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Dr. A.A Khan is a General Physician with an experience of 16 years. He completed his M.B.B.S, C.C.A, D.C.A, AASECT, FPA, AAD, M.I.M.S. from M.R. Medical college Bangalore in 2000. Dr. A.A Khan has previously worked General Physician at Janab Abdul Aziz Khan Memorial, Ashraf Medical Care Centre, in Zafar Shah Colony Gorakhpur. He is a professional member of many well known institutions which include the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), the Family Physicians Association Bangalore (FPA), the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the Council of Sex Education & Parenthood International (CSEPI), the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Fellow of the Royal Society of Health (FRSH). The treatment services provided by Dr. A.A Khan include Oxygen Therapy, HIV Prophylaxis Post Exposure Treatment, Restylane Vital Treatment, Shin Splits Treatment, Smoking Cessation Treatment, Tetracycline staining treatment, Weight Management Treatment, Surrogacy Treatment, Allergy Treatment, Asthma Management Program, Dengue Treatment, Skin Detoxification Treatment, Gastrointestinal Disorder Treatment, Head and Neck pain Treatment, Health Screening for both men and women, hyperthyroid treatment, hypothyroid treatment, insulin treatment, migraine treatment, Vaccinations, Viral fever treatment, measles treatment, chicken pox treatment, Diabetes management, nasal and sinus allergy treatment and food plan preparation. You can book an online appointment with Dr. A.A Khan.


MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S - M.R.Medical College Bangalore - 2000
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General Physician at Janab Abdul Aziz Khan Memorial, Ashraf Medical Care Centre Zafar Shah Colony Gorakhpur
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American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
(FPA) Family Physicians Association Bangalore
American College of Chest Physicians
American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
Council of Sex Education & Parenthood International (CSEPI)
Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
Fellow of the Royal Society of Health (FRSH)


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Swollen Feet During Pregnancy

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Swollen Feet During Pregnancy

There are many physical symptoms of pregnancy and having swollen feet during pregnancy can be worrying for some women. If you notice this symptom during pregnancy, it is critical to understand why it happens, and how to treat it.

Swollen feet during pregnancy

Swollen feet during pregnancy, caused by increased fluid levels in the body, is natural and common, particularly later in your term and during the third trimester. Swelling in different parts of the body is generally referred to as edema, and edema in the feet, while you are carrying a child, is completely natural. There are different reasons for this, but primarily swelling occurs because your body retains more water during pregnancy. Furthermore, the increased pressure in your pelvic region due to the presence of the baby can make the return of blood from your legs slower. This will result in an accumulation of blood in your feet and ankles, which will be countered with increased fluid levels, leading to swelling.

That being said, other factors can also increase your risk of having swollen feet during pregnancy, such as preeclampsia. Although swelling can occur at any time during pregnancy, you are far more likely to experience this type of swelling in the third trimester, as the baby has grown by this time. In terms of extra weight being carried around and the pressure on the pelvic region, the swelling will likely be more in the later stages of pregnancy.

Treatments for swollen feet during pregnancy

There are quite a few effective treatments for this type of edema, including stretching, wearing proper shoes, putting your feet up more, and performing foot exercises, among others.

1. Stretching

If you make stretching a part of your daily routine, you will be able to increase circulation to the extremities and prevent your ankles, heels, and calves from becoming stiff. This can greatly reduce the pain and discomfort, and drive better circulation, which will reduce swelling in the feet.

2. Shoe choice

Many people wear incorrect shoes, which can cause additional edema in the feet, as well as inflammation in the joints. It can even alter the way you walk, which can further cause discomfort or pain in the hips and knees. Comfortable shoes are a must during pregnancy, including the use of insoles, which can reduce inflammation that will make the swelling worse.

3. Elevation

If you regularly put your feet up, it will help to reduce the swelling, accumulation of blood, and fluid build-up in your feet.

4. Stay hydrated

Word of caution:One of the biggest reasons for edema and swelling in the feet is lack of water in the body. Dehydration will cause your blood vessels to narrow, which will make swelling even worse in the extremities. On the other hand, cut down on your salt intake to reduce water retention, as a lot of water can also cause swelling.

