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National Nutrition Week - Simple Ways To Prevent Nutritional Deficiency!

Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Singh 92% (193ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri
National Nutrition Week - Simple Ways To Prevent Nutritional Deficiency!

The first week of September is observed as the National Nutrition Week to spread awareness about the pitfalls of nutritional deficiencies and how to address them. To spread awareness about this silent and unnoticed epidemic, National Nutrition Week is observed between 1st and 7th September.
Nutritional deficiency is a silent killer, especially in the present-day setting where several cannot afford a balanced meal, and many are giving into fad diet trends. This combined with the increasingly common sedentary lifestyle choices and lack of awareness about nutritional requirements paint a rather bleak picture of the prevalence of nutritional deficiencies. Combatting nutritional deficiency requires awareness. To achieve objectives of controlling rampant nutritional deficiencies, the first week of September is observed as the National Nutrition Week. To protect yourself from the common nutritional deficiencies, here is a list of simple things you can do.

  1. Find out more about the common nutritional deficiencies - Common nutritional deficiencies arise out of diets that are not balanced in the major food groups. These food groups include carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. A little research into the common deficiencies shows a deficiency of either vitamins or minerals. Include lots of fruits, vegetables, and supplements if absolutely necessary in your daily diet. Talk to a dietician about your daily diet and ensure you are on the right path. After all, knowledge is power.

  2. Don’t miss out on the essential fats - Speaking of food groups, fats are the one is the single most avoided food group. However, it is important to know that not all fats are bad. In fact, it is vital for the proper functioning of the brain. Include more polyunsaturated fatty acids and Omega3 fatty acids in your diet. Fish and fish oil are the best source. Other options include avocadoes, almonds, coconut oil, etc.

  3. Include fibres - Another overlooked food group contains fibres or the indigestible part of fruits and vegetable, mostly consisting of cellulose. They are incredibly important for the health of the intestine. Other than this, they can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes and protect the body from jumps in the insulin level after consuming sugary food.

  4. Antioxidants are essential - Antioxidants found richly in bright and colourful fruits and berries and dark green vegetables. Among their several benefits, they protect the cells from oxidative damages caused by disease-causing germs and blocks cancer cells.

  5. Organic over processed - Natural and organic food is superior in its nutrition content but also free from toxic pesticides and fertilizers. Additionally, they are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibres often lost in the processing and packaging of the food.

  6. Chose unpolished over polished - The kernel found in unpolished and unprocessed food grains is a rich source of protein and fibre. Brown rice, oats, barley, unprocessed wheat or atta, and bulgur contain the nutrient-rich part of the staples that are otherwise discarded by all the processing.

Your body is your temple and it requires proper care and attention to what you put in it. Adopting these simple habits can ensure a healthy and balanced long life without the burden of diseases.

Which Are The Most Common Nutrition Deficiencies?

Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Singh 92% (193ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri
Which Are The Most Common Nutrition Deficiencies?

With fad diets and hectic lifestyles becoming more and more common in urban environments, nutritional deficiencies are on the rise in India. The other big factors for nutritional deficiencies are lack of access to balanced diets, lack of awareness, and the slow transition from natural and organic food to packaged and processed ones. To spread awareness about the grave dangers of nutritional deficiencies, especially of micronutrients, the first week of September is observed as the National Nutrition Week. Here is a list of the most common nutrients your diet might be lacking.

