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Benefits of Pears (Nashpati) And Its Side Effects

“Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it”—Heather Morgan, MS, NLC.

Pears are excellent sources of health promoting nutrients. Consuming pears assist in weight loss, reduce the risk of cancer development, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, help to treat diverticulosis , fight against free radicals, help to prevent osteoporosis, increases energy levels , etc.

Benefits of Pears (Nashpati) And Its Side Effects

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Pears (Nashpati)
Nutritional Value of Pears (Nashpati)
Health Benefits of Pears (Nashpati)
Improves digestion
Protection against free radicals
Acts as an agent of cancer prevention
Boosts immune system
Prevents Osteoporosis
Increase energy levels
Helpful for weaning children
Anti-inflammation action
Controls blood sugar level
Speeds up healing
Helps to improve circulation
Helps to keep the heart healthy
Uses of Pears (Nashpati)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Pears (Nashpati)
Cultivation of Pears (Nashpati)

Pears (Nashpati)

Pears are curvaceous , sweet, juicy and are available in an array of colours from bright green to tawny red to sunset yellow type with an unusual texture which alters as its ripening stage appears. Some pears have a rounded body that taper into a neck of various lengths (European Pears) while some are completely round with no neck(Asian Pears). They have a smooth texture. Some pears possess sweet flavour while some have an aromatic one . Pears can be classified into Asian Pears (Pyrus pyrifolia) and European Pears(Pyrus communis). Asian pear varieties show a sandy texture which doesnot change after harvesting or storage while European pears turn juicy when they ripen. The pear belongs to any of tree or shrub species of genus Pyrus in the family Rosaceae. It is also the name of the pomaceous fruit of trees. There are several species of trees which are valued for their edible juices and fruits. The common varieties of pears are- Anjou, Bartlett, Bosc, Concorde, Seckel, Comice, Forelle, Starkrimson.

Nutritional Value of Pears (Nashpati)

Pears are nutrient dense fruits. A medium sized pear contains approximately hundred calories and is fat free. Pears are rich source of dietary fiber. A medium sized pear provide about fifteen percent of daily copper requirement. The skin of pear is mainly a concentrated source of phenolic phytonutrients. Pears have a high water content with negligible amount of protein. Pears are cholesterol free. They contain minerals like copper , calcium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium and iron. Pears are also filled with vitamins ( Vitamin A, C, D,K, E,B-12, B-6,), folates, pantothenic acid, and carbohydrates. The fruit excels in phytonutrient category. The list of phytonutrients contained in pear is as follows:- Hydroxybenzoic acid- chlorogenic acid, gentisic acid, syringic acid, vanilic acid; Hydroxycinnamic acid- coumaric acid, ferulic acid, 5-caffeoylquinic acid; Hydroxyquinones- arbutin; Flavanols- catechin, epicatechin; Flavonols- isorhamnetin, quercetin, kaempferol; Anthocyanins ( in red-skinned varieties); Carotenoids- beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin.

Health Benefits of Pears (Nashpati)

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Pears (Nashpati)
Health Benefits of Pears (Nashpati)

Improves digestion

Most of the fiber content in pears is a non-soluble polysaccharide, which implies that it acts as a bulking agent in the intestines. This fiber helps to accumulate the food and adds bulk to it making it easier to pass through intestines. It also stimulates secretion of gastric and digestive juices. Thus it regulates bowel movements reducing chances of constipation and diarrhea.

Protection against free radicals

Presence of Vitamins like Vitamin C and Vitamin K and minerals like Copper battle against free radicals that damage the body cells.

Acts as an agent of cancer prevention

The fiber content of pear binds to the carcinogenic cells by removing them and consequently prevents colon cancer. After menopause, consuming a pear a day can keep away breast cancer in women.

Boosts immune system

The high content of antioxidants like Vitamin C and Copper support the immune system to fight against various health harming diseases.

Prevents Osteoporosis

Maintaining pH of the body and providing body with recommended amount of calcium are necessary to keep bones healthy and prevent Osteoporosis. Boron rich pears help in calcium absorption.

Increase energy levels

The high glucose content in pears give instant energy. It gets absorbed very quickly by the body and converts into energy.

Helpful for weaning children

Pear is recommended for weaning children because it is hypoallergenic and is low acidic fruit and hence it does not contain any digestion problem.

