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Hear From The Experts – How You Can Make Your Daily Food Healthy

By Staff

Life today has become very hectic and to stay on top of a lot of things, individuals have made prioritizing certain aspects over others a habit. Sadly, health and nutrition always take a backseat over work and professional commitments.

We thought many of our readers would have the same concerns and so we invited questions from them about health and daily nutrition. Our in-house nutritionist was then brought on-board and she answered these questions.

Q: I have a hectic job where I need to sit in front of the computer the whole day without much physical activity. What should I include in my diet to ensure I am getting the right nutrition to reduce the fatigue and dullness I am experiencing?

A: If you have been experiencing fatigue and dullness, this means that your body's metabolism has gone down and you are not getting the right nutrition. I suggest you reduce the consumption of oil and switch to healthier options like ghee or butter or olive oil. Also start consuming a lot of juices - they are a great source of iron and vitamins which will help your metabolism, reduce fatigue and weakness and make you feel energized. Take at least one glass every day. You can try the new Tropicana Essentials range which delivers the juice of 2 combined serves of fruits and vegetables. Ideally one should consume 5 servings of fruits and vegetables but only 3.5 servings get consumed on an average. Juices can help in bridging this gap.

Q: What are superfoods and how can they help in maintaining my level of nutrition?

A: Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods like spinach, sweet potatoes or salmon. They help in activating the metabolism in the body and have a lot of health benefits. Consuming superfoods will help in maintaining the nutrition level in your body. If you find you are not able to consume the right amount of nutrients in your daily diet, then you can consider adding juices which are a great source of energy and nutrition.

Q: I have been told that I have iron deficiency and I need to change my diet. What are the fastest and easiest sources of iron that I can start with?

A: One way to reduce deficiency of iron in your body is to eat a lot of dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, dried fruits, peas and red meat. You can also start off by adding vegetable juices to your daily diet. Juices will help you in supplementing Vitamin C in your diet as well, which is important along with iron. #EssentiallySpeaking you can find the perfect combination of iron and Vitamins in the new Tropicana Essentials Iron juice. It delivers 15% Iron from the recommended dietary allowance. This will make it very convenient for you to supplement your Iron needs.

Q: 'Eating healthy' has become a trend but I am not sure if I understand what a healthy diet means. Can you suggest what are the things I should be eating and what I should be avoiding?

A: A healthy diet basically means that you consume all the right nutrients that your body needs and can balance the calories consumed with the calories burned. The right diet for you will depend upon your work and exercise routine, how much you sleep, your food habits and other such factors. A healthy eating pattern reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis and cardiac problems among others. It is a good idea to include a lot of green, leafy vegetables and fruits in your diet to fulfill your nutritional requirements. If you feel you are not able to control your eating habits due to any reason, then you should add fruit and vegetable juices to your diet.

Fresh juices are packed with nutrients which help in avoiding a lot of deficiencies in the body. People usually do not think of adding juices because they feel it involves a lot of effort. However, with the new range of Tropicana Essentials juices, you can have your glass of healthy juices every day easily. The Tropicana Essentials juices come in two variants to address everyday low nutrition symptoms such as low moods and increased fatigue - Fruits & Vegetables and Iron.

The Fruits & Vegetables juices contain superior tasting fruit and vegetable blend that is fortified with Vitamins A and C. These are two of the most common vitamins that are deficient in the present generation because of irregular eating habits and lack of nutrition. It has been found that such deficiencies also lead to low mood and mood swings. Consuming F&V juices can help you bridge that gap in your daily diet.

Tropicana Essentials Iron rich juice is a first of its kind product that is fortified with iron. Lack of iron in your diet can lead to iron deficiency in your body, which is one of the main reasons that causes fatigue and increased tiredness. One helping of the juice provides 3.2 mg of iron, which is more than 100 g of spinach. It is also rich in vitamins, which help in boosting metabolism and absorbing iron.

Above all, these new variants of juices are low on added sugar, high on natural ingredients and taste good. So, start your healthy diet today by adding a glass of Tropicana Essentials.

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