Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Healthy Breakfast Option - Poha

 Hi guys!

Welcome to Prettyladiestalk!! I am sharing the healthy insights to empower your health. Today I’ll do my best to give you a very healthy snack option to keep you healthy and fit! 

I am going to talk about Poha. It is of course a very common and healthy snack option!f If you’re an Indian, you know how commonly this snack is made on Sundays. It is a warm welcome to your weekend and a happy start to your day!

Poha is available in varieties: Thick, thin, big, small. People also call them flattened rice or beaten rice because it is made from rice. The process of manufacturing pohas make it even more healthy as the rice is flattened using iron machines giving it more iron. This snack is full of healthy IRON!

It has so many vitamins: A, B1, B3, C, Folic Acid. And so many minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium and zinc. And you know what the brownie point is? This snack is low-calorie.

If you’re an Indian, you’d know how many versions we have of making Poha! Some people add groundnuts, chillies, coriander leaves, seeds and so much more.

Regardless of how you make it, it is so beneficial. Let us understand its health benefits:

1. If you have high blood sugar/diabetes, eating poha can be safe and good for you. Just avoid sprinkling extra sugar in the dish.

2. Poha is said to work like a probiotic that cleanses your gut and colon to keep you healthy. If you have gut health issues, having poha can be very beneficial for your overall health.

3. Of course, Poha is a low-calorie food which makes it a very good option for people who want to lose weight! You can lose weight especially if you make a habit of eating snacks which are as good as Poha. Consistency is the key!

4. Poha is a great source of energy as it has energy-giving carbs and healthy fats that your body needs to convert into energy. So if you’re always low on energy, fatigued, Poha is for you!

5. There’s nothing as easy as Poha for your digestive system. It just gets digested so quickly and easily. It is good even when you’re not feeling good or you want to have a light meal.

6. If you have anaemia or an iron deficiency, you might want to include Poha about two or three times in your weekly breakfast calender. Poha is rich in iron!

7. There are not many healthy breakfast options already because we have biscuits, coffee and every sugary thing. But if you’re lactose intolerant, you’d have even fewer options. Poha is good for people who suffer from lactose intolerance.

8. If you’re pregnant or have a lack of B complex Vitamins, consider having Poha regularly as it has a good amount of Vitamin B complex.

9. Poha also contains Magnesium which is important for you heart and brain development. Pregnant women can have poha to ensure their baby’s brain and heart develop well.

10. The last benefit is of couse, variation! Instead of having the same kind of breakfast, have Poha with variation! You can add onions for a change, potatoes for carbs, groundnuts for energy, chilli for a quick blood purification and coriander leaves for detox.

Isn’t Poha indeed a very good option? Kids and adults love this because it is so tasty, but wait, eat it in moderation or you may suffer from some side effects too.

Too much Poha can cause stomach ache, bloating, gas, IBS, acidity, heartburn and irritate your bowels. Make sure you cook Poha really well!

Let us know how you cook Poha in your style! Keep liking, sharing and do not forget to subscribe to my website.

I hope you take care of yourselves! See you soon, have a good day!

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Five Holi-Related Skin and Hair Queries

Five Holi-Related Skin and Hair Queries You Probably Always Had

The most colorful and vibrant festival of India - Holi - is marked with much fun and fervor throughout the country and other parts of the world. Celebrating the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘bad’, songs, water balloons and bright colors are the major highlights of this vivid and lively festival. Bright colored powders, known as ‘Gulal’ are smeared on everyone’s faces accompanied by splashing of colored water. And while the festival brings so much joy, your skin and hair bear the brunt of it. Chemical colours are extremely harsh, long hours of exposure to the sun, irregular meal times and sleeping patterns all contribute to lack-lustre skin and hair.

Does this mean that you should not celebrate Holi, and run into your house and hide? Of course not! With a few simple hacks from Dr. Sangeeta Velaskar, Vice President and Head, Medical Services and R&D, Kaya Limited your hair, skin and nails will feel fabulous in no time.

Does oiling your skin and hair really help?
Definitely. The chemicals in the colour and the exposure to sun strip your skin and hair of their natural oils and moisture. Oil forms a protective barrier, keeps your skin nourished and makes it easy to get colour out. Especially tough to reach spots like ear lobes, belly button etc. So apply two layers of oil to your body, and head out and enjoy some Holi fun without fear.

