It is a universal fact that a wholesome diet is mandatory for a healthy body. Lack of nutrition can lead to various diseases. The whole dietary pattern can be defined as the quantity, frequency, variety and combination of different foods and drinks that need to be consumed. Deficiency of any nutrients may cause physical, mental, and behavioural effects, says an expert.
Aseem Sood, Managing Director, Proveda India, shares insights on the dietary pattern and its behavioural impact.
If you find your child being tired and often irritated, then it is important to know the cause of it. These kids are also disruptive, have a short attention span and lack interest in their surroundings. Such behavioural changes are cause due to a lack of iron in the body. Iron deficiency can cause Anaemia. It is a condition in which you don't have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body's tissues. Iron deficiency is commonly seen in preschool children and if they are not given iron-rich foods then they are easily prone to this deficiency.
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Vitamin A Deficiency
We often hear parents complaining about their kids being very aggressive and have rule-breaking behaviour. These kids show anxiety disorders in adolescence. Forgetfulness and low energy level show the deficiency of Vitamin A which is a very crucial group of nutrients. It is also required for a healthy reproductive system in men and women. Green and orange vegetables are a great source of Vitamin A nutrients. For newborn babies, breast milk is considered the best source of vitamin A.
In many cases, we have seen that children with mental disabilities, impaired intellectual development or impaired growth are victims of low iodine. Almost a third of the world's population is shaken by Iodine deficiency. Thyroid hormones are a part of various physical growth like brain development, strong bones and regulating the metabolic rate in the body. The most widespread symptom of iodine deficiency is an enlarged thyroid gland. This may also cause an increase in heart rate, breathing problem, and weight gain.
If a person, irrespective of age groups, experiences weakness throughout, lack of energy and an overall feeling of sluggishness. Fatigue due to calcium deficiency can also lead to light headedness and dizziness which is also characterized by a lack of focus, forgetfulness, and confusion. Moreover, calcium works as a communicating particle. Without this, your heart, muscles, and nerves would not be able to function. Dairy products and dark green vegetables are a good source of calcium.
A deficit of Magnesium can be seen through some symptoms like hyperactivity where the kid is fidgeting with hand or feet or is squirms in the seat. They become impulsive and don't have control over their anger or movements. Their lack of attention, careless mistakes, loss of interest in a certain task where mental effort is required are all signs of low magnesium. The deficiency of magnesium can also lead to several conditions like type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and heart disease. In a long-term symptom, one may not notice insulin resistance and high blood pressure.
Improving diet intake is not easily achieved. Healthy eating patterns are all about regular consumption of a variety of foods from key food groups which includes cereal and cereal products, fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy products. Every so often, consuming foods contributing an equal quantity of nutrients to our health quotient is not possible and hence Immunity boosters are supplemented in our meal to fill in the required minerals. Considering the present scenario, Proveda India launched a segment of immunity boosters and drinks that are a unique combination of science and nature.
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London, Jan 23 (IANS) Men, take note. If you are a new father and insecured about the relationship with your partner, it may trigger depression, a new study suggests.The findings indicate that male postnatal depression is more common in men who are insecure in their relationship with their partner."Low self-confidence in close relationships seems to trigger parental stress, which in turn triggers the symptoms of depression," said researcher Elia Psouni, Associate Professor, Lund University in Sweden.According to the researchers, depression affects around 10-12 per cent of new mothers, and at least 8 per cent of new fathers.The study focused on reasons behind the fathers' depressive symptoms.For the study, published in the journal APA Psyc Net, the research team involved new 530 fathers.The researchers said that 143 had symptoms of depression that would justify a referral for further assessment. Of these, 43 fathers described very debilitating symptoms and 22 described very serious symptoms.Affected men often have a negative view of themselves and are worried about being inadequate in their intimate relationships; a concern that may be based on childhood experiences with their own parents, the team said.The study also revealed that men whose female partners suffered from postpartum depression were over-represented, and that very few of them were in contact with a professional to get help.--IANSvc/sdr/
New York, Dec 31 (IANS) Contrary to common perception that dating apps only encourage casual relationships, a new study has shown that people who met their partners on these mobile applications have often strong long-term relationship goals.Moreover, these new ways of meeting people encourage socio-educational and geographical mixing, said the study published in the journal PLOS ONE.What is more, women who found their partner through a dating app have stronger desires and intentions to have children than those who found their partner offline, said the study."The Internet is profoundly transforming the dynamics of how people meet," said researcher Gina Potarca from University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland."It provides an unprecedented abundance of meeting opportunities, and involves minimal effort and no third-party intervention." These new dating technologies include the smartphone apps like Tinder or Grindr, where users select partners by browsing and swiping on pictures. The Geneva-based researcher decided to investigate couples' intentions to start a family, their relationship satisfaction and individual well-being, as well as to assess couple composition. Potarca used a 2018 family survey by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office. The analysis presented in this study looks at a sub-sample of 3,235 people over the age of 18 who were in a relationship and who had met their partner in the last decade.The results showed that couples that formed after meeting on an app were more motivated by the idea of cohabiting than others. "Knowing that dating apps have likely become even more popular during this year's periods of lockdown and social distancing, it is reassuring to dismiss alarming concerns about the long-term effects of using these tools," said Potarca. --IANSgb/bg
New York - Being emotionally flexible may be one of the most important factors when it comes to longevity and overall health of the romantic and familial relationships, say researchers.
