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5 Healthy Navratri Fasting Dishes!

Dt. Lokendra Tomar 92% (10148 ratings)
Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Pharma, MD - Alternate Medicine
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
5 Healthy Navratri Fasting Dishes!

The entire concept of worshiping a deity lays down to the path of faith and belief which helps human life to progress and hold on to their hopes. Navaratri is one such festival, the roots of which delves deep into the minds of Hindu psychology. Navaratri is a nine-day festival that is celebrated all over India in various forms and different rituals. It focuses on the worship of goddess Durga and worshiping the nine avatars or reincarnations. During these nine days, the entire country is lit up with happiness, homecoming, love, friendship, bonding over cultural heritage and obviously food.

Navaratri requires fasting and for this with the festival knocking at the door here are some great mouthwatering fasting recipes-

  1. Let’s start with something sweet- Desserts stimulate a refreshing feeling. Low-fat makhana kheer recipe made with nuts is the best dessert you can consume during navratri. Makhana is an excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, fiber, potassium, phosphorus, potassium, iron and zinc. Low in calories and high in fiber, it facilitates weight loss. Indulge without bothering about weight gain.
  2. A colorful platter- Mixed fruit salad with apples, berries, apricot, avocado, cherries is the best fruity dish to include in the diet plan for Navaratri. This mixture is suggested to eat during the daytime. You can add combinations of berries such as blueberries and strawberries, with this. This is because berries are great choices when it comes to maintaining glucose and cholesterol levels.
  3. Banana and Walnut lassi- Charge up with this healthy drink, a Lassi made with the goodness of, bananas, yogurt nuts, and honey. Walnut is full of essential nutrients that the body requires, and Yogurt gives infuses diet with, zinc, calcium, protein, and phosphorus. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, folate, vitamins B6 and C. Hence, the lassi is a refreshing drink filled with goodness.
  4. Sabudana khichdi or tapioca porridge- A quintessential fasting recipe which has been there for decades and never goes out of the beat. With a dash of your favorite vegetables, some butter it can fill your stomach for hours apart from falling under a sumptuous meal recipe. These include a less level of saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. It is also a superb source of dietary fiber and boosts energy.
  5. Samvat Rice or Barnyard Millet Rice- This rice with cashews, almonds, coriander leaves, is a special dish served during Navratri. Almonds contain dietary fiber that is good for health. Also, cashews and almonds are healthy and rich in vitamins and minerals. This can be served as an excellent meal which serves both tastes as well as the nutritional requirement. Barnyard millet is gluten-free and includes proteins and carbohydrates to give energy through Navratri fast which is much needed.

Equipped with these simple recipes filled with numerous health benefits, this Navaratri celebrate the festival with health and happiness!

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have sunken eyes and dark circle under my eyes for last 5 years I go to many doctors none of them able to help me I am also continues dealing with heartburn and acid reflux and also very allergic is there any link in between if yes then how to treat them.

Dr. Kinjal Bhayani 95% (276 ratings)
FMC (Fellow in Med.Cosmetology), BHMS, csd
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Rajkot
I have sunken eyes and dark circle under my eyes for last 5 years I go to many doctors none of them able to help me I...
Start homeopathic medicine for chronic complain Which is safe and effective Take proper sleep and time to time food Avoid using mobile computers tv too much You can put aloeveera mask over it for 10 min daily You can put cucumber or potato slice daily for 10 mins Take rich diet like green vegetables carrot dates cereals milk banana beetroot etc Drink atleast 10-15 glass of water a day For day or night cream or contact.
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I heard aspirin tablet can be used to treat dandruff. I bought aspirin tablet from drugstore n it says ecosprin on the tablet cover .can you clarify me whether it can be used or not for hair wash.

