Staying healthy and keeping in shape is a must.
Here's an 11-point plan for women:
Women should plan and consume a balanced diet from a
variety of food. They should pay particular attention to the increased food needs during pregnancy and lactation. And if you eat convenience foods, choose those with higher nutritional value and observe the principle of variety.
Adults should select fortified foods, whenever possible especially those with the Sangkap Pinoy Seal. Also read food labels to make healthier choices and take nutritional supplements only upon expert advise.
To help prevent hypertension, limit your intake of
salt and salty foods. Use iodized salt instead of regular salt.
Practice environmental hygiene and sanitation. eat clean and safe foods always and drink safe water to keep bad bacteria away.
Women need to ensure availability of Vitamin B-complex in their daily diet to help them cope up with everyday stress. Vitamin B also increases the metabolization of food intake to boost energy levels and help fight fatigue experienced by people during stressful times.
Green leafy vegetables like ampalaya tops, pepper leaves, kangkong and saluyot are rich in riboflavin while dark green vegetables are good sources of niacin.
Women (as well as men) should drink 8-12 glasses of water everyday to flush out the toxins present in the body. This also rehydrates the body and promotes healthier, younger-looking skin.
Vitamin C is essential to women because it helps keep their skin smooth, clean and youthful looking, in the face of increased pollution around us. It also boost the immune system which helps build the body's natural resistance to colds and infection, which commonly occur when your busy and run down. One serving of guavas, tomatoes, and other succulent fruits are sufficient to provide 70 to 75 mg. of vitamin C, which is an adult's daily requirement.
Women need to take in moderation fat and cholesterol-rich foods such as butter, nuts, internal organs of animals to avoid the risk of getting heart
disease--one of the top killer in the country.
They should also increase their calcium intake to help fight osteoporosis which is common to all women as they get older. All dairy products such as milk, products like cheese, baked products with egg, are good sources of calcium.
Animal products such as meat, liver, eggs and seafood contains zinc, which help manufacture proteins and genetic materials needed by the body. Zinc also assists in hormonal activity, reproduction and lactation of women.
To reduce stress, a balanced diet, regular exercise and enough sleep is the perfect solution to cope with the fast paced lifestyle of all working women.