Thanks for tagging me Dr Shoaib Aslam. In a busy schedule, iam not able to give you answer. This is a case of Type 1DM with? UTI. Look for ketone bodies to rule out DKA. Order for following investigations FPG PPG HbA1C CBP RFT LFT SERUM ELECTROLYTES FASTING LIPID PROFILE TFT Serum c peptide BASE LINE 12 LEAD ECG MICROALBUMINURIA CUE URINE FOR CULTURE AND SENSITIVITY. KETONE BODIES. Take complete history. Is there any acute weight loss History of polyuria, polyphagia and polydipsia. History of fatiguability and weakness. History of burning micturition. Family history of diabetes. Coming to the treatment, Advice admission under high consent. If they are not willing for admission, Start regular insulin if patient is in DKA Or Premix biphasic human insulin or analogue insulin if he is not in DKA Monitor serum electrolytes and blood sugars frequently. Correct dehydration. Start antibiotics for UTI until culture report comes. Correct Anemia with iron tablets.
whats smoggy urine . is there haematuria . is there family history of diabetes . another common cause of high blood sugar is rampant use of dexamethasone by quacks . does hb1ac has a role in diagnosis of diabetes . do cbc crp urine r/e n c/s blood sugar postprandial n fasting aso titre c3 level .
Smoggy urination may be due to Inadequate water intake UTI DIABETES Kidney stones Phosphoturea Invetigate accordingly and treat.
Reassure about RBS Perform Clinical evaluation Assess severity of dehydration Assess neurological status Apply cardiac monitor Additional lab - urine ketone Vanous blood gas Electrolyte BUN Creatinine Management- Correct dehydration Correct acidosis and reverse ketosis Restore normal blood sugar level
Do urine albumine creatinine ratio. Urine routine and microscopy smogy urine due to proteinuria advise usg abd to see kidney type 1 dm start on insulin
Adv. Base line KFT and LFT. Rx Oral Antidiabetic.
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Surprising Health Benefits Of Horse Gram (Kulthi) fashionlady.in Aug 18, 2017 5:57 PM ￼ Horse gram is a miracle super food and the food is widely consumed as a staple diet in the southern parts of India. Horse gram is rich in nutrients and have plenty of minerals too- phosphorus, calcium, protein and iron. Hence it is known to be very beneficial for human health, as much as it is useful for animal health too. What is Horse Gram or Kulthi? Scientifically called Macrotyloma uniflorum, horse gram according to the USDA says that the dark brown lentil which is flat and round in shape is known to bring us humans a lot of therapeutic properties. And this is exactly what we are going to talk about today. So please read on and be well informed. Learn about the benefits of horse gram, what it gives the body, the side effects and more. Take a look! Names in different languages VernacularBengaliKulthi, Kulttho-kalai. KutthiKannadaHurali/ Hurule.EnglishMadras horse-gram,HindiKulthiMaithaliMuthenifSanskritRahitha, Culutu,GujaratiMarathi Kulitha, KulthaPanjabRarat, 聽BotangKumaun Himalaya and GadhwalGahethTamilKolluTeluguWalawalli, Ulava, vulavalu.Marathikulitha, hulageArabHabulakultaKonkaniKulithu Nutritional Value of Horse Gram Here is the nutritional fact for 100 gm of this legume: NutrientsAmountsEnergy321聽 EcalsMoisture12 gmProtein22 gmFat0 gmMineral3 gmFiber5 gmCarbohydrates57 gmCalcium287 mgPhosphorous311 mgIron7 mg Here is what the esteemed NCBI research organization has to say about horse gram nutrition benefits: “Horse gram is an underutilized pulse crop grown in wide range of adverse climatic conditions. It occupies an important place in human nutrition and has rich source of protein, minerals, and vitamins. Besides nutritional importance, it has been linked to reduced risk of various diseases due to presence of non-nutritive bioactive substances. These bioactive substances such as phytic acid, phenolic acid, fiber, enzymatic/proteinase inhibitors have significant metabolic and/or physiological effects. The importance of horse gram was well recognized by the folk/alternative/traditional medicine as a potential therapeutic agent to treat kidney stones, urinary diseases, piles, common cold, throat infection, fever etc. The inception of nutraceutical concept and increasing health consciousness the demand of nutraceutical and functional food is increased. In recent years, isolation and utilization of potential antioxidants from legumes including horse gram are increased as it decreases the risk of intestinal diseases, diabetes, coronary heart disease, prevention of dental caries etc. Keeping in view the increasing demand of food having nutraceutical values, the present review ascribed with recent scientific knowledge towards the possibilities of exploring the horse gram, as a source of food and nutraceuticals compounds.” Now let us take a