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Benefits of Pineapple And Its Side Effects

Pineapple is beneficial for a variety of health benefits such as supporting the immune system, promoting bone strength, improving vision and eye health, helping in digestion, etc. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits, reduces blood clots, helps with sinus and common cold, prevents cancer and is ideal for oral health.

Benefits of Pineapple And Its Side Effects

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Pineapple
Nutritional Value of Pineapple
Health Benefits of Pineapple
Improves Cardiovascular Health
Bone strength
Improves vision and eye health
Aids in digestion
Anti-inflammatory benefits
Reduces blood clots
Helps with sinus and common cold
Prevents cancer
Beneficial for oral health
Uses of Pineapple
Side-Effects & Allergies of Pineapple
Cultivation of Pineapple

Pineapple

Pineapple is an herbaceous perennial fruit that grows up to 3.3 to 4.9 feet tall. It has a stocky, short stem with waxy and tough leaves. This fruit usually produces around 200 flowers. After the fruit starts to develop, all the individual flowers cling together to create what is known as a Pineapple. It has minimum 30 narrow, long, trough shaped and fleshy leaves with sharp spines. Pineapple is usually cultivated from the crown cutting of the developed fruit. It flowers in about 5 to 10 months and they don’t ripen after harvesting. The enzymes present in this fruit contain a lot of useful properties.

Nutritional Value of Pineapple

Pineapples are very beneficial for health as it contains sinapic acid, ferulic acid, vanillin, syringic acid, gentisic acid and galic acid. Additionally it also contains arbutin, tyramine, chavicol, myricentin and chlorogenic acid. Apart from the fruit, even the fiber of the Pineapple is considered useful as it is used as a component for furnishings like wallpapers.

Health Benefits of Pineapple

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Pineapple
Health Benefits of Pineapple

Improves Cardiovascular Health

Plums also help in maintaining the heart health. Dark coloured plums contain more amount of antioxidant called anththocyanins that prevent cell damage due to its anti-inflammatory effects and also checks cholesterol oxidation.They also contain other poly phenolic compounds like lutein and cryptoxanthin. These compound also further help reduce oxidative stress on the cells.

Bone strength

Pineapple can also make you strong due to its properties which boost bone health. Pineapple contains mineral manganese which is important in connecting tissues and developing strong bones. According to studies, manganese along with other essential minerals can prove to be helpful in women by preventing osteoporosis.

Improves vision and eye health

It is a proven fact that Pineapple can decrease the risk of macular degeneration. This disorder usually affects vision as people age and can also result to blindness in some cases. Since Pineapple is high in antioxidants and vitamin C, it helps to improve eyesight in both children and adults.

Aids in digestion

Pineapple contains high amounts of dietary fibres that are essential for keeping your intestines healthy. It also contains a lot of bromelain, a substance that breaks down all the proteins and helping digestion. According to research, people who consumed Pineapple or its juice on a daily basis had comparatively less problems in passing stool and rarely had any digestive tract ailments.

Anti-inflammatory benefits

Bromelain present inside Pineapple can reduce acute inflammation. It has also been proven to reduce the growth of tumours. In old men and women, it can also reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis and may even cure it in certain cases. Excessive inflammation can also be associated with cancer. Therefore, it should not be ignored and should be diagnosed as soon as possible for speedy recovery.

Reduces blood clots

Pineapple is also useful in reducing excessive coagulation of blood. Blood clots can be very fatal, especially in the case of people suffering from strokes. Therefore, Pineapple is an excellent snack for a person who is at a constant risk for blood clots, for example frequent fliers like air-force officers, pilots and cabin crew attendants.

Helps with sinus and common cold

Since pineapple has a lot of Vitamin C, it is helpful in reducing the mucus in the nose and throat. Consuming Pineapple chunks can be very beneficial in reducing sneezing and can prevent excessive watering of your nose. However, those who have allergies should consume pineapple in small amounts only.

Prevents cancer

According to studies, Pineapple has been related to prevent cancer from occurring. It can help prevent throat, mouth and breast cancer as it is rich in flavonoids, bromelain, beta carotene, vitamin A and antioxidants. It also contains high levels of manganese which helps to prevent the multiplication of cancer cells.

Beneficial for oral health

Pineapple has properties which strengthens the teeth and gums. The astringent agents in Pineapple can also help to tighten the tissues in the body and reduce skin loosening, muscle weakness, hair loss and tooth loss. Pineapple is considered as a natural remedy for retraction of gums and fixing loosening of teeth.