How many times can I bathe in a day to get the colour out?
After Holi, your skin is already sensitive and has probably even reacted to the colours. In such a state you would not want to further strip your skin of its natural moisture, and alter its PH balance by bathing multiple times a day. Ideally, try not to bathe more than two times a day, unless absolutely necessary. Most importantly, ensure that you moisturize adequately each time.

Is there any way to keep the colour out of my nails?
Nails are porous in nature hence they tend to absorb a lot of color, which makes the holi colour stain more prominent. Apply a layer of clear nail polish or any colour of your choice to prevent them from absorbing artificial colour.

Does exfoliation help get rid of the colour quickly?
Exfoliation is an abrasive activity, and when your skin is already dry, the process would do more harm than good. Any cleanser that has Sodium Laureth Sulfate in it which is known to be a degreaser and strips away colour is a much better way to go about it, follow this up with a good moisturizer.

So, the colour is out, but my skin and hair is still dull and dry, what do I do?
Your skin regenerates and repairs itself at night, so it is the best time to restore essential nutrients, moisture and a natural glow to your skin. Invest in a good serum that can be applied before going to bed, and an overnight hair serum to restore the bounce to your tresses. You would be able to see results within two to four weeks depending on the products used.

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

The Perfect Hair Regime – Anveya

Hello! Friends,

I would like to introduce this awesome brand called “Anveya”. It is a premium beauty brand. It is fast emerging as the native Indian Brand to offer an exceptional range of Haircare & Skincare products. This brand believes in reconnecting with nature and promises purity. It has a plethora of products to choose, ranging from their haircare, skincare, cold-pressed oils to essential oils. Amongst all the products that they have to offer, I have tried their Keratin range for my hair. It collectively safeguards the treatment done to hair, adds mass to each hair strand and reduces the brittleness of hair.

It is a known fact that good hair not only makes heads turn but also adds on to one’s beauty and personality. It also boosts the confidence and for me caring for my hair is of utmost importance.

With the constant environmental aggressors causing damage to the hair, it becomes all the more necessary to maintain your hair health. To make sure that your hair is healthy, you need to take note of the factors that are adding to your hair woes. Here’s a look at my list of hair issues:

Hair Fall 

Split Ends

● Damaged Hair due to Chemical Treatments

Brittle Hair

Frizzy Hair

On my quest to find the perfect hair care products, I chanced upon Anveya’s amazing range called the “Protect & Repair Keratin” for thinning, damaged hair and hair fall control This range includes shampoo, conditioner, and serum which are powered with keratin protein, hydrolyzed wheat protein, and ferment oil hair complex. It is free from sulfates, parabens, and silicones. This combo collectively repairs the signs of damage, protects your hair from thinning, adds mass to each hair strand. The unique formulation of this range creates a protective shield for your hair, restores shine, softness, and natural volume. It also prolongs the maintenance of treatments done to hair.

đź’ Protect & Repair Keratin Shampoo: Deeply nourishes the hair, reduces the split ends, rebuilds the hair strength, reduces dryness and improves the volume of hair.

HOW TO USE: Wet your hair. Apply the shampoo onto your scalp and the lengths of the hair. Massage till it lathers before rinsing it off.

đź’ Protect & Repair Keratin Conditioner: Prevents breakage of hair, reduces frizz, makes hair softer, revives the damaged hair.

HOW TO USE: Work the conditioner into your hair from mid-length to the ends. Leave on for 2- 3 minutes before rinsing.

đź’ Protect & Repair Hair Keratin Serum: Protects the hair from the damage caused due to the treatments, detangles the hair, protects hair from pollution, dryness, controls split-ends, acts as a replacement for keratin therapy.

HOW TO USE: Take 2-3 pumps of the serum onto your palms and apply it to the dry or damp hair. Avoid applying it to the roots.

The regular use of Protecting and Repairing Keratin Shampoo, Conditioner & Serum kit for your hair regime prevents hair fall, strengthens your hair, treats split ends and maintains the overall health of hair

I absolutely loved the Keratin Hair Range. And I cant wait to try their skincare range and review it. I highly recommend this amazing range and for more details visit

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Monday, 4 January 2021

How To Solve Irregular & Delayed Periods Issues - Namyaa Period Care kit

Menstruation marks the beginning of a woman’s reproductive years. My daughter had entered her teens with her puberty stage also. The day arrived when she got her first period marking her to the step towards woman. I remember that day so well, as she cried non stop. She was so tiny for me to achieve this stage. Her periods had evolved into a nightmare which came with the heaviness of the bleeding and really painful. 