The study, published in the 'Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science', statistically combined the results of 174 separate studies that had looked at acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and emotion regulation.
The researchers' aim was to clarify how mindful flexibility on one hand and inattentive, mindless, and rigid inflexibility on the other were linked to the dynamics within families and romantic relationships.
"This meta-analysis underscores that being mindful and emotionally flexible in tough and challenging situations not only improves the lives of individuals, it might also strengthen and enrich their close relationships," said study co-author Ronald Rogge from the University of Rochester in the US.
The results suggest that psychological flexibility and inflexibility may play key roles in both couples and families in shaping how individuals interact with the people closest to them.
The meta-analysis, also commonly referred to as a "study of studies," cements and adds to the findings of Rogge's earlier work in which he and a team tested the effects of couples' watching movies together and talking about the films afterwards.
In that work, the team demonstrated that couples could bring mindful awareness, compassion, and flexibility back into their relationships by using movies to spark meaningful relationship discussions, leading to both immediate and long-term benefits.
That study, conducted in 2013, found that an inexpensive, fun, and relatively simple watch-and-talk approach can be just as effective as other more intensive therapist-led methods -- more than halving the divorce or separation rate from 24 to 11 per cent after the first three years of marriage.
"The results suggest that husbands and wives have a pretty good sense of what they might be doing right and wrong in their relationships," Rogge said about the earlier study.
"You might not need to teach them a whole lot of skills to cut the divorce rate. You might just need to get them to think about how they are currently behaving. And for five movies to give us a benefit over three years -- that is awesome," Rogge noted. (IANS)
New York, Oct 16 (IANS) Rituals such as those centered around holidays and other celebrations play an important part in human relationships, say researchers, adding that when dating couples engage in rituals together they learn more about each other.According to the study, published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, those experiences can serve as diagnostic tools of where the relationship is going."Rituals have the power to bond individuals and give us a preview into family life and couple life. We found they help magnify normative relationship experiences," said study author Chris Maniotes from the University of Illinois, Urbana in the US.According to the researchers, rituals are experiences that are shared with others, and they impact communication between individuals. While rituals are typically celebrations such as holidays, they can also be idiosyncratic events a couple creates, such as Friday movie night. Most rituals are recurring events, though some (such as rites of passage) occur just once in a person's life. Rituals have elements of routine, but they have symbolic meaning that goes beyond routine interaction."Rituals provide a unique time to review one's partner and relationship; you get to see a host of behaviours and interactions that might normally be obscured," Maniotes noted."Some of the ways rituals affected commitment to wed with these couples was by altering their view of their partner, giving them a new perspective," Maniotes explained.Th research team analysed in-depth interviews with 48 individuals (24 couples) in the US Southwest region. They were randomly selected from a larger study examining commitment to wed in heterosexual dating couples over a period of nine months.For this study, the researchers looked at the impact of rituals.They found commitment to wed could increase or decrease, depending on the nature of the interaction. Rituals can reinforce bonds and strengthen commitment, but they can also showcase conflict areas and make people less likely to see the relationship heading towards marriage.For example, holiday celebrations involving rituals could highlight interactions with extended family and provide a window into how people navigate through conflict."Rituals seem to really play a role in pausing and slowing down individuals, helping them take a better look at their relationship. They help them see, 'this is who we are as a couple; this is who we are as a family,'" Maniotes noted.--IANSbu/bg
Around 49 percent of the youth are not comfortable sharing their feelings with their parents while 68 percent of them struggle the most with talking about relationship issues, reveals a new survey.
Importantly, 53 percent of them also feel that keeping things to themselves builds stress and anxiety, said the survey conducted by Shaadi.com.
The survey reflects the mindset of the youth today, when it comes to opening up to their parents and the flip side - what parents think about their relationship with their children.
It further revealed that generation gap was leading to a communication gap, with it being among the top two reasons that they are unable to have these conversations with their parents.
Around 70 percent of the youth stated that they would like to talk about their feelings with their parents and have a more open relationship.
On the other hand, when asked to parents about their relationship, 92 percent parents said their children are completely free to have conversations with them.
And while the youth felt there was a generation gap, 72 percent parents did not feel that the generation gap made it difficult to communicate with their kids, added the survey.
The data revealed that 42 percent of the parents hadn't been in a relationship before and hence might find it hard to empathise with their children.
Commenting on this, Adhish Zaveri, Director - Marketing, Shaadi.com said: "In India, the family is still the most important source of care and support for singles.
Unfortunately, as we've seen in the study, the generation gap between parents and children often translates into a communication gap.
Being able to talk about relationship matters freely can help alleviate anxiety and offer comfort. With our Shaadi Cares initiative, we're urging parents to open-up to their children, so that they can too."