A healthy soul rests in a healthy body. Every women strives for a healthy and balanced diet to strike those perfect looks. A healthy diet can spark up your mood, gives you energy, maintain your weight and keeps you looking your best. So kiss those dieting plans goodbye.
Here are the best food for healthy living:
- Focus on whole, plant-based foods
Fill up your plate with fruits and leafy green vegetables. Also include a variety of whole grains, beans, and other legumes to give you filling fiber and keep you going throughout the day. Try to find organic foods and let these be the major part of your diet.
- Tune up on calcium
Women are at a greater risk of developing osteoporosis and their bones get weaker with age more quickly than men. While dairy products are high in calcium, their animal fat and protein can accelerate bone loss. So also consider plant-based sources of calcium like beans, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, and collard greens.
- Make sure you get enough iron
Many women don’t get enough iron in their diet. On top of that, women lose a lot of this important mineral during menstruation. Boost your intake by eating iron-rich foods such as lean red meat, dark poultry, lentils, spinach, almonds, and iron-fortified cereals.
- Cut back on alcohol and caffeine
Women who have more than two alcoholic drinks a day are at higher risk of osteoporosis. Caffeine interferes with hormone levels and increases the loss of calcium. Both of them can also worsen PMS and menopause symptoms and affect fertility. Cut them both to maximum one glass per day.
- Cut down on added sugars
Cut down non-natural sugars as they contribute zero nutrients but lots of calories to your diet, so any dieting plan won’t work! Naturally occurring sugars are found in products containing milk (lactose) and fruit (fructose), etc.
- Eat regularly, eat breakfast and cut the junk
A healthy breakfast can get your metabolism going and start the day at the right note. Try to have several small meals instead of a few heavy meals. This will make it easier to digest as well as helps maintain the weight. Cut the junk out of your meals, they contain sugars and simple carbohydrates and can lead to mood swings!
- Touch up with fiber
That’s right, fiber benefits much more than just digestive health. Eating foods high in dietary fiber like fruits and vegetables can lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, improve the health of your skin, and even help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.
You can save all the extra hard work and pain you put in maintaining a great figure, dieting and shedding the extra calories at gym. Beat away heart problems, weaker bones, pregnancy problems and have a great mood every day.
Author : Mohini Sharma