  • Iron - Iron is the most important part of haemoglobin that is responsible for carrying oxygen to various parts of the body. Deficient quantities of iron can lead to anaemia. The early signs of anaemia include fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath, and headaches. Treatment varies depending on the severity and often involves taking iron supplements. Food rich in iron includes liver, red meat, spinach, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, etc.
  • Calcium - Calcium is a nutrient that is absolutely essential for the health of the bones and teeth. The role of calcium is undisputable when the body is growing rapidly during adolescence as well as when the body is deteriorating post-40s . Dairy products are a rich source of calcium. Other sources of calcium are boned fish and green vegetables like broccoli and spinach. Calcium supplements are available, but their dosage must strictly be decided by a doctor.
  • Vitamin D - Vitamin D is a necessary element for the absorption of calcium in the body. Without vitamin D the body suffers from all symptoms of calcium deficiency like fractures, rickets, etc. Other than the sun, fatty fishes, milk, eggs, and mushrooms are the best source of Vitamin D.
  • Vitamin B - Among the Vitamin B complex, Vitamin B6, B9 and B12 are most important. Vitamin B6 aids in brain development in children and is richly available in chicken, fish, chickpeas, bananas, etc. Without Vitamin B9 the body fails to make enough red blood cells and suffers from symptoms of anaemia. Vitamin B9 is available in green leafy vegetables, fruits, cereals, and liver. Vitamin B12 is also responsible for the health of the red blood cells as well as the nervous systems. Fish, eggs, and dairy products are good sources of Vitamin B12.
  • Omega3 Fatty Acids - Omega-3 fatty acid plays an essential role in the development of children and helps with dermatological conditions and the health of the retina in adults. Besides fish and fish oil, it is available in walnuts, flax seeds, supplements and soybean.

There is no better way to live a healthy life than following a balanced diet and being active. It is important to supplement these micronutrients in your diet if you cannot for any reason consume them through your regular meals. However, be careful not to overdo their quantities as they are needed in very small amounts in your body.

Nutritional Deficiencies Of Indian Women!

Dt.Neha Suryawanshi 93% (20489ratings)
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
Nutritional Deficiencies Of Indian Women!

Nutritional Deficiencies Of Indian Women!

Common Nutrition Deficiencies In Children!

Dt.Neha Suryawanshi 93% (20489ratings)
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
Common Nutrition Deficiencies In Children!

Common Nutrition Deficiencies In Children!

Nutricharge

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS yoga
AYUSH Practitioner, Bhopal
Nutricharge

1. What is Nutricharge Man tablet?

Nutricharge Man is a comprehensive daily nutritional supplement that provides 35 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants to help meet the daily nutritional needs of men, to keep them fit and healthy through a balanced nutrition.

2. Can Nutricharge Man tablet be consumed by Vegetarians?

Yes, since it does not contain any ingredients of animal (non-vegetarian) source.

3. What are the benefits of having Nutricharge Man tablet daily?

With a modern lifestyle, fast food, imbalanced diet and poor absorption, it is difficult to get all micronutrients in required quantities. Deficiency of these micronutrients can lead to loss of energy and stamina, poor immunity, weak muscles, bones and teeth etc. Nutricharge Man provides most vital nutrients in required quantity to prevent nutritional deficiencies, help to maintain function and structure of various organ systems and may be beneficial for cardiovascular health and in diabetes.

4. Does Nutricharge Man tablet have any side effects?

Nutricharge Man is usually well tolerated when taken after a meal in recommended doses in most persons. Rarely it may cause nausea, vomiting and abdominal discomfort.

5. I am a diabetic, can I consume Nutricharge Man?

Yes, you can consume Nutricharge Man as it is not harmful for a person with diabetes. Minerals like chromium, vanadium and zinc may be helpful in diabetes. Green tea extract may help burn fats, while vitamin A and other antioxidants may increase immunity and check eye damage. However if you are already taking vitamins-mineral supplements, do consult your Doctor.

6. Who should use this product?

Nutricharge Man can be consumed by boys above 14 years of age and all adult men.

7. When can I consume Nutricharge Man and how many tablets in a day?

Take 1 tablet of Nutricharge everyday after breakfast or lunch with a glass full of water.

8. Do I need a Doctor s prescription before taking Nutricharge?

Being a dietary supplement, Nutricharge Man can be taken on your own, however if you feel the need, you may consult your Doctor.

9. Will I gain or lose weight if continued for some time?

Nutricharge Man being a nutritional supplement that works specifically for correcting dietary deficiencies only and does not increase weight. Green tea extract may help burn fats.

10. Is Nutricharge Man a medicine?

Nutricharge Man tablet is not a medicine. It is a Daily Nutrition Supplement with B complex factors, other vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

11. How long is it to be continued?

One tablet Nutricharge Man should be taken daily for a long period.

12. Will I be addicted if I continue taking Nutricharge Man for some time?

Nutricharge Man tablet is non habit forming and you can continue as per your choice but to derive maximum benefits it is advisable to take it for a long period.

