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Top 7 Foods For Pregnant Women

Top 7 Foods for Pregnant Ladies

                                                                     

During the pregnancy maintaining a healthy diet is seems to be a little bit difficult, at this time women’s body needs extra proteins, nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Almost 350 to 500 extra calories should be taken during 3rd trimesters each day, lack of important Vitamins and Minerals affect the baby’s growth. It is important to load up on micro nutrients and nutrients like iron, calcium and Vitamin D, proteins.to reach this goal, intake of nutrient foods like whole grams, millets should be promoted. Here are some foods that can include in pregnancy diet.

1. Dairy products:

                                                     

During the pregnancy you need to eat up more proteins and calcium which helps for the growth of fetus. Actually dairy products include two types of high proteins called Casein and Whey. These dairy products contains high amount of calcium and phosphorous. Low fat Yogurt also contains more amount of calcium than any other dairy products. Milk is the best source of calcium. 


2. Eggs:

                                                     

Eggs are rich source of proteins and also contain Vitamins and Minerals along with Choline, which helps in the development of your baby’s brain and spinal cord. Eggs are rich in Zinc, Vitamin A, and D. Each and every cell of growing baby is built with protein so having eggs during pregnancy is good for the fetus. Woman with normal Cholesterol can have maximum of two eggs per day, if the cholesterol levels are increased then it is best to avoid egg yolk.

3. Salmon:

                           
Salmon is a good source of Omega – 3 fatty acids which are very important for the baby’s health. Researchers in the University of Granada have proven that the eating of salmon a week during the pregnancy period is beneficial for both mother and baby. The intake of salmon increases the Omega 3 fatty acids in mother and baby and also increases the antioxidant defenses. 

4. Lentils and Legumes:

                                                           

Legumes are the rich source of nutrients and proteins. This legume also contains compounds like phytochemicals which helps to prevent the heart diseases, cancer and diabetes. They contain very less amount of cholesterol and low fat and vegetables such as lentils are very rich in nutritional values and also contains high amount of folic acids, fiber, iron and Vitamin B9 which are more essential for pregnant ladies.

5. Green leafy vegetables:

                                                                   


There are several benefits for the pregnant ladies eating vegetables which includes healthy birth of baby and reduces the health problems and diseases. Beta carotene helps for the development of cells and tissues and also optical growth. This Beta carotene finds in:
Carrots
Pumpkin
Sweet potatoes
Spinach
Cabbage

Vitamin C helps in maintaining healthy bone and teeth development but also helps in growth of connective tissues. Sources of Vitamin C include:

Sprouts
Broccoli
Spinach

6. Lean meat:

                                             


Iron is an essential mineral which is used by the red blood cells; pregnant women needs more iron especially during the third trimester. Low levels of iron may cause the iron deficiency anemia which then leads to the premature delivery and low baby weight. It is very difficult to meet the needs with diet alone, for those who can eat red meat frequently may increase the amount of iron. 

7. Eating fruits:

                                                                             

Fruits and vegetables are rich in nutrients. When you add them along with your diet then you will get most of the Vitamins, Minerals and other fiber. Eating fruits helps to prevent constipation which is a most common symptom during pregnancy. Eating oranges, mangoes, avocados, bananas, berries and apples helps to build up the strong immune system. 








Top 9 Home Remedies For Skin Infections

Skin problems and home remedies

                                                             

Skin problems are common for everyone at any point in your life time and it is caused due to some changes in hormones, dust, and pollution. Skin disorders can vary in symptoms and severity, some infections can be temporary or permanent and some may be painful or painless. Stress can lead to hormonal imbalances which then lead to the skin disorders.

Some common skin conditions are:


Moles
Acne
Hives
Chickenpox
Eczema
Rosacea
Psoriasis etc.,

Most of the skin disorders are minor but some infections lead to serious problems. Some of the best care ingredients which are available in your kitchen and those are natural which doesn’t have any side effects.

Symptoms of some skin disorders:

Red or white bumps
Rash with pain or itchy
Rough skin
Ulcers
Open lesions
Changes in mole color or size
Excessive flushing etc.,

Reasons behind skin disorders:

Changing lifestyle and some health conditions can also lead to the development of some skin disorders.

