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Pickles Benefits And Its Side Effects Tips

Pickle vs Chutney - Which One Should You Go For?

Dr. Satish Sawale 89% (1967 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra For Piles, Pilonidal, Sinus & Fistula Management, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate In Diabetes Update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Pickle vs Chutney - Which One Should You Go For?

The primary difference between pickle and chutney lies in the fact that pickles are meant to be preserved for months together while chutneys are devoid of preservatives and are required to be consumed very soon. Both of these food items proffer a host of health benefits including an optimum supply of all the needful minerals and vitamins along with the antioxidants. Some of the ingredients present in the pickle and chutney help in controlling high blood pressure, diabetes, improves digestion and immunity.

Pickles and the process of preparing the pickles
The process of making pickles is known to have originated in India, and it was the most viable way of preserving food items so that it can be stored for future usage. The process started as a means of preserving those food items, which are not available all through the year. The conventional means of preparing pickles in oriental style incorporates the usage of ingredients like oil, salt, chilli powder along with other condiments. The ingredients are mixed as per the set proportions, and there are many health benefits of eating pickles on a regular basis.

As per the reports of NSDA, pickles contain moisture, energy, fat, protein, carbohydrates, fibres, vitamins and sugar. The long list of vitamins includes Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and folate. Indian pickles abound in phosphorus, iron, magnesium, sodium and potassium. The health benefits of pickles include the supply of necessary antioxidants, probiotics which are the gut-friendly antibiotics, helps in digestion, improve haemoglobin levels in anaemic people. There are some pickles which aid in controlling blood pressure levels and have hepatoprotective properties.

Chutney and their health benefits
Chutneys are a ubiquitous component of Indian cuisine, and some of the most common flavours added to the chutneys include ginger, garlic, onion salt, sugar and tamarind among others. Homemade chutneys prepared in almost all Indian households can be preserved for about a week in the refrigerator. Chutneys are filled with vitamins along with other nutrients, and less usage of oil makes it fat-free. They are rich in antioxidants, and sometimes fresh leaves are added to ensure inclusion of chlorophyll.

Just like pickles, chutneys also offer a wide range of advantages for one’s health. It provides the body with the needful amount of antioxidants which are the micronutrients that aid in protecting the body from the free radicals. These free radicals are a type of unstable chemicals being generated at the time of cellular metabolism and react with the cells and cause damage to the DNA. The DNA then becomes unstable and gives way to the production of more free radicals which can be controlled by the consumption of antioxidants. The chutneys also supply the body with all the vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients which are necessary for sustaining healthy living.

To conclude, both pickles, as well as chutneys, are a significant part of the Indian food habits. Both of these items have a great taste and offer a wide variety of health aids which testifies to their consumption on a regular basis.

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A Life Saver For Psoriasis Patients!

Dr. Jaiminikumar S Rasane 90% (192 ratings)
Diploma In Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
A Life Saver For Psoriasis Patients!

According to Modern Science, Psoriasis is an Auto-Immune disease. It is caused due to the defect in the Gen-cytokines IL-17. Usually the normal growth of the outer skin takes place in a cycle of 21-27 days, but in this condition there is rapid growth of the outer skin within 3-4 days (instead of the normal cycle of 21-27 days). Hence the outer skin which starts resembling chaal (i.e. bark of tree) rapidly starts growing. 

Along with this, it causes various other skin disorders like- Itching, swelling, burning sensation, etc. Similarly if the skin constantly remains wet due to blood, pus, water then this condition can be really miserable , dangerous and can also lead to a fatal condition. The patient suffering from this condition cannot even wear clothes over himself, cannot sit on sofas, mattress etc. During the night time the patient has to sleep on the fresh green leaves of Banana plant. In such miserable circumstances the patient may even get depressed and may even think of committing suicide . This condition is extremely unbearable and this vicious cycle goes on for years together. 

