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Sweet Lime (Mosambi Fruit) Juice Benefits Tips

Hair Fall - How Consuming Vitamins Can Control It?

Dr. Priya Mohod (Shirsat) 92% (468 ratings)
CIDESCO, DGA, DBT, DBC, MBBS
Trichologist, Mumbai
Hair Fall - How Consuming Vitamins Can Control It?

Hair fall is a very common phenomenon that plagues millions of people around the globe. Most of you take supplements of vitamin on a regular basis as it aids the buildup of new hair and skin cells. Read on to find out how exactly do the various vitamins help your hair:

  1. Vitamin A: This vitamin controls the production of retinoic acid in your hair follicle. It is not only helpful for skin care but stimulates hair growth. It is immensely fruitful in moisturizing your hair and keeping it healthy. Vitamin A is usually found in sweet potatoes, carrots, tuna, lettuce, mango, sweet red peppers, green leafy vegetables and spinach.
  2. Vitamin B: Variants of this, such as B12, aid in hair growth by managing stress. Vitamin B is found in fruits such as oranges and papayas, and beans.
  3. Vitamin C: This vitamin helps you absorb iron from the food you eat which is an absolute essential for hair growth. It also boosts the synthesis of collagen that is required to repair the damage and sustain the structure of your hair. Fruits such as papayas, guavas, lemons, sweet lime, orange, kiwi, vegetables such as broccoli, yellow bell peppers and leafy vegetables are replete with Vitamin C.
  4. Vitamin D: This vitamin rejuvenates the hair cells in order to form new shafts of hair. Vitamin D is found in dairy products, mushrooms, soy milk, tofu, and cheese. Vitamin D is also naturally made by your body when you expose your skin to the sun, and is called the sun-shine vitamin.
  5. Vitamin E: This aids in stimulating capillaries and enhancing blood circulation on the scalp. This additionally contributes to hair growth due to its high anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant content. Certain foods loaded with Vitamin E are pumpkin, broccoli, olive oil, sunflower seeds, almonds, avocado, tofu and spinach.
  6. Vitamin B5: It is also known as Panthenol, is a vital ingredient that is used in medicines to regulate hair hall. Foods enriched with Vitamin B5 are sweet potatoes, sunflower seeds, avocados, cheese and mushrooms.

Other Ways to Help Hair
We have gone over the vitamins that may be important for the health of your hair. But lifestyle changes can help just as much. Try:

  1. cutting back on gels, blow-drying, and brushing hair when wet
  2. lowering your stress by exercising at least 30 minutes a day
  3. drinking enough water, 6-8 glasses a day

Being mindful of the foods and drinks you consume, the products you use, and the way you manage stress, can all help improve the well-being of your hair. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

2657 people found this helpful

6 Foods That Help In Building Your Immunity!

Dr. Arif Yunus 89% (206 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma In Tropical Medicine Health, MRCP(UK)
Allergist/Immunologist, Chennai
6 Foods That Help In Building Your Immunity!

A healthy child is a happy child. And for this very reason, it is vital to provide the right nutrition to boost their immunity that would help fend off infections and illnesses , so that they have a happy childhood as well as a productive adulthood bolstered by a good immune system. Achieving this goal could be simplified by incorporating the following foods in your family’s diet.

  1. Citrus fruits: There is a host of citrus fruits available. From oranges to grapefruits to sweet lime to guava; citrus fruits help in the development of a strong and robust immune system. They are a rich source of Vitamin C, and hence they can combat the free radicals in a child’s body. These fruits will help your child to stay healthy instead of falling prey to diseases regularly.
  2. Apple: Apple is one of the most commendable fruits that aids in developing a child’s immunity, hence the age-old phrase, "an apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” This is because of the anti-inflammatory properties of apple that can fend off bacteria and free radicals. Moreover, apple leaves can cure cough and cold while clearing off phlegm.
  3. Spelt: Spelt protects the blood vessels and a child who regularly consumes it is less likely to suffer from blood pressure and blood sugar problems later on in life. This is because of the niacin content in spelt which can reduce both lipoprotein and cholesterol. It can also prevent free radicals from abusing the tender blood vessels. Spelt also contains copious amounts of phytonutrients known as polyphenols that can shield your child from hormone-dependent and breast cancers.
  4. Eggs: If your child regularly suffers from asthma and coughing issues, then you should talk to a pediatrician regarding the safety of egg consumption for your child. Eggs are rich in all the vital nutrients that can help your child to fight back repetitive issues such as cough and asthma. Moreover, the high protein content aids in boosting the overall immunity of the child.
  5. Spinach: Spinach is known for its iron and Vitamin C content, and it is one of the best choices for the immunity of the child. It also contains enough Vitamin A and thus, it helps in retaining the nutrients well.
  6. Almond: Almonds are superfoods for the immunity of your child. In case your child is not able to chew almonds, you can give him or her almond milk. It triggers the growth of muscles at the early stages of life. Since your child is susceptible to injury from fall and tumble, almond is the best way to protect him.

