Give up nicotine as this fatal habit usually perceived as the calming agent is actually a powerful stimulant leading to a higher level of anxiety.
Consume meals in small quantities with an increase in the frequency of consumption. For healthy snacking, take dry fruits such as roasted unsalted almonds, pistachios and cashew nuts. Lotus seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds also serve as healthy snack. Similarly, fruits like banana, pomegranate and apple combined with dry fruits are nutritious.
To improve immunity during the monsoon season, make good use of superfoods such as quinoa, asparagus and kale. Double-cooked chicken wraps with baby asparagus and quinoa, bitter gourd with parmesan shaves, kale salad or cauliflower & kale frittata are some options to explore.
Minimize consumption of sugar and refined carbs as comfort food like fries, pasta or pastries, lead to mood swings and exhaustion of energy, thus aggravating stress levels. Instead, try alternative food made of whole wheat, millets, jaggery, honey and brown sugar.
Cut down on the intake of food containing trans-fats and those consisting of a high level of chemical preservatives. Increase consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids with salmon, mackerel, seaweed, flaxseeds and walnuts, as this micronutrient is known for improving the mood.To counter this escalating issue, many corporate offices across India have introduced healthy eating options in their kitchens. These are not just healthy eating options, but also dietary menus tailored to a specific individual’s requirement such as diabetic diet, hypertension diet and low-calorie meals.
Several companies are considering ‘food at work’ as a value proposition, only to provide healthy food options that enhance productivity and provide a better lifestyle for employees. Eating right at the workplace is not just an option; it’s the answer.