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Benefits of Beans And Its Side Effects

Beans help to reduce risks of heart disease and colon cancer and even regulates diabetes. They also strengthen your immunity by helping to remove the free radicals within your body. They also keep your eyes and bones healthy and improve your digestive system. They are also found to reduce birth defects.

Benefits of Beans And Its Side Effects

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Beans
Nutritional Value of Beans
Nutritional facts Per 100 Grams
Vitamins and Minerals
Health Benefits of Beans
Beans are healthy for the heart
Beans help to fight cancer
Helps reduce cholesterol levels
Helps boost body immunity
Helps prevent constipation
Takes care of your eyes
Provides you with many essential nutrients
Beans help you to lose weight
Helps to fight diabetes
Improves bone health
Helps in pre-natal care
Uses of Beans
Side-Effects & Allergies of Beans
Cultivation of Beans

Beans

Green beans are members of the common bean family, Phaseolus vulgaris and are popular all over the world. However, there are known by different names like French beans, string beans, fine beans and others in different parts of the world. They may differ in shape and in size. Green beans can be cultivated in varied climates and so is popular in many parts of the world. It is thus recognized as a ‘versatile’ vegetable. There are about 150 varieties of green beans and despite some variations in their appearance, their nutritional and health benefits are more or less the same.

Nutritional Value of Beans

There is no doubt that beans have high nutritional content and that regular consumption of vegetables including beans will surely keep you healthy and strong. Being low in calories and fat and having almost no cholesterol, beans can be consumed regularly. It has high fiber content and also provides you with essential proteins. They also provide you with a supply of vitamins such as Vitamin A, C, K, B6 and folic acid. Furthermore, beans also furnish essential minerals that are good for your body like calcium, silicon, iron, manganese, potassium and copper.

Nutritional facts Per 100 Grams

347 Calories
1.2 g Total Fat
12 mg Sodium
1,393 mg Potassium
63 g Total Carbohydrate
21 g Protein

Vitamins and Minerals

0.11 Calcium
10 % Vitamin C
28 % Iron
25 % Vitamin B-6
44 % Magnesium

Health Benefits of Beans

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Beans
Health Benefits of Beans

Beans are healthy for the heart

Beans contain abundant amounts of soluble fiber that helps lower the levels of triglyceride and cholesterol and keeps your heart healthy and strong. Green beans contain high quantities of flavonoid which are actually polyphenolic antioxidants. Flavonoid has anti-inflammatory properties and thus helps prevent blood clots in the arteries and veins. Risks of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases are thus substantially reduced.

Beans help to fight cancer

Various cancer fighting chemicals such as isoflavones and phytosterols are found in beans. These chemicals help to prevent certain types of cancer. 3 cups of beans per week are recommended by scientists to prevent the onset of chronic diseases.

Helps reduce cholesterol levels

Beans contain soluble fibre which helps to control the cholesterol levels in blood. Moreover saponins and phytosterols present in beans also help to control cholesterol. Beans themselves contain almost no cholesterol and, hence, are beneficial for you.

Helps boost body immunity

Beans contain a variety of anti-oxidants that help to strengthen immunity of the body. These anti-oxidants are compounds that seek out the free radicals that may cause harm to our body and destroy them. They are a good source of flavonoids and carotenoids which contain a number of anti-oxidants.

Helps prevent constipation

Beans are a rich source o fiber and helps in regularizing your bowel movements. Bid adieu to irregular bowel movements by including beans in your daily diet. If you are going for a high-fiber diet, make sure that you are taking lots of fluids.

Takes care of your eyes

Green beans contain specific carotenoids that help prevent macular degeneration which is decrease in vision and eye function. Caretonoids like Lutein and Zeaxanthin help to prevent any stress on the inner workings of your eyes. Thus, it is good to include green beans in your diet to keep your eyes healthy and in the best working condition.

Provides you with many essential nutrients

If you are willing to shift to a wholesome dietary plan, you can include beans in your diet and enjoy all its benefits. Not only proteins, complex carbs and fiber, beans are also a rich source of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals like potassium, iron, copper, folate, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus. These minerals are essential for the proper functioning of your body.