Modern Medicine

  1. Corticosteroid 
  2. Ointments (creams,lotions) 
  3. Vitamin D3 therapy 
  4. Ultraviolet Rays therapy 
  5. Methotrexate Drugs 

Ancient Medicine 
We have been successful in making the most effective medicine by deeply studying and compiling the various Ayurvedic Siddhant (Principles), which has not been done by far. This is ancient Indian tradition which Lord Mahavishnu gave the deep insights to Suryadeva. 

It was later re-established by Lord Shri Krishna for his son Saambh (its reference to Shrimad Bhagwadgita Chapter 4) & remaining description can seen in (Bhavishya-Puraan). Its reference can be found in the future also when Lord Shri Krishna told his son Saambh to worship Surya(Sun), in which he described the entire scientific practice. In this context he described 84 herbs , all the various mineralo-herbs which absorb and store the ultraviolet rays of the sun. 

There is also description of medicine better than the one which is usually used for auto-immune diseases i.e Methotrexate, and complete description of 'Gau Kalpa.' This description is also a subject of curiosity in all the sciences of the world, because India was a successful part of 'Genetic Engineering.' 

Till now, foreign experts have also not been able to do so. In today's era also this work can be done by having the ancient principles as the foundation, which we have done successfully. 

Treatment 
Before medicines, our clinicians do Nadi-Pariksha, by which we get to know about the patients Anuvamshiki (genetic profile). Every human being has a different genetic profile. After this, according to the patients genetic profile medicines are prepared. These medicines can be given in various forms and with various anupan (i.e. various liquids or foods with which the medicine can be taken to increase its efficacy). The medicine is usually prescribed to be taken twice a day. These medicines mainly work by bringing back to normal the cycle of skin formation back to 21-27 days . 

The effect of the medicine can be seen by- 

  1. Reduction in itching sensation 
  2. Reduction in the fear of formation of new skin or fear of the skin peeling and falling 
  3. Reduction in acidity 
  4. Stabilization of body weight 
  5. Reduction in the symptom laziness and anemia 
  6. Reduction in Red or black spots 
  7. Proper sleep 
  8. Reduction in the symptoms caused when exposed to sun, cold, etc. 

All the above symptoms i.e effect of the medicine start to appear in 27 days, even if there is trouble from several years. By continuous use of the medicine all the other symptoms also decrease. The patient can live a normal life by continuing the medicine for psoriasis under the supervision/guidance of a doctor. 

What Should Be Avoided 
Nimbu(Lemon), Emili(tamrind), Pickles 

What Can Be Eaten 
All Natural green vegetables and fruits are beneficial. 

NOTE- These divine medicines are prepared according to Hindu-scientific methods, only those who believe in the same may contact.

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

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Acidity - Ayurvedic Tips To Reduce It!

Dr. Kaushal Kumar Yadav 87% (25 ratings)
BAMS
Ayurveda, Delhi
Acidity - Ayurvedic Tips To Reduce It!

The acids help the body dissolve the food particles and also break it down to more basic elements. However, when the body produces too much acid, it causes acid reflux which can cause discomfort. Too much acid within the body, which is also known as hyperacidity, can be caused by a multitude of factors.

Known and effective Ayurvedic cures:
Ayurveda considers acidity to be a 'Pitta' problem and it can be corrected by following certain simple steps. There are other food ingredients which are also used as remedial tools. Let's have a look at some of the dos and don'ts of Ayurvedic remedies for acidity.

Don'ts for acidity according to Ayurveda
1. Limit junk food and other foods, which are very heavy in fats and processed items: Most processed foods and junk food usually made in stores contain unhealthy fats. The stomach needs to produce more acid in order to digest them and thus may end up causing acidity.

2. Stop excessive consumption of tea, coffee: Stop consumption of caffeinated beverages such as tea, coffee and other caffeine injected drinks which may encourage the production of more stomach acids.

