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Health Benefits of Kiwi

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 89% (229 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
Health Benefits of Kiwi

1. High Source of Vitamin C

If you thought that lemons and oranges were the highest sources of Vitamin C, then think again! According to the nutritional break-up of kiwi fruit, per 100 grams contain 154 percentage of Vitamin C, which is almost twice that of lemons and oranges. Vitamin C acts as powerful antioxidant, eliminating free radicals that could cause inflammation or cancer. It also helps in boosting the immunity of the body against harmful pathogens.

2. Sleep Inducer

Having trouble sleeping? According to a research done by Taipei Medical University, “Numerous studies have revealed that kiwi fruit contains many medicinally useful compounds, among which antioxidants and serotonin may be beneficial in the treatment of sleep disorders.” It is said that having two kiwi fruits one hour before bedtime can help immensely in inducing sleep.

3. Good Source of Dietary Fiber

This exotic fruit is loaded with dietary fiber, which helps in the prevention of numerous diseases. According to a study done by the University of Leeds, “Increasing consumption of fibre-rich foods can lower risks of both cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD).” According to researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, high fiber foods keep one full for longer and control metabolic markers like blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. It also facilities weight loss and is often recommended to diabetics.

4. Helps in Digestion

Kiwi fruit contains an enzyme known as actinidain which is known for its protein dissolving properties, similar to that of papain in papaya. This is the reason why it is commonly used as a meat tenderiser. Moreover, it helps in the digestion of proteins in the body and is also known to help patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.

Rainy Season - 7 Skin Care Tips For It!

Dr. Siddheshwar Mathpati 89% (95 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Navi Mumbai
Rainy Season - 7 Skin Care Tips For It!

Monsoon is a season that brings respite from the sweltering heat and ushers in joy. But at the same time the season also brings along diseases and a threat to the skin and hair. However, all it requires is a little effort from your part to keep your skin glowing and healthy. Some of these are- 

  1. Wash your Face Daily: The pores of your skin tend to get clogged with dirt and pollutants during monsoon causing the outbreak of pimples and rashes. Therefore it is imperative to wash your face two to three times a day to avert these eruptions. You can also use a toner in case you have dry skin to keep the pores clean.
  2. Use Moisturizer: Though using a moisturizer is almost always associated with winter, it is equally important to use it during monsoon especially during the nights. Night is the time when the skin tries to repair itself on its own, therefore applying moisturizer helps in averting the wrinkles and maintains the glow of the skin.
  3. Exfoliation of the Skin: Monsoon is the time when your skin requires the most pampering therefore an exfoliation at least once in every week will help you to keep the dead cells away, consequently helping you to keep your skin glowing and soft.
  4. Apply Sunscreen: Similar to a moisturizer, a sunscreen is a product whose benefits are strictly associated with summer. But that is not rather should not be the case. During monsoon, even though the rays of the sun may not seem harsh, it can as well damage your skin; therefore applying a sunscreen should be something you must not miss.
  5. Eat Green Vegetables: Your skin reflects not only the benefits of the cosmetic products that you apply on it, but also what you eat. Eating oily and junk products show their mark on the skin sooner than later, therefore the trick is to stay away from them and indulge in green vegetables. Your skin will inevitably show the benefits soon.
  6. Eat Fruits: The benefits of eating green vegetables and fruits go hand in hand. Rich in antioxidants, fruits help in maintaining the luster of your skin.
  7. Drink Lots of Water: Water has plenty of advantages and it takes care of the skin, health as well as hair. Drinking plenty of water during monsoon takes care of the skin and keeps the glow.