Dr. Priyal Singhal 92% (105 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Dermatology, Venerology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mohali
I heard aspirin tablet can be used to treat dandruff. I bought aspirin tablet from drugstore n it says ecosprin on th...
Hi I can understand your concern but kindly do not take these medicines without a dermatologist opinion dandruff can be cured by using various shampoos containing ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione. Ciclpirox olamine etc hope this helps in case of further query you can discuss on my page regards.
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Dr. Vishwanath B L 95% (74 ratings)
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Internal Medicine Specialist, Bangalore

Natural foods to boost immune system 

Some vitamins and minerals are to consumed regularly to boost our immune system.

Vitamin c: citrus fruits, amla, leafy green vegetables such as spinach, Capsicum (yellow, broccoli, and green chillies. Strawberries, papaya and guava are also excellent sources. 

Vitamin e: almonds, peanuts, hazel nuts, avacado and sunflower seeds are all high in vitamin e. So are spinach and broccoli.

Vitamin b6: foods high in vitamin b6 include bananas, lean chicken, meat fish (tuna, spinach, broccoli, red capsicum, baked potatoes and chickpeas. Pista is also a good source 

Vitamin a: carotenoids a carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, green leafy vegetables, red capsicum and peas are all good options. Whole milk also a good source. Papaya and mango fruits are also a good source.

Vitamin d: you can increase your intake through foods such as fatty fish, mushrooms, cheese, soya products, Sunflower seeds and egg yolk are good sources.Sunlight is best natural source. 

Folate: to get more folate, add more beans and peas to your plate on a regular basis. Leafy green vegetables, broccoli and bhindi are also a good option. Avacado and citrus fruits are also good options 

Iron: Green leafy vegetables, legumes, lentils Pumpkin, and mushrooms. Sesame seeds, cashew and pista also contain good amount of iron. Dark chocolate also a good source.

Selenium: beans, peas, and spinach. Sea food, lean meat, chicken and eggs. Brazil nuts contain good amount of selenium.

Zinc: Pumpkin seeds, chickpeas, spinach and cashews. Meat and poultry are good sources. Stress free life, positive thoughts, yoga, exercises and meditation also boost immune system.


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Daily routine for sexual health

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 91% (244 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
Daily routine for sexual health

Having a daily routine is important as it helps you focus on the task at hand. This is a plan for people that are looking to get their sexual health back on track. This plan is also a great way to maintain great sexual health and can be followed easily. It is important to note that the following routine is a sample; you can do the same things in different order if it is convenient for you that way.

Waking up to fig and milk:

We know that fig is great source of zinc that the body needs. This drink provides you the energy that you need for the rest of the day. You can also drink onion and garlic juice as it is great for testosterone increase and increased libido.


  • Doing any sort of exercising for 20-30 minutes daily improves the heart health which is essential for sexual health. Heart is the most important organ and heart health means great sexual health.
  • Stretching Penis in the shower:
  • You could stretch the penis in the shower as it is a great not only for penis size but also good for erection quality.

Breakfast for champions:

You can eat eggs and orange juice as they both have important vitamins that are good for sexual health. Fruits high on vitamin c are great for potency.

Kegel exercises:

Kegel exercises can be done anywhere. You can do it during your commute to and from office or while sitting at your desk at work.

Cucumbers and fruits for lunch: 

Cucumber and fruits are a great thing to add to your lunch. You can also add some nuts for your snack after lunch.


After a long day it is ideal that you come home and relax with some yoga. Not only will it increase your energy. It will also help your sexual health.


You can end your day with Jelqing which is the king of all penis enlargement exercises. Jelqing not only increases the length of your penis but also the girth. This could be a typical day that you can have that is not only great for your health but will also help unleash your sexual potential.


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I do brush daily two time in day. But after sometime mouth taste is change .taste change in to matilic. I do not understand that why change.

Dr. Anshumali Srivastava 93% (994 ratings)
Dentist, Gorakhpur
Its good that you brush twice but even brushing multiple times will not remove the causative agents once they are adhered to tooth surface (tartar, plaque,calculus). So you visit a dentist and get ultrasonic scaling and polishing done (remember it has no substitute, no home remedies, learn proper brushing technique by the dentist, use Listerine mouthwash twice daily. Clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner on daily basis. See the best results afterwards. I assumed that you are not taking any antibiotics, any tobacco related habit which can cause altered taste and bad smell.
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Want to increase a sexual stamina any one to subscribe tablet? Want a sexual stamina tablet prescription if any one give?

