In today’s fast-paced life where women don several hats – as a mother, a wife, a caregiver, a daughter/ daughter – in – law or a colleague or superior, there are some relevant challenges that women end up facing in enhancing the health of their family irrespective of all odds. Some changes can be anticipated in the lives of working women to ease their daily lifestyle and their family’s for a positive outcome. To ensure proper nutrition and care, a handful of almonds are essential to give the required energy to sustain through the day
Dr Madhu Chopra, Managing Director, Studio Aesthetic and Priyanka Chopra’s mother, said, “Working mothers these days shoulder a lot of responsibility. For most families across India, the mother is the primary caregiver who has to ensure the family’s overall health. To offer that care to the entire family constantly, while managing long days at work too, it becomes important for a working mother to spend enough time in taking care of her own health, sleep and diet. A great way to add a daily dose of health to any working mother’s life is by adding a handful of almonds to one’s daily diet. Make your family’s morning intake of almonds a daily habit.
Pilates Expert and Diet & Nutrition Consultant Madhuri Ruia said, “While taking care of your children, your husband and in-laws and balancing it with pressures at work, it’s easy to forget about oneself. If not checked in time, prolonged neglect can result in exhaustion, irritability and even larger medical issues in the long run. However, a well-balanced diet and regular exercise can go a long way in keeping young, working, urban mothers healthy. Almonds are a healthy source of energy to help keep you active and are a natural source of many essential nutrients like vitamin E, calcium, good fat, dietary fibres and plant protein which will help in maintaining good health.”
Nutritionist, Sheela Krishnaswamy said, “As more women join the workforce in India, I have come across a number of working mothers who feel like they aren’t doing enough to ensure their family’s health and well-being. A simple and yet important change that I always recommend to many working mothers is being more alert about the kind of snacks their family consumes. Opting for healthier snacks not only helps in keeping hunger at bay but also helps provide a more nutritious choice for your family’s overall health.”
For any working woman, finding the right balance between her work and the family’s well-being is of utmost importance, and by acknowledging and incorporating small changes like adding nutritious snacks like almonds to the family’s diet is a small way to leading a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle.
Inputs from the panel discussion held by the Almond Board of California
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