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Dill (Sowa) Benefits And Its Side Effects Tips

Diet For Mouth Cancer Patients

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 91% (14536 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Diet For Mouth Cancer Patients

The challenge of a mouth cancer diet is your ability to eat enough of the right nutritional foods even while living with the side effects of treatment. To meet the challenge you may need to change the way you eat your food.
Body reactions to treatment
Once you are under surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, many of your body's healthy cells may be damaged or destroyed. Your body needs a higher amount of nutrition to repair the cells. Without this nutritional boost, you could face malnutrition. Malnutrition occurs when your body is forced to pull nutritional supplies from your fat or muscle tissue, because it is not getting enough in the food you eat and drink.
Often people stop eating or only eat a limited variety of foods when going through cancer treatment. This prevents them from getting the nutrition they need.

You need to maintain a diet rich in nutritional foods including:

Fruits and vegetables
Whole grain breads and cereals
Lean chicken, turkey and fish
Low-fat dairy products

You should cut back on salt, fat, alcohol and sugar. These items not only affect blood pressure, kidney function and your heart - but tests have shown that sugars can actually feed a tumor.Lack of interest in eating

You will probably find that the treatments you are receiving make it difficult to eat the proper foods. You may be experiencing:

Loss of appetite
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea or constipation
Blistered mouth or throat
Dry mouth
Changes in the taste of the food or in your ability to taste the food
Fatigue

The national cancer institute reports that about one-third of all cancer deaths are due to malnutrition. Your survival depends on your ability to maintain proper nutritional levels, even when side effects are debilitating.
Mouth cancer diet tips on specific mouth cancer diet exists. Your doctor or dietician will recommend that you concentrate on developing an eating plan that makes sure you receive vitamins and minerals your body will need to have a balanced diet.

You may find it difficult to eat with oral cancer. Nausea, soreness and loss of appetite may take away your will to eat, but these difficulties can be overcome with a few healthy eating tips:

Eat small meals.
Eat the most when your feel the best, such as in the morning or mid-day.
Rinse your mouth before eating to get rid of any unusual tastes.
Take very small bites and chew the food until it is liquefied in your mouth.
*eating after radiation

As radiation treatments continue, you may find that you are unable to tolerate some foods and that your mouth is too sensitive to enjoy eating. You can combat this by:

Avoiding acidic or strongly spiced foods
Using plastic utensils if you are experiencing metallic tastes
Trying soft or moist foods that are easier to chew and swallow. Poaching fish in liquids or adding creams and gravies to foods will make them easier to chew and swallow.
Avoiding foods that adhere to the roof or sides of the mouth

Eating after chemo

Sip fluids throughout the day, particularly if your mouth is blistered.
Avoid strong aromas that might increase your nausea.
Avoid hot foods, particularly those with steam. Steam carries nausea-producing aromas.
If eating or chewing solid food becomes too painful, sip nutritional supplement drinks such as boost or ensure.
Make blender drinks from fresh fruits combined with soy or whey protein powders.
Extra nutritional insurance with supplements
Your doctor and dietician will want you to get as many nutrients as possible from whole foods; however, they may also recommend that you supplement your eating by adding powdered or liquid nutritional supplements to blender drinks. Be sure and ask them for their ideas on what you should be eating and in what quantities.
Fill your plate
Divide your plate into quarters.
Fill half your plate with vegetables (five or more servings of fruits and veggies daily).
Fill a quarter of your plate with protein foods.
Fill a quarter of your plate with whole grains or starchy vegetables.
Macronutrient tips

Eating the right proportion of carbs, proteins, and fat is beneficial.
Eat protein at every meal.
Aim for 30 to 45 grams of fiber daily.
Focus on healthy fats, such as fatty fish, avocado, olives, nuts, seeds, nut butters, and plant-based oils.
Eat less than 30 percent of your calories from fat (fewer than 67 grams daily for a 2, 000-calorie diet).
Cancer-fighting add-ons
Add foods that are beneficial for fighting cancer because they are rich in phytochemicals and/or antioxidants (with the exception of water, which helps hydrate).

