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Benefits of Chilgoza And Its Side Effects

Chilgoza pine nut is loaded with antioxidants that helps to improve the good cholesterol levels in the body. The presence of zinc in this pine nut improves the body’s immunity and prevents the occurrence of common cold. Also, zinc is used to treat infertility. Chilgoza pine nut is a rich source of magnesium that assists in sound sleep, and improves the mood. Chilgoza pine nut is useful for diabetes patients, too. The nut is a rich source of iron and folate, and should be consumed by pregnant women and lactating mothers as they can safely pass on the health benefits to their developing babies. High level of good fatty acid in the Chilgoza pine nut makes it safe to consume and prevents heart attack. Chilgoza nut contains Vitamins A& E, and other vital nutrients that prevent the growth of cancer.

Benefits of Chilgoza And Its Side Effects

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Chilgoza
Nutritional Value of Chilgoza
Health Benefits of Chilgoza
Rich source of Zinc
Rich in Magnesium
Rich in iron
Prevents Diabetes
High on Energy
Good for Heart
Prevents Binging
Prevents Virus Attack
Skin Health
Prevents Cancer
Muscle Health
High in Anti-oxidants
Uses of Chilgoza
Side-Effects & Allergies of Chilgoza
Origin And Cultivation of Chilgoza

Chilgoza

Chilgoza is a distinct pine variety found in the regions of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the specific area is the western forest of the Himalayas. This pine variety resembles the shape of stone pines. The Chilgoza pine tree grows up to 1800 to 3500 meters tall, and its nut is edible and tasty. The nut is a rich source of carbohydrates and proteins, which make this fruit a good dietary supplement for the body. The trunk girth of the tree is between 3 and 4 meters. The leaves of the Chilgoza pine have a distinct three needles shape, which makes it distinct from others. Chilgoza pine nut can be eaten raw and dry or fried in oil used in salads.

Nutritional Value of Chilgoza

The water content of Chilgoza pine nut is 2.28 per 100 grams. About 100 grams of dry Chilgoza nut would give 673 calories, and it’s rich in minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. The protein value is 13.69 per 100 grams, while the sugar value is just 3.59 per 100 grams, and this makes the Chilgoza pine nut a healthy snack. Per 100 grams of this nut contains 251 mg of magnesium, and 16 mg of calcium per 100 grams. The value of potassium in the nut is a whopping 597 mg per 100 grams. This nut is also a rich source of folate and iron and hence highly nutritious for pregnant women. About 34 ug folate is present in 100 grams. Chilgoza pine nut is also rich in Vitamin A and helps people improve their vision. Night blindness can be drastically improved by consuming this nut, daily

Health Benefits of Chilgoza

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

Rich source of Zinc

Zinc is an essential element that prevents the causes of infertility. Adequate amount of zinc in the body improves the sperm count and makes the sperm motile for impregnation. Zinc strengthens the immune system, and aids in faster healing of wounds, and prevents the regular occurrence of common cold.

Rich in Magnesium

Chilgoza pine nut is a rich source of magnesium. Adequate dose of magnesium prevents mood swings and depression. Zinc when consumed at night, helps people to relax their senses and muscles and facilitates a good night sleep. Magnesium aids in the healthy structural development of the bones, hence pregnant and older women who require high bone density for their bodies to work optimally must consume this magical element, regularly. Magnesium facilitates the transport of calcium in the body, and this in turn prevents joint pains and other body aches related to old age. Daily dose of magnesium promotes healthy heart.

Rich in iron

Chilgoza pine nut is highly rich in iron. This is a vital nutrient that is needed by the body to store oxygen and transport it to the vital organs. This nut considered extremely beneficial for pregnant women as they get the required dosage of iron. The health and development of the brain of the child is induced if expectant mothers include this in their regular diet.

