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TE-A-ME ICE BREWS

Summers can be harsh. With the scorching heat triggering immense perspiration, exhaustion sets in. The mind gets weary and the body is drained of all the energy. There are times when you don’t even feel like moving a muscle.

What if I let you in on a secret that helps overcome the heat? What if you get the very chance to conquer the dog-days? What if you get the power to summon the winters during these hot months? All of it can be done with one product.

INTRODUCING – TE-A-ME ICE BREWS

Let me introduce you to the product that will completely transform the way you tackle summers. No more letting the sun mock you. Get ready to win this battle with TE-A-ME ice brews. TE-A-ME brings you the opportunity to bid farewell to the scorching heat this summer. Just brew an icy cold tea in seconds.

  • Place a TE-A-ME bag in the glass.
  • Pour cold water into the glass along with some ice cubes.
  • Stir it well.
  • VOILA!!! YOUR ICY COLD BREW IS READY.

Get rid of the heat this summer in a perfectly healthy way. It is time that you enjoy the summer. And, well, what is summer without an all-natural and super healthy icy drink?

Step into a fruity, chilling world with every freezing sip in your mouth. Beat the heat in a healthier and tastier way.  Pick your favourite flavour and be ready for an icy shower of freshness. TE-A-ME brings a collection of the finest icy blends this summer for you to try. With a range of different flavours, get your tongues tantalizing for more. Also, all these brews are made up of 100% NATURAL INGREDIENTS, with NO ADDED SUGAR.

They are NON-GMO, gluten-free and have no artificial colours.

NON-GMO products offer sixty per cent more antioxidants than the others and gluten-free products result in better digestion and provide a balance in cholesterol levels. TE-A-ME makes sure that you get the best of ice-brews that are perfect for your health and capable of quenching your thirst in this blistering heat. There is no boiling; just blending. These ice brews can be a great way to kick-start your day this summer. They come in five different flavours for you to choose from. Now you will never get bored with the same flavour and can make your water taste immensely better. Not only will it have a soothing effect on your body but will also help you stay hydrated throughout the day. TE-A-ME has created the best just for you. Make sure you do not get smothered with the heat this summer. Try a TE-A-ME ICE BREW today.

  1. Lychee

Ice Lychee Tea

Can you let anything take control of the love that you share with this tropical fruit? Experience the delight of this freezing lychee brew and dive into the pool of this tropical divert. As refreshing and playful as it is, you will cherish every single sip. With a naturally occurring sweetness, it will remind you of the chilling winters. Not to mention that the benefits of lychee, this icy brew will ensure your better health and help you stay hydrated.

 

  1. Mint Green

Ice Mint Tea

Imagine combining ice and mint. As chilling as it may sound, this brew will not mock your expectations down. It has green tea extracts which pack your drink with surplus antioxidants that will help radiate your skin. The brew is all healthy and a true bliss on the tongue. A subtle gratification brought to you by the TE-A-ME Mint Green ice brew.

 

  1. Wild Berry

Ice Wild Berry Tea

Fall in love with a glass full of affectionate strawberries and wild raspberries. A blend of wild berries will familiarize you of the tropical flavour. So, dive deep into the tropical flavour of the wild berries. Embrace its fruitiness and its freshness by placing the bag in a glass and pouring in cold water. You will be overwhelmed by the blast of flavour and the soothing effect of the of this icy brew. It is time to be showered with the best.

 

  1. Peach

Ice Peach Tea

To get you falling more, TE-A-ME also has a peachy perfection for you. Groove with this smooth, yet naughty brew and enjoy this revitalizing drink to kill the heat this summer. Recreate winter with this drink in your own time and place and savour every sip with a hint of peach.

 

  1. Lemon

Ice Lemon Tea

Lemon cannot be denied of its freshness and zing. Blend in the lightness of lemons with cold water and cast aside the heat with this unending and refreshing icy drink. Make water interesting by incorporating the TE-A-ME lemon ice brew and lose yourself in the zesty and flavourful cold beverage.

