World Health Organization (WHO) began observing the World Health Day on April 7 from the year 1950. In the year 1948, World Health Day was discussed in the First Health Assembly. The role of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals is acknowledged on this day.
Looking at the present scenario, when the Mother Earth is facing a health crisis as we fight the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare professionals are the ground zero soldiers in this war. Therefore, World Health Day 2020 carries more significance than ever. The theme of this World Health Day is ‘Support nurses and midwives’. To engender attention towards their contribution and efforts during the COVID-19 outbreak, World Health Day will “highlight the current status of nursing around the world”.
Health is of utmost importance and is extremely important in all walks of life. Two primary things: a balanced diet and regular physical exercise can help you stay healthier and fit and most importantly protect you from numerous diseases. Eating some healthy foods daily does not mean you have to go out of the box. Some easily available and inexpensive foods are also extremely nutritious and can do wonders for your health. Fresh and organic produce are packed with essential nutrients and should be on top of your grocery carts. In the similar way, physical exercise does not always mean hitting the gym and doing strenuous exercises. Simple exercises and playing games can also be beneficial for your healthy living.
Below is the list of nutritious foods for improved well-being:
An excellent source of soluble fiber, oatmeal can do wonders for your health if eaten for morning breakfast. The fiber nutrient helps in curbing hunger pangs and control blood sugar levels. Oatmeal can be paired with skimmed milk or yoghurt to make it even more nutritious and filling.
The most common, cheap, versatile, convenient and not to miss nutritious food is whole eggs. Eggs can easily be incorporated into a balanced diet. Protein-rich and loaded with other vitamins, like B-2, and B-12, are important for energy and red blood cells. Yolk of an egg also contains many healthy fats and cholesterol. Also, eggs are super convenient to be a part of your diet. They can be added to your pancakes, toasts, omelettes or even scrambled eggs.
We all have heard time and again the numerous health benefits of fresh fruits. Fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium and calories. Fruits do not contain cholesterol. They have vital nutrients such as potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and folate (folic acid). Rich in minerals and antioxidants fruits help you keep full for longer and aid in losing weight. Eating plenty of fruits everyday can reduce your risk of diseases and boost your immunity. Fruits are a perfect morning breakfast. You can consume them in the form juice or add it into your smoothies.
Nothing can beat the nutrient composition of vegetables. Vegetables are likely to have a reduced risk of chronic diseases. Full of vital nutrients, powerful antioxidants and fiber, vegetables should be included in your daily diet. Vegetables also contain essential vitamins including folate, vitamin A, K and vitamin B6, as well as carotenoids like beta-carotene. Vegetables contain essential nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body. Vegetables promote weight loss and is good for digestion as well.
Lentils are again inexpensive, versatile and protein-rich. Along with proteins they are also contain dietary fiber and folate. Beans, kidney beans and chickpeas can be a part of your balanced diet. Lentils along with rice make a wholesome meal packed with essential nutrients.