Consume 1 to 2 tablespoons of flax or chia seeds daily.
Drink 1 to 4 cups of green tea daily.
Drink plenty of water.
Season foods with herbs and spices.
Take a multivitamin supplement as recommended by your doctor.
Cancer-fighting food group lists

Fill half your plate with a variety of fruits and veggies. John hopkins medicine says fruits and veggies containing cancer-fighting phytochemicals (which help inhibit cancer cell growth) include:

Colorful produce source
Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, kohlrabi, watercress, bok choy, collards, rutabaga, mustard greens, and brussels sprouts
Carotenoids, which are found in green, orange, and dark yellow fruits and veggies
Cucurbitaceous (plants from the gourd family) fruits and veggies, such as muskmelon, watermelon, pumpkin, cucumber, and squash
Umbelliferous (aromatic flowering plants) vegetables, such as carrots, celery, parsnip, and parsley
Solanaceous (nightshade) vegetables, such as tomatoes and eggplant
Other cancer-fighting fruits and veggies including citrus fruits, berries, apples, broccoli sprouts, legumes, garlic, shallots, leeks, and onions
Add the following phytochemical-rich herbs and spices to your diet to flavor food, as recommended by john hopkins medicine and ucsf medical center:

Fennel
Caraway seeds
Sage
Dill
Camphor
Mint
Basil
Licorice root

Choose protein-rich foods at each meal (especially plant proteins), including:

Grilled chicken
Turkey
Fish
Eggs
Nonfat greek yogurt
Soy products (tofu, tempeh) - note: soy appears to be beneficial for breast cancer patients, but specific amount recommendation aren't established
Peas
Legumes
Nuts and seeds
Nut butters
Eat up to 30 percent of your total calories from fat (67 grams or less daily for a 2, 000-calorie diet).

Choose healthy fats, such as:

Avocado
Plant-based oils
Nuts and seeds (walnuts, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, etc.)
Nut butters
Fish oil
Olives

Fill 1/4 your plate with whole grains and starchy vegetables, such as:

Corn
Peas
Legumes (lentils, black beans, kidney beans, etc.)
Whole grain cereals
Quinoa
Brown rice
Wild rice
Oatmeal
Barley

Hydrate your body with:

Water
Antioxidant-rich green tea
Vegetable juices. 
 

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Post Natal Diet Plan

Dr. Jaina Patwa 87% (84 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai

Post Natal Diet Plan

Prefered foods during postpartum:
Fresh - warm - oily - soupy - moist - nourishing - delicious - creamy - digestible

Preferred proteins:
• boiled warm milk
• milk puddings w/o egg
• split lentils soaked overnight made into thin soup, perhaps
almond or other nut milks
• nuts or seeds, well soaked (24 - 48 hours) for snack or prepared with soups,
Vegetables, grains, or sauces
• yogurt or buttermilk drink thinned half with water and seasoned with desired
Spices
• ricotta, cottage and other unfermented cheeses
• chicken and fish soups after about 4 weeks for non-vegetarians

Preferred carbohydrates:
• basmati rice (cook with an extra 1⁄2-1 cup water per cup of rice)
• unleavened wheat such as couscous, pastas, chapattis (unleavened tortillas)
• grains such as oats, quinoa and amaranth.
• favor less refined sugars such as honey, succanat, turbinado, and especially iron
Rich sweeteners such as dates, raisins, molasses and dark indian jaggery if available.

Preferred vegetables:
Prepare all vegetables until tender, season well and enjoy with healthy oils (sesame, sunflower, walnut, avocado, almond) or butter
• artichoke

asparagus
• avocado
• beet
carrot
• fresh dill and fennel
okra
• pumpkin and winter squashes
• yams or sweet potatoes
After the first three weeks postpartum, the following vegetables can be introduced; summer squashes, green beans, broccoli, peeled eggplant, spinach or chard cooked with plenty oil, seasoning, salt, and lime or lemon juice.

