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Benefits of Celery And Its Side Effects

Not only is celery low in calories but it is also rich in a number of nutrients which are beneficial to our body. Celery helps to lower cholesterol levels and arthritis pain, detoxifies the body, reduces high blood pressure and promotes your overall health. It has demonstrated both antioxidant and anti-inflmmatory activities that helps to improve blood pressure, regulate cholesterol levels and keep your heart healthy and strong.

Benefits of Celery And Its Side Effects

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Celery
Nutritional Value of Celery
Health Benefits of Celery
Helps prevent cancer
Helps reduce blood pressure
Helps prevent ulcers
Checks urinary tract infection
Detoxifies your body
Helps to strengthen immunity
Remedy for arthritis
Helps to control diabetes
Helps to reduce weight
Prevents cataracts
Provides relief from migraine
Uses of Celery
Side-Effects & Allergies of Celery
Cultivation of Celery

Celery

Celery also known as Apium graveolens is a marshland plant from the family Apiaceae that has been cultivated around the world for a long time. Celery has a long fibrous stalk which tapers into leaves. This plant is now a part of the American, Irish, Japanese and Australian cuisines. It is most commonly found in soups and salads or as a garnish to certain dishes. It is also consumed as a snack as it is quite filling.

Nutritional Value of Celery

Celery is rich in Vitamin K and molybdenum. It also contains folate, potassium, dietary fiber, manganese and pantothenic acid. Apart from these, celery also contains Vitamin B2, copper, Vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and Vitamin A.

Health Benefits of Celery

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

Helps prevent cancer

Phthalides, flavonoids and polyacetylenes, which have cancer-fighting properties, are present in celery. They help to detoxify the carcinogens. Celery also contains coumarins that enhance the activities of certain white blood cells and can effectively fight cancer as well. These components tend to act against free radicals floating in our body and neutralize them before they can cause any harm.

Helps reduce blood pressure

Phthalides, organic compounds present in celery, help to reduce the level of stress hormones in your blood. This helps your blood vessels to expand and facilitates the smooth circulation of blood and, thus, reduces blood pressure. When blood pressure is reduced, the chances of developing atherosclerosis, heart attack or stroke also drops.

Helps prevent ulcers

Celery contains a special type of ethanol extract that is useful in protecting the lining of the digestive tract from ulcers. Celery extrct has the capability to replenish depleted levels of gastric mucus that is needed in the stomach lining to prevent the formation of tiny holes and openings. It is also believed that celery nourishes the stomach, colon and intestines due to the presence of chemical constituents like flavonoids, tannins, volatile oils and alkaloids.

Checks urinary tract infection

Celery seeds are known and used for their diuretic properties as it helps in the elimination of uric acid. Uric acid is excreted via urination. Therefore, people with bladder disorders, kidney problems, cystitis and other similar problems will find it beneficial to include celery seeds in their diet. These seeds are also good for women suffering from urinary tract infection.

Detoxifies your body

All parts of the celery plant including seeds, roots and leaves can be used as anti-oxidants. You can avoid diseases of the kidney, pancreas, liver and gallbladder by incorporating this vegetable in your diet.

Helps to strengthen immunity

Celery seeds have certain anti-microbial effects which allowed it to be used as a herbal medicine for centuries. When extracted from celery seeds was mixed with harmful bacteria compounds that cause infection in humans, the extract was able to purify and reduce the bacteria’s growth. This suggests that celery can boost your body's immunity and fight bacterial infections.

Remedy for arthritis

Celery has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce swelling and pain around the joints. So it is good for people with arthritis, rheumatism and gout. It's sticks act as diuretic and help to remove uric-acid crystals from your body and bring you relief from joint pain. It also helps to increase the regrowth of tissue in inflamed joints.

Helps to control diabetes

Celery leaves have a high content of fiber and helps to manage diabetes. Celery is effective in fighting Type-2 diabetes.