5. Foot exercises

To reduce cramping and stimulate better circulation, there are some great exercises for pregnant women suffering from swollen feet. Begin by flexing the foot up and down 20 times, followed by rotating the foot in a circle 8-10 times, then do the same thing in reverse. Repeat this with both feet in the morning and evening for best results.

Word of caution: while swelling is normal, if it becomes extreme or is accompanied by lightheadedness, blurred vision, headache or vomiting, you may be suffering from preeclampsia. This can be a serious condition and should be discussed with your doctor as soon as possible. Preeclampsia may require you to induce pre-term labor to ensure your and baby’s safety. Swelling in the ankles and feet is normal, but if the swelling appears in your hands or face, see a doctor immediately.


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Drinking ayurvedic tea has been in practice for thousands of years, and can provide a wide range of benefits to those who regularly consume it.

What is ayurvedic tea?

Ayurvedic teas are traditional herbal teas prepared in ayurvedic medicine, the traditional indian approach to health and wellness. Ayurvedic teas come in three main types, vata tea, pitta tea, and kapha tea. These three teas consist of different herbal elements and they are believed to detoxify and cleanse the body in very specific ways. These ayurvedic teas are famed for being able to increase health and longevity, along with a number of otherhealth benefits. Provided you aren’t specifically allergic to any ingredients and have spoken to your doctor about any dangers of taking these herbal tonics, these teas should be completely safe to consume.

Ayurvedic tea benefits

The most impressive health benefits of ayurvedic tea include its effects on memory, digestion, and weight loss, among many others. Despite being a caffeine-free beverage, it can still help to improve the metabolism and optimize fat-burning by the body, and can also improve digestive efficiency, preventing the build-up of toxins in our gastrointestinal system. The anti-inflammatory nature of these types of tea is also excellent for chronic conditions, as well as preventing chronic inflammation, which can lead to oxidative stress and damage from free radicals.

Various studies on these teas also show that they can have effects on cognitive health and lower your risks of neurodegenerative diseases, such as alzheimer’s disease and parkinson’s.

How to make ayurvedic tea?

As mentioned, the three main types of ayurvedic tea are vata tea, pitta tea, and kapha tea. Depending on who is preparing these blends, the amounts of these herbal ingredients may vary, but the basic recipes rarely do. As with any other herbal tea, these herbs are allowed to steep in water for varying amounts of time before being served.

  • Vata tea ingredients
  • Fennel
  • Cloves
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Licorice
  • Stevia
  • Pitta tea ingredients
  • Ginger
  • Cardamom
  • Fennel
  • Roses
  • Licorice
  • Stevia
  • Kapha tea ingredients
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Licorice
  • Ginger
  • Cardamom
  • Black pepper.
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Benefits Of Garlic Tea

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You likely know the benefits of garlic in your diet, but garlic tea is another important natural remedy that can provide a number of health benefits. However, before adding any powerful herbal tea to your health regimen, it is important to understand how to properly prepare it, as well as what potential benefits it holds.

What is garlic tea?

Garlic tea is a warm brew made with garlic cloves, and while that may not sound like the most palatable beverage, it can be very beneficial to your health. Garlic is scientifically known as allium sativum and contains high levels of vitamins a, b and c, as well as sulfuric compounds, allicin, variousantioxidants and other active ingredients. When you eat garlic cloves or include them in your diet, you benefit from these components, but the concentration is often quite low.

For thousands of years, garlic tea has been a trusted natural remedy, dating all the way back to the ancient greeks. If you can get over the initially unpleasant flavor, you will be surprised by the additional energy and overall wellness that a daily cup of garlic tea can give.

There are some potential side effects that should be considered, such as heartburn, nausea, vomiting, general gastric distress, and a higher risk for bleeding disorders. These side effects are typically only experienced if you consume a large amount of garlic tea, or due to allergies. You should be able to avoid side effects if you practice moderation when drinking this specialty tea.

Garlic tea benefits

There are a number of notable benefits of garlic tea, such as aiding weight loss efforts, boosting immunity, soothing the respiratory system, lowering blood pressure, and increasing energy, among others.

