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Allergies - 10 Foods That Can Help!

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, Specialist In Fitness Nutrition, PG Diploma In Weight Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Allergies - 10 Foods That Can Help!

A change in weather bring about changes in the composition of dust and pollen and induce seasonal allergies, which a huge number of people fear. The good news is that there are a number of common food substances which can help control these seasonal allergies. There are specific ingredients in these foods which improve immunity and provide antihistamine-like effects (which is what most anti-allergic drugs do). Some of these foods are mentioned below:

  1. Green tea: With its natural dose of antihistamines, it prevents you from developing allergies. A hot cup in the morning acts as a good shield against sneezing, which is common with pollen and dust allergies.
  2. Oranges and strawberries: Vitamin C is very essential in controlling allergies and it is always recommended to reach for a couple of fresh oranges or strawberries than popping a vitamin pill. They also contain other substances like traces of Omega-3 fatty acids and Quercetin.
  3. Garlic: This blocks the production of chemicals that can cause allergies. Eating a couple of cloves in the morning daily will do wonders for the allergy prone people.
  4. Turmeric: This miraculous Indian spice has strong anti-inflammatory properties and helps prevent all kinds of allergies.
  5. Nuts and seeds: For the vegetarians, eating walnuts and flax seed is a good alternative. A handful of walnut is equal to 3 ounces of salmon. Flax seed also contains selenium which has anti-allergic properties.
  6. Cabbage and broccoli: The flavonoid called quercetin helps by reducing inflammation that is usually associated with allergies and reduces the amount of histamines during allergic reactions. Other sources include apples, onions, berries, and cauliflower.
  7. Fatty fish: These contain a good amount of omega 3 fatty acids, and work better than the supplements any day. Take your pick from mackerel, sardines, salmon, tuna, trout, bluefish or herring. These have two types of Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) which are known to prevent people developing allergic symptoms. This anti-allergic property provides great relief in people who see seasonal allergic changes.
  8. Local honey: For those who suffer from pollen allergy, a morning dose of honey helps build tolerance to this kind of allergy.
  9. Wasabi: This pungent green paste helps breathing by opening up the airways and is very good for blocked nasal passages. It also is rich in antihistamines and helps prevent you from developing allergies.
  10. Yoghurt and Kefir: These and other dairy products are rich in probiotics which contain a lot of friendly bacteria like Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, which are generally found in the intestines. They also help build immunity and increase body’s ability to fight allergens better.

So, for those prone to seasonal allergies, there are few things that are easy to find and well within the reach of regular kitchen and can shield against allergies.

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Fiber - 5 Ways To Boost Its Intake!

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Fiber - 5 Ways To Boost Its Intake!

The human body is designed to process foods with the help of fiber. The benefits of fibers are being recognized widely, and people are being advised to increase the fiber content in their food. On an average, our body requires 25 to 30gm of fiber per day. 

The body requires two types of fibers, soluble and insoluble. The soluble ones absorb water during digestion, contribute to stool bulk, and are believed to reduce cholesterol levels. Fruits, vegetables, legumes, oats and barley are good sources of soluble fibers.

The insoluble ones are required for good movement of food through the intestines. These are also found in fruits, vegetables and whole grains like wheatrice, barley, oats, etc. It takes a little planning to ensure your food is fibrous, but the benefits are a lot and long-lasting.

Follow some of the simple steps and you will see them for yourself:

  1. Vegetables: On a lighter note, make sure each meal of yours is as colorful as possible. Include good amount of carrots, radish, greens, legumes, tomatoes, cabbage and any other vegetable that you like in each meal. This ensures that you get all the fiber and nutrients that you want in a meal. Baked, boiled, raw choose any form, that you like.
  2. Fruits: It is advisable to eat a raw fruit as compared to having its juice. The fiber content gets reduced when you convert it to a juice. Try not to discard the peel, unless it is not edible at all, pineapple or jackfruit for example. Fruits, along with vegetables, form the most natural and best source of fiber. About 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day will get you all the fiber you need for a day that is 25 to 30gm per day. Berries, pears, prunes, figs, apples, oranges, apples, pears, mangoes, pineapples - take your pick.
  3. Whole grains: Whether you are picking up bread, noodles, cookies, or a packet of pasta, make sure they are made of whole grains and not refined flour. Include one cereal in your breakfast. Oats, barley, wheat germpowder, flax seeds can all be good sources of fiber. Replace white rice with brown rice to get more fiber.
  4. Legumes: Incorporate fiber rich legumes in your daily meal, such as beans, lentils, peas or puree them for interesting dips. Adding legumes help you with the required amount of fiber intake for your body along with regular and smooth bowel movements.
  5. Water: Though not a direct contributor to fiber, increasing the water intake makes the fiber from the above mentioned foods more effective. It promotes better food passage through the intestines and contributes to better stool. It also reduces the bloated feeling that you get with increased fiber. 

