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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.

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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.

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I would like to thank Jabong.com for recognizing and appreciating my blog for their SheInspires initiative which I admire as it celebrates the spirit and journey of inspiring women. My story – http://www.jabong.com/womens-day-story-yamini/

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I admire the #SheInspires initiative of Jabong.com that recognizes and celebrates the spirit and journey of inspiring women. I am thankful to Jabong.com for this opportunity to write about my journey as a woman blogger. My blog The Vibrant Writer (www.thevibrantwriter.com) is about Weight Loss, Health, Beauty, Wealth, Spirituality and Happiness.

The Vibrant Writer (www.thevibrantwriter.com) is about in all aspects of life. I am a student of life and nature. Through my blog I share my findings with anyone who is interested in the same. It gives me immense pleasure if my research plays a part in enriching any of my readers’ life even if it makes a small positive impact. My blog started as a self rescue plan and gradually developed into a launching pad for my writing career and much more.

A decade back I moved to Mumbai when I started my career as a marketing manager with India’s largest private bank. The job and commute demanded most of my waking time of the day. I avoided my health and personal time for 4 continuous years keeping my job as a priority. It had a very adverse effect on my health. Unhealthy and irregular eating habits, lots of fast food consumption, lack of exercise, stress and long sitting hours created hormonal imbalance due to which I gained a lot of weight.

My job was still a priority to me and I could not give any special time or attention to any obesity related health issues. I felt like I got a wakeup call when my knees gave up on me. My knees would lock in a stiff position and would not let me move. This scared me especially in the long commutes of Mumbai. Doctors suggested surgery but I was completely against it.

In just 4 years of my career I had to choose between health and money. I am very glad I choose health and resigned from my very well paying job. To make my knees strong again I completely depended upon Naturopathy Treatments, Yoga, Ayurvedic Medicines and Massages. Today I am happy to say my knees and overall health is better than ever and that also without any surgery or allopathic medicines and its nasty side effects.

In my Blog I write about all these natural cures and treatments. After making my knees stronger I concentrated on weight loss in a healthy, natural and safe way. No crash diets, shakes or crazy experiments for me. I started writing about weight loss in my blog before I had any results. Since I started my blog I lost 40 pounds (I need to lose more to reach my ideal weight). This was another successful experiment to prove that health depends highly on our positive attitudes and belief system. Mind is a big section on my blog because I am a believer in power of mind over all aspects of our life.

My blog has helped me keep a record of all natural and effective solutions to health and life problems. My blog helps me share these with the world. This makes a compulsion on me to keep my health on track. It also helped me rekindle my passion for writing which encouraged me to take up various writing assignments including my upcoming books.

I am grateful to my blog for giving me a chance to engage my time and energy into a creative and constructive project. I am grateful as it has given me hope and a sense of belonging which I craved after quitting my job. I do not complain about my health issues in the past as without them I would have not turned to a healthy and better way of living. If I could change any part of my past I would just start my blog earlier.

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Replace Rice with Broken Wheat/ Dalia for a Slimmer and Healthier You

Replace Rice with Broken Wheat/ Dalia for a Slimmer and Healthier You

Replace Rice with Broken Wheat/ Dalia for a Slimmer and Healthier You

Rice has always been an important part of meal for me. Indian food has a treasure of delicious rice preparations and they are very addictive. We Indians love our rice. Different parts of the nation like rice in their own special way. In south it is enjoyed with Sambhar, in north there is Rajma or Dal Makhani, in east Macher Jhol (Bengali Fish Curry) and in west has its Gujrati Kaadi or Rajasthani Dal Khichadi or Maharastrian Varan. These are just few gems of the treasure. There are hundreds of recipes if not more that celebrate rice in India and I love them all.

Do you get the picture how important rice is for me? Few months back I was advised by my yoga instructor to give up rice to get into my desired weight. She knew it was my weakness and knew I wouldn’t follow portion so she advised me to stop eating it completely. Rice was the main reason I was not reaching my desired weight and giving it up was the right thing to do but was it easy? On no it was not. I struggled so bad to fight the cravings.

Even if I could avoid rice for few days I would easily cheat on my if I came across any delicious rice preparation. My will power was very week and the guilt of not staying on the diet would make me depressed. Luckily I found a solution to this problem. I started experimenting with Dalia also known as Lapsi Rava or Broken wheat. It is far healthier than rice even brown rice and has fewer calories.

Within only few days I noticed a lot of improvement in my . My energy levels were higher. I felt full for longer time which stopped irregular intakes of snacks. My digestion was better which made me feel lighter. I don’t have to deal with unnecessary calories and guilt anymore. Dalia is cooked exactly like rice and it tastes like rice with dals and curries. Dalia is an easy option for a slimmer and healthier you.

Benefits of Dalia/Cracked or Broken Wheat:

1. Great source of fiber and a healthy dalia meal can complete your daily fiber requirement

2. It is a complex carbohydrate and a rich source of magnesium

3. High in protein but low in calories

4. It is a great source of energy and has low glycemic index

5. It improves digestion and promotes faster elimination of waste and toxins from body

6. It stabilizes glucose as it releases glucose slowly into the bloodstream

7. Rich source of Vitamin B1 and B2

Dalia is cooked just like rice and can be used instead of rice in all rice preparations. Be it with dal, curry or any gravy. Dalia can be used instead of rice in Khichadi, Pulav and even Biryani. Check out the next post for some Dalia recipes I enjoy and why I never miss rice anymore.

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Make Losing Weight A Game Of Your Mind And Win


This post is special because I am sharing my big secret about finally getting a grip on my weight problem. I have been struggling with an overweight body for more than a decade now. I got fed up of experimenting with weight loss solutions, diets, exercises whatever you name it I have done it.

