October 14, 2022
CM Content Team
No matter what your age is, eating a healthy meal every day is vital to maintain good health. Today, although many specialised meals and diets have gained immense popularity, you need not necessarily enrol for any specific dietary program to eat healthy and maintain overall good health. The specialised diets are best suited for people who may have certain food allergies or want to achieve a specific weight loss goal.
Eating healthy food every day is much easier than you think. It is all about picking the right food, eating the right food at the right time of the day, and eating in the right proportion. With World Food Day (celebrated on October 16th) around the corner, let us look at some of the healthy foods you must include in your meal.
All dieticians, healthcare experts recommend having green leafy vegetables every day, and Kale is the best daily healthy food. It is a rich source of vitamin C and vitamin A, dietary fibres, and antioxidants. Vitamin C helps boost the immune system and makes your body resistant to pathogens and fight inflammation.
Also, Kale is good for improving bone health; the calcium content in this leafy vegetable improves bone density and keeps your bones strong for long.
Eggs are one of the most widely consumed proteins in the world. The humble egg, despite being in the limelight for its high cholesterol content, continues to be a popular food. Many experts suggest having eggs as it is a healthy food provided it is eaten moderately.
It has a high amount of proteins and healthy fats. It is better to have a whole boiled eggs instead of frying it to get maximum nutritional benefit from it.
A staple in every Indian kitchen, garlic is known for its pungent taste and smell, and adding zing to any dish. Apart from its taste, this root vegetable is good for health. Since it absorbs the nutrients directly from the soil, garlic is one of the richest sources of vitamin C, and other minerals like B1 and b6.
The sulphur content in garlic also helps regulate blood pressure and keeps the cholesterol levels under check. Some researchers have also linked consuming garlic to good mental health and it is known to have a calming effect on the mind because of the presence of stress-relieving antioxidants. You can have garlic every day as part of a healthy diet. The best way to have it is using it in your veggies or soup.
While growing up, we all may have had milk at some point. Apart from being rich in calcium, milk also contains many other nutrients such as potassium, phosphorus, Vitamin B12, and proteins. If you are allergic to lactose, there are lactose-free variants available in the market.
Potatoes are a staple in many Indian cuisine, and they are used in many dishes. However, over the years, potatoes have become quite infamous because of their carbohydrates and sugar content. But, the truth is, potatoes also contain high amounts of other valuable nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin B and minerals, making them a healthy food.
The way potatoes are cooked has a significant effect on health benefits. Potato chips and French fries, which are made of fried potatoes, are some of the most popular snacks in the world. However, they are extremely unhealthy due to the high amount of salt and oil used in the preparation.
On the other hand, boiling or steaming potatoes is one of the healthy ways to cook them, and is good for health. Make sure to let the potatoes cool down completely before eating them as it makes them easy to digest and reduces their impact on blood sugar level.
When you talk about healthy eating, you may not probably think of having chocolates. Most sweet items tend to have an ill effect on the health, but dark chocolate is an exception. The cocoa content in dark chocolate offers many health benefits.
It has a high concentration of antioxidants, which helps regulate blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart diseases. Also, having a small bite of dark chocolate every day is known to improve immunity. Make sure that you have good quality dark chocolate that contains at least 70% cocoa solids.
Enjoy healthy meals at Club Mahindra resorts
While you are home, you may have healthy meals, can you eat healthy food when you travel? Well, if you are staying at resorts by Club Mahindra, you need not compromise on your diet. The staff at all Club Mahindra resorts ensure that you have the best dining experience. While they serve the most delectable food, if you follow a specific diet or are conscious about what you eat, you can ask the chef to make a special and healthy dish to suit your dietary preference. Thus, you never have to compromise on your health even while you are on a holiday.
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.