Bacteria present in skin pores
Fungus or microorganism living on skin
Viruses
Allergies
Genetic factors
Illness causes to immune system, kidneys


Natural home remedies for skin problems

                         

Turmeric: 

Turmeric contains antioxidant properties and also has antiseptic properties which reduce skin problems so only it is used in many cleansers and body lotions. This turmeric is used for the skin inflammation and infections like eczema, ringworms, leech bites.

Tomato: 

Tomatoes can be applied externally to the skin, it contains an anti-inflammatory called lycopene which helps to heal, burns and some other infections. Apply a slice of tomato on the affected area.

Aloe Vera:  

Aloe vera can be used for both hair and skin problems during the winter season. This aloe vera contains a juicy substance which has a cooling and soothing effect on acne sores and some other infections. Aloe Vera can act like an antibiotic which cures the infections over time.

Sandal wood powder and rose water: 

Mix sandal powder with rose water and make a fine paste. Apply the paste on your face and wash your face after an hour using cold water.

Almonds: 

Almonds can also be used for the skin problem. Soak two almonds overnight and peel the skin and mash it in the morning, then mix it with rose water and apply to your face.

Green tea: 

Green tea protects the skin from various fungal infections and also gives relief from the yeast infections by applying to the skin directly or by drinking green tea daily shows the best results.

Yogurt: 

you can apply plain yogurt to the skin and leave it for 30 minutes.

Coconut oil: 

coconut oil destroys the fungi that cause the skin infections, which contains anti-fungal properties. Make a mixture of coconut oil and cinnamon oil in equal ratios and apply it to the skin to control the infection growth.

Garlic: 

Garlic has anti- bacterial, anti- fungal and anti- biotic properties which help in the treatment of skin infections. Crush garlic cloves and make a paste out of it and apply it to the skin.


TOP 10 HOME REMEDIES FOR SMOOTH SKIN

Home Remedies for Smooth Skin

                                                       
                                         

Women usually seek methods for making their skin smooth and generally go for salon and send a lot of budgets. Our skin is sensitive and it is exposing to harmful chemicals and the major factors that make your skin dull are inadequate sleep, a lot of stress, pollution, lack of nutritional diet, harmful sun rays, excessive drinking and smoking all these are the factors that damage the skin. You can prevent them by following the simple homemade beauty tips so that the texture of your skin, pigmentation, and tone can be improved. Here is a group of home remedies for smooth skin

1. Turmeric powder and Gram Flour paste:

Take a bowl and add turmeric powder and gram flour powder in equal quantities and mix it well by gradually adding milk and make a smooth paste consistency. Apply it all over the face and neck and massage it gently in circular motions and leave it for about 10 minutes and wash your face with warm water.

2. Coconut oil:

Warm up the oil lightly and add some sugar to it and apply all over the face and neck, massage it for 5 minutes and leave the oil on overnight. The process should be done once or twice a week. This remedy works for the dry and dull skin.

3. AloeVera Gel:

Add a tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel in a bowl and mix it with a pinch of Turmeric powder and a teaspoon of honey and milk. Mix it well and apply this paste on the face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.

4. Papaya, Avacado Fruit Pack:

In a mixing bowl add a tablespoon of Papaya pulp, Avacado pulp along with grated Cucumber and mix it with fresh cream and form a paste like consistency. Later apply this fruit pack over the face and neck and leave it for 15 minutes and wash with warm water.

5. Baking Soda:

Mix a tablespoon of baking soda along with a teaspoon of honey and Olive Oil. Mix all the ingredients and apply the mixture over the face and neck. Massage it gently in circular motions and leave it for 10- 15 minutes. Later wash with cool water. Apply this pack once in a week.

6. Walnut pack:

Soak walnuts in water overnight and next day grinds this walnut along with a tablespoon of rose water. Grind it to a smooth paste and later apply this paste all over the face and neck. Leave it for about an hour and wash with warm water. The Process must be done once a week.

7. Lemon:

In a bowl add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and sugar. Mix it well and apply the mixture on your face. Massage it gently in circular motion and leave it for 10 – 15 minutes. Later wash with warm water. Repeat the process twice a week.

8. Cinnamon Pack:

Mix a tablespoon of cinnamon powder with a tablespoon of oatmeal. Mix the ingredients with milk and apply the paste over the face and neck and leave for 15 minutes. Later wash it cold water. Repeat the process 2 times a week.

9. Tomatoes:

In a blender add 2-3 tomatoes and grind it. Apply the tomato paste all over the face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash with cool water. To heal the pimples you can use tomato paste.

