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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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Facts About Organic Food

Organic food differs from conventionally produced food simply in the way it is grown, handled and processed. Organic food is produced naturally, without using synthetic pesticides; fertilizers or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are naturally fed and given no antibiotics or growth hormones.

Organic Food Facts

  • Examples include organic milk from cows, eggs from hen that are fed naturally by grazing or consume feed that is grown organically. 
  • Check for the food labels and Indian certifications like INDOCERT, ISO behind the packets to make sure whether you purchase organic foods.
  • Organic cereals & pulses can be chosen for better health benefits like organic green gram, red rice, groundnuts, ragi, rice & wheat flour which are commonly used.
  • Thus incorporation of organic products in one’s diet may decrease the risk of consuming additional pesticide residues present in conventional foods.
  • Organically raised animals are not given antibiotics, growth hormones nor fed animal by -products. Therefore organically raised animals have been shown to be significantly healthier than their factory-raised counterparts.