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Anemic Diet Tips

Anemic Reasons In Hindi - खून की कमी

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Anemic Reasons In Hindi - खून की कमी

हमारे शरीर में लगभग 70 प्रतिशत पानी है. इस पानी का ज्यादातर हिस्सा हमारे शरीर में खून के रूप में उपस्थित है. रक्त ही हमारे शरीर में वो महत्वपूर्ण माध्यम है जो कई जरुरी पोषक तत्वों और कई अन्य चीजों को विभिन्न अंगों तक पहुँचाने का काम करता है. यदि खून न हो हो या खून की कमी हो जाए तो हमारे शरीर में कई तरह की समस्याएं उत्पन्न होने लगेंगी. हिमोग्लोबिन, हमारे शरीर में मौजूद रक्त का सबसे महत्वपूर्ण भाग है. हमारे शरीर में कई खनिज पाए जाते हैं. आयरन उनमें से ही एक है.

आयरन का काम है हमारे शरीर में लाल रक्त कोशिकाओं का निर्माण करना. लाल रक्त कोशिकाएं हिमोग्लोबिन का निर्माण करती हैं. हिमोग्लोबिन हमारे शरीर में प्राण वायु ऑक्सिजन को फेफड़ों से लेकर हमारे खून में पहुंचाता है. फिर रक्त में संचरण करते हुए ऑक्सिजन शरीर के अन्य हिस्सों में जाता है. लेकिन जब हमारे शरीर में आयरन की कमी होती है तब लाल रक्त कोशिकाओं के उत्पादन में कमी आती है और इससे हिमोग्लोबिन में भी कमी आ जाती है. इस अवस्था में हमारे शरीर में ऑक्सिजन की भी कमी हो जाती है जिसे हम एनीमिया या खून की कमी कहते हैं. इसमें हमें थाकान और कमजोरी महसूस होने लगता है.


एनीमिया के लक्षण

  • थकान होना
  • त्वचा का पीला पड़ना
  • आंखों के नीचे काले घेरे
  • चक्कर आना
  • सीने में दर्द
  • लगातार सिर में दर्द
  • तलवे और हथेलियों का ठंडा पड़ना
  • शरीर में तापमान की कम

कौन होता है आसानी से इसका शिकार?

यदि ध्यान न रखा जाए तो प्राकृतिक कारणों से महिलाएं इसकी आसान शिकार बन जाती हैं. दरअसल पीरियड्स और गर्भावस्था के दौरान महिलाओं के शरीर में प्राकृतिक रूप से कई ऐसे परिवर्तन होते हैं जिनसे महिलाओं में एनीमिया जैसी स्थिति उत्पन्न हो जाती है. गर्भावस्था के दौरान शरीर को अधिक मात्रा में विटामिन, मिनरल व फाइबर आदि की आवश्यकता होती है. जबकि इस दौरान रक्त में लौह तत्वों की कमी होने से शारीरिक दुर्बलता बढ़ सकती है. जबकि पीरियड्स के दौरान खून ज्यादा निकल जाने के कारण भी एनीमिया की आशंका बढ़ जाती है. स्तनपान कराने वाली माताओं को भी एनीमिया होने का खतरा रहता है. लड़कियों में अक्सर डाइटिंग का क्रेज देखने को मिलता है. वजन कम करने के लिए डाइटिंग कर रही लड़कियां भी इसकी शिकार हो सकती हैं. कुछ अन्य कारणों से भी महिलाओं या पुरुषों में हो सकता है जैस पाइल्स या अल्सर के कारण भी एनीमिया हो सकता है.  अब तो पर्यावरण में मौजूद हानिकारक तत्व भी एनीमिया का कारण बन रहे हैं.

बचने के उपाय
एनीमिया अपने आप में कोई बिमारी नहीं है बल्कि इसके कारण कई अन्य बीमारियाँ हो सकतीं हैं. इस समस्या को जड़ से खत्म करने के लिए संतुलित और पोषक तत्वों से भरपूर डाइट लेना अत्यंत आवश्यक है. इसको ठीक होने में कम से कम छह महीने का समय लगता है. यदि आप एनीमिया से बचना चाहते हैं तो आपको मांस, अंडा, मछली, किशमिश, सूखी खुबानी, हरी बीन्स, पालक और हरी पत्तेदार सब्जियां जैसे आयरन से परिपूर्ण आहार आदि का सेवन अवश्य करना चाहिए. आयरन युक्त आहार तभी प्रभावी है जब उसके साथ विटामिन सी का भी सेवन किया जाता है. विटामिन-सी के लिए अमरूद, आंवला और संतरे का जूस लें.