very good look and learn more about the benefits of horse gram for our overall health! Horse Gram Benefits: 1. Common Cold and fever Common cold and fevers happen to us when the body’s immunity system is attacked and when the viruses house themselves in our bodies. For this, the ancient scholars of ayurveda have recommended the consumption of horse gram when you have fever, coughs and cold, bronchial problems and asthma too. Horse gram should be consumed as soups, which helps relieve the congestion and makes the nasal tracts open up by allowing the mucus membranes to soften up and melt. This helps with easy breathing since the required nutrients are boosting the metabolism of the body and the immunity too. 2. Digestion After a hearty meal, should you feel acidic or don’t feel easy on the stomach within minutes to an hour or more; chances are you are suffering from indigestion pangs. This can lead to issues such as GERD and acid reflux, and this is what can make you feel uncomfortable too. This is why, horse gram is recommended to be had the first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. This helps stimulate the digestive tract and makes digestion an easy affair. 3. Weight Loss In Ayurveda it is said, if one consumes horse gram every day, weight loss happens for sure. This is only when you consume horse gram in powder form, and to this shall be added a dash of cumin seeds. The two should be mixed in a glass of water and drunk twice a day on an empty stomach at your own ease. Some prefer not to have horse gram for weight loss in this form, which is fine. In such cases, the legume can be had soaked and raw, or mixed with pepper and bengal gram to form a crunchy salad and eaten. ￼ 4. Diabetes According to sources from THE HINDU, a leading national daily, “Scientists from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology have found that unprocessed raw horse gram seeds not only possess anti-hyperglycemic properties but also have qualities which reduce insulin resistance.” . This is possible since horse gram has the power to exhibit ways to combat the formation of hyperglycemic properties in the body. In turn, horse gram helps bring down insulin resistance in the body too. Blood glucose levels are brought down and controlled, and it can help reduce the carb digestion rates as well, in turn bringing down the levels of blood glucose too. This is why it is used as a super food to treat type 2 diabetes in most cases. 5. Asthma and Bronchitis The esteemed researchers at NCBI say “After critical assessment of nutritional and therapeutic aspect of horse gram, it can now be concluded that-it is a rich source of nutrient and antinutrient content. The nutritional value of horse gram is comparable with other pulse crop. Horse gram has high levels of antioxidant and radical scavenging activities in addition to their traditional role of providing proteins and carbohydrates. It has rich source of various natural bioactive substances such as phytic acid, fiber, phenolic acid etc. These bioactive substances have immense potential for curing varieties of diseases such as common cold, throat infection, fever, urinary stones, asthma, bronchitis, leucoderma, etc. BBIs, the proteinase inhibitors have been identified to treat anti-inflammatory, obesity and several degenerative and autoimmune diseases. However, there is a dearth of information on the specific health beneficial components in this lesser known legume. Thus, considering its immense potential as health benefit it needs to exploit as a source of nutraceutical and food industries.” 6. Menstrual Disturbances Menses problems are very harrowing, and unless one has them, one would not know how painful and energy draining it can be. Once again, you can either have the soup of horse gram for relief or have salads which would have horse gram in them, which helps bring down the levels of irritation associated with menstrual disturbances. When you have irregular menstrual cycles or excessive bleeding, it is the high iron content in horse gram which will help maintain the levels of hemoglobin in the body. This is why, holistic experts recommend horse gram to women with menses issues. 