Uses of Pineapple

Pineapple has a variety of uses such as curing acne, anti-ageing benefits, exfoliation agent, getting rid of chapped lips and cracked feet, hydrating the skin, preventing hair loss, thickening of the hair and preventing hypertension.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Pineapple

Pineapple can have certain side effects like, heart burn, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. These side effects only occur if it is consumed excessively. In some cases, eating Pineapple may also cause the onset of menstruation earlier than the expected date for some women. Pineapple should not be consumed in excess by pregnant women as it may induce early labour or even miscarriage in some cases.

Cultivation of Pineapple

During the plantation of Pineapple, the top part of the plant is usually planted on the soil and after few days a new Pineapple fruit will start to emerge from that. Suckers and slips are planted commercially. Costa Rica is the highest producer of Pineapple. It is also produced in abundance in Brazil, Philippines, Thailand, India and Indonesia.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hiii I amm Saket and I am 28 years old .I am little fatty so how can I reduce my weight.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
 First you should follow low calories food for weight loss. * In morning, take 1-2 chapattis with a bowl of cooked green vegetables. You can take a glass of lemon water with it *In Lunch you can take a bowl of raw vegetables like carrot, radish, tomatoes, turnip or beetroot. *In evening, You can take a cup of green tea only with some pieces of friuts like apple, pineapple, pear. Avoid taking banana or mango. *In Dinner, you can take vegetable soup or a bowl of cooked vegetables. But do not take potato, sweet potatoes.* You can take a cup skimmed milk 4 times a week only during day time. * Work out for atleast 1 hour in morning, You can try skipping for 15 minutes with a walk of 30 minutes and 5-10 minutes running. Follow these exercises in the morning - * lie down on flat surface, Raise your legs without bending your knees, Do it for 3-5 times daily * Do not eat fastfoods and soft drinks, as they have high calories and the calories deposit in body in the form of weight if not utilised. * You can take Medohar Guggalu 1 tablet daily for quick weight loss but only under the guidance of Ayurveda expert. You can consult me privately for your doubts and more detailed treatment.

I was a drugs (painkillers spasm-proxyvon caps + 1×100 ml codeine phosphate cough syrup) addicted approx 12-years, my addiction period is since 2002 to 2010,(recovery period is 3-years at middle) then 2013 to February 2017. But now I leave all of these drugs in present since 8- months. My major problems are so many:-- 1. Higher pain in all parts of body even headache. 2. Weakness, tiredness and I didn't walk for 2 to 3 minutes in road because of higher pain. 3. My sexual strength are almost damaged, my inter-course (having sex) time is just 20 to 25 seconds, (at past I was doing twice a day of masturbating, I got nightfall 4-times in a week. 4. I didn't get sleep at right time, but whenever I take sleep it will be 12 to 14 hours. 5. Having gas, constipation and the time of digestion is long that's why I didn't eat properly Doctors guide me as your own please. Help me.

B.A.M.S, MD (Ayu.) Kayachikitsa
Ayurveda,
Thanks for contacting with your health concern 1. The symptoms which you have mentioned looks to be due to 'withdrawal symptoms' of the drugs thus i. Practice relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation but also Pranayam [anulom vilom] which will strengthen the relaxation response of body as opposed to stress response. Ii. Yoga poses [Dhanurasana, Matsyasana, Janu Shirsasana, Paschimottanasana, Hastapadasana], hot shower and massage are simple techniques to overcome anxiety. Iii. Avoid: alcohol, pepper, garam masala, mustard oil, pickles, rye, spicy food, anger, grief, fear, late night waking, garlic, ginger, onion. Take: mint, coriander, tomato, and cumin, plenty of water, vitamins and mineral supplements, apple, banana, grapes, dates iv.Lemon juice mixed with sugar in a glass of water helps release stress removing hormones from the body and bring mind at peace/rest. And eat 2 spoons coriander [Dhaniya] seeds with 2 spoons of sugar candy [mishri] v.Apple, almond, banana, broccoli, can notaloupe, melon, carrot, cashew nut, corn, cauliflower, grapes, guava, lemon, mango, orange, pineapple, soybean, spinach have antioxidant and detoxifying properties so take them in plenty. PS. For medicine aspect regarding your said symptoms kindly consult me on Lybrate itself.
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Can you help me in getting glowing and fair skin using home remedies or otherwise gels and Facewash.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
In order for your skin to look attractive and vibrant you need to make healthy lifestyle choices, and a great place to start is with the foods you eat such as including nuts, berries, tender coconut, cheese, avocado,oats, green vegetables,papayas, mangoes, peaches, pineapple, strawberries, squash; yellow, green and red peppers; tomatoes (raw green tomatoes are poison), cantaloupe, apricots, carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, dark green leafy veggies, seaweed (including brown seaweed called ecklonia cava).Drink plenty of water, Avoid sun exposure.If you wd like to go for a more natural approach, you can try rubbing the slices of lemons, potato, tomatoes, cucumber which are also found to be beneficial in clearing the complexion.
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Hello doctors, I'm 20 years old old. Actually I'm suffering from pcod problem before 3 months I went to the doctor in Kolkata she find pcod problem in my ultrasound report of lower abdomen my both ovaries are heavy that time my weight is 70 kg but now after after 3 months my weight is 59 kg but lower abdomen fat is not going she had given me krimson-35 for pcod problem. .it's a good medicine or not? And how can I fully cured my pcod.?. Please suggest me something doctor.

