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10 Foods You Should Not Consume After They Expire

Dt. Manidipa Dey 89% (70 ratings)
Post Graduation In Dietetics & Applied Nutrition, B.sc (H) In Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
10 Foods You Should Not Consume After They Expire

Though some foods do not expire, but it is advisable not to consume certain foods once they have expired. 

  1. Eggs: Eggs contain large amounts of nutrients per calorie. They are a cheap and tasty source of protein. It is no big surprise that they have turned into a breakfast staple; yet in case that you are eating an egg that is past its expiry date, do reconsider. These are the most widely recognized reasons for food-borne illnesses.
  2. Meat: Bacteria are common in both pre-packaged meats, and in the pieces you take from your butcher at the market. The listeria bacteria are especially hazardous, as the type of harm it causes can be lethal in most of the cases. From a general outlook, it is best to avoid processed meat.
  3. Mixed greens: Mixed greens including spinach, arugula, spring blend, bundled plate of mixed greens lettuce and other veggies do not keep extremely well after their due date. So if their withered appearance and disgusting covering does not turn you off, think about the bacteria and pathogens hiding underneath your sandwich bread.
  4. Hay sprouts: It is important that you use them rapidly once you get them, since they tend to be bacteria magnets. Truth be told, hay pulls in a greater number of germs than other vegetables, particularly in case you abandon them unrefrigerated.
  5. Clams/oysters: Bad oysters can be fatal. This is based on the type of microscopic organisms that develop in spoiled oysters. It is known as V. vulnificus. It causes an extreme type of food poisoning. V. vulnificus bacteria affects the circulatory system, sending the body into a septic shock.
  6. Shrimp: Much like clams and shellfish, shrimps are extremely inclined to bacterial contaminations. It is not to be consumed after a while since it can lead to food poisoning or diarrhea.
  7. Crude ground beef: E. coli bacteria are the most basic reason for food poisoning. These bacteria originate from the animal’s digestive systems and are available in all hamburger items. In case that the hamburger is prepared and taken care of securely, it will not turn into a problem.
  8. Berries: When berries turn sour, they pull in extensive amounts of cyclospora, a kind of bacteria that leads to food poisoning. While this sort of food poisoning is not as harmful as some others, it is something you definitely need to stay away from.
  9. Soft cheese: With hard cheeses, similar to cheddar, it is regularly safe to remove the external edges and eat the soft cheese underneath. However, this practice does not reach out to soft cheeses, similar to brie. In case you are discovering mold on the edges of your soft cheese, do not eat it. You may end up with an infection.
  10. Chicken: Poultry items, including chicken tend to cause the maximum harm in case that they are not taken care of and cooked properly. Undercooked and old chicken can be very unsafe for health.
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Cancer - 6 Type Of Foods That Can Help Heal Faster!

Dr. Neeraj Srivastava 91% (67 ratings)
BAMS - Alternative Medicine, Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Lucknow
Cancer - 6 Type Of Foods That Can Help Heal Faster!

Cancer affects a growing number of people every year. While the exact cause of cancer is not known, your diet and lifestyle play a large role in determining your risk of suffering from the disease. While some foods increase a person’s risk of suffering from cancer, others can help treat it and even prevent it from occurring in the first place.

Some foods that can be beneficial to cancer patients include:

  1. Green leafy vegetables: Green vegetables like spinach, kale, arugula, watercress etc are rich in a number of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A and C and antioxidants. These minerals and vitamins can help fight cancer cells and prevent them from spreading. They are also rich in glucosinolates that help kill cancer cells and prevent the formation of tumours.
  2. Cruciferous vegetables: Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage are rich sources of vitamin C and antioxidants like glutathione hat help kill cancer cells. They also contain phytochemicals such as isothiocyanates that help prevent cancer.
  3. Berries: Berries are the most favoured antioxidants and are also rich sources of the vitamin, C and gallic acid. These help boost immunity and fight off viral and fungal infections. Berries can also slow down the ageing process and lower damage caused by free radicals.
  4. Fresh herbs and spices: Herbs and spices not only flavour our food but can also help boost immunity and protect against diseases like cancer. The curcumin in turmeric is known to be beneficial in decreasing tumour sizes and fighting breast and colon cancer. Garlic, pepper, ginger, thyme, cayenne pepper, basil, oregano and parsley are other herbs that can help reduce the risk of suffering from cancer and can boost immunity.
  5. Cultured dairy products: Yoghurt is a great source of ‘good bacteria’ that are essential for your gut and digestive system. These probiotics help increase immunity and can stop tumours from growing and boost cell renewal. Sulphur proteins and saturated fats in cottage cheese can also help prevent cancer. Since many commercially available cultured dairy products have chemicals, it is important to use only organically cultured dairy products to experience its benefits.
  6. Nuts and seeds: Nuts and seeds like walnuts, brazil nuts, chia seeds, flax seeds etc are powerhouses of nutrients and fibre. They are also rich in essential fatty acids such as omega 3 fatty acids. Along with boosting your overall health, these foods can help energise cells and give your body energy to fight diseases like cancer.

