Planning right eating habits crucial for long term benefits: Experts

Meal planning enables someone to avoid junk food and encourages a consistent healthy diet

Under its Illness to Wellness Campaign, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), an apex body, organised a webinar on “Sahi Bhojan Behtar Jeevan – What India Eats”  with the objective to generate greater awareness on this issue for eating right and eating healthy.

In his welcome address Anil Rajput, Chairperson, ASSOCHAM CSR Council, said, “Indian food has evolved over centuries witnessing influences from outside. In fact, our food systems and traditional recipes which are built around the Ayurveda way of living are healthy, diverse and balanced leading to good gut, health & wellbeing. It is therefore imperative to generate greater awareness on this issue for eating right and eating healthy”.

Dr Sikha Sharma, Founder and Managing Director Dr. Sikha’s Nutrihealth, said that “Good Nutrition for Health is a fundamental Right, Responsibility and Health Insurance of every Family. It is high time we wake up to the importance of bringing Nutrition into mainstream Healthcare”.

Ishi Khosla, Practicing Clinical Nutritionist, Columnist, Author, an Entrepreneur and Researcher, said ‘Unless we address the reasons or root cause of the problems, we will not be able to make a difference to our ation’s health. For example, Why is there Anaemia in spite of so much attention to iron supplementation? Pay attention to not only what you eat but also what you digest. Hidden Food allergies could be the reason for nutrient malabsorption & malnutrition.”

Seema Singh, Founder Director, Seema Singh Nutrition Clinic, “Use healthy sweets or snacks for in between hungers & taste buds like kishmish, munakka, figs, seeds, berries, curd, fruit yogurt/ smoothies, makhana. Plan your meals in advance to avoid poor choices of food. Have enough water throughout the day to avoid confusion between thirst & hunger. Protein intake is important, and it can be easily achieved by natural foods. Supplements are not compulsory to meet protein requirements of the body.”

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