13. Should I consult a doctor before taking Nutricharge Man?

As a daily health supplement Nutricharge Man tablet does not require a doctor s prescription. Worldwide, health/ dietary supplements are sold without any prescription. People in India are also realizing the immense potential benefits of wellness products and Nutricharge Man is a high quality supplement.

14. Is any trial pack of Nutricharge Man available?

Nutricharge Man comes in a pack of 30 tablets for just Rs. 350/- and it lasts for one full month.

15. I am already on a specific diet plan. Can I still take Nutricharge?

Nutricharge Man may be beneficial if you are on a special diet or dieting as it provides valuable vitamins, minerals and amino acids which you may not get from your strict diet.

Questions on Nutricharge Woman

1. What are the benefits of taking Nutricharge woman tablet?

Nutricharge Woman tablet provides 53 beneficial nutrients for women, including phytonutrients from extracts of 14 rare fruits that promote women s health to help keep them youthful. It also gives 6 specialty nutrients that may alleviate womens  specific health problems at various stages of their life. Moreover it may help fulfil their daily needs with 33 key vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino-acids to keep them healthy.

2. Can Nutricharge woman tablet be taken by  vegetarians?

Yes, vegetarians can take it since Nutricharge Woman tablet does not contain any ingredients of animal (non-vegetarian) source.

3. Does Nutricharge woman have any side effects?

Nutricharge woman tablet is usually well tolerated when taken after meal in a daily dose of one tablet by most women. Rarely it may cause nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhoea or abdominal discomfort.

4. I am a diabetic. Can I consume Nutricharge woman tablet?

Nutricharge woman tablet is potentially beneficial for diabetics. Minerals like chromium and vanadium may improve sugar utilisation by body; Green tea extract may help burn fats, while vitamin A, Zinc and other antioxidant nutrients may increase immunity and check eye damage. You can also consult your doctor.

5. Who should use Nutricharge Woman tablet?

Nutricharge woman can be consumed daily by all girls and women above 14 years of age.

6. Do I need a doctor s prescription for taking Nutricharge woman tablet ?

Being a health supplement Nutricharge woman tablet can be taken without a prescription, but if you feel the need, please consult your doctor.

7. Will I gain or lose weight if continue taking Nutricharge woman tablet for a long time?

As a health supplement, Nutricharge woman tablet may help correct dietary deficiencies to keep girls and women fit and may improve metabolism. It has no ingredient specifically to affect body weight. Green tea extract may help burn fats.

8. Is Nutricharge woman tablet a medicine?

Nutricharge woman tablet is not a medicine. It is a health supplement with potentially beneficial botanicals (phytonutrients), women friendly rare nutrients, minerals, amino acids, B-complex and other vitamins.

9. How long Nutricharge Woman tablet is it to be continued?

One tablet Nutricharge woman should be taken daily after breakfast or lunch with a glassful of water.

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HIV - How Does Nutrition Help In It?

Dr.Hemant Kumar 97% (187ratings)
MD, Diploma in Family Medicine, MBBS
HIV Specialist, Ghaziabad
HIV - How Does Nutrition Help In It?

A healthy immune system and optimum physical strength is maintained by an adequate nutritional status of the body. Unexpected loss of weight, loss of appetite, low dietary intake due to ulcers in the mouth and an altered rate of metabolism are common in HIV infected individuals. It is essential to regain the lost weight and the muscle mass in the early stages of the infection since the correction of nutritional status becomes difficult with the progression of the disease.

Certain measures like definitive anti-retroviral therapy combined with the treatment of opportunistic infections like TB, Candidiasis and other bacterial infections along with the provision of nutritive aid in the form of a balanced diet, regular physical activity, and use of appetite stimulants help in improving the general health of the body.  A widespread deficiency of essential nutrition and micro-nutrients is observed among the HIV-infected people. Supplement composition, treatment given and characteristics of the patient vary widely across researches done.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends an intake of 1 Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of each of the required micronutrient.  This may sometimes require taking supplements of the micronutrients.There is a direct relation between HIV infection and malnutrition, where each makes an individual more susceptible to the other. HIV infection can increase the severity of malnutrition and vice versa.

