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Indian traditions that have amazing health benefits

Indian traditions that have amazing health benefits

1. Indian health traditions

Indian health traditions

India is a country rich in its traditions and customs. Though the metropolitan cities are bursting with new customs, rules and regulations, there are still more than a handful of people who follow Indian traditions. Take a look at them and make it a point to follow them in order to stay healthy all through life.

2. Silver cutlery

Silver cutlery

The reason why some people still eat their food in silver plates is because it is healthy, and not to show off their status. Experts say that silver cutlery is good since it has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, which helps to fortify the food you consume.

3. Warm water in the morning

Warm water in the morning

Many of us are familiar with the ayurvedic injunction to start the day with a drink of warm water. Drinking a glass or two, with a little lemon juice and honey stirred first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, is said to cleanse the digestive system and also relieve constipation.

4. Earlobe piercing

Earlobe piercing

Piercing of a child's ears is also a healthy Indian tradition. When the ear is pierced, it generates serenity in the mind. From the health aspect, ear piercing for a boy prevents hernia and for a woman, helps regulate the menstrual cycle.

5. Walking barefoot on the grass

Walking barefoot on the grass

We may own some of the most expensive pairs of designer shoes, but many of us make it a point to spend at least a few minutes a day walking barefoot, preferably on grass, earth or a similar natural surface. The practice stems from the belief that nature intended us to walk barefoot, and smothering our feet in shoes and chappals has a negative effects on our health.

6. Rangoli


Rangoli is one of the many Indian traditions followed till today. Not only does rangoli help to make our home look good, it is also a healthy practice for women. The art of rangoli is connected to your mood. It boosts one's mood and is also good for the eyes, since it is made out of varied colours.

7. Jewellery


Indian women love their jewellery. Gold, silver and funky jewellery are some of the favourites. The health benefits behind silver jewellery is it helps in balancing other elements in our body. It is also good to wear as it helps to keep the blood vessels elastic.

8. Surya namaskar

Surya namaskar

Surya namaskar is the Sanskrit term for prostrations or salutations performed to honour the sun. Performing Surya Namaskar typically exercises most parts of the body and is believed to help digestion, improve grace and agility, boost immunity, foster confidence and help longevity.

9. Using hands for eating

Using hands for eating

It is good to eat with your hands as the good bacteria gets into your tummy from your palms and thus helps to fight bad bacteria. When you eat with your fingers, it also makes the meal seem tastier.

10. Pranayama


Pranayama refers to the breathing exercises performed by Indians generations before Ramdev Baba made them popular on national primetime television. But pranayama techniques are also believed to be potent exercises that are only to be practiced under the guidance of an experienced teacher.

11. Fasting has its rewards

Fasting has its rewards

One of the best Indian traditions that is good for health is fasting. In almost every Indian tradition, there is one festival where you need to fast. The abstinence from food is healthy as it aids in weight loss, speeds up metabolism, improves brain function and also increases longevity.

12. Mehendi


Did you know that mehendi, when applied on the palms of your hands, reduces body heat?. This is one way to keep your body cool in the summer.

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