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Almost since last two thousand years, ginger is used as an Ayurveda medicine in different countries of the world. Indian use ginger as a spice. In India, we often do self-medication using allopathy medicine in case of digestion problem, cough & cold, etc. This self-medication for long days may have a severe impact on health. So ginger can be used for several cases for prevention and cure some disease. It has a negligible side effect if taken carefully maintaining dose. Overdose may have some side effect like heartburn, irritations, stomach discomfort, etc. So Top 8 benefits of ginger are given below:
Ginger contains phenol compounds which improve the digestive system. Ginger increase secretion from Salivary glands. This helps faster movement of the chewed food product inside the GI tract. Ginger increase secretion of Trypsin, Pancreatic, Lipase, etc. enzyme which significantly improves the digestive system as well as appetite.
In an experiment, it was observed that if 1 gm of dry ginger dust is boiled and then the warm water is taken on daily basis, it reduces cholesterol. Same way it reduces triglycerides.
It is observed that the daily consumption of dry ginger dust soaked water reduces blood glucose level.
Several study found dry ginger dust can be effective to cure constipation.
Ginger contains gingerol antioxidant, vitamin C and vitamin B and several minerals. But these are available in raw ginger and destroyed in heat. Daily consumption of raw ginger paste prevents breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, pancreas cancer, etc. During chemotherapy during treatment, a cancer patient may have vomiting tendency. In this case, 500 mg of ginger with lemon juice and salt help to reduce the vomiting tendency.
Different research on ginger shows that it can improve brain performance and Alzheimer disease.
Despite emerging allopathy treatment system, Indian traditional herbs have a place in every Indian’s heart. Because benefits of ginger are time-tested. But as herbs have some limitation too, It is not being used widely. However, wise use traditional herbs (By consulting authorized personnel only) can save us from the side effect of Allopathy medicine. Hope the article on Top 8 benefits of ginger will benefit you.
I had an ear surgery in Apollo Gleneagles super specialty hospitals last year. That surgery was done with the cashless facility under health insurance. Total cost was 88000 INR, of which I paid only 8000 INR remaining was paid by the Insurance company.
Next day I was getting a discharge from the hospital. As it was under cashless facility I had to wait for a long time to clear the bill. That time one ambulance rushed to the hospital with an accident patient. After sometimes I was talking to an old man, the father of the patient. Then come to know that his son met an accident. His son becomes critically injured. Apollo is the nearest hospital so they admitted him to this hospital. But the hospital had a condition to start treatment . They have to deposit 70000 INR in advance. The old man was crying and talking to others for a loan. Trying to sell land.
This is frequently happening in India. Medical emergency leading a lot of out of pocket expenditure. This is breaking a lot of Indian and bringing them below the poverty level. So I decided to write on Health insurance awareness.
Individual health insurance is for an individual person. The premium of individual health insurance is usually less but coverage are high.
This type of policy is for an entire family. If a family have an older member, that family should not include that older person in the plan. Because it will increase the cost of the premium. That older person will come under the Senior citizen health insurance plan.
This type of policy is designed for a senior citizen. It excludes some facility as older people become more frequently ill and premium becomes less.
Critical illness health insurance is purchased for about 25 critical illness like cancer, heart attack, etc. To get this insured money the only diagnosis is sufficient. If the insurer will have any of the critical illness as per policy, the insurance company will pay entire coverage amount.
This is mainly for the employer for their employees. Here premiums are less with more coverage.
If the insurer met an accident, the insurer gets a lump sum amount. This helps the insurer to rum the expenditure of his / her treatment and other expenditure.
Mediclaim is a normal health insurance which gives its insurer cashless treatment facility in-case of hospitalization. It bears the cost of medicine, doctors’ bill, daycare treatment, etc.
Suppose you want to have a health insurance for coverage of 5 lakh. Then you can have health insurance of 3 lakh and then 2 lakh you can have a top-up plan. It will reduce the cost of the premium. If you directly purchase a health insurance of 5 lakh coverage, you have to pay more premium. In the case of a top-up plan, you will be paid the top -up coverage amount only when your expenditure will cross the base amount.