3. Stop the consumption of alcohol and cooperates: Apart from being generally bad for health as both of these are known contributors of cancers, they can even affect smaller day to day functions and can lead to acidity.

4. Don't consume foods which are high in acidic content: If you tend to like food which is very high in acidic content, it is advisable to limit its consumption. Some examples of this are:

1. Vinegar
2. Curds
3. Pickles
4. Tamarinds
5. Sour citrus fruits
6. Salty fried foods

Dos for acidity according to Ayurveda
There are multiple solutions for acidity in Ayurveda which have been known cures for generations. Let's take a look at some of these.

1. Do have meals on time: It is best to not skip meals as this can cause the acidity levels within the stomach to rise if it doesn't have any food to digest. It is especially harmful to skip breakfast and then have a heavy lunch to compensate.

2. Do have amla or Indian gooseberry: This is a very effective weapon against acidity and chewing a few morsels will easily cure the problems in your stomach.
Pomegranate Juice: Very small quantities of Pomegranate juice on a daily basis will be very beneficial for a bad case of acid reflux.

3. Coconut water: Drink coconut water as it is known to have properties to neutralize the stomach acids.

4. Aniseed: Also known as saunf, you can chew them raw and slowly swallow with water for quick relief from acidity.

5. Jeera: Jeera consumed with warm ghee and then mixed with rice tends to be very good for acidity as well.

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Acidity - Some Dos & Don'ts As Per Ayurveda!

Dr. Gokulan Bg 88% (668 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Modern Diagnostics
Ayurveda,
Acidity - Some Dos & Don'ts As Per Ayurveda!

The acids help the body dissolve the food particles and also break it down to more basic elements. However, when the body produces too much acid, it causes acid reflux which can cause discomfort. Too much acid within the body, which is also known as hyperacidity, can be caused by a multitude of factors.

Known and effective Ayurvedic cures
Ayurveda considers acidity to be a 'Pitta' problem and it can be corrected by following certain simple steps. There are other food ingredients which are also used as remedial tools. Let's have a look at some of the dos and don'ts of Ayurvedic remedies for acidity.

Don'ts for acidity according to Ayurveda

  1. Limit junk food and other foods, which are very heavy in fats and processed items: Most processed foods and junk food usually made in stores contain unhealthy fats. The stomach needs to produce more acid in order to digest them and thus may end up causing acidity.
  2. Stop excessive consumption of tea, coffee: Stop consumption of caffeinated beverages such as tea, coffee and other caffeine injected drinks which may encourage the production of more stomach acids.
  3. Stop the consumption of alcohol and cooperates: Apart from being generally bad for health as both of these are known contributors of cancers, they can even affect smaller day to day functions and can lead to acidity.
  4. Don't consume foods which are high in acidic content: If you tend to like food which is very high in acidic content, it is advisable to limit its consumption. Some examples of this are:

    • Vinegar
    • Curds
    • Pickles
    • Tamarinds
    • Sour citrus fruits
    • Salty fried foods

Dos for acidity according to Ayurveda
There are multiple solutions for acidity in Ayurveda which have been known cures for generations. Let's take a look at some of these.

  1. Do have meals on time: It is best to not skip meals as this can cause the acidity levels within the stomach to rise if it doesn't have any food to digest. It is especially harmful to skip breakfast and then have a heavy lunch to compensate.
  2. Do have amla or Indian gooseberry: This is a very effective weapon against acidity and chewing a few morsels will easily cure the problems in your stomach.
  3. Pomegranate Juice: Very small quantities of Pomegranate juice on a daily basis will be very beneficial for a bad case of acid reflux.
  4. Coconut water: Drink coconut water as it is known to have properties to neutralize the stomach acids.
  5. Aniseed: Also known as saunf, you can chew them raw and slowly swallow with water for quick relief from acidity.
  6. Jeera: Jeera consumed with warm ghee and then mixed with rice tends to be very good for acidity as well.