Preferred fats:
Use healthy fats and oils more abundantly than normal. This is important for optimal rejuvenation. Fats are building blocks for hormones and are important support and functional components of the cell membrane. Research show that low blood lipids are associated with depression and low hormone levels.
Essential fatty acids (efas - omega 3, 6, and 9) are, as the name indicates, essential to the body, mind and nervous system. The brain does not produce enough of these important oils, and if we get depleted, we are likely to suffer from anxiety, restlessness, and depression. Furthermore, low breast milk production and engorgement has been linked to low efas. The brain is more than 60% fat and needs a lot of healthy oils for its health.
flax seed oil
• ghee (clarified butter)
• butter
• sesame, toasted sesame, and sunflower oils
• coconut and olive oil in the summer

Hale & Hearty Christmas - Celebrate Your Day With Flavours & Health!

Dt. Nitisha Sharma 93% (274 ratings)
M.Sc. in Foods & Nutrition, PhD in Foods & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Udaipur
Hale & Hearty Christmas - Celebrate Your Day With Flavours & Health!

Christmas is a challenging time to embrace healthy foods when you see all the tempting food advertised and marketed throughout the week. Christmas is recognised as a celebratory affair – it certainly shouldn’t be a time to feel guilty about enjoying yummy Christmas food! Well, a walk on such food during Christmas wouldn’t do any harm to burn off those calories.

However, it is still possible to cook Christmas treats that are healthy as well delicious. It is just the way they are being prepared, cooked and served - often loaded with fats such as salt and butter. And this is where the nutritional value can be depleted. Consider adopting the following healthy food recipes and party tips this festive season.

1. Spinach Balls
This appetizer allows you to incorporate some vegetables into your Christmas feast. Made using spinach, eggs, grated cheese, panko crumbs, fresh herbs and garlic salt rolled into balls kept in a freezer for a while before baking and serving them as an appetizer for your meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 Bowl of spinach
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika

Preparation

  • Chop the dried spinach leaves.
  • Add all the ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Form it into balls, squeezing tightly.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes, turning once.

2. Vegetable platter with dip

Ingredients for the dip 

  • 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt.
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill leaves.
  • 1 tsp garlic powder.
  • 1 tsp sugar, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp ground white pepper.
  • 4 tsp white vinegar.

Ingredients for vegetable platter 

Preparation 

  • Boil water in a saucepan and keep a separate large bowl of cold water aside.
  • Blanch broccoli, beans, sprouts peas and cauliflower for 1 to 2 minutes and drain well.
  • Transfer only broccoli to cold water, to retain its crunchiness and drain well.

For the dip 

  • Whisk yogurt, dill, vinegar, garlic powder, sugar, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • You can replace dill leaves with fresh coriander or cilantro.
  • Garnish it with herbs of your choice.

Serve

In a larger serving tray arrange the dip in the center and arrange the blanched vegetables around it and garnish it with cherry tomatoes.

Apart from these two easy to cook dishes there a number of other healthy dishes one can easily prepare for Christmas, such as:

  1. Quinoa Stuffing
  2. Roasted Lamb with blackberry chutney
  3. Rosemary garlic marinated vegetables 
  4. Lemon and fennel rubbed turkey or chicken
  5. Lemony brussels sprout salad
  6. 20 Minute Cauliflower soup 

Reduce your holiday stress while pleasing your Christmas party guests with the following baking tips and tricks.

  • Use mistletoe and snowflakes stamps and add a sophisticated design to the Christmas sugar cookies.
  • Use cookie cutters to mold fudge into festive shapes like Christmas trees and snowmen.
  • Create chocolate curls using a potato peeler making pretty garnish for cakes and cupcakes.
  • Use frozen cranberries to add flavor to your drinks while adding a pop of festive color to your table decor.

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

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Dill (Sowa) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - सोआ के फायदे और नुकसान

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 88% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Dill (Sowa) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - सोआ के फायदे और नुकसान

सोआ जिसका वैज्ञानिक नाम एनाथुम ग्रोवोलेंस है, का उपयोग प्राचीन काल से ही किया जाता रहा है. सोआ के विभिन्न रूपों (जैसे बीज, पत्तियां, जड़ें आदि) के फायदों का उपयोग मुख्य रूप से गठिया आदि बीमारियों में किया जाता है. सोआ के औषधीय फायदों के उपयोग का उल्लेख हमारे प्राचीन ग्रंथों में भी मिलता है. सोआ की सतह चिकनी होती है. इस पर पीले रंग के फुल और अंडाकार फल होता है. सोआ के पौधे एशिया अफ्रीका और अन्य उष्णकटिबंधीय देशों में उगाए जाते हैं. आइए अब सुबह के फायदे और नुकसान को विस्तार से समझने की कोशिश करते हैं.