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
Right diagnosis, right treatment, is a must for getting relief for a problem and in pcod,, the ovaries make a tiny amount of male sex hormones (androgens). But in PCOS, they start making slightly more androgens. This may cause you to stop ovulating, get acne, and grow extra facial and body hair. .pcod is a result of .imbalance of hormones due to unbalanced nutrition, exercise, stress and other medicines and diseases .so would have been better jumping to hormones rather act on the factors, I mentioned.

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Health Benefits of Pineapples

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad

Health Benefits of Pineapples

1.     Pineapples can help protect the hair and skin.

Sufficient vitamin C intake can help your body create and maintain collagen, an essential protein found in hair and skin. Also, a high vitamin C content helps heal wounds and injuries to the body rapidly. One cup of pineapples has 131 percent of the vitamin C daily requirements.

2.     Pineapples can help individuals fight infections.

Vitamin C is a powerful natural water-soluble antioxidant that helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and eliminates cancer-causing free radicals in the body. This is done by stimulating the activity of white blood cells and acting as an antioxidant to defend against the harmful effects of free radicals.

3.     Pineapples can help fight coughs and colds.

Aside from the fighting infections with vitamin C, pineapples contain a special enzyme called bromelain that is associated with reducing phlegm and mucus build up in the respiratory tracts and sinus cavities.

4.     Pineapples will improve digestive health.

Pineapples are formidable sources of fiber. Fiber can help prevent constipation, making one’s bowel movement easier to manage. The daily recommended dietary fiber intake for men and women are 38 grams and 25 grams, respectively.

5.     Pineapples can help maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Pineapples have great potassium to sodium ratio. A potassium-rich diet helps the blood vessels relax and maintains a healthy blood pressure. One cup of pineapples contains 180 milligrams of potassium, compared to 1.7 milligrams of sodium.

6.     Pineapples can help improve the heart’s health.

Fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium have been known to improve the heart’s health. One study suggested that individuals who consumed 4069 mg of potassium per day had a 49 percent lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease compared with those who consumed less potassium, about 1000 mg per day.

7.     Pineapples may improve brain health.

Several components of pineapple, such as potassium, folate, and various antioxidants are known to provide neurological benefits. Folate has been known to reduce the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline. Potassium has been linked to increased blood flow to the brain and enhances cognition, concentration, and neural activity.

Also, pineapples contain a considerable amount of vitamin B6. A deficiency has shown depression and nausea. Be sure not to consume too much. The vitamin B6 upper limit is set to 100 milligrams for adults over the age of 18, but adults do not need that much unless directed by the doctor.

 

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Know Everything About Astigmatism!

Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist, Thane
Know Everything About Astigmatism!

Astigmatism is an eye condition where there is an imperfection in the curvature of the cornea. The cornea and lens are smooth and equally curved in all directions, which helps to focus the light rays to the retina. But if there is an imperfection in the curvature, then you will suffer from a refractive error. Astigmatism is not an eye disease. It is simply a condition where the eye is not able to focus the light. 

Causes
Irregular shape of the cornea is the main cause for astigmatism. It might also be caused because of the imperfect shape of the lens. Suffering from astigmatism is very common. You are either born with the condition or you might have developed it after an eye surgery. It is an incorrect concept that watching too much of television or reading without enough light causes astigmatism.

