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Over the last year or so, we have spent most of our time indoors. It was a conscious decision to use the time well to focus on our health and fitness levels. Not only did time spent indoors help us come up with creative ways to keep moving and ensure we indulged in at least one form of exercise per day, but it also helped us bond together as a family, and of course, the rush of endorphins was something else!
My husband and sons took to strength training, and I re-ignited my interest in dance, which brought me great joy and happiness and an escape from the mundane.
The one thing that the elders in the family advised us to do was to focus on our overall digestive health, and that meant taking balanced meals with proper amounts of fibre as it could help us improve our metabolism and thus contribute to overall improved health. While we were doing our own research, we came across www.Happytummy.aashirvaad.com which gave us some insightful tips on how to increase the fibre content of our everyday meals in a fun, hassle-free, and convenient manner.
Fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes – I started including these in recipes wherever possible.
Family’s Dietary Fibre Intake
Simple changes that ensured my family’s daily fibre requirements were met:
- We consumed seasonal fruits to make smoothies for breakfast and evening snack times for my kids.
- We switched to Aashirvaad Atta with Multigrains for our daily atta requirements at home to make rotis, rolls and parathas. The goodness of 6 grains like wheat, maize, soya, chana, oats, psyllium husk makes this atta high in fibre, which aids digestion. It also comes with the additional nutritional benefits of iron and protein, and the rotis prepared from this atta tastes exactly the same as the other regular atta.
- We turned to baked potato wedges often as evening snacks for my kiddos. I use the potato with skin-to preserve the fibre.
- We replaced refined flour with Aashirvaad Atta with Multigrains for baking muffins and cakes and even pancakes. The kids aren’t able to tell the difference, honestly.
- For snacks between meals, we turned to fruits, easy to chew raw vegetables and popcorn.
- After having integrated these changes for a month now, I decided to quickly check my digestive health with the help of a super easy ‘Digestive quotient test’ on www.happytummy.aashirvaad.com. I was beaming with joy as I got a DQ score of 85! This definitely meant that we were on the right track.
If you also want to take that first step in improving your digestive health, I would urge you all to take some time out from your busy schedules and take the ‘Digestive Quotient Test’. Let me know what your DQ score was in the comments below.