Wedding season has arrived and how! The last two months of the year are usually packed with back to back weddings and this year it is grand. Why? COVID restrictions have been lifted and this is time we see the comeback of the big fat Indian weddings. 

Not just celebrities but looks like almost everyone is getting married this season as we witness wedding pictures taking over social media. Well, this is the time we have all craved for. Going to weddings, getting together with our loved ones, bingeing on shaadi ka khaana and what not. 

However, this is also that time of the year when our immunity weakens and we are at a higher risk of getting ill. It is thus important to keep our health in check, especially digestion because we during the wedding season we often ignore our diet. 

Recently, celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar took to her Instagram handle and shared three foods which will help keep digestion healthy during the winter season. 

Methi Laddoo Made With Jaggery, Ghee And Dry Ginger

The expert on her post shared that methi ladoo with ghee, jaggery and dry ginger prevents stomach cramps and constipation, promotes intestinal mucosa and even helps keep the hair lustrous which can otherwise look frizzy due to a poor functioning stomach. 

When To Eat?

Either at breakfast or as a 4-6 pm meal, if you are out of routine with sleep and even missing workouts. The expert shared that it helps with blood sugar regulation too.

How To Make Methi Ladoo?

methi ladoo for digestion

Methi ladoos can be prepared at home using a few ingredients. They are especially consumed during this season because they provide warmth to the body. 

Ingredients Required - 

  • Ghee As Required
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Cup Methi Seeds
  • 2 Tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Dry Ginger
  • 3/4 Cup Jaggery

Directions - 

  • In a kadhai, add some ghee and atta. 
  • Stir on low heat till the atta turns light brown. Turn off flame. 
  • In another pan, dry roast methi seeds, fennel seeds and grind. 
  • Add the ground seeds mixture to whole wheat mix. 
  • Add jaggery powder and mix all the ingredients well. 
  • Lastly add some more ghee and make small ladoos. Store in a container. 

Glass Of Chaas With Hing And Kalanamak 

Next, the nutritionist shared that one should consume a glass of buttermilk or chaas after lunch. The expert on her post wrote, "While the chaas or buttermilk is both a good source of probiotics and Vitamin B12, the hing and kalanamak combo will help cut down bloating, gas and even prevent IBS."

When To Consume?

buttermilk

The expert shared that one must drink it especially if they are attending evening functions and want to sport a flat stomach.

How To Make Chaas?

Though chaas or buttermilk is easily available in the market, it is best you make it at home using fresh ingredients. 

Ingredients Required -

  • 1 Cup Curd
  • 2 Cup Cold Water
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Salt
  • Salt To Taste
  • Coriander Leaves 

Directions 

  • In a blender, add all the ingredients. 
  • Pour into glasses. 
  • Top with fresh coriander leaves and enjoy! 

A Tsp Of Chyawanprash At Bedtime

Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar shared that having a tsp of chyawanprash at bedtime helps keep the immune system strong, it is a solid source of flavonoids and antioxidants, helps ensure that the skin stays supple and soft even through the torture of the wedding festivities.

Who Should Do It?

The expert shared that one must have it if late night shaadis are a routine and especially if attending destination weddings.

How To Make Chyawanprash?

You can also make your own chyavanprash at home using a few ingredients. 

Ingredients Required - 

Spices - 

  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 10 Gram Dry Ginger 
  • 5 Gram Nutmeg
  • 5-7 Pieces Cardamom 
  • 5 Gram Cloves
  • 5 Gram Black Pepper

Directions - 

  • In a pressure cooker, add amla and cook for 2 whistles. 
  • In a blender, add all the spices and grind to make a fine powder. 
  • Take out boiled amla and mash to make puree. 
  • In a pan, add some ghee, amla puree and jaggery.'
  • Mix all the ingredients well. 
  • Add in the spice mix and stir again. 
  • Once the mixture thickens, take off flame. 
  • Once cool, store in a container. 

We hope this guide by the nutritionist helps you keep your digestion in check during this wedding season. For more such health stories, stay tuned!