Beans help you to lose weight

A serving of beans fills you up quickly as it is rich in fibers. It causes blood pressure to rise slowly and provides you with a steady supply of energy. So instead of going for food rich in calories and fats, you can opt for a bowl of wholesome beans that will stave off your hunger for a longer period of time.

Helps to fight diabetes

Beans are essential for a person suffering from diabetes. Beans contain a balance of complex carbohydrates and protein which ensures that you get a slow and steady source of glucose. This is better than receiving a sudden surge of glucose after eating simple carbohydrates.

Improves bone health

Green beans contain variety of nutrients including calcium which is instrumental in preventing deterioration of bones and osteoporosis. Deficiencies of Vitamin A, Vitamin K and silicon can lead to weaker bones and also result in bone loss. Green beans contain silicon which is an essential element for healthy bones.

Helps in pre-natal care

Folic acid, found in green beans, helps to regulate a number of internal processes. But most importantly, it helps to protect infants in the womb. Folic acid levels in the body of a pregnant woman are essential for the proper development of the foetus. Thus green beans help to keep folic acid levels high and ensure that the baby born is healthy.

Uses of Beans

Beans contain a wide range of nutrients including anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals that help us to have a healthy body and lead a healthy life. It strengthens the immune system and prevents the onset of many diseases. It helps to manage diabetes and also ensures that you possess a happy and healthy heart. It prevents bone deterioration and osteoporosis and also reduces the chances of colon cancer. Moreover, beans are the least expensive source of protein and are easily available. Beans are versatile in the sense that they can be incorporated in the main dish, side dish, appetizer or can even be consumed as snack.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Beans

Beans do not generally possess any serious health risks. But dried beans, lentils and peas can cause an embarrassing flatulence problem. Phytic acid present in green beans can cause nutrient deficiencies in your body as it binds with calcium, zinc and other minerals and do not allow them to be absorbed by the body. Lectins, although present in small quantities in beans can cause the proteins to bind up the intestinal system and this may cause digestive problems. People can also be allergic to beans.

Cultivation of Beans

Beans were an important source of protein throughout history and are still consumed almost all over the world. The oldest known domesticated beans can be dated back to the 2nd millennium BCE and were found in Guitarrero cave in Peru in the Americas.

Beans are a summer crop that needs warm temperatures to grow. It normally requires 55-60 days to mature from the day of planting. As a vine, bean plants need external support and which may be provided in the form of special cages or poles. Beans are a heliotrophic plant which implies that the leaves tilt towards the sun throughout the day.

Popular Questions & Answers

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Hi, Thank you for your query. We will be happy to help you. For reducing belly fat, consume foods that contain soluble fibre such as nuts, seeds, lentils and beans. Never skip breakfast. Avoid eating bad fats but eat foods that contain good fats. Drink plenty of water. For exercises, you can do the bicycle exercise, jogging, running, cycling etc. Along with this, avoid all outside food; this includes all junk and processed food, oily as well as salty or sugary food items. We are here to guide you. If you need a detailed or customized diet plan, feel free to drop a message. Eat healthy, stay healthy Regards.

My non hdl cholesterol level is high i.e. 131 mg/dl along with cholesterol hdl ration is 4.3 what should I do?

BSc - Food & Applied Nutrition, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
Limit your intake of foods full of saturated fats, trans fats, and dietary cholesterol. Eat a lot more fiber-rich foods (especially soluble fiber from foods like beans, oats, barley, fruits, and vegetables). Choose protein-rich plant foods (such as legumes or beans, nuts, and seeds) over meat. Lose as much excess weight as possible. Take plant sterol supplements.

