This Women’s Day 2021, we want you to pause and spare some time to read the below five health tips that every woman must follow. Here are some simple yet effective health tips that will help you keep up your health and fitness high each day.
Today is #InternationalWomen’sDay, i.e. 8th March 2021 that reminds us of the infinite roles we play in our entire lifetime. A woman is not only a daughter, wife, mother but she is also a leader in her career, an entrepreneur, inventor, educator and the list goes on. She is on the forefront in all fields, except for one- her health which is generally not on her priority list and is overlooked to an extent until it’s too late. This Women’s Day, we want you to take the front seat and start prioritising your health every single day. Here are some easy-to-follow tips you can follow to keep up with your health and fitness with no age bar.
What does WOMAN stand for? In terms of the nutrition world, let’s discover the newest expansion for this word.
5 health tips every woman must follow:
W- Whole grains and Water
O- Oils (Cold-pressed)
M- Milk & milk products
A- Anti-ageing foods
N- Never ditch self-care
Lets elaborate on each of these letters.
W- Consume WHOLE grains and drink lots of WATER every day.
Whole grains offer a complete package of health benefits, unlike refined grains. Whole grains have bran and fiber that slows down the breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose which helps maintain a steady blood sugar and energy levels that do not drop anytime during the day. Fiber also lowers cholesterol and throws away the waste out of the digestive tract. Phytochemicals, the rescuers found in whole grains may protect against breast cancer and its minerals are used by the body to carry out other necessary functions that boost the overall health. A woman’s body has 55% water, hence she needs to drink a minimum of 2.7 litres/day to keep her metabolic rate high. This may include overall fluid intake including anything you eat or drink that contains water in it, like green veggies and fruits
Tip:-Daily a minimum of two servings of whole-grain atta like bajra, jowar, nachni, whole wheat should be a compulsory part of your meals
O- Cook your food in cold-pressed OILS for a healthy heart.
Hot pressed oils can cause complications like heart, cancer and inflammation as many healthy compounds are lost from the refined oils during hot pressing, whereas, in cold-pressed oils, all beneficial compounds, majorly heart-healthy fats and disease-fighting antioxidants are retained due to its method of extraction. So a woman must cook food with cold-pressed coconut, mustard, groundnut or sesame seed oil that shall contribute to the health meter of her meals.
M- Milk & Curd for bones.
You are born to fight. To be a fighter you need a strong bone, right? Calcium is essential for the growth and maintenance of bones. Lack of calcium may invite the risk of osteoporosis. Calcium also regulates proper nerve functioning which helps to land up wise decisions on the go as well as reduce muscle cramp as a result of overstress or work. Calcium is important in all stages of a woman’s life.
Tip: 1 cup of milk in the morning or at bedtime and 200 gm of curd daily at any one meal may turn out to help deal with weak bones.
A- Anti-Ageing foods
First in this category are the fruits that possess these properties. Loaded with natural sugar and disease-fighting antioxidants, fruits should be an inseparable part of a woman’s diet. Develop a close bond with these superfoods that will revamp your skin by fighting age-related health troubles. The second is honey, indeed honey delays premature ageing. As honey is the only food that never expires, a woman must consume pure and natural honey daily to stay beautiful forever.
Tip: Consume 1 tsp honey every day to kick start metabolism in the morning and later pick any two fruits as a mid-meal snack to battle your mid-day hunger.
N- Never ditch self-care.
It’s time to recognize that self-care is not selfishness. If you’re happy your near and dear ones will be happy. Self-care consists of spending some time alone, creating supportive surroundings with like-minded people, spa to exercise and not postponing your self-care appointments be it as simple as a routine check-up. As women, we are conditioned to keep our families first and simply put ourselves second. But time has changed, without giving your body and your mind a break, women cannot be entirely successful.
Start prioritizing yourself! Just remember that these little upgrades are necessary as the impact they have on the way you feel about yourself is amazing. These little things shall make a big difference in your life.
Team Healthy roots wish Happy Women’s Day to all the bold and beautiful ladies out there!