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सर्दी के मौसम में जुकाम-फ्लू से बचने के लिए अपनाएं ये नुस्खे

सर्दी के मौसम में जुकाम-फ्लू से बचने के लिए अपनाएं ये नुस्खे

सर्दियों में फ्लू का खतरा बढ़ जाता है ऐसे में आप इन कुछ घरेलू नुस्खों को अपनाकर सर्दी-जुकाम, फ्लू से बच सकते हैं।Diseases-conditions-Kadha-health-benefits

सर्दियों में स्वास्थ्य का ध्यान रखना और भी जरूरी हो जाता है क्योंकि इस मौसम में फ्लू का खतरा बढ़ जाता है। स्वास्थ्य का ध्यान रखना काफी मुश्किल हो जाता है। ऐसे में आप कैसे कुछ घरेलू नुस्खे अपनाकर सर्दी-जुकाम, फ्लू से बच सकते हैं। जानते हैं इसके बारे में। फ्लू हमेशा ही किसी न किसी तरह के वाइरस की वजह से फैलता है। इसके सिंप्टम्स बुखार, सिरदर्द, नाक बंदड होना या बहना, बदंन दर्द होते हैं।

काढ़ा- ये नुस्खा अपका जुकाम ठीक करने के मुफीद नुस्खों में से एक है। इसे बनाने का तरीका भी आसान है और यह जल्दी तैयार भी हो जाता है। इसे बनाने के लिए आप दालचीनी, लॉन्ग, काली मिर्च, अदरक, देसी घी और तुलसी मिला लें और पानी में उबालकर उसे पकाकर काढ़ा तैयार कर लें।Kadha

शहद और मसालें- शहद एंटी-बैकटीरियल और एंटी-ऑक्सिडेंट पदार्थ है। ऐसे में इसमें आप मसाले मिलाकर फ्लू के बढ़िया घरेलू नुस्खा तैयर कर सकते हैं।

तुलसी चाय- तुलसी के पत्तों के कई फायदे होते हैं। वहीं इसकी तैयार की गई चाय भी आपके इम्यूनिटी सिस्टम को बढ़िया बनाती है। यह आपकी बॉडी से कई टॉक्सिक पदार्थों को भी दूर रखती है।
तुलसी चाय सर्दी-जुकाम भगाने के कई जरूरी उपायों में से एक है।

7 surprising benefits of eating more ginger

7 surprising benefits of eating more ginger

Give your pantry and fridge a quick scan. Do you see powdered or fresh ginger? If not, it’s time to plan a trip to the grocery store—stat! That’s because this medicinal marvel, long touted in Chinese medicine and Ayurveda as a healing spice, actually has a significant amount of science to back it up. And it isn’t just motion sickness that it treats. Ginger can also knock out PMS pain, headaches, bloating, and so much more.

The best part: Both fresh and powdered ginger (what you’d find in your spice cabinet) deliver these health perks, so pick what’s most convenient for you. And you don’t have to consume a megadose to feel the results either—experts, including integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, M.D, recommend consuming around 2 grams of ginger per day, which works out to about 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger, or 3/4 teaspoon powdered ginger.

Here, 7 of the most compelling reasons to start embracing this potent, flavor-packed root on the regular.

1. It Boosts Immunity

Watch out, colds. Not only does ginger contain sesquiterpenes, chemicals that combat rhinovirus (the most common cause of colds), sipping ginger tea can also reduce congestion and other cold and flu symptoms, according to Cardiff University researchers. What’s more, ginger is also full of immune-boosting antioxidants, and acts as a natural pain and fever reducer.

2. It Eases Arthritis Pain

“There is some evidence that ginger may be helpful for reducing joint pain and inflammation in arthritis sufferers,” says registered dietitian Danielle Capalino, MSPH, RD, author of Healthy Gut, Flat Stomach. That’s because ginger contains gingerols, potent anti-inflammatory substances that can inhibit the formation of inflammatory cytokines. In one study, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, ginger extract significantly reduced symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee.

3. It Soothes Sore Muscles

Hit the ginger before you hit the gym. Research has found that ginger, which acts as a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory, can ease post-workout muscle soreness. In a study published in The Journal of Pain, participants who took two grams of ginger a day (1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger, or 3/4 teaspoon powdered ginger) experienced a 25% reduction in exercise-induced muscle pain 24 hours after a workout compared to a placebo. Runners can also benefit: In another study, endurance athletes who took powdered ginger (like you’d find in your spice cabinet) had lower markers of inflammation.

4. It Banishes Stomach Bloat

You know ginger as a nausea fighter, but that’s not its only stomach perk: “Ginger gets your digestion going and can keep your belly from uncomfortable or embarrassing bloating,” says Capalino. Known as a carminative herb (meaning it gets rid of excess gas), compounds in ginger stimulate gastric juices and digestive organs to boost digestion. Plus, it contains the enzyme zingibain to help break down proteins.

5. It Sidelines Period Pain

“The most surprising benefit of ginger is that you can use it to alleviate menstrual pain,” says Capalino. In fact, ginger is shown to work as well as OTC pain meds. A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine found that ginger was as effective as ibuprofen in relieving period pain.

6. It Can Even Combat Migraines

Migraines are the worst, but ginger might keep you from landing in the ER. The key could be ginger’s ability to inhibit prostaglandin synthesis, thus keeping blood vessels from swelling and creating pressure. One study found that taking ginger powder was just as effective at treating migraines as sumatriptan, a common migraine medication. What’s more, ginger helps quell the queasy stomach that often accompanies a migraine headache.

7. It May Preserve Your Memory

Ginger may buffer your brain against Alzheimer’s. The neurodegenerative disease is linked to sticky deposits of amyloid proteins in the brain, yet a laboratory study suggests ginger may protect brain cells from these plaques, delaying the onset and progression of the disease. The effects have yet to be studied on humans, but because eating ginger is pretty much risk-free, it’s worth incorporating into a brain-healthy diet.

Not just meat but legumes, nuts and Kale can also give you big muscles

Not just meat but legumes, nuts and Kale can also give you big muscles

Good news for vegetarians who wish to enhance muscles mass! As a study reveals that eating legumes, nuts and Kale may provide the same strength as a meat-eater gets.

The study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The results suggested that swapping meat and eggs for lentils, nuts, cereals, beans and soya could add years to someone’s life and substantially reduced death rates.

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According to researchers from University of Massachusetts, animal-based proteins provide the same effects for maintaining muscle strength.

“High protein diets do benefit most individuals. It can be beneficial to maintaining muscle mass and strength — particularly as we age.

They investigated 2,986 people about their diets and found that 82 percent of participants were getting the recommended daily amount of protein.

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Their diets fell into one of six patterns: fast food and full fat dairy, fish, red meat, chicken, low fat milk, and legumes.

Factors like muscle mass, strength and bone density were then assessed to see if dietary patterns had an impact.

Those who consumed the most protein had the most muscle mass and stronger quadriceps and the muscle in front of the thigh was stronger.

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The most protein was the equivalent of 4oz (126g) for a 70kg — while the lowest was around 2oz (52g).

But, the results did not change based on someone’s dietary pattern.

Someone getting a large amount of protein from red meat was benefiting as much as a person eating just legumes.

Mortality from heart disease fell 12 per cent, and deaths from all causes fell by 10 per cent, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers found.