Anti-inflammation action

Pears have anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce inflammation of arthritis and other problems of such kind.

Controls blood sugar level

The fruit has low glycerine index and high fiber content which help to control sugar levels in blood and thus prevents diabetes. Certain flavenoids in pear improve insulin sensitivity. This decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes in men and women.

Speeds up healing

Vitamin C is an essential component for synthesizing new tissue in various organs of the body. Ascorbic acid helps to speed up healing. Pears contain high levels of ascorbic acid and thus acts as catalyst to speed up the healing process.

Helps to improve circulation

Pear can be very beneficial for patients suffering from anaemia and other mineral deficiency diseases because it contains a high amount of copper and iron. Copper facilitates the uptake of minerals into the system and iron helps in synthesis of red blood cells.

Helps to keep the heart healthy

Pear contains potassium which is a well-known vasodilator. Thus it can significantly affect heart health. It helps to lower blood pressure reducing strain on cardiovascular system and thus lower the chance of heart attacks and atherosclerosis. It increases blood flow to all body parts which oxygenates the organs improving their function. Potassium in pears act as a fluid regulator. Hence, it keeps body hydrated and ensures balance of essential fluids in the various cells and organs of the body.

Uses of Pears (Nashpati)

Pears are beneficial for maintaining skin health. It very effectively treats oily skin if used with fresh cream and honey. Pears help to get acne free skin and are also effective as natural scrub. Pears are also used to treat and tame freezy hair. They restore the lost shine and reduce hair dryness. Pears are also used to prepare jams and jellies.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Pears (Nashpati)

Regular and moderate consumption of pear is beneficial to health. But too much consumption can be harmful. Pears are good source of dietary fiber. But too much of fibers is bad for digestive health because it interferes with absorption of nutrients in the body. High levels of Vitamin C can give rise to complications like diarrhea, nausea, heartburn, abdominal bloating and headache. High levels of antioxidants can increase the risk of cancer. In a study conducted in the 2011 among 35,500 men, it was found that increased level of Vitamin E can be a cause of increased risk of prostate cancer. High levels of Vitamin A can cause blurry vision, bone swelling, poor apetite, dizziness, bone pain etc. Pears are safe when taken in a moderate amount. Pears have less chances of allergenic reactions. But there are cases where patients have been reported to develop allergenic reactions.

Cultivation of Pears (Nashpati)

Pears are one of the world’s oldest cultivated fruits which are loved by almost all generations. The pyrus species are native to Northern Hemisphere of the ancient world. European and East Asian species are native to Eastern Europe and South Western Asia while East and North Asian species are native to Eastern Asia including China , Japan and ManAuria. Pyrus pyrifolia originated in China from where it was brought to Amritsar’s village by Chinese Merchants. It is the fifth most widely produced fruit in the world. It is mainly produced in China, Europe and United States. Pear trees grow from 20-50 feet tall, depending on variety. European pears ripen in late summer. Asian pears ripen generally from late summer to early autumn. Most pears grow in full sun to light shade. Slight variations may occur according to varieties. In areas with mild climates, pears tolerate salty and coastal environment. Pears can grow in loamy, sandy or clay soils though they grow best in rich well drained loamy soil having pH less than 8.5. Alkaline soil is unfit for pear growth. Pears can be grown successfully at 1200-1800 meter above sea level. It can tolerate very low temperature as well as high temperatures during summers.

Popular Questions & Answers

Sir I have suffering from PCOS. Please help some remedies to control my PCOS. And patanjali which can help in reducing my PCOS. My height is 5.0 and weight is 49. Doctor please give me a ayurvedic remedies to fight with this PCOS disease. Allopathy does not work good for it. I have tried it when I take the medicine I feel better my period are regular. Once I stop my Allopathy medicine again I have to face irregular periods and pain in lower abdomen. Please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), C.R.A.V
Ayurveda, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user Chauhan, There are some Ayurvedic Medicines in Kerala tradition which are very effective and helpful in curing PCOS and related difficulties. By taking a detailed online consultation with us, we can help you by giving a medical prescription for curing this problem. In the meantime you can go through some diet tips which is helpful for curing this problem along with the medications Wishing you a speedy recovery. Try to reduce the following things from your diet. - White rice, Potatoes, Refined flour And Bakery products. Milk Soy products Red meat, Dairy products Repeatedly Cooked Oil, Processed Foods Alcohol, Caffeine, Nicotine and Other Addictive Agents. Follow these more _Whole grain- Eg. Ragi, ShashtIka shaali (red rice) etc. Green leafy vegetables Apples, Pears, Grapes, Oranges, Plums, Prunes Dry Fruits- Dates, Figs And Raisins. Carrots, Capsicum, Beet, Salads Etc. Sprouts Nuts, Olive oil, Oily fish etc. Small, Frequent and Healthy Meals with Plenty of Daily Water Intake. You can also have Vit B12 supplements.