Types
There are three different types of astigmatism:

  1. Myopic astigmatism: When the principal meridians of the cornea are nearsighted.
  2. Hyperopic astigmatism: When the principal meridians of the cornea are farsighted.
  3. Mixed astigmatism: When one of the principal meridians is nearsighted and the other is farsighted.

It can also be classified in two other types:

  1. Regular astigmatism: When the principal meridians are perpendicular to each other.
  2. Irregular astigmatism: When the principal meridians are not perpendicular to each other.

Symptoms
Blurry or distorted vision, strain in the eye, eye discomfort, squinting and headaches are a few symptoms of astigmatism

Diagnosis:
If you notice the symptoms stated above, make sure you pay a visit to your ophthalmologist. If you are suffering from astigmatism, your doctor will do an eye test to check how much your eye is able to focus on light. After conducting his tests, he will determine how much power you have and you will have to wear glasses of that power. Apart from the option of wearing glasses or artificial lenses, you can also go for a surgery to correct the condition. LASIK is an option among the many other options of surgeries available.

Diet
Eat foods rich in sulphur. Foods like fish, green vegetables, pineapple, garlic, onion, olive oil, etc are rich in sulphur. Hence, eating these will help you battle astigmatism.

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

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5 Ayurvedic Remedies For Infertility!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), T.T.C.M Yoga
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
5 Ayurvedic Remedies For Infertility!

Not everyone can conceive a baby easily. The inability to conceive a baby despite having intercourse during the fertile window in a woman’s menstrual cycle for over a year is termed as infertility. Infertility does not affect only the physical health of a woman, but also her mental and emotional well-being as well as the couple’s social health.

In some cases, infertility can be treated with Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda, a couple needs to be both physically and mentally strong and healthy. Ayurveda believes that a lack of nutrition in the shukra dhatu or the person’s reproductive tissue is the cause of infertility. This can be triggered by indigestion, anxiety, depression, insomnia and the presence of toxins in the body. Some of the ways Ayurveda can be used to treat infertility are as follows:

  1. Eat cool foods: Spicy food can affect the quality of shukra dhatu and lower the quality and quantity of both sperm and ovum. This is because shukra dhatu requires a cool environment to promote fertility. Hence, eat food that is easy to digest and which has a cooling effect on the body. Men can benefit from foods like asparagus, dates and almonds, while foods like quinoa and pineapples can help a woman conceive easily.
  2. Shirodhara therapy: Shirodhara involves the movement of liquid over the forehead in a rhythmic manner at specific points. This stimulates the hypothalamus, pituitary and pineal glands and aids in the secretion of hormones including follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). When it comes to women, FSH stimulates the ovarian follicles into releasing an egg without which it would be impossible to conceive a child.
  3. Fight stress: One of the effects of stress is reduced libido. Prolonged exposure to stress is often a major factor that contributes to infertility. When it comes to women, stress makes a woman ovulate less regularly. In men, stress can affect the sperm production and affect testosterone levels. To fight stress, try deep breathing exercises like alom vilom or keep a little time aside each morning for a walk or light exercise.
  4. Lodhra: This herb is very beneficial in treating women with infertility. It stimulates FSH and luteinising hormones (LH) and lowers the risk of a miscarriage. It also increases chances of conception. Lodhra should be taken twice a day along with honey and milk.
  5. Lifestyle changes: Ayurveda is not only about herbal medicines but also following the right lifestyle. Bad habits like smoking, drug usage and alcohol not only affect a person’s overall health but also interfere with fertility. Hence, when trying to conceive a child, quit these bad habits and try following a healthier lifestyle that involves following a routine, eating right and exercising regularly. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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4 Ayurvedic Ways For Proper Bowel Movement!

BAMS, MD, Panchakrma
Ayurveda, Nashik
4 Ayurvedic Ways For Proper Bowel Movement!

Think you may be constipated? For somewhere in the range of, a bowel development each other day is totally ordinary (however, Ayurveda would at present prescribe a few methodologies to expand consistency). For others, only one day without a bowel development is a certain indication of clogging. Likewise with most things in Ayurveda, the setting of every person (and his or her experience of the circumstance) is significantly more critical than any one-size-fits-all meaning of what is healthy or typical.

The Ayurvedic Perspective
As indicated by Ayurveda, blockage happens when vata's cool and dry qualities irritate the colon, repressing its appropriate working. The remedy is to include warmth, oil, and hydration to the framework with a specific end goal to counter the overabundance vata.