 

  1. All In One

 All Flavours Tea

Are you still indecisive about which flavour to go for? I might be able to help you out. For all those confused about which flavour to try, TE-A-ME has a multi-flavour trial pack available. Feel free to go for the trial pack and decide which flavour you like the most. Try the ‘ALL-FLAVOURS’ pack to find the flavour that best matches your taste. Make your summer healthier and more refreshing with these ice brews.

 

Stay hydrated by indulging yourself into these exciting, all-natural and super healthy brews.

Also, just for you, there is a 10% off on these ice brew ranges. So, stop reading and try the revolutionary TE-A-ME ice brews now. You are just a few clicks away.

 

To buy any of the TE-A-ME ICE BREWS – CLICK HERE.

Diaper Rashes – Your Wipe’s Fabric Is the Cause.

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Being the mother of a newborn baby is a joy to behold. From carrying your baby in the womb to holding it in your arms for the very first time, you get overly attached to your baby. The fragile bones and the paper-thin skin makes you exceedingly protective. All you want to do is take good care of your baby and make sure that the baby is in the best of its health and spirits. To ensure this, you go to extreme lengths. You baby-proof the house, buy the best quality of food, the softest of clothes and get all the vaccinations.However, amid all the hassles of raising a baby, one often tends to forget about diaper rashes that cause extreme discomfort.

Diaper Rashes

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The skin of a baby is paper-thin and extremely delicate. Thus, only the softest and purest form of fabric should be used when it comes to your baby. You’ll be shocked to know that the diapers or the wipes that you use may be made up of abrasive materials like polyester that are toxic to your baby’s skin. These diapers or wipes, whenever used, act as an irritant and cause immense discomfort to your child.

The solution to this problem, as clinically proven, is very simple. Use pure form of water to wash/clean your baby. You may even use cotton balls soaked in pure/clean water to wipe your baby.

However, this method is highly inconvenient and cannot be sustained.

Thus, to tackle this problem and make it easier for you, I’d like to introduce you to Mother Sparsh Baby Water Wipes.

Mother Sparsh Baby Water Wipes – As good as cotton and water.

Mother Sparsh

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These baby wipes are a revolution in the childcare industry. The Mother Sparsh baby water wipes are India’s first water-based wipes. These wipes are made up of 98% water.

Being made up of 98% water, these wipes provide the utmost care to your baby’s delicate skin. Wiping your baby with the Mother Sparsh Baby Water Wipes is equivalent to wiping your baby with cotton and pure water. These wipes are made by keeping the same concept in mind. They are just a way more convenient and preferable way to wipe your baby.

Due to the convenience factor, these wipes are widely preferred over the traditional age-old method of wiping your baby with cotton and water.

Dermatologically tested

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The Mother Sparsh Baby Water Wipes are dermatologically tested to prove that these do not cause any kind of rash or allergy to the baby’s skin.

These are made up of 100% biodegradable plant fabric and are environment-friendly. Not only are these the best options in the market when it comes to baby wipes, but the brand “Mother Sparsh” also encourages environmental sustainability.

0% Polyester

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Unlike the rest of the diapers and baby wipes available in the market, the Mother Sparsh Baby Water Wipes have 0% polyester. These are made of velvet-soft plant fabric with 98% water. Thus, these are hypoallergenic i.e. unlikely to cause an allergic reaction to your baby’s skin despite the repetitive use.

The polyester present in the diapers or wipes that you use acts as an irritant to the ever-so-delicate baby skin. Thus, “Mother Sparsh” came out with these water-based wipes that have 0% polyester and are the perfect choice for your baby.

To give your baby the best care possible, opt for the best baby wipes in the market – Mother Sparsh Baby Water Wipes; As good as cotton and water.

To buy the Mother Sparsh Baby Water Wipes – Click Here.

Monsoon Travel Destinations in India

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“As a romantic ideal, turbulent, impoverished India could still weave its spell, and the key to it all – the colours, the moods, the scents, the subtle, mysterious light, the poetry, the heightened expectations, the kind of beauty that made your heart miss a beat – well, that remained the monsoon.”, articulately verbalized Alexander Frater in his book ‘Chasing the Monsoon’.

