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Vitamin C Rich Super Foods

Dt.Payaal 92% (221ratings)
Master In Clinical Nutririon
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
Vitamin C Rich Super Foods

Vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients which play an absolutely pivotal role in protecting your body from a number of diseases and disorders, such as flu and colds. Additionally, it helps in boosting the body's calcium synthesis abilities, in rebuilding of damaged blood vessels and bones as well as tissue repair and boosting of overall immunity of the body. It is an essential part of the diet and should not be overlooked in any case. 
 
Some of the major foods, which are a rich source of Vitamin C are as follows:

  1. Citrus Fruits: Citrus fruits, including limes, lemons, tangerines, oranges, grapefruits etc. are one of the most popular sources of vitamin C in the world, and are laden with a high number of good properties.
  2. Strawberries: One of the healthiest and tastiest berries, strawberries are not only rich in vitamin C, they are rich in fiber and antioxidants as well. They help in protecting the heart from excessive cholesterol and in reducing levels of oxidative stress.
  3. Papayas: One of the most excellent sources of vitamin C, papayas have been known to supply almost 100% of your daily Vitamin C needs in a single serving. Additionally, they are also a great source of Vitamin A.
  4. Kiwis: Research has found that levels of vitamin C found in kiwis are substantially higher than oranges; something which makes this New Zealand native one of the most lucrative vitamin C options on the planet. Additionally, kiwis have also been found to improve the functioning of the respiratory tract in children as well as adults and are also rich in flavonoids and minerals like potassium.
  5. Guavas: One guava contains over 250mg of vitamin C, which is approximately twice the amount of what your body requires daily. Apart from being a storehouse of vitamin C, it is also rich in folic acid, dietary fiber and minerals like manganese and potassium.
  6. Melons: Melons such as cantaloupe not only supply a high quantity of vitamin C, they are also rich in potassium and vitamin A. Other melons like watermelons also provide you with almost 112% of your regular Vitamin C requirements.
  7. Tomatoes: Tomatoes, irrespective of whether they are bright red or sun dried, provide almost 170% of your daily Vitamin C requirements in only one serving.

Related Tip: "3 Symptoms to Identify Vitamin D Deficiency"

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Why You Should Never Miss Out On These Super Healthy Foods?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad
Why You Should Never Miss Out On These Super Healthy Foods?

Superfoods may seem a bit overhyped, but they are truly worth the title. Certain kinds of food are packed with flavours and essential nutrients that are necessary for your overall well-being. Missing out on these superfoods can leave you devoid of vital nutrients. 

Here are some of the healthiest foods that you must include in your daily diet

  • Berries 

Berries are a great source of fibres – nutrients that keep your digestive system working properly. All kinds of berries are good for your health. Regular consumption of blueberries boosts your memory and may reduce symptoms of mental health conditions, like dementia and Alzheimer’s. Strawberries, on the other hand, come loaded with vitamin C, which contains skin rejuvenation properties.

  • Avocados

Avocados are incredibly nutritious and contain monosaturated fatty acids, which are great for your heart health. Consumption of avocados also helps to bring down triglyceride and cholesterol levels, thus improving your blood pressure. Try incorporating this amazing fibre-rich food to your morning breakfast as a substitute for butter or mayonnaise. 

  • Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds like flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts and almonds are high in omega-3 fatty acids – they can help reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol by boosting HDL (good) cholesterol, and promote heart health. Recent studies have shown that eating a handful of nuts and seeds not only boost metabolism, but also curb hunger pangs, and promote weight loss. Besides, they also lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer

Green vegetables can do a world of good to your body. However, broccolis are particularly great for healthy, radiant skin. The vegetable is rich in Vitamin C, E and zinc, and contains a carotenoid Lutein, which prevents your skin damage and wrinkles. It contains Sulforaphane that gives a protective cover to the skin against sunrays and balances collagen levels in the skin. You can add broccoli to a bowl of salad, or have it with your main meal. 

  • Eggs 

Eggs are one of the most important sources of protein and make for a healthy breakfast option. But apart from helping with the growth of muscle mass, eggs have several other health benefits. Egg yolks are rich in antioxidants that are beneficial for your eye health – it lowers the risk of vision problems like macular degeneration. Several studies indicate that choline found in eggs can help with brain development. 