Helps to reduce weight

Celery has very less calories but is very filling as it is rich in dietary fiber. This makes it ideal to have a glass of celery juice before a meal so that you feel full and do not overeat. This will help to bring your weight down and also will not make you feel hungry all the time.

Prevents cataracts

Cataracts is a disease which results in partial loss of vision and generally afflicts elderly people. Dripping celery tea drops on eyelids is good for certain opthalmological conditions and can improve your eye health, reduces the chances of your eyes getting cataracts and even prevents macular degeneration.

Provides relief from migraine

Celery contains coumarins that can provide relief from migraines. Research indicates that coumarins help to suppress the release of nitric oxide in the brain, which can headaches and migraines.

Uses of Celery

Celery helps to manage diabetic symptoms, gives relief from asthma and migraine, promotes cardiovascular health and also prevents the onset of cancer. It also helps to reduce blood pressure and blood cholesterol, prevents urinary tract infections in female, helps to reduce swelling and pain around the joints and improves eye health.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Celery

Inspite of all its beneficial effects, celery belongs to a small group of foods that may cause a severe allergic reaction in some people and this might lead to a fatal anaphylactic shock. Celery is also not good for pregnant women as its seeds contain volatile oils, flavonoids, coumarins and linoleic acid that may cause contractions in the uterus.

Cultivation of Celery

The uses of celery can be traced back to ancient times and records show that celery leaves were part of the remains found in the tomb of pharaoh King Tutankhamen who died in 1323 B.C. In ancient Greece, celery leaves were used as garlands for the dead and to make wreaths and garlands for the victors in battle. Now it is the part of cuisines all over the world. A large portion of Punjab grows celery for export into Europe, where it is used as a condiment.

Celery grows best where the winters are cold and the summers are hot as it is a cool weather crop. The celery seeds are small and they should be covered lightly with soil and watered evenly for 3-8 weeks or started indoors and then transported outside after 2 months.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have some pain in my leg since last 10 days. Then I go for a test of serum uric acid, serum creatinine. Test report is Serum creatinine- 0.77 Serum uric acid- 9.3 Can you suggest me now what I do as my uric acid is higher than normal range.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
Avoid purine rich food like liver, kidney and sweetbreads, tuna,scallops and increase intake of fibre rich diet food to reduce the uric acid level in the body. Oats, whole grains, vegetables like broccoli, pumpkin and celery should be included in the diet to lower the uric acid. Limit your soda consumption. Keep your body hydrated. Although the body easily adapts to low water intake, optimum hydration is necessary to eliminate uric acid from your system. If you feel pain in joints especially big toe or restriction of movements. Consult a nephrologist for the same.

What should I do to increase my sexual stamina? Means what should I eat and drink?

