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Maintaining Your Health - Know Its Importance!

Dr. Suman Nigam 85% (11 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Maintaining Your Health - Know Its Importance!

A healthy body is a resource to a healthy mind. If we are not healthy, then we would be unable to perform any activity without help. It is also a known fact that everything is associated with energy. When our body lacks the energy, then the body cannot function at its full potential. So it is important to maintain your health.

But in today’s mechanical life, it has become really difficult to maintain health. Improper food habits, weak immune system, and busy lifestyle, all lead to multiple health problems like stress and other diseases. There are many ways to maintain a good health and can be achieved following some steps.

  1. Follow a good diet
  2. Make healthy habits
  3. Avoid smoking
  4. Avoid drinking and other habits affecting the body organs
  5. Maintain healthy weight consuming protein enriched food
  6. Avoid overweight that leads to multiple health problems like sugar, blood pressure etc.
  7. Exercise daily to rejuvenate your body muscles and to maintain a healthy body
  8. Limit usage of unwanted tanning creams and sun exposure
  9. Practice safe sex
  10. Avoid overweight
  11. Exercise daily

All the above listed are some measures which should be taken to maintain a healthy and robust health. A healthy body is also associated with a proper metabolism. These will indirectly give you high energy to handle things in life. Always ensure that your diet is loaded with essential nutrients and minerals for an active life. Make sure to have natural and boiled vegetables daily. Along with vegetables, it is highly important to have fruits enriched with proteins and vitamins.

A healthy diet can be maintained in many ways. But it is advisable to consult a doctor for following a proper diet. A healthy body will have a better immune system which protects the body from the attack of different diseases. Having regular exercise is one of the best methods to maintain good health.

Pregnant - What Diet Should You Take?

Dt. Rakhi Khurana 87% (10 ratings)
Bsc - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Pregnant - What Diet Should You Take?

Pregnancy is one of the most important phases in a woman’s life and it is at this time, that proper maintenance of health is of utmost importance; not only for the mother but also for the health of the fetus. What you eat during pregnancy is extremely important and plays a major role in determining you as well as your baby’s health.

A count of 300 extra calories per day is needed, particularly at the latter stages of the pregnancy when the baby grows at a rapid rate; the calories should be particularly derived from nutritious food items. This helps in contributing to the baby’s development and growth. The main source of nourishment for the baby comes from what you eat and drink. Hence, here are some easy tips that women can easily incorporate in their diet plan during pregnancy:

  1. Prenatal vitamins with folic acid and iron: Iron helps purify your blood and folic acid helps in preventing defects during birth. Hence, daily consumption of these nutrients is extremely important.
  2. Food rich in complex carbohydrates: Food items such as whole wheat atta, multi grain bread, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, potatoes, fruits and vegetables which are high in carbohydrates are required for the daily production of energy and hence, should be consumed in an adequate amount.
  3. Decaffeinated tea or coffee: Decaffeinated tea or coffee should be given as much preference as possible. Intake of soda should be limited and substituted with increased amounts of water. Restrict or if possible, abstain from alcohol completely during this phase.
  4. Shellfish and fish: Shellfish and fish such as swordfish, tilefish and king mackerel, that have high levels of mercury, should be avoided, as mercury levels have been found to interfere with the development of brain of the unborn baby. Some easily available and common fish with lower levels of mercury include shrimp, salmon and catfish.
  5. Boost immune system: The immune system (suppressed during pregnancy) can be boosted by having two spoons of sunflower seed butter containing vitamin E. This helps in building the red blood cells of the fetus.
  6. Control Cholesterol: Since cholesterol levels soar during pregnancy as well as breastfeeding, sprinkling ground flaxseeds on cereals and salads can help in controlling the levels of cholesterol, thus keeping various heart diseases at bay.
  7. Calcium: Calcium is needed during pregnancy for easing the muscle contractions as well as proper functioning of the nerves. Adequate levels of calcium are found in milk, yogurt, cheese, sardines and salmon.

Minimise morning sickness:

Morning sickness is most common in the early stages of pregnancy but sadly it’s not always limited to the morning! Help minimise the effects by:

  • Eating little and often, basing meals and snacks on starchy foods like whole wheat atta, multi grain bread, brown rice, porridge, plain biscuits, crisp-breads, oatcakes, pasta, rice or potatoes.
  • Minimising fatty foods which are harder to digest.
  • Choosing quick and easy recipes which need little preparation.
  • Keeping a couple of plain biscuits beside your bed – it can help to nibble on one before you get up.
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What are The Rich Sources Of Protien Other Than Whey. And Can You Name The Quantity Of Protein In Them.

Dr. Utsav Nandwana 92% (266 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Udaipur
What are The Rich Sources Of Protien Other Than Whey. And Can You Name The Quantity Of Protein In Them.
Egg Milk Chicken Pulses (specially chana) Paneer Soyabean These are the richest sources of protein.
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Egg Myth Vs Facts!

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 91% (14181 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
Egg Myth Vs Facts!

Egg Myth Vs Facts!

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When we are drink a water with meals or Toffen What are the problem arising and what is effected to me.

Dt. Ms. Ranjit Kaur 86% (10 ratings)
Post Graduation Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition, Fellowship In Obesity Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Amritsar
When we are drink a water with meals or Toffen What are the problem arising and what is effected to me.
Water should not be taken with the meal, as it hinder the absorption of nutrients. - Water should be taken after or before one hour of meals.
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Skipping A Meal - Know Why It Is Bad For Your Health!