Normal Mensuration cycle is of 28 days on an average. But when the cycle is more than 35 to 40 days or even more than that it is called Irregular Periods. During the start days I did not worry about the irregularity of my daughter’s periods thinking that it is early stage and it will take some months for regular cycle. But this Irregularity banged with heavy bleeding, spotting, mood swing, and tremendous pain. She was in such bad state in those days, she would speak nor eat and just cry with the pain and keep on changing and cleaning. This took me to research what was the cause of this irregularity. 

What is amenorrhea in teens?

Amenorrheais when a girl’s menstruation period doesn’t occur. There are 2 types:

• Primary amenorrhea is when the first menstrual period doesn’t occur by age 15 and which can be a lifelong problem.

• Secondary amenorrhea is when normal menstrual period stops occurring for 3 months or more which can be due to the physical cause.

Amenorrhea or  irregular menstruation in her can occur due to the following reasons:

• Hormonal Changes

• Hormonal Imbalance

• Extreme weight loss

• Stress

• Anorexia and Bulimia

After a lot of research and recommendations “Namyaa Period Care kit” was the perfect solution for my daughter’s irregular periods. I started with the Namyaa Anartava regularly 20ml everyday after breakfast and dinner for 90 days span. 

About Namyaa Anartava for delayed and irregular periods 

Namyaa Anartava is an exclusive Ayurvedic syrup that treats Anartava. It is filled with the goodness of powerful Ayurvedic ingredients like, Aloe Vera, Pippali, Karanja, Krishna-Tila, Kultha and other rare and certified beneficial herbs and extracts. It is long-lasting solution for delayed periods and helps regularise the period cycle. It not only helps to restore the natural menstrual cycle to 28-31 days, but also helps to promote timely ovulation, treats hormonal imbalance, removes toxins as it is the best for blood purification. It is free from any kind of dangerous chemicals, harsh metals, fertilizers, pesticides and artificial fragrance. 

Features of  Namyaa Anartava for delayed and irregular periods 

• Suitable for all women

• 100% Organic and Herbal

•Formulated with Ayurvedic certified components

• Treats the root cause of irregular periods

• Regularises the periods flow and cycle on a monthly basis.

• Restores hormone balance 

• It also regularises the ovulation process on timely basis every month.

I could see huge difference in my daughter’s mensuration cycle. Gradually, she had adapted the science of a woman. Her complaint are now negligible. Thanks Namyaa for the amazing support. I see my daughter in pleasant mood in those difficult days. 

I would also like to say about the two other products of this range: Namyaa Aatharva Kshaya and Namyaa Shwetkanika. People facing PCOD and PCOS often suffer from gynaecological complications that also lead to a chain of problems like obesity, hair loss, complications in pregnancy, sudden outburst of acne and pimples. Namyaa’s Aarthava Kshaya is a perfect suggestion to say bye bye to PCOD and PCos naturally. With its completely natural ingredients constitution, it ensures that our issues of PCOD and PCOS gets cured.

One of the other issues that women constantly complain of usually is the problem of excessive white discharge, smelly discharge and consequent itching and tiredness.Namyaa Shwetkanika has been introduced to address the issues of these problems.With its natural ingredients like Kabab chini, Fitkari, Mukta Sukti Bhasam, Chob Chini etc. It assists in curing the issues related to white discharge really soon.

Treating gynaecological issues has never been this simpler indeed.

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Useful Tips and Hacks

I have listed few amazing tips or hacks below which I have used in my routine and they work effectively. You can keep it handy and try it out.

▶️ Soak Beans - Most dried beans require an overnight soaking but many of us forget. No worries if you soak them in boiling hot water for just one hour it will have the same effect as soaked overnight.

▶️ Cheese grating - To grate cheese, spray cooking oil on the cheese grater to avoid cheese sticking.

▶️ Spilling Milk - Keep long handle spoon or wooden stick to prevent the milk spilling while boiling it.

▶️ Coconut Removal - Deep freeze the coconut for 12 hours. Then gentle hit on the shell and it breaks.

