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Ellagic Acid- Sources, absorption and benefits

Ellagic acid is phytonutrient found in various fruits and nuts like strawberry, cranberry, pomegranate, walnut etc. which have proved vital in preventing cancer, diabetes, coronary heart diseases etc.

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WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE AND NUTRITION- 4

Women’s healthcare and Nutrition

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A woman is the essence of life and an all-enveloping character is played by a woman as she plays the character of a daughter, sister, wife and mother all at a time within a span of few years. Nutrient-rich food provides energy for women’s busy lives and nutrition plays different roles during different stages of a woman’s life. During childhood, foods fuel growth. Through childbearing years, diet plays a role in fertility, a healthy pregnancy and prevention of chronic disease. In older years, what women eat can help keep minds sharp and bodies strong.

Regular Medical check – ups!!!            

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With today’s busy lifestyles, finding time to visit the doctor can often be difficult but it is important not to forget about our health. Regular health check-ups are important for women. Even in the absence of symptoms, many physicians recommend routine, yearly doctor visits and physicals for females of all ages. A full check-up for women includes a comprehensive work-up for general health, including heart diseases, cholesterol, diabetes, major organ functions, osteoporosis and common cancers like liver and colon cancer. Specifically designed for women, the plan also screens for breast, ovarian and cervical cancers as well as pelvic disorders.                                

Women Nutrition And Healthcare- 1

Women’s healthcare and Nutrition

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A woman is the essence of life and an all-enveloping character is played by a woman as she plays the character of a daughter, sister, wife and mother all at a time within a span of few years. Nutrient-rich food provides energy for women’s busy lives and nutrition plays different roles during different stages of a woman’s life. During childhood, foods fuel growth. Through childbearing years, diet plays a role in fertility, a healthy pregnancy and prevention of chronic disease. In older years, what women eat can help keep minds sharp and bodies strong.

Women’s healthcare and its ignorance!!!     

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Women play vital and multiple roles, especially those who are employed, as a balance needs to be maintained by them both at home and workplace, thus ignorance of healthcare can have multiple implications on her surrounding environment such as her family, workplace and social network. Also hectic schedule of balancing workplace and home, along with balancing between social and personal requirements, lead to women ignoring their health and routine checkups resulting in diseases like high or low blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases, asthma, urinary infection, arthritis obesity, anemia and depression.

 

 

THE MEDICINAL USES OF SPICES IN KITCHEN- Pepper

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Pepper has an important role in most of the soups and main course dishes. They are widely used around the world.

Medicinal uses of Pepper: 

  • In many Ayurvedic medicines pepper is used.
  • It has tremendous antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties.
  • Pepper improves digestion, kills worms, and treats coughs, colds, sinusitis, heart problems, colic, diabetes, anaemia and piles.
  • For fever, a peppery soup is very helpful since it has anti-feverish qualities.
  • For throat inflammation, chewing raw black pepper is very helpful.
  • Pepper oil is used to treat insect bites and scalp infections.

Maida Flour vs. Wheat Flour

Maida Flour:

  • Maida flour has become a part and parcel of bakery industry. Maida flour is basically used in the preparation of paratha’ s, white breads, cake, biscuits, rumali roti etc.,
  • Maida can destroy the beta cells of pancreas which produce insulin to lower sugar levels and increase the chances of diabetes in human beings.
  • Using Maida based products also results in constipation and indigestion problem. Maida would also result in increase of weight.

Wheat Flour:

  • Wheat is probably the most common cereal available all around the world and is in even high demand in recent years due to its abundant health benefits.
  • Wheat considerably lowers the hazards of heart diseases. Owing to its comparatively low fat content. It also regulates blood glucose levels in diabetic patients.
  • The nutrient value of wheat is retained even after processing into the flour.

Indian Junk Food – Samosa

                                                                                                              

Samosas, pav bhajis, pakoras are delicacies which no Indian can resist. Since these desi delights are rich in calorie content, regular indulgence can lead to abnormal cholesterol levels and increase of abdominal fat, besides paving the way to diseases like stroke, diabetes and blood pressure.

Samosa            

                                                                                                       

We simply love our evening chai with samosa whether or not it rains. But samosas wreak havoc on our diet by causing upset stomach, acidity, diabetes and obesity when consumed regularly. The samosa contains a maida flour shell stuffed with some filling, generally a mixture of mashed boiled potato, onion, green peas, spices and green chili and may have been fried in oil stored for several months, makes them unhygienic, and an absolute dietary villain.

Substitute with : Dhal Idli-

                                      

 

(Toor dhal soaked for about 2-4 hours and ground coarsely.  Add ground masala of green chillies, coconut, ginger, coriander & curry leaves with Dhal.  Make round or oval shape & steam in Idli stand in cooker for about 15-20 minutes). Serve hot during monsoon with or without chutney.