इन आहारों से होती है खून में वृद्धि

कई ऐसे खाद्य पदार्थ हैं जिनका इस्तेमाल रक्तवर्धन के लिए किया जा सकता है. इनके इस्तेमाल से भी आप एनीमिया के जोखिम को कम कर सकते हैं.
1. चुकंदर - यह आयरन का अच्छा स्त्रोत है. इसको रोज खाने में सलाद या सब्जी के तौर पर शामिल करने से शरीर में खून की कमी नहीं होती.
2. हरी पत्तेदार सब्जी - पालक, ब्रोकोली, पत्तागोभी, गोभी, शलजम और शकरकंद जैसी सब्जियां सेहत के लिए बहुत अच्छी होती हैं. वजन कम होने के साथ खून भी बढ़ता है. पेट भी ठीक रहता है.
3. सूखे मेवे - खजूर, बादाम और किशमिश का खूब प्रयोग करना चाहिए. इसमें आयरन की पर्याप्त मात्रा होती है.
4. फल - खजूर, तरबूज, सेब, अंगूर, किशमिश और अनार खाने से खून बढ़ता है. अनार खाना एनीमिया में काफी फायदा करता है. प्रतिदिन अनार का सेवन करें.
 

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Role Of Diet In Anaemic Patients

Dr. Umesh Shetty 87% (23 ratings)
MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Mumbai

Anemia gets detected when body does not have enough red blood cells (RBC). This condition is mainly caused by excessive blood loss and the destruction of red blood cells, or the inability to create enough red blood cells naturally. There are several types of anemia. The most common type found in Indian society is iron deficiency anemia.

Red blood cells contain a protein called hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is nothing but level of iron in body. Without sufficient iron, body cannot make the hemoglobin it needs to create enough red blood cells to deliver oxygenic blood throughout body. Folate and Vitamin B-12 deficiency may also impact  body’s ability to generate enough red blood cells for a human to survive normally. If  body doesn’t process B-12 properly, one  may get pernicious anemia.

A diet that is rich in iron and Vitamins – like B, C and E are very crucial to be included  in diet as it will help in boosting up the immunity in general.  Diet has to play an important role in curing anemia. The best diet schedule for anemic patients includes foods which are extremely rich in iron. Certain vital vitamins are essential  for hemoglobin and red blood cell formation. The consumption of  foods which will help absorb iron also is essential.

There are generally two types of iron found like heme and non-heme iron. Heme iron is generally found in meat, poultry and sea food while non-heme iron is present in plant foods and leafy vegetables. Heme iron is easily absorbed by our body than non-heme. On an average, a human being needs about 150-200 grams of iron daily. It is difficult to get so much iron grams easily.

Given below is the list of things one should eat to beat anemia.

  • Leafy Vegetables – Spinach, Fenugreek, spring onion etc.
  • Meat and poultry – All meat and poultry contains heme iron which is easy for absorption. Red meat, lamb, and venison are the best sources of iron. Poultry and chicken have lower amounts of iron but are beneficial.

Fortified foods – orange juice, ready-to-eat cereals, refined flour such as white bread, pasta, cornmeal, white rice.

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Anemia - What Diet Should You Follow?

Dr. Pooja Singhal 86% (54 ratings)
Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), MBA in Hospital management , Diabetes Educator, Certified insulin pump trainer
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Anemia - What Diet Should You Follow?

Anemia is a disease which occurs due to the lack of red blood cells or hemoglobin in your body. The body transports oxygen and the nutrition you get from food, to various body parts through hemoglobin, and a deficiency can cause lower supply of these important elements to the body. Which is why, the patient may feel a lack of energy, dizziness and even exhaustion. Most people don't realize its existence, so it's important that you know the symptoms, causes and cures of this blood disease. And, the foods one should eat to avoid anemia.

