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5 Things To Help You Chose The Right Chap Stick!

Dermatologist, Chennai
5 Things To Help You Chose The Right Chap Stick!

If people were asked, as to what would be the one important cosmetic without which they would not step out, it has to be the lip balm. From a time when it was mainly used during winters to avoid chapped lips to the present days when it has become an essential cosmetic product irrespective of the weather or the season, it has come a long way.

While there are still the plain ones which have petroleum jelly and help in keeping the lips moist, there are also the new flavoured and coloured options. They have also found their way into the cash counters where these attractive picks make most people impulse buyers. There are also specialised lip balms aimed at men, which are customised keeping in mind the slightly rough skin.

The lip balm has many ingredients, but the main component is waxy and could be beeswax, carnauba wax, paraffin, lanolin, or camphor. There are many organic products available which contain essential oils, shea butter, silk protein, nut oils like almond oil and cocoa butter. The main purpose is to create a protective layer on the surface of the lips to protect it from cold, dry air, and reduce damage from sun exposure. It also seals the moisture that is inherently present in the lips, thereby preventing chapping and cracking of the lips. Some cheaper products could contain hemp oils, petroleum and mineral oils.

When picking a lip balm, consider the following:

  1. Purpose: Do you want something protective or do you want something attractive? The answer to this question will decide the product you pick. If protection is the main reason, then something plain will do. If you want colours and flavours, the pick would be different. There are specialised products for men, so go indulge.
  2. Exposure to the sun: There are some lip balms which offer protection with a good SPF, so if you are likely to be out in the sun for long period, use this.
  3. Medicated: Some lip balms also contain medicinal effects against cold sores, so if you have a cold sore, use this.
  4. Do no harm: There could be lip balms which contain synthetic substances like phenol, menthol, salicylic acid, and alum. These have a tendency to dry the lips, and so not advisable in the long run.
  5. Container: While lip balm sticks are very popular, they are best for single person use, to avoid contamination.

Whatever the product you apply, it inevitably enters your system and so it is important to take a good product. Choose plant-based essences which are not just healthy but also provide a good, protective effect for the lips.

Healthy Hair - Must Have Foods For You!

BSc - Food & Applied Nutrition, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
Healthy Hair - Must Have Foods For You!

Everyone loves a thick luscious mane of hair, which they see in television commercials. To be able to flick around shiny healthy locks, you may have tried the best shampoo brands, made frequent visits to the parlour and consulted the doctors several times. However, did you know that the best nutrition for your hair comes from the food you eat daily?

Thinning hair, reduction in the hairline, excessive hair fall resulting in an undesirable physical change, can be a major cause of frustration and low self-esteem. Healthy and hygienic lifestyle, sufficient sleep, adequate water intake and exercises along with a balanced diet help in promoting the growth of hair.

Important nutrients necessary to boost hair growth and volume:

  1. Most of the hair is made of protein and therefore, it is of utmost importance to include proteins in the diet. Protein cells are building blocks for hair and strengthen your locks.
  2. Vitamin D leads to a healthy scalp and activates the growth of hair follicles.
  3. Biotin (Vitamin B7) leads to the synthesis of an important hormone known as Keratin which forms the fibrous part of hair.
  4. Inadequate Folic acid in the diet can cause a reduction in cell division and lead to premature greying of hair.
  5. Vitamin A and C help to keep the scalp free of dandruff. They lead to the production of sebum that nourishes the hair strands and prevents split ends. Split ends can lead to the breakage of hair, eventually turning your precious mane into a rough, dull and unmanageable one.
  6. Omega-3 fatty acids improve blood circulation to the hair roots, promoting shine and health of hair.
  7. Iron and Zinc prevent breakage and damage of hair. They contribute to strengthening of hair roots.