So, eat your way to healthy living by incorporating the right diet coupled with an overall healthy lifestyle. Good nutritious diet is important to keep good health and fight infections.

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

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Eat Well to Feed Well

Dr. Gauri Kadlaskar Palsule 90% (450 ratings)
MD- Homoeopathy
Homeopath,
Eat Well to Feed Well

Eat Well to Feed Well

Our food-journey begins with the magical moment of conception in the mother's womb; it is, therefore, important for the expectant, lactating and new mothers to consume nutrition-rich diet to be able to feed their baby well.

Food is a critical aspect of one's journey in this world as a living being, from conception through life to death. Malnutrition, at any stage of life, can result in stunted growth, increased disease susceptibility, and even childhood obesity. Severe or prolonged malnourishment can have serious long-term effects on the mother and child’s health.

Expectant or breastfeeding mothers receive a lot of nutritional and dietary advice from people around them. More often than not, the information is contradictory and somewhat scary. Some advise you to eat a particular kind of food to produce enough milk for the baby, while some warn that some foods will make the baby refuse your milk. A few remind you about a specific type of diet that can be harmful to your baby or reduce your milk production. What is the best advice for you then?

Work on your not-so-desirable habits

The moment you conceive, it is advisable that you start working on your not-so-good-for-child habits. Avoid smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol and caffeine-based drinks. When you are breastfeeding your child, caffeine-based beverages, aerated drinks, and alcohol is best avoided from your diet.

When you win over the things to be entirely avoided, focus on the diet that you need as a mother and nutrition-provider. Remember, the balanced diet that you need as a mother is neither complicated nor expensive.

Make protein a part of your daily diet

As a nursing mother, you require an extra 25 grams of protein compared to the 50 to 65 gms needed for any woman your age. The additional need for protein can be easily met by adding a Katori ( about 150 gms) of think daal or a Katori of sprouts in your daily diet. You can also increase the intake of dairy products such as milk or yoghurt. If you can, consider adding an egg to your diet. Protein-rich vegetarian sources also include soy-products, nuts and seeds. For mothers who include non vegetarian foods in their diet eggs and chicken are the best options. But make sure they are cooked with very little oil and spices. 1 boiled egg or one piece of grilled or boiled chicken of about 80 gms is sufficient.

Mind your minerals

The minerals help with the smooth functioning of our body-functions and help keep our body healthy: they make our bones strong, absorb oxygen in the blood, nerve development and functioning, and lot more. Minerals are not just essential; they are critical to our being.

During lactation, you must focus on Calcium and iron. Calcium can be easily derived from milk: about two glasses of milk (200 ml) a day will meet your requirement. Other Calcium-rich sources include curry leaves, finger millet (ragi or nachani as we know it). Iron is not secreted into the breast-milk, so the requirement during the lactating period is not any different from the pregnancy. One can meet the need for Iron from dates, peanuts, organic jaggery, leafy-green vegetables such as spinach, and eggs.

Vitamins and Minerals go hand-in-hand

For minerals to work optimally for our body, often they need support from Vitamins. Vitamin B12 supports iron-carrying capacity of blood.Vitamin D is required for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. Your baby needs all the minerals and vitamins, and for the first, critical years of development, the baby receives them exclusively through you.