10. Tea leaves pack:

Boil green tea leaves in water and cool it. Now in a mixing add 2 tablespoons of green tea water. Then add 2 teaspoons of brown sugar and a teaspoon of cream. Mix all the ingredients well and apply the mixture all over the face and leave it for 10 minutes. Later wash with cool water.

Home Remedies for Headache

Home Remedies for Headache

Work stress, family demands, skimpy sleep schedules- everyday stresses can give us all a headache every now and then.

Home remedies for headache:


  1. Take hand full of coriander leaves and mint leaves. Squeeze juice of both the leaves separately and apply it to your forehead and temples.
  2. Take equal parts of ginger juice and lemon juice in a cup and mix them together, drink this once or twice.
  3. Take 1 tea spoon of dry ginger (sonth) and 1 table spoon water, mix the ingredients and apply paste on your forehead. If you don’t have dry ginger simply head ginger paste and then apply. Initially you might feel irritation.
  4. If you prone to headaches add bananas into your diet or take apply with a sprinkle of salt.
  5. Pomegranate juice also help to get over headaches. Apply an ice pack on your forehead and back of neck.
  6. With firm circular moves massage the skin between thumb and forefinger.
  7. Soaking your feet in hot water helps you get rid of head ache. For a severe headache add a bit hot mustard powder to water. You can also place a washcloth dipped in cold or hot water over your head for 5 minutes and repeat this several times.
  8. Cloves can be use to ease headache due to its cooling properties. Crush few cloves gently and put them in a handkerchief, inhale the smell to get relief from headache. You can put 2 drops of clove oil in 1 spoon of coconut oil with sea salt, massage this on your forehead and temples.
  9. Mix half cup of apple cider vinegar with half cup of water and boil this mixture in a covered saucepan. Take off from heat, hold a towel your head and slowly inhale the steam. This will provide instant relief from sinus headache.
  10. Dab a drop or two of thyme or rosemary essential oil on each temple on your forehead and rub it gently into skin then sit quietly for several minutes.
  11. Add 2 tea spoons of powdered cinnamon to 1 ½ cup of milk and boil it for 1- 2 minutes. Add a tea spoon of honey, mix and stir it thoroughly and drink it at least twice a day when suffering from headache.
  12. Lavender oil is a useful home remedy for headaches and migraines. The oil can be either inhaled or applied on your head. For inhaling, add 2-4 drops of lavender oil to 3 cups of boiling water and inhale the oil vapours.
  13. Make a warm soup and add some pepper in it. Warm soup will help you to get rid of nasal blockage and will cure headaches.
  14. Drink fresh juices and other beverages that don’t contain caffeine.
  15. A few simple exercises to stretch your head and neck can help reduce the intensity of the headache. Move your head upwards, downwards, left, right and bent your neck side wards towards shoulders . You can also try rotating your neck clock and anti clock wise direction.


Prevention : 

Prevention is always better than cure.

  1. Following few everyday essential workouts prevents head ache.
  2. Physical activity like exercising and daily walk can help prevent headaches, breathing exercises in yoga and meditation to boost relaxation.
  3. Drink plenty of water daily, as it is important to stay hydrated especially when you are pregnant as dehydrated can be a big cause of headache.
  4. Eat small regular meals and make sure that you are eating healthy organic food throughout the day. This will keep your blood sugar on an even level, which can prevent headaches. 
Best Diabetic Diet Food Chart

Best Diabetic Diet Food Chart

Best Diabetic Diet Plan

Diabetes is caused due to high level Glucose in blood. Healthy diet in daily life helps in maintaining controlled blood sugar level.

Food to be avoided by diabetics :

Most dangerous factor is refined starch. Refined starch is found in any food  that is made by white flour like white bread, white flour pasta etc. They have high content of carbohydrates which causes rapid raise in sugar levels.
These carbohydrates take longer time to digest.
Whole milk :  Milk products also come under food that need to be avoided . Full fat dairy products increases Insulin and worsts the conditions for diabetic patients.
White Rice : White rice contain low quality carbohydrates and lack fibres. It is easily digested which in turn boosts the blood glucose level. If  you can’t stay away from rice then replace white rice with brown rice.
Potatoes :  Consuming potatoes on regular basis is extremely harmful who are suffering from diabetes.
Fruit juices :  Fruit juices are loaded with fruit sugar that causes the sharp raise in blood glucose level and daily intake of fruit juice shows the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 18%.
Raisins:  like kismis, cashew nuts etc need to be avoided, though they are rich in fibres they shoot up the blood sugar level. Dried fruits don’t have water in it which will have more carbohydrates and calories increases glucose level.