Some of the best food items recommended for maintaining healthy hair:

  1. Carrots, whole grains, legumes and lentils, leafy green vegetables and fruits: Carrots are rich sources of Vitamin A. Carrots have several advantageous effects on the human body, mostly showing remarkable improvement in eyesight and hair growth. Carrots can be eaten in a salad, boiled or lightly tossed in the pan in just a few drops of oil and beneficial spices for added flavour. Carrots can also be made into carrot juice and consumed on a regular basis. Vegetables, fruits and legumes are rich sources of iron, zinc; vitamins that are essential for hair maintenance.
  2. Lean meat and eggs: Eggs and lean meat are rich sources of protein. Egg whites do a commendable job when it comes to promoting hair growth. Egg yolk and the egg whites are known to remarkably condition the hair and benefit damaged hair when mixed with a natural hair pack before shampooing it off. Egg protein is beneficial, whether consumed or applied externally. It must be made a vital inclusion in your diet.
  3. Oatmeal: Known to have multiple benefits, it must make a way into your diet chart if you are looking forward to healthy skin, hair and the perfect body weight. Oatmeal applied externally can condition and clean the hair, reducing itchiness of the scalp. Oatmeal consumed in breakfast daily can help to control hormonal imbalance that leads to excessive hair loss. It can also play an important role in controlling genetic alopecia.
  4. Walnuts and almonds: The “W” of Walnut can also stand for Wonder nut. This nut contains all the necessary vitamins that activate the hair follicles and increase the volume of hair. It contains, iron, zinc, Vitamins B9, B6 and B1, healthy fats and adequate protein. Almonds are as beneficial as Walnuts, containing all the basic important nutrients needed for your hair. A handful of walnuts and almonds daily will zealously guard your hair for a long, long time.
  5. Green tea and dark chocolates: Rich in antioxidants, green tea is beneficial both when consumed internally and applied externally. The hair can be washed with green tea to remove and prevent dandruff. Dark chocolates are also rich sources of anti-oxidants. Now that’s a delectable way towards healthy and happy hair.
  6. Fish: Salmon, Mackerel, Oysters are excellent sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. 
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Best Recommended Food For Maintaining Healthy Hair

B.Sc - Home Science, MSc - Nutrition & Food Processing, MSc - Food Production Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Best Recommended Food For Maintaining Healthy Hair

Everyone loves a thick luscious mane of hair, which is shown on television commercials. To be able to flick around shiny healthy locks, you may have tried the best shampoo brands, made frequent visits to the parlour and consulted the doctors several times. However, did you know that the best nutrition for your hair comes from the food you eat daily? Thinning hair, reduction in hairline, excessive hairfall resulting in an undesirable physical change, can be a major cause of frustration and low self esteem. Healthy and hygienic lifestyle, sufficient sleep, adequate water intake and exercises along with a balanced diet help to promote the growth of hair.

Important nutrients necessary to boost hair growth and volume:

  1. Most of the hair is made of protein and therefore it is of utmost importance to include proteins in the diet. Protein cells are building blocks for hair and strengthen your locks.
  2. Vitamin D leads to a healthy scalp and activates the growth of hair follicles.
  3. Biotin (Vitamin B7) leads to the synthesis of an important hormone known as Keratin which forms the fibrous part of hair.
  4. Inadequate Folic acid in the diet can cause a reduction in cell division and lead to premature greying of hair.
  5. Vitamin A and C help to keep the scalp free of dandruff. They lead to the production of sebum that nourishes the hair strands and prevents split ends. Split ends can lead to the breakage of hair, eventually turning your precious mane into a rough, dull and unmanageable one.
  6. Omega-3 fatty Acids improve blood circulation to the hair roots, promoting shine and health of hair.
  7. Iron and zinc prevent breakage and damage of hair. They contribute to strengthening of hair roots.

Some of the best food items recommended for maintaining healthy hair:

  1. Carrots, whole grains, legumes and lentils, leafy green vegetables & fruits: Carrots are rich sources of vitamin A. Carrots have several advantageous effects on the human body, mostly showing remarkable improvement in eyesight and hair growth. Carrots can be eaten in a salad, boiled or lightly tossed in the pan in just a few drops of oil and beneficial spices for added flavour. Carrots can also be made into carrot juice and consumed on a regular basis. Vegetables, fruits and legumes are rich sources of iron, zinc, vitamins that are essential for hair maintenance.
  2. Lean meat and eggs: Eggs and lean meat are rich sources of protein. Egg whites do a commendable job when it comes to promoting hair growth. Egg yolk and the egg whites are known to remarkably condition the hair and benefit damaged hair when mixed with a natural hair pack before shampooing it off. Egg protein is beneficial, whether consumed or applied externally. It must be made a vital inclusion in your diet.
  3. Oatmeal: Known to have multiple benefits, it must make a way into your diet chart, if you are looking forward to healthy skin, hair and the perfect body weight. Oatmeal applied externally can condition and clean the hair, reducing itchiness of the scalp. Oatmeal consumed in breakfast daily can help to control hormonal imbalance that leads to excessive hair loss. It can also play an important role in controlling genetic alopecia.
  4. Walnuts and almonds: The “W” of Walnut can also stand for Wonder nut. This nut contains all the necessary vitamins that activate the hair follicles and increase the volume of hair. It contains, iron, zinc, vitamins B9, B6 and B1, healthy fats and adequate protein. Almonds are as beneficial as walnuts, containing all the basic important nutrients needed for your hair. A handful of walnuts and almonds daily will zealously guard your hair for a long time.
  5. Green Tea and Dark Chocolates: Rich in anti-oxidants, green tea is beneficial both when consumed internally and applied externally. The hair can be washed with green tea to remove and prevent dandruff. Dark chocolates are also rich sources of anti-oxidants. Now that’s a delectable way towards healthy and happy hair.
  6. Fish: Salmon, mackerel, oysters are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
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What Is Intestinal obstruction?

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
What Is Intestinal obstruction?

What is Intestinal obstruction?

Intestinal obstruction is a blockage of your small intestine or colon that prevents food and fluid from passing through. A complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency. It often requires surgery.

Symptoms of Intestinal obstruction-

Causes of Intestinal obstruction-

  • Colon cancer
  • Tumors in the small intestine
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease
  • Twisting of the intestine (volvulus)
  • Telescoping of the intestine
  • Hernias
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Infection
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Diverticulitis
     

Risk factors of Intestinal obstruction-

  • Abdominal or pelvic surgery
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Cancer within your abdomen

Complications of Intestinal obstruction-

  • Death of the affected intestine
  • Infection in the abdominal cavity 

Diagnosis of Intestinal obstruction-

Diagnosis of Intestinal obstruction involves the following tests:

  • Medical history and physical exam
  • X-ray and computerized tomography (CT) scans

Treatment of Intestinal obstruction

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Intestinal obstruction
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Intestinal obstruction
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Intestinal obstruction
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Intestinal obstruction
  • Surgical Treatment of Intestinal obstruction
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Intestinal obstruction
  • Other Treatment of Intestinal obstruction

Homeopathic Treatment of Intestinal obstruction-

Homeopathic remedies are effective in relieving obstruction and complaints like  nausea and vomiting. It helps in relieving cramping and upper abdominal pains that become worse at night and after meals. Some of the homeopathic remedies for intestinal obstruction are:

  • Acon
  • Arnica
  • Bell
  • Mag p
  • Nux v
  • Phos ac
  • Plumbum
  • Carbo veg

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Intestinal obstruction-

Acupuncture relieves pain and obstruction by improving the physiological function of the organs and organ system. In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Intestinal obstruction-

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and early relief.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Intestinal obstruction-

Allopathic Treatment of Intestinal obstruction involves placing an intravenous (IV) line into a vein in your arm so that fluids can be given. Nasogastric (NG) tube is also placed through your nose and into your stomach to suck air and fluid out to relieve abdominal swelling. Drug therapies such as cisapride and vasopressin (Pitressin), are sometimes prescribed

Surgical Treatment of Intestinal obstruction-

Surgery typically involves removing the obstruction, as well as any section of your intestine that has died. The procedure you undergo will depend on what’s causing the obstruction and which part of your intestine is affected. In some cases, especially where there is a mechanical obstruction, surgery may be necessary.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Intestinal obstruction-

  • Increase your fiber intake
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid dried beans, crunchy nut butters and tough meats
  • Choose canned and cooked vegetables
     

 

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Female Sexual Dysfunction!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Female Sexual Dysfunction!