Compare coverage and premium in policy bazar. Decide wisely whether you will buy an individual policy or family policy. Your proper evaluation will help to have less premium for the same coverage.
Sometimes we do not declare existing medical condition which becomes the reason for the rejection of the claim. To be truthful about your existing medical condition. Because of declaring your medical condition your premium may increase but it benefits you during the settlement of the coverage.
Bed charges will be given 1% of your total coverage amount. So select the health insurance or hospital bed accordingly.
Make sure that your preferable hospital is empaneled under the network of the insurance company. If the hospital is empaneled, it will help to easy approval of your claim.
Your health insurance may cashless but this does not mean that they will pay the complete bill, some consumable items coverage are excluded. Hence go through for which consumable items coverage is not available.
Read terms and condition carefully. Like how to intimate them and within how many time they have to be intimated in-case of hospitalization. Pre-hospitation and post-hospitalization period coverage. Within how many days reimbursement claim to be submitted. So remember all this important information.
Do some research in Policy bazar on the settlement ratio, company background, then only buy those policies even though its premium become more. Settlement policy of 2017 of some leading health insurance company provided below:
As on date health insurance is a mandatory requirement for every individual. It will save you and your family during a medical emergency from a financial disaster. Read each and every terms and condition, claim procedure carefully and follow the procedure holistically to avoid rejection.
Every day knowingly or unknowing we come across the harmful household products which contain poisonous chemicals. These chemicals often become one of the prime reason for chronic and acute health disorder. Here some examples of chemical hazards at home are provided to make people aware of it.
In the last few decades some diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, thyroid problems, skin problem, nervous system defects, hyperactivity, hypertension, have been increased significantly. In 2012 14.1 million cancer were reported and 8.2 million worldwide people died. 57% death occurred from the less developed country. The number of a cancer patient will be increased up to 23.6 million by 2030. In every six death due to cancer in the world, one is Indian. Like Cancer, other degenerative diseases also increasing significantly. Now the question is what are key factors for the increase of this deadly diseases.
If we observe closely towards human life in the last one or two decades, we can see the changes. One of the most negative change is the use of the chemicals in the food products, cosmetics, and other household products like cleaning agents, personal care product, mosquito repellant, non-stick cookware, plastic, etc. Several studies show that these chemical exposures are one of the leading cause of so many diseases mentioned above.
WHO, USFDA, and other regulatory bodies are also working on it closely. They are taking guidelines to provide a safeguard to the people. But in India, we do not have such strong regulatory body in place. Hence we, ourselves have to be conscious of the potentially harmful chemical exposures and try to reduce it up to the possible extent.
As this is a broad subject, I will briefly touch on more harmful chemicals exposure source in the home which can affect our health.
To increase milk quantity animals are treated with hormones, hence in the milk, a residue of the hormones observed. This can lead to having breast and other forms of cancer. To prevent disease in farmhouse these animals and chicken are provided with antibiotics and steroids routinely. If one or two birds become sick and they are treated with antibiotics, then it is somehow justified. But every each is administered antibiotics and sometimes steroid on regular basis is a disaster with the food quality. Now it becomes a replacement for nutrition and sanitation. As per an article published in Hindustan times consumption of these broilers, poultry endangering human lives.
The term pesticides cover a wide range of pest including insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc. These dangerous chemicals are used on a daily basis. Sometimes we get contaminated with poison directly. In a recent study conducted in Delhi, some vegetable collected and tested and poisonous chemical observed in the sample more than the allowable limits. The main reason for this toxic chemical contamination in the main source of our food is our unorganized cultivation do not have any monitoring system and guideline in place.
As main sources of our food are contaminated, the mass population are impacted by it. So degenerative diseases are increasing massively. Like some other country of the world, in India, organic food is not widely available. Even if it becomes available there is no certification from a trusted body that plants are cultivated and grown up following organic cultivation procedure holistically. Another problem with cultivated vegetables is the use of hormones. Oxytocin is used for faster growth of the vegetables. This has a lot of negative impact on our health.