B12 is almost exclusively found in animal products (eggs, meat, milk, for example) so it is difficult to get enough B12 through a vegetarian diet. Consider supplements because B12 is essential for your baby's brain development. Similarly, a Vitamin D deficiency in mother's body results in deficiencies in the breast-milk, and in turn, affects the baby's calcium and phosphorus absorption. Severe deficiency of Vitamin D can cause rickets, and soften and weakening of bones in your baby and you. Consult your physician or paediatrician to check if you or your baby need Vitamin D supplements.

Just like you must consume and check certain things to ensure the best interests of your baby, you must watch Vitamin C levels for your health. Especially during pregnancy and lactation period, your body needs Vitamin C to recover from the wear and tear. Eat a lot of Vitamin C-rich fruits like oranges, sweet lime, guava and our humble lemon. Ensure the fruits are ripe and avoid specific fruits if you are allergic to them. Also remember, Vitamin C is most volatile and responds adversely to heat. For example, for best benefits, squeeze lemon on the food on your plate, not while it is cooking away. Alternatively, eat fruits immediately after cutting them, don't store them open for long.

Goodness of Galactagogue

Galactagogues are the foods that induce, augment or maintain lactation. The most popular among them is fenugreek; the active ingredient found in fenugreek increases lactation. Rich in fibre, it prevents digestive problems for the mother. Methi laddus (http://nishamadhulika.com/en/498-methi-laddu-recipe.html) are a famous recipe for new mothers. Alfalfa is a highly nutritive plant, rich in essential Vitamins like A and E, and minerals such as Calcium, and Phosphorus. Milk thistle or Bhat kataiya has good anti bacterial, anti-tumour and anti-inflammatory properties. Its stalks and flowers can be added to daily salads. It is also available in the form of tea packets for the lovers of green tea. Asparagus racemosus or Shatavari a known uterine tonic and a galactagogue. Available in the form of granules it can be easily added to warm milk or tea. Garden cress seeds or Aliv or Halim are rich in Calcium and Vitamin C and a natural galactagogue. They can be roasted and consumed along with milk or in form of laddus.

Before I close this blog entry, I will advise to watch your water and fluid intake as a mother. Water and juices help to hydrate your body and also provide the fluid to produce milk for your baby. Never dehydrate yourself.

Why Diabetes & Fruits Go Hand-in-Hand?

Dt. Nidhi Chandra 90% (68 ratings)
Diploma In Dietetics & Nutrition, Diploma In Sports Nutrition, Diploma in Yoga, IDEEL
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Why Diabetes & Fruits Go Hand-in-Hand?

Can diabetes patients eat fruits?

It is a common understanding that fruits are not good for diabetic patients or they should not eat fruits, but is it really true? Almost all diabetic patients hesitate to eat fruits, as they consider them to contain sugar and since they already suffer from high sugar, they believe that eating fruits will spike it further. 

Does diabetes mean excess sugar in blood?

No, diabetes means excess glucose in blood, not sugar. So, what's the difference? The difference is that all sugars are not glucose. Glucose is just one type of sugar and the only sugar that can cause diabetes. Glucose is present in most of the foods that we eat. It is highest in white table sugar, processed & packed foods and grains like rice & wheat.

Which kind of sugar is present in fruits?

Fruits contain a type of sugar known as fructose. Fructose is a simple sugar like glucose. However, it acts very differently as compared to glucose, and it does not mix with blood, as glucose does, and is stored in the liver. Therefore, Fructose acts as stored sugar and not as instant sugar like glucose. Some fruits also contain glucose, but it is present in much lower quantity, which is not responsible for increasing the blood glucose level. Remember, glucose is the energy or fuel for the body and even diabetic patients need it. But certainly not in excess.

Fruits & diabetes

  • Fruits, having fructose, do not increase the level of blood glucose and because of this, fruits are not only safe for diabetic patients but they also help in lowering the level of glucose.
  • Fruits also come packed with so many useful vitamins and minerals, that maintain the nutritional balance of the body.
  • Moreover, fruits provide a good dose of soluble fiber helps in lowering the level of glucose in the blood.

Conclusion

Diabetic patients must not hesitate to eat fruits but they must eat 3 different types of fruits every day, including one citrus fruit like orange & sweet lime.