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

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Chutney Vs Pickle - Which Is Healthier?

Dr. Rashmi Sudha 92% (20 ratings)
BAMS
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Chutney Vs Pickle - Which Is Healthier?

The primary difference between pickle and chutney lies in the fact that pickles are meant to be preserved for months together while chutneys are devoid of preservatives and are required to be consumed very soon. Both of these food items proffer a host of health benefits including an optimum supply of all the needful minerals and vitamins along with the antioxidants. Some of the ingredients present in the pickle and chutney help in controlling high blood pressure, diabetes, improves digestion and immunity.

Pickles and the process of preparing the pickles
The process of making pickles is known to have originated in India, and it was the most viable way of preserving food items so that it can be stored for future usage. The process started as a means of preserving those food items, which are not available all through the year. The conventional means of preparing pickles in oriental style incorporates the usage of ingredients like oil, salt, chilli powder along with other condiments. The ingredients are mixed as per the set proportions, and there are many health benefits of eating pickles on a regular basis.

As per the reports of NSDA, pickles contain moisture, energy, fat, protein, carbohydrates, fibres, vitamins and sugar. The long list of vitamins includes Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and folate. Indian pickles abound in phosphorus, iron, magnesium, sodium and potassium. The health benefits of pickles include the supply of necessary antioxidants, probiotics which are the gut-friendly antibiotics, helps in digestion, improve haemoglobin levels in anaemic people. There are some pickles which aid in controlling blood pressure levels and have hepatoprotective properties.

Chutney and their health benefits
Chutneys are a ubiquitous component of Indian cuisine, and some of the most common flavours added to the chutneys include ginger, garlic, onion salt, sugar and tamarind among others. Homemade chutneys prepared in almost all Indian households can be preserved for about a week in the refrigerator. Chutneys are filled with vitamins along with other nutrients, and less usage of oil makes it fat-free. They are rich in antioxidants, and sometimes fresh leaves are added to ensure inclusion of chlorophyll.

Just like pickles, chutneys also offer a wide range of advantages for one’s health. It provides the body with the needful amount of antioxidants which are the micronutrients that aid in protecting the body from the free radicals. These free radicals are a type of unstable chemicals being generated at the time of cellular metabolism and react with the cells and cause damage to the DNA. The DNA then becomes unstable and gives way to the production of more free radicals which can be controlled by the consumption of antioxidants. The chutneys also supply the body with all the vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients which are necessary for sustaining healthy living.

To conclude, both pickles, as well as chutneys, are a significant part of the Indian food habits. Both of these items have a great taste and offer a wide variety of health aids which testifies to their consumption on a regular basis.

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

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Acidity - Top Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

Dr. Pradeep Chaurasiya 87% (34 ratings)
MD - Panchakarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Acidity - Top Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

The acids help the body dissolve the food particles and also break it down to more basic elements. However, when the body produces too much acid, it causes acid reflux which can cause discomfort. Too much acid within the body, which is also known as hyperacidity, can be caused by a multitude of factors.

Known and effective Ayurvedic cures
Ayurveda considers acidity to be a 'Pitta' problem and it can be corrected by following certain simple steps. There are other food ingredients which are also used as remedial tools. Let's have a look at some of the dos and don'ts of Ayurvedic remedies for acidity.

Don'ts for acidity according to Ayurveda

  1. Limit junk food and other foods, which are very heavy in fats and processed items: Most processed foods and junk food usually made in stores contain unhealthy fats. The stomach needs to produce more acid in order to digest them and thus may end up causing acidity.
  2. Stop excessive consumption of tea, coffee: Stop consumption of caffeinated beverages such as tea, coffee and other caffeine injected drinks which may encourage the production of more stomach acids.
  3. Stop the consumption of alcohol and cooperates: Apart from being generally bad for health as both of these are known contributors of cancers, they can even affect smaller day to day functions and can lead to acidity.
  4. Don't consume foods which are high in acidic content: If you tend to like food which is very high in acidic content, it is advisable to limit its consumption. Some examples of this are:

    • Vinegar
    • Curds
    • Pickles
    • Tamarinds
    • Sour citrus fruits
    • Salty fried foods

Dos for acidity according to Ayurveda
There are multiple solutions for acidity in Ayurveda which have been known cures for generations. Let's take a look at some of these.