▶️ Smelly shoes - place a few dry tea bags inside each shoe to absorb the smell.

▶️ Old sneakers - Old Toothbrush and a little toothpaste to convert your old sneakers to new.

▶️ Tight shoes - Stuff each shoe with wet newspaper as tightly as possible. Let the shoes dry, and then remove the newspaper.

▶️ Bad Breath - Suck on couple of cloves to freshen your breath instantly. Try this 2-3 times a day if you have bad breathe problem.

▶️ Cold - Make a habit of chewing 8-10 tulsi leaves every morning as it increases immunity and helps fight viral infections

▶️ Cracked / Chapped lips - Apply fresh cream (homemade malai)  along with turmeric powder on your lips to get rid of cracked lips.

▶️ Insomnia / Sleeplessness - Put a drop of natural rose water into your eyes every night before you sleep. (Caution - Pregnant / Lactating womens and all those prone to any kind of allergies must consult doctors / experts before trying these tips.)

Do try these hacks and comment here which one worked well for you.

Friday, 27 November 2020

Let’s Quash The Myths Of Palm Oil...

Now days I am more aware about my eating habits as I am making a transit to a healthy lifestyle. I am not just understanding what I am cooking and eating but where and how my food is grown. When I go grocery shopping I look for the labels and try to distinguish between organic, chemical free......etc.

Lastly I have been cautious about Palm Oil. Are you wondering what is palm oil ???. Then do check my detailed post on Uses and Benefits of Palm Oil. We need to know about it. I was so confused with the controversy about Palm oil. It is bad or good ? But now I am totally on the side of good when the myths were debunked by the industry expert Mrs. Bhavna Shah in the webcast organised by The Malaysian Palm Oil Council. She created awareness about Palm Oil by debunking some common myths. 

Myth 1: Palm oil is only produced on large-scale plantations.

Facts 1

Oil palm trees grow on both large-scale and small-scale plantations. About 40% of the palm oil production is undertaken by smallholders worldwide. Especially in Malaysia palm oil significantly contributes to poverty reduction and economic growth.

Myth 2: Palm oil is responsible for worldwide deforestation.

Facts 2

According to National Geographic, forests cover about 30% of our planet’s and deforestation can both be human and naturally driven. Livestock ranching, agriculture expansion, logging, paper production, mining, urban sprawl, wildfire and climate change are among the contributors. The global share of oil palm trees which caused deforestation as per the European Commission shows only 2.3%. 

Myth 3: Palm oil is only used in foods.

Facts 3 

The versatility of palm oil certainly goes beyond edible oil. It is used as a very important natural ingredient in almost all the inedible products such as lipstick, cosmetics, candles, soap, shampoo, detergent, biodiesel etc. 

Myth 4: Palm oil is bad for frying.

Fact 4

Palm oil boasts a high smoke point of 235°C, making it stable and suitable for frying or even baking. The balanced palm oil is also resistant to oxidation compared to high-polyunsaturated vegetable oils.

Myth 5: Palm oil is unhealthy

Facts 5

Palm oil provides a multitude of health benefits. It is a cholesterol-free and trans-fat-free vegetable oil with a composition of 50% saturated and 50% unsaturated fatty acids. Its naturally reddish-orange oil filled with high beta-carotene content  and natural dietary supply of vitamin A & E. This helps to prevent chronic diseases and supports brain health. 

It is very important to educate ourselves than to follow the myths. 

MPOC - Malaysian Palm Oil Council is basically an organisation which promotes the use of Palm Oil. For more details visit their website on

Friday, 20 November 2020

A Very Simple Solution for all your Hair Issues....

Are you worried about your hair??.. HOW TO STOP HAIRFALL? How much time you spend on it??..

Are you trying to rectify your hair issues with straightening it more than usual, colouring it regularly? Do you know you are doing right? No you are doing something wrong, just stop and do what your hair wants. For every women no matter hair texture - length - type has her own unique hair problems. And the only need is healthy hair. In this article, I have listed some of the most common hair issue and way to overcome them.

Hair Fall & Breakage: Hair fall of 50-100 strands a day is normal and hair abuse by repeated styling and treatments leads drying and brittleness of hair and scalp resulting extremely fragile, prone to breakage and hairfall.

Split Ends: Due to hair treatments, sun exposure, etc hair shaft split multiply causing weak hair.