1. Boosts immunity

Packed with antibacterial and antifungal compounds, such as allicin, garlic tea can give your immune system a major boost by protecting against a wide range of infectious pathogens, particularly those that are ingested along with your food.

2. Regulates blood pressure

Studies have linked garlic’s active ingredients with lower blood pressure, and garlic extract has also been shown to lower serum cholesterol levels. This can reduce your risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke, as well as coronary heart diseases.

3. Improves respiratory system

If you are suffering from a cough, cold, sore throat or sinus congestion, a single cup of this tea can help clear out congestion and reduce inflammation in your respiratory tracts. It also helps in speeding up healing and eliminating the underlying infection.

4. Weight loss

Garlic tea is able to stimulate the metabolism, which can increase passive fat burning and aid in weight loss efforts, while also partially suppressing the appetite!

5. Provides energy boost

Drinking a cup of garlic tea every morningmay not pack a caffeine boost, but it can increase overall energy levels at the start of the day.

How to make garlic tea?

Making your own garlic tea at home is quite simple, and is much easier than finding a coffee shop that offers it on the menu! follow the simple recipe below and you’ll be sipping on this beneficial beverage before you know it!


4 garlic cloves3 cups of water1/2 cup of lemon juice2 tablespoons of honey

Step 1 – peel the cloves and remove any papery layers.

Step 2 – add the cloves and water into a saucepan or pot.

Step 3 – bring the water to boil, then turn off the heat.

Step 4 – add honey and lemon to the tea and stir it well.

Step 5 – strain the tea into a cup and enjoy 1-2 times per day.

Step 6 – store extra garlic juice in the refrigerator and reheat for use within 2 days.

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Sore Throat and Strep Throat - Are They Same?

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Sore Throat and Strep Throat - Are They Same?

Throat pain mainly occurs due to two conditions-'sore throat' or 'strep throat'. Often the terms 'sore throat' and 'strep throat' are used interchangeably, but they don't indicate the same thing. While a sore throat is a condition mostly followed by common cold, runny nose or congestion; strep throat is a bacteria-induced infection. The bacterium called Streptococcus is responsible for strep throat.

The most common reason behind a sore throat is a viral infection like flu or cold. So, if you've a sore throat that is caused by virus, there is no reason to worry as it can be treated easily. But if you are suffering from strep throat or streptococcal infection, then antibiotic drugs for additional treatment will be required to avoid complications.

Signs and symptoms of a strep throat (which indicates that your throat pain is serious and needs attention) include:

  • Pain while swallowing food
  • Sore throat which usually persists for more than 48 hours
  • Small red spots at the roof top of your mouth
  • Swollen and red tonsils at times with streaks of pus or white patches
  • Fever
  • Swollen, benign lymph nodes in your neck
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Body aches
  • Vomiting or feeling of nausea, especially amongst younger children

When these signs and symptoms become noticeable, you need to promptly visit your doctor for test and treatment. And, if the reports indicate strep throat, then your doctor will prescribe you some oral antibiotics to reduce the complications and severity of symptoms so that it doesn't spread to others. You are advised to follow your prescription properly and stay indoors for at least a day after starting your medication.

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Know More About Nutmeg

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Know More About Nutmeg

Replacing nutmeg in a recipe is easier than you think, as there are many different nutmeg substitutes out there in the culinary world. Nutmeg is a warm and earthen spice that is popular in a huge variety of global cuisines and dishes. However, despite being rather distinct, the effect that it has on food can be replicated by any number of other herbs and spices. Whether you have run out of nutmeg before making brownies or you’re entertaining someone with a nutmeg allergy, seeking out nutmeg substitutes is a simple solution, provided you understand their potential flavor profiles and potencies.

Nutmeg substitutes

The best substitutes for nutmeg include aniseed, cardamom, chili powder, mace, saffron, and turmeric, among others.


This is actually a blend of three spices – cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg – and is a popular mixture for a variety of sweet and savory foods. Allspice not only includes a portion of nutmeg but also two othercomplementary spices, making it one of the best nutmeg substitutes available.


