Nutrition is the cornerstone of good health and development. From September 1-7, National Nutrition Week is being observed to spread awareness about good nutrition diet and healthy lifestyle. The nutrition week is observed to make people understand the importance of a nutrition filled diet so they can maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Apricots are a great supply of vitamins and minerals that are required for a healthy body. Eating apricots as a part of a diet rich in fruits is a great way to prevent cancer, low cholesterol, and heart disease risk. Apricots also enhance vision and improve digestion. Besides, it also aids in weight loss and improves skin health. The dietary fibre in Apricot increases the metabolism which improves the human body's digestion and prevents constipation. Apricot is also a good source of iron making it one of the curing food for anaemia.
It is a shrub from China and areas of Europe. It contains many medicinal compounds and nutrients like vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids which are good for a healthy immune system. The leaves and the berries of sea buckthorn are all used for their medicinal and nutritional qualities. Sea buckthorn is also used as a cosmetic treatment like sunscreen or any other remedy for skin problems. In herbal medicine, sea buckthorn is used to stimulate the digestive system and enhance heart and liver health as well. It is helpful for other health issues like diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, inflammation, and arthritis. According to Aseem Sood, Managing Director, Proveda India, their new nutritional powerhouse 'Sante Sea buckthorn Juice' is useful for all parts of human health.
Giloy has been used in Indian medicine for a very long due to its medicinal properties. Giloy is a powerhouse of antioxidants that attacks free-radical and prevents diseases. It helps in cleansing the blood and ward off liver diseases and urinary tract infections. Consuming Giloy is very beneficial as it improves digestion and treats bowel-related issues like constipation. Giloy is for excellent health and regular consumption of Giloy juice helps to reduce the high level of blood sugar and respiratory problems. It is also beneficial in treating arthritis.
Amla also known as gooseberry is powerful than any other fruit and is considered as one of the superfoods. Vitamin C, one of the nutrients in Amla, is easily absorbed by the body to combat the common cold. Studies have proven that carotene in Amla improves vision and regular consumption leads to improved eye health. One of the most exciting advantages of Amla is that it burns fat. Consuming Amla before a meal makes one feel full and help them eat less. Amla also boosts metabolism that will help in faster weight loss. This superfood also prevents dandruff and strengthen the hair follicles making hair look beautiful.
Ginseng is a light coloured, fork-shaped root herb that boosts energy and controls blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It helps to promote physical and mental activity for those who feel weak and tired most of the time. Some initial studies on cancer patients receiving treatment have shown that ginseng help reduces cancer-related weakness. Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Ginseng reduces inflammation. Ginseng also benefits brain functions like memory or mood swings.
Blueberries are incredibly healthy, nutritious and widely popular and often known as a superfood. Blueberries are low in calories. These berries are among the most nutrient-packed berries containing fibre, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese along with a small number of other nutrients. The king of antioxidant foods, blueberries protect your body from free radicals preventing early ageing and other diseases like cancer. People with high blood pressure issues can consume blueberries as a part of their daily diet. Alongside, it also prevents heart diseases and helps in maintaining brain functions and also improving memory.
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Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Jail inmates in Uttar Pradesh can now meet their family members after a gap of almost six months when meetings were banned due to the second wave of the pandemic.The state prison department has allowed the meeting from Monday across the state.The visitors are required to come with a recent negative RT-PCR test report for Covid-19. Nearly 300 visitors met inmates in various Uttar Pradesh jails on Monday.According to a press statement issued by the prison department, over 600 people reached various jails on Monday in order to meet their relatives or family members lodged in jails.However, only those having negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) Covid-19 report, tested within 72 hours, were allowed to meet the inmates.The others were permitted to use the intercom to interact with their family members from behind bars.The maximum number of visitors was reported from the Lucknow jail where close to 80 people were allowed to meet inmates followed by Mainpuri, Moradabad and Agra where 50, 40 and 28 visitors met inmates respectively.The prison department has made arrangements for proper sanitisation of the visitors meeting area.As per the prison department directions, only two visitors are allowed to meet the inmate at a time. The department has also fixed the visiting hours till 2 p.m. on weekdays.One inmate will only be allowed one visit in a week. The meetings have been allowed in view of the declining Covid cases in the state.According to officials, of the total 14 lakh inmates in the jails, nearly 92,000 inmates have been vaccinated. Of these, around 20,000 inmates have been given both the doses of the vaccines.--IANSamita/dpb