Dandruff: Dandruff is a major issue where the sebaceous glands overproduce and hair follicles get blocked causing dry skin of the scalp to peel.

Grey Hair: Due to age or hair abuse leads to hair greying which is the result of reduced melanin in the scalp and hair shaft. 

Oily Hair: Some products stick to the scalp which in turn make the sebaceous glands become over productive and result in greasy and oily hair.

Frizzy Hair: When hair cuticles are over exposed due to dryness then outer layer soaks in moisture making hair frizzy.

Dry Hair: The number of treatments like colouring, bleaching or over-exposure to the sun, wind, salt or chlorine water, makes hair dull and brittle and dry.

Well, I did suffer from all of these issues one time or another. When I realised that I need perfect care for my hair and then I turned to the age-old Ayurveda formula. Oiling my hair with perfect shampooing and conditioning regime is also important.  The benefits of oiling is seen from ages to ages. The most important benefit of oiling is that it strengthens the hair by increasing the tensile strength of the hair thereby STOPPING HAIR FALL and hair breakage. Oiling also stimulate hair growth while hydrating and nourishing in turn preventing dullness, dryness and frizziness. It also covers the damaged ends to even stress relief. 

'Which hair oil is best?’ ‘Which hair oil should I use?’ 'Which shampoo works well?’. The simple answer to that is, ‘Since each oil has a unique blend of benefits, pick what your hair need to tackle’. But why pick one when you can pick all of them with Emami Kesh King Ayurvedic solution to any kind of hair problem. India’s no. 1 hairfall expert Kesh King  has perfect hair regime. My daily hair regime is to apply Kesh King oil at night and wash off with Kesh King shampoo in the morning. Thrice a week for 3 weeks gives visible results. Kesh King is the perfect HAIRFALL SOLUTION.

Kesh King Oil – is the best Ayurvedic hair oil. It solves all the issues listed above as it is clinical proven that it is  2 times more effective in REDUCING HAIRFALL and growing new hair as compared to other oils. Kesh King Oil is 100% organic safe product. It consists the goodness of 21 herbs like Bhringharaj, Java, Haritaki, Tulsi, Jatamansi, Amalaki, Methi, Manjistha, Lodhra, Japa, Brahmi.....  It is created by ancient science of Tel Pak Vidhi. It has no side effects, safe for post pregnancy hair fall in new mothers as well. Kesh King Oil comes with an unique applicator  that is Deep Root Comb which helps convenient application & stimulating roots for deeper oil penetration. The comb helps to enhance micro circulation on the scalp and allows targeted oil application at the roots.

Kesh King Ayurvedic Hair Oil application method 

Step 1: Open the Ayurvedic Oil Cap

Step 2: Attach the unquie Deep Root Comb

Step 3: Place it on you head

Step 4: Press the bottle for the oil to flow

Step 5: Gently massage the scalp

Step 6: see the results in three months

Kesh King shampoo - is the only Ayurvedic shampoo that solves hair fall problem as well as gives shiny, silky, soft hair. Shampoo contains aloe vera and 21 ayurvedic herbs. Kesh King Ayurvedic Shampoo gives best result when used after a massage with Kesh King Ayurvedic Hair Oil.

Kesh King Ayurvedic Shampoo application method 

Step 1: Apply Kesh King shampoo to wet hair

Step 2: Gently massage the scalp for a good lather

Step 3: Rinse thoroughly with water

About the brand:

Kesh King is a Problem Solution brand that offers products like Ayurvedic Hair Oil, Ayurvedic Shampoo, Conditioner and Ayurvedic Capsule for various Hair Problems but majorly HAIRFALL. Kesh King Ayurvedic Oil is the Category Leader in Ayurvedic Hair Oil Category. Kesh King is the only brand known to have a “helpline for free consultation on hair problems – 1800 103 5155”  Even Website offers hair consultation to know body doshas and customized regime suggestion for solving hair related problems. Emami Kesh King Products are available online as well as retails shops. 

The regular use of Kesh King hair regime prevents hair fall with new hair growth. It treats split ends and maintains the strength and health of hair.

I’ve picked Kesh King for my hair that looks visibly healthier, thicker and shinier, my perfect hair partner! Gorgeous Hair is the crown of ever women and Kesh King helps to enhance them every day. 

For more details, please visit their website