Nutrition is important is a well-known fact, but it’s not just about a specific need, such as bodybuilding or during recovery from illnesses. It is important for your everyday life too. People who eat well are more productive and can reap the best from the opportunities they get. Tanisha Bawa, Certified Nutrition Coach and Founder, TAN | 365, explains how the right nutrition impacts your everyday life.
Impacts Energy Levels
Bawa says that be it office work, workouts, daily chores, or spending time with your family, a more nutrition-centric diet provides you with the right fuel to power you through your day. “Making sure you eat the right foods which are a perfect balance of macro and micronutrients can help you ace your day,” she added. She gave an example: “Consuming balanced meals, which include proteins, fats and carbohydrates keeps your blood sugar levels stable and gives you a consistent flow of energy throughout the day.”
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On nutrition and weight management, Bawa said that taking control of your weight is much easier than you think. By ensuring some basic thumb rules, weight management will never be an issue. For example, starting your day with good quality fats and protein, having a lunch rich in fibre and complex carbs, and choosing to have a balanced dinner featuring proteins will always keep you fit. The key is to ensure you are adding enough fats and protein to your meals, added Bawa.
The way you age is also determined by your nutritional intake. Bawa said you should focus on nutrients like omega-3, antioxidants, and polyphenols. Foods like fish, nuts, and seeds are rich in omega-3 and antioxidants. “These foods will ensure your systems work effectively while others like sugars and refined grains will cause issues like inflammation and poor immunity,” she added.
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Impacts Cognitive Function
Good fats such as those from nuts, seeds and avocados promote your cognitive functioning. Other foods like blueberries, pumpkin seeds and broccoli also enhance cognitive brain functions. “When you start adding these to your diet, you will notice an increased output capacity and productivity during your work days,” added Bawa.
Nutrients are a sure way to enhance your immunity. Your immune system requires vitamins and minerals which it obtains from your daily diet to function at its most optimum level. Examples of such nutrients are vitamins A, D, B and E and zinc.
Considering the importance of nutrition in your daily life, you should make sure to keep your nutrition levels in check. Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider before making any changes in your diet and check for any deficiencies.