Female sexual dysfunction occurs when a woman is not able to fully, healthily, and pleasurably experience some or all of the various physical stages the body normally experiences during sexual activity.

Symptoms of Female sexual dysfunction-

  • You cannot experience an orgasm
  • Pain during sexual contact
  • Lack of sexual desire
  • Feelings of fear or anger towards their partners

Causes of Female sexual dysfunction-

Risk factors of Female sexual dysfunction-

Diagnosis of Female sexual dysfunction-

Diagnosis of Female sexual dysfunction involves the following tests:

  • Sexual history
  • Pelvic exam
  • Your doctor may also refer you to a counselor or therapist specializing in sexual and relationship problems.

Precautions & Prevention of Female sexual dysfunction

Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction
  • Surgical Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction
  • Other Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction

Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction-

Homeopathic Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction-

Homeopathic treatment of female sexual dysfunction has helped multitudes of women to overcome their suffering and lead a normal sexual life once again. Lack of libido and inability to become aroused show good response to treatment with homeopathy. Some of the homeopathic medicines for female sexual dysfunction are:

  • Caust
  • Helon
  • Lyco
  • Nat M
  • Sulph
  • Sepia

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction-

Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles in your skin at strategic points on your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will rebalance. It may have positive effects on women with sexual pain disorders. It also helps to improve libido in women with low desire.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction-

Psychotherapy treatment includes education about normal sexual response, ways to enhance intimacy with your partner, and recommendations for reading materials or couples exercises. It may helps you gain a better understanding of your sexual identity, beliefs and attitudes, relationship with your partner, communication and your overall emotional health. Hypnotherapy quickly resolves deep psychological issues and help in regaining normal sexual function. Sex therapy is very helpful in having a good sex life.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction-

The allopathic treatment of female sexual dysfunction involves treating thyroid problems or other hormonal conditions, optimizing treatment for depression or anxiety. Treatment also includes estrogen therapy and Androgen therapy.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction-

  • Avoid excessive alcohol
  • Eat foods like nut, cereals, milk, honey etc.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables
  • Avoid tea and coffee

Other Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction-

  • Pelvic floor exercises can help with some arousal and orgasm problems.
  • Perform a series of postures and controlled breathing exercises to promote a more flexible body and a calm mind

What is Female sexual dysfunction?

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6 Foods For Healthy Hair!

Dt. Khushboo Sahijwani Matta 92% (91 ratings)
BHSC. In Dietetics, Msc Dietetics & Food Service Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
6 Foods For Healthy Hair!

Everyone loves a thick luscious mane of hair, which is shown on television commercials. To be able to flick around shiny healthy locks, you may have tried the best shampoo brands, made frequent visits to the parlour and consulted the doctors several times. However, did you know that the best nutrition for your hair comes from the food you eat daily? Thinning hair, reduction in hairline, excessive hairfall resulting in an undesirable physical change, can be a major cause of frustration and low self esteem. Healthy and hygienic lifestyle, sufficient sleep, adequate water intake and exercises along with a balanced diet help to promote the growth of hair.

Important nutrients necessary to boost hair growth and volume:

  1. Most of the hair is made of protein and therefore it is of utmost importance to include proteins in the diet. Protein cells are building blocks for hair and strengthen your locks.
  2. Vitamin D leads to a healthy scalp and activates the growth of hair follicles.
  3. Biotin (Vitamin B7) leads to the synthesis of an important hormone known as Keratin which forms the fibrous part of hair.
  4. Inadequate Folic acid in the diet can cause a reduction in cell division and lead to premature greying of hair.
  5. Vitamin A and C help to keep the scalp free of dandruff. They lead to the production of sebum that nourishes the hair strands and prevents split ends. Split ends can lead to the breakage of hair, eventually turning your precious mane into a rough, dull and unmanageable one.
  6. Omega-3 fatty Acids improve blood circulation to the hair roots, promoting shine and health of hair.
  7. Iron and Zinc prevent breakage and damage of hair. They contribute to strengthening of hair roots.