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

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Fruit Juice Benefits in Hindi - फलों के रस के फायदे

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Fruit Juice Benefits in Hindi - फलों के रस के फायदे

फल का प्रयोग तो हम करते ही हैं. हमारे यहाँ तो फलों को धार्मिक रूप से भी काफ महत्वपूर्ण माना जाता है. फलों के फायदों के बारे में तो हम सभी जानते ही हैं लगभग सभी फलों में कई तरह के पोषक तत्व विटामिन और कई अन्य स्वास्थ्यवर्धक पदार्थों की प्रचुरता होती है. इसलिए ताजे फलों या कुछ सब्जियों को भी स्वास्थ्य के लिए काफी अच्छा माना जाता है. जाहिर है इन फलों के रस भी हमारे लिए लाभकारी साबित होते हैं. इसलिए यदि आप नियमित रूप से विटामिन, खनिज, एंजाइम और प्राकृतिक शर्करा कि अपने शरीर में आपूर्ति चाहते हैं तो आपको फलों के रस का सेवन करना चाहिए. यदि आप अपने शरीर के प्रतिरक्षा तंत्र को मजबूती प्रदान करना चाहते हैं और शरीर की सभी क्रियाओं को सामान्य करना चाहते हैं तो आपको फलों का रस जरूर लेना चाहिए. फलों के रस के लाभ को विस्तार से समझने के लिए और इसके फायदों को ठीक से जानने के लिए हमें निम्लिखित बिन्दुओं का अध्ययन करना चाहिए.

1. एंटी एजिंग के रूप में
फलों के रस में पाए जाने वाले कैल्शियम, पोटेशियम, आदि खनिजों से हमारे शरीर के कोशिकाओं में जैव रसायन और खनिज का सही संतुलन बनाए रखने में काफी मददगार होते हैं. इस संतुलन के कारण हमारे पूरा होने की प्रक्रिया काफी हद तक धीमी हो जाती है. जिससे हम काफी समय तक जवान दिख सकते हैं.
2. तुरंत पोषक तत्वों की आपूर्ति
फलों के रस का सेवन हमें ऊर्जा से भर देता है. यानी आपको जब तुरंत उर्जा चाहिए तो आपको फलों के रस या जूस का सेवन करना चाहिए. जब हम फलों के रस का सेवन करते हैं तो यह सुपाच्य होने के कारण जल्दी ही इस में उपस्थित सभी पोषक तत्व हमारे खून में सीधे-सीधे मिल जाते हैं.
3. तत्वों के संतुलन में
फलों के ताजा रस के सेवन से हमारे शरीर में क्षारीय तत्व की अधिकता होती है. जिसे हमारे खून व शरीर की कोशिकाओं में अम्लीय और क्षारीय तत्वों का संतुलन सामान्य हो जाता है. हमारे शरीर में ऐसे संतुलन का सकारात्मक असर होता है. इससे हम कई तरह की परेशानियों से बच सकते हैं.
4. मोटापा कम करने में
यदि आप सुबह में एक नींबू गर्म पानी में के साथ भी है. तो इससे और इसके बाद 12 औंस गाजर का रस और 4 औंस पालक को मिलाकर इसका मिश्रण नियमित रूप से पिएं तो इसे मोटापा कम होता है. मोटापा कम करने का ये आसान और प्राकृतिक तरीका है.
5. चेहरे की सुंदरता के लिए
कई फलो का उपयोग हम चेहरे की सुंदरता को बढ़ाने के लिए कर सकते हैं गाजर, संतरा, टमाटर और चुकंदर आदि फलों में से किसी के भी रस का 25 ग्राम यदि हम रोजाना लगातार दो महीने तक सेवन करें. तो इससे हमारे चेहरे की चेहरे पर उपस्थित सभी तरह के दाग मुंहासे दूर होकर चेहरे में चमक आती है. इसके अलावा इससे आपके शरीर को अच्छा ख़ासा पोषण भी मिल जाएगा.
6. लकवा में
लकवा से पीड़ित मरीज को सेब, अंगूर, नाशपाती आदि फलों के रस की एक समान मात्रा को मिश्रित करके इसका सेवन नियमित रूप से करते रहना चाहिए. क्योंकि ऐसा करने से लकवा का असर काफी हद तक कम होता है और इसके मरीजों को राहत भी मिलती है. इसका इस्तेमाल बहुत आसान और आसानी से उपलब्ध हो सकने वाला है.

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Dairy Products - How They Are Actually Good For You?

Dr. Tulika Bakshi Sinha 88% (43 ratings)
Bachelor In Clinical Nutrition and Dieteics, Master in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
Dairy Products - How They Are Actually Good For You?
Consuming dairy products can lead to weight gain. True or false? Take this to know more.
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Lasers In Dentistry! What Do I Need To Know?

