Showing posts from 2014

Health Benefits of Honey

Health Benefits of Honey: Honey is generated naturally by alchemy of bees which collects nectar, pollen from flowers. It provides soothing sore throats. It is having effective antibacterial, antiviral & anti fungal characteristics. It heals injuries (wounds/burns) & repair the internal damages. It can be consumed as a substitute for sugar or artificial sweeteners. It has Skin & Hair benefits. It is having nutrients, antioxidants, healing compounds, phytonutrient antioxidants and enzymes.  Characteristics: - It regulates blood sugar level. - It can work as skin moisturizer to fight aging & bacteria. Due to its antibacterial and anti fungal characteristics, it resists bacteria that may lead to skin layer breakouts. Its anti-inflammatory properties will calm skin redness and irritation. - It transfer moisture from the air into the skin and also helps in further retaining the moisture content in the skin layers. Due to this ability of honey, needed moisture will deep pene…

Pregnancy related terminologies

Pregnancy related terminologies: 1) Weight gain The amount of healthy weight gain during a pregnancy varies from woman to woman. Weight gain includes weight of the baby, growing placenta, extra fluid for circulation and the weight needed to provide nutrition for the growing fetus. Most needed weight gain occurs in later pregnancy. Study suggests that ideally an overall pregnancy weight gain of normal weight (BMI of 18.5 – 24.9), of 11.3 – 15.9 kg (25–35 pounds) having a singleton pregnancy. During pregnancy, insufficient or excessive weight gain can compromise the health of the mother and fetus. The most effective interventions for weight gain in underweight women is not clear. Being or becoming very overweight in pregnancy increases the risk of complications for mother and fetus, including cesarean section, gestational hypertension, pre-eclampsia, macrosomia and shoulder dystocia.  A systematic review found that diet is the most effective way to reduce weight gain and associated risk…

Pregnancy Tests, Symptoms & Prenatal development

Pregnancy Tests, Symptoms & Prenatal development: Lets understand the initial pregnancy stage which is the 1st day of a woman's last normal menstrual period. Resulting fetal age is known as the gestational age.  After the point of fertilization, the fused product of the female and male gamete is referred to as a zygote or fertilized egg. The fusion of male and female gametes usually occurs following the act of sexual intercourse, resulting in spontaneous pregnancy. It can also occur by assisted reproductive technology such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilisation, which may be undertaken as a voluntary choice or due to infertility. At the initiation stage of the preceding menstrual period, the female body goes through changes to prepare for an upcoming conception, including a rise in follicle stimulating hormone that stimulates folliculogenesis and subsequently oogenesis in order to give rise to a mature egg cell, which is the female gamete. In case of in vitro fe…

Pregnancy Period & Childbirth

Pregnancy Period & Birth of a Child: Majority of births are successful natural vaginal births with least painful experience but sometimes complications may arise and need arise to perform a cesarean section. At labour time, a woman begins feeling uterine contractions, followed by changes of her cervix; primarily effacement and dilation. In some cases women do experience painful labour & some times not.  The woman undergoes many physiological changes during pregnancy including cardiovascular, hematologic, metabolic, renal and respiratory that plays vital role in the event of complications.  The fetus inside a pregnant woman is genetically differs from the woman. A Woman's pregnancy success depends on naturally developed maternal immune tolerance.
Stages of pregnancy term: Preterm pregnancy - at 37 weeks;
Early term pregnancy - 37 weeks to 39 weeks;
Full term  pregnancy - 39 weeks to 41 weeks;
Late term  pregnancy - 41 weeks to 42 weeks;
Post term  pregnancy - up to 42 week…

Healthy and Nutrient Benefits of Spices

Health & Nutrition benefits of Spices: Spices are having phyto nutrients, needed oils, anti oxidants, minerals and vitamins that are essential for overall body growth.     1) Health & nutrition benefits of Tamarind: It is having many compounds, minerals, dietary fiber and vitamins.  It is a good source of dietary fiber which increase bowel movements & thereby helps to overcome constipation condition. It helps to bind the toxins present in the food thus protecting the colon mucus membrane from chemicals that may cause cancer. Fibers also helps in reduction of bad cholesterol levels. It is good source of Tartaric acid which make it acts as an anti oxidant & thus helps in protecting body from the free radicals. It provides volatile phyto chemicals which with compounds generate medicinal capabilities. It is a good source of minerals like potassium, copper, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc and iron. Some of these provides cell & body fluids which helps in controlling …

Healthy & Nutrient Benefits of Herbs

Nutritional benefits of Herbs: Herbs are applicable in purifying the mind, body & soul due to their abilities in terms of providing healing power, health remedies & diet intake constituents. It is now realized their potential health benefits and detoxification abilities. 
They possess anti-oxidants, oils, vitamins, phyto-sterols and other nutrient substances that helps in to maintain body's immunity system.
Oils present in herbs works as remedy for inflammatory health issues like osteo-arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis & lucrative colitis. Certain compounds present in herbs can control blood sugar levels in diabetics. They can control total cholesterol, blood pressure & thus helps in overcoming stroke risk & coronary artery disease. They can help in preventing Alzheimer’s disease due to their anti-amyloid and anti-inflammatory properties. They works as diaphoretic, analgesic, deodorant, digestive, antiseptic, lipolytic (fat and weight loss action), stimulant and…

Healthy & Nutrient Benefits of Nuts

Healthy & Nutrient Benefits of Nuts: Nuts are rich source of energy and contains vital antioxidants, nutrients, minerals and vitamins. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Their regular consumption helps in lowering bad cholesterol and increases HDL or good cholesterol levels in the blood. They also help in lowering blood pressure, preventing coronary artery disease and strokes by maintaining healthy blood lipid profile, protection against breast, colon and prostate cancers.  They are good source of phyto chemical substances necessary for anti-oxidant activities. They are having popyphenolic antioxidants which help in removing the disease causing free radicals from the body. They are good source of minerals like manganese, copper, potassium, iron, selenium, zinc, and calcium. These minerals are cofactors for many vital enzymes that regulate growth and development, sperm generation, digestion, and nucleic acid synthesis. Oil of some of nuts helps to keep skin moist.…