Some of the best food items recommended for maintaining healthy hair:

  1. Carrots, Whole grains, Legumes and Lentils, leafy green vegetables, fruits: Carrots are rich sources of Vitamin A. Carrots have several advantageous effects on the human body, mostly showing remarkable improvement in eyesight and hair growth. Carrots can be eaten in a salad, boiled or lightly tossed in the pan in just a few drops of oil and beneficial spices for added flavour. Carrots can also be made into carrot juice and consumed on a regular basis. Vegetables, fruits and legumes are rich sources of iron, zinc; vitamins that are essential for hair maintenance.
  2. Lean Meat and Eggs: Eggs and lean meat are rich sources of protein. Egg whites do a commendable job when it comes to promoting hair growth. Egg yolk and the egg whites are known to remarkably condition the hair and benefit damaged hair when mixed with a natural hair pack before shampooing it off. Egg protein is beneficial, whether consumed or applied externally. It must be made a vital inclusion in your diet.
  3. Oatmeal: Known to have multiple benefits, it must make a way into your diet chart, if you are looking forward to healthy skin, hair and the perfect body weight. Oatmeal applied externally can condition and clean the hair, reducing itchiness of the scalp. Oatmeal consumed in breakfast daily can help to control hormonal imbalance that leads to excessive hair loss. It can also play an important role in controlling genetic alopecia.
  4. Walnuts and Almonds: The “W” of Walnut can also stand for Wonder nut. This nut contains all the necessary vitamins that activate the hair follicles and increase the volume of hair. It contains, iron, zinc, Vitamins B9, B6 and B1, healthy fats and adequate protein. Almonds are as beneficial as Walnuts, containing all the basic important nutrients needed for your hair. A handful of walnuts and almonds daily will zealously guard your hair for a long, long time.
  5. Green Tea and Dark Chocolates: Rich in anti-oxidants, green tea is beneficial both when consumed internally and applied externally. The hair can be washed with green tea to remove and prevent dandruff. Dark chocolates are also rich sources of anti-oxidants. Now that’s a delectable way towards healthy and happy hair.
  6. Fish: Salmon, Mackerel, Oysters are excellent sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
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How To Include Proteins To Your Breakfast?

PG Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics, M.Sc.in Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad

How to include proteins to your Breakfast?

  • All of us are well aware that breakfast is the first important meal of the day. The second most important thing is to have frequent meals to keep our metabolism high. Our body goes into the rest mode for almost 8 to 10 hours after dinner when we are sleeping through the night. Hence, it becomes essential to eat a good, balanced meal which has the right proportion of carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, fibers, anti- oxidants etc.in the morning. More often than not it is a difficult task to incorporate all these nutrients in the morning breakfast due to our rush to get to work.But, one can always try to incorporate as many nutrients as we can out of the above if not all.
  • It is advised to include proteins in every meal. The inclusion of proteins to your breakfast becomes a challenging task especially if you are a vegetarian. Lacto or Ovo vegetarian breakfast can easily get proteins through the milk and eggs. The tough task is for vegetarians and vegans (those who limit dairy products).
  • Common Indian breakfast items are Poha (cooked Puffed Rice with some veggies), flat breads ,Upma, Idli and Dosa (steamed Rice pancakes), flat breads(Chapati), Rice, Porridge  etc. Today, I am going to tell you how we add proteins in our 1st meal of the day – breakfast.
  • Whenever we have options like steamed rice pancakes (Idli sambhar) or bread omelette we’re obviously getting proteins from the dish.  When we have options like Cooked Puff Rice, Upma, rice, cooked Wheat Flat breads (Chapati)  etc. without any side dish we need to add some proteins to it.

Here are few items which you can add:

  • Peanuts/ Groundnuts: A humble source of proteins and MUFA (mono unsaturated fatty acids) will add to proteins in breakfast. We can use in different forms as peanut butter, chutney etc. spread it on your bread or chapatti. Excellent to be added in pre workout meal. 100 g of Dry roasted peanuts will give 24-26 g of proteins.
  • Roasted Chana: Simple, easily available and can be stored. Just add a handful of black or brown Chana to your plate or have it on the go post breakfast. If you couple it up with peanuts it will be even better.
  • Mixed Sprouts: This one will need some preparation. Soak the sprouts for 6-8 hours, then drain the water and tie in the cloth for sprouts to come. Add handful of it either raw or steamed. Raw will give you good enzymes as compared to cooked ones. Whereas steamed will be easier to digest. Following are the rough values for sprouted and steamed sprouts.
  • Moong/ Green gram 2-3 g
  • Matki/ Moth bean 8 g
  • Chana/ Chick peas 9 g
  • Green peas: It is very to incorporate peas in any dish. Add it to your upma, poha, rice liberally. They will taste good as well as increase the protein value. Its green color also add to the visual effect.
  • 100 g of fresh green peas contain 5 g of protein
  • Nuts like (almond, walnut, cashew nut): Again a very handy option. Just adding them to your bowl of breakfast is very easy. They are rich in minerals like calcium, good fats like MUFA, omega 3 fatty acids. Don’t forget to soak and peel almond to avoid anti nutritional factors in the peel. Almond 21.2 g, Walnut 15.2 g
  • Sesame, flax, sunflower, pumpkin seeds: Dry roasted seeds can serve as a protein quotient of the meal. You can easily stock it in cool and dry place. You can have them as it is or grind to make into chutney. Dips like tahini can be made from sesame seeds.
  • Milk: You can just add a glass of milk to complete the protein quota of the meal. It goes well with roti, chapati, bread, cereals etc. It is better to go for low fat milk. If having cow’s milk make sure it is Desi cow’s milk. Make sure you’re not having it with salty or savory as milk and salt is not recommended to have together.1 cup of milk gives you 8 g protein on an average.
  • Curds/ Yogurt: Add a bowl of curds or yogurt to make your breakfast not only protein rich but yummy. We can mix poha, rice with it to give a better texture and taste. Fruits with yogurt can be another hit option and light still complete meal. 1 cup gives you 10-11 g proteins on an average.
  • Buttermilk: It is the best bet in summer. Having it post breakfast will help in digestion. It has good water content and therefore it will not be a concentrated source. Unlike milk it can be coupled with salty and savory options as well.
  • Cheese: I am yet to come across a person who doesn’t like cheese unless of course you are a vegan. We can add it with breads, chapatti, pancakes etc. You can use different varieties like cheese spread, cubes, and slices or just grate some cheese on your dish. People who are targeting weight gain can have it on regular basis. Those who are trying to lose weight should limit it once or twice in a week. 100 g will give approx. 20 g of proteins.
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Oral Health - Ayurvedic Tips For Maintaining It!

Dr. Shambulingaiah S. Hiremath 87% (72 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Oral Health - Ayurvedic Tips For Maintaining It!

Dental health might come across as a rather innocuous problem, but there is no reason for us to take it lightly. Dental health often functions as the index to an overall good health and it is extremely crucial for one and all to maintain the utmost hygiene level. Your teeth are arguably one of the most susceptible parts of your body wherein the slightest neglect can result in substantial damage.

Dental ailment pans across a variety of diseases which unless immediately arrested, can potentially inflict a lot of harm.  We all know about that dreaded toothache and it is not an experience that one would like reliving. Although dentists with their whole host of extractions, fillings and excisions often help in soothing those toothaches, for a more natural mode of healing and remedying dental disorders, one may turn to Ayurveda.  Ayurveda regards healthy lifestyle practices like balanced and wise dietary choices and diligent brushing as the most fundamental requisite for maintaining your oral health.  

Some of the advisable methods for upholding oral hygiene can be enlisted as follows. 

  1. Dant dhavani or brushing: As an alternative to the new age bristle brushes, Ayurveda recommends the herbal chewing sticks for the purpose of brushing.  As per Ayurveda, the effect is better in those sticks which have a bitter or an astringent taste. For this purpose, Neem, Licorice, Cutch, Arjuna, Milkweed or Fever Nut are best suited. 
  2. Gargling with rock salt and mustard oil: For the upkeep of oral hygiene, it is a healthy practice to massage the gums with mustard oil and rock salt. One can gargle it off with warm water after leaving it for a span of five minutes. Persistent following of this method can bring considerable improvement to your oral hygiene. It is also a good way to mitigate the impacts of asthma and migraine.
  3. Jivha lekhana or tongue scraping: Pure metal is endowed with a lot of health boosting properties. Thus, instead of stainless steel tongue cleaners, Ayurveda advocates the use of scrapers made of gold, silver or copper. This helps in battling bad odor and enhances your sense of taste. 
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How To Improve Stamina?