Use of plastic containers has been increased rapidly. We use a plastic container for storing water, food, vegetables, etc. This plastic may contaminate our food and water with Bisphenol A (BPA). Several studies show that BPA linked with heart diseases, early puberty in a girl, neurological difficulties, and certain type of cancer.
If you value your health and want to give a healthy future to your child we shall try to look for ways to reduce or eliminate the use of harmful chemicals in our home and food. We should make a habit of reading product labels and verify it. Buying eco-friendly product and the organic food product is good to start to have the chemical safety. We can leave plastic water content and use quality glass content or stainless steel for it. we can replace toothpaste with meswak or neem branches for teeth brushing. Washing fruits and vegetable very carefully and thoroughly.
We are living in the world of chemical, becoming chemical free is impossible. But we have to make an effort to make our environment eco-friendly by using bio-degradable products. This way we can avoid a lot of diseases rooted from harmful chemicals used in household products.
Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry, fear, tension, etc., that can be mild or severe. It is the body’s natural response to stress which may happen thinking negative consequences of an event. Becoming anxious is normal but if it lasts for long and impacts your work life, personal life, social life, health, etc., it is called anxiety disorder.
It often observed that an anxious person avoid social gatherings, start to stay alone in the home.
An anxious person cannot focus on the job so it impacts on the performance which may trigger trouble in the job.
An anxious person may prone to alcohol or drug thinking that it will relieve him or her from the existing problem for sometimes.
Stress may lead to anxiety or anxiety may create stress on a person.
If one or more of the above signs are observed then the person may be suffering by an anxiety disorder.
Long-term chronic anxiety may trigger several health problems; some of these are as follows:
So anxiety is a mental health disorder and requires proper care. For longterm chronic anxiety consultation also needed.
Chronic anxiety impacts our physical and mental health. Chronic anxiety can be reduced by creating a positive environment, motivating, taking a break, creating a secure atmosphere, counseling, changing lifestyle, etc. Still, if there is no improvement observed, a psychiatric consultant should be visited.
Anything that poses a challenge or threat to the wellbeing of your child due to pressure, tension, and insecurity is stress. Stress affects physical health, mental health as much as social life. However, whether the stress can hurt their body and social life, depends greatly on their response on it. So here some stress management tips for your children.
Stress is a normal and necessary part of life. Different children react differently to a stressful event. All the stress experiences are not negative there are positive stresses too. If an event took place in anybody’s life, the person starts to characterize the event with positive or negative color. If the child takes the event negatively starts thinking about the consequences, become insecure and starts feeling stressed. Stress last for a long time is called chronic stress, can affect their study in school, relationship with peers and family.
While we want to eliminate negative stress from our children’s lives, we also have to keep positive stress intact. Without it, life will be dull and unsuccessful. So relief from all type of stress is not the best goal.
Type of stresses are as follows:
It is a positive and healthy stress hence desirable also. For example winning games, upcoming exams, or accomplishing a challenge.
A very short-term type of stress, either positive or negative. This type stresses are very common in children.
This type of stresses seems to be never-ending. Taking too many responsibilities, overwork, a death of closure one are the example of chronic stress. This type of stress is actually a big threat to child well-being.
There are too many reasons for stress, it actually depends on the child’s mental structure, background, historical fact, etc. Some of the common reasons are as follows:
Effects of stress are observed on the physical health, mental health, and behavior of the child as well as there are physical stress, emotional stress, behavioral stress, and cognitive stress. Details are as follows:
Diarrhea, perspiration, having a nightmare, rapid breathing, headache, backache, muscle tension and stiffness, nausea, dizziness, insomnia, weight gain or weight loss, weakness, sweaty hand, skin breakouts such as hives and eczema, frequent cold, etc. are the signs of physical stress.
Lack of happiness, depression, anger, crying, irritability, jealous, nightmare, insomnia, changes in eating habits (Either increased or decreased), often confused about situations, moodiness, restlessness, short temper, impatience, feeling tense, or feeling overwhelmed, sense of loneliness and isolation are general sign of emotional stress.