The licorice-like flavor of aniseed is a good replacement for the musky sweetness of nutmeg. In desserts and sweeter dishes, you can use aniseed as a slightly different, but equally delicious, ingredient.

Pumpkin pie spice

Ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon make up this relatively modern spice blend. Able to be included in many autumnal foods – both sweet and savory – it is most famous for its connection with pumpkin pie. However, using a pinch of this will add small amounts of nutmeg, along with other complementary spices.

Cajun spice

Similar to cumin in its replacement powers, a small punch of cajun spice can give your dish a similar kick as nutmeg, but is not recommended for sweet recipes.


This sweet and spicy option as a nutmeg substitute is ideal for baking. Cinnamon possesses a warm and recognizable flavor, but when used in smaller concentrations, it can mimic the taste and effect of nutmeg in sweet dishes. Only use half as much cinnamon as you would nutmeg, due to cinnamon’s significantly more potent flavor.


Although nutmeg is usually considered sweeter than cloves, they both have a similar earthy, peppery bite to them. While using cloves can change the flavor profile of your dish slightly, the overall effect won’t be unpleasant, and even a perceptive palate won’t notice the difference.


Cumin may be commonly associated with indian or mexican food, but its unique flavor makes it a viable nutmeg substitute as well. The end result may be a bit spicier, and less sweet, the two spices share enough similarities for the switch to work.


If you are really in a bind, you can use dried ginger in place of nutmeg. While the former has a distinctly more powerful bite than nutmeg, it can help to season certain savory dishes. Use 1/2 teaspoon of dried ginger for every teaspoon of nutmeg called for in the recipe.


This is a different spice from nutmeg, but it is made from the same tree, which gives it a surprisingly similar characteristic in many different meals. If you are looking for a good replacement for nutmeg, this may actually be your best bet, as it is the closest option to the real thing!


This replacement will be a much more potent flavor, leaning towards the savory and astringent side. However, in non-dessert meals, mustard can provide the refreshing bite of nutmeg.


Use a very small amount of saffron to replace nutmeg, as it is significantly spicier. Fortunately, when using this in either sweet or savory recipe, it is difficult to tell the difference.


Bearing some of the same active ingredients and capable of providing the same health benefits, turmeric may leave your food a slightly different color, but the flavor profile won’t be too different, as they both share an earthy, woodsy taste.

5 Keys To Healthy Diet

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Everyone knows that it is important to eat a healthy diet, but actually achieving that goal can be more difficult. There are endless fad diets and new “superfoods”, as well as weekly changes to the list of which foods might get you sick. Maintaining a consistently healthy diet can be daunting, but if you understand the framework of a good dietary regimen, it is easier to stick with your goals and improve your overall wellness.

What is a healthy diet?

A healthy diet can be defined in many ways, but the general understanding is that a healthy diet is a balanced diet. The percentages may be different, but the three main categories of food are protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Generally, 20-35% of your daily calories should come from protein, 20-35% should come from fat, and 45-65% should come from carbohydrates. Those categories determine where the majority of your energy comes from, in the form of calories, but there are further divisions within those calorie areas.

You also need to consider what other nutrients come along with those calories, as well as potentially unhealthy substances that you should limit or completely eliminate from your diet. That is where the harvard food pyramid comes into play.

Healthy diet food pyramid

  • The harvard healthy eating pyramid is a helpful tool to visualize what constitutes a healthy diet and the types of food that you consume each day. It also helps in knowing the general concentrations and relative importance of different food varieties. There are six layers to this pyramid, as follows.
  • At the bottom of the pyramid, forming the foundation of the pyramid is whole-grain foods and vegetable oils. Generally speaking, you should have these foods at every meal, as they provide a significant amount of carbohydrates in the form of fiber and complex sugars, in addition to healthy fats in the oils. The next layer is fruits and vegetables. 2-3 servings of fruits are recommended each day, along with a similar amount of vegetables, if not more. This is another area for carbohydrate consumption, which generates most of our energy on a daily basis. Above fruits and vegetables are nuts, seed, and legumes, of which you should have 1-3 servings per day. These sources of calories are in the form of fats, protein, and carbohydrates, which have a number of other health benefits. This layer includes fish, poultry, and eggs, which you can have 0-2 servings of each day, representing a sizable amount of protein in the diet. Dairy products are the second to last layer of the pyramid, meaning that only a small amount of these should be consumed each day. These high-fat and high-protein foods also provide quite a few minerals and other essential nutrients, but should still be consumed in moderation, due to the variety of fats they contain. The very peak of the pyramid is divided into red meat, as well as white bread, white pasta, potatoes, sugars, sweets, soda, junk food and other low-quality carbohydrates. Red meat should be consumed only a few times per week, and the same is true for sweets andsimple sugar carbohydrates.
  • If you maintain a balanced, healthy diet based on the healthy eating pyramid, you will definitely be able to see and feel the results.