Prevents Diabetes

Chilgoza pine nut’s glycemic index is low that enhances the performance of the insulin. The insulin helps to process greater amount of sugars effortlessly and thus this pine nut reduces the risk of diabetes.

High on Energy

The Chilgoza pine nut is rich in energy-producing carbohydrates. The nutrients present in this nut lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and improves the good cholesterol (HDL) in the body. The presence of alpha-tocopherol helps the body to convert fats into energy, and this nut is rich in alpha tocopherol and hence induces fat burning process in the body. Squalene is another vital element that helps in faster reduction of LDL cholesterol.

Good for Heart

Chilgoza pine nut has proper fatty acid composition when compared to other nuts, and that makes this nut beneficial for the heart. 90% of the fat in this nut is unsaturated and thus useful in preventing heart illnesses. The saturated fat in this nut is just limited to 10%, which prevents heart diseases.

Prevents Binging

Chilgoza pine nuts are an excellent source of appetite suppressant. This hormone makes the stomach feel full, and this ensures the craving for fatty foods is reduced. People seeking a way to lose weight should consume this nut. The nuts help in the release of CCK-8 hormone that produces Pinolenic Acid responsible for suppressing the appetite.

Prevents Virus Attack

By consuming Chilgoza pine nut, spread of influenza and herpes virus can be prevented. The presence of polysaccharides in the nut helps in combating many viruses that threaten health. The nut oil is also known to possess antifungal, antibacterial, and antihypertensive properties. The diuretic effect of Chilgoza pine nut oil makes it an even healthier option to consume it as oil.

Skin Health

The Chilgoza pine nut is a rich source of vitamin E and has 9.33 mg per 100 grams. Vitamin E is also known as alpha-tocopherol, and this is useful in keeping skin moisture. Vitamin E is needed by men to produce healthy and motile sperms for impregnation.

Prevents Cancer

Chilgoza pine nut is a rich source of omega 6 and has a presence of selenium. This helps in the prevention of growth of cancer-causing elements in the body and presence of selenium is useful in infertility treatments.

Muscle Health

The protein value of Chilgoza pine nut is 24%, which prevents fatigue in muscles. By regularly consuming this nut muscle sprains and pains can be prevented. Lysine is a protein responsible for managing hypertension. It is present in abundant quantity in Chilgoza pine nut, and thus by regularly consuming this nut, you can prevent hypertension.

High in Anti-oxidants

The Chilgoza pine nut contains different types of anti-oxidants such as Lycophene, Carotenoid, Tocopherols, Catechin, and Gallocatechin. All these anti-oxidants help promote optimal function of organs and keeps the skin healthy. You should eat this nut raw than roasting it, as research indicates that level of anti-oxidants falls when the nut is roasted.

Uses of Chilgoza

The seeds of the Chilgoza pine nut are expensive, and is among the important cash crops produced by Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir in India. The seeds fetch approximately between $ 20 to $53 per kilogram.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Chilgoza

Some people have reported a change in the sensory perception of taste buds upon regularly eating Chilgoza pine nut. The condition termed as pine mouth would last a maximum of one week. Certain people who are sensitive to this nut develop rashes and itching, and sometimes minor cases of indigestion, bloating, vomiting, breathing difficulty and diarrhea is reported.

Origin And Cultivation of Chilgoza

Some people have reported a change in the sensory perception of taste buds upon regularly eating Chilgoza pine nut. The condition termed as pine mouth would last a maximum of one week. Certain people who are sensitive to this nut develop rashes and itching, and sometimes minor cases of indigestion, bloating, vomiting, breathing difficulty and diarrhea is reported.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello .Wo wo fruits btaye jo sex time ko badha sake aur jaida der tk sex krr sake .aur wife ko santusti mile ?

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Hyderabad
Almond, chilgoza, dates, angeer, greaps mango banana watermilon orange juice chukhander juice every one is with milk and sweets etc.
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In sex i am getting quickly dull. For long time enjoyment what kind of food and fruits has to take ?