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

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9 Foods That Support You During Cancer Treatment!

Dt. Sheenu Sanjeev 87% (34 ratings)
Diploma in Dietetics Health and Nutrition, Doctorate Biomedical Sciences, Principle of Nutrition, Doctorate Biomedical Science , MSC Master of Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
9 Foods That Support You During Cancer Treatment!

Are you suffering from cancer? Your diet plays an important part when you are a undergoing cancer treatment. There are several types of food items, which are actually beneficial for healing cancer. By including these items in your regular diet, there are chances of better healing. Here are 10 food items that help in healing cancer:

  1. Green leafy vegetables: You must consume green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, collard greens, kale, watercress and arugula salad as they contain vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants. Also they are low in calories, sodium, fat and toxins and are a storehouse of antibacterial plus antiviral components, which inactivate carcinogens and help in killing program cancer cells. The formation of tumor is prevented. The chemicals turn into biological compounds and break down cancer cells.
  2. Cruciferous vegetables: These vegetables are capable cancer killers and are rich in vitamin C. All vegetables belonging to the brassica family of cruciferous vegetables contain isothiocyanates, which help in the prevention of cancer. Vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower also contain sulforaphanes and indoles, which protect the DNA structure.
  3. Berries: Berries contain antioxidants and proanthocyanidin antioxidants. These are capable of reducing free-radical damage. You should add blueberries, strawberries, goji berries and cherries to your diet.
  4. Fresh herbs and spicesTurmeric contains curcumin, which helps in reducing the tumor size and fighting breast and colon cancer. Its properties help in fighting inflammation. Other herbs such as ginger, garlic, oregano, basil and parsley help in boosting the body’s immunity.
  5. Organic meats: Organic meats such as chicken or beef liver are considered effective for cancer patients. This is because they are dense in nutrient content and contain vitamin B12 in high quantity. Consuming organic meat helps in the cleansing of your liver and removing toxins from the digestive tract.
  6. Cultured dairy products: Cultured dairy products contain probiotics or good bacteria. These help in promoting a natural bacterial balance in the intestinal microflora and increasing immunity. These food products prevent tumor growth and help with cell regeneration. You should have raw milk products like yoghurt, cheese and kefir.
  7. Nuts and seeds: Chia seeds and flax seeds provide omega-3 fatty acids and important minerals. Hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are also essential for a cancer patient.
  8. Healthy unrefined oils: Oils such as coconut, flax, extra-virgin olive oil and cod-liver oil nourish the gut and your immune functions are boosted.
  9. Mushrooms: Mushrooms are of different types and offer different benefits. In general, all mushrooms increase a body’s immunity to fight with cancer. You should add reishi, maitake and cordyceps mushrooms to your diet.

For consuming an ideal diet, which comprises cancer preventing and cancer-fighting foods, you should consult a dietitian. 

The above food help in prevention and recovery from cancer. In any case, rest is equally important and also fluids. Diet to regular chemo session, one might feel anorexic with persistent nausea, so having them in small portions in advisable. One can opt for organic versions of these, to ensure good quality. Try avid consuming them absolutely raw, stir fry, boiled are some recommendable methods. Cancer can be patience testing disease to cope up with it best is to have a positive attitude for better recovery. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Basic Tips You Must Follow To Stay Healthy!

Dr. Ashwin Nirmal 87% (285 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), I. P. G. T & R. GUJARAT AYURVED UNIVERSITY, JAMNAGAR , I. P. G. T. & R. GUJARAT AYURVED UNIVERSITY, JAMNAGAR
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Basic Tips You Must Follow To Stay Healthy!