Like a dormant deluge waiting to subsume the nation in its aura, monsoons bring with them the thrill of the oceans. The whole country is overwhelmed by the massive downpour. From little kids playing on the roads in the rain to the elderly sitting under a shade while enjoying “chai”, monsoons are loved by people of all age groups.

As far as the adventure-seeking wanderlust travellers are concerned, a torrent of rain with a hint of thunderstorm and scotch mist is exactly what it takes to get their motors running.

The different terrains and landscapes being drenched by the massive downpour that is brought by the monsoon is a delight to witness. Thus, monsoon season is one of the most sought out seasons for going out and exploring.

Here is a list of 4 places that you MUST visit during the monsoons.

  1. Coorg, Karnataka

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Known as the “Scotland of India”, Coorg is known for its lush green flora and a never-ending unison of forest covered hills with a stream of river cutting right through them. The breath-taking views and the captivating sceneries will compel the traveller in you to fall in love.

Coorg, also called Kodagu, is the largest producer of coffee in India. Thus, the coffee plantations, the orange meadows and the lush tea gardens paint a vibrant picture.

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The best time to visit Coorg is right before the start of the monsoons. It is also the region with the highest rainfall and boasts of the mesmerizing sceneries and breath-taking views.

A few tourist hotspots in Coorg are listed below.

  • Omkareshwar Temple

    http://www.awanderingmind.in

  • Namdroling Monastery

    http://www.transindiatravels.com/

  • Iruppu Falls

    https://www.tripadvisor.in

  • Abbi Falls

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  • Madikeri Fort

    https://www.karnataka.com

 

  1. Munnar, Kerala

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The “Kashmir of South India”, Munnar is located in the Idukki in Kerala. It is famous for its vibrant tea plantations and scenic views. Munnar is situated in the Western Ghats and is home to several highly endangered species like the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.

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Being situated at the banks of three rivers, namely – Madupetti, Nallathanni and Periavaru, it offers a series of awe-inspiring views that paint the canvas red.

Few of the tourist hotspots in Munnar are listed below.

  • Pothamedu ViewPoint

    https://www.tourmyindia.com

  • Attukal Waterfalls

    http://www.holidayiq.com

  • Kundala Lake

    https://www.tourmyindia.com

  • Mattupetty Dam

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  1. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

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Cherrapunji, also known as the land of the oranges, is the second wettest place in the world. Previously, it held the record for being the wettest place on Earth but Mawsynram, also situated in Meghalaya, currently holds that record.

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Cherrapunji is a town in the East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya. Cherrapunji annual rainfall is around 12,000 mm and offers staggering views of the plains of Bangladesh. It’s home to the infamous double-decker living root bridges and has the fourth largest waterfall in India – The Seven Sister Waterfall (Nohsngithiang Falls).

It serves to be an alternate heaven for thrill-seeking travellers that love the monsoons as it is the only place in India which experiences rainfall every month. The best time to visit Cherrapunji is around September.

Few of the tourist hotspots located in Cherrapunji are listed below.

  • Living Root Bridge

    https://en.wikipedia.org

  • Mawsmai Caves

    https://www.triphobo.coma

  • Nohkalikai Waterfalls

    https://en.wikipedia.org

  • Dainthlen Waterfalls

    https://www.enidhi.net/

 

  1. Andaman & Nicobar Islands

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The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is one of the seven union territories in India. These islands are located at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea. From crystal clear waters to white sandy beaches, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer you all. This is the perfect spot for a family vacation or a romantic getaway with your significant other.

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Whether you want to soak in the sun or go deep sea diving, it is the place to be. Moreover, Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is always bustling with tourists from across the globe.

Although it is very hard to contain all the ‘places to visit’ in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in one list, a few of them are listed below.