Dr. V.P. Bansal 90% (436 ratings)
MBBS, MD, DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Indore
Want to increase a sexual stamina any one to subscribe tablet?
Want a sexual stamina tablet prescription if any one g...
We have good medicine to increase sexual stamina, but for that do consult personally, because medicine will depend on your personal detailed case taking. So do consult personally. Foods that increase sexual stamina and keeps your body healthy and energetic. These sex foods include the following: 1. Banana - Bananas are good for sexual health. They naturally imbued with B vitamins that increases our stamina levels and helps to de-stress us 2. Peanut Butter - Peanuts are high in zinc which has been proven scientifically to increase a man’s sperm count and the sperm’s motility. 3. Beetroot Juice 4. Red Grapes 5. Oatmeal 6. Coffee - It helps to enhance sexual arousal if consumed in moderate amounts 7. Beans - Beans are naturally pure protein. They are rich in potassium, fiber, and antioxidants, all of which helps to increase sexual stamina and energy for longer lasting sexual performance 8. Citrus Fruits - Men who eat more citrus fruits like grapefruits and oranges can improve their sperm count and motility. Citrus fruits can boost bedtime performance due to its vast Vitamin C contents to improve better sperm health in men and to help infertility chances in both men and women. 9. Brown Rice, flax seeds 10. Apples 11. Soya Bean 13. Dry Fruits- Dry fruits have been proven to be effective in helping sexual impotency. Daily consumption of dry fruit varieties, help to increase sexual stamina. 14. Pumpkin and corn besides this be hydrated, avoid smoking and alcohol, spicey and fatty food do some yoga or exercises for more queries, ask us.
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How to Boost Testosterone With Foods and Supplements?

Dr. Vinod Raina 90% (4556 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
How to Boost Testosterone With Foods and Supplements?

How to Boost Testosterone With Foods and Supplements?

Do you have energy and stamina that you had in your twenties?

Trust me, you are not alone. Men begin losing testosterone once they cross 30 and the effects of low testosterone become apparent by the time they reach 40.

Some of the most common effects of low testosterone include reduced libido and energy, erectile problems, weight gain, loss of lean muscle, weaker bones, irritable behavior etc.

However, it is possible to boost testosterone levels in your body with the help of some simple changes in diet. Listed below are some foods that can help elevate your testosterone levels:

1. Red meat - I know it is high in cholesterol but it is also high in protein. Foods that are rich in protein can help increase testosterone production in the body. The key is to have them in moderation. So, just enjoy your steak!

2. Fish - Fish is not just a great source of protein but is also rich in essentials fats like omega 3 fatty acids. It is important to know that your body needs essentials fats to produce steroid hormones like testosterone. Apart from this, such fats also keep your arteries well oiled to ensure better blood circulation. This can help boost your libido too.

3. Nuts and beans - including a small serving of nuts and beans in your daily diet can help ensure a testosterone boost for your body. Nuts and beans are a rich source of essential fats and minerals like zinc that help stimulate testosterone production in the body.

4. Oysters - I am sure you are already aware of this one. Oysters have long been used as a libido booster. What makes them great for increasing testosterone is that they are rich in zinc.

5. Cut Down on Carbs - You must also try to avoid foods that are rich in simple sugars. This is because they tend to spike Insulin levels in your body that tends to interfere with testosterone production. Thus, you must avoid or cut down on chips and potatoes.

6. Go Slow on Sweets - Sweets and other foods that are rich in sugar work just like the way carbohydrates do. Therefore, it is important to limit their intake.

7. No More Beer - Alcohol is proven to slow down testosterone production in the body. It can also give you a belly bulge, which again tends to be counter productive for testosterone production in the body.