Welcome to spring summer season! The undeniably most popular season of the year is here.  As winter melts into spring, the birds, bees, flowers, trees and human hearts are all nourished by more and more sunlight. We may bask in that sunlight, but often we find ourselves still sluggish from winter, with too much on our plates and seasonal allergies to boot!  The wisdom of Ayurveda is here to help us balance the shift of seasons and get us glowing, not sneezing all spring.

Spring is also about new beginnings, setting roots that sustain us in summer and fall. This spring, let’s commit to sustaining and thriving- through balance, deep breaths, clean closets and cleansed bodies! In Ayurveda, the Indian classical Medicine used by yogi’s for thousands years, spring is ruled the elements fire and water, which combine to make pitta dosha or bodily constitution. In spring we work to shed the excess of winter and balance the amount of fire and water in our systems. Too much water combined with excess earth leaves us feeling heavy, muddy and full of toxins (ama). Too much fire and we’re angry, over heated, over doing, full of allergies and without enough time.

Too much fire and water at the same time leaves our bodies taxed, inflamed and pressurized (think sinus headache). Spring is ruled by the organs of liver and gallbladder, our main organs for cleansing and processing toxins. Our liver processes allergens that come from pollen and pollution, but if our liver is taxed, it has a hard time working as smoothly. Using Ayurveda we cool our heat with water, and cleanse with fire. When we are balanced we have healthy fire, creativity, action and ideas, and the coolness of water to stay hydrated and go with the flow. The wisdom of Ayurveda helps us live in balance with the season and the natural world around us, which is ultimate challenge in our modern urban world, however, it is so worth it!

Here are basic tips to get you going.

  1. Clear out your closet - clean your house: It sounds basic but de-cluttering your space will help you de-clutter your mind. They say the body is the temple of the mind, and it’s much easier to clean the temple of the body and mind when the literal temple of the home is clear. Get new plants and increase the amount of fresh green things in your living space.
  2. Clean your body: Spring is the perfect time for a mild Ayurvedic cleanse to reduce toxins (ama) from winter. Since spring is ruled by the organs liver and gallbladder, it the perfect time to give those organs a break. It’s like an oil change for your body.

Try cutting out sugar, alcohol, dairy, caffeine, cooked oils and red meat for 2 weeks just to give your body a break. The first 3 days are the hardest, it gets easier after that! Getting a friend or partner to join helps a lot too. Increase your intake of water, yoga, rest and alkaline foods (green veggies, fruits, whole grains, raw olive oil, avocados). If you have allergies, increase your intake of bitter, sour and astringent flavours. Bitter veggies (arugula, mustard greens, dandelion greens) support the liver and gallbladder, helping to cleanse the system.  The excess of winter is all about sweet, heavy comfort foods. Now is the time to cleanse those out of the system.

The simplest pranayama practice is samma vrtti, count to 5 as you inhale and 5 as you exhale. Take a short pause after the inhale and after the exhale, as a reminder to pause and take space! If you feel especially hot, stressed or need to relax, lengthen the exhale (5 in, 8 out). 12 rounds of breath is perfect. Then sit or put your legs up for the remainder of the 10 minutes.

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

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Migraine - Understanding The Role Of Homeopathy In Treating It!

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 91% (11221 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Migraine - Understanding The Role Of Homeopathy In Treating It!

The unbearable and throbbing pain characteristic of a migraine can throw life off balance, affecting one's physical health beyond imagination. In extreme cases, the migraine pain that usually affects one side of the head (can be both sides as well), along with the associated discomfort (such as vomiting, dizziness, increased sensitivity towards sound or light, nausea) can last for several days, piling on the agony.

Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter that is involved in a host of functions including the regulation of cognitive and behavioral abilities or enhancing the mood of a person. Various research and scientific studies reveal that there is a sharp dip in the serotonin level during migraine attacks. Imbalance in the estrogen level is also found to trigger migraine pains in women. Stress and anxiety have also been found to play a pivotal role in triggering a migraine.

