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Nutrition Benefits of Vegetables and Health Concern

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Health and Nutrition Benefits of Vegetables: Vegetables constitutes vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. They are sources of calcium, magnesium,potassium, iron, beta-carotene, vitamin B-complex, vitamin-C, vitamin A, vitamin K etc.

Vegetables nutrition provides all necessary elements to the body to maintain its resistance power against diseases.

Bitter gourd (melon):
It contains phyto-nutrient which lowers blood sugar levels. It is having Charantin which raises glucose uptake and glycogen synthesis in the cells of liver & muscles. Help in controlling the blood sugar level particularly in treating type-2 diabetes. Good source of folates which helps to reduce the neural tube defects in the newborns if consumed by pregnant women at time of early pregnancy. It is rich in dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins & anti-oxidants. It is source of vitamin-C, vitamin A, vitamin B-3, vitamin B-5, vitamin B-6 & minerals such as iron, zinc, potassium, manganese and magnesium & flavonoids…

Nutrition Benefits of Fruits and Health Concern

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Health and Nutrition Benefits of Fruits: Papaya:
It is a rich source of phyto-nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. It is rich in carotene which is good for eyes. It is also rich in Vitamin C which has many important functions like free radicals scavenging, immune booster, and anti-inflammatory actions. It is having soluble dietary fiber that helps to have normal bowel movements; thereby reducing constipation problems. It is great source of Vitamin-A, flavonoids like β-carotene, lutein, zea-xanthin and cryptoxanthin. It is also rich source of B-complex vitamins such as Folic acid, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), riboflavin, and thiamin (vitamin B-1).

Orange:
Is rich in dietary fiber, pectin. Pectin, by its virtue as a bulk laxative. An excellent source of vitamin C, natural antioxidant, vitamin A, & flavonoid antioxidants. Decent source of minerals like potassium and calcium.. Develop immunity against colds, control cholesterol level & help in dissolving the kidney stones.

Apple:
It is r…

Antenatal Care for Pregnant Women

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Antenatal Care for pregnant women:  Many pregnancy complications can be avoided or minimized by taking enough self care. By maintaining low-risk, one can enhance chance of healthy child birth.
Balanced nutrition intake is essential for a healthy pregnancy and for the overall growth of the baby. Women can avoid vitamin supplement & even can get their required nutrients by carefully chosen food. Although under guidance of health care professional or antenatal consultant, one can take supplements to overcome deficiency of iron, calcium, protein, fatty acids (especially Omega 3 fatty acids for baby’s brain development & nervous system) and choline as per specific requirement. There is always a need to make nutrition intake adjustments under guidance considering nausea or excessive vomiting in pregnancy. Healthy food habit & light routine exercise can help keeping blood sugar in a normal range.
Routine exercise helps you build strength, flexibility and endurance, necessary for …

Hormonal Imbalance in Women & Men

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Understanding Hormones & How to Balance Them: Treating hormones can improve the health of both Men & Women. If you have infertility symptoms then chances are that you may have hormone imbalance.
What are Hormones?
Hormones are messengers that travel in body’s blood vessels to tissues & organs. They affect different processes, including body’s Physical development, Metabolism (absorb needy energy from the food consumed), Sexual functionality, Reproduction System  & Mood Swings.
Hormones are generated by Endocrine glands, some of these glands are Pituitary, Pineal, Thymus, Thyroid, Adrenal glands and Pancreas. Women produce hormones in their ovaries and Men produce hormones in their testes.
The body needed the basic building blocks by using fats and cholesterol to generate Hormones. Lacking of proper diet can affect the fat & cholesterol level which may be the reason of occurrence of any hormone problems. 


Basic things to opt to improve body’s capability to create and b…

Garbh Sanskar : Fertility Diet Foods to Avoid & Prefer

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Garbh Sanskar : Women Fertility Diet Foods to Avoid & Prefer: We need to make an intentional effort to control the consumption of food intake in order to regulate our body performance. All the focus should be on “Healthy Balance Diet Nourishment”. Would be parent should follow the recommended diet as suggested by the Health care professional. A healthy diet intake is vital for a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby. A balance diet can help to correct hormone imbalances that may affect ability to conceive. There are certain foods that may lower the fertility. Before conceiving, mind/body needs to be working at optimum levels. It is very possible to improve the quality of egg and mature the sperm in approximately 4 months time.

A balanced diet is essential for the body to function properly. Supplements having protein and calories can help in improving fertility. Providing sufficient nutrition should be the basis for treatment of infertility. Bee pollen and royal jelly are extrem…

Garbh Sanskar : Essential Nutrients - Women Fertility

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Garbh Sanskar : Key Nutrients that helps women to conceive:Dairy and sea foods seemed to be prominent fertility foods. They offer key nutrients like vitamins A, D, E, and K2, iodine, and omega-3 fats that help in women’s fertility. To maximize chances of conceiving it is necessary to maintain optimum health of would be parents. This can be achieved by overcoming nutritional deficiencies and improving sperm production and quality. Choosing the right nutrients and in the right quantities is far important. Supplements are necessary because even the best diet may not contain all the needed nutrients to give you the best chance of conceiving. It is very possible to improve the quality of the egg and the sperm in approximately 4 months time.

a)Vitamin A (Fat Soluble Vitamin) promotes better cervical fluid and helps ensure follicles develop correctly. b)Vitamin D (Fat Soluble Vitamin) supports the production of estrogen in both men and women, is needed for insulin production, and is the key …