Recent research has established that stress is an important risk factor for heart disease and stroke, along with high cholesterol and blood pressure… and equally dangerous!
In today’s fast paced lifestyle, planning and cooking healthy meals is a challenge. Here are some ideas to help you stay on health track while you lead a busy life!
Given below is a list of junk food/unhealthy foods that one should avoid.
1. Foods which are made of refined sugar and refined flour (Maida) like white bread and most packaged goods, like biscuits and donuts are high in sugar, which can raise blood sugar and triglyceride levels. They are devoid of any other nutrients.
Carrots are the best known eye health foods. They contain a nutrient called beta carotene, that gets converted to vitamin A in our body. Vitamin A is absolutely essential for production of a substance called “rhodopsin” in the retina. Rhodopsin makes it possible for us to see well in the night as well. If the diet is deficient in Vitamin A, a condition called night blindness may result, which if untreated, can lead to permanent blindness.
Importance of Daily little calcium for Growing children
1. Calcium is required for proper formation of bones and teeth.
2. Your child grows rapidly at an average rate of 6-7 cm in height and 1.5 to 3 kg annually and ensuring development of bone mass is critical at this growth phase, to maintain good bone health later in life.