As much as 68 per cent of food and beverage products currently available in the Indian food market have excess amounts of at least one ingredient of concern, namely salt, sugar, and saurated fats, according to a study.
Researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) analysed 10,500 products that had provided complete nutrition information in the nutrition facts panel.
They found only 32 per cent are within the scientific thresholds recommended by the World Health Organisation's regional standards.
The finding demonstrates that the nutrient profile model (NPM) from the WHO Southeast Asian Regional Office (SEARO) is appropriate and practicable for the Indian ultra-processed food market and may encourage the industry to embrace science and evidence-based cut-offs on salt, sugar, and saturated fat.
NPM is a scientific method to categorise food and beverage items according to their nutritional composition with the ultimate aim of identifying and differentiating foods that are unhealthily high in salt, sugar, and saturated fats.
"Our study finds that applying the SEARO NPM cut-off points would result in 68 per cent of products in the market requiring at least one warning label. This is in stark contrast to an earlier study undertaken by Nutrition Alchemy, utilising a small dataset of 1,300 which found that 96 per cent of products would require a label.
This creates an erroneous impression that FOPL based on the SEARO NPM is not practicable and based on the ground reality," said co-author Dr Chandrakant S. Pandav, Professor and Head of the Department - Centre for Community Medicine, AIIMS.
Based on the "cut off" established by the NPM, the front-of-the-pack food label (FOPL) informs consumers in a fast and straightforward way whether a product contains excessive sugar, sodium, and saturated fat, helping them make a healthier choice.
India faces a rapidly escalating burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), particularly the rising incidence of nutrition related diseases such as diabetes, obesity among adults as well as an alarming increase in childhood obesity.
The country also clocks the highest growth rate for ultra-processed food and beverages items high in added sugar, salt and additives, besides being ultra-processed.
Over the past year, the Food Safety Standards Authority of India has been preparing to introduce a mandatory front-of-the-pack food label (FOPL) on all packaged foods which will require the food industry to ensure that ingredients of concern are within a certain threshold and also guide consumers towards making healthy choices. (agency)
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आयुर्वेद के बेहतर इकोसिस्टम के लिए प्रौद्योगिकी और डिजिटलीकरण से तालमेल जरुरी
नागपुर- कोविड महामारी ने वर्तमान स्वास्थ्य प्रणाली के सामने नया संकट पैदा कर दिया है जिसपर गहन चिंतन बेहद आवश्यक हो गया है। भविष्य के हेल्थकेयर सिस्टम के परिप्रेक्ष्य में ऐसी महामारियों से निपटने के तरीकों पर चिकित्सकीय विमर्श आज की आवश्यकता बन गई है ताकि ऐसी किसी और चुनौती का सामना करने के लिए हमारा स्वास्थ्य प्रणाली तैयार हो सके।
नागपुर में रविवार 21 नवंबर को कन्टिन्यूइंग मेडिकल एजुकेशन (सतत चिकित्सा शिक्षा) के तहत एक ऐसे ही कार्यक्रम का आयोजन निरोगस्ट्रीट द्वारा किया गया जिसमें इस बात पर सघन चर्चा हुई कि कैसे प्रौद्योगिकी और डिजिटलीकरण के माध्यम से आयुर्वेद को आधुनिक दुनिया के लिए अधिक प्रासंगिक और सुलभ बनाया जा सकता है।
यह कार्यक्रम एक बड़ी सफलता थी जिसमें शहर भर के 50 से अधिक डॉक्टरों और चिकित्सा बिरादरी से जुड़े विद्वजनों ने भाग लिया।
प्रसिद्ध आयुर्वेद चिकित्सक और विशेषज्ञ डॉ. अनिल देशमुख, एमडी आयुर्वेद, निदेशक और मुख्य चिकित्सक, श्री विश्वामृत आयुर्वेदिक क्लिनिक, नागपुर आयुर्वेदिक मल्टीस्पेशलिटी क्लिनिक पंचकर्मा ने कार्यक्रम में डॉक्टरों और चिकित्सा बिरादरी के सदस्यों को संबोधित किया।
उन्होंने अपने संबोधन में कहा कि प्रौद्योगिकी और डिजिटलीकरण न केवल लोगों के आयुर्वेद उपचार तक पहुंचने के तरीके को फिर से विकसित कर सकता है, बल्कि ज्ञान के आदान - प्रदान को सहज बनाकर आयुर्वेद के इकोसिस्टम (पारिस्थितिकी तंत्र) को बेहतर बनाने में भी मदद कर सकता है।
डॉ. अनिल देशमुख ने कहा, "आयुर्वेद के समृद्ध ज्ञान के बिना स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं का भविष्य अधूरा होगा। आधुनिक दुनिया में आयुर्वेद के ज्ञान का लाभ उठाने के लिए और इसे सही मायने में अपनाने के लिए हमें प्रौद्योगिकी और डिजिटलीकरण की आवश्यकता है।
