NATIONAL NUTRITION WEEK (1st September – 7th September)

NATIONAL NUTRITION WEEK (1st Sep – 7th Sep)

National Nutrition Week (1st Sep – 7th Sep)

National Nutrition Week is Observed to create awareness about importance of proper nutrition for complete health and preventing nutritional problems.

 

Importance Of Nutrition

  • Provides energy to move & work
  • Provides building blocks of muscles
  • Develop, replace & repair cells/tissues
  • Carry out chemical processes e.g. digestion
  • Protect, resist and fight infection
  • Fast recovery from sickness

 

 

Preventing Nutritional Deficiencies

  • Add soluble fiber
  • Get adequate Vitamin D
  • Eat healthy Omega 3 fats
  • Boost antioxidants
  • Eat lean & plant based protein
  • Choose wholegrain
  • Consume magnesium rich food
  • Eat Calcium rich food
  • Eat cruciferous veggies
  • Drink healthy beverages

 

The Food Pyramid for Healthy Life
(For adults, teenagers and children aged from 5 & over)

 

  • Food, drinks high in fat, sugar & salt – once/twice a week
  • Fats, spread & oil – in very small amount
  • Meat, poultry, fish, eggs & beans – 2 servings a day
  • Milk, Yogurt, cheese – 3 servings a day
  • Wholegrain, cereals, breads, pasta & rice – 3 to 5 servings
  • Vegetables, salads, fruit – 5 to 7 servings
  • Water & fluids – min 8 to 12 glasses/day

 

Nutrition Tips

  • Eat fresh food rather than processed.
  • Eat raw fruits & veggies if possible, cooking destroys nutrients.
  • Wash fruits & veggies thoroughly before eating.
  • Don’t cut, wash/soak fruits & veggies until you’re ready to eat.
  • Prefer traditional, homemade food than fast food.
  • Avoid replacing main meals with snacks
  • Limit consumption of sugar & processed foods.

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