  1. Do have meals on time: It is best to not skip meals as this can cause the acidity levels within the stomach to rise if it doesn't have any food to digest. It is especially harmful to skip breakfast and then have a heavy lunch to compensate.
  2. Do have amla or Indian gooseberry: This is a very effective weapon against acidity and chewing a few morsels will easily cure the problems in your stomach.
  3. Pomegranate Juice: Very small quantities of Pomegranate juice on a daily basis will be very beneficial for a bad case of acid reflux.
  4. Coconut water: Drink coconut water as it is known to have properties to neutralize the stomach acids.
  5. Aniseed: Also known as saunf, you can chew them raw and slowly swallow with water for quick relief from acidity.
  6. Jeera: Jeera consumed with warm ghee and then mixed with rice tends to be very good for acidity as well.

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

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Food Precautions And Routine For Piles Patients

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kota
Food Precautions And Routine For Piles Patients
  1. Stop using any tea/coffee completely. No out side hot/cold Beverages.
  2. Do not use sour taste items (Tamarind, Lemons, Pickles, Tomatoes, Curds, oranges, citrus, Vinegar etc.) in your food.
  3. Non-Vegetarian food even eggs are completely restricted.
  4. No Chilies in any form (Red, green, Chili powder and raw) and spicy food.
  5. No deep-fried and oily food best preffred is boiled food.
  6. No Heavy pulses i.e. Black Grams (Urd), Kidney Grams (Rajmaha), Lobia Etc.
  7. Drinking is strictely prohibited in any case, smoking and chewing of any tobacco items have to be avoided.
  8. No heavy exercises i.e. weight lifting, but a complete bed rest is not required.
  9. Avoid long journey, sitting/drivingriding for long hours, after every 1 hour session please have a 10 minutes walk and no late night working or awakening.

What to use: (Compulsory)

  1. Drink lots of water (4-5) liters in a day)
  2. Drink radish juice 50-100 ml thrice in a day. (mandatory). Eat radishes and carrots compulsory in your food or as salad.
  3. Use light and liquid food as Moong Dal (Green Grams) , Arahar dal(Yellow dal) , rice etc.
  4. Suggested Food routine:
    Breakfast: Have Daliya/Saviyan/Fruit salad/Upma/Poha /Idli etc.
    Lunch: Semi solid mixutre (khichddi) of Rice and Moong (Green Grams)in lunch.
    Dinner: Green Grams/Vegetables and rice/roti with a half spoon home made butter added to vegetable in dinner. All the preparation shall be with out spices, chilies and oil. Preferred to have boiled food.
  5. Take one spoon of Triphala powder or any other digestive enhancer with warm water or as per the prescriptions before going to sleep.
  6. Eat fiber rich fruits and vegetables i.e. Papaya, Fig,Watermelon, Pomegranate, Guava, etc.

 

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Pickle vs Chutney - Which Has More Benefits?

Dr. Amit Sharma 93% (1466 ratings)
Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Pickle vs Chutney - Which Has More Benefits?

The primary difference between pickle and chutney lies in the fact that pickles are meant to be preserved for months together while chutneys are devoid of preservatives and are required to be consumed very soon. Both of these food items proffer a host of health benefits including an optimum supply of all the needful minerals and vitamins along with the antioxidants. Some of the ingredients present in the pickle and chutney help in controlling high blood pressure, diabetes, improves digestion and immunity.