What is th best precautions and healthy diet during the any operation. Please advice

BSc - Food & Applied Nutrition, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
1. Lean Protein Collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, plays an important role in knitting tissue back together. Typical protein intake is around 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. But, after surgery, the demands for protein are much higher, especially if you have incisions to repair. Aim to get 1.5 to 2.0 grams of protein per kilogram. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, target 102 to 136 grams of protein per day. That’s 25-30 grams per 3 meals and 14-23 grams per 2 snacks. Getting extra protein doesn’t mean eating more red meat. Excellent lean protein sources include eggs, fish, turkey, beans and legumes. Whey protein like LeanBiotics RS™ Meal Replacement is a tasty and convenient way to boost your protein intake. Whey protein is easily mixed with water (or soy, almond, rice or cashew milk) or incorporated into a smoothie. Check out our Green Smoothie recipe. 2. Fermented Dairy Antibiotics are routinely prescribed after surgery to prevent infection. While antibiotics kill bad bugs, they also decimate the beneficial bacteria that line your digestive tract. Beneficial bacteria help digest your food and manufacture vitamins plus play a key role in immune system function. Repopulate your digestive tract with fermented dairy products like kefir and yogurt. Kefir is ideal because a small serving provides upwards of 8 to 12 species with over 10 billion live and active cultures. Yogurt provides fewer species and a lower bacterial count. When choosing, read labels as the sugar content and calories are higher with flavored products. Supplementing with a broad-spectrum probiotic like Probiotic-8 also helps boost beneficial species. Just be sure to take your antibiotics separately from a probiotic. Refer to Antibiotics with Probiotics – What You Need to Know. 3. Fiber Pain medications, anesthetic agents, alterations to diet, dehydration, stress and reduced physical activity after surgery can work against your body’s normal route of elimination. Aside from drinking plenty of water, popping a few prunes each day will help get things moving along. Prunes are a rich source of both soluble and insoluble fiber which softens and adds bulk to stool. Other foods that are high in fiber include beans & legumes, apples, pears, bran flakes, oatmeal and flaxseed meal. Check out our list of top fiber sources. You can also help “move things along” by taking SurgiLax, a natural supplement that helps restore balance and regularity to your digestive system and bowel. 4. Deeply Colored Fruits The stress of surgery along with the drugs that are used during the procedure generate an increased oxidative load on the body or free-radical production. While your body uses antioxidants to reduce or eliminate these harmful molecules, the requirements are significantly higher after surgery. Boost your antioxidant intake after surgery by eating deeply colored fruits like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries, and pomegranates. These fruits contain anthocyanidins, compounds that not only enhance the effects of vitamin C, but improve capillary integrity and stabilize collagen matrix. 5. Orange Fruits & Veggies Sweet potatoes are a superb source of beta carotene or pro-vitamin A which the body converts into vitamin A as needed. Vitamin A is needed for the repair and maintenance of soft tissue, mucus membranes, and skin so significantly boosting your intake (up to 10,000 IUs of vitamin A and another 15,000 IUs of beta-carotene) around the time of surgery makes sense. Unlike its distant cousin the potato, sweet potatoes aren’t as starchy and provide almost 4 grams of fiber per serving. Just clean and slice a sweet potato into 1” half moons. Toss with a bit of olive oil, season with pepper and salt and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Other excellent sources of beta carotene include carrots, dark leafy greens like kale, can notaloupe, mango and dried apricots. 6. Bell Peppers & Citrus Fruit Bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, providing 340 mg per medium pepper. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that helps cross-link collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and if you’ve had an incision, this protein is crucial to proper wound healing. Stress depletes vitamin C stores so getting extra after surgery is recommended (upwards of 900 mg a day in divided doses). Other excellent sources of vitamin C include guava, kale, citrus fruit, kiwi fruit, and broccoli. 7. Cruciferous Vegetables Having a robust immune system ensures that your body wards off infection after surgery. Vegetables that contain indoles, phytonutrients that boost immune health, include Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. Have bad childhood memories of these veggies? For great flavor and quick preparation, try roasting Brussels sprouts or cauliflower. Opt for Mashed Cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes for a perfect post-surgery food that is low carb and nutritious. 8. Fungi – Mushrooms Mushrooms also support a healthy immune system. A recent study showed better-functioning gamma delta T-cells and reductions in inflammatory proteins in participants that ate a 4 oz serving of Shiitake mushrooms daily. Other immune boosting mushrooms include Maitakes and Reishi. Mushrooms are great stir fried or grilled. Or try making our easy and flavorful Mushroom Soup. Prepare ahead of time so that after surgery, all you have to do is reheat a bowl. 9. Nuts & Seeds Pumpkin, squash and sesame seeds are an excellent source of zinc. Zinc is necessary for proper immune system function. The body requires zinc to develop and activate cells that are involved in immunity. Zinc is also important to wound healing as this mineral is necessary for protein synthesis and cell growth. Oysters have the highest concentration of zinc and red meats especially beef, lamb and liver have some of the highest concentrations of zinc in food. 10. Pineapple & Papaya Pineapple and papaya contain protease enzymes that the body uses to breakdown and digest proteins. As it turns out, these enzymes (bromelain and papain) also help reduce swelling and inflammation. The downside is that bromelain is concentrated in the stem of the pineapple (that chewy part you don’t eat!). So, taking a supplement like Bromelain with Quercetin may be an easier option.
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Health Benefits of Beans

