The Importance of Nutritional Initiatives to Support Students Learn about being Fit

By Nmami Agarwal     13-Aug 2019

The Importance of Nutritional Initiatives to Support Students Learn about being Fit

There is a famous adage that “Health is wealth”. And youth is a time when, habits are formed which remains with us for most of our life. These includes food habits which determines a youngster potential at large. A healthy diet should balance your nutrients, focussing on what a youngster eats, in what quantity, its quality, everything determines the overall output and health of a youngster. Parents should encourage teens to get more involved in their nutrition and health by providing them teen-oriented magazines or books with food articles and by encouraging their interest in health, cooking, or nutrition.

Here are some nutritional guidelines for youngsters of today

  • Lay a healthy foundation: Youth is a time high on energy and life, you may not realise the ill-effects of unhealthy diet at this stage, but what you eat now will determine your health in the long run. So, develop healthy habits from a young age to make your present and future both a happy experience.
  • Go for fruity delight: Try to include fruits as much in your diet as possible, have foods like salads in ample amounts, and include variety of fruits, as different fruits have a diverse nutrient to provide, which helps in overall health insurance. They keep you hydrated, aids in digestion, prevents from deficiency diseases, and provides you with inevitable vitamins and minerals.
  • Veggies on the way: Include as much variety possible in having vegetables. Embrace all the colours in your vegetable list. Include dark green, red and orange veggies, legumes (peas and beans) and starchy vegetables. Parents should do grocery shopping along with their kids to make them aware of the variety available, along with urging them to eat balanced and healthy diet.
    Try to include veggies in your diet by different and innovative means if you don’t like them simply with chapati inculcate those veggies by having vegetable cutlets, grilled veg sandwiches, wheat pasta with vegetables like broccoli, capsicum or any veggie of your choice.
  • Look for healthy alternatives: Youngsters spend most of the time outside their home so its every important to keep a track on what they eat. Even if having food outside, look for healthier alternatives like focus more on whole grain-based food items like whole wheat pasta instead of white, brown rice in place of white rice. Include all grain products like wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, rather than refined or processed food items
    Have a positive body image: Youngsters are very conscious of their looks and often to achieve that perfect figure they develop eating disorders, which can lead to fatal illnesses. Common eating disorders include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and binge eating. Both males and females are affected by these disorders. Eating disorders commonly coexist with other conditions, such as depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and low self-esteem. In Anorexia Nervosa, people have obsessive fear of gaining weight, an unrealistic perception of body image. Here people may be actually underweight but they view themselves as overweight and thus they restrict their food consumption. This condition leads to damaging health effects, such as brain damage, multi-organ failure, bone loss, heart difficulties and infertility.
    In Bulimia nervosa there is repeated binge eating followed by induced vomiting, excessive exercise, and use of laxatives or diuretics. This will lead to gastrointestinal problems, severe dehydration and heart diseases.
    So, keeping in mind the prevalent ill-effects of eating disorders, youngsters should focus on their health more than anything. They can visit therapists or counsellors to boost their self-esteem and to get an optimistic outlook about oneself and their body.
    One should understand that nothing can be more precious than one’s health, and one can achieve their pink of health just by minding what they eat, setting realistic health goals and aiming more on one’s health by prioritising one’s well-being over anything else.
  • Avoid skipping meals: Food is the fuel on which our body runs. Youngsters often skip meals; this will not only deprive you of nutrition but also your body is deprived of glucose. Glucose is obtained on breaking down of food, this glucose is required by brain, as fuel, also muscles, thyroid, digestive tract and other organs use it too. Depriving yourself of food that is your fuel will leave you irritable, moody, and sluggish with low concentration and further it affects an individual’s digestion and metabolism.
  • Give junks a break: Junks should be avoided to a great extent, even when indulging in junk food, it should be once in a while and a healthy diet should be incorporated to balance those cheat meals.
  • Set aside cravings: Cravings can sometime lead you to worst of your health. All cravings are not meant to be a reality, know what is good and healthy for you and use a little brain over your heart to make an informed choice and lead a healthy life.
  • Less use of gadgets, for more sleep: Youngsters spend most of the time being glued to their phone screen, even in late hours, which further affect their health and eyesight. So, spare more time for your health than on your gadgets.
  • Substance abuse: Substance abuse is one hazard to youngster’s life. Never give to peer pressure and look at the ill effects of substance abuse on your life in totality.

Over to you
Youth is a time of soaring high on aspirations, identifying oneself with the society and setting career goals. It is a crucial phase where life decisions are made and youngsters can be the most productive age group, if they are taken proper care of. Targeting on their proper health and nutritional requirements can add to their overall potential. So, just by paying heed to simple tips youth of today can achieve the targeted health goals.

 

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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of

coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple

sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

Nutritional value

Pinaca balls are high on nutrition as they contain jaggery, which is good source of iron, naturally

occurring B vitamins, minerals like phosphorus, zinc, calcium and copper. Coconut contains lauric

acid, which helps to increases good HDL cholesterol, also cytokinin’s present in coconut have showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic effects.

Ingredients

40 grams Goan rice flour

¼ fresh coconut

1 tablespoon Jaggery

1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut

Pinch of cardamom powder

Nuts (optional)

Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal

Carbs- 28.6 grams

Protein- 1.9 grams

Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert

Method

First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom

powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your

hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

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Pinaca recipe is easy to make and come out with sweet results. So, make this nutritious recipe for

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Amla scientifically called Phyllanthus emblica or more commonly Indian gooseberry. It can be put to innumerable uses like in culinary, shampoos, hair oils and in ayurvedic medicines. This amla churna or powder can be put to many uses like it can be taken with water for wonderful results, make amla tea using this powder, add it to curries, or consume with lemon and honey.

Nutritional Values

Amla has high contents of ascorbic acid (vitamin-c) flavonoids, Ellagic acid and Gallic acid. It helps in reducing blood sugar level in the body. High in digestive fibre content. Prevents hair loss and greying of hair. Helps in curing sore throat and prevents constipation.

Ingredients

200 grams amla

Calories- 116 kcal
Carbs- 27.4 grams
Proteins- 1 gram
Fats- 0.2 gram

Methods

After through washing, cut and dry the amlas in direct sunlight for few days till they are completely dry.

After the juice is evaporated completely, transfer the dried amla in a grinder and blend it coarsely.

Sift the amla powder through a sieve to achieve smooth powder.

Voila! Your home made amla powder is ready.

Store this powder in an airtight container.

Use every day as needed.

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