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Benefits of Sprouts And Its Side Effects

Sprouts are rich in folate, and this food is essential for pregnant women. Folate in the food helps in ensuring that right nutrients are received by the fetus and would help in good brain development of the child. Sprouts are a rich food that prevent the occurrence of constipation and colon cancer as the food is rich in fiber. The large presence of vitamin C ensures that hair growth is there and the conditions of hair fall and premature greying are reduced. The blood flow is increased to the scalp, and this helps in hair strengthening and hair growth. Vitamin A is present in large numbers in sprouts, and this helps in the prevention of cataract and night blindness. The mascular degeneration is prevented and helps in the overall health of the eye. The condition of low iron is reduced when sprouts are taken, and strict vegetarians would never feel a low dose of protein, when they take sprouts. Omega 3 fatty acid is present in sprouts, and this helps in ensuring that the heart is kept healthy and the level of good cholesterol is increased.

Benefits of Sprouts And Its Side Effects

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Sprouts
Nutritional Value of Sprouts
Health Benefits of Sprouts
Make hair stronger
Prevent erectile dysfunction
Remedy for good eyesight
Helps in weight control
Remedy for Anemia
Power house for enzymes
Helps in Digestion
Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids
Super food for pregnant women
Rich in Selenium
Youthful skin
Prevent Asthma
Uses of Sprouts
Side-Effects & Allergies of Sprouts
Origin And Cultivation of Sprouts

Sprouts

The germinated seeds of grains are known as sprouts, and they are known to be a healthy food. They are rich in nutrients and help to strengthen the immune system. Sprouts also help in purifying the blood and people having conditions of high acidity can take sprouts. They are a good source of food for pregnant mothers. There are varieties of sprouts like moon bean sprouts that have a distinct flavor and offer a good taste too. Fenugreek sprouts are spicy and tasty, and have curative properties. Gram sprouts and Brussels sprouts are other two varieties.

Nutritional Value of Sprouts

The dietary fibre is present in large numbers in sprouts, and the presence of vitamins like K, C, A makes these foods a rich source of nutrients. Manganese, Copper, Calcium, and Zinc are present in large numbers in these sprouts and make it a healthy food. Sprouts that are opened and consumed after one week are rich in enzymes that help in improving the body immunity. Vitamin E is present in a significant number of quantities in the grain. Potassium and folic acid are also there in large quantities.

Health Benefits of Sprouts

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

Make hair stronger

Vitamin C is present in large quantities in sprouts and these help in hair growth. The growth of radicals would be hampered using vitamin c in sprouts, and this would help in reducing the hair fall, prevent dandruff and help to have strong hair growth. There are many men who face a condition in which hair roots do not have the strength to grow, and this condition can be reduced by consuming sprouts. Premature graying of hair is also prevented if one consumes sprouts regularly, as it has high anti oxidant levels.

Prevent erectile dysfunction

Sprouts help to increase blood flow, and the condition of erectile dysfunction is cured by consuming sprouts.Increased blood flow would decrease the chances of getting a heart attack.Cholesterol is kept under control with increased blood flow.

Remedy for good eyesight

Vitamin A is rich in sprouts, and this helps in hair growth, increased sperm health, reduction of night blindness and improved eyesight. Vitamin A is also essential for the development of the brain and helps in maintaining body health. The muscular degeneration and the formation of cataract can be prevented, if one consumes sprouts.

Helps in weight control

Sprouts are one of the good food sources that give a condition of feeling full in the body after they are consumed, and this would help in ensuring that craving for foods is reduced. This way sprouts also help to control weight and ensure that foods rich in nutrients are taken.

Remedy for Anemia

Sprouts is one of super food that can prevent anemia. The low levels of red blood cells bring a low-level of concentration, and hence there is a feeling of increased fatigue. Stomach disorders and conditions such as nausea can be controlled, if there is adequate iron level in the body.

Power house for enzymes

A large number of enzymes are found in sprouts, and they are not easily available in common food. These enzymes increase the metabolism of the body and help in releasing large energy. The level of proteins is essential for many body functions. Further, skin regeneration and bone growth are expedited when one consumes sprouts. This is a good food for strict vegetarians, and they help them get the necessary proteins that only meat can provide.