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Sexologist, Faridabad
Health Benefits of Beans

1.  Beans can prevent heart disease

Studies have shown that people who eat more legumes have a lower risk of heart disease, and the phytochemicals found in beans might be partially to thank, since they protect against it.
2. Beans can lower cholesterol
Beans provide the body with soluble fiber, which plays an important role in controlling blood cholesterol levels. Studies find that about 10 grams of soluble fiber a day—the amount in 1/2 to 1 1/2 cups of navy beans—reduces LDL cholesterol by about 10 percent. Beans also contain saponins and phytosterols, which help lower cholesterol.

 3. Beans can help you lose weight
A serving of beans will help you feel full more quickly, because the rich fiber content fills your stomach and causes a slower rise in blood sugar. That should stave off hunger longer and give you a steady supply of energy.

4. Beans can help manage diabetes

Beans are a diabetes sufferer's superfood! The balance of complex carbohydrates and protein provides a slow, steady source of glucose instead of the sudden surge that can occur after eating simple carbohydrates.

5. Beans can cause migraines
Some legumes can trigger migraines or an allergic reaction in some people. If this happens, talk to a doctor and eliminate the culprit from your diet.

6. Beans can raise blood pressure

If you take a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor to treat depression, avoid fava beans because they can interact with your medication and raise blood pressure.

7. Beans can interfere with vitamin absorption
Some beans, like soybeans, contain substances that interfere with the absorption of betacarotene and vitamins B12 and D. The heat from cooking inactivates most of these substances, making vitamin absorption more likely. But it's still smart to compensate for potential vitamin loss by consuming plenty of fresh fruits and yellow or dark green veggies (to up your betacarotene) and lean meat (for vitamin B12).

 

 

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Benefits of Beans in Hindi - सेम के फायदे और नुकसान

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Benefits of Beans in Hindi - सेम के फायदे और नुकसान

हरी फली के रूप में जानी जाने वाली सेम बैंगनी से लेकर हल्के हरे रंग तक में उपलब्ध होती है. इसके प्रत्येक फली में 4-6 बीज होते हैं. इसमें 73.56% तांबा और 50.27% जस्ता शामिल है. 1 कप सेम में 4.6 मिलीग्राम आयरन, 15 9 मिलीग्राम मैग्नीशियम, 233 मिलीग्राम फॉस्फोरस, 15.7 9 ग्राम प्रोटीन और 78 मिलीग्राम कैल्शियम पाया जाता है. इसकी खेती सबसे पहले अफ्रीका में की गई थी और अब उत्तरी अफ्रीका और एशिया में व्यापक रूप से इसकी खेती की जाती है. सेम के फूल बैंगनी या सफेद होते हैं. इसके लिए अच्छी तरह से सूखी हुई मिट्टी की आवश्यकता होती है. सेम का उपयोग सब्जी बनाने के लिए किया जाता है. आइए सेम के फायदे और नुकसान को जानें.