Understanding which foods are healthful and trying to make them a part of your life could benefit you in more than one way. The best way to do so is to consult a nutritionist and prepare a diet chart that features these superfoods. 


 

Super Food Items - The Ones You Must Have!

BSc-Food and Applied Nutrition, PG in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Intertionally Certified as Diabetic Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Super Food Items - The Ones You Must Have!

Most people crave to improve their bone health, maintain proper eyesight, keep the mind sharp and prevent chronic diseases. Have these top 10 power food items and you will be able to stay healthy and feel good about yourself:

  1. Berries: A great source of fibre, berries help in keeping your digestive system healthy, which in turn helps in shedding off the extra pounds easily.
  2. Eggs: A recent study has found that people who eat scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast feel more contented and eat less during lunch. In addition, egg yolks are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, which strengthens your eyesight.
  3. Beans: This is a great source of iron which helps in transporting oxygen to the lungs from where it is transported to other parts of the body. It also contains soluble fibre which helps in lowering the cholesterol levels of the blood.
  4. Nuts: Walnuts or almonds or hazelnuts are a rich source of unsaturated fats that are healthy for your heart and overall health, owing to their high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids and linolenic acids.
  5. Oranges: A rich source of Vitamin C, a large-sized orange is adequate for your body’s requirement for fighting off infections and providing skin firming collagens. These fruits are also rich in folate as well as fibre.
  6. Sweet potatoes: Owing to the high contents of the alpha and beta carotene, which give the sweet potato its colour, you should have one medium-sized sweet potato regularly for keeping your bones, eyes and immune system healthy.
  7. Broccoli: This can be called a green powerhouse as it is packed with vitamins A, C and K as well as folate. It offers a rich source of sulforaphane and isothiocynate, which is believed to help in alleviating throat cancer.
  8. Tea: Tea is high in flavonoid content which is an antioxidant, and offers a wide range of health benefits. A cupful of freshly brewed tea helps in fighting diabetes, Alzheimer’s and certain cancers.
  9. Spinach: This plant has the important vitamins along with potassium, magnesium, calcium, fibre and iron. Spinach is healthy and is recommended for all to-be mothers.
  10. Yogurt: A rich source of calcium, yogurt is known for staving off osteoporosis. It contains helpful bacteria which helps in the maintenance of gut health and reduces the chances of age-related intestinal ailments.

Eat these 10 superfood items are nutrient-rich and are considered to be beneficial for health and well-being.

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Vitamin C - Super Fruits That Are Filled With It!

Dt.Thilaga B Manigandan 90% (53ratings)
B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Vitamin C - Super Fruits That Are Filled With It!

Vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients which play an absolutely pivotal role in protecting your body from a number of diseases and disorders, such as flu and colds. Additionally, it helps in boosting the body's calcium synthesis abilities in rebuilding of damaged blood vessels and bones. It is an essential part of the diet and should not be overlooked in any case.
 
Some of the major food items, which are a rich source of Vitamin C are as follows:

  • Kiwis: Research has found that levels of vitamin C found in kiwis are substantially higher than that in oranges. It makes this New Zealand native one of the most lucrative vitamin C options on the planet. Additionally, kiwis have also been found to improve the functioning of the respiratory tract in children as well as adults and are also rich in flavonoids and minerals like potassium.
  • Guavas: One guava contains over 250mg of vitamin C, which is approximately twice the amount of what your body requires daily. Apart from being a storehouse of vitamin C, it is also rich in folic acid, dietary fiber and minerals like manganese and potassium.
  • Melons: Melons such as cantaloupe not only supply a high quantity of vitamin C but are also rich in potassium and vitamin A. Other melons like watermelons also provide you with almost 112% of your regular Vitamin C requirements.
  • Tomatoes: Tomatoes, irrespective of whether they are bright red or sun dried, provide almost 170% of your daily Vitamin C requirements in only one serving.
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When an Itchy Penis Comes From a Super Fungus

Dr.Vinod Raina 91% (6486ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
When an Itchy Penis Comes From a Super Fungus


Yeast infections are often thought of as a women's issue, but they are also common among men and can definitely be a penis health concern. In men, this infection is commonly called thrush or candidiasis, and it can make for a very, very itchy penis. The term candidiasis comes from candida, which is the fungus that causes this yeast infection. But there are several forms of candida, and in recent years there has emerged a form called a super fungus - and not because it stands for truth, justice and the American way.