Dr. (Major) Varun Nischal 91% (286 ratings)
BDS (Gold Medalist)
Dentist, Gurgaon
Lasers In Dentistry! What Do I Need To Know?

When one hears the word lasers, the first thing that comes to mind is Star Wars. If only dentistry was as exciting as Star Wars! So now that we all agree on that, let’s see how lasers are changing dentistry and what we have to look forward to in the future. It’s actually some pretty cool stuff, even if you would probably rather be watching Star Wars.

There are several different types of lasers currently in use in dental clinics today.

Soft Tissue Lasers (Diode):

This is the typical laser you’ll see in a general dental clinic and is also the least expensive costing 1-4 lakh INR. It is only used for cutting soft tissue (ex. gum tissue). This type of laser doesn’t actually use the laser tip to cut tissue. It has a glass fiber than transmits the laser pulse which is charred and then heated up by the laser pulses. It is this heated glass tip that actually does the cutting. It isn’t as efficient in cutting tissue as say a scalpel would be but it makes up for that in the fact that there is little to no bleeding afterwards and the tissue heals beautifully. There are a couple of good applications for this type of laser:

  • Frenectomies (for example with tongue ties or a frenum between your top front teeth that contributes to the teeth wanting to spread apart)
  • Removing a small amount of gum tissue around a tooth before taking an impression for a crown
  • Stopping bleeding
  • Reduction in symptoms for cold sores and ulcers
  • Crown lengthening procedures for exposing tooth structure for crowns
  • Teeth Whitening procedures

Combined Hard and Soft Tissue Lasers (Carbon Dioxide, Neodymium Yttrium Aluminum Garnet aka Nd: YAG, and Er:YAG):

These types of lasers are the more cutting edge side of lasers in dentistry. They have the ability to cut both hard and soft tissue as well as some restorative materials. They can cut teeth, bone, and tissue. Each type has a slightly different application and usefulness. These lasers are also currently very expensive costing upwards of 35 lakh INR in some cases. This has limited their adoption significantly. One of the biggest benefits to these types of lasers is that the amount of anesthetic needed to numb a tooth is much more limited and in some cases not needed at all due to laser pulses effects on the nerve. Some current procedures that are performed with these types of lasers include:

  • Frenectomies – as explained above
  • Gingivectomies  – Excess gum tissue is removed for a better esthetic look
  • Laser assisted new attachment protocol (LANAP) – Periodontist’s often perform this procedure in which the laser is used to clean the pockets around teeth and in many cases it can help to regrow bone around teeth, which was previously impossible
  • Biopsies – Suspicious areas can be easily removed with a laser for evaluation by a pathologist.
  • Crown lengthening surgery – Bone is removed around a tooth to allow more space for a crown to be fitted to a tooth.
  • Preparation of teeth for cavities – These lasers can be used to remove decay and prepare teeth for fillings. It actually cuts the decayed area more readily due to the increased water content of those areas. It can’t cut amalgam or porcelain but does cut tooth structure and composite filling material.

As you must have gauged by now, the lasers find a versatile use in the realm of dentistry. They truly adhere to the "No Cut, No Stitch, No Blood" protocol, thus alleviating the fear of the patient. Next time you visit your dentist, just sneak around and ask for the lasers, if any and their utilities in dentistry. Good and upcoming dental clinics keep their technological standards at par with the international community by incorporating dental lasers in their practices. Give it a shot, at least once!

10 Health Benefits of Cucumbers

J.R.Kissan Homoeopathic Medical College
Homeopath, Bahadurgarh
10 Health Benefits of Cucumbers

10 Health Benefits of Cucumbers

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How To Control Your Anger?

Dr. Smita Joshi 83% (10 ratings)
MD Homeopathy, MA - Clinical Psychology, Clinical Hypnotherapy
Psychologist, Pune
How To Control Your Anger?

Although a natural emotion, anger needs to be managed at all times so that it doesn’t get out of control and cause problems in your life. Whether at home, work or in your relationships, uncontrolled anger can affect your general life quality. However, controlling your anger comes with the benefit of improving your overall health, while reducing stress levels.