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Hyderabad
nutritious diet , like dry and fresh fruits milk daily almond ,dates pista chilgoza bananas grapes mango etc......

Please suggest. Is there any case in India whose diabetes is cured completely. If yes then approx how many cases there are. Is it really so difficult to find the cure of diabetes with such technologies.

MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Diabetes is disease of lifestyle. It can't be cured but only controlled. There are lakhs of people who controlled their diabetes without medicines. It can be kept under control for years. But it usually happens only in those who have mild diabetes.
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Diabetes and Your Pancreas: Things You Should Know!

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Diabetes and Your Pancreas: Things You Should Know!

You pass by that cake shop and happen to glance at a sumptuous chocolate cake, and then realization dawns on you that you are not allowed to eat simple sugar. Why? The answer to it is diabetes, for which you only have your pancreas to blame. Situated behind the stomach in your body, the pancreas is an organ whose role is to produce hormones and enzymes that aid in the digestive process. One of the hormones that the pancreas produces is insulin which is required by the body to metabolize sugar that is present in various foods.

So, if your pancreas does not produce the required amount of insulin or fails to utilize insulin effectively, it leads to accumulation of glucose in your blood. The improper functioning of the pancreas leads to diabetes. There are four types of diabetes and they are classified with respect to the manner in which the pancreas mal-functions:

  1. Type 1 Diabetes: In this type, the immune system of the body wrongly attacks the insulin producing beta cells of the pancreas. This impairs the ability of the pancreas to secrete insulin, thus leading to Type 1 diabetes. However, even after extensive research in this field, the exact triggers haven’t been found yet.
  2. Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin. It can either mean that the pancreas is producing less than normal insulin or the body is not being able to utilize the produced insulin effectively. Factors such as a poor diet and lack of exercise increase the risks of Type 2 Diabetes.
  3. Pre-diabetes: Pre-diabetes is a condition wherein the blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered as ‘diabetes’. It can again occur due to a reduced secretion of insulin or the inability of the body to utilize the insulin effectively.
  4. Gestational Diabetes: This type of diabetes can develop only during pregnancy. This occurs primarily as the placenta, that connects the fetus with the body’s blood supply, produces hormones that impair the functioning of insulin. This type of diabetes can affect both the mother and the child.

Another common link
Pancreatitis is a condition that is marked by an inflammation of the pancreatic cells. This inflammation can damage the beta cells that produce insulin, thus resulting in diabetes. Factors that contribute to it are a poor diet, lack of exercise, presence of excessive calcium in the blood or excessive alcohol consumption.

How can you avoid the same?
It is best that you incorporate lifestyle changes if you have any of these disorders, and talk to your doctor about a treatment plan. Making a few simple lifestyle changes such as eating healthy, avoiding smoking and exercising on a regular basis can reduce the chances of you suffering from both diabetes and any other pancreatic problems. 