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

4719 people found this helpful

Mosambi Sweet Lime Fruit Benefits in Hindi - मौसम्बी के फायदे

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Mosambi Sweet Lime Fruit Benefits in Hindi - मौसम्बी के फायदे

मौसंबी का जूस सार्वाधिक लोकप्रिय जूसों में से एक है. ये विटामिन सी और पोटेशियम से समृद्ध है. इसके अलावा इसमें उच्च मात्रा में विटामिन सी, तांबा और आयरन भी मौजूद होते हैं. इसकी विशेषता ये है कि कैलोरी एवं वसा की मात्रा तो थोड़ी होती है लेकिन वहीं दूसरी तरफ कैल्शियम, जस्ता और फाइबर काफी प्रचुर मात्रा में पाई जाती है. इसलिए आप कह सकते हैं कि ये स्वादिष्ट तो है ही इसके साथ-साथ इसके औषधीय गुण भी काफी महत्व के हैं. आइए मौसंबी के फायदों और इसके नुकसान को विस्तारपूर्वक जानें.
1. मूत्र संबंधी रोग के उपचार में
पोटेशियम से समृद्ध होने के कारण मौसंबी मूत्र संबंधी विकारों जैसे सिस्टाइटिस के इलाज में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है. सिस्टाइटिस से तत्काल राहत पाने के लिए मौसमी के जूस को पानी में उबालने के बाद ठंडा होने के एक घंटे के अंदर पी लें. इसमें मौजूद पोटेशियम गुर्दे और मूत्राशय की डिटॉक्सिफ़िकेशन प्रक्रिया को भी सुधारकर मूत्र मार्ग के अन्य संक्रमण को रोक सकता है.
2. कब्ज से राहत
कब्ज से राहत पाने के लिए भी मौसंबी का इस्तेमाल किया जाता है. इसके रस में उपस्थित एसिड आंत से विषाक्त पदार्थों को निकालकर कब्ज की समस्या से भी राहत दिला सकता है. इसमें मौजूद फ्लैवोनोइड और पोटेशियम पेट में गड़बड़, पेचिश, दस्त की समस्या में भी प्रभावी है. ये लार ग्रंथियों से लार निकालकर पाचन में भी मदद करता है.

3. बालों के लिए
मौसम्बी विटामिन सी, खनिज, और तांबे से समृद्ध होता है इसलिए मौसम्बी का रस बालों के लिए फायदेमंद होता है. मौसम्बी के रस में मौजूद तांबा मेलेनिन पिग्मेंट के निर्माण में सहायक है. मौसम्बी के रस से शैम्पू और कंडीशनर के बाद बालों को धोने से बची हुए गंदगी निकल जाती है और आपके बाल चमकदार और नर्म हो जाते हैं.
4. वजन कम करने में
वजन कम करने में भी इसका उपयोग किया जा सकता है. मौसमी के जूस में कम वसा और कैलोरी होने के कारण यह वजन कम करने में भी मदद करता है. अतिरिक्त कैलोरी जलाने के लिए मौसमी के जूस और शहद को मिश्रित कर सकते हैं.
5. गर्भावस्था के दौरान
गर्भवती महिलायें मौसमी का जूस पिएं क्योंकि इससे कैल्शियम बहुत ज्यादा होता है जो पेट में पल रहे बच्चे और माता दोनों के लिए लाभदायक होता है.
6. पेप्टिक अल्सर में
मौसंबी के रस में मौजूद एसिड प्रणाली में क्षारीय प्रतिक्रिया करता है और गैस्ट्रिक की अम्लता को कम और पेप्टिक अल्सर से राहत देता है. सर्वोत्तम परिणामों के लिए मौसंबी और नींबू के रस को मिश्रित कर के पिएं.
7. प्रतिरोधक क्षमता बढ़ाने में
नियमित रूप से मौसंबी के जूस का सेवन दिल के कार्य में सुधार करके उचित रक्त परिसंचरण को सुनिश्चित करता है. इससे प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली भी स्वस्थ रहती है. इससे आपको सर्दी-जुकाम से राहत मिलती है. इसके अलावा ये कोलेस्ट्राल को भी कम करता है.
8. मधुमेह के उपचार में
मौसंबी का रस मधुमेह रोगियों के लिए फायदेमंद है. मधुमेह के इलाज के लिए आप दो छोटे चम्मच मोसंबी का रस, चार छोटे चम्मच आंवला का रस और 1 चम्मच शहद को एक साथ मिश्रित कर लें. अब इस मिश्रण का सुबह खाली पेट सेवन करें.
9. आँखों के लिए
इसमें मौजूद एंटीऑक्सिडेंट और जीवाणुरोधी गुणों के कारण इसका रस आपकी आँखों को संक्रमण और मांसपेशियों की क्षति से बचा सकता है. सादा या नमक के पानी में मौसमी के जूस की कुछ बूंदों को मिलाकर अपनी आंखों को धोने से नेत्रश्लेष्मलाशोथ जैसे संक्रमण के इलाज में भी मदद मिलती है.
10. स्कर्वी के उपचार में
स्कर्वी विटामिन सी की कमी के कारण मसूड़ों की सूजन, अक्सर फ्लू, सर्दी, और फटे हुए होंठ की समस्या होती है. मौसंबी का रस विटामिन सी से भरपूर है और स्कर्वी का इलाज करने में प्रभावी है.
11. त्वचा के लिए
मौसम्बी के जूस में विटामिन सी और एंटीऑक्सीडेंट, एंटीबायोटिक और कीटाणुनाशक गुणों की मौजूदगी के कारण त्वचा के लिए लाभकारी है. इसका रस चेहरे के दाग धब्बे के इलाज में उपयोगी है. त्वचा के सूजन और दर्द को कम करने के लिए मौसम्बी के रस और अरंडी के तेल को मिश्रित कर के सूजन और दर्द पर लगाएं.
मौसंबी के नुकसान