On my face have so many black spots and pimples and face wnt to white wt is the reason for this.

B.A.M.S, MD (Ayu.) Kayachikitsa
Ayurveda,
Thanks for contacting with your health concern 1. Initially get an appointment with a Dermatologist for necessary examination and investigation. 2. Please check with your hormonal profile. 3. Any mental stress or addiction? 4. Please mention about your age since if you are young it is in “pitta” time which is related to Digestive system thus following considerations [natural] are recommended i. Triphala helps balance all the doshas and clean up the digestive system [take 5gm with lukewarm water at bedtime [night] ii. Avocado is a good source of Vitamin E and Vitamin C: thus natural moisturizer and anti inflammatory fruit. Iii. Clean the Pimple area with apple cider vinegar, Leave it for one hour and then wash with lukewarm water. Iv. Tomatoes having astringent and antioxidant properties help heal acne scars. [use them as facial masks] v.Lemons [ for blackheads rub lemon juice over them each night], Apples (antioxidant), Pears (regulate pH balance), Banana (probiotic) vi. Spinach contains Vitamin A [most important vitamin for the skin] and also helps to stop the production of sebum [ who suffer from oily skin] vii. Cucumber: since both Vitamin A and C are found in cucumbers [reason of use in skin care products]. Viii. Raw carrots: not only are an excellent source of vitamins, but also of magnesium and minerals. [both cucumber and carrot can be eaten and used as face mask] PS. For further indepth deitary regime, natural [home remedies] and result oriented medicine (s) kindly consult me on Lybrate itself.

I have bp problem, can I eat egg white, please suggest me what should I maintain I and my diet to keep fit & energetic because I am daily office worker.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, U need to opt certain natural norms to control BP, other than medication. • if You are over weight ,please try to reduce your weight to get rid of your BP, by reducing cholesterol level. • Go for a brisk walk in d morning to restore blood circulation to check your cholesterol level & BP. • Go for meditation to reduce your stress and to nourish your entire body to feed your heart, too,reducing cholesterol level   • Tk, plenty of water ,free from conteminants to hydrate your body and to regulate metabolism to burn fats cells, fast to curb cholesterol level under control. • Your diet be regular, easily digestible, non- irritant, simple on time.    •Tk, apples,carrots, milk (skimmed, spinach,papaya  •  Avoid, junk food, nicotine,caffiene, alcohol,pizza, burgers,cookies, butter,ghee. To check cholesterol: #  opt olive oil which reduces LDL, soluble fibres, oats # Tk, fruits:Pears, apples,strawberries, grapes. # tk, vegetables: carrots, tomatoes,Beens zinger, green leafy veg. # Tk, Green tea - 3/4 cups. # Tk, spices: garlic, Cadman,cinnamon, brown rice, cereals. * Homoeopathy can stand as  a reliable friend of yours, in need.  • Your feed back will highly b appreciated for further follow up, please. Tk care.
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Which soap is recommended for both face and body for a female above 30 years, dry skin with acne marks. Kindly suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Soaps with glycerin content like dove or Pears is good for dry skin .After bath apply coconut oil and it will make skin look supple

I am using pears pure and gentle glycerine soap. Is it good for dry, sensitive, black skin. I want my skin in to white colour.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Remember no soap or cream can lighten your skin tone, just tanning accumulated can be reduced. Use a sunscreen with SPF 30 in morning .Glycerin soap is good for dry skin.

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Importance Of Navratri - Ayurvedic View

B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Importance Of Navratri - Ayurvedic View

Importance of fasting in navaratri.

