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Ready to eat foods – Healthy or Unhealthy?

  • Now-a-days most of the people often turn to processed, ready-to-eat foods for a quick meal or snack due to lack of time.
  • Even though some pre-packed foods are not unhealthy, most of the products have ingredients that contribute to obesity, heart disease and overall poor health.
  • Hydrogenated oil and Trans fats, sodium, high fructose corn syrup, saturated fats, artificial coloring and preservatives are the most common and potentially harmful ingredients and substances in ready-to-eat foods that are unhealthy.

                                                        Have u ever Wondered!!

  • How they have such long lives-just due to its packaging?
  • How do they stay fresh inspite of not being refrigerated?
  • Do you use ready to eat foods often? Seems reasonably priced and as easy as it just needs 1 minute to microwave and serve…
  • Quality of these ready to eat food items is good?

Hypertension

Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, is a condition that causes blood to circulate through your arteries at a higher than normal pressure rate. It can damage your arteries and result in stroke and heart disease.

Basics of a healthy lifestyle!!!!

By starting with a simple foundation you will find it much easier to build a healthy lifestyle that works specifically for you. It simply means that you find a good balance between your wellness needs and the demands in your life which includes;

  • Healthy diet & Sufficient nutrients
  • Reduced intake of stimulants and toxins such as cigarettes and alcohol
  • Enough sleep
  • Regular exercise & medical check-ups 

Fruits

Opt for fruits like apple, banana, passion fruit, strawberries, orange and kiwi fruit.

Garlic

 It  works over a period of time by reducing the blood lipid levels. Fresh crushed garlic has the best effect. Garlic pickles can also be used.

Vegetables

A person diagnosed with hypertension should have ample amounts of vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, tomato, potato and carrot. They have a high percentage of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which help in maintaining the blood pressure inside the recommended range.

Lean Meat

Healthy high blood pressure foods also contain moderate amounts of lean meat, either red meat or white meat. During preparation of the poultry and meat dishes, they must be grilled or baked, rather than deep frying.

 Potatoes

 When prepared properly it can be a good supply of potassium, which can help lower high blood pressure. Potatoes really are a low-sodium food and a good source of fiber, plus they’re fat- and cholesterol-free. Split a baked potato and sprinkle it and among your herb blends, or top having a dollop of low-fat or fat-free sour cream and chopped chives for any delicious, guilt-free meal 

Fish

Contains omega-3-fatty acids which help in lowering hypertension.

Pre and Post Workout Diet

PRE and POST workout meals are the meals you eat before and after working out. What you eat before (and if needed, during) your workout is crucial for fueling the workout itself and maximizing your performance throughout.

What you eat after your workout is crucial for optimizing the recovery process (which basically begins as soon as your workout ends) and ensuring that your body has all of the supplies it needs in order to recover, adapt and improve the way you want it to.

Pre workout nutrition!!!!

When: – Consume large meals 3-4 hours and small meals 1-2 hours before your workout to allow digestion and have food in moderation because large quantity can impair your performance.

What: – Complex carbohydrates, lean proteins & healthy fats are important sources of energy.

Great options: –  Have whole fruit, brown bread sandwich, oatmeal, egg whites for lighter meals; steamed foods with vegetables

Post workout nutrition!!!!

When: – The body is most receptive to fluid, carbohydrates and other recovery nutrients immediately after exercise.  Consume lighter meals or drinks within 30 min after your workout.

What: – Proteins and carbohydrates are necessary to replenish body’s glycogen stores and helps in recovery process.

Great options: – Chicken, fish, (Steamed or grilled), egg whites can be taken after 30 min; fruit juice, salads/boiled vegetables, soups can be included within 30 min of your exercise.

 

Women’s healthcare and Nutrition

 Women’s healthcare and Nutrition

Every year, 8 March is celebrated around the world as International Women’s Day. A woman is the essence of life and an all-enveloping character is played by a woman as she plays the character of a daughter, sister, wife and mother all at a time within a span of few years. Nutrient-rich food provides energy for women’s busy lives and nutrition plays different roles during different stages of a woman’s life. During childhood, foods fuel growth. Through childbearing years, diet plays a role in fertility, a healthy pregnancy and prevention of chronic disease. In older years, what women eat can help keep minds sharp and bodies strong.

Women’s healthcare and its ignorance!!!     

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 Women play vital and multiple roles, especially those who are employed, as a balance needs to be maintained by them both at home and workplace, thus ignorance of healthcare can have multiple implications on her surrounding environment such as her family, workplace and social network. Also hectic schedule of balancing workplace and home, along with balancing between social and personal requirements, lead to women ignoring their health and routine checkups resulting in diseases like high or low blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases, asthma, urinary infection, arthritis obesity, anemia and depression.

Balanced Diet and eating patterns!!!        

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A women’s body has to handle multiple changes, such as pregnancy, and breast-feeding, and a healthy diet can go a long way in keeping them hale and hearty through all these changes. A balanced diet menu for women includes all the essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in recommended quantities. Women should also take care of their eating patterns, as a healthy meal should also be eaten at the right time to absorb maximum benefits from it. It needs to be taken care of that meals should not be skipped due to a busy routine. This may also lead to binge eating and consumption of saturated fats, which are very unhealthy. A healthy and balanced diet for women should ideally be divided into five meals in a day i.e. breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks in-between.

Healthy Diet Tips for Women!!!           

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High Fiber Intake-It facilitates slow absorption of glucose, which keeps the sugar levels normal in the blood stream. Fiber makes you feel full early hence helps in maintaining weight.

Essential Vitamins– Fresh fruits and vegetables are a rich source of vitamins and should be included in the daily diet by women.

Sufficient IronA balanced diet for women is incomplete, unless it is packed with a sufficient amount of iron. Low iron intake can lead to anemia and other iron related disorders. 

Calcium for Bones-Women should take ample care to include calcium in their daily diet as they are at a high risk of developing osteoporosis. Foods like curd or dahi, skimmed milk, paneer and nuts are rich sources of calcium and should be made a part of your daily diet.

Regular Medical check – ups!!!            

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With today’s busy lifestyles, finding time to visit the doctor can often be difficult but it is important not to forget about our health. Regular health check-ups are important for women. Even in the absence of symptoms, many physicians recommend routine, yearly doctor visits and physicals for females of all ages. A full check-up for women includes a comprehensive work-up for general health, including heart diseases, cholesterol, diabetes, major organ functions, osteoporosis and common cancers like liver and colon cancer. Specifically designed for women, the plan also screens for breast, ovarian and cervical cancers as well as pelvic disorders.                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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