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Oct01
Nutrients needed but usually deficient in our diet
Nutrients needed but usually deficient in our diet

Potassium: Lower Blood Pressure
Studies show that potassium can help keep blood pressure healthy. Potassium also supports fertility and muscle and nerve function. But while potassium is in lots of foods naturally -- like milk, potatoes, sweet potatoes, legumes, avocados, and bananas --
Magnesium: Prevent Disease

Low magnesium levels have been linked with health problems like osteoporosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, muscle cramps, and heart disease. Some people, such as the elderly, people with stomach or intestinal problems, or those who regularly drink alcohol, are at risk for having low magnesium levels. So eat your spinach -- and your beans, peas, whole grains, and nuts (especially almonds). They could do a lot for your health.

Vitamin A: Up Your Beta-Carotene
There are two types of vitamin A: retinol and carotenoids, like beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is a carotenoid found in many orange and yellow foods -- like sweet potatoes, carrots, and winter squash -- as well as spinach and broccoli. Vitamin A is key in supporting good vision, healthy immunity, and tissue growth.

Vitamin D: Strong Heart and Mind
Vitamin D is important in the development of healthy bones, muscles, and nerve fibers as well as a strong immune system. Though our bodies can make it by exposure to sunlight, experts recommend getting vitamin D in other ways. A few foods naturally contain D, such as fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel, mushrooms, liver, cheese, and egg yolks do. Milk, some brands of orange juice, and many cereals are fortified with vitamin D.

Vitamin C: Immunity Booster?
some studies suggest it can shorten the duration of symptoms of common cold. This vitamin, found in many fruits and vegetables, has other benefits, too. It boosts the growth of bone and tissue. As an antioxidant, it might also help protect cells from damage

Fiber: Bulk Up
Fiber from grains, beans, and produce has loads of health benefits. It helps lower cholesterol and improve bowel regularity. It might lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. And it's great for people trying to lose a few pounds. High-fiber foods are often filling and low in calories. Fiber supplements may, however, decrease the absorption of medications and supplements if they are taken at the same time

Calcium: More Than Strong Bones
You probably know that calcium is good for teeth and bones. But that's not all. Calcium helps maintain muscle function and heart rhythm. It might even help prevent high blood pressure. Dairy is a good source, but foods like salmon, kale, and broccoli are too. One tip: Without enough vitamin D, your body can't absorb the calcium you take in


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Oct01
TAKE CARE OF YOUR COOKING OIL
TAKE CARE OF YOUR COOKING OIL

The cooking oils like olive, canola, rice bran are really healthy oils and contain antioxidants. but these superheroes too are vulnerable foods as they get rancid easily as they are either monounsaturated or polyunsaturated. they have the double bonds which when receives oxygen go for rancidity.

If you have noticed foods that are prepared in refined oils get a peculiar smell after a certain period of time, this is because of rancidity.
NOW THINGS YOU SHOULD TAKE CARE OF:
PROTECT THEM FROM:

LIGHT:These oils get rancid if exposed to direct light. always keep them in dark color containers or ceramic containers. light color bottles which allow light to absorbed don't provide provide needed protection.

HEAT:Heat is another factor that these oils cannot withstand. never keep your oil container near gas stove. keep them at cool place or dark dry cupboard. if they are the reused oil try them to keep in refrigerator. they sometimes emulsify during refrigeration but re liquefy at room temperature.

OXYGEN: They cannot withstand air or oxygen and get rancid very easily so its better to keep them in tight containers to avoid rancidity n that particular odor.

AGE: These oils have shelf life of maximum 3 months to use it within 3 months of opening the container.

QUIZ: THIS IS THE REASON WHY FOODS COOKED IN DESI GHEE STAY FOR LONGER TIME...
CAN YOU NAME ANY FIVE PREPARATIONS MADE FROM DESI GHEE AND KEPT FOR A LONG TIME?????


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Oct01
Raw Beet root Juice
Raw Beet root Juice

It cleanses the system and is a great beverage when a patient has experienced symptoms of Cholecystitis. Drinking approx. 100ml of beet root juice twice daily will help to reduce the possibilities of developing Acute Cholecystitis.


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Oct01
HYPOTHYROID AND HYPERTHYROID
HYPOTHYROID AND HYPERTHYROID

1.Symptom: Weight Gain or Loss

An unexplained change in weight is one of the most common signs of a thyroid disorder. Weight gain may signal low levels of thyroid hormones, a condition called hypothyroidism. In contrast, if the thyroid produces more hormones than the body needs, you may lose weight unexpectedly. This is known as hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is far more common

2. Symptom: Swelling in the Neck

A swelling or enlargement in the neck is a visible clue that something may be wrong with the thyroid. A goiter may occur with either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Sometimes swelling in the neck can result from thyroid cancer or nodules, lumps that grow inside the thyroid. It can also be due to a cause unrelated to the thyroid.

3. Symptom: Changes in Heart Rate

Thyroid hormones affect nearly every organ in the body and can influence how quickly the heart beats. People with hypothyroidism may notice their heart rate is slower than usual. Hyperthyroidism may cause the heart to speed up. It can also trigger increased blood pressure and the sensation of a pounding heart, known as heart palpitations.

4. Symptom: Changes in Energy or Mood

Thyroid disorders can have a noticeable impact on your energy level and mood. Hypothyroidism tends to make people feel tired, sluggish, and depressed. Hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety, problems sleeping, restlessness, and irritability.

5. Symptom: Hair Loss

Hair loss is another sign that your thyroid hormones may be out of balance. Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can cause hair to fall out. In most cases, the hair will grow back once the thyroid disorder is treated.

6. Symptom: Feeling Too Cold or Hot

Thyroid disorders can disrupt the ability to regulate body temperature. People with hypothyroidism may feel cold more often than usual. Hyperthyroidism tends to have the opposite effect, causing excessive sweating and an aversion to heat

Other Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism can cause many other symptoms, including:
• Dry skin and brittle nails
• Numbness or tingling in the hands
• Constipation
• Abnormal menstrual period

Other Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism can also cause additional symptoms, such as:
• Muscle weakness or trembling hands
• Vision problems
• Diarrhea
• Irregular menstrual periods


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