Helps in Digestion

Sprouts are an essential food item that can improve digestion. It prevents constipation and diarrhea. A large number of fibre present in it ensures, that the chance of getting colon cancer are minimized and would also help in cleaning the bowel system. This would ensure that nutrients are absorbed by the body and would give more strength.

Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids

Omega 3 fatty acids are present in large number in sprouts and this food helps in improving heart health. It also helps in increasing good cholesterol in the body. The reduction of stress on the heart muscles is another benefit of taking sprouts. The large presence of potassium in sprouts ensures, that blood pressure is kept under control and the chances of occurring strokes are reduced. The level of oxygen in the blood is improved, when one consumes sprouts.

Super food for pregnant women

Neural tube defects that are caused by low folate can be avoided, if one consume sprouts. This is good for pregnant women, as the child would get the necessary nutrients and chances of retarded growth formation in a fetus are avoided.

Rich in Selenium

An important substance selenium found in sprouts helps in improved sperm production and the sperm would have good motility.

Youthful skin

Sprouts help in ensuring that skin is glowing and would prevent an occurrence of skin cancer. Vitamin B is present in large numbers in sprouts, and this helps in hydrating the skin, and the process of cell regeneration is done faster when sprouts are taken. Collagens are produced and sprouts are also known to prevent occurrence of acne. The occurrence of wrinkles and other forms of ageing are reduced, when sprouts are taken. The body is detoxified and this helps in internal cleaning and would benefit the skin.

Prevent Asthma

Allergic reactions and occurrence of asthma are reduced when high doses of sprouts are added in diet and the growth of cold sores are inhibited.

Uses of Sprouts

Sprouts are healthy nutritious food that can be taken for breakfast and they are rich in nutrients. The quality of proteins in sprouts and enzymes make them a super healthy food. The presence of fatty acids and nutrients ensures that this food can be taken as a snack and it has the power of giving a feeling of fullness. They are inexpensive, and can be consumed by all sections of people. Sprouts are used to reduce the acidity of the body and to improve the alkalinity of the body.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Sprouts

Sprouts have been found to cause salmonella, e coli bacteria and virus attack in the body. This is caused when low quality sprouts are used. People have developed bouts of fever and diarrhea when low quality sprouts were consumed, and some people developed abdominal cramps. Sprouts if grown in a wrong manner may harvest harmful bacteria and this would negate the good effects on the body.

Origin And Cultivation of Sprouts

Sprouts have been found to cause salmonella, e coli bacteria and virus attack in the body. This is caused when low quality sprouts are used. People have developed bouts of fever and diarrhea when low quality sprouts were consumed, and some people developed abdominal cramps. Sprouts if grown in a wrong manner may harvest harmful bacteria and this would negate the good effects on the body.

Popular Questions & Answers

Is it mandatory that I should avoid rice, wheat for weight loss? Im planning for pregnancy in the near future so kindly suggest ways to reach the ideal weight with the balanced diet and supplements.

Bsc Food & Nutrition, Msc Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user No you don't need to avoid wheat and rice in order to lose weight. You should reduce their portions in your meal. Wheat has important B vitamins, such as thiamin, folate, and vitamin B6, and the minerals magnesium, zinc, and manganese content. You should have whole wheat rotis. Avoid ghee on the rotis. With regards to rice you can opt for handpounded rice in smaller quantities / red rice / Brown rice also. The health benefits of rice include its ability to provide instant energy, regulate and improve bowel movements, stabilize blood sugar levels, and slow down the aging process. It also plays a role in providing vitamin B1 to the human body.

I want to take some information about the all those foods which are helping to gain weight and makes fat, please kindly get me some tips about it,

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
You need to take high protein foods like all milk and milk products, eggs, pulses, sprouts, nuts, tofu, rajmah, chole, soyabean, paneer, chicken, fish etc. To gain muscle mass.
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What are the alternative snacks to biscuits which we can eat in a family of 9 years old and 1 years old kids and grown ups in early forties. Tell me transfer fee snacking option. Also what foods are good for increasing platelet count.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certified Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Replace of biscuit you can add almond with your tea. Try rice flakes also. Sprouts is very good snacks for you. At evening you can take soup.

Dear doctor, I am 21 year old my weight is 77 kg I want reduce my weight so kindly recommend me diet schedule so that I can reduce my weight.

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
Take high fiber low fat diet. Drink lot of water everyday. Take small and frequent meals at regular intervals of 2-3 hrs. Avoid outside food completely. Ask me privately for customized diet plan for you.
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I am 25 years old mother. After my pregnancy I lost my weight 43 kg. Help me to increase my weight.

Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
For gaining weight, you have to be patient and practice it correctly. You should take every 2 hourly meal and fix your meal timing and include good amount of nuts and High Proteins Along With Calories Like Eggs, lean meat, fish, skinless chicken, pulses, sprouts, and dairy products that rich sources of proteins. Please take fruit shakes (Like banana, mango) + 5-6 almonds and 1-2 walnuts. In lunch have multigrain roti + 1bowl dal /palak paneer/ egg white bhurji + 1bowl salad. Evening have fruits shake/lassi/badam shake Dinner: 1-2 paneer stuffed roti/1-2 multigrain roti+ 1bowl dal+ 1bowl salad. Go for exercise.

Popular Health Tips

Health Benefits of Salad

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
Health Benefits of Salad

Traditionally salads were known to be prepared of only raw vegetables like cucumber, tomatoes, cabbage and onion which are cut into slices and sprinkled with a pinch of salt and lemon. They were either served as the smallest portion among the other food items in the meal plate or totally ignored.

Hey folks, if you have also been doing the same, it’s now time to change.

But, let me first tell you the importance of having salads which will definitely lead you to start having salads with your meals. You can also be very creative in making your salad colorful, tasty, crunchy, balanced, appealing to eat and obviously healthy.

Why salads?

· Starting your meals with a bowl of salad will help you attain weight loss. Not a joke, it’s true because salads are low in calories, high in fiber and rich in other nutrients. Fiber helps you feel full making you eat, the remaining meal less and ultimately lose weight.

· Eating a high fiber salads aids in lowering cholesterol and also is known to prevent constipation.

  • Eating a little good fat (like the monounsaturated fat found in olive oil, avocado and nuts) with your vegetables in salads appears to help your body absorb protective phyto-chemicals  (known to protect against cancer and heart disease), like lycopene from tomatoes and lutein from dark green vegetables.
  • Best way to skip croutons (deep fried pieces of wheat bread) which are few in nutrients and have a high glycemic load is to replace them by nuts and seeds and maintain the crunchiness in the salad.
  • Want to balance it with proper carbohydrates and protein to make it a whole meal; you can add brown rice or protein packed Quinoe, grilled chicken, low fat Paneer, Tofu or Sprouts.

· People, who do not like to eat fruits, can relish on salads which combine fruits and vegetables and eat it as a whole meal or in between snacks. This will provide them a host of powerful antioxidants which will protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals.

 

 

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Health Benefits of Spinach

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
  • Spinach is a potent source of magnesium, which helps dilate blood vessels, according to Japanese researchers. Better blood flow to the genitals creates greater arousal for men and women. (Although you’ll probably need more than leafy greens to stoke her arousal.
  • Try the Spinach and other green vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, Swiss chard, and bok choy are also good sources of our favorite sex nutrient—folate.
  • Extra insurance for good reproductive health, folate may lower blood levels of a harmful substance called homocysteine. This abrasive amino acid irritates the lining of arteries and encourages plaque to adhere to it. A high level of homocysteine is a significant risk factor for peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
  • But it appears that dietary folate is protective. In a study of 46,000 men, Harvard University researchers found that those who consumed the most folate daily were 30 percent less likely to develop PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) than men who ate the fewest folate-rich foods.
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How To Keep Your Prostate Healthy?

MCH-Urology, M.S. (General Surgery) , MBBS
Urologist, Gurgaon
How To Keep Your Prostate Healthy?

The prostate gland, an essential part of the male reproductive system grows throughout your life. As you grow older, it becomes imperative to keep this organ healthy.

Here's what you can do to maintain a healthy prostate:

1. Workout to stay fit - Exercising regularly and maintaining an optimum weight can help to keep your prostate gland at an optimal health. Several types of research have revealed the beneficial aspects of exercising. It's said that physically active men are less likely to suffer from enlarged prostate if they performed a physical activity of low to moderate intensity. Likewise, physically active men who ran for 90 to 108 minutes are 20% less likely to develop erectile dysfunction.

2. Eat fruits and vegetables - Including fruits and vegetables in your diet can help to maintain a healthy prostate. Guava, papaya, tomato and watermelon are some of the options that spell good for your prostate. Vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts should also be included to boost the health of the gland. Ideally, you should have about 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.