Homeopathy to keep Migraines at bay
Migraine attack is not a small disorder. It is a condition that can affect a person for lifelong, if not managed on time. When we talk about the treatment and management of migraine, homeopathy emerges as the best option. Homeopathy believes that the trigger for migraines varies among individuals. Therefore, the homeopathic approach involves proper evaluation of the affected individual to get to the base of the problem (trigger for migraines). The homeopathic treatment next aims to eliminate the contributing factor(s) through a concoction of lifestyle modifications and homeopathic medicines. In spite of the effectiveness of the homeopathic medicines in treating migraines, one should never go for SELF MEDICATION.

  • Not known to many but the choice of foods can play a catalytic role in elevating the incidence of migraine. Salty and processed foods, alcoholic (wine in particular) and caffeinated drinks and beverages, cheese (aged), food additives and preservatives such as MSG and aspartame, missing out on one or more successive meals in a day or maintaining long gaps between the meals are the worst nemeses for migraines.
  • Homeopathy emphasizes the importance of a healthy and nutritious diet. Daily intake of dark and green leafy vegetables (spinach, lettuce, beet greens, kale, arugula, to name a few), red meat, beef and beef liver (natural grass fed), eggs, nuts and seeds (walnuts, almonds, cashew nuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds), whole grains, fish (salmon, tuna, herring, mackerel, sardines), can work wonders to provide relief from migraines.
  • Proper rest and sleep can contribute immensely to relax a person both physically and mentally keeping stress and migraines at bay.
  • While exercises and physical activities are healthy, refrain from rigorous or strenuous activities (can worsen a migraine).

Some of the homeopathic medicines for migraines
Belladonna comes as a relief for patients dealing with an excruciating and throbbing pain that originates at the temporal region of the head. The face of such patients appears red and hot and there is an increased sensitivity to light and sound.

For migraine pain affecting the left side of the head that gradually radiates over to the left eye, Spigelia provides fruitful results. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Beat the Heat This Summer

Dr. Prabha Acharya 88% (106 ratings)
PGDM In Cosmetology, Trichology & Weight Managmen, MD, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Beat the Heat This Summer

Summer has finally arrived! During school, summer was probably the most-awaited season, since it coincided with the start of the long vacation. 

Though summer is the season of outdoor fun, barbecues, and sunshine, it can also be the season of sunburns and stifling heat. 

Tips for protecting yourself from the extreme summer heat:

  • Hydrate your body. During the hot summer months, heat and sweat can leave your body dehydrated. A lack of water is harmful to your body and can also make you crave food when you’re not actually hungry. It is incredibly important to keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Wear loose, full-sleeved cotton and light color clothes to protect the body from the sun and to aid evaporation of sweat.
  • Use a hat/ Cap to protect your head from the sun you go out.
  • Wear sunglasses. They prevent harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from scorching your corneas and protect your eyes for many more summers to come.
  • Apply sunscreen daily every 3 hourly. Nothing knocks good days off a summer calendar like nasty sunburn. Use enough sunscreen to cover all exposed areas.
  • Just like sunscreen protects the rest of your skin, a lip balm with SPF protection blocks out the sun and keeps in moisture for your lips.
  • During the heat try to rest often in shady areas.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day. Alter your pattern of outdoor exercise to take advantage of cooler times (early morning or late evening). If you can't change the time of your workout, scale it down by doing fewer minutes, walking instead or running, or decreasing your level of exertion.
  • Remember to rehydrate after daily exercise.
  • If you live in an area with dry weather, try putting a little moisture in the air by soaking a towel and hanging it in front of an open window. Open all the windows on the same floor to start a draft that will carry moisture in and cool you.
  • Drink lots of liquids like coconut water, lime water,buttermilk etc to replace the fluids you lose from sweating. Do not wait until you feel like you need a drink.
  • Wear loose-fitting cotton clothing,preferably of a light color.
  • You can cover your head with scarfs, stoles or dupattas. This is also a good option but make sure that the scarf or stole is of a light material like cotton. This will prevent the heat from directly reaching your head. It will also protect you from the hot loo.
  • Stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible. If no air conditioning then Use a fan.
  • Take a cool shower or bath.
  • Keep tissues and wet wipes with you all the time so as to wipe out the sweat at regular intervals.
  • Instead of hot foods, try lighter summer fare including frequent small meals or snacks containing cold fruit or low fat dairy products like yogurts.
  • Include salads in your diet. Consuming leafy lettuce and summer greens, cucumbers, in salads are delicious ways to stay cool.
  • Include fruits & vegetables like watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew-melon as well as citrus fruits like oranges, cucumber, radishes, lettuce and leafy greens such as spinach and arugula, and fresh herbs such as mint, etc.
  • Avoid heavy, oily, and spicy foods as much as you can because these foods take a longer time to digest.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Avoid eating fried,processed, and sugary and junk food.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and carbonated drinks.
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8 Diet Changes To Boost Your Brain Health!