  • मौसंबी के रस का अनियमित सेवन करने से कई समस्याएं उत्पन्न हो सकती हैं.
  • इसका सेवन आवश्यकता से अधिक न करें.
  • कुछ लोगों को इससे एलर्जी भी हो सकती है.
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Diet Management For Common Cold Or Coryza

Dr. Kanica 90% (19 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Bahadurgarh

1. In case of profuse water nasal discharge fluid intake should be increased.

2. Drink plenty of water, can add a pinch of turmeric and ginger powder to it.

3. You can consume juices especially of citrus fruits as they have high vitamin c content - lemon, orange, sweet lime, pineapple etc.

4. Consume hot soups, especially chicken soup.

5. Take raw fruits and vegetables. Apple is good for cold, should consume at least one apple a day.

6. Include garlic, ginger and onions in your food.

7. Increase intake of vitamin a in your diet - all yellow fruits and vegetables contain vitamin a. Meat, fish, kidney and liver, liver oils of fish are richest source of vit- A. If you are a vegetarian you can have fish liver oil supplements but because overdose can be toxic.

8. Boil a mixture of bishops weed (ajwain), tea leaves and water and inhale the steam, helps to decongest the nose block due to cold. Should do at least three times a day.

9. Drink boiled mixture of - half cup water, little ginger, 2-3 leaves of sweet basil (tulsi) and mint leaves, or you can eat the raw leaves, this will boost up you immunity and control your cough and cold.

10. Gargle with warm water, a pinch of salt and turmeric to sooth your throat.

11. Avoid milk and milk products -cheese.

12. Avoid spicy food, eggs, sweets and cold refrigerated drinks.

13. Avoid cold drinks, cold water, ice creams.

14. Avoid all food with preservatives and additives.

Fruit for Diabetics - Is it Actually Safe to Eat?

Dt. Ms. Malika Kabra Rathi 90% (19 ratings)
Msc - Clinical Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Fruit for Diabetics - Is it Actually Safe to Eat?

Can diabetes patients eat fruits?

It is a common understanding that fruits are not good for diabetic patients or they should not eat fruits, but is it really true? Almost all diabetic patients hesitate to eat fruits, as they consider them to contain sugar and since they already suffer from high sugar, they believe that eating fruits will spike it further. 

Does diabetes mean excess sugar in blood?

No, diabetes means excess glucose in blood, not sugar. So, what's the difference? The difference is that all sugars are not glucose. Glucose is just one type of sugar and the only sugar that can cause diabetes. Glucose is present in most of the foods that we eat. It is highest in white table sugar, processed & packed foods and grains like rice & wheat.