Testosterone Supplements - Apart from the above foods, a natural testosterone supplement can help boost your T-levels. Some of the best supplements include natural ingredients like tribulus terrestris, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, zinc etc. They are proven to be a safe alternative to testosterone injections. They do not have any side effects and have been getting more and more popular.

Hi, Recently I figured out that I've developed Hepatomegaly. My liver has enlarged in size (14. 4 cm). I have hypothyroidism too and last month I also suffered from ovarian cyst. So, please suggest any medication and the diet plan that should be followed by me.

Dr. L. Radhakrishna Murthy 85% (343 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
Hi, Recently I figured out that I've developed Hepatomegaly. My liver has enlarged in size (14. 4 cm). I have hypothy...
Dear Madam Nothing to worry about. We prepare very good medicines for Liver problems. Avoid Non vegetarian and junk food and oil food. Do pranayama meditation regularly. First of all stop worrying and start medication and meditation. If interested book for an appointment.
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Colon Cancer - How Ayurveda Can Help You Treat It?

Dr. Gokulan Bg 88% (655 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Modern Diagnostics
Colon Cancer - How Ayurveda Can Help You Treat It?

According to the American Cancer Society and Colon Cancer Alliance, colon cancer, which is also referred to as colorectal cancer is regarded as the third most commonly diagnosed type of cancer, as well as the second most important reason of cancer deaths in the U.S. affecting both men and women. But thankfully, colon cancer can be prevented by changing the food habits. It is also important to get regular screenings through colonoscopy, which will help you to determine the early or precancerous stage that can be treated with the removal of cancerous cells.

Colorectal cancer is deemed to be cancer, related to the food habits and it can be prevented by correcting the same. Here are the top ways through which you can help your condition naturally:

  1. Reduce the amount of red meat consumption: Health studies reveal that people who eat red meat on a regular basis are more prone to developing colon cancer. This is because the chemicals required to digest this food damage the DNA material which in turn is the main reason behind the cause of cancer.

  2. Increase the amount of garlic intake: By consuming more garlic, you can reduce the risk of developing different types of cancer, particularly those of the gastrointestinal tract. Garlic is rich in anti-bacterial properties that can block the pathway of cancer causing elements and boost the repair as well as reduce the proliferation of cells. It is also high in selenium and sodium content which are beneficial for the overall health.

  3. Consume all types of plant antioxidants: The bright-coloured fruits and vegetables, as well as herbs and spices, can greatly contribute to adding a wide array of antioxidants in your regular diet. Foods that are rich in antioxidants include carrots, pomegranates, cranberries, kale, broccoli, tomatoes, apples, cabbage, turmeric, sage, rosemary, saffron, purple and red grapes.

  4. Cook foods in sesame oil: The many health benefits of sesame seeds are due to its nutritional content, including vitamins, minerals, natural oils, and organic compounds which consist of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, zinc, fiber, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, protein, and tryptophan.

  5. Increase the consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids: It has been reported by several types of research that a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the occurrence of colon cancer and therefore you must eat a lot of salmon, cod, mackerel and sardines for decreasing the pro-inflammatory levels in your body.

  6. Go For Ayurvedic Panchakarma Therapy: Panchakarma is the ultimate mind-body healing experience for detoxifying the body, strengthening the immune system and restoring balance and well-being. It is one the most effective healing modality in Ayurvedic Medicine. It promotes Detoxification and Rejuvenation. It is recommended on a seasonal basis, as well as when an individual feels out of balance or is experiencing illness. According to Ayurveda, good health depends upon our capability to fully metabolize all aspects of life, assimilating that which nourishes and eliminating the rest. When we can’t completely digest our food, experiences, and emotions, toxins accumulate in our bodily tissues, creating imbalance and – ultimately – disease. Panchakarma is an elegant cleansing process that releases stored toxins and restores the body’s innate healing ability.

These few alterations to your food habits can greatly help you in preventing colon cancer and you can consult your doctor for a detailed analysis and recommendation based on your individual health condition.

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