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વ્યસ્ત ગુજ્જુઓ માટે સ્વસ્થ ટિપ્સ ! Easy Tips for Busy Gujjus (from Aarti Batavia, Registered Dietitian)

Posted by વૈશાલી & કુલદીપ on September 28, 2010

વ્યસ્ત ગુજ્જુઓ માટે સ્વસ્થ ટિપ્સ ! Easy Tips for Busy Gujjus…

Health is not just the absence of disease. It is a state of well being in body, mind and spirit. Today, more than ever, people are finding it necessary to manage busy schedules, while compromising with a healthy lifestyle. Here are five tips that will guide you in the direction of good health.

  1. Eat Breakfast– Studies have linked healthy breakfasts with less chronic disease, increased longevity and better health. Starting your day with a good breakfast boosts your energy, increases your attention span, and heightens your sense of well-being. Whole-grain toast with low-fat cottage cheese, methi theplas, moong-dal pudlas, and idlis are good breakfast choices.
  2. Eat Healthy Snacks– Healthy snacking is helpful in managing weight, losing excess weight, and sustaining energy throughout the day, especially for those with diabetes. A review paper by Gatenby found that snacking contributes significantly to the nutrient quality of the diet. Try snacking on popcorn, chana chat and sprouts. Carry fruits, popcorn, roasted chana, baby carrots and low sodium vegetable drink like V8 when commuting instead of relying on processed snacks.
  3. Incorporate Fiber– Eating more fiber rich foods, such as whole grains, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds and high-fiber fruits helps relieve constipation as well as decreases your risk of high blood sugar, diabetes, colon cancer, hemorrhoids, high cholesterol, heart disease, and weight gain.
  4. Drink Water:  Water plays several crucial roles in the body. It helps regulate temperature, carries nutrients and oxygen, and removes waste. The Institute of Medicine advises that men consume roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day and women consume 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day. Certain conditions may increase or decrease your individual needs.
  5. De-stress: Make time to de-stress each day. Even if it’s just a walk during lunch break or a few minutes alone in silence, it will help you focus for the rest of the day. Try to make time to do whatever relaxes you, whether that’s playing sport, cooking, yoga or spending time with family.

Courtesy: Aarti Batavia, M.S., Registered Dietitian.

Aarti deciphers scientific nutrition information to her clients in order to provide practical advice they can live with.  For comments and queries contact: aarti@aartibatavia.com

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