1. नींद में उपयोगी
कई लोगों को नींद ना आने की बीमारी होती है. इसमें भी सुबह काफी सहायक हो साबित होता है. एक कप पानी में दो चम्मच सुबह को डाल कर पानी को उबालने से बने काढ़े को छानकर रोजाना इसका इस्तेमाल करने से नींद न आने की समस्या दूर होती है.
2. गर्भवती महिलाओं के लिए
सोआ, गर्भवती महिलाओं और स्तनपान कराने वाली माताओं के लिए भी कई तरीके से फायदेमंद साबित होता है. स्तनपान के दौरान यह दूध की मात्रा बढ़ाने के साथ साथ शुरुआती ओवयूलेशन को भी रोकने में सहायक होता है.
3. पाचन में मददगार
पाचन तंत्र के सुधार के लिए भी सोआ का उपयोग किया जाता है. पाचन तंत्र की खराबी की वजह से कब्ज आदि भी हो जाता है. इसके अलावा ये एसिडिटी, हिचकी, दस्त और कोलिक आदि में भी काफी राहत पहुंचाता है.
4. फोड़े फुंसी के उपचार में
छोटे-मोटे फोड़े फुंसी होना आम बात है. जब भी आपको फोड़ा फुंसी हो तो ताजी सोआ की पत्तियों से बना पेस्ट प्रभावित क्षेत्रों पर लगाएं. आप सुबह का उपयोग हल्दी पाउडर के साथ करेंगे तो इससे अल्सर में भी फायदा होता है. सुबह के बीज को तिल के साथ मिलाकर जोड़ों पर भी लगा सकते हैं.
5. हड्डियों के विकास में
हड्डियों में भी कई तरह की समस्याओं को दूर करने के लिए सुबह का उपयोग किया जाता है. क्योंकि सोआ, कैल्शियम से भरपूर होता है. इसलिए सोआ ऑस्टियोपोरोसिस में आपकी मदद कर सकता है. घायल व्यक्ति भी अपनी हड्डियों पर सुबह के इस्तेमाल से लाभ प्राप्त कर सकता है.
6. उच्च रक्त चाप में
उच्च रक्तचाप से पीड़ित मरीजों को सोआ और मेथी के बीजों की एक समान मात्रा का मिश्रण बनाकर इसके पाउडर का इस्तेमाल करना चाहिए. सोआ और मेथी के बीजों से बने पाउडर को दिन में दो बार दो चम्मच एक गिलास पानी के साथ लेने से उच्च रक्तचाप में लाभ मिलता है.
7. कैंसर के उपचार में
सोआ में पाए जाने वाले तत्व फ्लेवोनॉयड और मोनोटेर्पेनेस, आपको कैंसर से लड़ने में भी आपकी मदद करते हैं. इसके अलावा सोआ में एंटीऑक्सीडेंट भी होते हैं जो की फ्री रेडिकल्स से लड़ने का काम करते हैं. इस प्रकार सुबह में पाए जाने वाले पदार्थों में से कई कैसर रोधी भी होते हैं.
8. शुगर के उपचार में
शुगर के मरीजों के लिए भी सोआ के फायदे महत्वपूर्ण साबित होते हैं. क्योंकि सोआ में इंसुलिन के स्तर को प्रभावित करने की क्षमता होती है. कई शोधों में यह भी देखा गया है कि सोआ रक्त शर्करा के स्तर को भी घटाता है. विशेष रुप से टाइप वन वाले शुगर पीड़ित सुबह से काफी राहत पा सकते हैं.
9. पीरियड्स के दौरान
पीरियड्स के दौरान महिलाओं को कई तरह की परेशानियों का सामना करना पड़ता है. सोआ की सहायता से पीरियड्स के दौरान शरीर में ऐंठन आदि समस्याओं को दूर करता है. इस दौरान ज्यादा रक्तस्त्राव होने पर भी ये सहायक होता है.
10. प्रतिरक्षा तंत्र की मजबूती के लिए
प्रतिरक्षा तंत्र से संबंधित कई तरह की समस्याओं से निपटने में भी सोआ की भूमिका देखि गई है. सोआ, अतिसंवेदनशीलता, सक्रियता, घबराहट आदि के उपचार में भी बहुत महत्वपूर्ण साबित होता है. यह हिचकी को शांत करने और एलर्जी में भी इस्तेमाल किया जाता है.