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Delhi government is planning to implement a world-class Health Information Management System by the next year. The health department has completed the vendor selection and bidding process and is working to streamline the project and place before the cabinet.Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Health Information Management System will be a monumental step towards getting the people of Delhi freedom from their problems. The project will bring about a revolution in the healthcare infrastructure of Delhi. As part of the project, Health Cards will be assigned to each citizen, which will be a repository of medical information. Doctors will be able to see patient's medical history using the card and the patients will be able to take appointments from home.Kejriwal held a meeting to review the progress of the Health Information Management System along with the Health Helpline and the eHealth Card which are two crucial landmarks the project aims to achieve. Reviewing the project with Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Kejriwal instructed the officers to expedite the timelines. He said that the Delhi government is committed to providing the best and most modern healthcare facilities to the people of Delhi. Delhi will be the first state to have such a world-class system after the implementation.The first phase of the preparation will be completed by the end of this year and can be implemented in the beginning of the next year. Once the project is implemented, people can get an appointment with the doctor they wish to see by accessing an online portal from the comfort of their homes. The eHealth Card will be distributed through a door-to-door campaign which will have the entire medical history of the cardholder and will be able to get treatment at any hospital on the HIMS system.Delhi government is trying to implement HIMS in all government hospitals in the capital. The private hospitals of the city will also be connected in a phased manner with the system.---IANSavr/rs
Madrid, Aug 12 (IANS) The Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) has authorised the beginning of the first round of clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine developed in the country.The PHH-1V vaccine against Covid-19 is developed by HIPRA, a company based in the Catalan region and the first round of trials will mainly test the safety and tolerability of the vaccine, as well as its immune response and efficacy, reports Xinhua news agency.The tests will be carried out on a group of volunteers aged between 18 and 39 years old who will be selected in the coming days, the Agency said on Wednesday.Spanish TV network RTVE reported that the study will see the volunteers being divided into groups, which will then receive different doses of the vaccine, with each volunteer receiving two injections 21 days apart.The HIPRA vaccine is based on recombinant proteins, which work together to produce an immune response against one of the proteins in the SARS-CoV-2 virus known as the "spike protein".This system is similar to that used in the Novavax and Sanofi COVID-19 vaccines, which are currently being evaluated by the Europeans Medicines Agency (EMA) with a view to their authorisation for use. The main difference between the Spanish vaccine and the other two is that the Spanish one uses proteins from two different variants of the virus and can also be stored at temperatures of between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius.If the clinical tests are completed successfully and according to plan, the company hopes to start production in October this year and launch the commercialisation of its vaccine before the end of the year, producing 400 million doses during 2022 and 1.2 billion doses by 2023.--IANSksk/
Chennai, Aug 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu health minister, Ma Subramanian has said that the previous AIADMK government caused heavy losses to the exchequer during Covid management. The minister said that the AIADMK government had spent exorbitantly on the expenses of front line health workers as well as for buying the Covid management kits at high rates.Minister while speaking to media persons at Pudukottai on Monday said the expenses of doctors and nurses involved in Covid management during the AIADMK government's period was high.He said that after the DMK government assumed office on May 21, the rate on high-class food was reduced by Rs 150 to Rs 200 and reduced the expenses for accommodation also by Rs 200 to Rs 300 per person per day. The minister while speaking to IANS said, "We could save around Rs 30 lakh per month due to this money management."Ma Subramanian said, "We also reduced the cost of purchase of Personal protection equipment (PPE) kits from Rs 350 per kit to Rs 120 per kit now. The rate of N95 masks is also reduced to Rs 22 from the earlier Rs 80 and Rs 90 which was charged during the previous AIADMK government period."The Minister said that the DMK government could save Rs 20 crore through proper tender system and purchase of kits and added that the government would initiate legal action against those involved in the purchase of the Covid preventive equipment.--IANSaal/skp/
Tunis, Aug 9 (IANS) Tunisia on Sunday kicked off national vaccination against Covid-19 as 335 centers across 24 provinces started to vaccinate citizens aged 40 and above.This initiative was organized by the health ministry in coordination with the defense, interior and education ministries and in cooperation with several departments and components of the civil society, the Xinhua news agency reported.The vaccination process started at 7:00 a.m. local time and will continue until 7:00 p.m.As of 3:00 p.m., a total of 302,751 people have been vaccinated, said the health ministry in a statement."The health ministry is looking forward to vaccinating one million people of the targeted age group (40 and above)," said Amanallah Messaadi, a member of the Tunisian scientific committee for the fight against the coronavirus.The goal of the ministry is to vaccinate 50 per cent of the country's population by the end of October 2021. --IANSint/rs