Deep Fries  such as French fries, nuggets as they are fried in hydrogenated oils that are loaded with un healthy  trans fats that increases  bad cholesterol in blood.
Soft drinks and energy drinks : They increases the risk of developing diabetes. Soft drinks are loaded with calories which results in weight gain. People have more weight  are at high risk to get diabetes.
Artificial sweeteners : Avoid artificial sweeteners, if you are craving a sweet treat have a desert made of sugar but keep it moderate   .
Fats cuts such as red meat, pork or lamb  are very harmful to diabetic patients. These are loaded with unhealthy saturated fats that increases the risk of heart diseases.

Diabetic Food need to be taken :

 People who have diabetes need to take food every regular intervals. You should not take full quantity at a time, split your complete meal and intake it so that you will not feel heavy and hungry after having your meal at once.
Opt for barley, oat meal, cereals, brown rice.
You can have white meat, chicken, turkey, lean cuts of beef, pork and fish to keep diabetes under control.
Sprouted grains are rich in fibres which helps to control sugar levels and heart diseases.
When you feel hungry intake raw vegetables, salad, black tea , soups, thin buttermilk, lemon water.
Beans :  They are rich in soluble fibres and lowers risk of elevated blood sugar levels after meals. So take plenty of beans to maintain blood sugar levels at a stable range.
Onions :  They play a crucial role in maintaining your blood glucose in control.
Fenugreek seeds: They contain 6 components that helps to regulate blood sugar levels. It increases Good cholesterol, preventing cardiovascular disease, which in particular is a threat for diabetic patients.
Marsh Mallow : It has a soluble fibre called pectin.  It is very effective way to control your blood sugar levels. Other sources rich in Pectin are Apples, Carrots , figs and rose hips.
Peanuts :  As beans they also play vital role in marinating sugar level. They are rich in fats so don’t overdose it.
Bitter Guard : This is superb vegetable that regulates your blood sugar level. 2 tea spoons of bitter guard powder (5 grams ) decrease blood sugar level by 54%. Taking on 50 ml of bitter guard extract reduce blood sugar by 20%.

Eat more:
Healthy fats from nuts, olive oil, fish oils, flax seeds, or avocados
Fruits and vegetables—ideally fresh, the more colorful the better; whole fruit rather than juices
High-fiber cereals and breads made from whole grains or legumes
Fish and shellfish, organic chicken or turkey
High-quality protein such as eggs, beans, low-fat dairy, and unsweetened yogurt.

Diet Chart:
Morning at 6 or after you wake up  take ¼ tea spoon fenugreek powder with water.
At 7 Am 1 cup sugar free tea with 1-2 biscuits. You can take sugar free biscuits special made for diabetic patients.
8: 30 Am, 1 plate upma or oatmeal, half bowl sprouted grains and 100ml cream free milk without sugar( optional)
At 10: 30 Am 1 small fruit or 1 cup thin and sugar free buttermilk or lemon water.
For lunch, 2 roti of mixed flour, 1 bowl rice, 1 bowl pulse, 1 bowl curd, half cup soyabean or cheese vegetable, half bowl green vegetables, one plate salad.
At 4 Pm 1 cup tea without sugar and 1- 2 sugar less biscuits or toasts.
At 6Pm 1 cup soup
At 8 30 Pm 2 roti of mixed flour,1 bowl rice, 1 bowl pulse, half bowl green vegetables , one plate salad


Choosing carbs that are packed with fibre (and don’t spike your blood sugar)
Instead of…
Try these high-fibre options…
White rice
Brown or wild rice, riced cauliflower
White potatoes (including fries and mashed potatoes)
Sweet potatoes, yams, cauliflower mash
Regular pasta
Whole-wheat pasta, spaghetti squash
White bread
Whole-wheat or whole-grain bread
Sugary breakfast cereal
High-fiber, low-sugar cereal
Instant oatmeal
Steel-cut or rolled oats
Cornflakes
Low-sugar bran flakes
Corn
Peas or leafy greens


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