Healthy living: 5 essential foods for working women

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Are you a working woman? Then you must be spending most of your time handling work, family, kids, travelling, meeting deadlines and what not. The nutritional requirements of a women are different from a men as they have a double work schedule. So eating well is very important to avoid illnesses.

According to a study conducted by WHO, nearly 1.62 billion people affected by anemia are women and young children.Women especially are more likely to suffer from the condition.

So, in order to stay fit and manage all your responsibilities well, dear women, taking care of your health comes first. Here is what you should eat:

-Spinach: It is an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins and dietary fibres which help fight anaemia. Also green leafy vegetables like broccoli, spinach, lettuce, salad leaves act as great antioxidants and are a good source of Vitamin C that prevents fine lines. Not only do they help keep the body weight under control but also help fight toxins and keeps all kind of diseases at bay.

-Eggs: Undoubtedly, eggs are the best source of protein. The egg white is a rich source of riboflavin or Vitamin B2 which is vital for for normal cell functioning, growth and energy production.

-Nuts: They are encumbered with essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and dietary fibres which are necessary for a healthy mind and body. Eating a handful of nuts every day can reduce the risk of heart diseases and cancer.

-Fatty fish: Believe it or not but eating at least one portion of oily fish such as salmon, trout and mackerel once a week can help cure anemia.

-Water: Yes, and last but certainly not the least, drinking ample amount of water is a must. It is advisable to consume at least 8 glasses of water to keep diseases at bay.


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