Here are some of the ways that you could learn to gain control on your temper:

1. Practice deep breathing
Instead of allowing your anger to get out of control, every time you start feeling angry, get down to practicing some simple breathing techniques to calm your tense body and mind. Here’s what you should do when enraged:
- Take slow, but deep breaths to counteract the stress reaction that usually accompanies anger
- Slowly repeat a calming word or phrase, which could be “relax”, “take it easy” or “I am in control of my anger”
- Work on your muscles by tightening and then relaxing them

2. Count from 1 to 100 or 100 to 1
Counting numbers can prevent you from flying off the handle. It takes your mind away from the cause of your anger and prevents you from mulling over the situation. The act of counting also provides you with the time to delay the impulsive behaviour that often follows the emotion. You can even make this more effective by breathing in slowly and deeply whenever you start on a
new number.

3. Focus on the present
Whenever you’re angry, don’t look back at the past. By doing so, you may end up bringing past grievances into your present situation, while holding others responsible for feeling how and what you feel. Instead focus your attention on what you can do in the present to work out the issue.

4. Relax tight muscles
Another tip that can help you to cool down fast is a gentle massage of the areas of tension, which are usually the shoulders, neck and scalp. For the shoulders, simply rotate them to relax tight muscles. To release the tension that gets built up in your neck and head region, perform a simple scalp massage to improve blood circulation and consequently, relax your mind.

5. Listen to music
Listening to music can soothe frayed nerves and calm you down. It works by helping you to sieve through the feelings of anger and disappointment in a constructive manner.

6. Change of situation
Taking yourself away from the source of anger, whether it’s the place or the person concerned, is an anger management skill that you can use to calm yourself. To do this, you can either close your eyes and transport yourself to a quiet and peaceful place or simply walk away to let your anger fizzle out. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

Normal Vs Caesarian - Why Should You Opt For Former?

Dr. Gitanjali 95% (1136 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Normal Vs Caesarian - Why Should You Opt For Former?

While approaching the big day in your life, which every woman dreams about and every couple plans for, there is a critical decision which you as a woman or along with your partner have to take, to welcome the new life on earth. The decision is about whether you want to deliver the baby through the normal procedure or caesarian technique. This decision is crucial as both of the processes involve different approach for the delivery of the baby and affect the mother and the child in a variety of ways.

Vaginal Birth or Normal delivery
Across the world, normal delivery or the vaginal delivery is the most preferred option as it is the natural way of giving birth. Without any surgical procedure or minimal use of the knife being involved, vaginal birth is the safest for both the child and the mother. There are several benefits associated with vaginal birth.

In the normal or vaginal delivery, when the pregnant woman gets into labour without any drugs to induce the labour and the child is born without using instruments like vacuum or forceps it is called a Normal Vaginal Delivery (NVD). When the labour is induced, it is called Induced Vaginal Delivery. When the doctor uses forceps or vacuum to extract the baby, it is called Instrumental Vaginal Delivery. The mother has to bear excruciating pain during this process, but once the baby is delivered, there are no complications such as infections.

Caesarian Delivery
This is a surgical process where the abdomen and the uterus inside, is cut to take the baby out of the womb of the mother. Due to the less pain during the surgery, as the surgery is carried out by administering anaesthesia to the mother, women of this generation tend to choose this option. But one needs to understand that there are risks associated with it as with any surgery and there could be complications such as infection, heavy blood loss in mother and need for special care to the infant.

Why is normal delivery always better than caesarian procedures?
In the case of a normal delivery, you don’t need to stay at the hospital for long. You get discharged within 2-3 days and even less if you and your baby are completely healthy. The risk associated with anaesthesia is eliminated. And since there is no surgery involved, no danger of postoperative infections or life risk on the operation table. Also, you don’t have to bear the pain of the stitches for long as there none or minimal stitches. The mother can produce milk sooner than in the case of caesarian delivery. It also boosts the immunity system of your baby.

Though normal delivery involves severe pain during labour, in the long run, it is highly beneficial. Hence, caesarian delivery should be opted for only when the doctor recommends it due to medical reason as the only viable choice for you and your baby.

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

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Cholesterol - 10 Foods That Help You Lower The Levels!

