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Feeding on Gond Laddoos & wondering what’s so special? Here are the amazing benefits of Gond

When you start to travel there are so many things that you get to learn and see things you never knew existed. During my travels especially in remote villages, it never ceases to surprise me that the old people are so much healthier and energetic than those who live in the cities and so-called urban areas. This has often been a frequent question that gets me wondering and often the answer is in the difference in the lifestyles and the eating habits. Somewhere as a part of this modernization, we have lost touch with our roots.

Today, we tend to turn to doctors for the smallest problems or the slightest signs of sickness; however, what we fail to understand is nothing but the kind of foods and lifestyles that we follow that make us sick and unhealthy.

 Tragacanth GumThe universe is balanced and everything that you need is present in nature.

Ayurveda has been part of our culture since ancient times. Today there is extensive research that is being done in this field even outside India. The amount of herbs and nutritional substances that can be found in nature is beyond measure.

Let’s today introduce ourselves to one such ayurvedic ingredient available in nature, “Gond Katira”. I am pretty sure many people would relate to Gond ka laddoo that their moms would make at home. I guess we should all today thank our moms for feeding those gond laddoos at home. However, I don’t know how many of us know how it is obtained or the reason for these laddoos being so famous.

Gond Katira is also commonly known as “Edible Gum” or “Tragacanth Gum” or “Acacia Gum”. It is naturally obtained in the form of the sap of the thorny shrub tragacanth or acacia plants.  Tragacanth is a thorny and low-growing shrub and commonly found in the mountainous regions of the Middle East. Iran is the highest producer of this tree gum, which is also called Gond Katira in Hindi. The Tragacanth gum is majorly used in Ayurveda for its digestive properties. Some basic facts about Gond Katira are listed below –

  • Name: Tragacanth gum (“gond katira”)
  • Obtained From: Species of Astragalus
  • Plant Part Used: Root sap (dried)
  • Common Name: Shiraz, Shiraz gum, gum dragon
  • Sanskrit Name: Galgal
  • Native Region and Geographical Distribution: Middle eastern region of the world.

Nutritional facts about Tragacanth gum or Gond Katira

Like all our products, let’s look at the nutritional information for Gond Katira.

 

Nutrients Value (per 100 g)
Energy70 kcal
Carbohydrates35 g
Fiber30 g
Hydrates5 g
Fats0 g
Mineral(s)
Sodium9 g

 

How to use Gondh?

For people like me who are new to Gond Katira should know that it is water-soluble and hence can be used as an ingredient in a variety of preparations. Also due to its nutritional value, it is used in the treatment of a variety of ailments.

It is a tasteless and odourless and swells when soaked in water or turns crunchy when fried in ghee. Due to this texture of gond, it is used in the food and pharmaceutical industry as a thickening and binding agent. The other uses of gond include being used as an emulsifier, a stabilizer, and a texturant additive. Gond is very commonly found in commercial items, like bakery items, beauty products, fizzy energy drinks, ice creams, etc.

However, most of these don’t even exploit the benefits that gond has to offer when consumed in the form of laddoos.

Benefits of Gond

The benefits of Gond are truly limitless. No part of the body is not benefitted by the consumption of Gond, for both males and females. So let’s talk about the benefits of Gond –

1. Cooling effect on the body

If you spend too much time in the hot climate in the peak summers, having a milkshake or sherbet infused with Gond might be just the thing that you need. Gond is known for its cooling properties, which helps to reduce the temperature of the body. Thus preventing heat strokes.

2. Energy Booster

Gond acts as an instant energy booster. Also if you tend to get tired very easily or finding there is some sort of weakness in the body, consuming gond in the morning with milk and sugar can keep you energized throughout the day. Also, it works as a source of energy for kids too.

3. Laxative

benefits of gond for constipationGond acts as a natural laxative and helps in regulating bowel movements. Thus preventing constipation.  Also, some of the chemicals present in gond are known for helping with the digestion also.

4. Pregnancy

Gond laddoos during pregnancy

Gond laddoos have been an ancient recipe giving to women during pregnancy. During pregnancy, it helps provide the mother and child with the necessary nutrients. And post-pregnancy it is given to lactating mother to help increase the production of breast milk. Also, there are a lot of other positive effects that Gond has on women during the post-pregnancy period. It also helps in building immunity after delivery.

5. Treatment for mouth ulcers

Gond helps in reducing the redness and pain of mouth ulcers. A finely ground paste of Gond can be applied to the mouth ulcers for quick relief.

