Diets Tips

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06 Jan


PCOD or PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Disease) is a kind of hormonal disorder in which level of hormones – estrogen and progesterone – of women get disturb those results in growth of small ovarian cysts. Irregular menstrual cycle, infertility, cardiac problems and unpredictable hormonal behavior, these cysts are mostly benign in nature but they cause imbalance of hormone level which results into pregnancy-related issues.

  • Causes of PCOD
  1. Hormonal Imbalance
  2. Hereditary Traits/ Prior history of PCOD in family
  3. Genetic reasons
  4. Elevated 
  • Symptoms of PCO


  1. Irregular or abnormal periods 
  2. Pain and bleeding during periods
  3. Excessive hair on body and face
  4. Weight Gain
  5. Depression and anxiety
  6. Problems pertaining to fertility and pregnancy
  7. Pelvic pain


  • Chances of pregnancy in PCOD

Having PCOS might make it harder for women  to get pregnant. Hormonal imbalances might be to blame. Once a woman with PCOS does conceive, there are two main risks. The first is an increased risk of miscarriage during the first trimester. The second risk is that developing several medical complications throughout life, including:

  • insulin resistance
  • type 2 diabetes
  • high cholesterol
  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • sleep apnea
  • possibly an increased risk of endometrial cancer
  • Include pregnancy-induced hypertension (high blood pressure) and gestational diabetes.


  • PCOD Treatments

Role of diet and Exercise in pcos – Treatment for PCOS usually starts with lifestyle changes like weight loss, diet, and exercise. As  a healthy & balance diet helps in  regulating menstrual cycle and reducing blood glucose level. Regular exercise is essential to an active body Losing some weight of your body weight can help regulate your menstrual cycle and can also improve cholesterol levels, lower insulin, and reduce heart disease and diabetes risks. Exercise is even more beneficial when combined with a healthy diet. Diet plus exercise helps you lose more weight than either intervention alone, and it lowers your risks for diabetes and heart disease


  • Dietary guidelines for PCOD-

Include seeds like flax seeds, sesame seeds and poppy seeds in your diet which is very beneficial to you.

Include plenty of vegetables include can add 3 to 4 servings a day.

Avoid the consumption of processed foods & sugar

Limit your intake of chocolate, sweets, soft drinks, cookies & processed cereals etc…

  • Other treatments for PCOD

Birth-control pills – 

Anti-Androgen Drugs

 Fertility Drugs


Note: It's a fairly common disorder, but one with no exact cure. Most PCOD patients are overweight and are advised to improve diet & exercise regularly, which can further help to control the symptoms.

 However, majority of people have a completely normal body type.

06 Jan


There are many types of anemia. The most common type is iron deficiency anemia. Red blood cells contain a protein called hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is full of iron. Without sufficient iron, your body can’t make the hemoglobin it needs to create enough red blood cells to deliver oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. Anemia happens when your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells. The condition is mainly caused by blood loss, the destruction of red blood cells, or your body’s inability to create enough red blood cells. 


  • Haemorrhaging
  • Ulcers
  • Menstrual problems
  • Cancer
  • Unusually rapid heartbeat
  • Leg cramps
  • Unwanted weight lose
  • Insomnia
  • Shortness of breath
  • particularly with exercise
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Dizziness
  • Pale skin
  • A craving for strange substances such as paper, ice, or dirt.( a condition called pica)
  • Soreness of the mouth with cracks at the corners.
  • Upward curvature of nails.

Treatment options                                                                 

Iron tablets can help restore iron levels in your body. You may need to take the supplements for several months and try to take the tablets along with a source of vitamin C, such as a glass of orange juice or citrus fruit. Iron supplements may cause constipation or black stools.

There are two types of iron in foods: heme iron and nonheme iron. Heme iron is found in meat, poultry, and seafood. Nonheme iron is found in plant foods and foods fortified with iron. Your body can absorb both types, but it absorbs heme iron more easily.


