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4 common fruits that can prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies

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The vitamins and minerals that our body needs in small quantities are most often neglected by us which results in several nutritional deficiencies.

These deficiencies are seldom recognized until their level stoops very low and cause health problems.

Some studies have shown that 80 to 90 percent of adult suffer from vitamin D deficiency, 50 to 60 percent are affected by anaemia, others being vitamin B12 and folate.

Be it kids or adults, everyone must keep an eye on their nutrient intake to prevent nutritional deficiencies and associated diseases.

You can mix and match the fruits as per your taste and consume them daily to add a healthy touch to your everyday diet.

Here are some common fruits that you must include in your diet to prevent nutritional deficiencies.

1. Orange

The pandemic’s biggest mystery is our very own immune system and what is better than an orange that could help us save the day. The popularity of oranges has risen rapidly in the past year, as people are finding different ways to increase their vitamin C intake, which further improves immunity. Loaded with the goodness of vitamin C and folate, orange makes for a perfect dose of daily nutrition, certainly not the one that you should miss!

2. Pomegranates

Pomegranate is power-packed with vitamin C, A and E, which offers an all-in-one dose of vitamins to you. With Ruby red seeds, pomegranate helps in boosting your iron levels. Did you know that 100 gm of pomegranate contains 0.3 mg of iron? This iron-rich fruit is one of the most common recommendations for fighting anaemia.

3. Apples

An apple a day keep the doctor away! The fact holds true till date. Apples are a delicious source of iron and can give your low haemoglobin levels a boost. Apple is a must-have for those suffering from anaemia and is also suitable for diabetics, as it is low on natural sugar.

4. Strawberries

What’s good for your health but also tastes super delicious at the same time? The answer is ‘Strawberries’. They are beautiful pink-red in colour with dotted seeds on the outside which adds to the taste and texture of the fruit. Strawberries are rich in iron and vitamin C (which also helps in the absorption of iron).

 

 

 

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Here’s how triphala can help you lose weight

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Though you may have never heard of Triphala, it has been used as a healing remedy for over 1,000 years.

This herbal concoction consists of three medicinal plants native to India.

Due to its many purported health benefits, Triphala has become increasingly popular around the world

It is a mixture of three dried fruits, namely-Indian gooseberry (Emblica Officinalis), black myrobalan (Terminalia chebula), and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula).

Due to its multiple health benefits, Triphala is considered a polyherbal medicine.

Not just this, Triphala can help you lose unwanted fat from the body. So, if you want to lose weight here is why you should try Triphala.

Triphala and weight loss

Triphala helps to keep the stomach, small intestine and large intestine healthy by flushing out toxins from the body. It acts as a colon toner and helps in strengthening and toning the tissues of the colon. This, in turn, helps to manage the weight of a person. This ayurvedic herb also helps fight contisipation and inflammation of the digestive tract. It also decreases cholesterol level significantly and helps remove water weight by reducing bloating.

The three ingredients found in Triphala offer various health benefits.

Indian Gooseberry:

Rich in antioxidants, Indian gooseberry or amla helps to remove toxins from the body. This fruit regulates the health of the pancreas, manages the cholesterol levels, and keep bones strong.

Black myrobalan:

Also known as bibhitaki, black myrobalan regulates cholesterol levels and keeps muscle and bones healthy and strong.

Haritaki

Haritaki is a nut-shaped fruit and is beneficial to the human body. Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, haritaki is beneficial in numerous health issues like sore throat, allergies, constipation, and indigestion

Four ways to have Triphala for weight loss:

Triphala powder with cold water

Add two teaspoons of Triphala powder in a glass of water and leave it overnight. Drink the concoction in the morning on an empty stomach.

Triphala powder with honey, and cinnamon

Add a teaspoon of Triphala powder and a small stick of cinnamon in a glass of water and leave it overnight. In the morning, add a tablespoon of honey to this mixture and drink it on an empty stomach.

Triphala tablet

Have one tablet with warm water at night before going to sleep.

Triphala tea

You can also make Triphala tea with Triphala powder. To make the tea, add a tablespoon of Triphala powder in a cup of boiling water. Pour the water in a cup and let it cool for a while. Add a tablespoon of lime juice before drinking it.