Dt. Aastha Singhal 88% (345 ratings)
BSc - Food & Applied Nutrition, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
8 Diet Changes To Boost Your Brain Health!

Brain health is essential for people of all ages. And, in recent times MIND and DASH are considered the two most popular approaches that are leading the way for a diet that is required for maintaining the brain health. MIND stands for Mediterranean Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay, whereas DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.

As per the recent research conducted, it has been observed that the DASH can successfully lower the pressure of blood in the body and reduce the risk of diseases, such as heart and diabetes, etc. However, in order to boost the brain health, they combined the Mediterranean diet DASH diet. 

Here is a list of 8 diet changes that can boost the brain health without having to take any other brain supplements:

  1. Leafy green vegetables: Leafy vegetables are the tried and tested source of natural brain tonic. Vegetables such as spinach, kale, collard greens and arugula should be thoroughly washed and chopped. They can be consumed with salads, pasta, and soups.
  2. Pulses: Pulses such as lentils, beans and peas can be consumed with salads to maintain brain health. Alternatively, they can be consumed along with burgers to give it a twist. They can also be used to make patties. A mixture of black beans, onions and peppers can be mashed along with some spices to form the main entrée of the patties.
  3. Whole grains: A batch of brown rice, quinoa, oats or faro can be prepared and consumed to upgrade brain health, as grains are rich in fiber and also keep your stomach full for a longer time. Whole grain can be prepared in batches so that they can be consumed throughout the week along with salad and soup.
  4. Home-made snacks: A quick meal of walnuts, pumpkin, almonds and pistachios can serve as a quick snack during long drives and small breaks in between meetings. A small portion of these snacks will not only boost brain health but also gives a sense of fulfillment.
  5. Berries: Frozen berries are known to be extremely beneficial for brain health. They can be mixed with smoothies and consumed during breakfast or in the form of snacks, as well. Berries are a nice addition to oatmeal as well.
  6. Olive oil: The butter or the refined oil can be traded with olive oil while preparing vegetables and meats. It can also be used as a base for homemade vinaigrettes. Olive oil serves the purpose of maintaining good health and hardly, has any side effects on the body.
  7. Poultry items: One can become a lot creative when it comes to consuming poultry items. Chicken breasts for instance, when cooked with garlic and onion in a pressure cooker, can be a real agent for maintaining brain health. One can add some flavor and consume it along with sandwiches and salads.
  8. Fish: It is advisable to consume one fish every week. Also, amongst all the fishes Salmon is known to be the best for brain health. 

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

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The Immunity Boosting Meal Plan

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 91% (14814 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
The Immunity Boosting Meal Plan

The immunity boosting meal plan for 7 days 

Aim to drink 8 cups of water throughout each day.

Monday

Breakfast
• 1 cup yogurt
• ½ cup strawberries, halved
• 1 cup orange juice
Snack
• 4 graham cracker squares
• 1 tbsp almond butter
Lunch
Tuna-sunflower wrap
• 2 hardboiled eggs, sliced
• 1 whole wheat tortilla
• ½ cup lettuce
• ½ cup (60 g) tuna (mixed with 1 tsp mayonnaise)
• 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
• 1/3 avocado, sliced
Snack
• 10 baby carrots
• 1 cup skim milk
Dinner
Honey ‘n’ lime glazed salmon
• ½ cup cooked green beans
• ½ cup cooked brown rice
• ¼ canteloupe, cut in chunks
Total calories: 1729

Tuesday

Breakfast
• 2 rice cakes
• 2 tbsp almond butter
• 1 grapefruit
• 1 cup green or black tea
Snack
• 1 orange
• 1 cup skim milk
Lunch
Leftover honey ‘n’ lime glazed salmon
• 1 cup green leaf lettuce
• ¼ cup sunflower seeds
• 1 whole wheat pita
Option: use pita to make a honey n’ lime glazed salmon pita sandwich or simply eat pita quarters as a side

