Health matters for everyone and that is why taking care of health is very important. Unfortunately, entrepreneurs are always on the go, be it running between important meetings or working for long hours in the office. They are among the worst to take care of themselves. Eating healthy and nutritious food becomes a challenge for them. But taking some time away from the office work and focusing on health can do wonders. Here is the list of 5 healthy foods that every bootstrapped entrepreneur should eat:
There must be a reason behind potatoes surviving in our diets for hundreds of years now. Potatoes are available worldwide and are very rich in nutrients and vitamins. They play a significant role in our nervous system and mental capacity as they are a rich source of Vitamin B6. It is also believed that a baked potato on a winter’s day makes a warming, economical, and nutritious treat for the body. According to research studies, one large potato contains 57 mg of choline which helps in muscles movement, learning, and memory. Potatoes also maintain the structure of cellular membranes, transmit nerve impulses, and help in early brain development and the absorption of fat.
Entrepreneurs always run short on time and sometimes forget to eat food. This results in decreased productivity. Fortunately, we have black beans in the list. Black Beans are one of the best morning foods which not only eliminate hunger for a longer time but also provide energy for hours. Black Beans are low in sodium and contain potassium, magnesium, and calcium. All these traits help in decreasing blood pressure. Eating black beans also helps to prevent constipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive system. Add black beans to your diet right away.
Another nutritious and hyped-up food for entrepreneurs can be quinoa. Quinoa contains all the necessary nutrients to keep the body healthy. It contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. It also helps in reducing blood pressure and diabetes. It also contains all the nine essential amino acids and is thus considered a protein-rich food. Quinoa is rich in magnesium which helps in body temperature regulation, the transmission of nerve impulses, energy production, detoxification, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.
Loaded with lots of nutrients, this superfood comes with 77 calories, 6 grams of protein, and 5 grams of healthy fats. Eggs contain 13 essential vitamins and minerals and 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. If you eat 2 eggs, that would mean fulfilling: 82% of daily vitamin D requirements, 25% of daily riboflavin (Vitamin B2) requirements, 40% of daily selenium requirements, and 50% of daily folate requirements. Most importantly, eggs keep energy levels higher, boost metabolic activity, and increase levels of a hormone that helps you feel satisfied after you finish eating.
According to a research by American Heart Association, increased fiber intake can reduce levels of cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein. Luckily, lentils are a plentiful source of fiber. Lentils come in red, green, brown, and black color and are a highly nutritious food. Taking 100 grams of cooked lentils would mean giving 116 calories (kcal), 0.38 g of fat, 9.02 g of protein, and 20.13 g of carbohydrates, including 7.9 g of fiber and 1.8 g of sugar to the body.
Thomas Carlyle has rightly said, “He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” A healthy mind can only live in a healthy body. So, without any delay, start taking these 5 food products in your diet to live a healthy and nutritious life.