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My father has high uric acid and high cholesterol. What food should he eat in such condition? Please suggest.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (74234 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
My father has high uric acid and high cholesterol. What food should he eat in such condition? Please suggest.
You can do the following-- stop smoking (if you smoke). Smoking lowers your hdl, (good) cholesterol level. Change the way you eat. Low-fat, low-cholesterol eating benefits all your lipid levels. Lose weight if necessary. Maintain healthy lifestyle start exercising. Nuts, such as almonds, pistachios, and walnuts, contain high amounts of unsaturated fat or â€good fats, which increase high-density lipoprotein (hdl) and lower low-density lipoprotein (ldl). Also follow this 1. Don't take tea empty stomach. Eat something like a banana (if you are not diabetic) or any seasonal fruit or soaked almonds and a glass of water first thing in the morning (within 10 mins of waking up). No only biscuits or rusk will not do. 2. Don't overeat 3. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. U can eat whatever your mother or grandparent eat in bfast. I mean to say whatever is your traditional food. If punjabi eat paratha, if belongs to south then take idli/ dosa etc. 4. Have light meals every 2 hours (in addition to your breakfast, lunch n dinner) e.g. Nariyal paani, chaach, a handful of dry fruits, a handful of peanuts, any fresh n seasonal fruit, a cup of curd/milk etc 5. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. 6. Maintain active life style 7. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods, carbonated beverages 8. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. 9. Drink lot of water. 10. Everyday preferably sleep on same time 11. Curd is good for u.Exercise in the form of yoga, cycling, swimming, gym, walking etc. Now about point no. You should join a gym for weight training. Do it 2-3 times a week with at least 48 hours in between 2 sessions. Other days you can do cardio exercises. For more details you can consult me.
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My father age is 53 and his non hdl cholesterol is 145 mg/dl, serum cholesterol/hdl cholesterol ratio is 5.53, esr is 28 haemoglobin is 15.1 serum triglycerides is 172 mg/dl serum hdl cholesterol is 32 mg/dl wbc 4.1.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (74234 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
My father age is 53 and his
non hdl cholesterol is 145 mg/dl,
serum cholesterol/hdl cholesterol ratio is 5.53,
esr is...
You can do the following-- stop smoking (if you smoke). Smoking lowers your hdl, (good) cholesterol level. Change the way you eat. Low-fat, low-cholesterol eating benefits all your lipid levels. Lose weight if necessary. Maintain healthy lifestyle start exercising. Nuts, such as almonds, pistachios, and walnuts, contain high amounts of unsaturated fat or good fats, which increase high-density lipoprotein (hdl) and lower low-density lipoprotein (ldl). Also follow this 1. Don't take tea empty stomach. Eat something like a banana (if you are not diabetic) or any seasonal fruit or soaked almonds and a glass of water first thing in the morning (within 10 mins of waking up). No only biscuits or rusk will not do. 2. Don't overeat 3. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. U can eat whatever your mother or grandparent eat in bfast. I mean to say whatever is your traditional food. If punjabi eat paratha, if belongs to south then take idli/ dosa etc. 4. Have light meals every 2 hours (in addition to your breakfast, lunch n dinner) e.g. Nariyal paani, chaach, a handful of dry fruits, a handful of peanuts, any fresh n seasonal fruit, a cup of curd/milk etc 5. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. 6. Maintain active life style 7. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods, carbonated beverages 8. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. 9. Drink lot of water. 10. Everyday preferably sleep on same time 11. Curd is good for u.Exercise in the form of yoga, cycling, swimming, gym, walking etc. Now about point no. You should join a gym for weight training. Do it 2-3 times a week with at least 48 hours in between 2 sessions. Other days you can do cardio exercises. For more details you can consult me.
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Food Items To Include In Your Diet To Gain Muscle!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 92% (193 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri
Food Items To Include In Your Diet To Gain Muscle!