  • India is a country with a rich historical and cultural background of festivals and celebration. Like other festivals of india, navaratri also has a significance and meaning attached to it.
  • The nine day sadhana of navaratri is not simply an age-old practice of worshipping the cosmic nature but also the rituals, practices and celebrations associated with it has the disciplines of health wisely interwoven into it.
  • Every year the beginning of spring and the beginning of autumn are two very important junctions of climatic and solar influence as the whole of creation goes through a kind of transformation with each changing season.
  • These are called ritu sandhis meaning seasonal junctions (transition from extreme seasons of summer and winter to more moderate seasons like spring and autumn). Due to the changes in the nature, the bodies and minds of people undergo a considerable change. These two periods or junctions are taken as opportunities for detoxification of body, mind and soul which in turn helps to maintain our physical and mental balance.
  • The beginning of autumn is celebrated as the festival of navaratri, the nine day period which commences on the first day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of ashwina.
  • " nava-ratri" literally means" nine nights"
  • The navaratri festival is observed by cleansing one's self of all the impurities to experience the divinity within. This observance is called upavaas, which literally means ‘residing close to oneself’.
  • Fasting is one of the techniques which is part of upavaas.
  • Navaratri is the time when people fast for cleansing, detoxifying and getting their bodies rested. Fasts are a means of internal cleansing, physically and spiritually. The basic cause of many diseases is the accumulation of toxic materials in the digestive system. When one fasts, the load on the digestive system reduces and meanwhile the body is able to carry out the cleansing needed in the system. It supports in adapting to the bodily changes during ritu sandhi.
  • Fasting also helps to build up self-control and discipline and bring more awareness control over senses which ultimately elevate the state of consciousness.
  • The world is a manifestation of three gunas (qualities) namely satva, rajas and tamas. These three qualities exist in varying levels within one's mind.
  • -satva is the quality comprising of clarity, purity and peace of mind which makes one dynamic, creative and harmonious.
  • -rajas is activity or movement which in excess results in pleasure seeking activities, anger, arrogance and destructiveness.
  • -tamas is inertia which in excess leads one to dullness lethargy.
  • We contain all of these gunas in varying degrees and they are in constant interplay with each other. Excessive rajas and tamas has a disturbing influence upon the mind and does not allow one to go deep within oneself.
  • So during navaratri, the aim is to reduce these disturbing influences and increase satva, allowing the satvik qualities to prevail leading to the highest condition of the mind.
  • On the first three days of navaratri, tamo guna prevails, then during the next three days, rajo guna prevails and during the last three days, satva guna prevails.
  • Diet  lifestyle has a deep influence on the state of one's mind and can therefore manipulate the levels of satva, rajas and tamas in one’s being.
  • Fasting in a disciplined way brings harmony between satva, rajas and tamas.

How to fast during navaratri:

  • On the first three days, we can follow a fruit fast:
  • Sweet fruits like: apple, banana, chikku, papaya, watermelon, sweet grapes and juices like amla juice, lauki juice and tender coconut water can be had.
  • On the next three days, we can have a one time meal of the traditional navaratri diet, during the rest of the day, we could have fruit juices, buttermilk milk.
  • During the last three days, we could follow a traditional navaratri diet.
  • Caution: the above diet is for a healthy person. If you have any health concerns, you could fast with minor changes in the prescribed diet, with the guidance of your vaidya.
  • Traditional navaratri diet:
  • The diets followed during navaratri are pitta pacifying as during this season there is a possibility of pitta being increased in the body.
  • Grains are avoided for the first few days.

Traditionally prescribed foods are:

  • Kuttu (buckwheat) roti and fasting rice (shamak rice).
  • Dosa from the shamak rice,
  • Dishes made of sago (sabudana), singhara atta (water chestnut flour), rajgira, potatoes, yam (suran), colocacia (arbi) sweet potatoes (shakarkand), kachalu etc.
  • Use ghee, milk and buttermilk. All these are cooling and pacifies pitta (raita of bottle gourd (lauki), raita of pumpkin (kaddu).
  • Drink lot of fluids like tender coconut water, juices, vegetable soups, etc. Besides providing energy, they also maintain the fluid levels and cleanse the toxins in your body.
  • Fruit chat made with papaya, pear (nashpati), apple.
  • Use sandhav namak (rock salt) instead of common salt, for cooking.
  • Avoid fried foods (replace fried potato with boiled potato).
  • Use healthy cooking methods like roasting, boiling, steaming and grilling.
  • Delicacies like sabudan vada, sprouted gram sundals, kuttu pakoda, singhara burfee and kheer can be had from the 8th day onwards.
  • Be strictly vegetarian.
  • Avoid onion and garlic.