Nervous habits such as nail biting or pacing, appetite problem, lack of energy, being clingy, sleeping too much or too little, procrastination, neglecting responsibilities, teeth grinding or jaw clenching, overdoing activities, overreacting to unexpected problems, picking a fight with others are the common signs of behavioral stress.
Trouble in thinking clearly, inability to concentrate, poor judgment, seeing only the negative, anxious and racing thoughts, constant worrying, loss of objectivity, and fearful anticipation are the common signs of cognitive stress.
Managing the stress of your child should be well planned. Teaching your child to manage stress will benefit him or her entire life. It will help your child to avoid a lot of problems easily. Sometimes mismanagement of stress makes your child drug addicted. So here are some effective ways to manage the stress of your child:
We can get a lot from a good relationship. Now relationship management skill is considered one of the most important criteria for job recruitment. Proper management of relationship makes life easy. If relation will be managed if following components of the relationship will be managed:
Lack of sleep is one of the leading cause of stress and stress of one of leading cause of insomnia. So it is necessary to maintain a good sleep every day.
In this articles, I tried to touch every aspect of stress which may be concerning for your child. Stress in children is growing rapidly and mishandling of this problem destroying their life. Read this to educate yourself on stress management. But if you find chronic stress in your child please do visit a professional consultant.
Cough and cold are very often found in children which are also known as respiratory infection. Every year a large number of children are admitted in Hospital due to the respiratory problem. It is one of the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in young children. However, in general, cough and cold can be prevented by taking some Home remedies for cold and cough for babies.
Malnutrition: Failing to fulfill nutritional requirements make immunity too weak to fight the infectious responsible for common cold and cough.
Low birth weight: Low birth weight may due to malnutrition at the pre-birth stage.
Not Breastfeeding: Not breastfeeding of the baby leads to malnutrition of the baby. The World Health Organization recommends that all babies be exclusively breastfed for six months, then gradually introduced to appropriate family foods after six months while continuing to breastfeed for two years
Climatic variations especially in winter and rainy seasons: Climat variation, especially in winter and rainy season, may become the reason to have cough and cold. This is because of mainly two reasons, one is a sudden change in body temperature and another is microbes become more active during that period.
Allergy: Cold allergy, dust allergy, pollutant allergy, etc. leads to having sneezing, and other infection.
Overcrowding house: As it is a communicable disease, overcrowding may reason to spread the disease from infected to other.
Bad hygienic practices: Bad hygienic practices can help to increase the load of microbes in the environment which lead to increase the chance to have a frequent cough and cold.
Common sufferings due to cough and cold/respiratory infection are as fever, cough, dyspnea, expectoration, chest indrawing, chest pain, respiratory sound like wheezing, snoring, etc.
(ARI) / Pneumonia is the most frequent condition of acute illness in infant and child. In India, ARI is one of the major cause of childhood death. It is one of the major reason for which children are brought to hospitals or health clinics. Near 13% in-patient deaths are due to ARI. In India, more patients die at home than hospital due to ARI / Pneumonia.
Classification of ARI and Pneumonia: As per WHO recommendations, depending on the severity of the infections, ARI and Pneumonia can be classified are as follows:
Cough and cold or ARI can be prevented as well as minor infection (No pneumonia) can be cured by taking some home remedies which are as follows:
Cough and cold are very common in people especially in babies and can be very severe if not handled properly. However, it can be easily prevented if above preventive measures are taken in advance. So follow home remedies for cold and cough for babies and stay healthy.