The obsession of getting the perfect body has grown into everyone's psyche. Thanks to well-equipped gyms and easily available home kits, this obsession is no longer a dream. But the gym trainers and bodybuilders suggest that in order to build muscles, following a healthy diet is also necessary. A healthy diet helps in developing the central muscle mass and burns the extra fat in the body.

Here is a list of food items you should include in your diet which will help you to gain muscle:

  1. Eggs: Eggs are rich in proteins and help in the overall development of the muscles, making it a must-have inclusion in your dietary regime. Also, the good cholesterol found in the egg yolks helps in preventing atherosclerosis.
     
  2. Nuts: Nuts such as cashews, almonds or pistachios are a perfect blend of fats, fibres, and proteins. Every measure of cashew or almonds contains 150-170 of top-class calories. Daily intake in a small amount will help you to get the calories without any significant weight gain.
     
  3. Lentils: Lentils are useful to develop the central mass of the body. A cup of ready-to-eat lentils has a protein content of 18 grams and overall content of 40 grams of top grade carbohydrates. A diet consisting of green salad, lentils and brown rice is recommended by gym trainers for the development of body muscles.
     
  4. Spinach: Spinach contains rich amounts of the amino acid called 'glutamine', which helps in the development of the lean muscles. Besides, a daily intake of spinach might also help to build the overall muscle strength of the body.
     
  5. Apples: Apples contain certain polyphenols which help to build the muscles and prevent any form of tiredness in the muscles. Also, polyphenols are even useful in burning the extra fat which makes it an essential fruit to have before workouts. If you are not comfortable with apple, you might also try oranges as your pre-workout fruit, which perform more or less the same function as apples.

Note: Besides the above-mentioned ones, you can also include oatmeal, yogurt, organic milk, fat-free chicken & beans in your dietary routine for muscle development, along with regimented bodybuilding schedules.

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Meri age 17 years hai. But mein abhi tak 12 years k bachhe k trah meri body dikhti hai.

Dr. Nash Kamdin 94% (6382 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Meri age 17 years hai. But mein abhi tak 12 years k bachhe k trah meri body dikhti hai.
Dear Lybrateuser, - to develop your body you have to have a well balanced diet with more of protein rich foods & do regular exercise - have more of fruits, veg including green leafy ones, whole grains instead of refined ones, protein rich foods such as eggs, milk & milk products such as yogurt, cottage cheese, buttermilk, cheese, also have beans, pulses, peas, sprouts, nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cashew, pistachios, non veg (if you consume) - include a protein rich food in each of your meals and also as a snack inbetween meals to boost your protein content - do regular exercise like jogging or cycling or swimming or play an outdoor game, do weight bearing exercises such as pushups, pull-ups, crunches, planks, squats.
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Food Items To Include In Your Diet To Gain Muscle!

Dt. Silky Mahajan 92% (100 ratings)
B.Sc. Food & Nutrition, M.Sc. Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Food Items To Include In Your Diet To Gain Muscle!

The obsession of getting the perfect body has grown into everyone's psyche. Thanks to well-equipped gyms and easily available home kits, this obsession is no longer a dream. But the gym trainers and bodybuilders suggest that in order to build muscles, following a healthy diet is also necessary. A healthy diet helps in developing the central muscle mass and burns the extra fat in the body.

Here is a list of food items you should include in your diet which will help you to gain muscle:Anchor

  1. Eggs: Eggs are rich in proteins and help in the overall development of the muscles, making it a must-have inclusion in your dietary regime. Also, the good cholesterol found in the egg yolks helps in preventing atherosclerosis.

  2. Nuts: Nuts such as cashews, almonds or pistachios are a perfect blend of fats, fibres, and proteins. Every measure of cashew or almonds contains 150-170 of top-class calories. Daily intake in a small amount will help you to get the calories without any significant weight gain.

  3. Lentils: Lentils are useful to develop the central mass of the body. A cup of ready-to-eat lentils has protein content of 18 grams and overall content of 40 grams of top grade carbohydrates. A diet consisting of green salad, lentils and brown rice is recommended by gym trainers for the development of body muscles.

