Top 5 benefits- why you must drink water!

Drinking water is a habit that is skipped by many of us in the rush of our lives. Almost all of us overlook the benefits of staying hydrated. The apt amount required in a day for a woman is around 3 litres while for men it is around 4 litres a day.

 

Here are some of the benefits of drinking water –

 

  1. Flushing out toxins-

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H2O helps you to flush out toxins from your body by letting your body release it through sweat and urine. When the body is dehydrated, it finds it difficult to flush out the toxins due to the less amount of fluid inflow in the body. The lungs, liver and kidneys help in the detoxification, and it is the fuel for it.

2.  Improving complexion-

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Studies show that water helps in improving complexion since the skin is also an organ which requires hydration. Staying dehydrated can lead the body to be dry, flaky and tight. Good skin requires a good amount of hydration, in order to avoid wrinkles, dry skin and much more.

3. Regulating body temperature-

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Sweat is the natural cooling system of our body, and hence drinking water helps to regulate the perspiration levels of our body. Perspiration helps in cooling down the body and shows the hydration level of the body. Perspiration also helps in detoxifying the salts of our body, as mentioned before.

4. Preventing Backaches-

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Yes, water helps in preventing backaches. Our discs in our vertebrae are composed of it, hence dehydration can lead to backaches. Staying hydrated supports the water system of your vertebrae.

5. Increasing brain power and energy-

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The human brain is composed of 73% of water, hence needs constant hydration. Dehydration can lead to constant mood swings, lack of concentration, lack of alertness and much more. If you feel tired at work, drink up some fluid instead of some caffeine.

 

Today is World Water Day and many organisations are recognising the importance of it through various campaigns. We, at Masala Box, gave out bottles to our subscribers of the day to spread the word. We ensure that it is not wasted and that it is used in the most efficient manner.

 

Top 5 Salads to beat the heat this Summer!

Summer is the season for you to whisk up the perfect salads to keep you hydrated all day long! Using the right ingredients and drinking ample water throughout the day can help you stay fresh the whole season.

Here are some of the top 5 Salads you should be munching on for ‘Healthy and Nutritious Week’-

 

  1. Kachumber Salad-
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Kachumber Salad

Kachumber, meaning cucumbers, are some of the best ingredients that can be used for almost any kind of salads. Kachumber Salad is the perfect crunch this summer due to its heavy content of cucumber. Cucumbers have high water content, hence can keep you hydrated all long. Get the recipe!

 

2. Green Salad-

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Green Salad

With the goodness of the greens pumping in, green salads are amazing for their freshness factor. A salad so easy to prepare and light! Get the recipe. 

3. Sprout Relish Salad-

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Sprout Salad

One of the best salads to get you going all day long! Packed with multiple nutrients and proteins, a single bowl of sprout salad with a perfect workout regime can give you the body you have always dreamt for. Get the recipe now! 

4. Carrot Sambharo Salad-

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Carrot Salad

Carrots are also a perfect ingredient for salads due to its high mineral content. This salad has carrots as the major ingredient, hence giving you a nutrient-packed day. Get the recipe now!

5. Pasta Salad-

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Pasta Salad

Who wouldn’t love pasta in salads??? Pasta salads can be your perfect bowl of dinner when you blend the perfect ingredients along with it. Get the recipe now!

6. Chicken Caesar Salad-

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Caesar Salad

 

For all the meat lovers, add some chicken to your favourite salad. The best salad for a meat lover is the Chicken Caesar Salad; toss some chicken into your green salad along with some Caesar dressing now.

 

 

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Battling the heat- Women chefs around the world!

The culinary world is an outstanding world which is made picture perfect with the image of a female chef cooking some of the most exquisite cuisines. Although that’s the image generally portrayed, very few women are able to battle out and emerge as notable chefs. This international womens day 2019 , let’s have a glimpse in the world of cooking. 

Just like any other field, women are still battling their way out, even in the culinary domain. Looking at a general household, kitchens are the most favourite spot for anyone to hang out. It is that place where our moms cook some of our favourite dishes which is irreplaceable in terms of taste, hygiene, and love.

 

Ironically, millions of moms are out there who are left unrecognised for their talent and passion, be it by the family, friends or anyone. The moment they decide to step out of the comfort zone of their kitchens, it becomes a tough battle to compete and come up in this still male-centric society. Various factors are meant to be challenged apart from the everyday prejudices of being a woman.

 

However, many women have been able to step out in the big picture with their culinary skills, while still are some struggling fiercely. At present, very few female chefs have been able to make it to the top and share the world kitchen with the top chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Wolfgang Puck and much more. They are namely- Ina Garten, Elena Arzak, Ana Ros, Padma Lakshmi, Bethenny Frankel, Julia Child, Garima Arora, Emma Bengtsson, Dominique Crenn and the like.

Many women like them have been able to move forward and fight for other women to get opportunities as them. Some are doing their best although they still remain unsung heroes. However, with the progress made by both men and women in creating an equal stratum for both genders, many platforms have come up to support various talents of different women across the globe.

 

These days, the growth of food techs have hiked due to constant demand, especially when healthy and homemade food is a booming market. Many platforms like Masala Box have come up with the concept of distributing homemade food fresh from home kitchens by using home chefs and their talent for cooking. Although such platforms exist, the accessibility to such information of such opportunities still remains a dream to many.

This International Women’s Day, let’s take the moment to applaud for all the women out there, recognised or not, who have been able to make a difference and be a role model.