3. Have more soy products - Eating more soy products like tofu, soy flour, soy nuts can help to keep cancer of the prostate at bay. A study published in the British Journal of Urology International revealed that men who had soy products saw a 40% decrease in their risk of developing an enlarged prostate.

4. Have selenium-rich foods - Having foods rich in selenium (a powerful trace mineral) like tuna, eggs, cashews, onions, garlic, etc can reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer.

5. Say yes to healthy fats and no to trans and saturated fats - Choosing healthy fats like avocados, nuts, and olive oil can aid in boosting prostate health. At the same time, limiting saturated fats and trans fat intake are vital for keeping the prostate gland healthy.

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Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): How Does It Work?

M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Indore
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): How Does It Work?

What is FUE Hair transplant?
Follicular Unit Extraction is most widely used and the most reliable method of hair transplant being utilized for the permanent and scar-less restoration of hair. FUE is so effective surgical method that it is impossible to distinguish transplanted hair from natural hair. Results are natural and undetectable.

How is FUE done?
The procedure is performed in the OPD under Local Anaesthesia. Anaesthesia is given to prevent any discomfort to the patient during the procedure.

FUE is the method of extraction donor hair directly from donor site in a follicular unit hair transplant procedure. An instrument is used to make small circular incisions in the skin around a follicular unit while separating it from the surrounding tissue. The follicular unit is directly extracted from the scalp leaving a small open hole.

This process continues until the surgeon accumulates large number of follicular units for the planned hair restoration. For single session, this procedure can take two to three hours whereas for long session, it may be accomplished over two consecutive days. The donor scars are approximately 1mm in size which completely heals within ten days.

Before the grafts are harvested, tiny 'recipient sites'; are made in the balding area of the scalp using a fine needle-point instrument. The follicular units are then placed into the recipient sites where they will grow into healthy hair-producing follicles. The creation of recipient sites and the placing of follicular unit grafts are essentially the same in both FUE and FUT procedures. The difference lies in the appearance of the donor area and in the quality and quantity of grafts obtained with each technique.

How is the healing phase after an FUE?
The donor wounds, approximately 1-mm in size, completely heal over the course of seven to ten days, leaving tiny white scars buried in the hair in the back and sides of the scalp.

When does the hair begin growing?
The transplanted hair generally shed within 2 to 6 weeks after the surgery as roots enter in resting phase. Within three to eight months, transplanted roots start sprouting hair. It takes ten to twelve months to have denser hair as hair continue to mature and thicken gradually. Once transplanted hair begin to grow, it will continue to do so for lifetime.

What is biostimulated FUE?
It comprises of hair transplantation by FUE along with 3 sessions of Platelet rich plasma therapy which simultaneously enhance residual hairs as well as transplanted hairs by presence of high concentration of growth factors directly near the hair roots and stimulation of STEM CELLS.

In this hair follicles to be transplanted are preserved in a special solution enriched with patient's own growth factors and at the end of surgery this concentrated solution of growth factors is injected into the whole affected area.

With biostimulation, a good proportion of transplanted hairs remain in growth phase (ANAGEN) and directly start growing after transplantation.
Consult with a Hair Transplant Specialist.

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Health Benefits of Broccoli

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
  • When it comes to great-tasting nutrition, broccoli is an all-star food with many health benefits. While low in calories, broccoli is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, in addition to fiber.
  • Broccoli belongs to a family of vegetables called cruciferous vegetables and its close relatives include brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage. Broccoli contains sulforophane, a sulfur-containing compound present in cruciferous vegetables. Researchers are studying the anti-cancer properties of sulforophane and have come to some interesting conclusions, although more research is needed. 
  • As if that's not enough, a cup of cooked broccoli offers as much vitamin C as an orange, and is a good source of beta-carotene. Broccoli contains  vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc too. It also provides fiber and is low in calories.

Table of Content

Sprouts
Nutritional Value of Sprouts
Health Benefits of Sprouts
Make hair stronger
Prevent erectile dysfunction
Remedy for good eyesight
Helps in weight control
Remedy for Anemia
Power house for enzymes
Helps in Digestion
Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids
Super food for pregnant women
Rich in Selenium
Youthful skin
Prevent Asthma
Uses of Sprouts
Side-Effects & Allergies of Sprouts
Origin And Cultivation of Sprouts