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
I understand your problem. Certain foods are loaded with nutrients that boost sex drive and increase one’s staying power. Eating these foods help in increasing bedroom power. They help in increasing the production of sex hormones. Vitamins and minerals keep one sexually healthy. The diet that provides energy to sex contains vitamins, minerals and other nutrients required for a healthy body. Zinc is one of the most important ingredients for the proper functioning of the prostate glands of a man. It helps in prostate infections, prostate cancer andhelp sperm production. Oysters, almonds, cashew nuts, sesame seeds, and walnuts are best sources of zinc. Nuts and seeds are also rich sources of arginine, an amino acid which is essentially required for healthy erections and sperm production. Fruits like apples, apricots, blueberries, cherries, papayas etc. Play a vital role in keeping the body sexually healthy. Fresh and leafy green vegetables like asparagus, carrots, cucumber, and spinach are the best source for most vitamins and minerals. Dates – Eat 5 – 7 dates everyday for a week to see surprising sexual stamina. Aswagandha – It is a gift for Indians. Consume Aswagandha lehyam (paste) 10 grams for instant sexual stamina. You can find the result in few hours. You can find aswagandha in the nearest ayurvedic shop. Chocolates – There are antioxidants in chocolates. These are good for the body as it increases the excitement. The chemical called phenylethalmine is there in these foods and enhances the sexual drive of the people. Pumpkin seeds – These are rich in zinc and this is good for boosting the sperms of men. This again improves the deficiency of testosterone in some men. The seeds are full of vitamins that give energy to the libido of any human being. Fishes – The sea water fishes are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and these helps in improving the libido. This enhances the sexual stamina and the sexual urge for men and women. Eating of fish can diminish depression and give new hope and bright mood. The brain function is also improved with the omega 3 fatty acids and hence is good for all over improvement of sexual urge. Some such fishes are – trout, Tuna, Sardines, Herring, Anchovies, Mackerel and Wild Salmon. Onions – These are vegetables with aphrodisiac properties to help the libido. If you think you have low libido, you can take this by crushing them and frying them in butter. You must add honey with the golden onions and eat them in empty stomach for improving the sexual drive. Oysters – Oysters have been used since a long time as a love drug. Casanova and Cleopatra had one thing in common. They had a love for oysters. Oysters have been known to have been used by the Italian romancer to seduce women. In fact, research has proven that oysters are a good love drug. Oysters improve the levels of dopamine in the body and they are said to boost the libido levels both in men as well as in women. Oysters are rich in zinc, which is essential for the production of healthy sperms. Watermelon –Some experts have touted watermelon as the latest love drug. Since it contains citrulline amino acids, it helps relax the very blood vessels that enhance the sex drive in a person. If you want to get your partner in the mood, then prepare a watermelon sorbet and share it with him. Asparagus –Not only does asparagus have a suggestive shape, but it is also rich in a Vitamin B known as folate! This fosters the production of histamine, which is important for a healthy sex drive both in men as well as in women. If you want, you can even grow your own asparagus or buy it fresh from the Farmer’s Market. Avocados ­ – Not only are avocados known as fruits that increase the brain levels, but they are now being touted as love drugs. Celery –Eating celeries may be the last thing you would think of to boost the libido, but research goes to show that it increases the pheromone levels in the sweat of a person and makes the males more attractive to the females. Figs – Legend has it that figs were a hot favourite with Queen Cleopatra. The ancient Greeks also thought it improves the fertility levels of a person. Banana –This fruit that is rich in potassium can help boost your libido and your sexual performance. Red hot chilli peppers –Naturally hot and spicy, this food is known to boost both the libido of a person, as well as their sexual performance. Eggs –Eggs can help balance the hormone levels of a person and improve the sexual performance of a person by decreasing their stress levels. HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT ALSO HELP FOR IT I HAVE UNIQE TREATMENT FOR INCREASE SEXUAL POWER.
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I'm 30 years old girl (unmarried) & my male partners age also 30 years. We are in 10 years of a relationship & we don't get into the intercourse. But when we get into the physically intimate my partner fall his feelings into the 10 to 15 mins is their any serious matter? We getting married very soon. please help us.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Please note the following in respect to your queries - this is for your partner.... Please use -- Natural aphrodisiacs which can improve your libido and prevent premature ejaculation. This would include carrots, fennel seeds, celery, bananas, garlic, onion, ginger, shellfish, lettuce etc. - Including these foods in your daily diet will ensure that you remain free from sexual problems, including premature ejaculation. Also take a dose of Acid Phos 1M/single dose and revert after 2 weeks. Avoid watching porn. Limit masturbation to once/twice a week only. Continue treatment.
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Dialysis - What To Eat & What To Avoid?

FISN, FISPD, MD - General Medicine, MBBS, DM
Nephrologist, Delhi
Dialysis - What To Eat & What To Avoid?

A dialysis diet is a special diet that is customized for patients who are or will be starting dialysis within a short period of time. Such a diet is prepared to reduce the waste and fluid levels that keep on accumulating between the dialysis sessions so that the patient remains healthy for the process to be carried out seamlessly.

What can you eat?
Eat foods which are rich in high-quality proteins (poultry, fish, lean meat and egg whites).