सोआ के नुकसान
1. मात्रा में सुबह के सेवन से कितनी वृद्धि हो सकती है इसलिए इसे उचित मात्रा में इस्तेमाल करें.
2. तो आप इसे अन्य हल्के और पत्तेदार सब्जियों के साथ मिलाकर उपयोग में ला सकते हैं.
 

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4 Ways To Reduce Sodium Consumption In Our Diet!

Dr. Tulika Bakshi Sinha 89% (43 ratings)
Bachelor In Clinical Nutrition and Dieteics, Master in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
4 Ways To Reduce Sodium Consumption In Our Diet!

How to reduce sodium consumption through diet

Minerals and salts are important parts of our daily diets. These minerals play significant roles in the functioning of the human body but, if found in excess, they might adversely impact your health. One such mineral is sodium, which is abundant in most food sources.

Sodium is present in every food in the form of salt. Most forms of meat, canned vegetables and soup, junk food and pickles are some examples of food which are naturally high in sodium. Apart from this, any cooked food will have salt crystals within it. Medical research has shown that most people consume more sodium than what is recommended.

Ill-Effects of Sodium Intake in Excess

  • The most common problem caused by the excessive consumption of sodium is high blood pressure.
  • High blood pressure, apart from being the cause of strokes can also affect internal organs like kidneys and cause renal failure over time.
  • It can also be detrimental to the heart and be a contributing factor to heart conditions as well.

Here are some of the ways through which you can reduce sodium intake through changes in diet.

  1. Increasing the intake of fruits within the diet - Inclusion of more fresh fruits in your diet will reduce the amount of sodium consumption. Canned and processed fruits may increase sodium consumption and hence should be reduced.
  2. Changing to fresh unprocessed meats - Certain processed and packaged meats such as in snacks and fast foods should be avoided as they have high sodium content. Hence, consumption of fresh meat instead of processed meat is an effective way to reduce your daily sodium intake. If a food item keeps well in the fridge for days or weeks, that's a tip off that the sodium content is too high.
  3. Including more leafy vegetables in your diet - Leafy green vegetables such as kale, spinach, and celery have a lot of water and also help reduce the sodium intake in your body.
  4. Drinking plenty of water - Sodium levels can rise within the body when it is dehydrated. Thus, it is prudent to always keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  5. Check food labels - Begin reading food labels as a matter of course. Sodium content is always listed on the label. Sometimes the high sugar content in a product like apple pie can mask the high sodium content so it's important to check every label for sodium content.
  6. Add spices - Add spices to your food. Instead of salt, try coriander, black pepper, nutmeg, parsley, cumin, cilantro, ginger, rosemary, marjoram, thyme, tarragon, garlic or onion powder, bay leaf, oregano, dry mustard, or dillConsult an Expert & get answers to your questions!
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Intestinal Gas - Know Its Treatment Options!

Dr. Vishal Khurana 90% (20 ratings)
MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology, MNAMS
Gastroenterologist, Faridabad
Intestinal Gas - Know Its Treatment Options!

The production of gas in the body is a natural process as long as it is within normal limits. Whether it makes you burp or causes flatulence, excessive gas can be embarrassing. Gas can also make you uncomfortable and can cause bloating. This is simply the buildup of excessive gas in the stomach before it is ready to be released. Here are a few simple tips that can help you prevent the buildup of excessive gas.