Candida auris

The medical name for this particular super fungus is candida auris (sometimes called c. auris). The form of candida most commonly causing an itchy penis is candida albicans, and it's a pain all by itself.

When a guy has "regular" thrush, the yeast has spread across a portion of the penis. Usually this is the glans or, if a man is intact, the foreskin, especially underneath the foreskin. A rash typically forms, which is not attractive; but the bigger problem is that thrush itches like crazy. (Sometimes the fungus can also appear in the mouth, where it is even more annoying.)

Although thrush is not considered a sexually-transmitted infection, it can be passed through sex. Often a guy will pick it up from an infected partner (or vice versa) and the two may pass it back and forth for some time. Wearing a condom can help cut down on the risk of transmission.

While a pest, regular candida can usually be treated fairly easily with oral or local antifungal medications.

Super fungus

But the super fungus version, candida auris, is not as easy to dismiss as regular thrush. An itchy penis is the least of a guy's concerns here - and indeed, the penis is one of the less likely sites for this super fungus to strike. Ear infections and open wounds are more common targets.

Candida auris was first noticed in 2009, and although it is still rare, it is spreading rapidly. In addition to an itch at the infected site, it is possible for the fungus to enter the bloodstream, which can cause serious and even fatal consequences; more than half of those who reach the blood poisoning phase have died.

Beyond itching, fever and chills are common. The fungus is resistant to many forms of antifungal treatment, although the earlier it is caught, the better the response. People with diabetes have an increased chance of contracting it, as do many people in hospital or nursing home settings - especially those with a central venous catheter or who have recently undergone surgery.

Most men with an itchy penis are unlikely to have contracted this super fungus; however, if they also experience fever or chills or have other unusual symptoms, they should check with a doctor to determine if there is anything they should do. Checking with a doctor for regular thrush is not a bad idea, either.

The idea of a super fungus that can turn an itchy penis into a serious condition is scary - but again, it is rare. Instead of fretting, a guy should focus more attention of his overall penis health by daily using a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) Penis skin can be strengthened by a crème that includes a powerful antioxidant like alpha lipoic acid. This can combat excess free radicals and thereby prevent oxidative damage. It also is beneficial if the crème contains vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, a vital nutrient that is required for cell metabolism and the maintenance of healthy tissue.

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Vitamin C Rich Super Fruits - Have A Glance!

BSc-Food and Applied Nutrition, PG in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Intertionally Certified as Diabetic Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Vitamin C Rich Super Fruits - Have A Glance!

Vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients which play an absolutely pivotal role in protecting your body from a number of diseases and disorders, such as flu and colds. Additionally, it helps in boosting the body's calcium-synthesis abilities, in the rebuilding of damaged blood vessels and bones as well as tissue repair and boosting of overall immunity of the body. It is an essential part of the diet and should not be overlooked in any case. 
 
Some of the major fruits which are a rich source of Vitamin C are as follows:

1. Citrus Fruits: Citrus fruits, including limes, lemons, tangerines, oranges, grapefruits etc. are one of the most popular sources of Vitamin C in the world, and are laden with a high number of good properties.

2. Strawberries: One of the healthiest and tastiest berries, strawberries are not only rich in vitamin C, they are rich in fiber and antioxidants as well. They help in protecting the heart from excessive cholesterol and in reducing levels of oxidative stress.

3. Papayas: One of the most excellent sources of Vitamin C, papayas have been known to supply almost 100% of your daily Vitamin C needs in a single serving. Additionally, they are also a great source of Vitamin A.

4. Kiwis: Research has found that levels of Vitamin C found in kiwis are substantially higher than oranges; something which makes this New Zealand native one of the most lucrative Vitamin C options on the planet. Additionally, kiwis have also been found to improve the functioning of the respiratory tract in children as well as adults and are also rich in flavonoids and minerals like potassium.

5. Guavas: One guava contains over 250mg of Vitamin C - which is approximately twice the amount of what your body requires daily. Apart from being a storehouse of Vitamin C, it is also rich in folic acid, dietary fiber and minerals like manganese and potassium.