Pickles and the process of preparing the pickles
The process of making pickles is known to have originated in India, and it was the most viable way of preserving food items so that it can be stored for future usage. The process started as a means of preserving those food items, which are not available all through the year. The conventional means of preparing pickles in oriental style incorporates the usage of ingredients like oil, salt, chilli powder along with other condiments. The ingredients are mixed as per the set proportions, and there are many health benefits of eating pickles on a regular basis.

As per the reports of NSDA, pickles contain moisture, energy, fat, protein, carbohydrates, fibres, vitamins and sugar. The long list of vitamins includes Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and folate. Indian pickles abound in phosphorus, iron, magnesium, sodium and potassium. The health benefits of pickles include the supply of necessary antioxidants, probiotics which are the gut-friendly antibiotics, helps in digestion, improve haemoglobin levels in anaemic people. There are some pickles which aid in controlling blood pressure levels and have hepatoprotective properties.

Chutney and their health benefits
Chutneys are a ubiquitous component of Indian cuisine, and some of the most common flavours added to the chutneys include ginger, garlic, onion salt, sugar and tamarind among others. Homemade chutneys prepared in almost all Indian households can be preserved for about a week in the refrigerator. Chutneys are filled with vitamins along with other nutrients, and less usage of oil makes it fat-free. They are rich in antioxidants, and sometimes fresh leaves are added to ensure inclusion of chlorophyll.

Just like pickles, chutneys also offer a wide range of advantages for one’s health. It provides the body with the needful amount of antioxidants which are the micronutrients that aid in protecting the body from the free radicals. These free radicals are a type of unstable chemicals being generated at the time of cellular metabolism and react with the cells and cause damage to the DNA. The DNA then becomes unstable and gives way to the production of more free radicals which can be controlled by the consumption of antioxidants. The chutneys also supply the body with all the vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients which are necessary for sustaining healthy living.

To conclude, both pickles, as well as chutneys, are a significant part of the Indian food habits. Both of these items have a great taste and offer a wide variety of health aids which testifies to their consumption on a regular basis. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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Diet Guidance!

Dt. Surabhi Jain 91% (1769 ratings)
MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow
Diet Guidance!

The best dietician in India says that a proper and healthy diet goes a long way in keeping your body as well as mind healthy and fresh. Without a balanced diet, you can never have a healthy lifestyle. Lucknow dietician, the best dietician in India says thathaving a proper diet has many benefits such as- a healthy and happy life, can provide you protection from various diseases, boost your immunity, keep your weight in control, boost energy, improve your mood etc. Everybody should incorporate a healthy diet in their life. Here are some diet options to incorporate for a healthy lifestyle:

Breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It should never be skipped. A hearty breakfast keeps you fuelled through the day. The best dietician in India says that the first meal of your day should be rich in proteins. It should also include fruits.

Breakfast Tips:

  1. Various options for breakfast:
  • Eggs- boiled/ scrambled/ omelette or any way you like.
  • Oatmeal or cereal
  • Brown/ multigrain bread with peanut butter or a sandwich
  • Paratha
  • IdliSambar/ Upma
  • Poha
  • Oats dosa/ oats idli
  • Porridge
  • Moong dal dhoka
  •  Breakfast Smoothies
  1. Beverages:
  1. Add a portion of fruits (any fruit you like or combination) to your breakfast.
  2. The best dietician in India also suggests adding a few dry fruits to your breakfast. Include about 4 to 5 soaked almonds, 2 to 3 dates, 2 walnuts, 1 anjeer or dried fig in your breakfast.

Lunch:

The best dietician in India, Lucknowdieticiansuggests you to have your lunch lighter than your breakfast.

Lunch should include:

  • Chutneys/ Pickles
  • 2 chapatis
  • A vegetable and dal
  • A little portion of rice

Snacks:The tea-time snacks should also be light.  The best dietician in India says that it is best to have snacks between 4-5 pm.