Which kind of sugar is present in fruits?

Fruits contain a type of sugar known as fructose. Fructose is a simple sugar like glucose. However, it acts very differently as compared to glucose, and it does not mix with blood, as glucose does, and is stored in the liver. Therefore, Fructose acts as stored sugar and not as instant sugar like glucose. Some fruits also contain glucose, but it is present in much lower quantity, which is not responsible for increasing the blood glucose level. Remember, glucose is the energy or fuel for the body and even diabetic patients need it. But certainly not in excess.

Fruits & diabetes

  • Fruits, having fructose, do not increase the level of blood glucose and because of this, fruits are not only safe for diabetic patients but they also help in lowering the level of glucose.
  • Fruits also come packed with so many useful vitamins and minerals, that maintain the nutritional balance of the body.
  • Moreover, fruits provide a good dose of soluble fiber helps in lowering the level of glucose in the blood.

Conclusion

Diabetic patients must not hesitate to eat fruits but they must eat 3 different types of fruits every day, including one citrus fruit like orange & sweet lime. As, glucose, is highest in white sugar and white maida and it's products, diabetic patients can safely eat 2 fruits a day, each being equally spaced and on empty stomach or near a high physical intensity workout. Best is to consult your doctor/nutritionist and decide the kind and timing of fruit as per your drugs and or insulin.

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

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Diabetes & Fruits - Do They Go Hand-in-Hand?

Dt. Vishal Wadi 92% (2113 ratings)
Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, Certified Diabetes Educator, Diploma in Sport & Exercise Nutrition, Diploma in Human Nutrition, Lifestyle Medicine, BSC IN LIFE SCIENCES
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Diabetes & Fruits - Do They Go Hand-in-Hand?

Can diabetes patients eat fruits?

It is a common understanding that fruits are not good for diabetic patients or they should not eat fruits, but is it really true? Almost all diabetic patients hesitate to eat fruits, as they consider them to contain sugar and since they already suffer from high sugar, they believe that eating fruits will spike it further. 

Does diabetes mean excess sugar in blood?

No, diabetes means excess glucose in blood, not sugar. So, what's the difference? The difference is that all sugars are not glucose. Glucose is just one type of sugar and the only sugar that can cause diabetes. Glucose is present in most of the foods that we eat. It is highest in white table sugar, processed & packed foods and grains like rice & wheat.

Which kind of sugar is present in fruits?

Fruits contain a type of sugar known as fructose. Fructose is a simple sugar like glucose. However, it acts very differently as compared to glucose, and it does not mix with blood, as glucose does, and is stored in the liver. Therefore, Fructose acts as stored sugar and not as instant sugar like glucose. Some fruits also contain glucose, but it is present in much lower quantity, which is not responsible for increasing the blood glucose level. Remember, glucose is the energy or fuel for the body and even diabetic patients need it. But certainly not in excess.

Fruits & diabetes

  • Fruits, having fructose, do not increase the level of blood glucose and because of this, fruits are not only safe for diabetic patients but they also help in lowering the level of glucose.
  • Fruits also come packed with so many useful vitamins and minerals, that maintain the nutritional balance of the body.
  • Moreover, fruits provide a good dose of soluble fiber helps in lowering the level of glucose in the blood.

Conclusion

Diabetic patients must not hesitate to eat fruits but they must eat 3 different types of fruits every day, including one citrus fruit like orange & sweet lime.

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

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Vitamins - How They Can Put An End To Your Hair Fall?

Dr. Paul's Kolkata 88% (114 ratings)
MBBS, MD (D.V.L.)
Dermatologist, Durgapur
Vitamins - How They Can Put An End To Your Hair Fall?

