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WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE AND NUTRITION- 4

Women’s healthcare and Nutrition

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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.

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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Fibre

Fibre        

                                                                          

Fiber is an important component of a healthy balanced diet. Fiber is also known as roughage. It is the indigestible part of plant foods that pushes through our digestive system, absorbing water along the way and easing bowel movements. Fiber is not a nutrient and contains no calories or vitamins but necessary for a healthy and efficient digestive system.

Role of Fibre!!!

  • Helps your digestive system to process food and absorb nutrients.
  • Helps to lower blood cholesterol.
  • Fibre makes you feel fuller and so helps to control your appetite.
  • It combines with water, swells up and provides bulk to the digestive system
  • Fibre has the effect of lubricating the contents of the intestines and, therefore, makes the food pass through easily and in a timely manner
  • Friendly bacteria in the colon feed on fibre and they are therefore nourished by it i.e. they act as prebiotics

Healthy Tips!!!

Stock your kitchen with wholegrain food such as oats, brown rice and whole-wheat, bajra, jowar, ragi and make dosa and roti using it.