a habit of eating a handful of roasted (unsalted) peanuts daily

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I am a 45-year-old working woman and have formed a habit of eating a handful of roasted (unsalted) peanuts daily at 5 pm in office. Is it okay to consume peanuts daily? Also, please let me know whether consuming boiled corn (boiled at home) frequently safe for health.
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Moderation is the key. A handful of roasted unsalted peanuts as a filler at 5 pm is absolutely fine. Peanuts contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, fibre, antioxidants and vitamins. They contain mono-unsaturated fatty acids especially oleic acid which help lower bad cholesterol and improve good cholesterol. Barish and bhutta! Perfect monsoon snack I’d say. Boil it or roast it. Enjoy it as often as it lasts. Even the cup of corn available at most malls and theatres is a good snack option (without the lops of butter and cheese of course!).

 


I am 54 years old but my job demands late nights and I only reach home by 1 am, which wreaks havoc on my eating habits. I have dinner from out at about 10 to 10:30 pm, even though I do not like the idea of doing so. Sometimes I eat only after I’m home which is quite late. Due to my rigid exercise schedule so far, I haven’t had any complications. Outside food does not suit me always but I do not have any other option. What should I do?
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Long working hours and even longer distances between home and our places of work can commonly give rise to above stated problem for many of us. In an ideal scenario, carrying your dinner with you would be the best solution so you could eat on time and also avoid outside food daily. However, if this is impossible, I’d strongly suggest starting a tiffin service. There are plenty available in our city that will deliver hot, nutritious, customised meals at your doorstep (home or office). This will help you to eat your dinner early and then perhaps you have a small snack or filler once you get home. Finishing your meals earlier in the night aids its complete digestion and helps you sleep better. Another option could also be a shared meal with a colleague (who lives close by and has dinner delivered from home). I have several clients who share the same work place and thus also share their responsibilities for carrying meals for each other; for example one carries lunch for two and the other dinner for them both or they divide carrying meals on certain days of the week each. It’s just an initial organisation effort and then a happy healthy nourished lifestyle in place. Good luck.