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How To Improve Stamina?

"Stamina" is the strength and energy needed to exert oneself for an extended period of time. The word most commonly refers to the exertion needed for physical activities like exercise and sports. However, "stamina" can also refer to the mental exertion needed to perform a task or get through a difficult situation. Improving either type of stamina (or both!) is a great choice if you're interested in living and feeling healthier.

Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Food is the fuel your body gets its energy from. A healthy, well-balanced diet keeps your body healthy and energized, raising your stamina. Try to eat a well-balanced, low-fat diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables and lean meats. For long-lasting energy, doctors also recommend having up to a third of your diet be composed of starches and carbohydrates (whole wheat varieties are preferable).

  • To keep your body steadily supplied with energy throughout get energy by eating several smaller meals throughout the day rather than one or two large meals.
  • Snack on fruits, raw vegetables, nuts and other lean proteins between meals. Carry high-energy fruit and nut mixes with you during times of extended performance, such as hiking, cycling or cramming for final exams.

Stay hydrated. The health benefits of drinking lots of water are numerous - it can help you lose weight, prevent kidney stones, and much more. Water can alsoincrease stamina by fighting muscle fatigue. Muscle tissue that is under-hydrated can under-perform, so keep your stamina up by drinking water a few hours before strenuous exercise and during your workout as well.If you're starting on a long distance run or an extended exercise, have plenty of fluids with you so they'll be available if you get thirsty later.

  • If you're likely to drink more fluid if your drink is flavoured, consider using a sports drink like Gatorade, Powerade, etc. to dilute with water in a 7:1 ratio. Add just a splash of the sports drink to your water to add some flavor. These drinks have the added benefit of replacing your body's electrolytes - important nutrients involved in muscle function that are lost when you sweat.However, if you're also trying to lose weight, note that these drinks can be calorie-dense.
  • Use caffeinated energy drinks sparingly. They're good for a short boost, but can hamper long-term stamina.

 

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How to Improve Stamina?

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How to Improve Stamina?

"Stamina" is the strength and energy needed to exert oneself for an extended period of time. The word most commonly refers to the exertion needed for physical activities like exercise and sports. However, "stamina" can also refer to the mental exertion needed to perform a task or get through a difficult situation. Improving either type of stamina (or both!) is a great choice if you're interested in living and feeling healthier.

Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Food is the fuel your body gets its energy from. A healthy, well-balanced diet keeps your body healthy and energized, raising your stamina. Try to eat a well-balanced, low-fat diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables and lean meats. For long-lasting energy, doctors also recommend having up to a third of your diet be composed of starches and carbohydrates (whole wheat varieties are preferable).

  • To keep your body steadily supplied with energy throughout get energy by eating several smaller meals throughout the day rather than one or two large meals.
  • Snack on fruits, raw vegetables, nuts and other lean proteins between meals. Carry high-energy fruit and nut mixes with you during times of extended performance, such as hiking, cycling or cramming for final exams.

Stay hydrated. The health benefits of drinking lots of water are numerous - it can help you lose weight, prevent kidney stones, and much more. Water can alsoincrease stamina by fighting muscle fatigue. Muscle tissue that is under-hydrated can under-perform, so keep your stamina up by drinking water a few hours before strenuous exercise and during your workout as well. If you're starting on a long distance run or an extended exercise, have plenty of fluids with you so they'll be available if you get thirsty later.

  • If you're likely to drink more fluid if your drink is flavoured, consider using a sports drink like Gatorade, Powerade, etc. to dilute with water in a 7:1 ratio. Add just a splash of the sports drink to your water to add some flavor. These drinks have the added benefit of replacing your body's electrolytes - important nutrients involved in muscle function that are lost when you sweat. However, if you're also trying to lose weight, note that these drinks can be calorie-dense.
  • Use caffeinated energy drinks sparingly. They're good for a short boost, but can hamper long-term stamina.

 

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