प्रौद्योगिकी और डिजिटलीकरण आयुर्वेद में पारदर्शिता और विश्वास के पुनर्निर्माण में मदद करेगा। साथ ही प्रामाणिक आयुर्वेदाचार्यों और प्रामाणिक आयुर्वेदिक दवाओं तक पहुँचाने में हमारी मदद करेगा।
आधुनिक चिकित्सा पद्धति के साथ मिलकर आयुर्वेद सफल प्रभावी उपचार प्रदान कर सकता है। दरअसल आयुर्वेद स्वाभाविक रूप से एक स्थायी अभ्यास है, ठीक यही वैश्विक स्वास्थ्य सेवा की अभी जरूरत है। "
निरोगस्ट्रीट देश का सबसे बड़ा B2B2C सामुदायिक मंच है जो आयुर्वेद समुदाय (कम्युनिटी) को तकनीक और अन्य माध्यमों के द्वारा निरंतर मजबूत बनाने की दिशा में उल्लेखनीय कार्य कर रहा है। यह भारत का पहला और एकमात्र प्रौद्योगिकी आधारित आयुर्वेद चिकित्सक मंच है जिसने सिर्फ देश में ही नहीं बल्कि पूरी दुनिया में लोगों को आयुर्वेद को प्रथम विकल्प के तौर पर अपनाने के लिए प्रोत्साहित किया।
निरोगस्ट्रीट साक्ष्य आधारित प्रैक्टिस, प्रामाणिक आयुर्वेदाचार्यों और प्रामाणिक आयुर्वेदिक दवाओं के साथ आयुर्वेदिक उपचार के प्राचीन विज्ञान को आधुनिक प्रारूप में और अधिक सुलभ बनाने की दिशा में लगातार काम कर रहा है।
यह अंग्रेजी में भी पढ़े► Medical Fraternity meet in Nagpur: Reinventing Ayurveda with Technology & Digitization
Nagpur: The COVID pandemic has brought the current healthcare system under the microscope. It has become necessary to debate the readiness of the current healthcare system for future situations like the pandemic and its sustainability.
On Sunday, November 21st the medical fraternity of Nagpur met in a Continuing Medical Education Program organised by NirogStreet to discuss how technology and digitisation can aid in reinventing Ayurveda to make it more relevant and accessible for the modern world.
The program was a huge success with more than 50 doctors and medical fraternity members from across the city attending it. Technology and digitisation can not only reinvent the way people access Ayurveda treatment but can also rebuild the strength of the Ayurveda ecosystem by enabling knowledge sharing.
Renowned Ayurveda doctor and an expert Dr. Anil Deshmukh, MD Ayurveda, Director and Chief Physician at Shri Vishvamrut Ayurvedic Clinic, Nagpur Ayurvedic Multispeciality Clinic Panchkarma addressed the doctors and medical fraternity members at the event.
Dr. Anil Deshmukh said, “Without the rich knowledge of Ayurveda healthcare the future of healthcare will be incomplete. To truly embrace the benefits of Ayurveda in the modern world we need technology and digitisation.
Technology and digitisation will help in rebuilding transparency and trust in Ayurveda, enable access to authentic Ayurvedacharyas and authentic Ayurvedic medicines.
Supported by modern diagnostics Ayurveda can successfully deliver effective treatments. Ayurveda is inherently a sustainable practice, this is exactly what global healthcare needs right now.”
NirogStreet, the largest B2B2C community, has made tremendous progress in nurturing and strengthening the Ayurveda community in India by utilizing innovative and path-breaking technology.
It is India’s first and only technology-led Ayurveda doctor platform that has dedicated its energies towards promoting the merits of Ayurveda and encouraging it as the first call of treatment not just in India but globally.
NirogStreet is continuously working towards transforming the ancient science of Ayurvedic treatment into more accessible in the modern format with evidence-based practices, authentic Ayurvedacharyas and authentic Ayurvedic medicines.
Also, Read in Hindi► आयुर्वेद के समृद्ध ज्ञान के बिना स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं का भविष्य अधूरा - डॉ. अनिल देशमुख
Himalaya PartySmart is an ayurvedic herbal formulation aimed at treating alcohol hangovers, Headache, Nausea and Vomiting, Fatigue. This study was designed to investigate the pharmacodynamics and oral toxicity of PartySmart, a herbal formulation in rats. Provides quick and effective relief from the effects of a heavy night of drinking.
PartySmart prevents the adverse effects of alcohol by quickly removing acetaldehyde from the blood. The drug removes acetaldehyde by increasing the activity of ADH (alcohol dehydrogenase) and ALDH (aldehyde dehydrogenase). One capsule for a better morning is PartySmart Capsules.