What can’t you eat?
Eat less of foods which are rich in sodium and phosphorus.

Foods high in Sodium
1. Use minimum salt in preparing the dishes; this helps control BP and probable weight gain that might happen between the dialysis sessions.
2. Make use of spices, herbs and other salt-flavored enhancers.

Meat
1. Patients on dialysis need to include more of high-quality protein foods in their diet. This will help regulate blood protein levels. Eat about 10 ounces of foods rich in high-quality protein every day.
2. 1 egg, ¼ cup of ricotta cheese, ¼ cup of tuna.

Salads/Vegetables

  1. The potassium content of vegetables can be alarming for a patient on dialysis. Eat 3 servings of vegetables that are low in potassium every day. These include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, garlic, cucumber, eggplant, celery, radishes, etc.
  2. Avoid vegetables such as beets, potatoes (in any form- wafers or wedges), winter squash, cooked spinach, pumpkin, asparagus and avocado.

Note:

  1. Although seeds, nuts, peanut butter, lentils, dried beans and peas are rich in protein, they are generally struck off from the diet plan because of their high phosphorus and potassium content.
  2. You can have moderate amounts of grains, bread and cereals.
  3. Try and not have brown bread and other whole grains as they are loaded with phosphorus.
  4. Usually, 5-10 servings of these are considered sufficient for patients on dialysis.
  5. Also, limit intake of milk and other dairy products.
  6. ½ cup yoghurt or ½ a cup of milk is considered safe. Also, remember that all varieties of milk- skim, whole and low fat, have the same amount of phosphorus.
  7. All fruits contain some amount of potassium. However, some of them contain more potassium than the others. Limit your intake of fruit juices.
  8. Avoid or limit fruits like: 
  9. Orange juice and oranges
    • Kiwis
    • Prune juice and prunes
    • Dried fruit and raisins
    • Melons
    • Bananas

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

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3 Causes Of Vaginal Dryness And Its Treatment!

D.E.H.M
Sexologist, Faridabad
3 Causes Of Vaginal Dryness And Its Treatment!

Desire is an elusive thing, especially in women. Anything can disturb it- a scent, a wrong touch or physiological reasons like vaginal dryness. If you want the top ways to treat this desire-dampener, read on.

Causes:

One of the most common causes of vaginal dryness is a decrease in estrogen levels during menopause or perimenopause, after childbirth, or during breastfeeding.

One in every three women falls prey to vaginal dryness during menopause. It can afflict younger women too for a couple of reasons like chemotherapy, breastfeeding, removal of ovaries, certain medicines and endometriosis.

The moisture in vagina keeps it elastic and once it tapers off, interest in sex wanes and intercourse becomes painful and the vagina feels itchy and stretched. It becomes thinner too.

The condition is diagnosed through a pelvic exam by your gynaecologist. And the good news is that it can be treated easily.

Treatment:

Topical oestrogen therapy is the most common treatment for vaginal dryness due to low oestrogen levels. This provides oestrogen to the vagina for relieving symptoms. You can choose one of these three types of vaginal oestrogen:

  1. Vaginal Oestrogen Ring, Estring: This can be inserted into the vagina. It is a soft and flexible ring and releases a steady stream of oestrogen directly to the vaginal tissues. It needs to be replaced every three months.
  2. Vaginal Oestrogen Tablet, Vagifem: This tablet can be inserted into your vagina with an applicator as per instructions of the gynaecologist.
  3. Vaginal Oestrogen Cream, Estrace, Premarin: This cream can be inserted into the vagina using an applicator again as per the doctor’s instructions.

Several side effects are associated with these oestrogen products like vaginal bleeding and breast pain.

It is also contraindicated for women who have breast cancer or those with a history of endometrial cancer. If you have any vaginal bleeding or are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not use such products.

In order to keep the vagina more lubricated, try using a vaginal moisturizer like Replens, Lubrin instead.