In constipation, Ayurveda does vatanuloman. For that, we use Sukumar ghruta, Gandharava hastyadi kashay, Haritaki tab, Triphala tab, Kismis. At night, take much quantity of Desi Ghee in food. By this way, you can remove your constipation.

The accompanying procedures particularly counter vata's cool and dry qualities and can be exceptionally useful in supporting the arrival of ordinary bowel movements.

  1. Drink Lots of Warm or Hot Water and Herbal Tea: Drink no less than 80 ounce of water or natural tea every day. Warm and hot liquids are best since they adjust vata's frosty quality. It's additionally imperative to drink the larger part of these liquids far from dinner, no less than 20 minutes prior, or 1 hour in the wake of eating.
  2. Expand the Quantity of Organic Oils in Your Diet: Top notch oils grease up the tissues so that a fitting measure of oil or fat can stay in the stool. While most oils are for the most part steady, the best oils for vata are sesame oil, ghee and olive oil.
  3. Eat Plenty of Fruit: Natural product is hydrating, sinewy and for the most part assuaging to vata. Particularly strong decisions incorporate ready bananas, peeled apples, drenched raisins, doused prunes, and peaches. Be certain to eat the organic product no less than one hour before or after different sustenance and bite them altogether to get the most extreme advantage.
  4. Drink Some Fruit Juice: Pineapple squeeze and prune juice are especially viable at moving abundance vata in the colon. It is likewise fine to warm or weaken natural product juices with water. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.

Ayurveda gives you proper solution for constipated bowel - these are in two ways first one by medicines that is 

(1) take twenty kishmis in soaked water  
(2) take hariataki powder one tap in the evening 
(3) take triphala churn one tap in the night 
(4) take markandika churn one tap in the evening

Second way is by cleaning the bowel that is by giving panchakarma treatment basti. It will wash your bowel

Another one is by giving virechana - it also washs your bowel.

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

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Food Items To Be Avoided By Patients With Low Platelet Count

MD - Pathology
Pathologist, Noida
Food Items To Be Avoided By Patients With Low Platelet Count

Now this is a very interesting topic. We have always focused on food items which help raise platelet counts. So, this topic is equally important, if not more. This blog lists various food items that are best avoided in patients having low platelet counts. Scientific evidence is lacking, in majority, on why these food items are best avoided. Most of these are gradual observations that people have noticed over the years.

So the list goes as :

  1. Ginkgo Biloba – used as a memory enhancer
  2. Ginseng – used as energy boosting supplement
  3. Raw garlic
  4. Pomegranates
  5. Omega three intake foods – fish etc
  6. Red wine
  7. Smoking
  8. Pineapple – which are considered as antiplatelet agents
  9. Fruits and vegetables that contain “salicyclates” - such as cucumbers, mushroom, raddish, berries, cherries. Salicyclates act as blood thinners and prevent clotting
  10. Coffee – it is not the caffeine but phenolic acids present in coffee that are the culprit.
  11. Alcohol
  12. Foods containing quinine – ex. Tonic water – a bitter liquid which is used as a mix for alcoholic drinks
  13. Foods containing Aspartame: Aspartame is a low calorie sweetener. It is used in diet sodas, energy drinks, protein shakes, flavoured milk and juices, breath mints and jellies. In fact ice-creams, and chewing gums and ketchups may also contain aspartame.
  14. The above food items are to be best avoided if you suffer from dengue.

    But if your low platelet counts are diagnosed due to autoimmune diseases ( such as celiac disease), then additionally you need to take an anti-inflammatory diet along with avoidance of gluten containing foods. Now gluten containing foods are wheat, barley, rye and other grains. So these items should not be consumed if you suffer from celiac disease – a type of autoimmune disease. Anti-inflammatory diet means including fresh food in diet, minimize processed food and fast food, eat more fruits and vegetables, restrict caloric intake to 2000 to 3000 calories per day in adults. Of this caloric intake, 40-50% should come from carbohydrates, 30 % from fats, and 20 -30% from proteins. 

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Table of Content

Pineapple
Nutritional Value of Pineapple
Health Benefits of Pineapple
Improves Cardiovascular Health
Bone strength
Improves vision and eye health
Aids in digestion
Anti-inflammatory benefits
Reduces blood clots
Helps with sinus and common cold
Prevents cancer
Beneficial for oral health
Uses of Pineapple
Side-Effects & Allergies of Pineapple
Cultivation of Pineapple