  • Havelock Island

    https://www.lonelyplanet.com/

  • Baratang Island

    https://traveltriangle.com

  • Radhanagar Beach

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Healthy Ingredients – #Godrej Food Trends 2018 Contest #GFTR2018

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With the ongoing Godrej Food Trends 2018 contest, the best bloggers in the country are going head to head for the title. With hundreds of entries flooding in, the competition is gruesome. Everyone wants to be victorious. However, this contest, unlike any other, is not just about winning. As much as I understand it, it’s about creating awareness among the people in our community. India, being the nucleus of the food realm across the world, is the birthplace of innumerable food fanatics. Moreover, the Indian food is infamous for its rich cultural diversity and tantalizing flavour. Thus, there is a dire need to create awareness among the food fanatics about the ongoing trends in the food industry.

To do this, the Godrej group, in association with Vikhroli Cucina, came out with the Godrej Food Trends Report 2018. This report serves to be the reservoir of all the expected food trends in the year 2018. It gives us a deep insight into the trends that are anticipated to catch on this year.

Vikhroli Cucina

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The Godrej Food Trends Report 2018, along with the Godrej Food Trends Contest is a peerless initiative taken up by the Godrej group to quench our undying thirst for “What’s next in the food industry and where it’s headed.”

Being an active health and fitness blogger with a zeal to satiate my food fanaticism, I often found myself going through the insightful Godrej Food Trends Report 2018. Although I have written an article on the Trends in the Indian Food industry, I wanted to shed some light on another noteworthy trend – Healthy Ingredients.

The Godrej Food Trends Report 2018 highlights a variety of trends.

A few of the trends are listed below.

  1. Food Trends
  2. Restaurant Trends
  3. Trends in The Home Kitchen
  4. Beverage Trends
  5. Health and Nutrition Trends

Of all the trends, the trends regarding the health and nutrition caught my eye.

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HEALTHY INGREDIENTS

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The Godrej Food Trends Report 2018 provides a thoroughgoing insight into the expected trends regarding the ingredients being used in the food that we so rapturously gulp down.

With several health problems like obesity, heart problems, diabetes etc. on the rise, people are becoming more and more health conscious. The average joe wants to be eating healthy to sustain a healthy lifestyle. As the people get more health conscious, there will be a change in the quality of food they consume. The attention will shift from the unhealthy junk food to natural, organic whole food. Thus, there will be a paradigm shift in the food industry as more and more healthy ingredients will be incorporated in the food that we consume. This is what the Godrej Food Trends Report 2018 highlights.

  1. Local Millets

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According to the report, everyone in the expert panel (100%) claims that local millets like Jowar, Bajra, Kodo, Amaranth, Ragi etc. will be the craze in 2018. With people getting more and more health conscious, the adoption of local millets will be on the rise. Moreover, we as a community need to be aware of the importance of incorporating our locally grown diverse food crops into our food. Not only will it help our farmers but will also ensure the lifelong sustainability of our diverse culture and rich food.

What are millets?

Millets are basically small-seeded hardy grasses that can be easily grown in dry areas. These are rich in nutritional content and are non-glutinous. Millets are easy to digest and are a better source of nutrition than wheat and rice.

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Apart from the several health and nutritional benefits, there is one major impact of incorporating millets in our diet. The integration of more and more millets in our diet will help a lot of underprivileged farmers and will put them out of their misery. A lot of farmers in India grow millets as they can be harvested in a matter of 65 days and do not require much water. Thus, if millets were to become the preferred cereal grain in India, a lot of farmers will be benefitted. We, as individuals should strive to help and give back to our community as much as possible. I will definitely incorporate millets in my diet from now on. Not because the health benefits are off the charts, but because we need to stick to our roots and not forget our own.

Here is a list of 25 healthy recipes that will help you incorporate millets in your diet – Click Here.

Moreover, if you need any information about millets, here is a blog I stumbled across that has in-depth knowledge of millets available in our country. Feel free to check it out.

https://millets.wordpress.com/

 

  1. Moringa

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About 67% of the panel believed that Moringa, also known as the drumstick tree, will be the rage in 2018. Moringa is a widely cultivated species that is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is grown in the foothills of Himalayas and in several other tropical and sub-tropical regions. Its leaves are used as a vegetable in many regions. Moreover, Moringa is widely available in powdered form. The powder is nutrient-packed and has innumerable health benefits.

