Health & Wellness

Fight Coronavirus: Food Recipes to Boost Your Immunity System

Coronavirus as an epidemic has already caused countries to lockdown for social distancing and prevention of its further spread. It is important to follow basic hygiene but there’s only so much that hand sanitizers can do. Hence, it’s imperative to boost immunity that helps prevent diseases like noval coronavirus.

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Our body has a natural defence mechanism, ‘immunity’, to prevent and fight again virus such us coronavirus infection. Since it is a virus which has never mutated in human beings before, there is no current solution to it. Therefore, prevention is the best way during times of social distancing or self-quarantine. Some of the most helpful ammo in this fight against ill-health is right in your kitchen.

Turmeric is a spice commonly used in Indian cuisines and easily accessible. It contains a bright-yellow compound known as curcumin which has strong anti-inflammatory effects. 

Garlic, a pungent herb with a characteristic aroma with zesty flavour and popular amongst Indian cuisine. It helps to fight the common cold and has antibacterial and antiviral effects. 

Cloves also known as lavang pods are a major part of Ayurvedicmedicine. It helps in treating nausea and flu. The oil in it combats sore gums. 

Cinnamon has strong anti-inflammatory properties and can be added to warm water, coffee and desserts. The oil in it reduces aches, joint pains and improves circulation. 

Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce inflammation in the body. The lining of the cells is protected by this fatty acid which keeps the immune system in check. It may not directly help with warding off a cold, but it bolsters the immune system. 

Juices like Kale which is nutrient-dense provides one of the best ways to fortify the immune system. Pomegranate helps in aiding blood clotting, boosts heart health and bone development. Beetroot juice has powerful antioxidants that lower risk of heart disease and inflammation. Orange juice is rich source of vitamin C along with calcium that contributes to bone health.

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Here are few easy and quick recipes for daily consumption of food that will boost your immunity system. 

Daily detox tea – lemon, ginger & turmeric 

Ingredients – 6 cups water, 1 chunk fresh ginger, 3 cinnamon sticks, 1 tsp ground turmeric, ½ tsp cayenne pepper, 6 fresh lemons

Instructions• Peel the ginger and dice into thin slices. Add water in a large pot or saucepan over high heat and add the sliced ginger. Turn to low-heat once the water boils and let it simmer for approximately 10 minutes.• After 10 minutes, add the cinnamon sticks, turmeric andcayenne and simmer on low heat for another 10 minutes; stirring occasionally.• Then remove from heat, let cool and strain.

This makes about 6 cups of a concentrated version of the detox tea which you can store in a glass jar in the fridge. This can be consumed warm or cold and add ½ fresh lemon juice right before you enjoy.

Breakfast Smoothies with Flax Seeds

Ingredients – 2 tbsp flaxseeds, 1 cup flavored soya milk, 1 cup chilled and roughly chopped strawberries, 1/2 cup chilled and roughly chopped bananas, 2 tsp honey, Garnish: 2 strawberries and 2 bananas slices

Instruction• Add strawberries, bananas, flaxseeds and honey in soya milk, blend in a juicer till the mixture is smooth and frothy.• Pour equal quantities of the smoothie into 2 individual glasses.• Serve garnished with a strawberry and banana slice.

There are healthy recipes to keep your unhygienic/junk food eating habits at bay. But the above food items are easily available in your kitchen spice box or at the market. Staying healthy especially during such conditions is imperative. – Paramita Singh, Sport Nutritionist, to get an immune boosting diet or a list of supplements under a guided program email – connect2parami@gmail.com

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Health & Wellness

Free Online Lectures for Doctors, an Initiative by DocMode

The technological breakthroughs are remarkably modifying outcome based learning in healthcare. The learning modules developed by the DocMode platform provides comprehensive and interactive learning programs for health professionals across the world & the beautiful part is that they have taken an initiative to provide free weekly lectures online.

These weekly free lectures are going to be useful for doctors & everyone from health care industry like hospital staff, medical shop owners, pharmacy students, medical representative, medical labs owners and employees of pharma companies. These lectures will help them to update themselves with new trends and technology in order to administer and treat diseases that adapt and change over time as well. The Medical Council of India acknowledges the need for Continuing Medical Education & has therefore made a certain number of CME credits compulsory for all practicing doctors in the healthcare industry. However, the busy schedules of practitioners have made it challenging for them to complete medical courses in universities and other institutions. To cater to this issue DocMode provides free online medical lectures on a wide range of topics.