Dt. Punita Srivastava 91% (26 ratings)
M.SC In Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, PGCDE Certifies Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Cholesterol - 10 Foods That Help You Lower The Levels!

Food plays a vital role in lowering the cholesterol apart from timely medication. Here is a list of 10 foods that contribute to a great extent in lowering the cholesterol level:

  1. Oats: Changing the morning meal is the first action you should take. Oatmeal can bring down the LDL level to a staggering 5.3 percent in a matter of 6 weeks. It contains beta-glucan, which is capable of absorbing the LDL present in the blood.
  2. Red wine: You can cheer to reduced cholesterol with a glass of red wine in hand. A study conducted by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain found that red wine can reduce the cholesterol level up to 9 percent owing to a vital component known as Rioja present in it.
  3. Salmon Fish: Fatty and salmon fish contains Omega-3 fatty acids. They are known to be extremely effective for diseases such as dementia, cardiovascular diseases and much more. A study conducted by the Loma Linda University found that Omega-3 can increase the HDL by up to 4 percent. 
  4. Nuts: Nuts can reduce the cholesterol by up to 9.3 percent, a study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed. 1.5 oz of regular consumption of nuts greatly helps in bringing down cholesterol. Since nuts are very rich in protein, portion control is necessary to refrain putting on weight.
  5. Beans: A research conducted by the Arizona State Polytechnic University revealed that adding beans to soup can bring down the LDL up to 8 percent. Owing to their rich fibre content, they effectively absorb cholesterol. Some of the beans that can be tried include kidney, black and pinto beans.
  6. Cocoa: A study conducted by the AJCN reported that the daily intake of cocoa increases the HDL by over 20 percent in 3 months. Due to its high antioxidant content, it streamlines the blood flow and doesn’t let platelets stick together.
  7. Garlic: 2-3 cloves of garlic per day can dramatically reduce cholesterol-limiting LDL into the artery. It can prevent other conditions such as blood pressure, infections and blood clotting. Garlic can be consumed with any regular dish. 
  8. Olive oil: Olive oil has multiple health benefits. It contains a compound known as MUFAs that lowers cholesterol and helps to get rid of abdomen fats. You can use it with salads, roast vegetables and marinate chicken.
  9. Avocado: Avocado contains monounsaturated fat that helps to raise the level of HDL and lower the LDL in the body. It contains Beta-sitosterol that absorbs cholesterol and brings down the count of it in the body. Owing to its high-calorie content, portion size should be looked into.
  10. Margarine: Two margarine can lower the LDL level up to 14 %. They are capable of absorbing cholesterol from the bile. It can be consumed with toast in the morning or as a snack in the evening.

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

I'm having the problem of itching from the past 5 months. Have consulted 3 different skin specialists, each one diagnosed differently, treated differently but hardly any benefit. 1st one diagnosed it as dermatitis and treated with Fluconazole Methylprednisolone. Problem did not subside. 2nd one diagnosed it as a different kind of dermatitis and treated with Itraconazole. Problem did not subside. 3rd one diagnosed it as scabies and treated with different compounds. Problem did not subside. Various creams - Itraconazole, Clobetasol, Neomycin etc. Tried. Problem subsides but after some time recurs. Sweating causes the itching to spread all over body. Presently, main affected parts are Groin, lower back, belt line, below knees all along lower limb. Itching causes a lot of discomfort especially during nights.

Dr. Shakil Khan 88% (36 ratings)
Homeopath, Mumbai
I'm having the problem of itching from the past 5 months. Have consulted 3 different skin specialists, each one diagn...
Hello lybrate-user, I assume from reading that you are suffering from Pruritus Intriago meaning itching usually under the skin fold which usually caused due to fungal infections. Ensure you take bath twice daily and remove all unwanted hairs and keep the body dry and wear a loose fitting clothing. These precautions are other the medication prescribed by the doctors. You continue to suffer from fungal infections is because of repeated fungal infections. With above suggestions I think it will help. If your itching is not coming under control then I would suggest you go for full medical check-up to investigate any underlying systematic diseases. Alternatively you can consult me Homoeopathic treatment if your problems is not solved. Hopefully your questions is answered.
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