Multi-Use Wipes Cleans Up Instantly and Effectively

Christmas Day is so much fun especially when you are spending it with kids. This Christmas I gave a different kind of gift to my friend. Her 6-year-old son was looking forward to watch the movie ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ but she was feeling a bit under the weather and was making excuses to avoid the holiday rush in the mall.

I couldn’t see his cute little face getting all sad and I offered to take him to watch the movie and for his favourite kids’ meal at the mall we regularly visit. Little did I knew that he would invite a friend and so on the very crowded day of Christmas me and my husband ended up babysitting two very energetic and very active boys.

Being well aware of the crowd situation we reached the mall a couple of hours before the movie started. While I was clicking photos of the kids with the mall Santa and around the pretty Christmas decorations, my husband went in the supermarket and got some drinking water, chips, bandages and Dettol Mutli—Use Wipes. I didn’t understand why we needed so many things we were out only for few hours we were not going on some trip but he said it will come handy.

The movie was amazing. We both enjoyed as much as the kids but when they turned on the lights I noticed the kids’ hands and faces were covered in sticky cheese popcorn dust. They both looked like they were dipped in the popcorn machine. When I stood speechless and tried to find my hankie in my bag my husband told me to use the mutli-wipes and he was so right about it.

Dettol Multi-Use Wipes

Dettol Multi-Use Wipes

Thanks to Dettol Mutli-Use Wipes cleaning the sticky cheese was easy. It felt nice on the skin because its pH neutral and it kept the skin moisturised. For years Dettol has provided the best kind of protection against a wide range of germs. It is a trusted brand name in every household and so I found it secure enough to use on face and hands. It effectively cleaned cheese and was also useful when the kids had ice-cream all over their hands and face.

Dettol Mutli-Use Wipes helped me keep the kids clean without running multiple times to the jam-packed mall washroom. I couldn’t thank my husband enough for getting this amazing product. This comes in two sizes 10’s pack and 30’s pack. I will always carry the smaller pack in my bag the bigger pack will be kept someplace handy at home.

Dettol Multi-Use Wipes Sheet

Dettol Multi-Use Wipes Sheet

Pros of Dettol Multi-Use Wipes
They are ideal for –
• Ideal for instant clean-ups of hands, face or even surfaces
• Protects against a wide range of germs
• Gentle on skin
• Leaves a fresh fragrance
• Alcohol free
• Use at home, in the car, office, or on holiday

Cons of Dettol Multi-Use Wipes
I couldn’t find anything worth complaining about the product. Because of my babysitting success I may have to something like this again and then also I will be armed with Dettol Multi-Use Wipes to get me out of all kinds of sticky situations 🙂

Usage:
• Pull back the resealable cover, and pull out a wipe
• Reseal the pack after each usage, and store with the cover facing down to avoid the wipes from drying out
• Wipe your skin, or surface to hygienically clean, and then dispose the wipe

Suitable for:
• Hands and face
• Childrens’ Toys
• Work Surfaces
• Kitchen Surfaces
• Electrical Devices
(Note: Product not suitable for Carpets, Upholstery, and Fabric)

Sizes available in 10’s pack and 30’s pack.

This blog post was sponsored by Dettol.

Kotak JIFI – A Bloggers Way to Bank


Kotak JIFI

Kotak JIFI

Ever since I started blogging I am enjoying living a digital life. Social media has given us such an amazing platform to connect with anyone anywhere and I am always amazed by the new trends. When once a hobby started taking shape into a full time profession I decided to keep the finances related to writing in order. Yes I do know a bit about managing finances. If you know me you would know that my first job was with a bank and I believe once a banker always a banker. Latest and new trends in bank always excites me and I love to find out more flexible approaches to manage my account as let’s face it when we try to make money as a freelance writer we do not enjoy the comfort of a regular pay.

I decided to get an account that is easy to operate even from my mobile phone, which is flexible to handle transactions any time as per the convenience of clients mostly based internationally and which supports online purchases. Luckily I found out about Kotak JIFI an amazing banking option for bloggers. It’s easy, smart, flexible, completely new age.

I found the zero minimum balance and social and transaction points that can be redeemed on purchase the most attractive advantage of Kotak JIFI Account. To help fellow bloggers learn the other benefits I have mentioned most of the benefits in detail below. To know more about this account I recommend visiting the link http://www.kotakjifi.com or Kotak Bank’s Corporate Website.

New age Banking Benefits of Kotak JIFI Account:

1. Zero Minimum Balances: The best feature for a freelance writer like me as it does help us get over the dry period when we are in between projects. It pays high interest on balances over Rs.25,000 by automatically creating term deposits with your spare cash.

