“Healthy Eating for College Students” (Part 3 of 4)

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Top 5 Healthy Habits for College Students

A Healthy college life is not a myth but a Reality. Today as we continue on with the series – and now that we have tackled the WHY’s – it’s time to get the HOW’s shorted out.

Sharing with you some of the BEST practices for a Healthier college life – As your children make their way to college, share with them these five modest yet significant habits that will help them stay healthy on the campus.

1) Keep yourself hydrated at all times:

Keeping oneself hydrated is a big challenge among college children. So the best way to overcome this challenge is to start your day with a glass or two of water and make sure to drink water every hour to keep yourself hydrated at all times.

2) Gift yourself a Healthy start each morning:

Before you head out for your lectures, make a conscious effort to eat a nutritious Breakfast- high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables and lean protein. This will not only enhance your mental abilities but also deliver a constant supply of energy to your brain by balancing the sugar levels in your body.

3) Stay energized at all times:

Yet another important aspect of healthy diets is to make sure to eat proteins (milk and milk products, eggs, nuts and meats, chicken and fish, beans) in all your meals because proteins digest slowly thereby stabilizing blood sugar levels. This helps you to stay energized and prevents mood swings.

4) Healthy snacking is in your hands:

In between snacks is a challenge for many children during their study times. Often children are found eating foods like chips and cookies. Make healthy choices when it comes to snacking is what needs to be done. Dried fruits (unsalted) over chips, carrot and cucumber sticks over French fries, fresh fruits over fried snacks are some of the choices you need to consider.

5) Boost up your immune system:

There is yet another challenge faced by our children during their college days. However hard they try, they always fail to keep their immune system strong. – This is because of their inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Fruits and vegetables are nutrient dense and rich in fiber and low on calories. They provide a rich supply of vitamins and minerals. Incorporating them in our daily diet is the easiest way to boost up our immune system.

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Here is the THIRD Connect – Bite into ENERGY-  While you make the new connect – here’s your TAKE AWAY MESSAGE

Stay fit on your hostel campus with the these small yet significant snippets of health. By doing so, you’ll feel strong not only physically and mentally but emotionally too. This in turn will help you to navigate the stressful college experience with ease.

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