  1. Avoid eating gaseous foods: Beans, broccoli, milk, cheese and fruits like pears and apples; these are some of the foods to avoid if you suffer from frequent bouts of gaseousness. This is because they contain fiber and sugar that is difficult to digest and creates gas. If you cannot avoid them completely, try steaming them instead of frying or baking them. Some people may also react to certain food combinations such as fruits and proteins by producing gas. Keeping a food diary may help identify such combinations.
  2. Drink a glass of water before meals: Drinking water while you are eating can hinder digestion. When water mixes with solid food, it interferes with the way stomach acid breaks down food. Instead, drink a glass of water half an hour before your meals. In this way, the water flushes your system and prepares it for the digestion process.
  3. Eat slowly: Grabbing a bite on the go is one of the leading causes of indigestion. When you eat anything, ensure that you chew it properly and do not swallow large bites of food. This prevents air from collecting in your stomach and thus prevents gaseousness.
  4. Probiotics: Probiotics boost the production of ‘good gut bacteria’ that is essential for digestion. Probiotics can also help ease bloating. If you suffer from gas, try including probiotics like yogurt, pickles, kimchi and buttermilk in your diet or get yourself a probiotic supplement.
  5. A cup of chamomile teaChamomile not only calms the body but can also fight indigestion and gas. A cup of chamomile tea after a heavy meal helps speed up the digestion process. This helps relieve bloating, as the faster the stomach is emptied, the faster gas can move out of the stomach and into the intestines. Fennel, dill, peppermint and ginger can also be used as alternatives to chamomile.
  6. Digestive aids: Gas is a fairly common problem faced by a number of people and hence digestive aids are easily available over the counter. Look for medication that contains activated charcoal or digestive enzymes.

If gaseousness persists over a long period of time and is not eased by any of these remedies, consult a doctor at once.
 

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Intestinal Gas - How It Can Be Treated?

Dr. Raj Vigna Venugopal 90% (12 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine , DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Bangalore
Intestinal Gas - How It Can Be Treated?

The production of gas in the body is a natural process as long as it is within normal limits. Whether it makes you burp or causes flatulence, excessive gas can be embarrassing. Gas can also make you uncomfortable and cause bloating. This is simply the buildup of excessive gas in the stomach before it is ready to be released. Here are a few simple tips that can help you prevent the buildup of excessive gas.

  1. Avoid eating gaseous foods: Beans, broccoli, milk, cheese and fruits like pears and apples; these are some of the foods to avoid if you suffer from frequent bouts of gaseousness. This is because they contain fiber and sugar that is difficult to digest and creates gas. If you cannot avoid them completely, try steaming them instead of frying or baking them. Some people may also react to certain food combinations such as fruits and proteins by producing gas. Keeping a food diary may help identify such combinations.
  2. Drink a glass of water before meals: Drinking water while you are eating can hinder digestion. When water mixes with solid food, it interferes with the way stomach acid breaks down food. Instead, drink a glass of water half an hour before your meals. In this way, the water flushes your system and prepares it for the digestion process.
  3. Eat slowly: Grabbing a bite on the go is one of the leading causes of indigestion. When you eat anything, ensure that you chew it properly and do not swallow large bites of food. This prevents air from collecting in your stomach and thus prevents gaseousness.
  4. Probiotics: Probiotics boost the production of ‘good gut bacteria’ that is essential for digestion. Probiotics can also help ease bloating. If you suffer from gas, try including probiotics like yogurt, pickles, kimchi and buttermilk in your diet or get yourself a probiotic supplement.
  5. A cup of chamomile teaChamomile not only calms the body but can also fight indigestion and gas. A cup of chamomile tea after a heavy meal helps speed up the digestion process. This helps relieve bloating, as the faster the stomach is emptied, the faster gas can move out of the stomach and into the intestines. Fennel, dill, peppermint and ginger can also be used as alternatives to chamomile.
  6. Digestive aids: Gas is a fairly common problem faced by a number of people and hence digestive aids are easily available over the counter. Look for medication that contains activated charcoal or digestive enzymes.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gastroenterologist.

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Viral Fever - 6 Home Remedies You Must Try!

