3 Best Foods to Improve Women's Health. According to Science
A modern-day- woman juggles between multiple roles- assuming positions of responsibility at the workplace and at the same time looking after household chores. Hence, it is not surprising that their daily diet and nutrient consumption cannot keep up with this hectic lifestyle. As per an NFHS study (2015-16), one out of every four women of reproductive age in India are malnourished, with a BMI (Body Mass Index) less than 18.5 kg/m. This isn't just restricted to urban women; this rate of undernutrition prevalent is higher among rural women, about 40.6% of them in contrast to their urban counterparts (25%).
World Food Day is commemorated throughout the world on 16th October every year to celebrate the establishment of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945. And part of its resolution is to fight World Hunger.
These foods are the best for womens health
This green leafy vegetable is underrated in the amount of nutritional value and content it provides. It has high amounts of magnesium which has been known to help with the physical effects of PMS experienced by reproductive women before the arrival of periods. It is known to be an immunity booster and helps strengthen your bones. Thus, it checks all the checkboxes for a superfood for women.
These are some of the most affordable foods out there with loads of nutrients to benefit from. Lentils are 3rd highest in protein out of any plant-based food. Thus, this is a crucial meal addition to the diet, especially for women over the age of 40. Each variety of lentil provides its nutritional benefits.
Oats is excellent for breakfast.3.OatsOats are a surplus medium for healthy carbohydrates and fibre to sustain the daily energy needs. They also comprise more protein and fat than different grains and are loaded with healthy vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant plant compounds.
Originally published: Food TV