Snack
• 1 cup yogourt
• ½ cup strawberries
Dinner
Chard ‘n’ cheese pie 
Green salad
• 1 cup green or red leaf lettuce
• ½ cup sliced mushrooms
• ½ cup sliced cucumber
• 5 grape tomatoes
• 1 tbsp salad dressing
Total calories: 1747

Wednesday
Breakfast

1 yogourt smoothie
• 1 cup yogourt
• ½ cup raspberries
Blend together until desired consistency

Snack
Quick avocado-cheese snack
• ½ whole wheat pita
• ¼ avocado
• 1 oz cheddar cheese
Lunch
Leftover chard ‘n’ cheese pie
• 1 whole wheat roll
• 1 cup skim milk
Snack
• ¼ cup almonds
• 1 orange
Dinner
Grilled teriyaki-orange turkey breast
• ½ cup cooked quinoa
• 1 cup kale, stir-fried with 1 chopped garlic clove and 1 tsp olive oil

• 1 cup vanilla frozen yogourt
Total calories: 1811

Thursday

Breakfast
• 1 cup whole grain cereal
• ¼ cup blueberries
• 1 cup yogourt
• 1 cup green tea
Snack
• 1 apple
Lunch
Arugula-tuna wrap
• 1 whole grain tortilla
• ½ can (60 g) tuna (mixed with 1 tsp mayonnaise)
• ½ avocado, sliced
• ½ cup arugula
• 1 cup skim milk
• 1 plum
Snack
• 10 carrot sticks
Dinner
Feta, rapini and sweet red pepper pasta
• ½ grapefruit
Total calories: 1856

Friday

Breakfast
• 1 cup mixed fruit yogurt
• ½ cup raspberries
• 1 cup green tea
• 2 rice cakes
• 1 tbsp almond butter

Snack
• 1 grapefruit
• 4 graham crackers (1 large rectangle)
Lunch
Leftover feta, rapini and sweet red pepper pasta
• 1 small whole wheat roll
• 1 orange
Snack
• ½ whole wheat pita
• 2 oz cheddar cheese

Dinner
Superb pressed lemony chicken
• ½ cup cooked brown rice
• 1 cup steamed broccoli
• 2 ginger snaps
Total calories: 1835

Saturday

Breakfast
• 1 cup cooked oatmeal
• ¼ cup raisins
• 1 cup orange juice
Snack
• 1 apple
• 2 oz cheddar cheese, cubed
Lunch
Beefy caesar salad with hot garlic bread
Snack
• 2 cups air-popped popcorn
• 1 cup green tea
Dinner
Chunky fall chili
• 1 cup brown rice
• 2 tbsp grated cheddar cheese
• 1 cup frozen yogurt
Total calories: 1765

Sunday

Breakfast
3 pancakes
• ½ cup strawberries
• 1 cup skim milk
Snack
• 1 pear

Lunch

Leftover chunky fall chili
• ½ cup cooked brown rice
• 2 tbsp grated cheddar cheese
Snack
• 3 stalks celery
• 2 tbsp peanut butter

Dinner
Chicken-and-almond stir-fry
• 1 cup couscous, cooked
• 1 cup stir-fried red and yellow pepper strips
• ½ red pepper
• ½ yellow pepper
• ½ tsp olive oil
• ½ cup ice cream

Total calories: 1687.

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What Are Uterine Fibroids?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kota
What Are Uterine Fibroids?

A lot of women have uterine fibroids at some point in their life. You may have even had them and never known it. That’s because they often don’t cause any pain or symptoms.

So if you can get them and not have side effects, how do you even know if you have them? And should you be concerned?

What Are They?

Uterine fibroids, which your doctor may call leiomyomas or myomas, are muscular tumors that can grow on your uterus. They rarely turn into cancer, and if you get them it doesn’t mean you’re more likely to get uterine cancer.

Fibroids can vary a lot in size, shape, and location. They can show up in your uterus, uterine wall, or on its surface. They can also attach to your uterus by a stalk- or stem-like structure.

Some are so small that your doctor can’t even see them with the naked eye. Others grow in big masses that can affect the size and shape of the uterus.