Snacks Options:

  • Sprouts
  • Fruits
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Sandwich
  • Chivda
  • Moong Pakoda
  • Steamed Corn 
  • Yogurt

Dinner: Dinner should be the lightest meal of the day. Lucknow dietician, the best dietician in India says that you should go by the proverb that says- ‘Have breakfast like a king and dinner like a beggar’.

  1. Dinner Options:
  • Brown Rice
  • 1 chapati with vegetable and dal
  • Oats and include a salad/ soup in your dinner.

The best dietician in India says incorporating the above diet options will also aid you in weight loss if you follow it properly. It will provide you with the necessary food nutrition.

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9 Amazing Foods That Boost Your Gut Health!

Dt. Himanshu Bagga 90% (75 ratings)
Dietitian,Nutritionist & Health Management, Sports Nutritionist, Health Coach
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon

A healthy gut is what keeps our body up and running the healthy way, however, it is only recently that people have started thinking about their gut health consciously. It is a commonly known fact that our body is a complex structure, where everything is connected to each other and that is where a healthy gut fits in, as it is closely related with a number of functions performed by our body. An unbalanced gut health is closely related to problems such as autoimmune diseases, hormonal imbalance, autism, etc. Also, a healthy gut supports good gastrointestinal function. 

So, it makes most of us wonder about the ways that can help maintain our gut health. Yes! There are a number of good bacteria that can help us in improving the health of our gut, which in turn will boost our digestion. And, if we make a conscious choice to eat foods that promote it, chances of an anti-inflammatory response may decline. 

  1. Prebiotic power food: Prebiotic food contains ingredients like fiber that the intestine bacteria feast upon, creating byproducts that are fermented and hence, beneficial for the health. The most powerful prebiotic nourishments are almonds, asparagus, bananas, cereal, garlic, plant greens (particularly dandelion), kiwi, mushrooms, oats and onions.
  2. Probiotic power food: Rather than being cooked or eaten crisp, probiotic-rich food items are moderately cooked in such a way that the microbes get a chance to ferment naturally. These food items provide fiber to our gut bacteria. Some of them include curd, kimchi, carrots, green beans, beetroot, pickles and Greek olives, fermented soybeans and cultured dairy items.
  3. Whole oranges: Oranges are a blessing for gut health as they not only supply your gut with the desired amount of fiber but also keeps it well hydrated along with improved nutrient absorption. However, we should not consume too much of citrus fruits as excessive consumption can cause more harm than good to our gut health.
  4. Sourdough bread: This somewhat rough and chewy bread is made with a lactic corrosive starter that contains parts of lactobacillus, a type of microscopic organisms that includes good bacteria. And, when it comes to choosing the bread, sourdough is one amongst the healthiest choices available.
  5. Lentils: Lentils contain solvent fiber and are additionally a source of prebiotics that feeds our current valuable gut bacteria.
  6. Dark chocolate: The microorganisms inside our GI tract can productively ferment chocolate. These byproducts have been found to be beneficial, both for the well-being of the gut as well as for a sound heart. Search for dark chocolate with no less than 70% cocoa content and enjoy the bittersweet flavor. 
  7. Pickles: Fermenting a cucumber into a pickle increases the benefits, loading the crunchy veggie with probiotics. However, not all pickles offer good bacteria, therefore, it is important to go for those that are made with saline solution i.e salt and water as opposed to vinegar.
  8. Sauerkraut: Another source of nourishment is called sauerkraut. It is also known as fermented cabbage and acts as a way to provide probiotic bacteria to the GI tract. Make sure to search for newly made sauerkraut, it can be easily found in the refrigerated section.
  9. Butter: Butter is a source of butyrate in our diets that occurs naturally. Dishes that contain butyrate have the potential to enhance the intestinal boundary function and improve general gut health. Specifically, the butter made from the milk of grass-fed cows. 

Now, that it is clear, we must make an effort to include these foods in our daily diet and improve our gut health. In case of further query please do consult an expert & get answers to questions!

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