1. मूड को अच्छा बनाने में
सेम में पाया जाने वाला प्रोटीन न्यूरोट्रांसमीटर के कार्यों में सहायता करता है और हार्मोन जैसे सरेरोटोनिन और डोपामाइन को संयोजित करता है जो हमें शांत करने में मदद करते हैं. ये ग्लूकोज को संतुलित करके चिड़चिड़ापन, मनोदशा और लालच को भी रोकता है.
2. श्वसन विकार के लिए
इसमें पाए जाने वाले खनिज सेलेनियम, मैंगनीज और जस्ता आदि फेफड़े के विकार से पीड़ित लोगों की सहायता करते हैं. ऑक्सीडेटिव तनाव श्वसन विकार और पुरानी प्रतिरोधी फुफ्फुसीय रोग का कारण है. मैंगनीज ऑक्सीडेटिव तनाव को कम करके फेफड़ों को ठीक करने में मदद करता है.
3. अनिद्रा के उपचार में
इसमें मौजूद मैग्नीशियम की पर्याप्त मात्रा नींद, कम स्तर के कोर्टिसोल और मेलाटोनिन की उच्च सांद्रता को बढ़ाने में मदद करती है. इसके अलावा लोहा की उपस्थिति से सुस्ती, कम सक्रिय और थकावट आदि समस्याएं दूर होती हैं.
4. मस्तिष्क के लिए
इसमें मौजूद तांबा थकान, खराब मूड, एकाग्रता की समस्या और कम चयापचय को ख़त्म करता है.इसमें एंटीऑक्सीडेंट होने के कारण ये मुक्त कणों के कारण होने वाले नुकसान से भी बचाता है.
5. मांसपेशियों की ऐंठन कम करने में
इसमें पर्याप्त मात्रा में पोटेशियम भी होता है जो मांसपेशियों की ऐंठन को कम करके इनके ताकत में सुधार करता है. इसके अलावा पोटेशियम तरल पदार्थ के स्तर को संतुलित करके मांसपेशियों को शांत भी करता है.
6. कैंसर के उपचार में
इसमें पाए जाने वाले जिंक में एंटीऑक्सिडेंट और सूजन को कम करने वाले गुण मौजूद होते हैं. इससे ऑक्सीडेटिव तनाव को रोकने और रोगों के जोखिम को कम करने में मदद मिलती है. ये जिंक स्वस्थ कोशिका के विभाजन में सहायता करके कोशिकाओं के उत्परिवर्तन और ट्यूमर के विकास को रोकता है.
7. विटामिन के स्त्रोत के रूप में
सेम में विटामिन बी6, थाइमीन, पैंथोथेनिक एसिड और नियासिन पाए जाते हैं. इसमें बादाम के बराबर विटामिन-ई होता है. ये न्यूरो सिस्टम और ब्रेन संबंधी समस्यायों को ख़त्म करने का काम करता है.
8. पाचन को दुरुस्त करने में
सेम में मौजूद फाइबर पाचन में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है. अघुलनशील फाइबर मल को तोड़कर शरीर से अपशिष्ट पदार्थों को निकालने में काफी सहायक है. यह सूजन, कब्ज और अपच को रोकने में भी मदद करता है. घुलनशील फाइबर पानी को अवशोषित करके पाचन को बढ़ाता है.
9. हृदय स्वास्थ्य के लिए
ह्रदय के लिए आवश्यक कई तत्व इसमें पाए जाते हैं. एसिटाइलकोलाइन के उत्पादन के लिए विटामिन बी-1 महत्वपूर्ण है जो कि एक न्यूरोट्रांसमीटर है. ये तंत्रिकाओं से मांसपेशियों तक संदेश पहुंचाने का काम करता है. विटामिन बी 1 दिल की बीमारी का सामना करने में मदद और दिल की विफलता का भी इलाज कर सकता है.
10. मसूड़ों को स्वस्थ रखने में
इसमें पाए जाने वाले विटामिन डी, कैल्शियम और फास्फोरस घनत्व, टुथ इनेमल का समर्थन करके हड्डी स्वास्थ्य को बनाए रखने में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है.