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

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Know More About Cancer

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Oncologist, Ghaziabad
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Good morning, I am Dr Dinesh Singh I am director of Radiation Oncology at Max Hospital, Vaishali. Today we are going to discuss about cancer, the cancer is a group of about 100 disease different diseases and it is basically the cells they start developing, multiplying and then they do not stop first they grow locally and there and then they spread out to different parts and what are the different symptoms of the cancers, well it depends upon which part of the body the cancer is developing like we are discussing about the brain tumors that the patient might have difficulty in vision, he may be having headache, he may be having vomiting or he may be having fits. Then to further investigate we need do a contrast study of the MRI then we diagnosed and then we keep recording it. For head and neck cancers like they can wear ulcer or a soar which doesn't heal, there can be a change in the voice the person might have difficulty in swallowing or so these are the early symptoms of cancers originating into the head and neck area. Then we further investigate we take a biopsy and then we diagnose the patient. For breast cancer, the earliest symptoms is a painless lump usually in Cancer in early stages pain is not there, so whenever there is a lump in a breast it should be investigated to allowed cancer. More than 90% of the lump in the breast on cancerous but it should be evaluated and cure, when we come to the lung cancer the common symptom is a mild cough. So any cough which is not getting the cure for more than two weeks it should be taken seriously it can be tuberculosis, it can be cancerous, so it has to be evaluated and investigative. Talking about the GI cancers of the intestinal cancers, well it present like indigestion or the patient is not getting well some might discomfort in the abdomen. So any problem persisting more than 2 weeks should be investigated by ultrasound, by endoscopy and then we do it. Carcinoma of the rectum and anal canal usually present with a bleeding associated with the stools or without stool should not be confused with the piles because they have the same presentation. So any problem persisting for more than 2 weeks is the thumb rule has to be investigated diagnosed and they have to be treated. Once we see that there is a problem then what we do we have to do an investigation and the first investigation is the biopsy many times a general people they have a false notion that if a biopsy is done then cancer will spread, well it is absolutely wrong. The biopsy is a must and it does not spread cancer. Thank you.

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Best Homeopathic Medicines for Treatment of Diabetes!

BHMS, MD-Homeopathy, PGPC - Preventive Cardiology
Homeopath, Delhi
Best Homeopathic Medicines for Treatment of Diabetes!

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition wherein the body doesn’t metabolise sugar properly. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, is responsible for carrying the sugar or glucose, from the bloodstream to the individual cells. When the pancreas fails to produce insulin, glucose builds up in your bloodstream and enters your urine. Homeopathy focuses on the overall health of the individual. Homeopathic medicines for diabetes include:

1. Abroma Augusta: This homeopathic medicine is best for diabetics who have weak muscles, increased appetites and frequent urination.
2. Phosphorus: If symptoms include weak vision, Phosphorus is the best remedy for it.
3. Syzygium Jambolanum: This is one of the best homeopathic remedies for diabetes mellitus. It acts efficiently and promptly in lowering sugar levels.
4. Phosphoric acid: If you feel exhausted or weak all the time, either physically or mentally, then Phosphoric acid is beneficial. Weak memory, forgetfulness and numb feet are also treated with Phosphoric acid.

5. Gymnema Sylvestre: Sometimes, diabetics drastically lose weight and have low energy levels. Gymnema Sylvestre is an excellent remedy for such symptoms.

Sometimes one or more homeopathic medicines may be combined to treat symptoms. Some common combinations include:

1. Lachesis, Arnica, Belladonna and Phosphorus are combined in a treatment to treat retinopathy, which is damage to the eyes caused by diabetes.
2. Serum Anguillae, Arsenic Album and Lycopodium are used together to treat kidney damage (nephropathy) in diabetics.
3. Helonias, Sulphur and Phosphoric acid are taken to deal with neuropathy or nerve problems such as numbness in feet and hands.
4. Syzygium Jambolanum is combined with Secale Cornutum to treat skin ulcers, which is a common problem among diabetics.
5. For people suffering from constipation due to diabetes, Natrum Sulph, Defloratum and Carlsbad are the best medicines.
6. To improve weak memory, Phosphoric acid, Nux Vom and Kali Phos are the best remedies for diabetics.
7. Sometimes diabetics complain of extreme, incapacitating weakness. To improve energy and boost overall health, Carbo Veg, Phosphoric acid, Phosphorus and Arsenic Album are recommended.

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

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Health Benefits Of Gram Flour/Besan

"N.D/N.M.D"
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi


1. Helps lower cholesterol: 
Gram flour contains healthy unsaturated fats which help in lowering the cholesterol level of the body. 

2. Controls diabetes: 
It is a great food for diabetics. Use it in your rotis, paranthas as a replacement for flour. 

3. Helps improve health of the heart: 
Besan has high soluble fiber content which is beneficial for the health of the heart. It is also endorsed by the heart care foundation. 