Keys to a healthy diet

Some of the most important aspects of a healthy diet include eating smaller meals more often, avoiding fast food, not skipping meals and drinking more water.

Avoid fast food

Cutting out fast food is an excellent way to maintain a healthy diet, as even a single fast-food burger can have upwards of 600 calories in it, as well as a significant amount of sodium and trans fats. This can throw your calorie intake off for the day, increase your “bad” cholesterol levels and elevate your blood pressure.

Eat smaller meals more often

If you eat 5-6 meals per day, rather than 3 large meals, you can have more diversity in your diet. This will allow you to get all of your necessary servings of nutrients, while also decreasing your desire to snack between meals or overeat once you finally reach dinner. This gives you more control over what you eat every single day.

Snack smarter

If you know you like to snack, it’s better to carry healthy snacks when you are at work or out for the day, rather than popping into corner stores for potato chips, fast food, or sugary treats. Bring a bag of nuts, or some sliced celery sticks and carrots, so you can sate your hunger, while also taking care of key nutrients of your daily intake.

Drink water

Everyone can afford to drink a bit more water, as it helps to keep the body feeling full, which lowers the chances of mindless snacking. Water also helps to flush out the body and detoxify it, due to the increased urination, which can improve digestive efficiency and nutrient uptake.

Do not skip meals

When you skip meals, it may feel like you have a calorie deficit in your favor, but being excessively hungry can lead to poor dietary choices, as well as overeating. You want consistent intake of nutrients throughout the day so your metabolism remains constantly active.

Eating a balanced diet

Many people around the world fail to eat a balanced diet every day, and you may be one of them. The best ways to improve your dietary habits is to ensure healthy eating by eating more lean protein, adding salads to your day, increasing fiber and switching to whole wheat, among others.

Fiber intake

Most people fail to take in enough fiber every day, which can lead to gastrointestinal distress, constipation and bloating. It can also negatively impact the body’s ability to intake nutrients, so you won’t be getting the most out of your meals, even if you are eating from the other essential food categories.

Lean protein

Grabbing a burger or cooking a steak may seem appealing, but the high-fat content of these foods should be replaced with more lean forms of protein. Poultry and fish are good options for other types of animal products, but you can also get more protein from beans, legumes, seeds, tofu, avocado, or many other low-fat options.


You can eat as many vegetables as you want throughout the day, as the rich vitamin and mineral content, and generally, low-calorie count, makes these ideal side dishes. Adding 1 salad to your meals for the day is an excellent way to increase energy, boost the metabolism, improve digestion and avoid simple sugars.

Whole wheat

White bread and pasta may be inexpensive, but there is very little nutritional value aside from pure calories. These simple carbohydrates break down quickly and the energy is rapidly used up, causing a “sugar” crash. Whole grain options are more flavorful and much better for keeping the foundation of your food pyramid strong.


Instead of drinking coffee, have a cup of green tea at the end of your meals, or on your way to work in the morning. In addition to a lower amount of caffeine, green tea is packed withantioxidants that can regulate your metabolic pathways and support immune health.

Simple ways to plan enjoy a healthy diet

There are many great ways to maintain a healthy diet, such as planning your meals ahead of time, allowing yourself cheat days, using portion control, staying away from the scale and exercising regularly.

Avoid the scale

Looking at the scale and not seeing immediate results can be very frustrating, and may cause you to slip up on your diet. Pay attention to consistently following a healthy diet, and the results will follow. However, healthy weight loss and weight management take time and patience, so stop holding yourself accountable to unrealistic (or unhealthy) fitness goals.