6. Melons: Melons such as cantaloupe not only supply a high quantity of Vitamin C, they are also rich in potassium and vitamin A. Other melons like watermelons also provide you with almost 112% of your regular Vitamin C requirements.

7. Tomatoes: Tomatoes, irrespective of whether they are bright-red or sun-dried, provide almost 170% of your daily Vitamin C requirements in only one serving.
 

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5 Super Healthy Foods You Must Consume!

Dt.Lokendra Tomar 91% (10504ratings)
Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Pharma, MD - Alternate Medicine
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
5 Super Healthy Foods You Must Consume!

Be it measures for weight loss or a fit physique, in modern times, people are beginning to grow more health conscious. If you've already made the transition from burgers to broccoli, then you're possibly on the right path. Yet, following such stringent dietary measures can be a troublesome task. Considering such, the following foods that are mentioned tend to break the monotony of your daily diet and push you further into your quest for a healthier life. They are:

  1. Spaghetti squash: If you're a connoisseur of pasta, then take note. Spaghetti squash is a healthy vegetable that comes along with its very own noodles. It comprises of a wide variety of nutrients which include Vitamin C and A, along with being highly rich in potassium and calcium. Moreover, it also adequately provides your daily fiber requirement.
  2. Azuki beansAzuki beans, commonly known as red beans, are rich sources of iron, magnesium and zinc. Along with such nutrients, it also overflows with folic acid which facilitates the body in producing new cells and also aids in preventing DNA changes which can result in cancer.
  3. Dandelion greens: Dandelion greens are packed with bunch of calcium, vitamins and proteins and can be usually used in smoothies and salads.
  4. Purple potatoes: All kinds of potatoes are packed with nutrients like vitamin C and potassium but these delectable taters contain almost four times the quantity of antioxidants as normal potatoes. Furthermore, a study concluded that two helpings of purple potato can decrease your blood pressure by nearly 4% and can also decrease the risk of heart diseases.
  5. Chia seedsThese seeds which are entirely grown for eating are packed with fiber, proteins and calcium. They are also rich in omega 3 fatty acids which lead to improved cardiovascular health. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist.
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Meet Beet - the super superfood!

Dt.Vinita Jaiswal 90% (990ratings)
M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
Meet Beet - the super superfood!
You will be amazed to know how many ills a single beetroot can vanquish! Beet is an excellent source of nitrate, potassium, magnesium, iron, Folic acid and vitamins like A, B6, C. It contains a great deal of fiber, carbohydrates, proteins and powerful antioxidants too. One of the major antioxidants present in the beetroot is ‘Betalain’, which is also responsible for its peculiar color.

Here are top 9 benefits of Beetroot-

1) Controls blood pressure
2) Builds immunity, fights Anemia
3) Regulates Blood Sugar
4) Detoxifies Liver
5) Helps in Bowel movement and digestion
6) Promotes in foetal growth
7) Is fabulous for skin and hair health
8) Is rich in antioxidants
9) Is a good source of Vitamin A (good for eye sight)

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10 Super Food To Boost Your Memory and Concentration

Ms.Juhi Parashar 93% (7186ratings)
Masters In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
10 Super Food To Boost Your Memory and Concentration

It’s not only a sign of old age and dementia that we start forgetting things. It can happen to a person of any age, background, or health condition. There are children who, at times, have difficulty concentrating. On the other hand, there are people who forget some things on a daily basis, like their keys, wallet, cell phone, appointments, and many other things. Well, we believe that everything and everyone can be helped with a good diet. Here are 10 super foods that can help boost your memory and concentration.

1. Tea

Whether you choose to have black tea, green tea, or ordinary one, research has found all of them to be good for your brain. However, out of the above, green tea can be your best mate if you are looking for some quick results along with other benefits, like lowering LDL cholesterol, reduced risk of cancer, anti-aging, etc.

2. Green Leafy Vegetables

Vegetables like spinach, watercress, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli are amongst the best foods you can consume to boost your memory. These green leafy vegetables are rich in essential nutrients and minerals, including calcium, potassium, iron, and vitamins C, E, K, and B complex.