Uterine fibroids usually appear in women of childbearing age -- generally between 30 and 40 years old, but they can show up at any age. They’re also more common in African-American women than in white women, and tend to show up earlier and grow quicker in African-Americans, as well. Doctors don’t know why that is.

What Are the Symptoms?

Some women may find out they have uterine fibroids because their doctor discovers them during a routine exam or ultrasound. You may be different, though.

If you do have symptoms, they might include:

What Causes Them?

Experts don’t know exactly why you get fibroids. Hormones and genetics might make you more likely to get them.

Hormones. Estrogen and progesterone are the hormones that make the lining of your uterus thicken every month during your period. They also seem to affect fibroid growth. When hormone production slows down during menopause, fibroids usually shrink.

Genetics. Researchers have found genetic differences between fibroids and normal cells in the uterus.

Am I at Risk?

Besides age and race, there are a few other things that can raise your chances of developing uterine fibroids, such as family history. You’re more likely to get fibroids if your mom or sister has had them.

Many other things can contribute to your chances of getting uterine fibroids, including:

  • Getting your first period at a young age
  • Birth control use
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Eating too much red meat and not enough green vegetables, fruit, or dairy
  • Alcohol

Can I Prevent Them?

No, but there is some research that suggests certain lifestyle habits can reduce your chances.

One study found that high-sugar diets may be linked to a higher risk in some women. Another study found that eating fresh fruits and cruciferous vegetables like arugula, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, and turnip greens could lower your odds. Cruciferous vegetables are rich in beta-carotene, folate, vitamins C, E, and K, and other minerals. They’re also full of fiber.

Regular exercise also can lower your chances of uterine fibroids.

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10 Foods You Should Never Eat Past their Expiry Date!

Dt. Lokendra Tomar 90% (10503 ratings)
Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Pharma, MD - Alternate Medicine
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
10 Foods You Should Never Eat Past their Expiry Date!

Though some foods do not expire, but it is advisable not to consume certain foods once they have expired. 

  1. Eggs: Eggs contain large amounts of nutrients per calorie. They are a cheap and tasty source of protein. It is no big surprise that they have turned into a breakfast staple; yet in case that you are eating an egg that is past its expiry date, do reconsider. These are the most widely recognized reasons for food-borne illnesses.
  2. MeatBacteria are common in both pre-packaged meats, and in the pieces you take from your butcher at the market. The listeria bacteria are especially hazardous, as the type of harm it causes can be lethal in most of the cases. From a general outlook, it is best to avoid processed meat.
  3. Mixed greens: Mixed greens including spinach, arugula, spring blend, bundled plate of mixed greens lettuce and other veggies do not keep extremely well after their due date. So if their withered appearance and disgusting covering does not turn you off, think about the bacteria and pathogens hiding underneath your sandwich bread.
  4. Hay sproutsIt is important that you use them rapidly once you get them, since they tend to be bacteria magnets. Truth be told, hay pulls in a greater number of germs than other vegetables, particularly in case you abandon them unrefrigerated.
  5. Clams/oysters: Bad oysters can be fatal. This is based on the type of microscopic organisms that develop in spoiled oysters. It is known as V. vulnificus. It causes an extreme type of food poisoning. V. vulnificus bacteria affects the circulatory system, sending the body into a septic shock.
  6. Shrimp: Much like clams and shellfish, shrimps are extremely inclined to bacterial contaminations. It is not to be consumed after a while since it can lead to food poisoning or diarrhea.
  7. Crude ground beef: E. coli bacteria are the most basic reason for food poisoning. These bacteria originate from the animal’s digestive systems and are available in all hamburger items. In case that the hamburger is prepared and taken care of securely, it will not turn into a problem.
  8. Berries: When berries turn sour, they pull in extensive amounts of cyclospora, a kind of bacteria that leads to food poisoning. While this sort of food poisoning is not as harmful as some others, it is something you definitely need to stay away from.
  9. Soft cheese: With hard cheeses, similar to cheddar, it is regularly safe to remove the external edges and eat the soft cheese underneath. However, this practice does not reach out to soft cheeses, similar to brie. In case you are discovering mold on the edges of your soft cheese, do not eat it. You may end up with an infection.
  10. Chicken: Poultry items, including chicken tend to cause the maximum harm in case that they are not taken care of and cooked properly. Undercooked and old chicken can be very unsafe for health.

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