Dt. Bhumika Bajaj 85% (10 ratings)
Post Graduate In Clinical Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Skipping A Meal - Know Why It Is Bad For Your Health!

We live in a busy world and when one is so pressed for time, it may seem a good thing for him or her to do to skip a meal or two and catch up on it later. He or she should realize, though, that this is one of the worst possible things he or she could be doing to himself or herself! Each meal that a person has, is a window for nutrients and vitamins, which are crucial for the maintenance of good health to be ingested into the body. When a person makes the unwise choice to go ahead and skip a meal, the ramifications may not be so evident at first. It is to be kept in mind that the repercussions can manifest themselves in the not so distant future, all depending on the frequency of his or her missing a meal.



If a person is of the opinion that he or she does not have enough time or energy to get through the day, it is for sure that skipping a meal in order to try to make more time for the things which need to be done, he or she will be unintentionally skimping on the latter as a consequence of doing so. When a person skips a meal, the functions of the body are reduced by a significant margin. As a matter of fact, what happens is that the person becomes quite a bit more irritable and far less rational, which is something that can be attributed to brain fog. What is the point of having more time if the energy levels are too low to make even a reasonable productive use of the time?

It can be said that the best way to stay healthy when it comes to eating habits is to just listen to what the body is saying. While this sort of advice may seem to be quite simple, or even possibly, too simple, there are advantages of following it. When meals are skipped, a person deprives him or herself of the joy of eating. Also, he or she is likely to overcompensate when the following meal is eaten by him or her. This is likely to negate any impact towards the person’s possible attempt to lose weight.

Missing meals is also linked higher type 2 diabetes and heart disease; especially when it comes to skipping breakfast. Food is to be savored, so take shorter meals as many times a day!

Uneven distribution of the calories or insufficient food intake might make a person a 'Compulsive Eater' which is the most noted eating disorder. The golden rule of the healthy dieting states 'One should control the portion size'. A healthy diet is not about eating less or abstaining yourself from the list of food items, but it is about eating mindfully and sensibly. Skipping meals regularly also affects 'Basal Metabolic Rate' massively, in which body further responds by pilling up those extra pounds, resulting in Obesity. Other metabolic problems connected with insufficient food intake are Anorexia (Loss of appetite) and Bulimia (Self-induced vomiting) which are considered detrimental to the body and also affect the psyche of the person. A smart meal divided equally throughout the day is a better choice to stay healthy physically and mentally. A human body is like a machine, which needs a constant supply of energy throughout to sustain well. Skipping meals will only degrade the complete wellbeing further and lead to other behavioral and physical problems.

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My fiancee recently had got full body test results and found with Thyroid/Diabetes. She gained 10 kg's wight since last 8 months and looking forward to work on that. (80 kgs now) She recently joined a gym and its been 15 days so now but not fairly motivated unless she seemed to get a personal trainer. She sometime feels having dizziness sitting at the office and she sometimes having stomach uneasiness. Looking forward to work on weight training program and diet on a serious note.

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 95% (14659 ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad
My fiancee recently had got full body test results and found with Thyroid/Diabetes. She gained 10 kg's wight since la...
Hello, Thanks for the query. I have gone through the details given. There is no mention of her T3, T4 & TSH levels. Unless I know those, it is difficult to suggest any thing. First let me know if she is on treatment and if yes, then what is the latest TSH level? Then only some suggestions can be given. Thanks.
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Health Benefit Of Himalayan Single Clove!

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 91% (14181 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
Health Benefit Of Himalayan Single Clove!

Health Benefit Of Himalayan Single Clove!

I am 33 years old. Body weight 85 kg. Don't do exercise at all. I have a lean body. Can I take whey protein supplements? How much should I take daily? Does it affect my kidney health? What is the criteria for taking whey protein supplements?

Dr. Priyanka.D.Raheja 89% (41 ratings)
M.Sc - Food & Nutrition, Bsc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 33 years old. Body weight 85 kg. Don't do exercise at all. I have a lean body. Can I take whey protein supplemen...
Amount of protein intake can be decided by assessing other parameters like height weight bmi bmr. Too much protein in excess can definitely increase a work load on your kidneys. So it is always better to consult a professional before starting with whey protein so that protein from foods n from supplements is calculated in detailed n a balance is maintained. With protein supplement you need a detailed diet plan so that results are achieved. Consult for detailed diet plan. Thank you.
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I am 22 years old and my first delivery is approaching (Due on 7th oct 2018). I have gained 20 kgs during pregnancy. Could you please suggest me a workout and diet plan post partum to get to my pre-pregnancy weight. Thanks in advance.

Dt. Ms. Ranjit Kaur 86% (10 ratings)
Post Graduation Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition, Fellowship In Obesity Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Amritsar
I am 22 years old and my first delivery is approaching (Due on 7th oct 2018). I have gained 20 kgs during pregnancy. ...
1. Drink water 16 glasses daily 2. Take high fibre diet and low fat and carbohydrates diet plan and do exercise. 3. Stop eating outside foods and packets foods, junk foods etc fatty foods. 4. Smaller meals in small quantity 5. Early dinner before 6 pm. 6. Eat less and exercise more NEXT you can contact me personally for better results.
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