  1. Lack of ironThere are various forms of this illness, and one of it is iron deficiency anemia. The red blood cells in the blood contain hemoglobin, which requires iron for formation. If the diet is not adequately loaded with iron, the person can have iron deficiency anemia. This is the most ordinary one that occurs to people, but with adequate care through food, exercise, and medicines, you can tackle it.
  2. The root cause: Faulty production of red cells (hereditary conditions like sickle cell anemia, bone marrow disorders, etc. is the common cause of anemia. Excessive destruction of red blood cells, which is not compensated by normal production (spleen disorders, thalassemia, etc.) can be another reason. People with blood loss conditions (ulcers, gastritis, internal bleeding, excessive menstruation, childbirth, etc. and the ones who consume a poor diet can also get this blood disease.
  3. Know the symptoms: There are essentially nonspecific symptoms of anemia, but overall fatigue with very low energy levels as the body does not receive enough nutrition to perform various functions can be one of them. Reduced heart rate, fainting, and pallor of skin and whites of the eye are common indicators of this illness. Check with your doctor if you face any of these issues.
  4. Foods for prevention: If you follow a healthy diet that is full of nutrients like iron, you can keep anemia at bay. Remember, weight is not an issue here. If you have a good diet intake, you need not worry about being slim. Often, women who are thin get labeled as anemic, which is far from truth. When it comes to nutrients, iron-rich foods should be eaten along with vitamin C to improve its absorption. Vitamin B12 also plays a significant role in absorption. Meat including red meat, lamb, pork, chicken, beet, ham, turkey, and seafood including salmon or tuna can be included in your diet. Other foods like legumes, soybeans, veggies (dark green leafy vegetables, spinach, peas, broccoli), dried fruits and nuts, tofu, pumpkin and eggs are rich sources of iron that can be consumed by vegetarians. Cereals like red rice, brown rice or fortified cereals with a good source of iron can also be included in the diet.
  5. Don't miss out on iron, ladies! Women are likely to be anemic (with symptoms like fatigue and paleness) and hence they should constantly monitor for iron levels and shift to a diet rich in iron. Furthermore, iron supplements can be consumed in the form of tablets, syrup, or tablets with the guidance of a doctor. In severe cases, where there is a significant blood loss, especially with childbirth or internal bleeding, the sufferer may require transfusion. All in all, anemia is definitely manageable with planning of diet, especially during times the like menstruation and pregnancy. So, taking care on time is a vital step. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist.
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Why Iron Is Important In A Pregnant Woman's Diet?

Dt. Suraksha Shetty Shah 92% (129 ratings)
Diploma In Nutrition & Health Education
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
Why Iron Is Important In A Pregnant Woman's Diet?

Iron is perhaps the most important nutrient for women, especially if you’re pregnant. When you're pregnant, you need twice the amount of iron than you did before, to make blood for your growing baby.

Benefits of Iron

  • Iron is used to make haemoglobin, the molecule that carries oxygen in your blood. Iron also helps transport oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body.
  • If you don’t get enough iron, you will have fewer red blood cells in your blood and you will feel constantly tired. This is called iron deficiency anaemia and it can also make it harder for your body to fight infection.
  • And if you are anaemic, there are higher chances of your baby to be born too small, with low-birth weight or premature. It can also lead to fetal or newborn death.
  • If you're anemic at the time of giving birth, you are more likely to need a blood transfusion especially if you lose a lot of blood during delivery. And you also run the risk of compromising your baby's iron stores at its birth. This raises her risk of anemia later in infancy and can hurt her growth and cognitive development.

How much Iron should you take if you’re pregnant?
27 milligrams (mg) of iron every day is the prescribed amount of iron for pregnant women. And you should start taking this dose during your first trimester itself.

Foods high in Iron
Meat, poultry, plant-based foods and iron supplements are all sources of iron. There are two types of iron in foods

  1. Home iron is the type your body absorbs the best. You get this in non vegetarian foods like beef, chicken, turkey, and pork.
  2. Non-heme iron is the other type and this is mostly found in beans, spinach, tofu, and iron- fortified cereals.
  3. Raisins, kidney beans, lentils, oysters, soybeans are some other iron-rich foods.

Making the most of the iron you consume
Not many of us know this but just eating a big slab of meat is not required to get Heme iron. You can add a little meat or fish to your meal and bingo, this helps your body absorb more of iron from the other foods on your plate.

  • You could cook in a cast iron pan instead of steel or aluminum pan. Liquidy acidic foods, such as tomato sauce can soak up iron from iron pans this way.
  • Always include a food high in vitamin C like orange juice, strawberries, or broccoli with every meal containing vegetarian sources of iron, like beans as the vitamin C helps you absorb up to six times more iron.
  • Take iron supplements one hour before or two hours after meals because iron is absorbed easily on an empty stomach.
  • Space your iron and calcium supplements as calcium inhibits iron absorption.