Malnutrition can worsen the progression of HIV, which further in turn further worsens malnutrition. This is an unending cycle, until an intervention occurs. An increase in the nutritional needs, poor intake of nutrients and increased losses through vomiting and diarrhea lead to a poor nutritional status.

  • This causes weight loss and wasting of muscles.
  • Loss of the lean body mass is definitively linked to disease and morbidity.
  • There is a sense of overall lack of energy, fatigue, lethargy and weakness.
  • The immune system is composed of proteins.
  • Reduced intake of proteins in the diet results in a decreased production of the immune cells.
  • Certain amino acids are responsible to aid in the efficient functioning of the immune system.
  • Deficiency of these amino acids impairs immune function.
  • This impairment of the immune system makes the individual vulnerable to various infections.
  • The opportunistic infections like tuberculosis (TB), Candida and bacterial pneumonias are commonly observed in individuals with HIV.

These diseases further strain the immune system and cause disease progression. It is important to know that nutrition acts as an adjunct to appropriate anti-retroviral therapy. Multivitamins, supplements of beta-carotene and Vitamin A, zinc, selenium and probiotics help in maintaining optimum nutrition in an HIV infected individual. Anabolic agents and appetite stimulants help in overcoming muscle wasting. Nutrient-dense meals consumed in small portions at frequent intervals are better accepted in the body rather than the regular 3 large meals.

Water consumption during meals should be avoided, to prevent a feeling of fullness in the stomach due to water rather than food. A healthy and balanced nutrition is essential in living a normal life. Maintaining the lost weight and stamina of the body, replacement of the lost nutrients, vitamins and minerals aid in improvement of the immune function. Proper nutrition can delay progression of the HIV infection into AIDS disease by improving the response of the body to the treatment given.

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Hello Doctor, I have deficiency of nutrition in my body and I am taking supplements as well. As per the advise by a doctor in my nativity, if I cut my hair short it will absorb less nutrition from what I eat and most of it used by other body parts. According to him big margin of the nutrition what we intake is consumed by our hairs. So in that way does it help if I cut my hair short to boost up my recovery.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 97% (6129ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Hello Doctor, I have deficiency of nutrition in my body and I am taking supplements as well. As per the advise by a d...
A nutritional deficiency occurs when the body doesn't absorb or get from food the necessary amount of a nutrient. Deficiencies can lead to a variety of health problems. These can include digestion problems, skin disorders, stunted or defective bone growth, and even dementia. No need to cut hair. Let's discuss your concern in detail so that we can provide you a good quality medication plan and healthy lifestyle.
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Hi Sir, My b12 levels were 136 in mid July. Took 5 vitcofol infections after that (total 9 ml) and on nuroday 1500 mcg for 40 days. I am again experiencing pain in muscles after feeling better for two weeks. Should I take more injections?

Dr.S.K. Tandon 95% (47806ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG, CCCS ( CARDIOLOGY & STROKE)
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Hi Sir, My b12 levels were 136 in mid July. Took 5 vitcofol infections after that (total 9 ml) and on nuroday 1500 mc...
What about haemoglobin better to take full plate of salad before each meal. Fruits in between meal. Cap. Nerve up one daily after meal with water. Also check vit d3 test.
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What is neutraceutical? How it works is there any variation between the capsule joinyace c2+ and amway nutrilite daily?

Dr.S.K. Tandon 95% (47806ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
What is neutraceutical? How it works is there any variation between the capsule joinyace c2+ and amway nutrilite daily?
Nutraceutical is a combination of “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical”. So talking about nutraceutical it means food or part of a food that apparently provides health or medicinal benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease. A nutraceutical may be a naturally medicinally or nutrient-rich active food, such as soybeans or garlic, or it may be a specific component of a food such as the omega-3 fish oil that can be derived from salmon and other cold-water fish.
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Hi, Can I used nurokind lc in absence of l carnitine tablets and can it affects the sperm count or for childbirth problem for men?

Dr.Sajeev Kumar 90% (39587ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hi, Can I used nurokind lc in absence of l carnitine tablets and can it affects the sperm count or for childbirth pro...
If you used neurokind lc in the absence of l carnitine tablets it cannot affect the sperm count or for childbirth problem.
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