Harvard Nutritional psychiatrist Dr Uma Naidu suggests consuming antioxidant-rich vegetables like spinach, kale and broccoli besides having soup or stews to boost the immunity before or after taking the COVID -19 vaccine jab to reduce the chances of incurring side effects. Moreover, Dr Naidu also insists on adding onion, garlic and turmeric to the diet for a healthy gut and to combat inflammation.
Health professionals from Germany’s Max Delbruck Center have unraveled ground-breaking results about fasting. Published in 'Nature Communications', the experiment showed respondents witnessed reduced systolic blood pressure and weight loss as a result of fasting. Moreover, the research said that fasting and refeeding reduces the chances of cardiometabolic risk, exacerbated by Western diet. Conducted on hypertensive metabolic syndrome patients… read-more
For those recovering from stomach flu, nutritionist Karishma Chawla recommends consuming adequate fluids to make up for lost fluid due to diarrhoea and vomiting. Stomach flu is identified with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. Chawla advises consuming low fibre food like rice/moong dal khichdi, eggs and plain soup. She also suggests refraining from 'difficult to digest foods' like fried, spicy, sugary, raw and… read-more
Senior obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Pratibha Reddy suggests to drink at least three litres of water during pregnancy in summers. Pratibha recommends the pregnant women to take a nap in the heat hours and wear loose cotton clothes with comfortable footwear to manage the sweat. She also advises that pregnant women should include fruits and vegetables in their regular diet, and must avoid oil, ghee and excessive salt intake.
Paediatrics suggest parents avoid certain foods to toddlers between 1-3 age group while ensuring their nutritional development. Strictly prohibiting nuts and seeds for children as they may choke the oesophagus, experts advise preventing oily food that can cause indigestion in toddlers. Whole veggies/fruits, candy and fizzy drinks should also be avoided. Besides, it is advised to keep toddlers away from sugary treats that pose threat to their… read-more
Advocating Banana as an instant-energy provider, Ayurvedic practitioner Dr Dixa Bhavsar suggests consuming it after morning workout and as an evening snack is best. About the riping-stage, Dixa says under-ripe bananas contain low-sugar and high-resistant starch and keep a person stay full for long, while riped ones digest quickly. Besides, over-ripe bananas with brown patches have highest antioxidants. However, she strictly asked to avoid… read-more
Dermatologist Geetika Mittal suggested cleaning the face twice a day for all skin types including dry skin, combination skin and oily skin. She recommends foaming facewashes for oily skin people while non-foaming milky-textured facewash should be preferred by those having dry skin. Those having combination skin i.e oily forehead and nose but dry cheeks, Mittal suggests, gel-like facewash.
To tackle the common protein deficiency crisis, nutritionist Kavita Devgan recommends to add dal to diet with several hacks for better effect. Kavita suggests to consume packaged, unpolished dal which has its nutrients intact and is filled with anti-cancer chemicals. Besides, Kavita also advises to consume different lentils on rotation basis and be inventive with the routine. The nutritionist says low cholesterol level and slow aging are some… read-more
Indian fashion label 'Shanti Banaras' has set an example by honouring inclusivity in its recent campaign, celebrating Trans women. The campaign named 'Akathya' features 8 trans women wearing the label's sarees, and shares the stories of their life trials and tribulations through pictures, captions, and videos. Regarding the initiative, the company said that it was "a call to action campaign where we salute the power that is the transgender… read-more
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Nutritionists Dr Archana Batra suggests garlic and ginger to improve gut functioning, anticipating the high consumption of gujiyas and sweets during the festive season. Garlic protects from infections as it has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties while ginger increases the production of stomach acids, she added. Dr Batra also suggests apple cider vinegar, unripe banana and cruciferous vegetables in order to help the functioning… read-more