Does an apple a day keep the doctor away? It might be easy to dismiss some of the things that older people tell us as ‘rubbish’, but if you think about a number of common sense guidelines we use in our daily lives, they almost certainly came from our grandparents — proving that granny really does know best.
Each day you spend leaves you with one day less Think about the way you look after your money — are you a saver or a spender?
Our grandparents emphasized the importance of ‘saving for a rainy day’ since they lived in a time before credit cards and fast loans, making sure to only buy what they could afford.
Follow their example and cut down on your spending — even sacrificing one night out could be enough to put into savings and use towards something you really want.
If you don’t ask, you don’t get Confidence is something that develops with age, but knowing what you want and how to get it is something we can easily learn from our grans.
Looking for a pay rise, a promotion or a discount off your satellite bill? Ask for it. If you don’t, you won’t get it — it’s that simple.
Knowing that the worst someone could say is ‘no’, never be afraid to ask for what you want.
Everything in moderation Older people nowadays have a longer life expectancy for a number of reasons, one of which is the belief in doing things in moderation.
Whether it’s drinking, spending, eating or having too many late nights, don’t overdo it and you’ll be much better off — both in terms of your health and your finances.
Too much of something can be bad for you, so remember those wise words the next time you think a whole weekend of partying is a good idea.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away Eating apples regularly as part of a healthy diet will increase your vitamin intake and ensure that your body gets crucial antioxidants, which can help protect you against diseases as well as look after your muscle and joint health. So the lesson from granny is to eat fruits and vegetables for a healthier lifestyle. There’s a lot more we can learn from our grandmothers, and if you are ever in a pickle or need some advice, be sure to consult your granny for the best help.
COMMON COLD: Warm ¼ bowl mustard oil and while it is warming add four-five cloves of chopped garlic. Once the garlic is completely burnt, cool the oil. Apply this on the nose, chest and back of kids. Cover up and let the child sleep » Boil . 1 tablespoon pepper powder in a cup of milk along with a pinch of turmeric (haldi) and give once daily for at least 3 days. Helps alleviate cold with phlegm too.
CONSTIPATION: If the child is constipated, boil five-six currants (munakka) without seeds in milk. Let them eat the currants and then get them to drink the milk to for relief from constipation » Boil half a . cup of water with a pinch of carom seeds. Once the colour of water changes, let it cool, strain and reserve it for use. For babies give 1 teaspoon at a time twice in a day. For older kids, twthree teaspoons twice a day can be given.
COLIC: Take half a cup of water, a pinch of fennel seeds, boil them till the water becomes half in quantity, cool and strain the water then give it to kids. One teaspoon at a time twice » If the a day baby will ‘s stomach give relief is from hard colic and . the baby is crying then its colic, or gas pain. Dilute a pinch of Hing (asafoetida) in lukewarm water or oil and with the help of cotton apply around the navel in circular motion. This will give immediate relief.