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4 things you should know about hand hygiene

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How many of us knew sanitisers existed before the pandemic hit the world? Not many, for sure.

And even if we did, we only saw it as a waste of money, and just another product in the market trying to make its way in our lives for no good reason.

And what about hand washes? While they were here for as long as one can remember, they were always taken for granted.

Cut to 2020. A sudden surge in sanitisers and hand wash buyers. So much so, that the duo started running off shelves at lightning’s speed, and as a result, people started hoarding them.

We realised how important hand hygiene is in our lives. And what took for us to get this realisation was the fear of an invisible, tiny virus, which was, and is, severe enough to snatch away lives.

1. Follow the soap and water rule

While we all, by now, know the importance of using soap, there are still many people who think rinsing hands under a tap does the job. Remember hand hygiene is about making your hands clean both from the outer and inner layer. Soap, here, has an important part to play. Because after all, you don’t want your hands to look clean, but to be clean actually. Hence, whenever you make your next trip to the loo, or are about to touch any eatables, remember to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.

2. Hand washing eliminates the risk of several diseases

It is not only COVID-19 that can’t stand soap and water, there are several other disease-causing germs that too can’t. Remember, your health is in your hands. So, if you suffer from diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting frequently, there’s something extremely wrong with your hand hygiene practices.

3. Do it in the right way

It’s been months since we are seeing those ads teaching us how to wash hands by following the butterfly rule, but still there may be a chunk of people who missed it. Hand washing is not just about rubbing your palms. Make sure to clean the gaps between your fingers, the upper part of your hands, and your nails by rubbing them against your palm. It is important to keep your nails clean too, since they can become a storehouse for bacterias.

4. Overdoing it is not necessary

While maintaining good hand hygiene is the key to maintaining good health, this doesn’t not, at all, means that one has to be in front of the wash basin every now and then. Anything in excess does more harm than good. Do maintain good hand hygiene, but don’t do it too much, especially if you are using hand sanitisers, otherwise you may become a victim of skin diseases.

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7 body language signs men do while flirting

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Every woman is trying to “read” men’s flirting signals. And it’s not so hard as you think.

If you really want to know that he is into you or not and what he may be thinking— then read this!

1. His Eyes

Yes, his eyes can tell you a lot. If it’s your first or second date, he’ll look away when you’ll look at him. It’s a sign that he likes you. If you know each other longer – he’ll look deeply into your eyes during conversation. It means he has fallen for you. Eyes are the doorways to your soul.

2. His Posture

If you want to know whether he likes you or not, you need to pay attention to the details. Be careful, if he puts his hands on his hips, he doesn’t have a strong interest. He’s just showing he’s a macho guy. If a man spreads his legs apart- it’s a good sign. It also shows that he is not tense and uptight but relaxed and receptive to you.

3. His Lips

If a man likes a woman, he becomes nervous. His mouth gets dry and a guy starts to lick his lips. Every time you see this, you’ll know that he likes you. Pay attention to flirty smiles. Guys always smile at a woman they like.

4. His Eyebrows

Of course, if a guy likes you, he can hide his eyes when you’re near. But take a look at his eyebrows – if he’s into you, a man will raise his eyebrows while he’s talking with you. This sign is called the eyebrow flash.

5. His Head

Sounds funny? But it’s true! If a guy tilts his head to the side, he surely likes you. It means that a man gives all his attention to you. He wants to listen to you and it’s a good sign that you are the favorite girl in his life.

6. His Touch

If a guy likes you, he wants to attract your attention using every way he can. One of these signs – a man just touches a woman in a gentle way ‘accidentally’ and it’s a good reason to start a conversation with you. These innocent touches can lead to more serious things if you want them too. Why not touch him back to show him how you feel?

7. His Actions

So, if a guy is truly interested in you, you’ll notice these signs. He can be slightly nervous and a man will frequently touch his face, play with his cell phone or a pen or jingle the change in pocket etc. You’ve seen the signals – now for you to act based on your female instincts. Is this Mr. Right or a pretender? The next move is yours!

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