  4. Spinach: Spinach contains rich amounts of the amino acid called 'glutamine', which helps in the development of the lean muscles. Besides, a daily intake of spinach might also help to build the overall muscle strength of the body.

  5. Apples: Apples contain certain polyphenols which help to build the muscles and prevent any form of tiredness in the muscles. Also, polyphenols are also useful in burning the extra fat which makes it an essential fruit to have before workouts. If you are not comfortable with apple, you might also try oranges as your pre-workout fruit, which perform more or less the same function as apples.

Note: Besides the above-mentioned ones, you can also include oatmeal, yogurt, organic milk, fat-free chicken & beans in your dietary routine for muscle development, along with regimented bodybuilding schedules.

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Weight Loss Program - 7 Healthy Snacking Options To Help You Out!

Dr. Tanju Khurana 90% (59 ratings)
Diploma in Nutrition and Dietitics, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Nutrition & Child Care
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Weight Loss Program - 7 Healthy Snacking Options To Help You Out!

Losing weight is easier said than done. When the munchies hit, most of us give up and go grab that bag of processed, trans-fat laden food. And then the guilt that you feel is terrible. So, to counter sudden pangs of hunger, and stay healthy (and guilt-free), here are some healthy snack foods you can chew on:

  1. Nuts: Tastier version to appetite subduing snacks! This is the best snack you can carry when you are going on a long journey. Toss some almonds or bhuna channa or figs, walnuts and pistachios, and fill a container that you can easily carry in your bag. So, if you’re on an airplane, instead of buying those salty snacks, munch on your customised one.
  2. Oatmeal: It is somewhere after midnight, and you are wide awake because your tummy wants a midnight snack. Oatmeal is a safe choice for a midnight snack. It even increases ‘tryptophan’ (a kind of amino acid) levels in your brain, which makes you sleep soundly. Eat it with some low-fat yoghurt and fruit of your choice. Avoid eating yoghurt at night, as it benefits best in the day time.
  3. Yoghurt: The gap between lunch and dinner is quite extensive, and if you feel hungry, it’s nothing surprising. The trick is to eat something that is nutritional and filling. Yoghurt is one such perfect snack. Eat it as it is, or mix in some cereals or fruits.
  4. Popcorn: This fun snack has high fibre content. It is also low in fat and packs some protein, thus make it filling and healthy.
  5. Chocolate: Sounds surprising, but chocolate is a treat you can include in your weight loss plan! Dark chocolate is actually good in small amounts. And giving in to your cravings every now and then won’t hurt. Restricting yourself can actually make you give up your plan.
  6. Fresh Seasonal Fruits: If you feel like something sweet, fruits are the best option. You would feel satisfied minus the guilt! Including seasonal fruits like melons, pineapples peaches and even mangoes occasionally can help filling stomach. As a fun option, you can freeze the grapes before eating them.
  7. Almonds: Not only are they delicious, they also pack a lot of nutrients. Grab a handful whenever the munchies strike!

Other Tips:

  1. A teaspoon of soaked chia seeds or grounded flaxseeds or pumpkin and sunflower seeds can make the oatmeal scrumptious and healthier.
  2. Adding About a tsp of cold-pressed olive oil to the hummus dip can make it healthier and it can be enjoyed with vegetable sticks.
  3. Plain yogurts can be added to nuts, fruit cuts or simply made as exotic raitas to facilitate satiety.
  4. Drinking Chaach (buttermilk) during the daytime, or lemonade can also help in keeping self hydrated.
  5. Looks for breakfast cereals which are sodium and sugar-free by reading nutritional labels.
  6. Pick for roasted, salt-free almonds to make it more healthy. Include figs, walnuts and pistachios in daily munching to fill up the stomach with nutrition. 
  7. Green tea bags are easy to carry and can be taken at regular intervals.
  8. No diet farsan, zero cholesterol or other bakery products please, they don't exist. Eat from the earth rather rely on the boxes.
  9. Don't consume things which are artificially too chilled, let them come at room temperature first and then have them, as that creates an imbalance in our body.
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Dear doctor, I have issue regarding my bp - my bp remains 128/96,135/94 and sometimes 130/100. Is this bp high? Or I have to take any medications, how can I lower it? Please advice thanks.