Nearly one-third of the world population is overweight. If BMI (Body Mass Index) of a person goes beyond 25.0, the person is considered as overweight. Details are as follows:
INTERPRETATION AS PER WHO GUIDELINES
|Less than 18.5||
|Between 18.5 and 25.0||
|More than 25.0 and less than 30.0||
|More than 30.0||
Due to the following reasons a person gain weights:
Problems due to obesity:
Things to be considered for the preparation of diet for an adult obese person:
Reason whatever may be, an overweight person should follow a diet planning which helps to decrease weight without disturbing daily nutrient requirements. So appropriate food habit along with a balanced lifestyle with a proper mindset is the necessary requirements for the obese person. Followings are to considered during preparation of diet for an adult obese person:
Allowed and avoided food for an adult obese person:
Diet chart for an adult obese person:
Diet chart of an adult obese person is tabulated below:
|Name of the food product||Amount of food product on a daily basis|
|Weight reducing food chart||
Weight maintaining food chart
30 gm (Only for vegetarian)
|60 gm for vegetarian and 30 gm for non-vegetarian|
|Fish, Egg, Meat (Fat-free)||
50 gm (Non-vegetarian)
50 gm for Non-vegetarian
|Variety of Fruits||
|Fat and oil||
|Sugar and Sweets||
Time-dependent daily diet chart for an obese person:
Here we have to distribute the above food quantity in the different time of the day. The principle of the chart shall be having all the essential nutrients from low-calorie and quality food. One example of the time-depended diet chart is given below:
Name of the food product with the amount present in the diet
|Morning 6 o’clock||One glass of fenugreek seeds soaked water|
|Morning 8 o’clock (Breakfast)||Toast 1 piece, 50 gm of Chira, Ripe papaya 100 gm, boiled egg 1 piece, Sugar-free tea 1 cup.|
|Afternoon 12:30 (Lunch)||Flour made bread 2 pieces, Mixed veg 1 bowl, Fish or meat (Cooked in low oil) 50 gm, Salads, Curd (Prepared from skimmed milk)|
|Evening at 4 o’clock||Orange lemon or Mosambi with other fruits like grapes, Pomegranate etc.|
|Evening 5:30 (Tiffin)||Sugar-free tea 1 cup with 2 pieces of cream cracker biscuit.|
|Night 9 o’clock (Dinner)||Flour made bread 2 piece, vegetables, fish/meat stew, salad.|
|Night 10 o’clock (Before going to bed)||Skimmed milk 1 cup|
The above food chart can be modified but the person should not be in empty stomach for a long time. Food shall be cooked in low oil and low heat. There are several reasons for a person becomes overweight which is already discussed above. With respect to food habit, the above charts can be helpful for a person to reduce/manage the weight.
Sugar, being very much favorite to us, put its existence in everywhere. It is present naturally in fruits and vegetable, hidden in fruit-flavored drinks, chocolate bars, breakfast cereals, wholemeal bread, soups, canned fruit juice, jam, jelly, sauce, candy, sugary snacks, carbonated drink, cake, cookies, restaurants, school menus, everywhere. Dr. Leo Galland, a writer on children’s health, gave his advice that “My first line advice to parents is to keep their children away from sugary cereals, pancakes or waffles with syrup, soft drinks, candy, cake, cookies, doughnuts, ice cream, frozen yogurt, and chocolate. Every ounce of reduction helps. Sugar alone does not cause hyperactivity, but it does reduce the nutritional quality of the diet and may aggravate other food intolerances.” As our test buds become more excited if sugar is present in the food, so maker add more sugar to the food product which leads to several health-related problems.
So we should make a goal to consume not more than 40 gm sugar per day and try to have it from natural sources. Refined and processed sugar multiply its negative impact on our health. While exercises a great antidote for sugar cravings. Because when we exercise, our body breaks down glycogen and releases glucose molecule into the bloodstream, which effectively gives us a sugar boost.
As per Dr. Nancy Appleton, Ph.D. “The bottom line is that sugar upsets the body chemistry and suppress the immune system. Once the immune system becomes suppressed, the door is opened to infectious and degenerative disease. The stronger immune system the easier it is for the body to fight infectious and degenerative diseases.” So eat less sugar and get a healthy life ahead. Even though if you want to eat sugar always prefer to have it from natural sources and say a big no to the processed and refined sugar.
The brain is one of the most critical organs of us. Like other organs, our brain to need the care to maintain its health. We heard that Brahmi is good for the brain which helps to memorize our daily plans effectively. The relationship between food habits and Brain’s health is established by science. Today’s food habit decide your tomorrow’s brain health. Improper food habits may create disorders like Alzheimer, short-term memory, loss of intellectuality, etc. So to prevent these brain-related disorders we should develop a good food habit in well advance. Foods related to your brain threats and brain protectors are as follows.
