Exclusive: Soha Ali Khan Reveals Her Daily Diet, Skin Care Secrets, Favourite Snacks And More!
In an exclusive chat with NDTV Food, Soha Ali Khan spoke to us about her love for healthy snacking, eating clean, her morning rituals and desserts that rule little Inaaya’s heart.
You know her as a successful actress, an author, and now a doting mother to a three-year-old, actress Soha Ali Khan is a delight, both on and off-screen. The ‘Rang De Basanti’ actress is also a fitness icon for many, and the internet cannot wait for her to drop her skin-care routine. In an exclusive chat with NDTV Food, Soha Ali Khan spoke to us about her love for healthy snacking, eating clean, her morning rituals and desserts that rule little Inaaya’s heart. Steal some ideas, maybe?
1. One diet tip you received during the pregnancy that you would like to give other expecting mothers
Being pregnant surely brings many concerns along with healthy eating tips from your loved ones. Growing up, I looked up to my mother and tried to imbibe her healthy lifestyle choices into my own routine from an early age. Pregnancy requires a lot of energy along with staying active, which is why I made sure I practised Yoga and practised mindful snacking throughout. For expecting mothers – my advice is – be sure to include wholesome foods that are rich in nutrients such as fruits, dairy products, nuts like almonds, which provide energy and adds a host of nutrients like protein, iron, vitamin E, folate, zinc, copper etc. which will add to your overall health. And make sure to stay hydrated!
2. What do you think about ‘healthy snacking’? How often do you take a snack break in a day?
It’s all right to snack through the day, but as long as it’s on healthy and nutritious foods. Often, we overindulge in unwholesome snacks then worry about gaining weight, hence I prefer opting for wholesome snacks such as fruits or almonds are known to provide energy and have satiating properties that promote feelings of fullness, which further helps in keeping my hunger at bay. Besides that, almonds are easy to flavour and can be mixed with any Indian spices and can be consumed throughout the day which makes them a good choice for snacking without worrying about weight gain.
I snack twice a day which is during mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Mid mornings start with a handful of almonds and mid-afternoons are for a smoothie made with fruit jaggery powder and low-fat yogurt.