Jiyo Natural- a health food company
Bommanahalli, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food”, says Paul Prudhomme, an American celebrity chef.
We, as a health food company, in the B2B space, can relate to this quote very well.
Jiyo Natural is a Bangalore based health food company partnering with companies to provide healthy, balanced breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner to companies. We solve all problems in companies related to food, and we are a one-stop-shop when it comes to food. We consult with companies and address the challenges faced to deliver healthy food to our people.
A healthy diet will not only make you look and feel better, but it will also arrest future health costs. That is why our main concern is a healthy lifestyle and balanced food that covers all the food groups like Proteins, Carbohydrates, Fibre, Vitamins etc.
The food that we cook and provide is homely-cooked. It is cooked in the right way, using the right ingredients, so that it allows for all the nutrition that you require. We also provide the food to you with the proper intake. It is essential to know when to eat; eating at the right time of the day is significant.
Why should you partner with Jiyo Natural for healthy food at your office?
Just as a car requires fuel to run efficiently, our body and mind also request good and healthy food to work well. Once you improve your diet, your focus increases, thus helping you to increase your productivity and doing well in your job.
Why is Jiyo Natural food considered healthy?
We source our raw materials in the right way – the vegetables are of the highest quality. There is also a proper way to store the materials, clean them and use them to prepare food healthily.
All these are reasons good enough to take ourselves seriously in the food industry space and to consider ourselves synonymous to healthy eating. We are also a complete ‘No-No’ on - use of chemicals such as soda, food colours, taste enhancers and preservatives. There is also an emphasis on food being cooked scientifically to avoid loss of nutrition.
Example- The chapatis that we prepare are multigrain. We use jaggery in our desserts as an incredible substitute for white sugar. The rice used is healthy brown rice.
The philosophy and thought behind Jiyo Natural
We have a great team working with us to provide excellent meals that are rightly balanced, nutritious and tasty. The team consists of Dr Sunandini Sharma, Co-Founder and Chief health officer, a naturopathy doctor; Mrs Rohini Prasad, an experienced nutritionist and Chef Abhishek Sahay who comes to us with an experience of having worked in star hotels. They supervise the food prepared, ensuring that it has the right nutrients, balance and taste.
We do not repeat our menus in a month. Our meal plans come with a whole lot of variety every day, making confident that a sense of boredom does not kick in. It is said that what you eat regulates your mood. Maintaining a regular and proper balance in your food will make you feel better and good about yourself.
At Jiyo Natural, we know the difference between healthy food and eating healthy.
Eating a healthy diet every day? What can you define as healthy?
For example, nuts or dry fruits are very good for your health and are considered healthy. But you cannot survive on them alone on a daily basis. There should be variety in healthy food, and it should give you the right balance and all the nutrients that you require.
Thin does not mean healthy, and not everybody who is overweight or obese is unhealthy. Eating right can improve the health of all kinds of people. If you deny your body any of the five groups of food, you are putting yourself at risk.
The British Medical Journal published an article in its 2014 issue which said that eating five servings of fruits and vegetables every day lowered the risk of dying of a health-related cause. On the other hand, eating only one kind of healthy food did not ensure good health.
What Jiyo Natural has to say about what to eat and what not?
Foods to take-
Fruits and Vegetables: These should play a significant role in most meals. They are low in calories though full of essential micronutrients, antioxidants and fibre that can help enhance health.
Eggs: Whole eggs are regarded as one of the healthiest foods on the planet, packed with proteins, beneficial fats and micronutrients.
Meat and fish: Fish and meats have been vital sources of protein throughout evolution. They are pivotal in the human diet, although vegan diets have become widespread as well.
Dairy: Dairy products such as milk and natural yoghurt are accessible, and are low-cost sources of calcium and protein.
Healthy starches: The “simple” or “complex” carbohydrates are the main types of carbohydrates, based on their constituents. Fruits and vegetables are the simple carbohydrates included in healthy dietary reference intake. But, for those who aren’t on a low-carb diet, complex carbs like potatoes, quinoa, corn, legumes, Ezekiel bread are healthy and nutritious.
Nuts and seeds: These are one of the best sources available that are rich in fat and micronutrients.
Beverages: Water intake should take up the majority of your fluid input, keeping coffee and tea in a limited amount.
Food to avoid-
Sugar-based products: High-added sugar in foods, mainly sugary drinks, are linked to obese and type 2 diabetes.
Trans fats: Trans fats are also termed as partially hydrogenated fats, that have been connected to severe heart diseases.
Refined carbs: Refined carbs rich foods, such as white bread, refined grains, are linked to obesity and metabolic syndrome.
Processed low-fat products: Often masked as healthy alternatives, low-fat products usually contain a lot of sugar to make them taste better. In fact, any type of marketed processed foods must be avoided as much as possible.
Jiyo Natural: Getting the basic funda, right!
Small changes bring about significant results. Eating healthy is not rocket science.
Start with one step at a time.
Drink lots of water. Drinking water in an ample amount will let you stay hydrated. This will help in reducing your cravings and a feeling of a full stomach.
Try to eat at the same time each day, if possible.
Be active. Increasing your activity just a little each day may help you to eat better.
Plan to tackle your cravings better. If you get a hunger-craving at 05.00 pm each day, be prepared with healthy alternatives.
Have a cheat day for each week where you can eat what you want to. This will help you to make peace with your cravings and help to tackle them better. If you continually deny your body, then there would come a time when you go berserk and cannot stop or control your cravings.
Don’t be hard on yourself if you slip up once in a way. Carrying on as if the slip-up did not happen would be the right way to go.
Make healthy choices and improve your life.
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