If you wish to maintain your mental as well as physical health, it is inevitable for you to consume a balanced and nutritious diet, as it not just supports the growth and development of our mind and body, but also helps in balancing our complete lives. Thus, it is absolutely necessary for each one of us to understand the significance of a nutritional diet and healthy eating habits.
In India, every year from 1st to 7th of September, National Nutrition Week is observed to raise public awareness about the same. And, ever since the pandemic has wreaked havoc across the nation, the government, as well as organizations, are working tremendously via various initiatives towards enlightening people.
When was the National Nutrition Week observed for the first time?
In 1975, the members of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), now called the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, started the National Nutrition Week in March to raise public awareness about good nutrition and also to promote the profession of dietitians.
In India, its history dates back to 1982 when the government launched a campaign to educate individuals about the significance of nutrition and a sustainable lifestyle.
National Nutrition Week 2021
The essence of National Nutrition Week 2021 is to feed smart right from the start.
A program has been launched by the central government to render accurate information to the people and raise awareness through seminars and workshops about how children and adults may benefit from a good, nutritional diet right from when they are born. There will be various programs like Bharat Poshan Premier Quiz, Good Food Talk Show, Healthy Khayega India, etc. to address the issue.
The current situation amidst the ongoing pandemic has made raising awareness about nutrition even more important. Since the beginning of 2020, experts around the world have been stressing on eating healthy for overall nourishment and immunity. While some are blessed with a strong immunity since childhood, others grow it with time, age, and right kind of lifestyle.
This Nutrition Week, let us learn some quick and easy hacks that can help boost immunity in the easiest way possible.
- Drink plenty of water
Drinking enough fluid throughout the day and staying hydrated is the key to healthy living, as it helps in regulating the overall body functioning which further leads to a good metabolism, detoxification, and much more.
- Eat green veggies
Veggies are one of the most natural ways to load every essential nutrient in our body. They comprise jillions of vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, etc. that help nourish us from within.
- Consume Probiotics
Studies across the world have found that healthy gut bacteria help in promoting our immune health. Therefore, including probiotics like dahi, chaas, lassi, etc. in our diets is an absolute necessity.
- Consume fruits and juices
Fruits are superfoods, and there’s no denying it. And, consumption of fruits is one of the most ideal ways in which we can enhance the nutritious content in our body.
For more valuable tips on maintaining health and well-being, and boosting one’s immunity, reach out to the expert dieticians at Healing Touch Hospital, Ambala& Park Group of Hospitals, via 1800-180-1234