Remember how many times you skipped breakfast because you were late for work? Or postpone your lunch because you had to meet the deadline at work? While you can’t remember the times when you missed the essential nutrients, you can certainly relate to them, and frankly, you’re not alone. Being a part of the busy city life has given us nothing more than an unhealthy lifestyle, which we may not notice right now, but will certainly affect us in the long run. Since most of us face a similar situation, nutritionist Kavita Devgan shared five tips on how to take care of your overall health despite a hectic schedule in an interview with the Hindustan Times.
While we’re all aware that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the nutritionist shared quick tips we can use to never miss our breakfast. Starting off by explaining the downsides of missing breakfast, she pointed out that it leads to reduced stamina, brain fog, and weight gain. The Hindustan Times quoted Kavita as saying, “In fact, breakfast eaters are known to be leaner, fitter, have more energy, have a better memory and are much healthier too. So don’t miss this meal unless you want to compromise your health. Stand for 30 minutes get up earlier or plan your breakfast the night before you go to sleep to avoid missing out.”
The health expert advised us to be prepared beforehand. She suggested preserving the stir-fried vegetables, keeping in mind the nutrients you need. She said: “Always keep boiled potatoes and sweet potatoes in stock. Can help put together a veggie – matar aloo, dahi aloo, potato salad, aloo beans… in a jiffy. Make and save some stuff to use later.” , for example a mix of tomatoes and coriander-mint chutney and onion gravy, so you can quickly use them as a curry base or sandwich spread.” In addition, she advised preparing the next meal with the first dish to save some time there.
She also urged people to include lentils in their daily meals if they have been missing important nutrition for quite some time. She explained that the lentils are packed with protein, fiber and other important nutrients. She added that they can not only be used creatively with different foods, but also help cover up the absence of a healthy diet. She then encouraged everyone to follow a “colorful diet” as it is “the easiest and most effective way to ensure well-being and keep countless diseases at bay”. The nutritionist added that because a colorful plate “ensures well-being and better disease prevention,” a “rainbow plate” should be incorporated into their daily lives. Kavita closed by suggesting people “eat whole,” meaning you should focus on “incorporating whole grains” into your diet and make them fifty percent of your diet. Switching to organic products will also help you maintain overall good health.
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