सेम के नुकसान

  • कच्ची और ज्यादा खाए जाने पर पेट की समस्याएं पैदा हो सकती हैं. ये विषाक्त माना जाता है.
  • सेम फली के नुकसान
  • सेम फली का सेवन आंतरिक रूप से बिना पकाकर नहीं करना चाहिए
  • ठंड, फ्लू या ठंड से पीड़ित लोग इस जड़ी बूटी से बचें.
  • गर्भावस्था और स्तनपान के दौरान सेम के उपयोग के बारे में पर्याप्त जानकारी नहीं है. इसलिए सुरक्षित रहने के लिए इसके उपयोग से बचें.
     

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Libido - 8 Foods That Adversely Affect It

Sexologist
Sexologist, Chennai
Libido - 8 Foods That Adversely Affect It

Your libido or is very important for having a passionate intimate life with your partner. An enhanced drive is required to have the ultimate experience in bed improving your overall physical experience. There are foods that boost your libido, enhancing your sexual urge. However, some foods are also responsible for restricting your libido, which may result in poor sexual drive and loss of longing to have sex.

Here some common food items from your everyday consumption list, which are responsible for restricting your libido.

1. Beans: Beans are usually praised as they are high in fiber and contain antioxidants. However, beans are not considered good for a sexual drive because of being glassy. Beans contain indigestible sugar, which causes gastric issues and lowers your libido.

2. Chocolate: Chocolate contains methylxanthines, which makes your skin more sensitive and aroused. However, in spite of acting as an enhancer, chocolate results in fatigue and causes tiredness. Due to fatigue, sexual performance is lowered.

3. Fried Food: Enjoying greasy fried foods like burgers and fries should be restricted if you want to have healthy sex. The trans-fat found in fried foods is known to cause a decrease in the male and female libido. The impact of devouring these trans, unsaturated fats results in irregular sperm production in men and meddles with gestation in women. French fries should be avoided before having sex.

4. Microwaved popcorn: Microwave popcorn can have severe effects on your libido. The chemicals present in the inner lining of the bags which contain these popcorns is said to cause a lowering of sex drive in men. The acids present such as perfluoroalkyl acids- PFOA and PFOS cause lowering of sperm count.

5. Red meat: Regular consumption of red meat makes you consume excessive growth hormone, fats and antibiotics. These decrease natural sperm production and production of testosterone. Loss of sexual drive is caused.

6. Potato chips: Potato chips contain trans-fats, which may cause oxidative body damage and disrupt normal hormone secretion. You are likely to gain weight, get tired easily and thus your overall libido will go down.

7. Cheese: Cheese is processed with antibiotics and growth hormones. This causes disorder in the natural production of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. These are the primary sexual hormones, which are related to sex drive. Hence, consuming a lot of cheese is bad for your libido.

8. Soya bean: Soya beans can cause disruption and disorder in hormone levels because of the presence of phytoestrogen compounds in it. These compounds try to mimic estrogen and cause lessened energy and sex drive.

A decrease in your libido and sexual drive can be caused from the most common everyday foods that you consume. You should know which foods to avoid, if you want to have a healthy sexual life.

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Kidney Dysfunction - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Valsad
Kidney Dysfunction - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

The bean-shaped organ kidneys in our body is one of the most important parts that helps in eliminating waste products from the body and also for maintaining the hormonal balance. But due to various reasons such as stress or wrong diet, often the kidneys may face irregular working disorder.

Of course, there are a number of medicines today and also medical treatments to cure various kidney diseases. But if you are not pretty sure of taking such treatments and wish to have something much secure, then trying the home remedies can be the best thing. Ayurveda has a list of remedies that help in curing such kidney issues.

Things To Avoid

  1. Reducing Salt Intake: When the condition of the kidney is not feasible, consuming salt over it can make the situation even worse. If you are urinating, again and again, this means that your body already have an excess amount of potassium and the kidney failure is may be due to an abnormal balance of hormones in the body fluid. Hence, it is the best thing to take a low salt diet. Consuming frozen food items may also add extra salt to the body and hence an ideal practice is to go for fresh fruits, vegetables and meat items.
  2. Lowering Protein Intake: Now, this is a tricky thing and you need to cross check this. There are many times when kidney problems take place due to the high amount of protein intake while some other times it takes place due to lack of protein in the body. So, lowering the protein intake can be done to cross check whether the condition is improving or not.

