National Nutrition Week is held every year from 1st September to 7th September to make people aware about eating right to good health. Diet plays an important role if you exercise and aim for weight loss.
Through the National Nutrition Week 2018 campaign, people are educated on maintaining their overall health by eating right kind of food. The campaign was first started by the central government in the year 1982 to encourage the good health and healthy living. Health experts and nutritionists around the world suggest having three main meals couples with healthy snacks in a day to keep our body running smoothly throughout the day. Ideally, breakfast should be the heaviest meal of the day but with our busy schedules we ended up drinking a glass of milk with a toast. On the contrary, we end up eating much more for dinner than needed; while it should be the lightest.
Papaya for Controlling Blood Sugar Levels
According to Health Practitioner, Nutritionist and Macrobiotic Health Coach, Shilpa Arora, "Natural antioxidants within the fruit make papaya a great choice for people with diabetes. Diabetics are prone to many ailments like heart or nerve damage caused by irregular blood sugar levels. Adding papaya to the daily diet can obstruct future cell damage for a better and longer life span."
Blueberries for Brain Health
Blueberries improve memory. Studies have shown that the antioxidants present in blueberries regulate essential brain functions and also protect the brain from oxidative stress.
Kiwi For Good Digestion
Kiwi is a natural digestive aid which is rich in actiniden. Actiniden helps in breaking down of protein quickly and more effectively than digestive enzymes can do alone. Thereby, it helps to overcome digestive issues.
Beetroot To Purify Your Blood
Beetroot is a natural blood purifier and detoxifier that helps in the elimination of toxins from your body and keeps your internal systems clean. It can be called the powerhouse of nutrients that improves blood flow and provides energy. Various studies suggest that drinking beetroot juice can stimulate red blood cell production and build stamina.
Lemon For Immunity And Good Skin
Lemon is enriched with vitamin C and it acts as a powerful antioxidant. Nutritionist Dr Rupali Datta suggests that to have a glass of lemon water every day to get your daily dose. Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient and therefore is not stored in your body which makes it necessary to fill it through the food you eat.
Also here are five nutrient-rich foods that one can consume before working out. Let’s have a look:
- Bananas are rich in potassium which maintains muscle function and gives your body the requisite carbohydrates to power your workout.
- Mangoes can increase your energy levels within a short period of time. It also contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidant
- Low-fat cheese with apricot contains protein and casein. Casein takes some time to digest, and thus provides your body with fuel for a long time. And Apricots are a good source of vitamins that are good for
- If you have a good appetite, you can try Egg and avocado toast. Adding an egg into it will keep you satisfied and also energised for your workout routine.
This National Nutrition Week, think wisely and eat healthily!