Well-known doctors like Dr. Anoop Kumar highlights the clinical aspect of coronavirus, while preterm labor is discussed by Dr. Parikshit Tank, Dr. Mangesh Tiwaskar talks about the use of gliptins in the management of diabetes and seasonal influenza is expounded by Dr. Ashok Mahashur. Topics like suicide prevention, glaucoma, HIV, Asthma, Multidrug-Resistant Infections, and depression are simplified by experts such as Prof. Larsen, Dr. Senthil, Dr. Sanjay Pujari, Dr. Braman, Dr. Kaye, and Prof. McGuffin respectively. These lectures cover concepts like brain disorders, skin, infectious and heart diseases, women’s health, and pediatrics amongst others. Although the lectures can be viewed and understood by all, it has proven to exceptionally help doctors, nurses, medical students, and practitioners to expand their knowledge and develop their skill set. 

Recently, the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) collaborated with DocMode to promote online learning amongst Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Similarly, the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) is mobilizing technology for advanced e-learning in Ophthalmologists. Besides, the Indian Dental Association (IDA) is improving the competency of practicing dentists and dental students’ skills and knowledge through advanced online continuous education. Mr. Prakash Bhosale, a Columnist was talking to DocMode officials & they said that many renowned Medical institutes, Authorities, Health Research Companies, Top Doctors are getting associated with DocMode’s Initiative of free Lectures program. To get these weekly free lectures, you simply need to add 9222086563in your WhatsApp group, we will be posting the links of video lecture on regular basis.

Health & Wellness

Best ways to boost your metabolism

5 Best ways to boost your metabolism

Your metabolic rate definitely decreases as your age progresses.

That is why gaining weight at a rapid rate is the most common complaint once the clock hits 30.

You will be adviced to do everything from ingesting an herb to drinking a metabolism boosting tea.

Having a high metabolism makes you feel better and energetic.

Weight loss

For all those who are genuinely curious and would like to know how to keep the metabolism active I would like to share few scientifically proven methods to keep your body grooving.

1. Standing tall:

Yes,simply standing !!!

Did you expect the first point to be as simple as this?

Just by replacing sitting with standing at work or at home we can burn a lot of extra calories as much as 175 cal per day.

By remaining standing we are actually forcing a body to work a little bit harder which helps in overall boosting your metabolic rate.

2. Intake of liquids like water and green tea:

A lot of beneficial days like green tea and oolong tea have been proven to increase your metabolic rate by 4 to 5%.

I would advise you to buy a large pitcher wherein you can make 4 to 5 cups of green tea which suffices you for the entire day.

Also detox bottles will make your work simple when it comes to intake of more water.

Drinking all of water has money health benefits and positive impact on metabolic rate overall.

Also , drinking more water will help you reduce the intake of sodas, sugary drinks, tea, coffee and juices.

Not to forget, water makes you more full and we will feel less hungry and eventually eat smaller meal portions.

3. Protein packed meals:

Eating protein rich meals makes you feel fuller and also prevents you from overeating. So eating more protein is directly related to high Metabolism.

It is a win-win situation because it helps you eat less.

4. Heavy workouts:

One of the best ways to increase your metabolic rate is high intensity interval training workouts which provides very intense bursts of activity.

It Has proven to successfully burn a lot of fat and boost your metabolic rate.

Also, lifting weights help you retain muscles.

You can look up for weight lifting exercises online to incorporate it into your workout.

5. Nothing like 8 hours of sleep:

When we get less sleep, our body tends to sustain increased blood sugar level insulin resistance and makes us feel more hungry.

That is one of the reasons we usually crave junk food late evening.

So lack of sleep is one of the main factors of tonic health conditions and could lead to obesity and diabetes too.

An easy way to avoid it is to brush your teeth after having an early dinner so that you are not tempted to have anything else after that.

It is not difficult but just minor lifestyle changes to be incorporated in your routine which will help you increase metabolism.

To keep of extra weight and to lose excess weight, good metabolism is a must.

It also makes you feel more energetic and productive.

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Health & Wellness

More than just Ordinary Proteins-SOY PROTEIN

For meeting dietary protein requirements Dupont Nutrition and health have come to the conclusion , after years of research and development that soy protein is extremely safe and effective alternative to dairy products.