Using a water-based lubricant like Astroglide and K-Y jelly before intercourse can take away the pain of intercourse.

Eat a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and proteins. Include more of these- Raw pumpkin, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and fish like salmon, mackerel and tuna for their fatty acid content.

Also include foods with high plant oestrogens like flaxseed, soy, legumes, cherries, nuts, apples and celery.

Drink lots of water to stay hydrated. And, last but not the least, do regular exercise. Twenty minutes of fast walking will keep your heart strong and up the blood supply to your pelvic region and improve your hormonal balance. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Male Sexual Dysfunction - Correction Through Ayurvedic Herbs!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Bhubaneswar
Male Sexual Dysfunction - Correction Through Ayurvedic Herbs!

Premature ejaculation (PE) is defined as the uncontrolled ejaculation which happens either before or shortly post sexual penetration. This usually happens without any sexual stimulation and leads to unsatisfactory results for both the partners. Premature ejaculation might affect a man's confidence and lead to anxiety and stress.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) refers to the inability to maintain an erection required for the sexual needs of a man or his partner. This is often termed as impotence.

Both Premature Ejaculation and Erectile Dysfunction are common forms of male sexual dysfunction and can affect any man at any point of his life.

Treatment includes the following:

  1. Lifestyle changes include abstinence from alcohol and smoking. Regular exercises and yoga should be done. Deep breathing exercises also help.
  2. Diet modification by avoiding fried, junk, processed, canned and denatured foods. Cereals, eggs, blueberries, bananas, onions, celery, ginger, lettuce, honey and milk should be included in diet. Blueberries and cereals help in the blood circulation of the genital area thus maintain erection.

Ayurvedic treatment for Premature Ejaculation

  1. Dinacharya / Ratricharya - This is the systematic following of the day to day routine. It includes the sleep pattern, quality and quantity of food, exercise, sex, brushing and the many do's and don'ts to be followed.
  2. Ritucharya - This is basically the systematic seasonal protocol, which should be followed.
  3. Sadvritta and Sadachara - This practice enables to have a circle of goodness and also following the practice of good deeds.
  4. Achara Rasayana - A behavior and conduct should be followed which benefits if Rasayana in the form of rejuvenators, anti-ageing medicines and immune modulators are taken.
  5. Vega Dharana and Vega udeerna should be avoided - Natural reflexes like urination, defecation, sneeze, hunger, thirst, sleep, sex, crying should be avoided. Also, anxiety, anger, stress, jealousy, hatred should be avoided.

Ayurvedic management especially rasayana and vajikaran are popular all over the globe.

Ayurvedic treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

  1. Vajikarana therapy - This herbal therapy leads to strength, potency, increased time of erection and happiness. This therapy can only be administered in a person who exhibits self-control and is between 18-70 years old.

Other than the specific ayurvedic remedies mentioned, these should also be done:

  1. Massaging of the body especially the genital areas with herbal oils acts as an aphrodisiac.
  2. Yoga and meditation helps to overcome stress and exertion.
  3. Herbal supplements should be taken to rejuvenate the reproductive organ.
  4. A sound sleep of minimum 8 hours a day.
  5. Natural Urges should not be avoided.
  6. Ghee should be added in diet.

Ayurvedic management especially rasayana and vajikaran are popular all over the globe.

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

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Celery (Ajmod) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - अजमोद के फायदे और नुकसान

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Celery (Ajmod) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - अजमोद के फायदे और नुकसान

अजमोद के फायदे की पहचान और इसकी सबसे पहली खेती भूमध्यसागरीय एवं उत्तर अफ़्रीकी क्षेत्रों में की गई थी. इसका वैज्ञानिक नाम एपियम ग्रोवेलोंस है. सब्जी के रूप में खाया जाने वाला अजमोद अब विश्वस्तर पर उगाया जाता है. अजमोद में पोटेशियम, मैग्नीशियम, सोडियम, कैल्शियम, ताम्बा, लोहा, जस्ता आदि खनिज पाए जाते हैं. विटामिन में फैटी एसिड, विटामिन ए, बी-6, बी-12, सी, डी, ई, और विटामिन के पाया जाता है. आइये अजमोद के फायदों से रूबरू होते हैं.