7. Leucorrhea Women suffering from Leucorrhea have a tough time managing their sanitation needs. Leucorrhea is known to be a common and a normal discharge from the vagina. It can have a change in its consistency or color, and often is associated with pains, infection and inflammation around the cervix and the vagina too. This happens when there is an irritation to the lining of the membrane, and the discharge can be foul smelling or thick, with a quantity increase when puberty hits or when sexual arousal is at its peak. Ayurveda opines, one should soak a handful of horse gram overnight in a bowl of water, and boil it the next day. This water should be consumed thrice a day to treat symptoms of leucorrhea. ￼ 8. Constipation If you have been sitting on the pot for too long and have no luck in releasing the bowels each morning, you are then a victim of constipation. Constipation can be caused because of a lack of fibre in the diet, lack of water intake, lack of minerals and also due to a unhealthy lifestyle, stress and many more reasons. This happens when the intestines and the stomach lining just above the duedoneum are not in a position to expand and contract normally for the waste matter to get released. Since horse gram has powerful nutrients in it and also has plenty of fibre too, it can help combat the problems of constipation. Horse gram in such cases should be pre-soaked and eaten as a salad embellishment in raw form. 9. Kidney stones Sources say, the consumption of horse gram on a daily basis can actually help bring down the occurrence of kidney stones or remove the same from the body too. Kidney stones are basically a concotion of a compound known as calcium oxalate. And horse gram can actually get kidney stones removed overnight. This is because, horse gram is rich in iron and has a high content of polyphenols in it as well. In addition to that, the antioxidant levels are high in kidney stones too. What one needs to do is to soak a cup of horse gram in a bowl of water and to consume it raw the next morning. Doing this for a week it seems shows good results. 10. Urinary Discharge Women suffering from urinary discharge can suffer from embarrassment too. This is especially when urinary discharge is thick, inconsistent at times, foul smelling and continuous in some cases. There could be pains, infection and inflammation around the cervix and the vagina too. This happens when there is an irritation to the lining of the membrane, and the discharge can be foul smelling or thick, with a quantity increase when puberty hits or when sexual arousal is at its peak. Ayurveda opines, one should soak a handful of horse gram overnight in a bowl of water, and boil it the next day. This water should be consumed thrice a day to treat symptoms of the same. 11. Ulcers In Ayurveda, it is said horse gram can be very beneficial in treating various forms of ulcers, but NOT GASTRIC ULCERS. There are lipids in horse gram that come in very handy when the legume is consumed by those that suffer from peptic and mouth ulcers. Research and studies on the same have been done on rats and the animals have healed, and the same have been done on humans too and the results were positive. Even in ayurveda, it is shown that mashed horse gram when consumed twice a day releases the lipids much needed for the body to heal itself from the ulcers. 12. Piles Piles happen when the veins in the rectum swell up and turn inflamed or painful. Instead of rushing to the pharmacy for medication and treatment, holistic experts suggest the use of horse gram. Soak a cup of horse gram overnight and consume the water the next day, and eat the horse gram raw as a salad embellishment too. The roughage in it along with the fibre helps treat piles. 13. Diarrhea Since horse gram has plenty of fibre in it, it helps with digestion and soaking up excess fluids from the intestine and the stomach. This brings down the occurrence of diarrhea and loose motion, and allows normal bowel movements to happen. One should have a handful of pre-soaked horse gram legumes early each morning, which stimulates the digestive system to work better. ￼ 14. Hemorrhage and Hemorrhoids NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON HOW IT WORKS 15. Skin Rashes and Boils Horse gram can be used very well as a topical face pack to treat rashes, boils and disorders of the skin to some extent as well. This is because it is antimicrobial and antibacterial, and has plenty of antioxidants in it along with minerals to nourish, replicate the healthy lipid layers of the skin and more. Crush a handful of pre-soaked seeds overnight, and apply it as a face pack the next day. Wait for half an hour and gently wash off with cold water. This would help exfoliate the dirt, grime, dead skin cells and also provide collagen boost to the skin and protect the skin from further harm and free radical attacks. 16. Cholesterol Horse gram helps bring down the levels of LDL or bad cholesterol in the bloodstream, says medical research studies. The bad cholesterol levels that have been stuck in the veins would be eliminated when horse gram is consumed, thanks to the levels of lipids in it that work its magic. One should consume a handful of pre-soaked horse gram seeds twice a day on an empty stomach, so that the lipid levels work at their best and cleanse the veins off the bad cholesterol levels or the LDL levels in the blood. 