Remedies To Follow

  1. Herbal TeaAmong various natural remedies that can be started to cure kidney ailments, one of the best one is to include herbal tea in the diet. There are a number of herbal tea options that can be included in your daily diets such as dandelion tea, blueberry tea and marshmallow tea, but the one that is said to affect the most is the green tea. Green tea is said to be high in antioxidant properties and hence they are great in curing kidney ailments.
  2. Aloe Vera Juice: This one plant helps in curing a number of issues both externally as well as internally. Whether it is skin issue or intestine issue, aloe vera juice can be of great help. Aloe Vera has an anti-oxidant property and hence it is great in treating kidney infection and then curing the diseases of the kidney completely.
  3. Water: This can be the simplest way to treat any kind of kidney problem. If you are in the initial stage of any kidney ailment, then the best way is to treat it with water. Drink at least about 6-8 glasses of water each day that will allow you to urinate more and hence the problem may get cured.
  4. Yoga: Pranayam, suryanamaskar and meditation should be followed everyday. 

There are different medicines and also herbs available to treat kidney dysfunction. But these above mentioned can be the easiest methods of all. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Best Diet For People Suffering From COPD!

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Best Diet For People Suffering From COPD!

One of the best and easiest ways to manage the symptoms of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is through a healthy and nutrient dense diet. This would not only help you to not only keep the severity of the symptoms in check but also to maintain a healthy weight.

Tips to keep in mind when choosing a diet

  1. Managing Weight: It is essential for patients with COPD to manage their weight. The symptom of breathlessness could be more severe if you are overweight. You might feel fatigued and tired if you are underweight. Therefore it is crucial to monitor your calorie intake and therefore also your weight as recommended by the American Lung Association.
  2. Balanced Diet: It is essential for patients with COPD to eat a healthy, nutritious and balanced diet. One that is varied and rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats or proteins according to a study published in the August 2014 issue of the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. A well-balanced diet will ensure that you get all the necessary vitamins such as C, E, and D that are necessary to help you cope with this condition.
  3. Protein: Lean proteins such as eggs, meat, poultry, nuts, beans, and fish especially oily fish such as mackerel and sardines, should be incorporated into your meal plan. These proteins are necessary for patients with COPD especially if they are managing their condition through exercise.
  4. Carbohydrates and food high in fibre such as lentils, oats, and beans will improve the functioning of the digestive system.
  5. Potassium: Fruits and vegetables such as beets, potatoes, bananas are especially beneficial in preventing water retention in patients

Foods To Limit Or Avoid
People react differently to foods, there are some foods that patients with COPD should limit or avoid but if they do not seem to have an impact on your symptoms you can make them a part of your meal plan.

  1. Limiting salt intake irrespective of whether you are a COPD patient or not is always a good step to take. But if you are a COPD patient excessive salt in your diet could cause fluid retention which could worsen your shortness of breath.
  2. Dairy products such as milk and cheese can irritate the respiratory pathways making phlegm thicker.
  3. Certain fruits and vegetables such as apples, cabbage, stone fruits such as peaches and soybeans can cause gas and bloating.
  4. Caffeine in coffee and chocolate could interfere with certain medications that you have been prescribed. Confirm with your doctor if you can still include them in your diet. Patients with COPD need to drink plenty of fluids and it might be beneficial to opt for non-caffeinated beverages.
  5. Fried, greasy and spicy food can cause gas and indigestion which can affect breathing.

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

 

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Table of Content

Beans
Nutritional Value of Beans
Nutritional facts Per 100 Grams
Vitamins and Minerals
Health Benefits of Beans
Beans are healthy for the heart
Beans help to fight cancer
Helps reduce cholesterol levels
Helps boost body immunity
Helps prevent constipation
Takes care of your eyes
Provides you with many essential nutrients
Beans help you to lose weight
Helps to fight diabetes
Improves bone health
Helps in pre-natal care
Uses of Beans
Side-Effects & Allergies of Beans
Cultivation of Beans