Dr. Santosh Kumar Soni 89% (706 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Durg
Viral Fever - 6 Home Remedies You Must Try!

Viral infections usually lead to viral fever, which is characterised by high body temperatures and body ache.

Causes
The main cause of viral fever is infection. It is contagious, and it spreads from one person to another by coming in contact directly with an infected person’s body fluids.Viruses Viruses are spread when an infected person sneezes, coughs, yawns or talks. Tiny particles of viruses are sprayed into the air, and if a healthy person is close enough, he/she can get infected and may start showing symptoms of fever anywhere between 16 to 48 hours.

Symptoms
Symptoms of viral fever and other critical conditions can often be similar, which makes it hard to diagnose it. Thus it is important to know the exact symptoms of viral fever. In case, you or any other member of your family, are incapacitated with high fever, look out for the following symptoms.

1. Fever can be intermittent, that is, it comes and goes in intervals
2. Fever is usually accompanied with chills (feeling of coldness induced by high fever)
3. Medicines do not work effectively
4. Fever persists longer than normal
5. Severe joint pains
6. Swollen face
7. Rash

Viral fever usually subside on their own, and can last for more than a week. But you should remember that antibiotics do not treat viral fever. Antibiotics are meant to kill bacteria, not viruses. So taking antibiotics during viral fever is not advised since it would not cure your symptoms, only give you an unpleasant case of acidity. Instead, you can take decongestants and over-the-counter anti-fever medications. If you lose a lot of body fluids (due to vomiting or diarrhoea), you need to consume fluids that will restore lost electrolytes, such as sport drinks or Gatorade. You can also try the following home remedies:

1. Coriander tea
2. Fenugreek water
3. Dill seeds porridge
4. Dry ginger concoction
5. Rice starch
6. Tulsi leaves

Viral fever can be prevented, and you don’t need to adopt any extreme measures. You can do simple things such as:

1. Regularly wash your hands
2. Abstain from going to crowded places
3. Don’t touch your nose and mouth without washing your hands
4. If you do have a cold, cover your nose or mouth with a clean hanky while sneezing, coughing or yawning

Viral Fever - 6 Home Remedies You Must Try!

Dr. Nash Kamdin 94% (4821 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Viral Fever - 6 Home Remedies You Must Try!

Viral infections usually lead to viral fever, which is characterised by high body temperatures and body ache.

Causes
The main cause of viral fever is infection. It is contagious, and it spreads from one person to another by coming in contact directly with an infected person’s body fluids.Viruses Viruses are spread when an infected person sneezes, coughs, yawns or talks. Tiny particles of viruses are sprayed into the air, and if a healthy person is close enough, he/she can get infected and may start showing symptoms of fever anywhere between 16 to 48 hours

Symptoms
Symptoms of viral fever and other critical conditions can often be similar, which makes it hard to diagnose it. Thus it is important to know the exact symptoms of viral fever. In case, you or any other member of your family, are incapacitated with high fever, look out for the following symptoms
1. Fever can be intermittent, that is, it comes and goes in intervals
2. Fever is usually accompanied with chills (feeling of coldness induced by high fever)
3. Medicines do not work effectively
4. Fever persists longer than normal
5. Severe joint pains
6. Swollen face
7. Rash

Viral fever usually subside on their own, and can last for more than a week. But you should remember that antibiotics do not treat viral fever. Antibiotics are meant to kill bacteria, not viruses. So taking antibiotics during viral fever is not advised since it would not cure your symptoms, only give you an unpleasant case of acidity. Instead, you can take decongestants and over-the-counter anti-fever medications. If you lose a lot of body fluids (due to vomiting or diarrhoea), you need to consume fluids that will restore lost electrolytes, such as sport drinks or Gatorade. You can also try the following home remedies:

1. Coriander tea
2. Fenugreek water
3. Dill seeds porridge
4. Dry ginger concoction
5. Rice starch
6. Tulsi leaves

Viral fever can be prevented, and you don’t need to adopt any extreme measures. You can do simple things such as
1. Regularly wash your hands
2. Abstain from going to crowded places
3. Don’t touch your nose and mouth without washing your hands
4. If you do have a cold, cover your nose or mouth with a clean hanky while sneezing, coughing or yawning

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Top Rich Probiotic

Dr. A.A Khan 92% (1034 ratings)
MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S
General Physician, Bangalore
Top Rich Probiotic

Top rich probiotic foods and its benefits

Probiotics are live microorganisms, that when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.

