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Benefits Of Green Tea! Make your Body Healthy with Green Tea!!

Dr. Shikhar Tripathi 94% (319 ratings)
BSc, BHMS-Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine &Surgery , Clinical Training & Case Management
Homeopathy Doctor, Lucknow

Green tea is made from unoxidized leaves and is one of the less processed types of tea. It therefore contains the most antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols.

green tea is loaded with nutrients and plant compounds that can have positive health effects and drinking green tea may even help you lose weight. The caffeine and catechins it contains have been shown to boost your metabolism and increase fat burning.

Some of the most essential benefits of drinking green tea are as follows:

  • Contains healthy bioactive compounds.
  • May improve brain function. 
  • Increases fat burning. 
  • Antioxidants may lower the risk of some cancers. 
  • May protect the brain from aging. 
  • May reduce bad breath.
  • May help prevent type 2 diabetes. 
  • May help prevent cardiovascular disease.
  • In the same way green tea acts as a natural diuretic, which makes it ideal for treating and combating fluid retention and hence helpful in cardiovascular diseases too.
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Obesity And COVID-19!

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 93% (20430 ratings)
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
Obesity And COVID-19!

Obesity And COVID-19!

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Hi sir Dr. ne mujhe phytolacca homeopath aur do dawa di hai garm pani me mila ke pine ke liye diya bola fat khatm ho jayega.

Dt. Trupti Padhi 90% (274 ratings)
Master Of Science ( Home Science), Bachelor of Home Science, certificate course in diabetic educator from dr.mohan's diabetic center,bbsr
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bhubaneswar
Hi sir Dr. ne mujhe phytolacca homeopath aur do dawa di hai garm pani me mila ke pine ke liye diya bola fat khatm ho ...
No medicine is the solution for fat loss. Try to follow a proper balanced diet with routine exercises. If need help on diet then contact me through Lybrate.
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Health And Nutrition Tips That Are Actually Evidence!

Dr. M A Khan 91% (1337 ratings)
MD- Alternative Medicine, MD-Ayurvedic & Unani
Unani Specialist, Moradabad
Health And Nutrition Tips That Are Actually Evidence!

Best tips for your health.
1, don't drink sugar calories
2, eat nuts
3, avoid processed junk food (eat real food instead)
4, don't fear coffee
5, eat fatty fish 
6, get enough sleep
7, take care of your gut health with probiotics and fibre 
8, drink some water, especially before meals
9, don't overcook or burn your meet 
10, avoid bright lights before sleep 
11, take Vitamin D3 if you don't get much sun exposure 
12, eat vegetables and fruits
13, make sure to eat enough protein 
14, do some cardio (exercise)
15, don't smoke or do drugs 
16, use extra virgin olive oil
17, minimize your sugar intake 
18, don't eat a lot of refined carbs 
19, don't fear saturated fat
20, lift heavy things
21, avoid artificial trans fats 
22, use plenty of herbs and spices
23, take care of your relationships (all relatives)
24, track your food intake every now and then
25, if you have excess belly fat, get rid of it 
26, don't go on a diet 
27, eat eggs, yolk and all

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Tummy Tuck - Abdominoplasty!

Dr. Sandeep Mahapatra 88% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bangalore

As our bodies go through normal physiological changes, such as childbirth, weight gain, obesity and the ageing process, excessive fat and sagging start happening around the middle portion of the tummy and also love handle areas. Gym, exercise and diet restrictions also many times fail to restore the body contours. The skin sags permanently post repeated pregnancies and doesn't appeal. The abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a very successful cosmetic procedure, designed to sculpt the waistline and give perfect contours to the body. The surgical technique repairs damaged and weakened rectus muscles (abdominal muscles), further tightening the skin and ensuring permanent results.

Even though the tummy tuck surgery can prove to be beneficial for both men and women, recovery time and tolerable side-effects must first be considered.

Tummy tuck procedure: details


A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure done under local anaesthesia, that will require 4-6 weeks for proper healing. This procedure involves incisions throughout the midline extending to flanks. Moderate pain during these first several days, which will gradually settle down. Strenuous physical activities will also need to be postponed for at least four to six weeks. Inward admission for a couple of days and needs to be operated under proper hospital well equipped with ICU set up. Surgical drainages are placed from 1-3 weeks to drain any collections inside the skin surface and prevent infections.

Weight stability

Abdominoplasty ensures body sculpting and contouring and is not a treatment for weight loss. Fluctuations in weight shouldn't be there and patients should undergo stable weight before undergoing the procedure. Weight should be managed by proper diet and abdominal exercises 6-12 months before planning for the procedure.