1. ह्रदय रोग और सीने के जलन
अजमोद की जड़ में विटामिन सी, फाइबर और कई ऐसे जैविक रसायन पाए जाते हैं जो आपके दिल को स्वस्थ रखने में मदद करते हैं.
2. अल्सर में
अजमोद में फ्लेवेनोइड प्रचुर मात्रा में पाया जाता है. जो कि अल्सर के लिए जिम्मेदार बैक्टीरिया एच-पाईलोरी के विकास को रोकता है. इसके अलावा ये अन्न्प्रणाली की दीवारों को नुकसान पहुँचाने में मदद करता है.
2. माइग्रेन में
माइग्रेन की उपचार में भी अजमोद लाभकारी है. इसमें मौजूद कुमेरिन माइग्रेन से राहत प्रदान करती है. ये आपको माइग्रेन के अलावा तेज सिदर्द से भी राहत दे सकती है.
3. गठिया में
गठिया पीड़ितों के लिए भी अजमोद काफी फायदेमंद साबित होता है. दरअसल अजमोद में सूजन को कम करने वाला गुण होता है. यह मुत्रवर्धक के रूप में भी काम करता है. इससे यूरिक एसिड क्रिस्टल निकल जाता है और जोड़ों के दर्द की सम्भावना में कमी आती है.
4. पाचन और कब्ज में
इसमें पाया जाने वाला फाइबर कब्ज का बेहतरीन इलाज है. यह आँतों में कार्य को भी आरामदायक बनाती है. इसमें मौजूद प्राकृतिक फाइबर की प्रचुरता इसे पाचनतंत्र को दुरुस्त करने में महत्वपूर्ण बनता है.
5. उच्च रक्तचाप में
अजमोद में मौजूद पैथालाइड नाम का कार्बनिक यौगिक रक्त में तनाव हारमोन का स्तर कम करता है. इससे रक्त में दबाव कम होता है और रक्तचाप कम हो जाता है. इसके अलावा ये सम्पूर्ण कार्डियोवस्कुलर प्रणाली पर दबाव कम करता है एथेरोस्केलेरोसिस के विकास को रोककर दिल के दौरे की सम्भावना या स्ट्रोक से बचाता है.
6. पिम्पल्स के उपचार में
अजमोद में मौजूद तमाम तरह के विटामिन्स और खनिज आपके चेहरे के मुंहासे और पिम्पल्स को ख़त्म करते हैं. ये त्वचा की गन्दगी को दूर करता है ताकि चेहरे से पिम्पल्स हटाया जा सके.
7. प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली में
अजमोद में विटामिन सी की प्रचुरता होती है. इसमें मौजूद एंटीऑक्सीडेंट इसकी क्षमता को और बढाता है. इसके परिणामस्वरूप आपके प्रतिरक्षातंत्र में जबरदस्त मजबूती आती है. आप कई अनावश्यक रोगों से बच जाते हैं.
8. शुक्राणु सुधार के लिए
अजमोद की सब्जी के नियमित सेवन से आप यौन समस्याओं से भी निजात पा सकते हैं. इसमें पाए जाने वाले तत्व आपकी उत्तेजना बढाते हैं. इसकी खुराक आपके शुक्राणुओं की संख्या में भी वृद्धि कर सकती है.
9. अस्थमा और कैंसर में
अजमोद पैथालाइड और फ्लोवोनाइड्स से भी भरपूर होता है. ये कैंसर से मुकाबला करने वाले कार्सिनोजेन को डिटोक्सीफाई करता है. इसके अलावा इसमें एंटीऑक्सीडेंट का गुण भी होता है. ये सब कैंसर से लड़ने में मददगार साबित होते हैं.
इसमें अस्थमा से भी लड़ने वाले गुण पाए जाते हैं. ये इसमें पाए जाने वाले एंटी-इनफ्लेमेटरी गुण के कारण होता है.
10. आँखों के लिए
आँखों के लिए इसमें मौजूद विटामिन ए महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है. आपको बता दें कि विटामिन ए आँख के एक बड़े हिस्से का निर्माण करता है.
11. कोलेस्ट्राल कम करने में
अजमोद का नियमित सेवन आर्टरी क्लागिंग कोलेस्ट्राल को कम कर सकता है. दरअसल इसमें मौजूद पैथालाइड पित्त में से रस के स्त्राव को उत्तेजित करता है जिसकी सहायता से कोलेस्ट्राल का स्तर कम होता है.
12. वजन कम करने में
अजमोद आपका वजन भी कम कर सकती है. अजमोद के रस का नियमित सेवन आपको अपना वजन कम करने में सहायक है. दरअसल ये पेट भरने की प्रवृत्ति को कम करता है जिससे कि आदमी खाना कम खाता है.
 

