A healthy New Year by Dr Vinu Kumar, Chief Nutritionist, The Holy Tree

New Year is celebration time.  Often we accumulate holiday weight during this festivity and celebration.  Renowned nutritionist and raw vegan expert Dr. Vinu Kumar emphasise the need to enjoy and celebrate light and healthy New Year with harmless overindulgence. 
Here are her some healthy gifting options for you and your loved ones.
Vegetable ozoniser helps to purify your vegetables and make them chemical and dye free.It is equally important in your household as the water purifier. We do not get organically cultivated vegetables and fruits in our markets and hence a Vegetable Ozonizer is a friendly product to give you fresh and raw juices with high nutritional value. Gift purity to your loved ones. 
Basket of Freshfruits and organic dry fruits and berries and super foods -  Giving away a fruit basket as gift, shows that you are in love with the nature and share the nature’s bounty with your near and dear ones. New Year is all about nature and a fruit basket as a gift communicate your natural love for them.  The basket consists of the healthy and juicy organic apples, oranges and bananas to make the hamper even more nutritious and full of variety, we shall add kiwis, passion fruit and dragon fruit , quinoa and chia seeds to make it more exotic. Seed mix like Omega mix, nuts and berries like cranberries, blueberries and Goji berries are a great alternative for healthy snacking. 
Almonds – A festival is incomplete without almonds.  Almonds are rich in fibre and vitamin E and are a source of protein, riboflavin, magnesium, phosphorus and copper. 
They are tasty, crunchy and are a great way to add important nutrients to your diet. Almonds are rich in vitamin E, an important antioxidant that can help neutralise harmful free radicals, they are mineral dense brain food and they also contribute to the treatment of chronic heart and cancer diseases. 
Flavored tea hampers – Your tea-loving friends and relatives will love this. You can include green tea, black tea, white tea, herbal tea and oolong tea.  They are proven antioxidant and comes in refreshing flavors. Therefore, next time when you want to have tea, switch to green tea and enjoy not only the refreshing aroma but also the healthy benefits such as weight loss, immunity builders and decongestant also happy digestion
Assorted cereals - Using organic products and natural sweeteners enriched with nuts and berries and cookies made of different grain using natural sugars
An assorted cereal hamper preferably organic and of different grains to increase metabolism,on New Year, this is a perfect gift for  your loved ones. They can start their day with a healthy eating and remain energetic all through the day.  Cereals are rich in fibre and come in a variety of forms like corn flakes, muesli, oatmeal, bran, rice flakes, amaranth museli, gluten freemussels  and energy bars. 
Natural sweeteners - Zero cal and no sugars.  Natural honey is not only a sweet placebo but is healthier than consuming sugar or sugar free adding a teaspoon of honey to your lemonade is so much healthier than adding sugar to it, this takes care of congestion when served warm. Maple syrup is next natural sweetener made from fruit but it helps in detoxification too. A pack of coconut palm sugar and stevia are the world's best form of sweeteners across the world. 
Gift health to yourself and your near and dears.  God has given us so many gifts let us Celebrate a very Happy New Year. 
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Monday, December 29, 2014