17. Conjunctivitis You can use rose water to wash your eyes with when you suffer from conjunctivitis, or what you could do is to pre-soak a handful of horse gram seeds overnight. The next morning, strain the seeds and use the water to wash your eyes with it. The antioxidant levels in the water would help combat the infection and keep the eyes soothed and calm, sans the irritation. Thrice a day the water should be used to wash the eyes with. ￼ Now that you know how horse gram has multiple benefits for the various needs of our body, let’s learn about how to use the same. Take a look! How to use Horse gram? When using horsegram, always remember that the legume can be heat producing for the body and that is why holistic experts ask you to have it with buttermilk or cumin seeds, so that the heat of the body can be balanced. You can consume horse gram twice a day, either by powdering the roasted seeds or by consuming the same as soup or with buttermilk. There are many tasty recipes for you to indulge in with horse gram, and they also bring in the benefits desired too. For soups Ingredients A cup of horse gram seedsSome curry leavesA green chill and a red chilliCooking oil and tamarind paste Preparation Pre-soak the seeds overnightNext morning cook until the seeds are softRemove the cooked seeds and cool offGrind seeds into pasteIn a pan heat the oil and the rest of the condimentsAdd tamarind paste and fryAdd a cup of waterAdd the paste of horsegram seedsStir for twenty minutes until a thick soup is formedGarnish with basil and coriander leaves and serve hot ￼ If you want to powder it Ingredients A cup of horse gram seedsTen red dry chilliesA teaspoon of cumin, black pepper seeds eachFour tablespoons of tur dal and urad dalA teaspoon of salt Preparation Dry and roast the seeds and keep asideDry and roast the dals until the color of the two changesDry roast the remaining spicesGrind everything together to form a powderAdd the salt and grind again until a coarse powder is formedStore in airtight container. ￼ If you like curries Ingredients Half a cup of pre-soaked horse gram seedsHalf a teaspoon each of coriander powder, black pepper, cumin and red chilli seeds each.A pinch of asafoetidaA tablespoon of coconut powderA small onion choppedHalf a teaspoon each of tamarind juice, mustard seeds, gheeCurry leaves and salt as per taste Preparation Dry roast all the dry ingredients on low flameAdd the onions and coconut powder and dry roast againAdd a little water and make a smooth pasteAdd the horse gram seeds and cook in itTamper the curry with tamarind juice and mustard seedsAdd salt and curry leavesGarnish with coriander and serve hot ￼ If you like porridge Ingredients Half a cup of horse gram seedsHalf a cup of moong dalGarlic pods to tasteCoconut powder to tasteSalt to taste Preparation Dry roast the coconut powder, moong dal and horse gram seeds.Remove from flame and dry grind to a coarse powderPlace the powder in a pressure cooker and add waterAdd the garlic and curry leaves and saltCook for ten minutes on pressureGarnish with coriander and serve hot ￼ Spicy water Spicy water is best for coughs, colds and fevers and bronchial issues too. What you need to do is to dry roast the seeds and add salt and asafetida to it. Dry grind them all and make a powder. Store it in a container and mix a teaspoon of it with warm water to drink twice a day. It helps with coughs and colds. If you want to lose weight, have it with buttermilk and cumin seeds twice a day too. We thus gave you ways on how to use horse gram the easiest way at home. Now let’s take a look at the side effects and who should not have horsegram seeds at all. Please read on and be well-informed. Side Effects and Risk Factors Please note, consuming horse gram is good and has benefits for the body, but there are side-effects to be wary about. Here we list some of them for your perusal and information. If you suffer from gastric ulcers and hyperacidity, you should not consume horse gram seeds since it would worsen the conditionHorse gram seeds according to ayurveda can worsen cases of bleeding problems. If you suffer from heavy periods, consult your doctor first and then consume horse gram seeds.If you suffer from a case of gout, horse gram is to be avoided as well. Ayurveda says it harms the rakta dhatu cycle.If you consume medication for anemia, horse gram should be avoided since it is a contra indicationFor liver issues and excess bile production issues, you should not consume horse gramExpectant mothers are asked to stay away from horse gram tooIf you have plethora and TB, you should not have horse gram as well These were the reasons why we asked you to be wary about horse gram consumption. Now let’s get more tips on horse gram benefits and consumption to make it easier to understand. Tips If you have localized swelling, the paste of horse