6. Weight loss

If you check the nutritional information of Gond, Gond is very high in fiber and also helps in increasing the metabolism of the body. Also due to the high-fiber content, you will feel more satisfied and lesser hunger pangs. Also, the high metabolic rate ensures that you have the necessary amount of energy for the complete day. And the final result is a weight management diet and weight loss.

7. Benefits for the Skin

benefits of gond for skin

The soluble fiber in Gond is known to have a lot of beneficial effects on the skin. It helps detoxify the system and thus helps in improving the complexion along with providing a healthy glow on the skin. Besides, Gond consumed regularly can help in the prevention of wrinkles, by improving the elasticity of the skin.

8.  Good for bones and pain

The high calcium and magnesium content of Gond helps in strengthening and nourishing the bone tissues. Thus improving the overall bone health. Also, Gond is known to be a natural analgesic and works on certain receptors in the nervous system for reducing the pain.

9. Improves Libido in men

Gond is known to highly effective in increasing libido and also for treating various sexual inadequacy or weakness in males. The long-term consumption of gond can cure other sexual issues like erectile dysfunction, low semen count, and other sexual issues in males. Other than this celery also has surprising health benefits for men.

10. Natural Breast Enhancer

Gond is one of the ingredients for the herbal treatment of the enhancement of breasts. It is known to be a natural and effective breast enhancer, through the balancing of hormones in the body. The effects are more easily seen after prolonged use of Gond.

Conclusion:

The list of benefits of Gond is endless. Due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-aging properties. It is used in a very wide variety of treatments, including the treatment of cancer.

As far as the side effects are concerned, in moderate quantities there are no side effects; however, it is advisable to have adequate consumption of water.

So the next time your mother gives you Gond laddoos, relish the same.


References

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  2. Mokhamad Nur, Todor Vasiljevic. Insulin Inclusion into a Tragacanth Hydrogel: An Oral Delivery System for Insulin. Materials (Basel). 2018 Jan; 11(1): 79. PMID: 29304023
  3. E. Mayhew, E. M. F. Roe. Changes in the Permeability of Landschütz Ascites Tumour Cells to Vital Stains after Treatment with Tumour-Inhibitory or modified Samples of Gum Tragacanth or with Gum Karaya. Br J Cancer. 1964 Sep; 18(3): 537–542. PMID: 14219547
  4. Mehdi Atashkar, Mohammad Hojjatoleslamy, Leila Sedaghat Boroujeni. The influence of fat substitution with κ‐carrageenan, konjac, and tragacanth on the textural properties of low‐fat sausage. Food Sci Nutr. 2018 Jun; 6(4): 1015–1022. PMID: 29983965
  5. Heena Sharma, B. D. Sharma, S. Talukder, Giriprasad Ramasamy. Utilization of gum tragacanth as bind enhancing agent in extended restructured mutton chops. J Food Sci Technol. 2015 Mar; 52(3): 1626–1633. PMID: 25745233
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I am Sheetal Makhija aka Crazy Pulchritude, as most of the handles say. Currently, a trainer and a Kriya Yoga Practitioner and personally on a mission to be able to add values to people’s lives and just tell everyone out there that “No matter how hard it gets there is always hope. You don’t have to give up.” My mission and motto in life remain – Even if I can give hope to people, my life has been a success.

I am Sheetal Makhija aka Crazy Pulchritude, as most of the handles say. Currently, a trainer and a Kriya Yoga Practitioner and personally on a mission to be able to add values to people’s lives and just tell everyone out there that “No matter how hard it gets there is always hope. You don’t have to give up.” My mission and motto in life remain – Even if I can give hope to people, my life has been a success.

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12 Powerful Benefits Of Jamun Fruit That You Must Know

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Benefits of Jamun

Jamun, the incredibly healthy, delicious, and refreshing fruit that overflows summer markets, has a plethora of health advantages.

Its botanical name is Syzygium cumini, and it is also known as Java plum or Indian blackberry in English, Jamun or Jambul in Hindi, Jambufalam or Mahaphala in Sanskrit, Naavar Pazham in Tamil, and Neredu in Telugu.

The tall tree with a thick trunk known as the Jamun is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent but is also common throughout many Asian nations.

The tree produces oblong-shaped fruits that are green while young but turn pink or purple as they mature.

Due to its ability to reduce Kapha and Pitta, this luscious fruit is extremely important in holistic therapies like Ayurvedic, Unani, and Chinese medicine.