Dietary changes are very important to treat anemia. The best diet plan for anemia includes foods rich in iron and other essential vitamins. Foods that help your body absorb iron better.

06 Jan


Sleep is very crucial for an optimal health. If you're trying to lose weight, the amount of sleep you get may be just as important as your diet and exercise. Our body does not just run on food, water & air. We need proper sleep as lack of sleep leads to depression, irritability, memory loss and obesity. Therefore it’s very important to understand how lack of proper sleep makes us gain weight

Poor Sleep Can Increase Your Appetite; this disturbs two important hunger hormones, Ghrelin and Leptin. Cortisol is a stress hormone that may also increase appetite.

So these two factors that play major role in our appetite regulation Leptin and Ghrelin.

  • Leptin is our satiety hormone which tell our body that we have had enough to eat, and gives you that full feeling.
  • Ghrelin is hunger hormone and sends signal to our body that it needs food.

 Studies shows that when we do not get adequate sleep, the level of Leptin decreases and level of Ghrelin increases, and the result is you don't feel full as fast you normally would and infect you feel hungrier then you normally are therefore  resulting in over eating which hinders your weight loss journey.

 So it is need of the time to make a good space for a restful sleep if you really want to shed those extra kilos!

Note: Along with eating right and exercising, getting quality sleep is an important part of weight maintenance.

22 Sep


If you want to know how cucumbers are essential to your diet just look at it

10 intrusting  health benefits of cucumber

Cucumbers are well known for salad in fruits & vegetable and cooling qualities of cucumber are truly refreshing. It has amazing health benefits like preventing acidity to keeping skin well-toned.

  1. Maintain a healthy weight

Cucumbers are very low in calories and they also contain fiber in the skin. And foods that contain fiber can help maintain a healthy weight.

  1. Help you stay hydrated

If we do not stay hydrated, physical performance can suffer. Cucumber contains mostly water which can help soothe your skin from the inside out. That helps you to stay hydrate and flush out toxins and maintain a healthy complexion

  1. Prevent constipation

Cucumbers are rich in water, and their skin contains insoluble fiber. Both water and fiber help food to move through the digestive tract quicker and more easily, helping prevent constipation.

  1. Anti diabetic-  cucumber helps the pancreas to utilize insulin that converts the carbohydrates into energy Even  Studies shows it effective against diabetes, medical scientists also recommend eating cucumber peels can  maintain an adequate blood sugar level. And eating its peels can also reduce oxidative stress.
  2. Support heart health

Cucumbers contain potassium in good amount, which can help lower blood pressure. It plays a role in heartbeat, a hundred thousand times a day it trigger your heart to squeeze blood though your body. It also helps your muscles to move your nerves to work, & your kidneys to filter and might also reduce the risk of total cardiovascular disease.

  1. Protect your skin against the effects of aging

Cucumbers are rich in silica, which is an essential component that aids in developing strong and healthy connective tissues in the muscles, Cucumber contains ascorbic acid, vitamin C & caffeic acid they reduce irritations & reduce swelling also prevents water retention as it contains mostly water.

  1. Fight inflammation in the body –

Studies suggest that cucumber extract helps reduce unwanted inflammation they contain polyphenols called lignans, which can potentially reduce the risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases.

  1. Protect your brain from neurological diseases

Fisetin is present in cucumbers which is anti-inflammatory substance plays an important role in brain health:  it can reduce the impact of neurological diseases on brain function,” and it would also help people with Alzheimer’s disease.

  1. Reduce bad breath-

Holding a slice of cucumber between your tongue and the roof of your mouth for about 90 seconds helps limit odor. Bad breath is usually caused by bacteria in the mouth. Fiber and water-rich vegetables like cucumbers can boost your mouth’s saliva production, which in turn helps wash away the bacteria that cause the odor in the mouth.

  1. Good for bones

Cucumbers are a good source of vitamin K and Vitamin K helps improve calcium absorption. Together, these nutrients contribute to good bone health. As low vitamin K intakes have been associated with a higher risk for bone fracture.  

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