Try to gradually make these small changes to your diet and you will see the benefits almost immediately. Try including more fibrous foods to also prolong your hunger pangs, breakfast being the best way to start. 

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Male Breast - What Causes It?

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Sexologist, Mumbai
Male Breast - What Causes It?

The development of a girl’s breast at puberty is a major differentiating factor between the silhouette of a boy and a girl. However, sometimes, men too can develop breast tissue. This condition is known as Gynecomastia. While it is not fatal or very harmful to a person’s overall health, it can cause emotional distress and affect a person’s self-confidence.

Gynecomastia can be triggered by a number of factors including diet, lifestyle, hormonal imbalances etc. One of the most surprising causes of this condition is milk. This is because milk is considered to be rich in oestrogen. When talking of milk, it can be categorised as organic and non-organic milk. In order to increase the amount of milk, a cow can produce they are often injected with hormones. Milk collected from cows who have received such treatment is known as non-organic milk while milk collected from cows who have not received any form of treatment to boost milk production can be termed as organic milk. Non-organic milk may also have a higher than normal IGF-I level. This refers to an insulin-like growth factor that aids in the development of breast tissue.

The main reason milk consumption is encouraged is for its high calcium levels. However, you can get your calcium from other natural sources as well. Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and bok-choy are very rich in calcium and the calcium from these vegetables can be very easily absorbed by our bodies. Thus, skipping your glass of milk will not give you weak bones.

Gynecomastia can be treated. Increasing your intake of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower can help absorb and remove oestrogen from the digestive tract before it goes into the blood stream. Spices like turmeric can increase testosterone levels and help balance hormones. Phytoestrogens like flax seeds and soy can also help treat gynecomastia by minimising oestrogen levels and reducing cholesterol.

Two ayurvedic herbs that can increase the production of testosterone and thus, help maintain a balance between oestrogen and testosterone are tribulus terrestris and cordycep. Red clover can also help reduce oestrogen levels. Sarsaparilla is yet another ayurvedic herb that can help treat this condition by strengthening muscles.

In addition to these dietary changes and herbal medicines, one must also exercise to reduce fat tissue in the chest area. Lifting weights or chest bench presses are ideal exercises to strengthen chest muscles and reduce gynecomastia.

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Fibre Rich Foods You Must Eat To Avoid Diabetes & Other Diseases!

Dt. Divya Singhal 89% (17 ratings)
Diploma in Dietician Health & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Fibre Rich Foods You Must Eat To Avoid Diabetes & Other Diseases!

Fibre is crucial for proper digestion and 85 % immunity of the human body is due to digestion alone. Scientists have recently concluded after years of study that the human brain and gut are indeed connected. This leads us to the question whether we are looking after our guts to stay healthy and fit for years to come?

Consider this modern diets have left millions worldwide with deficiency of fibre. And, this is really alarming because high - fibre foods help to guard against diabetesheart disease, kidney stones, PMS, obesity and cancer.

Fibre comes in two varieties- soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibre turns to gel in the stomach, slowing digestion, which helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar. Insoluble fibre remains untouched all the way to the large intestine aiding in proper evacuation of the GI tract. Since fibre is never absorbed into the body, you have to eat sufficient quantities of it every day. Experts suggest that you need 25-38 gm of fibre each day in your diet. But how do you get this amount?