Dr. Dholariya Sagar 93% (781 ratings)
MBBS, Fellowship in Hypertension, MD - Bio-Chemistry
General Physician, Ujjain
Dear doctor, I have issue regarding my bp - my bp remains 128/96,135/94 and sometimes 130/100. Is this bp high? Or I ...
do life style modification Drink plenty of water Take more fresh fruits and vegetables avoid spicy fatty oily food Daily do 30 minutes RUNNING followed by 20 minutes yoga Take 4 pistachio 4 almond 1 walnut daily Take salt less than 5 gm per day
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Top 10 Best Muesli Brands In India For A Healthy Breakfast!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 92% (193 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri
Top 10 Best Muesli Brands In India For A Healthy Breakfast!

The health benefits of a good breakfast cannot be overlooked! Muesli is one of the healthiest breakfast alternatives, primarily when you're on the go. They are super delicious, relatively inexpensive, easily available and an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Long term benefits of muesli include high metabolism and better health.

However, not all Muesli brands are wholesome and a majority of the time, they are packed full of artificial flavors and sugar. Here are the top muesli brands that are healthy, rich in protein and fiber and a perfect choice for breakfast or sudden hunger cravings:

1. True Elements Muesli

True Elements Muesli is a delicious treat, loaded with excellent flavors yet not compromising on health. The delightful combination of 100% natural grains with dried fruits and nuts makes it a perfect snack to reduce hunger pangs.

Loaded with protein, a bowl of True Elements Muesli gives you the energy to sustain throughout the day and prevent afternoon slumps. This wholesome muesli is also a great source of antioxidants and helps prevent premature aging of the skin.

2. Zerobeli Fruit Delight Muesli

Given our active lifestyle, we do not find time to prepare healthy and nourishing food for ourselves. Zerobeli Fruit Delight Muesli helps you take care of your health needs in no time! Just add a few spoons of this muesli in milk to enjoy a healthy morning treat.

Zerobeli Fruit Delight Muesli is an innovative blend of whole grains enriched with the goodness of fruits, raisins and almonds. It is easy to make and highly nutritious snack option. You can even mix this muesli with some yogurt other than milk.

3. Nourish Organics Amaranth Muesli

Nourish Organics Amaranth Muesli is a delicious superfood to kick start your day. The star ingredient of this muesli is Amarnath, a power-packed seed rich in antioxidants and proteins.

The crunchy, crisp and nutty texture of this muesli combined with the natural sweetness of cinnamon and vanilla makes this a potent meal. Experience the rich taste of Amarnath muesli with yogurt and fruit for a brilliant breakfast.

4. Kellogs Muesli

Kellogg's Muesli is a ready-to-eat breakfast option rich in nutritious grains like Wheat, Corn, Barley, Oats and Rice. The grains are combined with dried fruits and nuts to make the muesli a tasty and nourishing meal.

Kellogs Muesli is rich in vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B6, folate, iron and fiber. It comes in a variety of delicious flavors such as Nuts delight, fruit magic, crunchy fruit and nut and no added sugar range.

5. Bagrrys Muesli

Bagrrys muesli is made with some of the most healthy and crunchy ingredients. A perfect blend of oats, wheat flakes, raisins and honey with the extra goodness of bran is what makes this muesli an excellent treat. Bagrrys muesli is high in fiber, easily digestible and full of multi-grains.

This wholesome muesli comes in an array of exotic flavors from which you can choose as per your own health and taste preferences including crunchy muesli, protein muesli, mixed fruit, fruit and nut, fruit and fiber, swiss-style and choco delight.

6. Patanjali Muesli

Patanjali muesli is a delicious protein-rich brunch option full of ingredients like grains, fresh and dried fruits, seeds and nuts. It can be mixed along with almonds milk, soy milk, cow's milk, yogurt and fruit juices. This muesli is a potent source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is definitely healthier than any other cereal.