PartySmart Capsules Ingredients
Ingredients that are used in the PartySmart Capsules:
PartySmart Capsules Benefits
PartySmart Capsules Helps Remove Acetaldehyde
Acetaldehyde in higher concentrations produces unpleasant sequelae such as fatigue, headache, nausea, vomiting, body aches, a burning sensation in the stomach and drowsiness. The human body breaks down alcohol, first, it turns into acetaldehyde and then this acetaldehyde into acetic acid radicals.
PartySmart Capsules prevents these symptoms by quickly removing acetaldehyde from the blood. It supports the liver and accelerates the eradication of acetaldehyde from the liver.
PartySmart Capsules Helps Control The After-Effects of Alcohol
PartySmart removes acetaldehyde by increasing the activity of ADH (alcohol dehydrogenase) and ALDH (aldehyde dehydrogenase), without side effects, and helps control the after-effects of alcohol.
Himalaya PartySmart Capsules Uses
PartySmart Capsules help get rid of that sick feeling the next morning by preventing feelings of dehydration, nausea, and headaches. But it helps control your hangover only when you're not very drunk. You must be well hydrated by drinking a good amount of water throughout the day.
Controlling After-Effects of Alcohol
Nausea and Vomiting
Burning Sensation in The Stomach
Fatigue and Body Ache
Himalaya PartySmart Side Effects
There are no side effects of PartySmart capsules have been reported in the medical literature. However, be sure to consult your Ayurveda doctor before using Himalaya PartySmart Capsules.
Himalaya PartySmart Capsules Dosage
The recommended dosage of PartySmart is one capsule.
When to take PartySmart Capsules
Drink plenty of water.
PartySmart must be taken 10 minutes before you start or with the first drink.
Do not take on an empty stomach.
Himalaya PartySmart Capsules Shelf Life
Himalaya PartySmart Capsules shelf life is 3 years from the manufacturing date.
Himalaya PartySmart Capsules Storage & Safety Information
Himalaya PartySmart Capsules storage and safety information are:
Read the label carefully before use
Keep away from children
Use under medical supervision
Store in a cool and dry place
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Buy Online Himalaya PartySmart Capsules
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. Himalaya PartySmart how to use?
Ans. PartySmart must be taken 10 minutes before you start or with the very first drink.
Q. Is PartySmart safe?
Ans. Yes, PartySmart prevents the adverse effects of alcohol by rapidly eliminating acetaldehyde from blood. Good. No, hangover felt safe.
Q. What is PartySmart used for?
Ans. The PartySmart claims to protect the liver and prevent alcohol-related hangovers.
Q. Does the PartySmart pill work?
Ans. PartySmart may play a beneficial role in managing hangovers from alcohol without toxicity.
Q. How many PartySmart pills can you take?
Ans. Most hangover tablets on the market recommend taking 4-6 capsules at a much higher dose.
Q. Is PartySmart effective?
Ans. Yes, PartySmart is an effective capsule.
Q. Does PartySmart have any side effects?
Ans. There are no side effects of PartySmart capsules that have been reported in the medical literature. However, be sure to consult your Ayurveda doctor before using Himalaya PartySmart Capsules.
Q. What is the dosage of PartySmart?
Ans. The recommended dosage of PartySmart is one capsule.
Q. What is Himalaya PartySmart?
Ans. Himalaya PartySmart Capsules help get rid of that sick feeling the next morning by preventing feelings of dehydration, nausea, and headaches.
Q. Is PartySmart addictive or habit forming?
Ans. No, addictive or habit-forming is produced by PartySmart.
Q. Can I take PartySmart with alcohol?
Ans. You can consume alcohol while taking Himalaya Partysmart Capsule. But caution is still important.
Q. Is the use of PartySmart safe for the stomach?
Ans. Himalaya Partysmart Capsule is considered safe for the stomach.
Q. When should I take PartySmart capsule?
Ans. PartySmart should be taken 30 minutes before drinking to prevent symptoms such as headache, nausea, irritability, and fatigue.
Q. Can I take PartySmart after drinking?
Ans. PartySmart provides quick and effective relief from the effects of the heavy night drinking.
Q. Does Himalaya Partysmart Capsules cause drowsiness?
Ans. Himalaya Partysmart Capsule will not make you feel drowsy. Hence, you can drive and operate heavy machinery safely.
Q. How does PartySmart Work?
Ans. PartySmart softens the aftermath of alcohol. When alcohol is consumed, the liver primarily converts it to acetaldehyde, an intermediate metabolite of alcohol metabolism.
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Winter skincare and summer skincare regimens are poles apart. The products that work for summer certainly don't do the trick in winter, and how you use your products too is very different.