Here is a list of 10 high- fibre foods for jacking-up fibre content

  1. Legumes like split peas or ‘dals’: Fibre content - 16.3 gm per cup. Eaten as a staple food in India, split peas are full of proteins and fibre. They can be had in soup, stew and dal form.
  2. Lentils like quinoaFibre content -  15.6 gm per cup. They are also good source of protein, iron, folate, manganese and phosphorous.
  3. Artichokes: Fibre - 10.3 gm per medium vegetable. Reservoir of vitamins A, C, E, B, K, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous, Artichokes are one of the top most high antioxidant food.
  4. Peas: Fibre - 8.8 gm per cup. They are also filled with protein, Omega-3s, vitamins and folates and contain insoluble fibres
  5. BroccoliFibre - 5.1 gm per cup. A power packed cruciferous vegetable, full of anti-oxidants.
  6. Brussels sproutsFibre - 4.1 gm per cup. Contains  balance of soluble and insoluble fibre apart from nutrients like vitamins C, K, B1, B2, B6, folate and manganese.
  7. Oatmeal: Fibre 4 gm per cup. Great for breakfast with milk!
  8. Flax seeds: Fibre - 3 gm per tablespoon: Tonnes of nutrients are packed in the humble flax seeds. They contain protein, thiamine, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, Omega-3 fatty acids and fibre. They reduce cholesterol and help ease symptoms of menopause.
  9. Avocados: Fibre 6.7 gm per half fruit raw. Pack with the goodness of vitamin C, E, B6, folate, vitamin K and potassium. Contain healthy fats that help to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  10. Pears: Fibre - 5.5 gm per medium fruit. This fruit contains Omega-6 fatty acids which helps keep the cells in brain and nerves healthy.
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Healthy Resolutions You Must Adopt!

PGDM In Cosmetology, Trichology & Weight Managmen, MD, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Healthy Resolutions You Must Adopt!

If your resolution is to take better care of yourself and get healthy, you will have a much better year if your resolution sticks. 

Tips to help you get started:

  • Be realistic. For instance, resolving to NEVER eat your favorite food again is setting you up to fail. Instead, strive for a goal that is attainable, such as avoiding it more often than you do now.  
  • Plan. Decide how you will deal with the temptation to skip that exercise class or have that piece of cake. This could include calling on a friend for help, practicing positive thinking and self-talk, or reminding yourself how your “bad” will affect your goal.  
  • Instead of keeping your resolution a secret, do tell your friends and family members who will be there to support your resolve to change yourself for the better or improve your health. 
  • Reward yourself. Its doesn't have to be high calorie food. If you have been sticking to your promise to eat better, for example, reward yourself with new fitness clothing or by going to a movie with a friend.
  • Most importantly to stay happy and healthy, you must stay fit and this requires integrating a healthy diet, regular exercise, and a positive attitude. Enter the New Year with the resolution to start start staying active therefore exercise daily, eat lots of fruits and vegetables for fiber, antioxidant, vitamins and minerals requirement, eat healthy fats i.e. omega-3 like flax seeds, walnuts, olive oil etc, choose whole-grains instead of simple carbs, and choose low-fat dairy products and most importantly drink lots of water. Ditch most the unhealthy habits like drinking alcohol, smoking, eating junk, processed, sugary food. 
  • Stick to it. It won’t happen overnight, so be persistent and patient!

New Year Resolution - 5 Dietary Tips To Maintain Good Health!

MBBS, DFM, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
New Year Resolution - 5 Dietary Tips To Maintain Good Health!

 In the upcoming year, all of us want to put our best foot forward and ensure a happy and healthy life. We want a new thinner, healthier, more energetic and flexible body next year. We also want to get back to our few years old skinny jeans. So, what are the new year resolutions for 2019 that will up our health quotient substantially? 

Read on for the five hottest dietary changes to take care of your health: 

  1. Eat more Omega-3 fatty acids: Omega-3 fatty acid is good for the heart. You can get Omega-3 by eating walnuts, fish and flax seeds. Omega-3 is also good for getting help with PMS and menopause symptoms. 
  2. Pile up on veggies: Daily recommended intake of veggies is three servings or more. How many of us reach this target? And then we complain of vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Veggies are our source for many important vitamins. So to tackle fatigue, muscle pains, low sex drive and vision problems, you can consciously eat more veggies in the new year. 
  3. Fibre is key to health: Fibre found in veggies, fruits and whole grains is crucial for the health of the gut. Remember the adage that all diseases begin from the gut, so make fibre a part of your daily diet. Getting enough fibre will also prevent cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and a number of cancers. It will also help you slim down. Remember that the recommended daily intake of fibre is 21 to 38 grams. 
  4. Cut down on meat: This will be of great help to your heart because you will be eliminating a huge source of saturated fats which increases LDL that causes obstructions in heart arteries. Go for more tofu, soya and white meat.
  5. Treat sugar as enemy no.1: We all eat too much sugar. In fact, scientists are calling sugar as the most potent drug of the 21st century and with good reason. Health hazards of excess sugar consumption include excess weight gain, abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides etc. Sugar also increases inflammation in the body and this is the cause of a number of deadly diseases. One sure-fire way to cut down on sugars is to stop eating out of packets. Yes, processed foods contain a lot of hidden sugars and fats. Nixing processed foods will up your health quotient naturally. 

