Healthy Food Intake For January!
‘Health’ is a term that is of utmost significance in everyone’s life, yet only a few keenly focus on it. Where the activities to ensure good health are many, one of the easy-to-follow methods for each individual is a balanced and nutritious diet.
Now, wherein the word ‘diet’ consumes, it is not cutting down on eating capacity; in its true sense, it is consuming food items that meet the body’s requirements and ensure all the essential vitamins and nutrients are met. Making sure proper nourishment is accomplished is the goal of a balanced diet, which can be followed by all.
However, depending on personal goals, like weight loss or weight gain, the intake of particular nutrients can vary. Yet the goal of consuming everything healthy stays the same.
On an average basis, it has been found that many people don’t know how to get started or what must-include foods to add to their healthy diet. And by any chance you are among one of these individuals, keep reading ahead.
Covering the top 5 healthy food items to consume, which can also aid winter nutrition in this cold season, this blog aims to help many meet their health goals without much effort.
Oatmeal is one of the eating products suggested by professionals for weight loss. However, keeping this apart, it is anyhow a very nutritious food, hence it is best advised to incorporate it into your daily meal, weight loss or not.
In terms of dietary benefits, oatmeal is not just highly rich in nutrients but also includes proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Additionally, it also consists of soluble fiber, which is good for multiple bodily systems.
In a survey conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997, it was concluded that oatmeal is essentially important to add to a diet and that it has many cardiovascular advantages.
Easily found in every Indian household kitchen, lentils are one of the healthy food items that we all consume but are not aware of their benefits. Talking about their nutritional constituents, lentils are rich in fiber, magnesium, and potassium.
Experts suggest adding a bowl of lentils to your one-time meal can aid one’s blood sugar level. Aside from this, it also boosts weight loss.
One of the fun facts of consuming lentils is that there’s a variety of them available in the market, thus allowing one to try a new one the next day. Though one should note that lentils take time to cook and need to be boiled before preparing them,
Broccoli, a green vegetable that is a flower and not a leaf, is by far the healthiest food to add to your diet. With a mix of various nutritional components like fiber, calcium, potassium, folate, and phytonutrients. Adding to that, broccoli also contains antioxidants, which aid cell protection and also play a role in inner body healing.
Since broccoli is a vegetable, it can be eaten as a salad, soup, or in many other creative ways.
Apart from having different healthy ingredients, broccoli also has a role to play in a few medical conditions, like diabetes, cancer, and osteoarthritis.
Highly rich in protein, eggs are one of the mandatory food items advised by gym experts to their clients. Also enriched in vitamins like B2 and B12. Eggs also have amino acids and leucine.
Aiding in the accelerated generation of RBCs and protein synthesis, eggs should be a part of everyone’s life, whether they are vegetarian or not.
As we all know, an egg has two parts: the yolk and the egg white. Informatively speaking, the yolk is a healthy section of the egg, as it has vitamins and nutrients, though there’s no denying that it also contains fat and cholesterol. And egg whites are all healthy because of their abundant protein constituents.
As per observation, it has been found that very few are aware of the fact that sweet potatoes are very healthy, and making them a part of your diet is required. Having healthy essentials like fiber, vitamin A, B-6, and C, potassium, and a low glycemic index, sweet potatoes are good for your gut.
Also, because of the presence of antioxidants, sweet potatoes are considered immune-boosting foods.
It has been found in a study that apparently sweet potatoes are ranked the highest for their vitamin constituents, calcium, protein, and carbohydrate.
To sum it all up, one can agree that incorporating a balanced diet and healthy food products into day-to-day life is not challenging. And most of all, a healthy diet can be achieved with easily available products on the market that can be consumed without much cooking effort.
However, it should be noted that some of the components of a healthy diet can vary with seasonal eating, depending on the season and the handiness of items in the market.
Regular health checkups are also important, along with a nutritious diet, to ensure the overall health of an individual. And there’s no better place to get that done than your own home. Reach out to Apollo HomeCare for doctor-at-home services to avail the same.