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4 Ways To Reduce Sodium Consumption In Our Diet!

Bachelor In Clinical Nutrition and Dieteics, Master in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
4 Ways To Reduce Sodium Consumption In Our Diet!

How to reduce sodium consumption through diet

Minerals and salts are important parts of our daily diets. These minerals play significant roles in the functioning of the human body but, if found in excess, they might adversely impact your health. One such mineral is sodium, which is abundant in most food sources.

Sodium is present in every food in the form of salt. Most forms of meat, canned vegetables and soup, junk food and pickles are some examples of food which are naturally high in sodium. Apart from this, any cooked food will have salt crystals within it. Medical research has shown that most people consume more sodium than what is recommended.

Ill-Effects of Sodium Intake in Excess

  • The most common problem caused by the excessive consumption of sodium is high blood pressure.
  • High blood pressure, apart from being the cause of strokes can also affect internal organs like kidneys and cause renal failure over time.
  • It can also be detrimental to the heart and be a contributing factor to heart conditions as well.

Here are some of the ways through which you can reduce sodium intake through changes in diet.

  1. Increasing the intake of fruits within the diet - Inclusion of more fresh fruits in your diet will reduce the amount of sodium consumption. Canned and processed fruits may increase sodium consumption and hence should be reduced.
  2. Changing to fresh unprocessed meats - Certain processed and packaged meats such as in snacks and fast foods should be avoided as they have high sodium content. Hence, consumption of fresh meat instead of processed meat is an effective way to reduce your daily sodium intake. If a food item keeps well in the fridge for days or weeks, that's a tip off that the sodium content is too high.
  3. Including more leafy vegetables in your diet - Leafy green vegetables such as kale, spinach, and celery have a lot of water and also help reduce the sodium intake in your body.
  4. Drinking plenty of water - Sodium levels can rise within the body when it is dehydrated. Thus, it is prudent to always keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  5. Check food labels - Begin reading food labels as a matter of course. Sodium content is always listed on the label. Sometimes the high sugar content in a product like apple pie can mask the high sodium content so it's important to check every label for sodium content.
  6. Add spices - Add spices to your food. Instead of salt, try coriander, black pepper, nutmeg, parsley, cumin, cilantro, ginger, rosemary, marjoram, thyme, tarragon, garlic or onion powder, bay leaf, oregano, dry mustard, or dill. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!
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Celery
Nutritional Value of Celery
Health Benefits of Celery
Helps prevent cancer
Helps reduce blood pressure
Helps prevent ulcers
Checks urinary tract infection
Detoxifies your body
Helps to strengthen immunity
Remedy for arthritis
Helps to control diabetes
Helps to reduce weight
Prevents cataracts
Provides relief from migraine
Uses of Celery
Side-Effects & Allergies of Celery
Cultivation of Celery