Here are the top swaps you need to introduce in your beauty regimen for the cold season:
Utilize Lukewarm Water
When the temperature drops, it's very tempting to take a hot shower. However, if you care about your skin, you should avoid them. Instead, shower and wash your face with lukewarm water. Hot showers quickly dry your skin, and if you don't moisturise it right away, your skin can develop cracks and winter eczema.
In the winter, whether inside or outside, the air is drier. As a result, water evaporates quickly from your body. So, you must keep your skin hydrated. You can also control the humidity in your home by installing a humidifier. This will undoubtedly keep your skin happy.
Choose Skin Care Products Carefully
What makes your skin happy in the summer can make it sad in the winter. As a result, you should adjust your skincare products accordingly. Using gentle skincare products is the key to healthy, glowing winter skin. To avoid stripping your skin's natural moisture barrier, use cleansers that contain moisturisers. If you have acne or breakouts, use ceramides, hyaluronic acid, hydration serums, and glycerin-containing products to help repair your skin's moisture barrier.
Avoid Exfoliating Very Regularly
Exfoliating the skin aids in the removal of dead cells. You must exercise caution during the winter months because your skin's barrier is already compromised due to the dry and cold weather. Exfoliating your skin once a week is sufficient; this aids in skin regeneration and product absorption. You should also exfoliate depending on your skin type. Exfoliate your skin lightly if you have very dry skin. Once a week is sufficient if you have a combination of oily skin.
Moisturize Often, Especially Your Hands
The pores and skin in your palms have fewer oil glands compared to the pores and skin on every other body component. That's why moisture escapes from your hands speedy, making them prone to cracks and itchiness. Follow a moisturizer before you leave home.
Take Care of Your Feet
Pick out glycerin-primarily based creams and petroleum jelly to moisturize your feet. Additionally, make sure you exfoliate the pores and skin of your feet every so often in order that it could soak up the moisturizer without problems.
Maintain A Daily Skin Care Routine
It doesn't have to be fancy. Right here's very simple and easy skincare recurring that all of us can comply with to preserve their skin happy all through the winter. Cleanse your skin once or twice a day, ideally within the morning and earlier than going to bed. After washing your face in the morning, follow a light day by day moisturizer to lock the moisture in. Use a heavy moisturiser or overnight cream at night. This should be executed on damp pores and skin due to the fact simply-washed pores and skin absorbs moisture better.
Wear Sunscreen Even on Cloudy Winter Days
Applying sunscreen in the harsh winter weather is just as important as it is in the summer. Don't be fooled by darker, dreary winter days, either. UV rays from the sun can penetrate clouds and cause damage. Apply a moisturising, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher to all exposed areas of your body before going outside.
Balm For Your Lips
Rather than using lip colours that take away your lips' natural beauty, keep your pout pretty with moisturising lip balms that come in colour.
The Presence of Serum Versus The Absence of Serum
Serums are thinner in consistency and contain hyaluronic acid, making them one of the best winter skincare products. It does not give up easily and adheres to the surface of your skin to provide deep and long-lasting hydration. It is also anti-ageing and should be applied before moisturiser. (Karan Bhaskar Skincare & Makeup Expert, Clinique India)
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The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) has transferred the technology of Ayush-64, an effective drug in mild and asymptomatic and mild to moderate cases of Covid-19, to 46 companies.
Earlier only 7 companies including IMPCL, the manufacturing unit of the Ministry of Ayush, had its license, which used it for treatment of malaria. After being found effective on Corona during the Covid outbreak, 39 new companies have been given fresh licenses i.e. technology has been transferred to them.
Ayush-64 has been developed by the CCRAS, which is the premier institution for research in Ayurveda under the Ministry of Ayush. It was developed in 1980 for the treatment of malaria. During the first wave of Covid in March 2020, some scientific studies found it to be very effective in mild and asymptomatic and mild to moderate infection of Covid-19. It also has properties of fighting viruses, increases body's immunity and reduces fever, helping patients recover quickly.
During the first wave of Covid, a clinical trial was conducted with the Ministry of Ayush and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in which it was revealed that Ayush-64 is a very beneficial medicine for Covid patients. So far, 8 clinical trials have been done on this, in which Ayush-64 was administered on 63 thousand patients quarantined at home, and the drug was found beneficial in this trial. There were also 5 random and two single studies in 8 clinical trials, where patients were given only Ayush-64 medicine.
Before the first wave of Covid, seven companies including IMPCL, the manufacturing unit of the Ministry of Ayush, were responsible for manufacturing Ayush-64, but now the technology has been transferred to 39 companies, taking this figure to 46.
This move of CCRAS will lead to an increase in its production and will also make it easier to meet its demand. Till date, no case of side effects for this medicine have been reported, yet experts suggest taking it only after consulting the doctors.
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