Start a food journal to keep track of what you eat and also convince your friends and family to join in your healthy New Year plans. This way, you will have a support system in place to keep you motivated and on the go.

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Hypothyroidism - 8 Effective Ways To Handle It Well!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD -General Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetes Management
Internal Medicine Specialist, Pune
Hypothyroidism - 8 Effective Ways To Handle It Well!

If you are suffering from hypothyroidism, it is important for you to deal with the condition so that your daily life and activities do not get affected. Hypothyroidism occurs when your thyroid gland becomes under active and does not produces sufficient amount of hormones. This affects the metabolism rate of your body. Hypothyroidism has several symptoms which include fatigueconstipationdry skin, muscle cramping, hoarse voice, depression, sudden gain of weight and brittle hair and fingernails.

Here are some important tips which you should follow in order to deal with hypothyroidism and for its treatment:

  1. Go Gluten and A1 Casein free: Common allergies and food intolerance, which occur today are because of wheat and dairy products because of the hybridized proteins of A1 casein and gluten. These may lead to a leaky gut, as a result of which inflammation of the thyroid gland takes place. This affects the thyroid’s functioning. You should avoid grain and gluten in your diet. Try to consume dairy products coming from A2 cow’s milk.
  2. Avoid BPA: Bisphenol A or BPA is present in plastic bottles. These are capable of disrupting the endocrine system and also affect the thyroid gland. You should avoid drinking from plastic bottles and drink water from glass, stainless steel and plastic bottles which are BPA free.
  3. Check your iodine levels: In case your iodine levels are low, you should use an organic liquid supplement. Kelp is ideal for this purpose.
  4. Heavy metal detox: You need to detoxify your body and eliminate traces of harmful metals from your organs and cells. For this, you may use a combination of milk, turmeric, chlorella, cilantro and thistle, which are ideal for a metal detox.
  5. Increase your selenium intake: It is important for you to consume sufficient amounts of selenium in your everyday diet, but you should not consume them in excess. You should eat food items containing selenium in good amount such as salmon, sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts, mushrooms, onions and beef.
  6. Take adaptogen supplements: You should lower your cortisol levels and improve thyroid functioning by taking supplements such as tulsi and ashwaganda.
  7. Remove silver fillingsIf you have amalgam fillings, you should consult a dentist and get the fillings removed.
  8. Lower your carbohydrate intake: You also need to reduce the amount of sugar and grains in your regular diet. Instead, take healthy fats. Consuming too much carbohydrates leads to increased estrogen, which affects thyroid negatively. Choose healthy fats like coconut oils, avocado, wild salmon, hemp seeds and flax seeds. These will help in balancing your hormone levels.

Hypothyroidism usually occurs from common causes such as toxicity due to radiation and metal exposure, deficiency of iodine and selenium, food intolerance and hormonal imbalance due to stress and excess carbohydrates.

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Hyperacidity - Everything You Should Be Knowing!

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Hyperacidity - Everything You Should Be Knowing!

ABOUT HYPERACIDITY

Acidity is a term used for a set of symptoms caused by excess production of acid by the gastric glands of the stomach. The stomach normally secretes hydrochloric acid which is required for the breakdown and digestion of food we eat. Acidity causes symptoms like dyspepsia, heartburn, gastric inflammation and ulcers in the stomach. Acidity is generally a consequence of several external factors like eating habits, fad diets, stress, smoking and alcohol consumption, lack of physical activity, irregularity in eating pattern.

The incidence of acidity is higher in countries where individuals eat more of non-vegetarian, oily and spicy foods. Certain medications like non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID's)also predisposes individuals to gastric acidity. People suffering from acidity feel a burning sensation after eating a meal. Sour belching is also commonly seen. Sometimes, constipation and indigestion is also seen in people having acidity. Acidity can be treated by making changes in eating and lifestyle habits. This section offers some really good home remedies for acidity which you can try.