Threats to our brain:
For Extra power for our brain:
We burn coils, vaporize some liquid or take any other actions to repel mosquitos, flies, etc from our household area. Especially in rainy season, keeping mosquitoes and other insects away from our household area helps us to avoid diseases like Malaria, Dengue, food poisoning, and other micro-pathogen contamination related disease. In one side, the mosquito repellent like coils, electric plugin, etc are effectively kicking minor insects like mosquitoes and flies off the house and help to protect us and our beloved family members from the said deadly diseases, on another side it has some significant negative impact our health if it is not used in a safe manner. Mainly used chemicals in this type of mosquito repellent product are tabulated below:
|Type of Mosquito repellent||Chemical used|
|Coil||A dried paste of Pyrethrin powder|
|Liquid vaporized by using electric plugins||Transfluthrin, a chemical of pyrethroid group|
Above chemicals in an allowable concentration in air for the certain period and using in a safe manner do not have a significant impact on our health. Several studies show that long-term exposure to this type of chemical may pose several impacts on our health. This impact becomes more prominent for kids, older people, and people already suffering from asthma, allergy, vomiting tendency, anxiety, and nerve related disorder. Findings from different research on the impact of the chemical on human are as follows:
Mosquito repellent spray
The exposure of this type of chemical in the human body has more prominent side effects on the body than coil and plugins.
An alternative method to be safe from mosquitoes, flies and other similar insects: With the start of summer insects are increased in the environment and spread diseases. It is not that they only harm us, some of them benefitted us also. Like bees help to germinate flowers, Some major insects eat some other minor insects, etc. Use of chemical on daily basis to repel them, harm us as well as the environment. It is poisonous for fish or other water livings. So we can use following safe methods to make us safe from the mosquitoes and the environment from this harmful chemical:
mosquito-net attached with a window
To keep the flow of life and growth we need nutrients from the foods, we take every day. The nutrient is a substance that provides nourishment essential for the maintenance of life, growth, and reproducibility. Classification of nutrients is as follows:
Protein: Proteins are large molecule made up of smaller molecules. The smaller molecules are amino acids.
There are a total number of 20 amino acids, out of 20, our body can only make 11 from Carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids. Remaining 9 are called essential amino acids as they can not be produced by the body and must be obtained from our diet.
Why we need protein:
Twenty percent of our body is protein. Muscle, hair, skin, ligaments, and tendon are made by protein. Many of our hormones, DNA, and thousands of enzymes are mainly made of protein. Each cell of the trillion is aging, dying and being replaced by new one. Our digestive tract is replaced within a week and skin is replaced by a month. So it is very important to replace the dead cells with new healthy cells. Although our body is good at recycling protein, we use up protein constantly, to continually replace it to maintain our good health.
When we eat protein our digestive system breaks it apart into amino acids. This amino acid reached the liver, liver cells absorb them, arrange, twist, and fold them into new protein according to our unique DNA plan. This way we get our own toes, nose, ears, etc.
Protein helps to form antibodies to fight against antigens (Foreign invaders).
Protein helps to produce enzymes, hormones, antibodies and various other components which helps to function our system. For example, the hormone insulin is the functional protein that regulates blood sugar.
People who eat more protein tends to be satisfied with less food. A research was carried out by ‘Centre of diabetes and Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University College, London’ has established that high protein intake in human includes the release of anorectic hormone “Peptide YY or PYY” which in turn leads to satiety.
Eating protein at breakfast helps to maximize brain function, facilitate weight loss, alleviate mid-afternoon slump, common for so many people, especially for the diabetic patient, insulin resistance, and other blood sugar concerns.
Marasmus: Young children and infants are vulnerable to consequences of severe lack of protein. This is a fatal disease causes weight loss and dehydration.
Kwashiorkor: Lack of protein from carbohydrate source like rice yams, and banana causes Kwashiorkor. Symptoms of the illness swollen stomach due to fluid retention. It also has symptoms common to Marasmus such as irritability, diarrhea, fatigue, limited growth, cognitive development and mental health.
