Diwali is the last big festival of the year and is celebrated in different ways in different parts of the country. But one this is for sure the revelry is the same everywhere. There is an air of fervor that can be found in every nook and corner. However, it also brings with it many health risks.
- Sweets are the de facto choice of food for many during Diwali. There are many sweets that are only made this time of the year and hence it becomes hard to resists. However, Indians are at risk of diabetes and it is a personal onus to stay away from consuming too many sweets and starch products. Those who workout should be calorie conscious this time of the year.
- While buying sweets read its label and make sure to buy those without artificial sweeteners or added preservatives. Such items can cause liver and kidney damage in the long run.
- Sweets with aluminum foils should be avoided unless the sweets are from a reputed brand or a shop. Adulterated aluminum foils can enter the body’s tissues and even the brain.
- Although the use of firecrackers has been banned and people are getting more conscious about the harmful effects of firecrackers, there will be a few people who will burst it. Those who do buy crackers should buy only a few.
- Those who buy firecrackers must take a few precautions such as wearing footwear while bursting crackers and placing a bucket of water handy. Also never burst crackers near crowded areas and roadsides as it can cause inconvenience (or even harm) the onlookers.
- People with headaches and migraine issues better stay indoors. As a safety measure, it is advisable to wear earplugs. It will help you stay sane.
- Some people celebrate Diwali by consuming alcohol. If it is an every year practice then consume liquor in moderation. However, it is better to avoid it altogether because the smoke, the sweets, and the hangover will be a bad combination the next day.
- Diwali is also the time for gorging on sweets and oiled fried goods. Gift your family and friends the healthy alternative to dry fruits and low-calorie sweets.
- Comprehend the health condition of individual family members and plan accordingly. For instance, if there is anyone with diabetes then buy sweets accordingly. If there is an asthma patient then keep them away from the smoke.
We wish you all a happy and healthy Diwali!