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

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Dr. Mool Chand Gupta 91% (35709 ratings)
MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
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Vegitarian diet is best for good health.
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What Type Of Diet Is Beneficial During Pregnancy?

Dr. Sunita Singh 84% (10 ratings)
Assistant Professor (PMCH), MS Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS, Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstretician, Consultant Gynecologist & obstetrician, Consultant Gynaecologist
Gynaecologist, Patna
What Type Of Diet Is Beneficial During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a life-changing experience, and you've got to be armed with the right nutrition to take it on!

For many moms-to-be, pregnancy is the time to rest, relaxation, and pampering and while for some, it may be stressful, especially if the pregnancy involves medical complications. Either way, it is a turning point in your life, physically, mentally, and emotionally. And food is an important part of this journey which requires a lot many changes in the diet, which has to be rightly balanced so that you are eating right for your belly and your baby.

A nutritious, balanced diet through pregnancy is important not only to maintain maternal nutritional needs, but also for the development of a healthy fetus. Remember, nutrition at this time needs to cater to the continuous adjustments in maternal body composition and metabolism.

The number of calories you will need to consume in addition to your regular diet is just 150 Kcal in the first trimester and 350 Kcal in the second and third. These surely need to be healthy calories, not empty calories. A clinical dietician will help you navigate the distribution of calories, but do keep them in check, as your maternal obesity puts you at risk for other serious medical conditions such as gestational diabetes. It may also put your baby at risk for future obesity and
other diseases.

Similarly, if you have morning sickness, you may not feel the urge to eat, and you may be underweight. In this case make each calorie count check, with nutritionally rich foods. Ensure that total weight gained throughout your pregnancy is between 12 and 14 kg. Cut down on refined sugar, and while ghee and butter are okay if you are not already overweight, avoid binging on them.

When it comes to pregnancy diet, there are certain foods that need to be definitely avoided. Foods that are too high in mercury or Vitamin A can pose a health risk to your baby, as can foods that are known to cause food borne illness such as Listeriosis and Salmonella poisoning. List of foods that are right for you and your baby.

For Boosting Your Baby Brain And Your Own Health:

Eat: fish, vegetable oils, nuts (especially walnuts), flax seeds, flax seed oil, dark leafy vegetables

Why: These are rich sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, an important component in boosting the development of the brain formation in the fetus, especially in the second half of pregnancy. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, US, Omega-3 is an integral part of the cell membranes and forms the building blocks of the fetal brain. While fish does contain mercury, US guidelines stipulate that two servings of fish in a week is safe. If you are not able to eat fish, ask your doctor if you should have a fish oil supplement. The two most beneficial forms of Omega-3s come from aquatic sources. But if you are vegetarian, you could try the other sources as well. This essential fatty acid is also known to reduce cholesterol, hence blood pressure.

For The Building And Strengthening Of Bones, For The Baby And You:

Eat: milk and dairy products, ragi (finger millet), broccoli, spinach

Why: To fulfill its own bone development requirement, the fetus will derive its calcium from the mother, whether or not the mother is getting adequate calcium herself. The National Institute of Nutrition has set the calcium needs for pregnant women and nursing mothers as double compared to non-pregnant women. You will need 1,200 mg per day. Two glasses of milk will give you approximately half the requirement. You can derive the rest from the other sources. Also make sure you get some sun, preferably in the morning, when it is not too warm, to help create vitamin D, necessary for good bone health.

Up Your Immunity:

Eat: colourful fruits and vegetables; probiotic foods such as yogurt

Why: Pregnancy is a time when you want to be safe and not catch any infections, especially those that can harm the fetus. Fruits and vegetables are antioxidant-rich. They have phytochemicals that naturally occur in plants, protecting them against infections. They'll help you do the same. Each colour gives a different benefit, so eat the rainbow through the week. Probiotic foods help maintain gut health. Set your own yogurt, as this contains many more 'good, healthful' bacteria than store-bought varieties.

For The Prevention Of Birth Defects In Baby:

Eat: legumes, green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, nuts, beans

Why: Legumes include lentils, peas, beans, chickpeas, soybeans, and peanuts. The group is a rich source of folic acid, which helps in prevention of neural tube defects (birth defects of the brain, spine or spinal cord). Folate is one of the B-vitamins (B9), especially important in the first trimester. Your doctor will provide you with supplements, but you can also make sure you get the vitamin in your diet. Folic acid works closely with vitamin B12, to make red blood cells and make iron work properly in the body. If possible, eat organic, so you're not taking in too many chemicals.