Protein C and Protein S deficiency: One in three hundred people suffer from protein C deficiency. It may be a hereditary disease leading to blood clotting. Such deficiencies are characterized by pain, redness, swelling, and tenderness in the affected region.
Lack of protein may trigger disease like cancer, chronic kidney failure, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer, obstructive pulmonary disease, rheumatoid arthritis, weight loss, etc.
People who undergo surgery can have a fast recovery if he or she can take sufficient amount of protein.
As per a research conducted by J. Michael Murphy, Harvard medical school, department of psychiatry, is shown that math grades for the student who regularly take breakfast with higher protein content were 40% higher. When a student arrives home from school in afternoon, they are often in their words, “striving”, consider them a protein shakes or a protein bar. The protein can help to balance blood sugar levels, which helps keep energy level up and cranky behavior down.
Protein deficiency symptoms:
Lack of protein has several signs and symptom depicted in changes in the body. In case we experience any of these signs and symptoms within us or on somebody, it is advisable to check whether it is happening due to protein deficiency or not. If this is found to be a protein deficient symptoms, it is always recommended to take a protein supplement or protein enriched foods. Some of this symptoms include:
|● Weakness and sore muscles||● Mid-afternoon slump|
|● Increased water retention||● Deep line formation around the toes and nails|
|● Flakiness, dry skin and rashes||● Stubborn wounds that do not heal|
|● Lethargy||● Constant headache|
|● Weight loss||● Insomnia|
|● Anxiety||● Moody feelings|
|● Nausea||● Blackouts|
|● Skin ulcer||● Depression|
|● Bed sores||● Skin color changes|
|● Frequent cold|
Protein amount required:
Our daily protein requirements depend on our age, size, and activity levels. ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) recommends the following protein intake:
|Adults||1.0 gm/Kg of Bodyweight/day|
|Children||1.5 gm/Kg of Bodyweight/day|
|Pregnant women / Lactating women||1.5 gm/Kg of Bodyweight/day|
|Athletes||Min. 1.5 gm/Kg of Bodyweight/day (Depend on the level of physical activity.|
People do less activity, require less protein.
How much protein we get from our food:
As per an article published in a leading newspaper “ The Hindu” (Reference link: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/80-indian-diets-are-protein-deficient-survey/article7290278.ece) in 2015, 90% of people in Delhi are protein deficient and 80% Indians are protein deficient.
Average Indian get maximum 35 gm protein in an average day from there daily diet. Hence average 15 gm gap remain there. If this gap used to be there for long days, it may trigger some health disorder.
Source of Protein:
Out of 20, our body can manufacture 11, but remaining 9 amino acids we have to get from our diet. They are essential and helps to produce other 11.
Some food contains all essential amino acids, they are called complete protein. Quantity and quality of the protein in food items depend upon the processing of the food items. Some details of complete protein food are tabulated below:
|Meat||It includes the risk of animal fat. Too much oil and spice should not be used during processing.|
|Fish||Over frying and overcooking can harm the quality of the protein|
|Poultry / Chicken||Beware of use of antibiotics during they were grown up.|
|Milk||It should be getting from pasture-fed cow|
|Soy||Protein amount and quality depends upon the method of processing.|
Other food contains some amino acids but not all, they are incomplete protein. They include:
Protein at the different stage of life and for different type people:
Children grow fast and they start learning a lot of new things. Protein supports their effective growth and the process of learning.
Teenagers need a plenty of energy which they get from protein.
Young adults start to take challenges in the workplace with the dream of growing or struggle hard to have a better job. Protein helps them to stay active to sustain the challenge.
Many older people eat less. So they become protein deficient which leads to less muscle mass and unhealthy heart. It makes their immune system. Daily protein intake makes them healthy and it delays their process of becoming older.
Pregnant women should take more protein to support the growth of the fetus. Breastfeeding mother also needs 75% more protein than normal.
Thinning of the bones is common in the menopausal women because of hormonal related changes happen in their body. Phytoestrogen, which occurs naturally in protein-rich sources like soy have the beneficial impact on bone health and negate some other postmenopausal symptoms. This time women suffer from depression. Protein helps them to adjust to the changes by delaying the process of changes.