gram can be used for relief. It is this paste that stimulates the cells and helps with sweating, by opening the pores of the skin and pushing the toxins out through it.To get relief from hiccups, burn a few horse gram seeds and inhale the smoke. It gives relief in a jiffyTo treat renal calculi, use the powder of horse gram seeds everyday. Consult a holistic expert on the dosage as per your body type for the same.To treat intestinal worms and piles or constipation too, horse gram seeds should be pasted and eatenBoil horse gram in water and drink the water, to bring down fever, coughs and coldsPaste boiled horse gram seeds and pepper and eat it, to bring down cough, cold and asthma problems ￼ Now we know that horse gram is a superfood quite bonafide. It is a special class of food that is nutrient dense and has a great load of antioxidants in them along with plenty of protein; the latter being more than what you would otherwise find in veggies. And since it has plenty of digestible starch in it, it is best for diabetics too, and for those that want to lose weight as well. What more do we need? We hope this mini guide on the many uses and benefits of using horse gram comes in handy. Report a problemDr. Tapan Kumar Sau7 Likes21 Answers
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6 Health Benefits of Sugarcane Juice: A Promise of Good Health ndtv.com May 3, 2018 6:22 PM ￼ When I think of sugarcane juice, the first thing which comes to mind are the busy by-lanes of Karol Bagh, Delhi: vendors offering poor imitations of Gucci handbags and Rolex watches, women sprinting through the crowd trying to get from one shop to another, the faint smell of hot pooris and Punjabi chana, the constant high-pitched rings of rikshaw bells and a few dozen sugarcane juice (ganne ka ras) carts parked at every street corner. In the sweltering heat, I'd jostle my way to the sugarcane juice guy and watch him lazily operate an old-world juice machine that takes in one sugarcane at a time and pushes out beautiful green coloured cane juice that isn't just sweet and delicious, but also extremely nourishing and considered to be a real goldmine of health according to doctors, nutritionists and the school of Indian traditional medicine. India is one of the world's largest producers of sugarcane, after Brazil which is possibly why you'll find almost no companies which offer packaged sugarcane juice. It can be priced as low as Rs.10 or as high as Rs.40, but it's available through the country and not limited to one specific region. The top 5 sugarcane producing states are Uttar Pradesh,Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu andAndhra Pradesh. ￼ Sugarcane is one of the main crops used in the production of sugar: 70% of the world's sugar is made from sugarcane and the remaining 30% comes from the sugar beet crop. However, this isn't the case for the sugarcane grown in India which happens to be the second largest producer of sugarcane, after Brazil. A lot of the sugarcane grown in India is first used to make gur (jaggery) followed by khandsari (unrefined or brown sugar), and then sugar which is processed using chemicals and sulphur. The remaining fibrous mass can be used as fuel, or to make paper or sound insulating boards and in some countries its used even to make alcohol. Nutritional value of Sugarcane: The juice Sugarcane per serving (28.35 grams) contain Energy-111.13 kJ (26.56 kcal), Carbohydrates-27.51 g, Protein-0.27 g, Calcium11.23 mg (1%), Iron 0.37 mg (3%), Potassium41.96 mg (1%), Sodium17.01 mg (1%) (According to farmer.gov.in) Benefits of Sugarcane Juice If you search for sugarcane juice benefits, you'll find that it has been attributed as a natural remedy to a score of problems. It's rich in antioxidants so it helps fights infections and boost the immunity. It's rich in iron, magnesium, calcium and other electrolytes so it's great for dehydration. It helps cure the common cold and other infections and also fight fever as it boosts the body's protein levels. Besides these, there are a few more great health benefits of sugarcane juice that you must learn about: 1. Sugarcane juice is a diuretic which means that it helps treat urinary tract infections, kidney stones and ensure proper functioning of the kidneys. 2. According to Ayurveda, sugarcane juice helps strengthen your liver and is thus suggested as a remedy for jaundice. Jaundice is a condition where you find yellow pigmentation of the skin and membrane due to elevated levels of a substance known as bilirubin in the bodily fluids and is triggered by poor functioning liver. What sugarcane juice does is replenish your body with proteins lost and nutrients that it needs to recover quickly. ￼ 3. An Energy Drink - Sugarcane juice is rich in the good kind of carbohydrates, protein, iron, potassium and other essential nutrients that make it the ideal energy drinks. Especially in the summer months, a glass of cold sugarcane juice and really life both your health and your depleting levels of energy. It builds up plasma and body fluids and helps counter dryness and fatigue. 