2. A Funky Platinum Debit Card: Jifi Debit Card comes with a host of premium benefits catered to your taste. A chip based debit card that offers added security at PoS terminals and gives you a higher withdrawal limit at ATMs.

JIFI Platinum Debit Card

JIFI Platinum Debit Card

3. Full of Rewards and Surprises: Cool points for introducing to friends, commenting on Facebook page. These points can be redeemed by buying exciting products online.

4. Sign Up Benefits:

JIFI Benefits

JIFI Benefits

5. Convenient and Flexible,

6. Mobile Apps: Kotak Mobile Banking app lets you manage your accounts, pay your bills, transfer money and much more. Kotak Offers app provides updates on the hottest discounts, exclusively catered to your taste.

7. Loyalty Club:

JIFI Loyalty Club

JIFI Loyalty Club

8. A Personal Financial Tracker,

9. Supports Online Transactions and Purchases: Start earning cool social points & transaction points for every online transaction. We can also trade points with friends. Choose the points to redeem and select from many options start banking differently

10. Social Banking: Bank with Kotak using Twitter; your account balance, transaction history, cheque book request and many more activities are now just a tweet away.

A bank account truly for the digitally driven and socially connected if you are not yet convinced watch the video below and come join me in the world of JIFI a new age of banking has arrived and I want to be a part of it, do you?

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Godrej Expert Rich Crème Hair Colour Review – A Good Way to Cover Grey Hair.


I recently visited my uncle’s place and got into a long discussion about colouring grey hair. When it comes to hair colour, like most of the elders, my uncle and aunt also have a lot of mixed opinions and lot of confusion.

If they go for natural products like henna then it may not give a proper colour. If the hair has more salt then pepper then henna gives a funny reddish colour which most of the elderly people do not prefer. The alternative is chemical loaded expensive hair crème that has a high risk of damaging hair.

If we make up our mind to buy the expensive chemical loaded hair crème we do not get a smaller pack for trial. So we cannot be sure about the risk of allergy or any other damage. For those with short hair it makes no sense to buy these expensive hair crème big packs targeted for long hair.

I always wanted to try a hair colour but it had to be safe and ammonia-free. I have kept clear from chemical hair colour for long now and when I noticed the small pack of Godrej Expert crème hair colour I decided to give it a try. The small pack looked very convenient and also because it contains the goodness of aloe protein. Godrej claims that this product gives hair deep shine and makes it ultra soft. My uncle and aunt wanted to try it out.

Godrej Colors Packs

Godrej Colors Packs

The pack has 20 gm crème colourant and 20 ml of developer – they are pre-measured, so there is no confusion of ratio or no hassle of storing remaining colour. I found this as a very smart feature of this product. The price came as a pleasant surprise. For just 30 rupees, it felt like a very sweet deal. I picked up all the colours and got a nice variety of colours – (1) Natural Black, (2) Black Brown, (3) Dark Brown, (4) Natural Brown and (5) Burgundy.

My aunt was excited to try the Black Brown or Dark Brown colour. My uncle on the other hand like simple things and doesn’t get impressed easily. The no confusion pack got his ok. He liked the idea that he can use it without any measurement. The instructions on the pack are easy to understand and follow. Doing a Skin Hypersensitivity Test is always a good idea before trying any new product and the pack clearly instructs to perform a small patch test 48 hours before each application.

Godrej Expert Rich Creme Pre-measured Sachets

Godrej Expert Rich Creme Pre-measured Sachets

My uncle and aunt’s opinion after trying Godrej Expert Rich Crème hair colour for the first time:

The simplicity of the products made a very good impression on my uncle and aunt. They liked the easy to handle the no confusion pre measured sachets of crème colourant and developer. The smooth crème texture of the product after mixture made it easy to apply and spread and good enough to cover each and every strand of hair. For my uncle, 1 pack was enough but my aunt used 2 packs to cover her long hair.

The smell of the product is pleasant and that was another nice surprise to us. After wash, their hair got a nice even colour and also a very good grey coverage, hair felt soft and had a nice shine. The colour looked very natural and hair became easy to manage. My uncle and aunt are happy with the product and will definitely use it again.

Before Picture

Before Picture

My uncle enjoyed the makeover he got from Godrej Expert Rich Crème hair colour and the difference can be seen clearly in the pictures below. Besides covering greys, his hair also got soft and manageable.

After Picture

After Picture

6 Reasons why you should try Godrej Expert Rich Crème hair colour:

1. Easy to apply
2. Convenience of pre-measured sachets
3. Goodness of aloe protein
4. Leaves hair soft and silky
5. No ammonia
6. Highly affordable

Precaution: Do a Skin Hypersensitivity Test as suggested on packet before every application.

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