THE MEET

To learn more about the same, I attended a bloggers meet on 1st December organised by Dupont and got to learn a lot about Soy protein from industry and health experts like:

Esha Kakkar : Sales Leader , Dupont.

Indranil Chatterjee : Regional product line manager.

Jigna Seth : Nutritionist and fitness consultant.

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Meet

What exactly is Soy and what are It’s health advantages?

A superior plant-based protein:

Soy protein is superior among plant proteins on the basis of its health benefits and protein quality .

Most plant proteins are lacking in one or more of the essential amino acids, making them lower quality proteins.

Soy protein is a high-quality protein, containing all the essential amino acids in the proper ratio to be considered a high-quality protein. Continue reading “More than just Ordinary Proteins-SOY PROTEIN”

Health and Beauty, Lifestyle

Selfie ready with Cool Sculpting?

Stubborn belly fat won’t go away with diet and exercise? Not Cool. Using ridiculous devices or extreme remedies to reduce stubborn belly fat? Also, Not Cool. Freezing away fat cells without surgery and with little to no downtime using FDA-cleared Cool Sculpting. Now, that’s cool.

Amid the endless Not Cool fads if you are trying to get rid of your stubborn belly fat, Cool Sculpting is the nonsurgical, FDA-cleared solution that freezes away fat with no surgery and little to no downtime. It doesn’t get much COOLer than that.

I was honoured to be a part of the grand Cool Sculpting event in Mumbai and the this magical machinery was launched by the style diva herself And Miss Universe Sushmita Sen.

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A moment on the lips, Forever on the hips!:

With the wedding season approaching soon, whether you are the bride or her friend, you want to look your best!  While you plan the perfect wedding day, you do not want to worry about fitting into your dream dress gracefully. The dream is being realised by many, by going for a safe, non-invasive fat reduction technique, called CoolSculpting. Fret no more, as this new technique is here to freeze your fats and your worries away!

This wedding season, flaunt your perfectly sculpted body in the dress of your choice and focus on more important other aspects of wedding.

Say Hi! To summer thighs:

Confidence is the sexiest thing you can have on, and sadly, most women don’t feel confident about their bodies. This summer, fear your mirror no more and dare to bare your thighs. Summer is a season for bathing suits and shorts and if every time you look at the most gorgeous swim suit and not dare to wear it, CoolSculpting is the solution. The procedure has special applicators for inner thighs, outer thighs, and the area of fat above the knee for a perfect Bikini body.

Results

Selfie ready?

Tired of double chin coming in your way of pouting and gorgeous selfies? Now give your jawline a sexy look with CoolSculpting for double Chin that will tighten the loose skin and make that jaw line for perfect pictures.

Button gaps popping your bulging tummy?

Getting ready for a presentation in your favourite shirt but that inch of missing confidence is popping from the button gaps ? Don’t fret, freeze that fat away with CoolSculpting and get back your confidence.

Planning to wear a backless choli for BFF’s wedding?

It’s your BFF’s wedding and you know the attention is on you (since your BFF is engaged now)! But, how will you get those eyes rolling with Bra and back fat? It’s not just your BFF that needs three months of prep, it’s your time to invest, because you could be next! CoolSculpting freezes that bra fat and back fat away in just a few sittings so that you can flaunt, YOU!

Cannot lose the post-pregnancy fat?

You love your new little bundle of joy – but you don’t really love the stubborn fat that accompanied the arrival of the newest member of your family. No matter how often you try, you just can’t seem to minimize the fat on your stomach, thighs, and other common areas where pregnant women gain weight. That’s why you may be interested in CoolSculpting, a powerful non-invasive body contouring treatment will help you minimize fat. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to destroy fat cells via freezing energy; this energy penetrates the dermis and crystallizes fat cells. Eventually, the fat cells are destroyed and naturally removed over a period of eight to twelve weeks. CoolSculpting is an excellent option for candidates who may not want to undergo liposuction just yet.

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Let’s get the basics right for Cool Sculpting:

While the new trend is buzzing around the world, let’s introduce CoolSculpting to you.

?First, meet a certified cosmetologist

?You need to understand if you are the right candidate and also clarify all your doubts.

?Ask how many treatments you will need in all.

?Understand the complete procedure, keep no doubts at all.

?Prepare yourself and be patient.


That’s all for now .. Stay hooked as we are coming up with an interesting beauty blogpost for you very soon.

Comment below if you would like to try this technique for getting rid of any stubborn fat from your body?


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