For Overall Growth And Development:

Eat: small amounts of red meat, chicken, spinach

Why: Iron is an essential nutrient, and is needed for fetal and placenta growth, as well as for the development of the mother's own tissue. About 50-70% of Indians are anemic, and this is a cause of serious concern. Your doctor will prescribe additional iron in the form of a supplement; however, you can also get it in the diet.

Foods to be avoided when you're pregnant:

  • Avoid unpasteurized milk.
  • Avoid Alcohol.
  • Avoid raw or undercooked meat, fish and eggs.
  • Avoid unwashed vegetables and fruits.
  • Avoid raw sprouts (Eating raw sprouts increases your risk of salmonella poisoning, which causes fever, vomiting and diarrhea. Be sure to cook sprouts thoroughly.)
  • oid excess of caffeine.

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

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An Anti-Aging Diet

Dr. Sumaiya Petiwala 93% (76912 ratings)
Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
An Anti-Aging Diet

An Anti-Aging Diet


What you eat makes a huge difference in how you age and how you feel,
Colorful fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants in colorful vegetables and fruits, such as leafy greens, deep red tomatoes, blueberries, and carrots, help stop unstable molecules from damaging healthy cells. So at each meal, fill about half your plate with fruits and vegetables with one serving of meat or poultry which has essential brain nutrients.

Three particular antioxidants -- vitamin C, zinc, and beta-carotene -- help protect your vision from macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness after age 64. If you already have macular degeneration, eating foods with these nutrients may slow its progress. Dark green, leafy vegetables -- spinach,and methi leaves greens are great sources. But you also help your eyes when you eat bright-colored ones.

Antioxidants like vitamin C can even help keep your skin younger-looking. One study linked eating lots of yellow and green vegetables to fewer wrinkles.
Nuts. The fats in nuts are among the healthiest you can find. If you avoid nuts because they're high in fat, think again. In fact, one study showed that snacking on nuts cut the risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol by about 20%. You only need to eat 1/4 of an ounce a day to get the benefits -- that’s about 4 almonds.

Beans and lentils. These foods give you loads of fiber and plant-based protein, so they’re an age-protecting alternative to red meat with saturated fat, which is linked to heart disease and diabetes. Beans and lentils are inexpensive and easy to add to soups, casseroles, and side dishes.

Foods to Avoid
For the best anti-aging diet, it’s important to limit foods that can harm your body. It’s easy if you follow these guidelines.

Go easy on high-fat meat, high-fat dairy, and bakery treats. The saturated fat found in these foods can clog your arteries, which can lead to heart problems.

Limit added sugar as much as possible. Eating too much sugar can send your blood sugar levels on a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs. Over time, excess calories may cause insulin resistance, which can lead to type 2 diabetes. Diabetes damages your blood vessels and often leads to heart disease. "The less sugar you eat, the healthier you'll be," Pontius says.

Spare the salt. Eating too much salt, or sodium, can raise your blood pressure. Over time, high blood pressure can damage many parts of your body, including your kidneys, your eyes, and your brain. Limit sodium to 2,400 milligrams -- about 1 teaspoon of table salt -- throughout your entire day. If you have high blood pressure, are 51 or older, are African-American, or have diabetes or chronic kidney disease, you should eat even less: no more than about 1,500 mg a day.

Check labels for the sodium content in canned, frozen, and boxed foods. Packaged foods typically pack in a lot of salt -- you may be eating more than you realize.

I being a both a registered dietitian (RD) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications . I will also suggest home remedies.
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Diet for Psoriasis

Dr. Nitin Hundre 89% (205 ratings)
Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.)
Homeopath, Belgaum
Diet for Psoriasis