ACIDITY CONTENT

CAUSES

Our stomach produces gastric acids to aid digestion. But, their corrosive effects are neutralised by the production of natural bicarbonate and prostaglandins secreted in the mucous lining. When the production of these chemicals is interrupted then it leads to damaged stomach lining which causes acidity.

1. Stress

2. Consumption of spicy and non-vegetarian foods

3. Smoking and alcohol

4. Stomach ailments like peptic ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease, stomach tumors, etc.

5. Medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Read more about why acidity is rising among youngsters.

SYMPTOMS

The common signs and symptoms that you might experience are -

1. Burning in the stomach

2. Burning in the throat

3. Restlessness

4. Belching

5. Nausea

6. Sour taste

7. Indigestion

8. Constipation

HOME REMEDIES

Here are 10 home remedies for acidity that actually work -

• Bananas:  one daily (or 2 elaichi kela)

Tulsi: bring a sapling and nurture it nicely. Pluck 8-10 leavesand chew or add it in tea.

• Cold milk: one glass a day especially in the morning

Saunf or aniseed, flax seeds: one tsp each 2-3 times a day

• Jeera powder, asaefotida, ajwain: half teaspoon in a glass of buttermilk

• Clove: one-two in a day. Hold it between teeth and just press it.

• Elaichi: a pinch at least 2-3 times a week. It truly helps.

Mint leaves or pudina: you can chew 6-7 pudina leaves or add them in a fresh juice

Ginger: one inch in whole day in summers and 2 inces consumption in a day in winters.

• Amla: one pint Patanjali amala juice

PREVENTION

Acidity can be prevented by the following methods:

1. Don’t consume spicy food

2. Eat more fruits and vegetables

3. Eat small, regular meals

4. Consume your last meal at least a few hours before sleeping

5. Chew tulsi leaves, cloves, saunf, etc.

6. Avoid medications like NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and steroids

7. Reduce stress

HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR ACIDITY,GASES AND DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS

Nux Vomica: Best Homeopathic remedy for stomach problems Homeopathic medicine Nux Vomica is of great help in the treatment of various stomach problems. It is the best Homeopathic remedy for heartburn that occurs after taking coffee, spicy food or alcoholic drinks. Nux Vomica is also the ideal Homeopathic treatment for constipation. For using this medicine for constipation, the prominent indicating symptom is the constant urge to pass stool or poop but the stool is insufficient and unsatisfactory. Homeopathic medicine Nux Vomicais also used to relieve the heaviness and sensation of weight in the stomach after eating.

Pulsatilla: Top Homeopathic remedy for gastric problems after eating fatty food Pulsatilla is the best Homeopathic medicine to deal with the gastric problems that arise as a result of consuming fatty food like pastries, ice creams, ghee and butter. Most of the patients requiring this medicine have a complete absence of thirst. Homeopathic medicine Pulsatilla can also be used for treatment of loose stools. The prominent symptom to use this medicine in case of loose stools is the changing nature of stool every time it is passed. Chilliness also accompanies loose stool.

China: Homeopathic medicine for letting out gas from bloated abdomen China is the most efficient Homeopathic medicine to relieve the bloated abdomen where the whole abdomen is full of gas. The gas may also cause severe pain in the abdomen. China is also the ideal Homeopathic remedy for diarrhoea with extreme weakness. Diarrhoea consequent to eating fruits can be very efficiently treated with this Homeopathic medicine.

Arsenic Album: Top Homeopathic medicine for gastric trouble after food poisoning Arsenic Album is the best Homeopathic medicine for gastric troubles that occur as a result of food poisoning. The patients requiring the Homeopathic treatment of Arsenic Album have the symptoms of nausea, vomiting, loose stool and stomach pain. These complaints get worse after eating or drinking anything. The patient also feels an extreme burning sensation in stomach.

Lycopodium: Homeopathic medicine for stomach feeling full after eating very little Homeopathic medicine Lycopodium is an ideal remedy when the stomach feels full and there is a distention of abdomen even after eating very little. There is rolling of gas in stomach with burps that cause burning in the throat. Lycopodium is even the Homeopathic cure for acidity due to intake of farinaceous (starchy) and flatulent food.

The patients requiring this Homeopathic medicine at times also show a craving for hot drinks.

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How To Relieve Constipation Naturally With Unani?