4. Helps getting rid of iron deficiency: 
Being rich in iron, consumption of besan on a daily basis can help your body recover from iron deficiencies like anaemia. 

5. Useful in pregnancy: 
Gram flour is rich in folate, a vitamin which takes care of the foetus’ brain and spinal cord development and ensures a healthy well developed baby. 

6. Helps during fatigue: gram flour is a good source of the vitamin thiamin which helps the body in converting food into energy. 

7. Helps regulate mood and appetite: besan is rich in vitamin b6. Vitamin b6 is an important component involved in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin plays an important in mood and appetite regulation. 

8. Helps regulate blood pressure: 
The magnesium content of besan helps in maintaining vascular health and it also helps in the regulation of blood pressure. 

9. Helps in strengthening of bones: 
The phosphorous in gram flour combines with calcium in the body to help in the formation of bones. 

10. Very. Effective for skin care and hair care.

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Cancer - 6 Ways To Help You Manage Your Condition!

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Oncologist, Pune
Cancer - 6 Ways To Help You Manage Your Condition!

We live in an age where every single individual, more or less, is exposed to the risk of cancer. It is probably an unfavorable lifestyle we lead that deprives us of good health. This might alarm many but considerable changes in lifestyle can help you realize cancer as a preventable disease. Cancer does not only make you undergo severe suffering but it also affects your friends and family. The pallor of misery spreads wider than you think.

  1. Abstain from tobacco: Consuming raw tobacco or smoking tobacco can be equally detrimental to your health. Tobacco increases your chances of contracting the disease. As is known, passive smoking can also affect your health adversely. Tobacco can be the potential cause behind cancer of the mouth, throat, larynx, lungs, oral cavity and even the pancreas. It might harm your kidneys and cervix. It is upon you to quit tobacco at the earliest possible. One should also try and persuade friends and relatives to give up smoking.
  2. Drink alcohol in moderation: Complete abstinence from alcohol might not be possible if you have already been ushered into your work- life. The society might require you to be an occasional drinker. It is important to drink in moderation. Crossing the limit can propel consequences as serious as cancer of the stomach, pancreas, liver and the heart.
  3. A balanced and nutritious dietDeciding on a plant- based diet or a Mediterranean diet can aid your fight against the risk of cancer. A Mediterranean diet will involve green leafy vegetables, lots of fresh fruits, whole grains, mixed nuts, legumes and also the use of extra- virgin olive oil. Fish can be a safe bet but red meat should be avoided. One must also try to avoid processed meat as they tend to make you prone to the risk of cancer.
  4. Immunization: Hepatitis B and HPV or Human papilloma virus vaccines are extremely necessary to protect you against the sexually transmitted types of cancer.
  5. Sun protection: Caring for your skin doesn't arise from vanity. Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent kinds of cancer; the chances of this disease can be restricted by remaining in shade especially during midday, by wearing covered clothes and by using a good sunscreen lotion repeatedly while outside.
  6. Exercise diligently: Did you think it was okay to have weaker muscles and bulging layers of fat? If yes, you probably have grown numb to the inadequacies you face in result. Unchecked fat can lead to obesity which further complicates health conditions. Metabolic activity differs from person to person. Regular exercising can help regulate metabolism according to the needs of your body. Physical exercise protects you against the risk of breast and colon cancer. Moderate or vigorous physical activity for 150 to 75 minutes a week respectively can reduce the risk of cancer.

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

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Table of Content

Chilgoza
Nutritional Value of Chilgoza
Health Benefits of Chilgoza
Rich source of Zinc
Rich in Magnesium
Rich in iron
Prevents Diabetes
High on Energy
Good for Heart
Prevents Binging
Prevents Virus Attack
Skin Health
Prevents Cancer
Muscle Health
High in Anti-oxidants
Uses of Chilgoza
Side-Effects & Allergies of Chilgoza
Origin And Cultivation of Chilgoza