Those who cannot go for a fast can do upavaas by abstaining from non-vegetarian food, alcohol, onion, garlic, too spicy food, and replacing common salt with rock salt.

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Top Health Benefits Of Super Food Avocado

MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Top Health Benefits Of Super Food Avocado

Top health benefits of super food avocado

Avocado commonly know as butter-fruit & biological name: persea americana

Names in other languages: Makhanphal (hindi), vennai pazham (tamil), alpukat (marathi), mager nashpati (urdu), benne hannu (kannada)

Cardiovascular health:-

While 77% of its calories come from fat, the majority comprises of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid which reduces dangerous ldl cholesterol in the blood while increasing the favourable hdl cholesterol. The fats in avocado resist heat-induced oxidation which makes avocado oil a healthier cooking oil.

Weight loss:-

Avocados have a high fibre content (7 grams of fibre in a 100 gm serving), with almost 25% of the fibre being soluble fibre. Plus the monounsaturated fatty acidsare not stored as fat and work as slow burning energy, leaving you feeling full for longer.

Hyper tension:-

Potassium is important to keep blood pressure levels at its best behaviour, but unfortunately, most people do not get enough of this mineral in their diet. This could increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. Avocados have a richer potassium content than bananas. The oleic acid and dietary fibre in avocados further help normalize blood sugar levels.

Cancer prevention:-

Avocados are filled with antioxidant carotenoids like alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin which protect the cells against free radical damage.

Diabetes control:-

Living with diabetes? make avocados an essential part of your daily diet and see your ‘bad’ ldl cholesterol drop and the ‘good’ hdl cholesterol go up thanks to the oleic acid content. The high monounsaturated fats also help reduce high triglyceride levels and improve insulin function andblood glucose levels.

Soft, healthy skin:-

The monounsaturated fats and omega-9 fats improve the skin appearance by maintaining the moisture in the epidermal layer and repairing damaged skin cells. A healthy intake of monounsaturated fat is important to regulate sebum production to control unwanted acne and blackheads. If you are pressed for time and are unable to use avocado face packs, learn to incorporate a moisturizing cream like olay total effects day cream in your routine that also has anti-ageing properties.

Arthritis treatment:-

The high levels of monounsaturated fats, phytosterols, antioxidants like vitamin e, vitamin c and various carotenoids help curb the inflammation that causes arthritis.

Constipation:-

The high soluble fibre content kicks the bowels into action and improves digestion.

Pregnant women:-

A higher concentration of folate (folic acid) is one of the most important avocado health benefits for women, both before and after pregnancy.

Better eye health:-

Eyes are something we pay the least attention to but an avocado-rich diet can do that job as not only are they rich in antioxidant including lutein and zeaxant but also increase antioxidant absorption from other foods. Lutein and zeaxanthin reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.

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10 Fibre Rich Foods You Must Eat!

Certificate In Food / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Dehradun
10 Fibre Rich Foods You Must Eat!

Fibre is crucial for proper digestion and 85 % immunity of the human body is due to digestion alone. Scientists have recently concluded after years of study that the human brain and gut are indeed connected. This leads us to the question whether we are looking after our guts to stay healthy and fit for years to come?

Consider modern diets have left millions worldwide with deficiency of fibre. And, this is really alarming because high - fibre foods help to guard against cancer, heart disease, kidney stones, PMS, obesity and diabetes.

Fibre comes in two varieties- soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibre turns to gel in the stomach, slowing digestion, which helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar. Insoluble fibre remains untouched all the way to the large intestine aiding in proper evacuation of the GI tract. Since fibre is never absorbed into the body, you have to eat sufficient quantities of it every day. Experts suggest that you need 25-38 gm of fibre each day in your diet. But how do you get this amount?