Doctor In Unani Medicine(D.U.M.B.I.M)
Sexologist, Delhi
How To Relieve Constipation Naturally With Unani?

Unani Medicine
  
How to Relieve Constipation Quickly and Naturally-

Constipation is a very common digestive disorder that affects people of all age groups.constipation is caused due to improper functioning of the bowels and this happens due to a lack of dietary fiber or water in the diet. The main causes of constipation are faulty diet, lack of exercise, diabetes, high blood pressure, insomnia or irritable bowel syndrome.

Precaution For Constipation:

• If you do not respond to nature’s call, then withholding of stool may lead to constipation.
• Do not force yourself to clear the bowels, as exertion of undue pressure may cause anal fissures and piles.
• Here we list some natural ways to relieve from constipation
• Lemon juice is a good laxative. It is one of the most effective remedies for constipation. Extract the juice from lemon and add it to a glass of warm water, then add honey and rock salt into it. Drink daily early in the morning on empty stomach.
• Crush the seeds of Isabgol (Psyllium). Then mix 2 tea spoons of that crushed powder in a cup of hot water and drink.
• Drink Dandelion tea. It has a mild laxative effect
• Say Good bye to coffee and Tea
• Cut down on smoking/drinking
• Include more green vegetables and fresh fruits in your regular diet chart.
• Flax seeds are rich in fiber which is good for constipation and stimulating digestion.
• Drink hot cup of milk. It stimulates the colon.
• Take long morning walks as they help you to move food through your bowel.
• Include baked beans, figs, kidney beans, peanuts, dates, apples, sprouts in your diet.
• Raw spinach juice mixed with water should be taken twice daily.

Some Unani Compound medicines helpful in constipation are;
1. Itrifal Mulaiyan
2. Qurs e Muqil 
3. Qurs e Mulaiyan
4. Itrifal Zamani 
5. Jawarish Shaharyaran
6. Jawarish Tamarhindi
7. Habb e Usara etc

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5 Cancer Fighting Food Products!

Diploma In Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jaipur
5 Cancer Fighting Food Products!

Cancer is one of the worst diseases, which kills millions of people across the world. While there is a wide range of treatment options available, the best way to deal with it is to ensure a good diet along with a healthy lifestyle. Here is a list of cancer-fighting food products, which can immensely help to prevent cancer.

  1. Green vegetables: Leafy green vegetables have multiple health benefits. They are not only rich in minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants, but also have very low content of calories, toxins, and sodium. Being antiviral and antibacterial in nature, green vegetables can successfully inactivate carcinogens, halt metastasis and pause the formation of a tumour. Certain vegetables contain isothiocyanates that can detox the cells. Some of the vegetables that are mighty effective in countering cancer cells include kale, romaine, watercress, nutritious spinach, collard greens etc.
  2. Berries: Berries are one of the best antioxidants among all food items, owing to their high ORAC score. Their antiviral and anti-fungal nature of berries is extremely healthy for the body. Moreover, abundant supply of vitamin A and C makes berries a perfect agent for increasing body immunity. Free radicals are one of the top reasons for metastasis. The proanthocyanidin content of berries helps the body to get a hang of free radicals, thereby decreasing the chances of cancer cells to grow rapidly. They can be consumed daily with any meals.
  3. Spices and herbs: There are a lot of herbs and spices, which boost the immune system and prevents cancer cells to grow further. Turmeric, for instance, is scientifically proved to be a great agent for reducing tumor size and effectively countering breast cancer and colon cancer. Some of the other herbs and spices include black pepper, ginger, raw garlic, parsley, oregano, and basil. They can be consumed daily in the form of juice or along with regular meals.
  4. Organic meatMany scientists are of the view that organic meat does wonder in a cancer diet. Liver of beef and chicken has high B12 content and helps to remove harmful toxins from the digestive tract and liver. They can balance hormone, digest fat and counter the side effects of triglycerides, drugs, and obesity. This can be included in the diet every alternate day.
  5. Seeds and nutsFlax seeds and chia seeds are few nutrient-power packed foods in the world. They should be included in the diet due to high fiber, mineral, and fatty acid content. Some other healthy seeds that can pay rich dividends in fighting cancer include walnut, sprouted bean, sunflower seeds etc. Nuts and seeds with all their nutritional qualities can successfully stop metastasis, reduce tumor size and increase immunity in the body, if consumed daily.
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