Happy Women’s Day to all pretty women in this planet ….!!!
Today as I ponder about women — three people come so vivid in my memory including me. They are those with whom you are closely bonded for the rest of your life (vice versa applies too) – One is mother the other is daughter.
All daughters think alike – I wish I was like my mother or rather I wish I was as good as my mother is. Mothers form an integral part of your life right from the time you land on this planet…!!!! Today, we are daughters, tomorrow mothers and some day we need to age gracefully as grandmothers. And needless to say, today, every ageing parent does not fear death rather they fear longevity of life.
Keeping this in mind, today we are showcasing some health benefits for all three generations and could not think of a better day than “Women’s Day”.
Grandmothers need more care. With healthy food, they also need loads of love …
|Keeping your diet low on calories is the mantra for this age.
A 60-year-old woman should eat a diet that is low in calories, since body’s metabolism has decreased. Ageing causes a natural decline in appetite. It is healthiest to eat only when one is hungry, and to consume enough food to satisfy the hunger. It is better to eat multiple small meals throughout the day than to overeat during any one meal.
Food to have at the age of late 30′s
If you are a mother and you are in your late 30s and touching 40 .. this is what you need to do.
Almost every woman over 40 has weight problems. Your muscular mass decreases and fat increases because of hormonal changes. You should eat most of your food in the first half of the day and have very light and early dinners. You should get no more fat than 30% of your daily ration. Choose vegetable oils. Eat fish and sea food regularly.
In this age range your body starts retaining fluid. An ideal diet for you is a rice diet because it will help you to maintain a healthy fluid level in your body.
If you are a young daughter or a mother of a teen, ensure your daughter is fed to handle all the hardships of pregnancy, motherhood in a healthy way.
As a young teenage girl, she needs healthy food and lot of physical activity.
Your girl is her early teens, is still growing and needs her body needs the vitamins and nutrients that come from eating a well-balanced diet. Your teen should be eating from the grain, fruit, vegetable, protein, dairy and fat group each day. Your 15-year-old should consume anywhere from 1,800-2,400 calories per day.
An active child would require around 2400 calories and lesser active ones need 1,800 calories. As picky teens, they are bound to be fussy about food. Add variety in their food and give them lot of fruits and vegetables over junk food. Make sure your teen eats breakfast every morning. Try out different recipes like an egg sandwich on whole wheat or yogurt and fruit.
And I never said, you CANNOT eat junk food. Once in a while, ladies pamper yourself to all the junk food you LOVE! A happy life is a healthy life. Besides all the food “gyaan” above, REMAIN HAPPY …!!!!
Now it is your time to stay happy and choose who is Women of the year 2013 on this auspicious Women’s Day & share your beautiful message on the wall of Women’s Day.
Contributed by: Meena Sriram
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