Whether you are a housewife or a working mom the first step should be to take care of your health. After all, how can we woman take care of others if we ourselves fall sick? A woman’s nutritional needs can vary year to year depending on hormonal changes, childbearing and demands of constantly multitasking.
Here are some tips by Shrima Rai, A mommy fashionista on Trell, that will keep your nutrition and health in check without much effort.
Keep Water Bottles Filled & Ready
Water is a vital part of nutrition and hydration is a basic necessity to staying fit. The ideal daily recommendation is 8-10 glasses. The easiest way to ensure you don’t miss out is to keep bottles ready and make sure by the end of the day you finish all of them. To make it tastier add in a fruit infuser as that also helps to make it more palatable for some.
Get Enough Vitamin D
Vitamin D is essential for a woman’s health. It’s also very important for metabolism. The easiest way to mix vitamin D into your schedule is to go for a walk in sunlight ideally in the first half of the day to soak up natural Vitamin D. Another way to add it into your diet is to incorporate milk and egg or almonds, orange juice etc.
Ensure Daily Calcium Requirements Are Met
Calcium deficiency is exceedingly common in women. When your body doesn’t meet its daily calcium requirement it will take it from your bones which overall can weaken you. Though a daily calcium supplement can help natural sources of calcium like leafy green vegetables, fish, grains, tofu etc.
Exercising every day is easier than you think. Most people feel it will take upto an hour and often find it difficult to fit into a schedule. The truth is even if you manage a good cardio session for 20 minutes it is better than doing nothing at all. Some other ways to ensure you work out daily is to join a class or group. This helps to make it a part of a routine and keep it pleasurable. It’s also about finding an exercise program that is fun for you...a dance class, yoga (The Ultimate Guide to Lose Face Fat With 21 Home Remedies, Easy Workouts) or a jogging group can also be a great motivation.
Add Nuts To Your Meals
One of the easiest ways to incorporate more nutrition into your diet is to add nuts into your diet. Not only are they filled with nutrition-rich vitamins but they are very easy to sneak into your meals. Add nuts like flaxseed, sunflower etc to your roti, veggies and salads. Use it as a topper and keep it as a constant extra item in your pantry that makes a huge difference.
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High Protein, Lower Carbs Diet
Being mindful of the ratio of protein and carbs is important to keep a balanced diet. The best way to ensure your keep your protein content high is to mindfully look at a whole plate of food and keep protein-rich food as the majority. Protein can be either in vegetarian or non-vegetarian.
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Avoid Salt/ Refined Sugar
Too much salt is linked to high blood pressure. It’s extremely important to keep the salt intake less in your meals and sometimes this takes a few months of mindfully changing your pallet. Refined sugar is hidden in many sweets and dishes. However, switching to healthier options like coconut sugar, jaggery and honey help.
Ensure You Eat Enough Fiber
Eating enough fiber is also a part of an overall complete healthy diet. Some easy ways to incorporate the same are adding legumes, oatmeal, brown rice, fresh fruits and veggies.
Take care of yourself and stay tuned to HerZindagi for more such tips on healthy living.