There's no strong scientific evidence that specific foods can impact psoriasis, but there is evidence that losing extra weight can ease symptoms. Nutritionists and physicians recommend a healthy, balanced diet to control your weight and your psoriasis, as well as lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke (which are elevated in people with psoriasis).
Best Food For Psoriasis
Carrots and squash
"A diet that's high in fruits and vegetables can have an anti-inflammatory effect,". And although there are no studies connecting fruits and vegetables specifically with a reduction in psoriasis symptoms, psoriasis is an inflammatory condition. Specific vegetables that might have inflammation fighting properties include carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, and broccoli.
Fish and seafood
Omega-3 fatty acids abundant in fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, and albacore tuna are the foundation of a heart healthy diet. Fish oils are thought to reduce inflammation and help the immune system, which is overactive in people with psoriasis. Given that psoriasis is also linked to a higher risk of heart attack and stroke, it's a good idea to eat fish at least twice a week.
Grains
Grains such as whole grain bread, cereal, and pasta; oatmeal; and brown rice are another component of an overall healthy diet. Like fruits and vegetables, grains also contain a variety of anti inflammation antioxidants and are high in fiber, which has been linked with lower inflammation levels and better regulation of blood sugar. Legumes such as beans and lentils also have antioxidants and fiber, so include them in your diet as well.
Nuts and avocados
Fats in general get a bad rap, but there are such things as "good fats." These include the polyunsaturated fats found in nuts, vegetable oils, and avocados, and monounsaturated fats found in soybean oil, walnuts, flaxseed, and certain fish. They're good for you in general (when taken in moderation, of course they still can pack in the calories). Stay away from saturated fats and trans fats, which may increase inflammation in the body.
Blueberries
Not only do blueberries have anti-inflammatory properties, but also lots of vitamin C, manganese (good for bone health), and fiber. All this while low in fat. Other fruits that may have anti-inflammatory properties include mangoes, strawberries, and figs. But you really can’t go wrong with any fruits, which are right up there with vegetables on the “good-for-you” list. Scientists are only just beginning to uncover other healthful properties of fruits. Blueberries, for instance, may also boost memory and fight heart disease.
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DIET FOR P.C.O.D

BHMS, MD - Acupressure
Homeopath, Bangalore
DIET FOR P.C.O.D
Diet for PCOD and Scope of Homoeopathy

PCOD is a very common condition seen in women these days. Women with PCOD are more prone to developing serious health conditions. There are several causes that lead to this condition, one of the primes of them being the diet we choose and our lifestyle. Given below are some important Do’s and Don’ts to follow, for women with PCOD and for all those who would like to prevent this condition. A little extra care if taken in effectively managing our diet and lifestyle could go a long way in preventing PCOD.

DO’s:

Diet:

- Wheat products (wheat bread, wheat pasta)
- Barley
- Natural diuretic fruits
- Raw fruits (especially apple, pear etc.) and vegetables
- Oats, Corn, Butter, eggs, almonds, peanuts, pumpkin, beans, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, mushroom, onions, peppers, spinach, vegetable oil, soya beans, apricots, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, figs, grapes, honeydew, lemon, tomato juice, kiwi fruit, pineapple, plum, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, mango, cheese, radishes, olive oil, nuts, salmon fish, flaxseeds
- Protein rich foods
- High fiber rich food and Vit B rich food
- Opt for lean meat. Avoid chicken though, as they may be injected with male hormone to increase the muscle bulk, which would trigger PCOD
- Move to Soy products instead of milk, as milk has the tendency to increase the testosterone levels
- Include 1-2 litres of water in your diet, which avoids water retention
- Divide meals into small healthy 5-6 meals per day, instead of 3 heavy meals and never miss breakfast

Exercise:
- Sit –ups, push –ups
- Skipping helps you to lessen binge eating, the release of serotonin and dopamine will keep your stress levels low.
- Stress free methods such as Yoga, meditation, listening to music etc.


DON’T’S:

- All whites (Maida, white bread, pasta, etc.)
- Junk or fast foods, cakes, cookies, sweets, chocolates, soft drinks and soda, desserts etc.
- Avoid red meat, whole milk dairy, fried food, margarines
- Reduce Sodium intake, by avoiding sauces, chips, salted nuts, canned soups
- Quit smoking –as it stimulates Androgen
- Avoid alcohol

Scope of Homoeopathy in PCOD:

Homeopathic approach towards management of PCOD is constitutional, taking into account the presenting complaints along with physical, mental and genetic make-up that individualizes a person. It involves prescribing “Constitutional Medicine”, which is also capable for working on the Ovaries and the entire Endocrine system. The treatment logic varies depending on the presence of any genetic predisposition, physical makeup (obesity), peculiarities of your menstrual, etc. In Homoeopathy, medicines are given to induce ovulation in a natural way, which would improve and regularize your menstrual cycle and also helps in the prevention or minimization of cyst formation.
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