Make Losing Weight A Game Of Your Mind And Win

Make Losing Weight A Game Of Your Mind And Win

Nothing was working for me. Everything I did; made me more and more fat. Doctors were prescribing rabbit food in the name of diet and even after eating like a bird I was not getting any thinner. Things started looking up when I stopped trying so hard. In other words I gave up trying too hard.

The world is getting obsessed with law of attraction and manifesting with thoughts ideology. This post is not to argue if that stuff works or not. I think it depends on your faith if you believe it works it will work for you and vice versa either ways you are right.

I know for sure that our mind controls our body and what we feed our mind helps us shape our body more than what we feed our stomach. Don’t believe me then ask yourself, why you are not getting results even after eating almost nothing in the name of dieting? Even after eating like a bird why the weighing scale does not budge?

Many of us have a difficult time when we try to lose weight. How we look and feel about ourselves gives clear instructions to our body how it should shape up this is why a positive body image is highly important. Your Body Image is the blueprint or commands your mind gives your body so let us try to keep it as positive as possible.

1. Grateful: Thank your body for everything it does for you all the time. Never say anything hateful about your body as your words and thoughts build up the blueprint of your body. The image you talk about or think about will become your reality so be grateful for all the things you can do because of your body.

2. Stop Negative Voices: Anything that makes you feel fat is filling your head with a negative body image. Do your best to silent all voices that remind you of not having a perfect figure. If a near one tells you that you need to lose weight thank that person for being concerned for you and while you are at it thank your body for everything it does for you. If you have an internal voice that reminds you of your excess fat all the time.

Preparing your mind for the change in your health is the biggest challenge and once we see a nice beautiful body image in our mind we can start making plans to make it a reality. Every success in life including achieving a fit body is a game of mind and the only way we can win this game is to see ourselves as winners.

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Cucumber an Amazing Vegetable for Weight Loss and Much More

“He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician.” — Thomas Fuller

Benefits of Cucumber

Benefits of Cucumber

I believe in getting fit without starving and so I am always looking for healthy guilt free food that can be comforting without adding to our waistline. In this post I am sharing my latest lazy person’s diet food recipe that is not only healthy but simply delicious. I am sure you would enjoy this recipe as much as you enjoyed the famous Green Gram Soup. If this gives you any idea do share it with us.

If you would like to share some inventive healthy and delicious recipes on this blog please drop me at mail@thevibrantwriter.com and I will publish your recipes as a guest post. As I said earlier I am always looking for healthy options to keep my stomach full with nourishing guilt free good food.

Nowadays Cucumber is dominating my kitchen. When I studied its benefits I picked up a lot of cucumber. After eating it raw or in salads; I wanted to try something different with it. After some trial and error I am happy with one simple recipe which I have given at the end of this post. Before that let me give you some reasons to incorporate cucumber in your daily diet.

Benefits of Cucumber:

1. Helps in Weight Loss: This is what attracted me to this amazing humble vegetable. It is miraculously effective if you are trying to lose weight. Having a cucumber before each meal can help you get full with lesser calories than usual. Low calorie and high water content the perfect food to snack on whenever you feel hungry. Slice it thin or run it through a blender and have a refreshing green smoothie.

2. Promotes Digestion: If you include cucumber in your diet daily you can forever get rid of digestion problems. Cucumber is loaded with dietary fiber which effectively releases toxins from our digestive system. If you suffer from constipation have a cucumber day any of the week. Eat as many cucumbers as you can for your meal s the whole day it may sound difficult but it will cure the constipation better than any pill. One suggestion try to have your cucumber day before a rest day as on the next day of your cucumber day you will spend a lot of time in the washroom.

3. Reduces Bad Cholesterol: Cucumber has a compound called sterol which helps in reducing bad cholesterol level.

4. Relieves Joint Pain: Cucumber is a rich source of silica, vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium which promotes joint health by strengthening the connective tissues and reduces arthritis pain.

5. Prevents Gout: Cucumber lowers the uric acid levels preventing from painful gout.

6. Controls Diabetes: Cucumber juice regulates the production of insulin hormone which controls diabetes.

7. Rehydrates Body: Cucumber is mostly water loaded with vitamins that hydrate body and flush out toxins. It is highly recommended for everyone who is trying to reduce calorie intake.

8. Controls Blood Pressure: Cucumber is a rich source of potassium, magnesium and fiber which helps control blood pressure.

9. Makes Skin and Hair Beautiful: Cucumber slices are most commonly used to solve puffy eyes problems. Cucumber masks can rejuvenate skin and give it a refreshing glow. The silicon and sulfur in cucumber promotes hair growth. Drinking cucumber smoothie or juice daily can make skin and hair beautiful from inside.

10. Fights Cancer: Researchers have found compounds in cucumber that can reduce risk of cancer.

My Personal Creamy Cucumber Soup Recipe:

This is how I am having Cucumber with my meal everyday:

I make a rich creamy thick soup of fresh green cucumber. I find this hot thick soup quite comforting compared to cold salads.

The recipe is simple:
. Cut 2 cucumbers (with skin) into small cubes,
. In a deep pan or a small pressure cooker take very little oil,
. Once the oil is hot add a tsp of fennel seeds/ jerra,
. Sauté 1 onion chopped finely,
. Optional you can sprinkle little dried fenugreek leaves/ kasturi methi
. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder,
. ½ tsp coriander powder,
. ½ tsp red chilli powder,
. Salt as per taste,
. Water just enough to make thick soup, boil or pressure cook till the cucumber is easily mashable,
. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Or you can use Italian spices like parsley and oregano for a different version.
For extra flavor crush in a cube of vegetable stock.

Go ahead try this healthy wholesome soup and let me know if you liked it. I keep my soup spicy but please make it as per your taste preference.

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