Plan your meals

Going grocery shopping at the beginning of the week based on a plan for your meals ahead is a great way to ensure that you maintain your food pyramid balance, save money on food, and have a plan in place when your week inevitably gets hectic.

Portion control

Rather than eliminating entire chunks of your diet that may be less than healthy, simply exercise portion control and limit the amount of those foods. A diet shouldn’t feel like a punishment, just an adjustment of your dietary norms.

Cheat days

In a similar vein, it is important to give yourself a break from time to time and congratulate yourself on remaining steady with your diet. This is when you can eat the top portions of the food pyramid, such as going out for ice cream or cooking yourself a porterhouse steak. These motivating “cheat days” will help you dive back into your diet the next day.


Changing your diet alone simply isn’t enough; you also need to incorporate regular activity and exercise into your regimen. Following a healthy diet will also be easier once you experience the difference in energy and endurance that you have when you’re giving your body the nutrients it truly needs.

7 Best Parslay Substitute

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7 Best Parslay Substitute

There are times in cooking when you will need to use a parsley substitute, probably because of its unavailability. Parsley is a flavorful herb and if you fall short of it, dried forms of it can also be used. It is an extremely popular herb around the world, both in fresh and dried forms, but if you’re halfway through a recipe and realize you’re missing such a flavorful ingredient, don’t worry. In most cases, fresh forms of herbs are replaced with dried forms of the same herb, just in smaller amounts, but there are also other plants and herbs that can mimic the flavor and effect of parsley and are great parsley substitutes.

In some cases, you may be preparing a meal for someone with a known allergy to parsley, but you still want to achieve the same effect in the taste of your recipe. Regardless of the reason you need a parsley substitute, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Parsley substitutes

Best parsley substitutes are basil, chervil, cilantro, rosemary, and mint, among others.

1. Basil

Many people naturally turn to basil as a replacement for parsley due to the similarity of their appearance, but the flavors are notably different. Basil cuts through more blatantly in a dish, so if you are making a dish with a subtle spice balance, basil may throw off the end result. However, if you are preparing highly flavorful foods, such as italian cuisine, the inclusion of basil may not be noticeable in exchange for parsley.

2. Chervil

One of the most popular parsley substitutes is chervil, as it also boasts a rather mild taste, similar to parsley. However, the sweetness of chervil is often compared to aniseed, a licorice flavor that can often blend in nicely with parsley. Chervil also belongs to the same family as parsley, and in europe, is one of the most common substitutes for this in-demand herb.

3. Cilantro

Although cilantro or coriander isn’t quite as bitter as parsley, this flavorful leafy herb is a popular parsley substitute. Cilantro is particularly good if you are trying to replaceparsley as a garnish since its appearance is strikingly similar. For people who are adventurous in their herbal replacements, cilantro can be an interesting choice for a dish, but if you are worried about your food being overpowered, cilantro may not be the best choice.

4. Dried parsley

When you are replacing any fresh herb, the first thing you should try to find is a dry variety. In the case of parsley, most culinary experts say that the potency multiplies 3 times in the dried form, so if your recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley, use 1 teaspoon of dried parsley instead. The flavor match will be almost identical, although some slight changes occur when the herb dries.

5. Oregano

Oregano shares the same earthy flavor as parsley but is slightly warmer than parsley in terms of taste. It is also stronger as a spice, but can easily replace parsley in stews, soups, and curries.

6. Rosemary

Known as one of the most aromatic herbs, with a pungent and unmistakable flavor, rosemary should only be used to replace parsley if you want a stronger bite in your dish, and are going to be cooking the spices, not just using them as a seasoning. As a whole, the flavors of rosemary and parsley are complementary, despite being quite different.

7. Mint

Mint has a recognizably sweet taste and is slightly more pungent than parsley, so it could give savory dishes more of a sweet bite than you want. However, it has a number of similar health effects and works equally well as a garnish. In middle eastern and asian cuisine, given the other spices being used, the replacement of parsley with mint won’t be as noticeable.

