Why do we eat food ? What & When to eat for Better Health?
Why do we eat Food? What, When and How much to eat?
Why do we eat food?
Just like any vehicle needs the fuel to run, our body needs the food to get energy. The food that we eat provides us the essential nutrients like protein, fats, carbohydrates, water and minerals which helps us in being energetic and living a healthy life.
What should you eat for better health?
We should always try to eat a well Balanced Diet. Balanced Diet is a diet which provides us all the nutrients required by our body in right proportion for proper functioning of our body parts.
Other benefits of Balanced Diet
Strengthens Immune System
Helps in maintaining ideal body weight
Prevention and Cure of Lifestyle Diseases like Diabetes and Heart related disorders
Improves your Night’s Sleep
Foods to include in your diet:
Colorful vegetables like Beetroots, Brocolli, Spinach etc
Salads including Tomato, Cucumber, Carrot etc.
High Fiber Grains
Plenty of water
Foods to Avoid in your Diet:
Packaged Foods like Biscuits, Chips, Namkeens
Bakery Items including Toast/ Khari, Cakes, Pastries
Frozen Food Items (Try to completely eliminate from your diet)
Packed Drinks including Fruit Juices/ Energy Drinks (Try to completely eliminate from your diet)
Try to eliminate Alcohol and Smoking
Burgers/ Pizzas/ Fast Food Items including Samosas/ Vada Pav etc
Processed Foods including Meats/ Cheese etc
When to Eat Food? What is the right time to eat our meals?
Breakfast: Within 1 hour of waking up, should be before 10AM, should be protein rich
Mid-Morning: Around 11 AM, have a glass of Lemon Water/ Coconut Water etc
Lunch: Ideal time between 12.30 to 1.30 PM
Evening Snack: Around 4 PM, you can have sprouts, fruits, salad etc
Dinner: Before 7.30 PM, there should be at least 2-3 hours of gap between dinner and bed time
Bedtime: Glass of Turmeric Milk (Optional)