Although the tummy tuck is one of the commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure, the incision will leave a thin scar along the abdomen. This will run along the horizontal incision line, stretching from hip to hip.


Results from your tummy tuck will not be immediately noticeable. In fact, over the first several weeks, redness, bruising, stiffness and swelling are common. This will slowly resolve over the next four to six weeks and the results will start to show. Best results will take almost 1 year but in 2-3 months perceptible difference is noticeable.

Even mini tummy tuck procedures are good to give best aesthetic results.

At dermasolutions clinic, we ensure optimum results and complete safety as its performed by well experienced plastic surgeons under utmost care.

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COVID19 & Obesity

Dr. Vinayak S Hiremath 92% (51 ratings)
MD - Internal Medicine, MMSc - Diabetology, Fellowship In Critical Care, MRCP (UK), PGD-Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetology
General Physician, Ernakulam
COVID19 & Obesity

Statistics show that many of us may have a higher death rate due to the high prevalence of obesity. 
That is a fact. We don't have the numbers for COVID because it's an ongoing health emergency and because china & Italy do not have the rate of obesity as the US & India, 
But, if we look at the data of the h1n1 pandemic in 2009, obesity was an independent factor for death. Also, we currently know that people with obesity have less of a response to the flu vaccine. 

What's the relationship between obesity and COVID 19?

People with obesity do not have a higher risk of the contracting virus but have a higher risk of developing severe disease and death if they contract it. Basically, someone with obesity will have a more severe form of illness that can lead to ICU, use of ventilator and death.

But why?

one word: inflammation. Patients with obesity are in a chronic state of inflammation that leads to decreased and compromised immunity, they have a slower response to fight viral infection and poor recovery from the disease.

Baseline alterations in the obese lung environment affect the viral pathogenesis and immune response and leave the lung susceptible to increased viral spread.

Inflammation leads to decrease cell memory which is needed for a vaccine to do its function, to make antibodies. 

Poor vaccine response is also due to suboptimal macrophage functionality and maturation. 

What to do?

If you have obesity the most important thing you can do is follow social distancing, again the most important is to avoid the virus as the complications may be severe.

Interventions such as weight loss, diet change and exercise are the first line of defense against the obesity epidemic. Continued studies to understand the mechanistic interactions between the lung epithelia, immune cells, and vaccine response. 
And this and for many other reasons is why your weight matters.

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Health Tips For Adults!

Dr. Juvenil Patle 86% (24 ratings)
Homeopathy Doctor, Balaghat
Health Tips For Adults!
  • Eat a variety of foods
  • Base your diet on plenty of foods rich in carbohydrates
  • Replace saturated with unsaturated fat
  • Enjoy plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Reduce salt and sugar intake
  • Eat regularly, control the portion size
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Get on the move, make it a habit!
  • Start now! and keep changing gradually.
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Why You Are Not Losing Weight?

Dt. Ranjit Kaur 88% (407 ratings)
Post Graduation Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition, Fellowship In Obesity Management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Amritsar
Why You Are Not Losing Weight?

Why You Are Not Losing Weight?

I have seen many cases who always used to say we are doing a lot of exercises, doing dieting, taking nothing in my diet. I always suggest them, do properly & keep moderation either it is exercise or diet. Here is the answer for those who are not reducing with hard exercise & diet.

Not eating enough calories!

Under- eating is one of the obstacles in the fight to lose weight. Your body requires a minimum amount of calories to function properly. If you don't provide your body with that amount you will not see results. Even the smallest person consumes at least 1200- calories a day. Your calories intake is determined based upon your weight and activity level. To lose weight you have to eat a balanced meal and enough calories. 

You never change your routine!

You must change your routine often to help you improve. Fir example: If you are exercising on the elliptical machine every day at the same speed, eventually you will reach a peak and stop progressing. You must from a variety of cardiovascular and weightlifting exercises. When the result slows down or stop, switch your routine to give your body another challenge. 

Exercising with a balanced diet!

You must eat a balanced diet to achieve and maintain the results to desire. Working out without dieting properly will only lead to frustration, mainly because of the lack of results. 

You are not doing real exercise programme!

Doing a couple of exercises without a plan or schedule won't produce good results. For the best results, you should design a detailed workout plan. Join a gym, CARDIO, or use a facility with enough equipment to work every angle of your body.

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Weight Loss - How Can Surgery Help?