3. Nuts

Nuts are a rich source of vitamins E and B6 along with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These are also considered great antioxidants and have high nutritive value. Nuts are heart-friendly and also help boost your memory. You can include nuts like almonds, walnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, etc. in your diet.
 

4. Whole Grains

Whole grain foods like whole pasta, oatmeal, and brown rice can be part of your regular meals as these are rich in glucose. These foods can also ward off the risk of diseases like diabetes, cancer, stroke, etc.

 

5. Caffeine

Believe it or not, caffeine is one of the foods that helps boost your memory and improves your concentration. It is found in energy drinks, chocolates, coffee, tea, and certain medications. It makes you energetic, too! Out of the above, coffee is considered best as moderate long-term use also reduces risk of diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.
 

6. Soy

Foods like soymilk, tofu, etc. are rich in substances like choline, isoflavones, and lecithin. These substances have been known to slow down the process of memory loss and improve cognitive function.
 

7. Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits like avocado, oranges, grapefruits, lemons, etc. fortify your body’s self-defense mechanism and boost your memory. These are also rich in vitamin C and other essential nutrients.
 

8. Fish

Fish is one of the super foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. If you do not prefer eating fish, you can also stick to fish oil capsules. Fish like herring, sardines, and salmon can boost up your memory function and concentration power. These are also considered great for patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s.

9. Berries

Berries are one of the richest sources of flavonoids – the antioxidant that improves memory recollection. Stick to blueberries and give your brain some great power to memorize and recall.

10. Dark Chocolate

Good news for chocolate lovers; one more reason to have an extra bar! Dark chocolates are rich in antioxidants called flavonols that can help enhance cognitive function. Dark chocolates are also capable of increasing alertness and memory function.

Include these super foods in your regular diet and see the difference in your memory and concentration!

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5 Super Brain Drinks that Boost Your Memory

Masters in Nutritional Therapy, Lifestyle & Weight Management, Sport Nutritions, graduation in Nutrition & Dietics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
5 Super Brain Drinks that Boost Your Memory

When it comes to the brain, simple yet easy to make juices can make a lot of difference. These juices not only improve your memory, but are of great help to the cognitive functions as well. While green tea is a known component of increased brain function, there are other drinks too, which can charge your brain over the long term if consumed daily:

  1. Beet juice: Apart from being a nutritional powerhouse, beet juice is a great source of nitric acid. The latter helps with blood flow in the body. A smooth blood flow, on the other hand, helps the brain in functioning properly. A study has found that people who consume beet juice have an increased circulation in the white matter resulting from an increased brain activity. This juice is sweet in taste and can be consumed every alternate day.
  2. Berry Smoothies: Acai is a fruit which has a South African origin and hits the top of the list when it comes to brain assisting food. It increases the flow of the blood and dilates the blood vessels. However, this is extremely expensive. Berries also have a similar effect on the brain, but they are less powerful in nature. What can be done is to mix a little ingredient of Acai in frozen berries juice and drink the same every day. Frozen berries retain the freshness and the nutritional benefits. This drink will improvise your brain and increase blood flow in the body.
  3. Pomegranate juice: Pomegranate is a great antioxidant and it very aptly limits the free radicals from damaging the brain cells. Antioxidants are also credited with increased blood flow and protection of the heart. A healthy cardiovascular system is synonymous to an increased brain function. What is surprising is the fact that Pomegranate has more antioxidant content compared to red wine and green tea. Pomegranate juice can be consumed daily during the morning or afternoon.
  4. Carrot juice: Carrot is known for its healthy components that are beneficial for the eyes. Recent studies have revealed that they are great for the brain too. Like other colored vegetables, they are a great source of antioxidant and have a high content of beta-carotene. Carrot juice can reduce the inflammation of the brain cells and improve memory. Carrot juice is not at all bitter and the same can be consumed every alternate day after your meal.
  5. Cocoa: A Harvard study revealed that two cups of cocoa on a daily basis greatly helps a person in improving memory. Cocoa contains flavanols that keep the blood pressure normal and relaxes the blood vessel linings. Cocoa is also known to be a great antioxidant agent that limits the free radical to affect the brain cells. Cocoa should not be overloaded with sugar and should be consumed hot before starting your day.

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