Hair fall is a very common phenomenon that plagues millions of people around the globe. Most of us take vitamin supplements on a regular basis as it improves the health of our hair and skin. But if a balanced nutrition of vitamins, proteins, minerals and fats is required to enhance the result which can only be ensured by Cyclical Nutritional Program (Hair Fast) along with regular vitamin intake. Read on to find out how exactly do the various vitamins help your hair:

  1. Vitamin A: This vitamin controls the production of retinoic acid in your hair follicle. It is not only helpful for skin care but stimulates hair growth also. It is immensely fruitful in moisturizing your hair and keeping it healthy. Vitamin A is usually found in sweet potatoes, carrots, tuna, lettuce, mango, sweet red peppers, green leafy vegetables and spinach.
  2. Vitamin B: Variants of this, such as B12, aids in hair growth by managing stress. Vitamin B is found in fruits such as oranges, papayas, and beans.
  3. Vitamin C: This vitamin helps you absorb iron from the food you eat which is an absolute essential for hair growth. It also boosts the synthesis of collagen that is required to repair the damage and sustain the structure of your hair. Fruits such as papayas, guavas, lemons, sweet lime, orange, kiwi and vegetables such as broccoli, yellow bell peppers and leafy vegetables are replete with Vitamin C.
  4. Vitamin D: This vitamin rejuvenates the hair cells in order to form new hair shafts. Vitamin D is found in dairy products, mushrooms, soy milk, tofu and cheese. Vitamin D is also naturally made by your body when you expose your skin to the sun and is called the sunshine vitamin.
  5. Vitamin E: This aids in stimulating capillaries and enhancing blood circulation on the scalp. This additionally contributes to hair growth due to its high anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant content. Certain foods loaded with Vitamin E are pumpkin, broccoli, aloe vera,olive oil, sunflower seeds, almonds, avocado, tofu and spinach.
  6. Vitamin B5: It is also known as Panthenol, is a vital ingredient that is used in medicines to regulate hair hall. Foods enriched with Vitamin B5 are sweet potatoes, sunflower seeds, avocados, cheese and mushrooms.

Other Ways to Help Hair

We have gone over the vitamins that may be important for the health of your hair. Besides various Vitamins, amino acids, minerals like iron, calcium, fatty acids and selective antioxidants play a significant role in hair regrowth and maintenance. Plus, lifestyle changes can help just as much. Try:

  1. Cutting back on gels, blow-drying, and brushing hair when wet
  2. Lowering your stress levels by exercising at least 30 minutes a day
  3. Drinking enough water, 6-8 glasses a day
  4. Being mindful of the foods and drinks you consume, the products you use, and the way you manage stress can all help improve the well-being of your hair.

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

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Tips To Lower Higher Uric Acid Levels

Ms. Geetanjali Ahuja Mengi 90% (479 ratings)
Masters Of Science In Dietetics And Food Service Management Msc. (DFSM), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Advanced Clinical Nutrition Program, Post Graduate Diploma In Clinical Nutrition And Dietetics PGD, Bachelors Degree In Applied Nutrition Bhsc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Tips To Lower Higher Uric Acid Levels

High uric acid in the blood stream leads to gout and arthritis. To prevent gout must have a good diet and refrain from sugars, alcohol and food like meat, poultry, seafood and pulses. Uric acid is not eliminated easily from the system and leads to inflammation and joint pains with gout.

  • WATER – Water helps in flushing out all toxins so one should drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day , water will also eliminate the excess uric acid n the system.
  • CHERRIES- Cherries are rich with anti-inflammatory substance which is known as anthocyanins this help bringing down high uric levels. The anthocyanins helps from not letting uric acid crystallize and settle in joints which are the reason for arthritis and gout. Cherries will help reduce its level.
  • BERRIES – Strawberries and blueberries should be added to the diet as they have a lot of inflammatory properties which will fight against higher uric levels.
  • APPLES – Have one Apple a day, Apple has Malic acid which neutralizes uric acid. Add apples in your diet.
  • CELERY SEEDS – Most popular home remedy is to add celery seeds in your diet this is also a great neutralizer for high uric levels.
  • FRENCH BEANS JUICE- This is especially given to people suffering from gout as it is a natural neutralizer for high uric acid content and gives relief from inflammation.
  • VEGETABLE JUICES- Drink a lot of vegetable juices like carrot juice, cucumber, beetroot about 300ml of these juices should be taken daily. They are a natural neutralizer to high uric levels.
  • FOODS RICH WITH VITAMIN C- Foods rich in Vitamin C are great to neutralize high uric levels , vitamin C disintegrates uric acid and forces it out of the body through urine . Guava , Kiwi, Sweet Lime , capsicum , lemon , tomatoes are great source of Vitamin C.
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