Is your diet missing the vital nutrients your body needs?

In today’s day and age, the working Indian woman has barely any time to look after herself. Juggling between work and personal life, one rarely pauses to ponder about what’s best for you. Until the day you stop fitting into your favourite kurti or simply feel tired more often. Don’t wait for the warning signs.
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One of the biggest myths about staying healthy is associated with dieting. People often think dieting means cutting down a major chunk of your food intake, or eating less of what you like. That’s not entirely true. A good diet includes a balanced proportion of everything your body needs. A good diet also includes the major vitamins and nutrients that your body needs.

Calcium: Weak bones and joints are signs of early aging and over exertion. To keep your bones, strong and healthy, you need calcium. Most dairy products contain enough calcium to meet your needs. However, they also contain a little bit of fat. So if you’re extra cautious about gaining weight, try fat-free yogurt so you’re not giving up on what you need. Consult with a doc for Calcium supplements as well.

Iron: To get your share of iron, you can enjoy red meat, green leafy vegetables or even good quality breakfast cereal.  Besides these iron can also be found in abundance in seafood, poultry, dried fruit such as apricots and raisins, breads, and pastas.

Folate or Vitamin B9: It is another of the major dietary needs for women. It reduces the chances of cancer and heart disease. Besides, not getting the right amount can also lead to mood swings, and make you more susceptible to headaches or depression. Indulge in fruit and fruit juices, leafy green vegetables, nuts, beans and peas.

For those trying to keep down the calories while making sure you get the vitamins and minerals you need, read up on nutrient-dense foods like Sweet potatoes, Eggs, Flax seeds, Quinoa, barley, Almonds, Peanuts and more.

So start with being a little more mindful of what you are eating and if you are getting those magical nutrients in your body.