4. Ayurveda also suggests that 'sugarcane juice exhibits laxative properties thereby improving bowel movement and relieving constipation' (Source: ayurhelp.com). Sugarcane juice also has alkaline properties which means it's good for treating acidity and stomach burns. 5. It has a low glycemic index (GI) so it comes highly recommended for diabetics. A study showed that drinking sugarcane juice did not alter the blood glucose levels of diabetics drastically but you should check with your doctor before you start to drink some of this yourself. 6. Sugarcane juice is extremely rich in minerals which helps prevent tooth decayand bad breath. ￼Dr. Tapan Kumar Sau6 Likes13 Answers
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Know about fruits and vegetables LEMON Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Angiosperms Eudicots Rosids Order: Sapindales Family: Rutaceae Genus: Citrus Species: limon Binomial name: Citrus limon Throat Infections: Lemon is an excellent fruit that fights against problems related to throat infections, due to its well-known antibacterial properties. High Blood Pressure: Drinking lemon juice is helpful for people suffering fromheart problems, because it contains potassium. It controls high blood pressure,dizziness, and nausea, because it provides a calming sensation to both the mind and body. It is commonly employed to reduce mental stress and depression. Health Benefits of Lemon Fruit The health benefits of lemon include treatment of throat infections, indigestion,constipation, dental problems, and fever, internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, obesity, respiratory disorders, cholera and high blood pressure, while it also benefitshair and skin care. Known for its therapeutic property since generations, lemons help to strengthen your immune system, cleanse your stomach, and it is considered a blood purifier. Lemon juice, especially, has several health benefits associated with it. It is well known as a useful treatment for kidney stones, reducing strokes and lowering body temperature. As a refreshing drink, lemonade helps you to stay calm and cool. The health benefits of lemons are due to its many nourishing elements like vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus and protein. Prof M V SubramanyamDr. M V Subramanyam10 Likes7 Answers
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Main Name: Saffron Biological Name: Crocus sativus Names in other languages: Azafrán (Spanish), Acafrao (Portugese), Safran (French), Kesar (Hindi), Kungumapoo (Tamil), Kunkumapoove, Kashmiram (Malayalam), Kumkuma puvvu (Telugu), Keshar (Gujarati), Jafran (Bengali), Keshar, Kesara (Marathi), Kesara, Kunkuma phul (Oriya), Zafran, Kisar (Urdu), Keshar (Punjabi) Ever wondered that even the dried red threads or ‘stigmas’ of a flowering plant could be so exotic that one needs to think twice, or probably quite a few times, before buying just a gram of it? That’s the kind of standing the pricey saffron enjoys in the world of spices. And you shouldn’t be surprised if we share another small yet interesting piece of info. For, a single ounce of saffron is derived from over 4300 spectacularly beautiful royal purple flowers of the crocus plant. It is due to its special cultivating process that saffron is termed as the most precious spice in the world and has been nicknamed as the ‘golden spice’. With just three thread-like stigmas present in each flower, you would have to splurge out a hundred greens to buy less than an ounce of good and superior quality saffron. The spice is derived from the saffron flower which is a bulbous perennial plant belonging to the Iridaceae family and is botanically known as Crocus sativus. What is more amazing is that you just have to sprinkle a tiny pinch of this spice in your recipe due to its intense flavoring and coloring power. Reddish golden in color, saffron finds its most important use as a seasoning agent in cooking and as a coloring agent. Not just that saffron is one of nature’s highly powerful herbs, it has some secret and magnificent essential nutrients loaded which are highly useful for treating a number of common ailments and diseases. Read on to know the health benefits of saffron when taken in moderate amounts and in the right dosage. History Although the exact origin of saffron is still uncertain, it is believed to have come from Greece or Asia Minor, a part of Turkey, where it is still cultivated on a large scale. In fact, the world saffron also comes from the Arabic word ‘zafaran’ which means ‘yellow’. The spice appeared in ancient Babylon and China as early as 2600 BC where it was honored for healing and coloring purposes. Biblical traditions indicate that saffron was one of the most fragrant plants grown in King Solomon’s gardens. Another historic reference of saffron draws back to ancient Egypt where it was used by Cleopatra and other Pharaohs for both sacred and sensual purposes. The saffron plant was apparently introduced by the Iranians to the Greek, Roman, Chinese and Sami ethnics, including Arabs. Around 500 BC, the Persian rulers transplanted saffron in Kashmiri soils, after conquering Kashmir. However, an ancient Chinese historical explains that an Arhant Indian Buddhist missionary named Madhyantika sowed the first saffron crop when he was sent to Kashmir in the 5th century. Whatever is the origin behind the introduction of saffron to Kashmir, it has since then spread through the Indian subcontinent. While the best saffron comes from Spain, the Kashmir region of India, Iran, and Greece; Spain is the world’s largest exporter of saffron. http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0200/5036/products/1893957_121215120039_00105.jpeg?v=1421516356 Health Benefits of Saffron 1. Amongst all the benefits that saffron is celebrated for, protecting and preventing eye vision is one of the most important advantages. Researchers indicate that saffron is a powerful antioxidant that helps in managing the fatty acid levels in the membranes of the cells, thereby correcting vision in people with retinitis pigmentosa or macular degeneration related to age. 2. Saffron is known to be an effective anti-depressant for curing mild to moderate depression. Ingesting sufficient amounts of saffron tea brings feelings of happiness and joy. 3. Saffron is highly effective in inducing menstruation in women, particularly those with irregular periods. Besides reducing bleeding in the uterus, it alleviates the pain caused by menstruation. 4. Apart from reducing menstrual period pains, saffron helps with alleviating the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, including emotional stability, sore breasts, depression and fatigue. 5. Saffron contains an agent called crocetin which is helpful in lowering blood pressure. When taken in the form of a tea, saffron works best in reversing high blood pressure. 6. If your lungs have been inflamed due to a cold or respiratory illness, clear off the phlegm from your lungs by drinking saffron. Furthermore, saffron helps in reducing inflammation and clearing airways, thereby easing the symptoms of asthma. 7. Saffron tea helps in cleansing the body from harmful toxins and substances that can otherwise lead to arthrosclerosis, a condition that hardens the arteries due to the build-up of plaque from fattening foods. When ignored, arthrosclerosis can trigger heart disease, diabetes and blood disorders. 8. Stomach aches and similar ailments can be eased with saffron tea through stimulating the stomach muscles. By contracting the muscles, the tea gives cooling, soothing, and relaxing vibes. 9. Crocin, Safranal, and Picrocrocin present in saffron have anti-cancer activities that combine to prevent and slow down the growth of human cancer cells. 10. Using saffron in cooking on a regular basis has shown signs of improved memory power, relieved muscle pain and pain from kidney stones, and increased blood circulation. 11. Preparing tea from saffron has been helpful in restricting the build up of cholesterol; thus, bringing relief from abdominal pains and managing health blood pressure. 12. With a number of carotenoids present, saffron is believed to inhibit skin tumors and improve arthritis. 13. It contains active constituents which help in producing positive effects on people suffering from neurodegenerative disorders. Additionally, massaging your gums with saffron reduces soreness and inflammation of the mouth and tongue. 14. Saffron is beneficial to the body both internally and externally. Sores, bruises, and bug bites are some problems that can be treated and healed with the application of saffron paste. 15. Other health benefits that saffron has been credited with include curing insomnia, coughing, heartburn, premature ejaculation, flatulence, indigestion, dry skin and baldness. Saffron Nutrition FactsAmount: 100 g Total Weight: 100 g Nutrients Amount Basic Components Proteins 11 g Water 11.9 g Ash 5.5 g Calories Total Calories 310 Calories From Carbohydrate 233 Calories From Fat 49 Calories From Protein 28 Carbohydrates Total Carbohydrates 65 g Dietary Fiber 3.9 g Fats & Fatty Acids Total Fat 5.9 g Saturated Fat 1.6 g Monounsaturated Fat 429 mg Polyunsaturated Fat 2.1 g Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1.2 g Omega-6 Fatty Acids 754 mg Vitamins Vitamin A 530 IU Vitamin C 81 mg Thiamin 115 mcg Riboflavin 267 mcg Niacin 1.5 mg Vitamin B6 1 mg Folate 93 mcg Minerals Calcium 111 mg Iron 11 mg Magnesium 264 mg Phosphorus 252 mg Potassium 1.7 g Sodium 148 mg Zinc 1.1 mg Copper 328 mcg Manganese 28 mg Selenium 5.6 mcg http://edalatsowda.com/en/Product/11/-Saffron–Red-Gold How many calories in saffron (per 100 gm) Saffron has about 310 calories per 100 gmDr. Tapan Kumar Sau11 Likes7 Answers