Life Care Hospital 89% (80 ratings)
Multi Speciality, Gorakhpur
Weight Loss  - How Can Surgery Help?

Weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery is an effective treatment procedure for people, who are morbidly obese, i.e. a person weighing 100 pounds over his/her ideal body weight or having BMI (body mass index) higher than 40. One of the major reasons for the increasing trend of obesity is the overconsumption of unhealthy food. This combined with a lack of physical activity and a sedentary lifestyle leads to the accumulation of excess calories in the body.

Who Needs Weight Loss or Bariatric Surgery? 

In some cases, even if your BMI does not exceed 35, you still develop obesity-related health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure. In such an instance, the doctor may recommend bariatric surgery – a surgery shrinks the capacity of your stomach and re-routes your intestine. One such weight loss surgery is the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – it involves the reduction of the upper portion of the stomach into a smaller pouch and connects it directly to the intestines. So, when you eat, the foods go into the smaller stomach and empties right into the small intestine. Because of your stomach’s reduced capacity, you do not feel compelled to eat more, thus resulting in weight loss.

Weight Loss and Different Taste Preference

Groundbreaking research into weight loss surgery reveals that people’s taste and preference alter following RYGB, which in turn, influences the surgery’s long-term success rates. A little experiment was conducted to establish the relation between the two. Participants were asked to point out to odour and food preferences prior to and after the RYGB surgery using the Self-Assessment Manikin (SAM) method. Volunteers in the assessment responded to foods associated with five different tastes – sour, sweet, bitter, salty, and savory (umami) – and four typical odours – coffee, banana, gasoline pump, and rose.

Surprisingly, a certain section of the people stated that before undergoing weight loss surgery, they had enjoyed hogging on junk foods like pizza, pasta, pastries, etc. However, after RYGB, the same kinds of food appeared unattractive and unappealing to them; in fact, these people have seen craving for healthy foods. For instance, 20% of the people admitted that their favorite food was a bowlful of green salad and vegetables. These people, who changed their taste preferences, also lost the maximum weight. Tricking the Taste Buds to Lose Weight

Can you trick your taste buds?

Certainly yes! But before we get to the tongue, let’s talk about the organ, which is responsible for detecting the flavors of food through smell. The greater the aroma, the more you crave. Considering how your taste buds function, here are a few ways you can trick your tongue into loving healthier foods –
• Flavour your low-fat meals with the freshest ingredients – lemon zest, parsley, and fresh basil adds flavour to any dish

• Pan-fry the food instead of frying it in oil. That way, you might just trick your taste bud into thinking that you are eating oily food when you are actually not. You can also follow a few hacks to neutralize your taste buds – pinch your nose as you drink or eat anything to neutralize the taste of the food. For example, if you have a bit of onion with eyes closed and nose plugged, it will taste like an apple

What diet is best for weight loss? Starving yourself to death is not the way to shed kilos. If you are looking to lose weight naturally, you need to cut down on unhealthy snacks and switch to a healthier diet. A low-carb, low-fat, and protein-rich diet is best for weight loss.

Here are a few simple dietary tips to lose weight faster

• Reduce intake of starch and sugar – cutting back on carbohydrates reduces your appetite, brings down the insulin level, and promotes weight loss without hunger pangs. Avoid eating whole-wheat grains and bread, starchy vegetables, sugary foods, legumes, and beans.

• Eat lots of protein, veggies, and healthy fat – Prepare each meal out of a fat source (avocado, coconut oil, olive oil), a protein source (eggs, meat, fish), and low-carb vegetables (broccoli, spinach, kale, lettuce, Brussels sprouts).

Fruits you must avoid eating for weight loss

  • Mangoes
  • Bananas
  • Grapes
  • Dry fruits – raisins, apricots, prune

These fruits contain a higher number of calories and natural sugars, which may impede your weight loss goals. However, diet alone cannot help you lose weight. Exercise and certain lifestyle changes are essential too – getting enough sleep, giving up smoking, and drinking alcohol.

Updates From Lybrate: We hope this information was helpful to you. Moreover, you can also check out these weight loss products from Lybrate to support your weight loss journey. 

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Skin Care Tips!

Dr. Deepti Dhillon 87% (187 ratings)
MBBS, DDV, Aesthetic medicine
Dermatologist, Delhi
Skin Care Tips!

Consuming food items which contain essential fatty acids like almonds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds can prove to be healthy for the skin and reduce inflammation which accelerates fine lines, sagging and blotchiness.

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