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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.                                

Nutraceutical-Dairy Based

Nutraceuticals

Nutraceutical word with “nutra” derived from nutrition and “ceutical” from pharmaceutical. A nutraceutical is any substance that is a food or a part of a food and provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease. Such products may range from isolated nutrients, dietary supplements and specific diets to genetically engineered designer foods, herbal products, and processed foods such as cereals, soups and beverages. 

Dairy based nutraceuticals       

                                    

Probiotics are live microorganisms that Improve intestinal microbial balance present in curd.

Benefits:

  • Stimulates the immune system and reduces symptoms of lactose intolerance
  • Prevents bacterial overgrowth in the intestine and provides relief for antibiotic-induced diarrhea
  • Regulates bowel movements
  • Increases satiety (feelings of fullness)and metabolizes body fat
  • Lowers blood pressure, Improves mineral absorption and helps prevent colon cancer