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Lemon, berries, almonds: 10 most nutritious foods in the world wap.business-standard.com Oct 25, 2017 11:53 AM ￼ Almonds. Photo: Wikimedia commons It’s often said that ‘You are what you eat’. Thus it’s no secret that eating healthy is the most important aspect of staying healthy. We all understand that junk food items are bad for health whereas fresh fruit and vegetables are good. But not all healthy food items are equal; some are good whereas others are great. These great food items which are extremely nutritious, rich in various Vitamins, Proteins, Minerals and laced with other positive properties are often referred to as superfood or powerhouse food. Some of these food items not in any order are mentioned below: Lemon: Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C. They also have several other minerals and vitamins such as potassium and vitamin B6. Lemons are known and used for its antioxidant and antibiotic properties. It is also believed that lemons can provide protection against heart diseases by lowering cholesterol and also kidney stones. Avocado: Avocado will mostly be present in all lists detailing superfood or powerhouse food because of its high nutritional value. Avocado are rich in vitamins A, E, K, B and C, they also supply ample fibre and protein. Avocados are also believed to be one of the richest sources of monounsaturated fats which provide protection against heart disease, diabetes, cancer and cognitive decline. Add to that its antioxidant property too. Broccoli: Broccolis are often publicized as one of the healthiest food item because of it being high in nutrients such as vitamin C and K, iron, potassium and fibre. Broccoli too has many medicinal benefits such as that it lowers cholesterol levels and provides protection against cancer and other diseases. The best way to consume broccoli is by steam cooking it, that way most of the nutrients are preserved. Beans: Beans are a great source for protein and fibre. They help fight cholesterol and hence are good for the heart. Beans are also known for their antioxidant properties and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Walnut: Walnuts are rich in the rare omega 3 fatty acid which makes is that much more precious. They are also loaded with protein and fibre. Medicinal benefits of consuming walnuts are many which include healthy heart, weight-loss, protection against cancer and diabetes, increased immunity and more. Walnuts are also a great source of vitamin E and B6. Spinach: Spinach is many a time promoted as the world’s healthiest food and not without a reason. Spinach is rich in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and much more. Consuming spinach can supply the body with required amount of vitamin K, A, B2, B6, E, C and E along with magnesium, iron, copper, potassium and phosphorus. Spinach also helps control high sugar levels and also has anti-inflammatory benefits. Garlic: Garlic is rich in vitamins C, B1, and B6. It also supplies the body with the required copper, manganese, selenium, antioxidants and sulphur. Garlic is also known and used worldwide for its medicinal properties. It is believed that garlic reduces risk of certain types of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Almond: Almonds are high on antioxidants. They are also high on various types of nutrients especially vitamin E and B2, manganese, phosphorus and fibre. Almond also provides many health benefits such as that it lowers cholesterol and provides protection against diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Almonds are great for the heart and will also help one lose weight. Berries: Both blue and black berries score high on their nutritional value charts. They are also low on calories and fats thus they are an ideal healthy food item. Berries are rich in vitamin C, K, E and A. Single serving of berries each day can help meet the body’s requirement of manganese, magnesium and potassium. Lentils: Lentils are rich in protein and fibres. They are great for heart health, they reduce risk of diabetes and also improve digestion hence help lose weight. Lentils are dense food item that are protein-rich hence are preferred especially by vegetarians and vegans. They also supply the body with other nutrients such as phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and more.Dr. Tapan Kumar Sau2 Likes6 Answers