Through the years, many other definitions have been suggested, but this definition is most broadly accepted in the scientific community.

Why probiotics?
Scientists are learning more each day about the role of microbes in keeping people healthy and the multitude of health benefits associated with consuming the right type and levels of probiotic microbes.


Research has suggested that probiotic bacteria can:
Improve digestive functionreduce diarrhea associated with antibiotic therapyhelp reduce the risk of certain acute common infectious diseasesimprove tolerance to lactoseenhance immune functionreduce crying time in colicky babiessome studies also report that certain probiotics can play a role in reducing the development of allergy in children, decrease helicobacter pylori colonization of the stomach and manage relapse of some inflammatory bowel conditions.

Here are some top rich probiotic foods and its benefits:-

1. Yogurt

One of the best probiotic foods is live-cultured yogurt, especially handmade. Look for brands made from goat's milk that have been infused with extra forms of probiotics like lactobacillus or acidophilus. Goat's milk and cheese are particularly high in probiotics like thermophillus, bifudus, bulgaricus and acidophilus. Be sure to read the ingredients list, as not all yogurt is made equally. Many popular brands are filled with high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners and artificial flavors and are way too close to being a nutritional equivalent of sugary, fatty ice cream.

2. Kefir

Similar to yogurt, this fermented dairy product is a unique combination of goat's milk and fermented kefir grains. High in lactobacilli and bifidus bacteria, kefir is also rich in antioxidants. Look for a good, organic version at your local health food shop.

3. Sauerkraut

Made from fermented cabbage (and sometimes other vegetables), sauerkraut is not only extremely rich in healthy live cultures, but might also help with reducing allergy symptoms. Sauerkraut is also rich in vitamins b, a, e and c.

4. Dark chocolate

Probiotics can be added to high-quality dark chocolate, up to four times the amount of probiotics as many forms of dairy. This is only one of the health benefits of chocolate.

5. Microalgae

This refers to super-food ocean-based plants such as spirulina, chorella, and blue-green algae. These probiotic foods have been shown to increase the amount of both lactobacillus and bifidobacteria in the digestive tract. They also offer the most amount of energetic return, per ounce, for the human system.

6. Miso soup

Miso is one the main-stays of traditional japanese medicine and is commonly used in macrobiotic cooking as a digestive regulator. Made from fermented rye, beans, rice or barley, adding a tablespoon of miso to some hot water makes an excellent, quick, probiotic-rich soup, full of lactobacilli and bifidus bacteria.

Beyond its important live cultures, miso is extremely nutrient-dense and believed to help neutralize the effects of environmental pollution, alkalinize the body and stop the effects of carcinogens in the system.

7. Pickles

Believe it or not, the common green pickle is an excellent food source of probiotics. Try making your own home-made pickles in the sun. Here's a great set of instructions for making your own probiotic-rich dill pickles.

8. Tempeh

A great substitute for meat or tofu, tempeh is a fermented, probiotic-rich grain made from soy beans. A great source of vitamin b12, this vegetarian food can be sauteed, baked or eaten crumbled on salads. If prepared correctly, tempeh is also very low in salt, which makes it an ideal choice for those on a low-sodium diet.

9. Kimchi

An asian form of pickled sauerkraut, kimchi is an extremely spicy and sour fermented cabbage, typically served alongside meals in korea. Besides beneficial bacteria, kimchi is also a great source of beta-carotene, calcium, iron and vitamins a, c, b1 and b2. Kimchi is one of the best probiotic foods you can add to your diet, assuming you can handle the spice, of course.

10. Kombucha tea

Kombucha is a form of fermented tea that contains a high amount of healthy gut bacteria. This probiotic drink has been used for centuries and is believed to help increase your energy, enhance your well being and maybe even help you lose weight. However, kombucha tea may not be the best fit for everyone, especially those that have had problems with candida.

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