A diabetic patient has a lot of food restriction which makes them protein deficient. As a result, they become weaker and fall in another disease.
Athletes have to do a lot of physical activity which put much pressure on their bones and muscles. Protein helps to recover it. Athletes need more protein than normal.
Hence protein is needed for everyone even for a healthy person to maintain good health and prevent a future disease. Only the person who has protein restriction due to some medical reason should not take protein.
As on date, almost all the food item available for general Indian is being adulterated which leads to decrease the quality of the food. Some have to plan and work hard to design and arrange our food to fulfill our requirements. Otherwise, we can go for a quality protein supplement.
Following points should be considered in choosing a protein supplement:
Following points are last but not least:
Whatever health we have today is a result of our yesterday’s food habits and lifestyles. Earlier we had major risk related to microbes contamination which used to take a lot of life. But in today’s world, we have a major risk from the disease (such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, etc.) related to our lifestyles and food habits. So we need to invest some of our hard earned money and interest to have quality protein on every day to maintain good health.
India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. There are many Indian herbs organically invented which are used for healing people’s common health-related problems. Those are time tested and trusted. For many hundreds of years, before allopathy came to India, these were mainly used for the remediation of health disorders.
This is not about curing disease by medicine, it is a practice to lead a healthy life. These herbs improve the in-built healing system of our body.
Despite having huge benefits and potential business, no extensive research has been done, and no many Indian herbs based product came into the market for many years. However, Chaymanprass and Pudin hara proved their efficacy and in recent times many companies introduced many herb-based products.
Same way Amway have launched Nutrilite traditional herb range.
In many articles, health experts are saying not to use food supplements. The reasons are as follows:
Nutrilite herbal range have six product on Indian traditional herbs. Little description of the products are given below:
Health is affected by stress, depression, anxiety, and many things. In the modern age fast forward hectic life life style disturb equilibrium of our body. Nutrilite combines the vast traditional knowledge and available scientific data on Ashwagandha which is known to support following:
• Gingseng of India.
• Support vitality
• Ease stress
• Calm the nervous system
• Boost body’s functioning
• Revitalize the body
1 Aswagandha Tablet = 3 gm of raw aswagandha herbs
Cognitive ability and mental agility start weakening with aging and due to lack nutrition. We may forget key, password, schedule activity. Here Brahmi herb can help us in following ways:
• Support mental agility
• Improve the functioning of central nervous system
• Improve attention
• Improve alertness and concentration
1 Brahmi Table = 5 gm of raw Brahmi herbs
Environmental pollution, dust, chemicals, low immunity, lack of nutrition, climate change make you fall in disease like cold and cough frequently. Tulsi herb can help us to support immunity. It is a potent adaptogen and have an anti-oxidant effect.
1 Tulsi tablet = 100 dried Tulsi leaves.
Bad (junk food, over spices, dried, street food) and irregular eating habit may weak our digestive system. These three herbs are known as TRIFALA. These herbs together known to support followings:
• Support Digestion
• Have laxative properties
• Improve appetite
• Improve detoxification capacity of our liver
Do you know 30 million Indians have diabetes and every year it increasing at 9% rate. Many death happens due to diabetes. It is a lifestyle disease. Consuming these herbs may delay having diabetes. These herbs together known to support followings:
• Support glucose metabolism and maintain healthy glucose level
• Support normal lipid metabolism
• Have antioxidant properties.
We usually face respiratory discomfort due to frequent cold and cough, pollution, smoking, Asthama, etc. These herbs together is known to support followings:
• Support natural respiratory comfort
• Having antioxidant properties.
All us know side effects of medicines. Medicines shall not be taken without prescription from a doctor. And also we know prevention is better than cure. These herbs are safe a good alternative.
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Corona viruses are a group of related viruses that causes diseases in mammals and birds. The viruses cause respiratory track infection that can be like mild cold or lethal like SERS, MERS, and COVID-19. Name of the virus responsible for the current pandemic is SARS-CoV-2 and name of the disease caused by the virus is COVID-19.