Balance your professional life and health with: Food
Most of us might not be aware that our body releases inflammatory cytokines when under work stress. These prompt the immune system to fight against stress through inflammation, as if it is an infection, which eventually leads to many lifestyle diseases.
Our gut keeps this inflammation under control if it receives the right kind of food!
Also, nutrients in the food consumed reaches the brain and influences its response. It is therefore necessary to eat right for specific problems, to enable the body to tackle a major disease right when it starts showing symptoms, and keep moving ahead in career.
Freshmen’s Valley, the best milk brand in Delhi, is bringing to you a series of articles that will help you lead a better professional life in the simplest way. In the second article, you will get to know what to eat, and for which symptom.
Problem area: memory loss; challenges in planning; misplacing or forgetting things; etc.
What it can be: an early start of brain degradation
Super food: beetroot; broccoli; tomatoes; egg yolk; turmeric (turmeric milk is a good option); avocado; nuts and seeds etc.
Problem area: muscle loss; loss of appetite; easy bruising; weakness; etc.
What it can be: liver/kidney disease
Super food: garlic; lemon; fresh cottage cheese; chickpeas; chicken; yogurt; lentils; etc.
Problem area: excessive thirst or hunger; wounds that won’t heal; sweating; rapid heartbeat; etc.
What it can be: diabetes
Super food: fish; beans; cauliflower; carrots; almonds; tomatoes; barley; whole grains like barley; quinoa; oats; green leafy vegetables; cinnamon; fenugreek etc.
Problem area: joint pain or stiffness; numbness; tingling sensation; dry or itchy eyes; etc.
What it can be: arthritis
Super food: walnuts; cabbage; Vitamin D (early morning sunlight is the best source); ginger; pineapple; bell peppers; citrus fruits; avocado; green leafy vegetables; carrots; onion and garlic; flax seeds and chia seeds etc.
Problem area: backache; gradual loss of height; stooped posture; frequent fractures; etc.
What it can be: osteoporosis
Super food: tuna; okra; spinach; sweet potatoes; raisins; bananas; strawberries; yogurt; etc.
Problem area: feeling of guilt/hopelessness/pessimism; insomnia; early-morning wakefulness; irritability; loss of interest in activities (including sex); anxiety; suicide thoughts/attempts; etc.
What it can be: depression
Super food: kiwi; potatoes; legumes; low-fat cheese; Vitamin D; fish; oatmeal; walnuts and flax seeds; oranges; green pepper; Vitamin E etc.
Kindly note that depression first attacks as stress, therefore you can add these in your diet without the symptoms.
Problem area: discomfort in chest; nausea; indigestion; pain that spreads to the arm;lightheaded; fatigue; snoring; sweating; swollen legs, feet, or ankles; irregular heart beat; etc.
What it can be: heart problems
Super food: cranberries; kidney beans; tofu; cantaloupes (muskmelon); chia seeds; coffee (not the sugary type you get out of a percolator, but a black coffee); yam; apple; salmon; tuna; walnuts; almonds etc.
Problem area: severe & sudden eye pain; hazy/blurred vision; seeing sudden bright floating spots; sensitivity to light/glare; swollen eyes; red eyes; itching/burning of eyes; heavy discharge in the eyes; etc.
What it can be: vision problems
Super food: eggs; pork; brown rice; lemon; pistachios; corn; black-eyed peas; dairy products, fish, leafy greens etc.
It is noteworthy that every change you make needs minimum 2-3 weeks to kick in. While it is good to make a positive change through diet, if your symptom is going out-of-control, taking proper medical consultation at the earliest is crucial.
Now that with you know how to move on to a healthier path through exercises and food, in the next article of the series we’ll talk about lifestyle changes that are easy to implement, to lead a professional life that is disease free and full of positivity.