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Health Benefits of Moringa

  • It is rich in vitamin A and C.
  • It is jam-packed with minerals.
  • It is rich in amino acids that are the building blocks of protein, thereby Moringa helps in muscle building.
  • It helps prevent diabetes.
  • It lowers the bad cholesterol level in the body and prevents several heart-related problems.
  • It helps in the suppression of gastric trouble in the body. It is anti-inflammatory.

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These are just a few of the health benefits of Moringa.

Species like Moringa are the agricultural jewels of our country. However, we are not even aware of such species. It is because of such initiatives by Godrej, that we the people are made aware of such crowned jewels.

To buy Moringa powder from Amazon – Click here.

  1. Cold-Pressed Juices

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Cold-Pressed juices are the healthier alternative to the normal juices available in the market. The difference is in the manufacturing process. A cold-pressed juice is not prepared like the normal juices that available for consumer consumption.

Instead, these are prepared using a different method.

These juices are prepared by pressing fruits and vegetables with a hydraulic press. The immense pressure gets the fruits and vegetables to release juice that is then collected and packaged in bottles.

The benefit of the Cold-Pressed Juice is that it is free from any preservatives. It is the raw form of juice that is directly obtained by pressing your favourite fruits and vegetables. No added ingredients, no added preservatives. That is the USP of a cold-pressed juice.

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These juices are usually expensive due to their preservative free, all-natural manufacturing process. However, with the present trends, we have seen that people are willing to pay a premium for healthy alternatives. Thus, I too believe that cold-pressed juices will be the new hype in 2018.

Here are a few DIY cold-pressed juices that you can try.

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  1. Probiotic enriched products

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Not all bacteria are bad bacteria. In fact, we all have millions of good bacteria in our gut. The bacteria present in our guts help us digest food and improves our digestion process. The bacteria in our gut are an absolute necessity if we want to have a good digestion process and stay away from problems like constipation.

Mostly all health problems are caused by a faulty digestion process.

That is the thought behind incorporating bacteria in several food products.

Probiotics, as the name suggests, are good bacteria.

“Pro” meaning Pro-life and beneficial to us and “Biotics” refers to bacteria.

Thus, several products are enriched with good bacteria to help us accentuate our digestion process. These products have innumerable health measure and are a rage among consumers.

Natural probiotics include yoghurt (dahi), buttermilk (lassi), pickles etc.

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If you want to know more about probiotics, here is the link to the ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PROBIOTICS.

 

  1. Indian Super Foods

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India is the country of that first started using plants and herbs for medicinal properties. We gave birth to Ayurveda – the traditional system of medicine. Thus, our country has a rich heritage when it comes to superfoods. However, we are oblivious to such foods and are often keen on foods imported from abroad.

Most of the people living a healthy lifestyle incorporate foods like quinoa, kale, avocado’s etc. in their diet and they end up overlooking the Indian superfoods that are readily available.

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But, as the Godrej Food Trends Report 2018 suggests, more and more people are willing to invest in our own culture and stick to our own roots. Thus, the Indian superfoods will definitely catch everyone’s attention in 2018.

For more information on Indian Super Foods, feel free to check out Rujuta Diwekar’s book – INDIAN SUPERFOODS: CHANGE THE WAY YOU EAT.

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Here is a list of a few Indian superfoods.

  • Ghee
  • Amla
  • Curd
  • Turmeric
  • Ragi
  • Jau
  • Jackfruit
  • Coconut oil

Indian Superfoods – https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/health/keep-yourself-fit-and-healthy-this-winter-with-these-superfoods/

“Note: “This post is a part of the Godrej Food Trends Blogging contest hosted by Fashionablefoodz in association with Vikhroli Cucina and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. Godrej Food Trends Blogging contest, Fashionablefoodz or Godrej is not responsible for any kind of Infringement caused.”

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