Health and nutrition have become a key focus area for most of us in the post-pandemic era. What we eat and the diet we follow is no longer a neglected part of our daily life, but rather the primary concern. We have learned that the food we consume can significantly impact our daily lives and our tolerance to diseases and overall health. The right kind of nutrition means getting all five essential nutrients - carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and fat in a balanced proportion. World Nutrition Day 2022 is meant to spread awareness and bring to the forefront this very aspect.
When Is World Nutrition Day Celebrated?
World Nutrition Day is being celebrated on 28th May 2022 across the world. It is a day that is marked every year by institutions such as the Spanish Federation of Societies of Nutrition, Food and Dietetics (FESNAD). They also refer to the occasion as 'Dia Nacional de la Nutricion' in Spanish.
Significance Of World Nutrition Day 2022
World Nutrition Day 2022 is meant to bring attention to the importance of good nutrition. The United Nations too has declared 2016-2025 as the Decade of Action on Nutrition. As per the UN, 3 billion people cannot afford a healthy diet and nearly 768 million people across the world are undernourished. Further, a healthy and nutritious diet can potentially reduce health costs by up to 97% by 2030.
5 Nutritious Indian Recipes To Celebrate World Nutrition Day
The Indian diet has plenty of healthy and nutritious recipes that we can incorporate into our busy schedules. Even the classic Indian thali has small portions of all components of a balanced diet - meat, veggies, lentils, whole grains and dairy. We have found some nutritious Indian recipes that you can make to celebrate World Nutrition Day. These are dishes you can whip up for a fulfilling lunch or even a light breakfast meal.
1. Ragi Khichdi
A one-pot delight, this yummy Khichdi is super nutritious thanks to the goodness of dal with Ragi or finger millet.
A high-protein steamed cake, make this Moong Dal Handvo for a savoury snack or a healthy breakfast meal.
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3. Soya Poha
Flaky and light Poha finds a place in practically every Indian household. With this recipe, you can make it even more nutritious with the addition of soya.
4. Atta Dosa
A light and crispy pancake, this tasty Dosa is not just tempting for the tastebuds but also loaded with good health.
5. Oats Uttapam
The humble South Indian breakfast food gets a makeover with the use of oats! Try this fantastic recipe for a wholesome meal.
Happy World Nutrition Day 2022!
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