Patanjali muesli provides an energy boost to jump-start your day and has comparatively less sugar and calories. Rich in whole grains and fiber, Patanjali muesli improves the digestion. It also aids in weight control by keeping you full for a longer period.

7. Soulfull Millet Muesli

Soulfull Millet Muesli is as tasty as your regular breakfast to give you all the essential nutrients without compromising on the taste. It is best relished with milk or yogurt. Millet muesli has an amazing combination of multi-grains and honey to make your mornings salutary and wonderful.

The delightful muesli has no trans fat, preservatives or artificial ingredients. Soulfull Millet Muesli is a source of high-fiber and protein, thus a must-have for your body. Packed with crunchy raisins and almonds, millet muesli has the right blend of natural ingredients.

8. Yogabar Muesli

Yogabar Muesli comes in the most exotic and unique flavors like dark chocolate and cranberry, turmeric and ginger, fruit/nuts and seeds and almond and quinoa crunch. All of these variations are gluten-free and high in protein and fiber content.

Yogabar muesli helps to build immunity and assist you to stay lean and fit. It is also a good source of omega 3 and antioxidants. Rich in whole grains, nuts and seeds, this muesli is very nutritious.

9. Kolln Muesli

Baked whole grain oat is the key ingredient of Kolln Muesli. Several varieties of muesli are manufactured by Kolln, to satisfy different tastebuds like Honey-nut, Chocolate biscuit, Yogurt Raspberry, Crunchy classic, Chocolate brittle and Chocolate biscuit Cocoa.

All of these muesli flavors are rich in whole grain oats and valuable muesli grain. Kolln Muesli does not contain any artificial flavors and additives. This muesli can be enjoyed as a delicious snack and without a doubt play an essential role in healthy nutrition.

10. Monsoon Harvest Muesli

The ingredient of Monsoon Harvest Muesli has been blended in an excellent manner to create amazing flavor and textures. It is a good breakfast snack with a comprehensive mix of wholesome ingredients and delicious flavors.

Monsoon Harvest Muesli consists of whole grain oats, ragi, bajra flakes, seeds and nuts. Unique flavor pairings of this muesli toasted to perfection are available including Cranberry and Almond, Roasted Cacao Bean and Raisin, Dark Chocolate and Orange Peel, Fig and Honey with Salted Pistachios.

My father's blood pressure was high suddenly, and after that found that his cholesterol level is also high that is 237 mg/dl. And now he start diet modification please tell me what complications may arise from that.

Dr. Dholariya Sagar 93% (781 ratings)
MBBS, Fellowship in Hypertension, MD - Bio-Chemistry
General Physician, Ujjain
My father's blood pressure was high suddenly, and after that found that his cholesterol level is also high that is 23...
High cholesterol may cause heart problems Daily do yoga , follow regular diet chart Take 4 pistachio 4 almond 1 walnut daily
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Hello doctor my age is 36 I am having problem with fluctuations in my blood pressure range some time it's normal and some time it's high range mostly 140/90. From last week I am having problem of of fluctuations of 150/110 and some time normal what to do kindly suggest I am not taking any medicine family history of bp. I also take some non veg and moderate alcohol once a week I also do physical exercise at least 5 days a week. Also have problem of high cholesterol 230 triglycerides 280 hdl 48 ldl 90 kindly suggest what yo do should I start medicine of have to change life style.

Dr. Dholariya Sagar 93% (781 ratings)
MBBS, Fellowship in Hypertension, MD - Bio-Chemistry
General Physician, Ujjain
Hello doctor my age is 36 I am having problem with fluctuations in my blood pressure range some time it's normal and ...
IT could be due stress, primary HYPERTENSION Avoid stress daily do yoga take more salad fresh fruit and vegetables Take salt less than 5 GM per day If problem persist take antihypertensive Medicine Avoid spicy fatty oily food Take 4 pistachio 4 almond 1 walnut Daily
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