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DRUMSTICK HEALTH BENEFITS-3

Drumstick – the stems, leaves and seeds are a favorite to all and are known to have numerous therapeutic qualities:

Eases Respiratory problems:

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The anti-inflammatory properties of Vitamin C in drumstick help in relieving a wide range of respiratory complications by flushing out your toxins and fight against asthma, bronchitis and tuberculosis.

Good for pregnant and lactating women:

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The presence of essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A and Vitamin C in this vegetable reduces the sluggishness of the uterus along with boosting the milk production after delivery.

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Health Benefits of Custard Apple-1

Custard apple, also known as Seetaphal is a commonly seen fruit with a whole lot of amazing Health Benefits.

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     Vitamin C

  • Custard apples are excellent sources of the natural antioxidant Vitamin C which not only has immune boosting properties but it also scavenges harmful free radicals in the body

    Energy

  • Custard apple is an excellent source of energy. It helps to fight exhaustion and eliminates muscle weakness.

 

Women’s healthcare and Nutrition- 3

 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.

Healthy Diet Tips for Women!!!       

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High Fiber Intake– It facilitates slow absorption of glucose, which keeps the sugar levels normal in the blood stream. Fiber makes you feel full early hence helps in maintaining weight.

Essential Vitamins– Fresh fruits and vegetables are a rich source of vitamins and should be included in the daily diet by women.

Sufficient IronA balanced diet for women is incomplete, unless it is packed with a sufficient amount of iron. Low iron intake can lead to anemia and other iron related disorders. 

Calcium for Bones-Women should take ample care to include calcium in their daily diet as they are at a high risk of developing osteoporosis. Foods like curd or dahi, skimmed milk, paneer and nuts are rich sources of calcium and should be made a part of your daily diet.

Sprouted Green gram   

                                                      

Rich in essential nutrients: contains vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, iron, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and calcium, dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Sprouts supply food in pre-digested form, the food which has already been acted upon by the enzymes and made to digest easily. High in Protein-contain up to 35 percent protein -highly recommended for vegans and vegetarians

Significance: Easy to Digest for people with digestive or bloating problems as it loses objectionable gas producing quality during sprouting. Also helps in weight loss as it is high in fiber and low in calorie.

Healthy Food For Hairs

  • Biotin: Biotin, a water soluble vitamin of the B complex, encourages hair and scalp health.  Dietary sources of biotin include nuts, brown rice, whole grains, eggs/egg yolk and oats.
  • Boost Mineral: The minerals silica and zinc are also critical for hair growthFood sources of silica include cucumber, mango, green leafs, beans. Foods high in zinc are pumpkin seeds, beans, almonds and nuts, eggs.

  • Protein: Hair is made of protein; hence protein in your diet helps for making hair strong and healthy and is mainly found in fish, chicken, dairy products, eggs, legumes and nuts.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids: Food containing omega -3 fatty acids such as flax seed, dry fruits, fish are required to maintain scalp healthy.
  • Vitamin A, C & E: Helps in strengthening the capillaries and nourishes damaged growth. Vitamin ACE mainly found in carrot, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, mango, guava, oranges, papaya, wholemeal, eggs, vegetable oil etc.,
  • Drink plenty of water to keep the hair moisturized. Also, hair becomes healthy and grows faster as water flushes out the toxins.
  • Minimum 8hours of sleep everyday helps in fast hair growth as hair grows when at rest.

If you notice more than the regular hair falls visit a doctor right away.         

Causes of Hair Loss-2

  • Thyroid: The thyroid gland helps regulate hormone levels in your body. Improper functioning of the gland may result in hair loss may result.

               

   Healthy Tip: Including foods such as whole fibre rich grains, fresh fruits, brown rice, flax seed and dry fruits help to control hair loss. Also include foods that are rich in Amino acids such as poultry, fish and legumes.

                                                                                 

Iron deficiency anaemia: Ferritin is a protein that plays an important role in iron storage, less ferritin in the blood, the less iron a body has stored up. Ferritin is needed to help replenish hair.People who don’t eat enough iron-rich foods are prone to iron deficiency which is an easily flexible cause of hair loss.

Healthy Tip: Eat iron-rich foods such as beef, fish, leafy greens, Water melon, pomegranate & beetroot preferably, along with foods rich in vitamin C, which enhances iron absorption and tends to decrease the hair fall.