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Eat This Before Or After Taking The Vaccine To Boost Immunity: COVID-19

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.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 10:57 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Covid-19 Vaccine, Dr Uma Naidoo, Green Vegetables, Soup, antioxidant

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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Fasting Helps Loose Weight, Reduces Cardiometabolic Risks: Study

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

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 - 08:31 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: research, health care, Balanced diet, food

Courtesy: NDTV

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Nutritionist Suggests Hacks For Stomach Flu Patients

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

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 - 03:20 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Nutritionist, Karishma Chawla, Stomach Flu, Diarrhea

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Pregnancy

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Hydration, Loose Clothes, Nap Necessary In Summer Pregnancy: Doctor

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.

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 - 09:54 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: pregnancy, Summers, pregnancy tips, Summer pregnancy

Toddlers

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Pediatrics' List Foods That Should Not Be Fed To Weaning Toddlers

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

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 - 06:30 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: children, health care, Toddler, food

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Health Expert Explains Benefits Of Under-Ripe, Ripe, Over-Ripe Bananas

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

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 - 12:58 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Ayurveda, Dr Dixa Bhavsar, Banana, Antioxidants

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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Dermatologist Suggests Appropriate Facewash For Different Skin Types

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.

Sat, 03 Apr 2021 - 03:41 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Dermatologist, Geetika Mittal, Dry Skin, Oily Skin, Facewash

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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Use Packed, Unpolished, Diff Types Of Dal On Rotation: Nutritionist

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

Sat, 03 Apr 2021 - 11:57 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Nutritionist, Kavita Devgan, Dal, Lentils, cholesterol

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Shanti Banaras

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Indian Fashion Brand Tells Trans Women's Stories Through Photo Campaign

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

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 09:15 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: transgender rights, fashion, transgender activist, inclusivity

Courtesy: Indian Express

Gut Health

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Expert Suggests Garlic, Ginger To Improve Gut Functioning

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

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 - 05:01 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Lifestyle, Digestion, Gut Bacteria, Ginger