Garlic Powder Benefits And Nutrition Fact

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Garlic Powder Benefits And Nutrition Fact

Garlic powder is an excellent spice that should be kept on any spice rack. This can be an excellent replacement for fresh garlic. If you have ever cooked with garlic, then you know it is one of the most pungent and powerful flavors you can add to a dish, and garlic powder is much the same. It delivers a number of important nutrients, which provide various health benefits.

What is garlic powder?

Garlic powder is the ground form of dehydrated garlic, and it has a number of benefits over fresh garlic. When you dehydrate garlic, you extend its shelf life exponentially, so it can be stored for months or even years without losing its potency.

Furthermore, garlic powder can be a more subtle way of imbuing an entire dish with the flavor of garlic, rather than simply adding individually chopped or minced cloves. This powder is quite easy to make, and you will find it on many different meals, from pizza and ranch dressing to avocados and as an ingredient in barbecue sauce. The versatility and delicious flavor of garlic powder make it a favorite spice around the world.

What’s more? garlic powder also delivers many of the best parts of garlic, in terms of health. Using this spice regularly can give your cooking and your overall wellness a boost.

Garlic powder nutrition facts

Garlic powder has a wide range of nutrients, including vitamin c, iron, calcium, protein, dietary fiber, and a small amount of sodium and sugar. While the concentration of these nutrients is significantly less than fresh garlic cloves, particularly in vitamin c content, there are still a number of antioxidants and organic compounds like allicin that can boost your health.

garlic powder health benefits

The most important health benefits of garlic powder include its ability to lower overall cholesterol levels, improve the immune system, prevent certain cancers, and aid digestion, among others.

Balances cholesterol levels

Although garlic lacks allicin, it is the active ingredient in crushed garlic and has a positive effect on your cholesterol levels and reduces plaque buildup in the arteries and blood vessels. It can also help to lower blood pressure!

Prevents cancer

There are a number of antioxidants in garlic powder that can help to reduce oxidative stress throughout the body, relieve inflammation, and prevent cellular mutation, which can lead to cancer.

Boosts immune system

Although the vitamin c level is significantly depleted when garlic is dehydrated, there are still immune-boosting properties of this spice, coming partially from other minerals and antioxidants present in it.

Aids in digestion

If your stomach is upset or if you have indigestion, some of the organic compoundsfound in garlic powder, as well as the iron and dietary fiber, can help move your bowels smoothly and relieve constipation.

How to make garlic powder?

If you want to make garlic powder at home, it is surprisingly easy to do, provided you have raw garlic, a bit of time and patience. Follow the simple steps below and you’ll have your homemade garlic powder before you know it! the only component in garlic powder is garlic itself, although many people add salt to the mixture, which is then called garlic salt.

Step 1 – peel as many garlic cloves as you want to use (3-4 bulbs is good for a seasonal supply).

Step 2 – slice them thinly and then place them on a plate.

Step 3 – turn the oven to 175 degrees and heat the garlic cloves until they are completely dry.

Step 4 – once they are completely dehydrated, grind them in a blender or with a mortar and pestle.

Step 5 – strain the mixture so only the powder remains.

Step 6 – store in an airtight spice jar between uses.

Side effects of garlic powder

There are some dangers of consuming too much of this powder, as well as potential risks for people with certain medical conditions. The most common problems include gastrointestinal distress, problems with bleeding disorders, bad breath, muscle aches, and dizziness, among others. If you consume garlic powder in moderation, you have little risk of experiencing these side effects.

  • Bleeding disorders – for people who consume an excessive amount of garlic powder, bleeding problems have been known to worsen, so always use this spice in moderation.
  • Bad breath – as with any garlic product, this powder has a powerful smell, which can lead to bad breath, although it can also help to eliminate oral infections!
  • Muscle ache – when too much of this herb is ingested, or if you suffer from a mild allergy, it could cause muscle spasms or aches.
  • Stomach issues – stomach aches, cramping and bloating can happen if too much of this powder is consumed.
  • Dizziness and headache – some people report symptoms of headaches and dizziness, as well as lightheadedness, sweating, fatigue, and nausea if they use too much of this spice at one time.
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