Eating a balanced diet during pregnancy
Being pregnant is a special time in your life, and it’s a time when many women think about their diet. What you eat can not only influence your own health, but it can also affect the short- and long-term health of your baby, so it is important that you eat a healthy, balanced and varied diet when you are pregnant. The basic principles of a healthy diet stay the same. You can still eat a diet that includes: meals that are based on starchy foods (choosing wholegrain varieties or potatoes with their skins on when you can) plenty of fruit and vegetables (try to eat a variety of types moderate amounts of beans and other pulses, fish, eggs, lean meat and other proteins (like tofu) moderate amounts of dairy products, such as milk, yogurt and cheese (or dairy alternatives fortified with calcium and other nutrients, such as iodine) It is best to eat limited amounts of foods and drinks that are high in bad fats and refined sugars, if at all.
As well as having a healthy diet, it is also important to be aware of food safety and hygiene. There are certain foods and drinks that you should avoid or be careful with how much you eat or drink when pregnant.
Vitamins and Minerals
Preparing a dinner plate with tomatoes cherries grapefruit eggs avocado chicken apples and lettuce sounds delicious does it not?
Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients required by the body to carry out a range of normal functions. However, these micronutrients are not produced in our bodies and must be derived from the food we eat.
NUTRITION IS CRITICAL
Nutrition is a critical part of health and development. Better nutrition is related to improved infant, child and maternal health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease), and longevity.
Side effects of a high-protein diet!
How much protein do you need on a high-protein diet? Experts say that ideally, one must consume one gram of protein per kilogram of body weight – for example, a 70kg individual should eat 70 grams of proteins in a day to lose weight or to obtain the health benefits of following a high-protein diet.
Some of the best sources of proteins include: Eggs, Chicken, Fish, Chickpeas, Nuts, Beans, Soy, Dairy products, Pork, Lean beef, Skinless poultry.
Use Immunity (Instead of BMI) To Determine A Healthy Weight.
Different people can carry different amounts of weight and still be quite healthy. If we can think about healthy weight in this way, rather than fixating on arbitrary number, good things will happen. I think WE CAN see less guilt and shame in our society, and more equitable treatment of people despite their socioeconomic status and it all starts with BMI.
BMI is an acronym for body mass index. It’s a pervasive measure of “health” you have likely encountered at the doctor’s office that takes your height and weight into account to produce a value, like 26.5. BMI is quite simply the wrong way to approach this. It is a one-size-fits-all approach to medicine in a world that now offers more nuanced solutions. On top of all that, it can be UNJUST and DISCRIMINATORY.
Habits to STOP to protect your heart health.
Many of the habits that seem harmless at first, can have a detrimental effect on your heart health. As the body gets older, it can no longer cope as easily with a chaotic lifestyle. Here is a list of habits that you can stop in order to have a healthy heart and also some tips on how you can improve your diet to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Do you sleep with your phone by the bed? How dangerous is this habit?
Sleeping with your phone next to you can be detrimental to your body's functions and tends to limit your hormone production. And to validate this claim, a study in Australia showed that there is an important relationship between smartphone use and infertility in men, as well as low sperm quality.
Important "rules" for health and longevity
Are you waiting for the doctors to make you healthy?
Many people believe that medicine can cure everything. This is a very dangerous concept. The main task of medicine is to support your life in case of danger, to help you with all available means. However, medicine is not designed to give you health, and less longevity. To build your potential for a long and healthy life, you need to build up energy and help your body grow stronger. This is especially important when the body’s age is over 40.
The more the human body tends to age, the more you need to pay attention to it.
Lower Dementia Risk with Dietary Fiber!
Eating a high-fiber diet, especially one rich in soluble fiber, is linked to a lower risk of incident disabling dementia, new research shows. Investigators administered a dietary survey to 3700 healthy adults at midlife+ and then followed them for up to 20 years. They found that participants who consumed the most fiber had approximately a 25% lower risk of developing dementia in later life.
There are still many unknowns about the causes of dementia, and it is not appropriate to determine causality based on the results of a single study. However, the results of this study can be said to be one of the findings that will lead to the prevention of dementia.
Sleep Better with Resistance Training
If one has sleep issues, one may want to get off the treadmill and give the rest of the gym a chance.
Resistance training — weight machines, free weights, cables, etc. — may be better at generating quality sleep than aerobic exercise. Better sleep is important for good cardiovascular health.