Here are a list of 10 high- fibre foods for jacking-up fibre content

  1. Legumes like split peas or ‘dals’: Fibre content - 163.3g per cup.  Eaten as a staple food in India, split peas are full of proteins and fibre. They can be had in soup, stewand and dal form.
  2. Lentils like quinoa: Fibre content - 15.6g per cup. They are also a good source of protein, iron, folate, manganese and phosphorous.
  3. Artichokes: Fibre -10.3 10.3g per medium vegetable. The reservoir of vitamins A, C, E, B, K, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous, Artichokes are one of the top highest antioxidant foods.
  4. Peas: Fibre - 88.8g per cup. They are also filled with protein, Omega-3s, vitamins and folates and contain insoluble fibre.
  5. Broccoli: Fibre -5.1 5.1g per cup. A  power packed cruciferous vegetable, full of anti-oxidants.
  6. Brussels sprouts: Fibre -4.1 4.1g per cup. Contains balance of soluble and insoluble fibre apart from nutrients like vitamins C, K, B1, B2, B6, folate and manganese.
  7. Oatmeal: Fibre 4g per cup. Great for breakfast with milk!
  8. Flax seeds: Fibre -3 3g per tablespoon. Tonnes of nutrients are packed in the humble flax seeds. They contain protein, thiamine, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, Omega-3 fatty acids and fibre. They reduce cholesterol and help ease symptoms of menopause.
  9. Avocados: Fibre 67.7g per half fruit raw. Pack with the goodness of vitamin C, E, B6, folate, vitamin K and potassium. Contain healthy fats that help to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  10. Pears: Fibre - 55.5 g per medium fruit. This fruit contains Omega-6 fatty acids which help keep the cells in brain and nerves healthy. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.
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Relief from Constipation Naturally

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ambala
Relief from Constipation Naturally

Constipation is emerging as a common disease of the digestive tract. Constipation can make your bowels movement irregular and as a result it is not completely emptied. Constipation can lead to many diseases by producing the toxins in the body. Constipation weakens the vital organs and lowers the immunity of the body. Appendicitis, rheumatism, arthritis, high blood pressure and cancer are a few of the diseases in which chronic constipation plays an important part. The number of motions for normal health depends from person to person.The following are some insights on understanding constipation its causes,symptoms and home remedies to relieve constipation naturally.

 

How do I treat the constipation? 

The following home remedies will treat the constipation.

Diet: The most important factor in curing constipation is a natural and simple diet. This should consist of unrefined food such as whole grain cereals, bran, honey and lentils; green leafy vegetables, like spinach, beans, lettuce, celery, asparagus, carrot.

 

Water: drinking water regularly keeps you hydrated, relieves the constipation by cleans the system and  eliminate the poisons from the body. Normally six to eight glasses of water should be taken daily as it is essential for digesting and dissolving food nutrients so that they can be absorbed and utilized by the body.

Fruits: Generally all fruits, except banana and jack fruit, are beneficial in the treatment of constipation.

Pears are beneficial in the treatment of constipation.

Guava fruit when eaten with seeds, gives roughage to the diet and helps in the normal evacuation of the bowels.

Grapes: have also proved highly beneficial in overcoming constipation. The grapes have the cellulose; natural sugar and organic acid make them a natural laxative fruit. Not only they clean the bowel, but also tones up the stomach and intestines to relieve the chronic constipation.

Linseed: is extremely useful in difficult cases of constipation. One teaspoon of linseed with warm water should be taken at night for bulk and lubrication.

Dry fruits: Such as figs, raisins, apricots and dates.

Proper chewing: The diet alone is not enough. Food should be properly chewed-each morsel for at least 20 times.

Exercise: Simple exercises like walking, swimming strengthens the abdominal muscles and prevent the constipation.

Yoga: Certain yoga asana like bhujangasana, halasana, shalabhasana, yogamudra, dhanurasana also help to bring relief from constipation as they strengthen the abdominal and pelvic muscles and stimulate the peristaltic movement of the bowels.

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Pears may improve heart functions

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Pears may improve heart functions

Mets is a cluster of major cardiovascular risk factors highly linked to the development of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes

Pears are excellent source of fibre and a good source of vitamin c for only 100 calories per serving further research is needed to confirm the antihypertensive effects of fresh pears as well as to assess their impact on vascular function
 

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Table of Content

Pears (Nashpati)
Nutritional Value of Pears (Nashpati)
Health Benefits of Pears (Nashpati)
Improves digestion
Protection against free radicals
Acts as an agent of cancer prevention
Boosts immune system
Prevents Osteoporosis
Increase energy levels
Helpful for weaning children
Anti-inflammation action
Controls blood sugar level
Speeds up healing
Helps to improve circulation
Helps to keep the heart healthy
Uses of Pears (Nashpati)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Pears (Nashpati)
Cultivation of Pears (Nashpati)