“Lord Rama survived his 14-year exile in the wilderness by eating this berry, which is why Jamun was specifically mentioned in the Ramayana and is revered as the “Fruit of Gods.”

There are two types of jams: those with white-tinted flesh have a good amount of pectin, whilst those with dark purplish flesh have less. When producing jams and jellies, pectin, a polysaccharide compound found in the flesh of fruits like apples and berries, acts as a thickening agent.

Jamun Uses:

In comparison to other berries, black plums have just 3 to 4 calories and are a great source of vitamin C, carbs, protein, iron, magnesium, potassium, and a few phytochemicals.

The fruit is a rich source of polyphenolic chemicals and has diuretic, anti-scorbutic, and carminative qualities.

This berry is highly recommended by Ayurveda for the treatment of several ailments including heart disease, arthritis, asthma, stomach pain, bowel spasms, flatulence, and dysentery.

Jamun’s diuretic properties remove toxins from the kidneys, and its high fiber content facilitates digestion and reduces nausea and vomiting.

Numerous studies demonstrate that jamun’s high alkaloid content is useful in reducing hyperglycemia, or elevated blood sugar.

In addition to the fruit, extracts from the seeds, leaves, and bark are beneficial for lowering your body’s excessive blood sugar levels.

Black plums are a delicious, very nutritive fruit that may be eaten in a variety of ways. The fruit can be eaten raw or in the form of juices, and it can also be used in a variety of dishes such as salads, smoothies, and jams.

The seed can be eaten in churna or powder form. These days, health supplements that come in the shape of tablets and capsules incorporate the benefits of the Jamun tree’s bark, leaves, and fruits.

Nutritional Benefits Of Jamun:

  • Calories in Jammu 251 kJ (60 kcal) and other nutrients include:
  • Carbohydrates: 15.56 g
  • Fat: 0.23 g
  • Protein: 0.72 g
  • Water: 83.13 g
  • Vitamin A: 3 IU
  • Thiamine (vit. B1): 0.006 mg (1%)
  • Riboflavin (Vit. B2): 0.012 mg (1%)
  • Niacin (vit. B3): 0.260 mg (2%)
  • Pantothenic acid (B5): 0.160 mg (3%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.038 mg (3%)
  • Vitamin C: 14.3 mg (17%)
  • Calcium: 19 mg (2%)
  • Iron: 0.19 mg (1%)
  • Magnesium: 15 mg (4%)
  • Phosphorus: 17 mg (2%)
  • Potassium: 79 mg (2%)
  • Sodium: 14 mg (1%)

Health Benefits Of Jamun:

1. Raises the hemoglobin count

jamun for hemoglobinIron and vitamin C are both abundant in Jamun, both of which help raise hemoglobin levels.

The iron in Jamun helps to purify the blood. Your blood is encouraged to deliver more oxygen to your organs and keep you healthy by having a higher hemoglobin count.

2. Enhances Heart Health

Antioxidants and minerals like potassium are abundant in Jamun.

These vitamins and minerals are essential for maintaining heart health and preventing heart disease.

3. Fruit Jamun for Diabetes

jamun for diabetesBecause fruits contain sugars, people with diabetes need to limit their fruit consumption.

However, jamun fruit can be simply consumed for diabetes. Jambolana, which is found in the fruit’s seeds, is its main anti-diabetic component.

To obtain a sustained reduction in your blood sugar and glycosuria, you can even utilize extracts of the bark, seeds, and leaves (sugar in urine).

Studies have shown that the hypoglycemic effects of jamun result in a 30% decrease in blood sugar. Additionally, the alkaloids in its seeds have hypoglycemic properties.

4. Jamun benefits for skin:

Jamuns are a good acne treatment because they are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.

Jamun’s nutrients help your body and blood to be cleansed and detoxified.

Bacteria that cause acne will be eliminated by their antimicrobial qualities.

Even blackheads and pimples can be treated with jamun face packs.

  • Soft And Supple Skin: Jamun fruit or jamun juice might help you get soft and supple skin.In Jamun, vitamin C has a major impact on skin health. The fruit’s numerous antioxidants and vitamins boost collagen formation, giving you healthy, radiant skin.
  • Treats Acne and other skin problems that can be brought on by oily skin. As a result, the astringent qualities of jamun will aid in balancing out extra natural oils on your skin.
  • Rice flour, rosewater, and jamun fruit pulp can be used to create a face mask. Your skin will become less oily and more even-toned as a result.
  • Jamuns’ strong vitamin and antioxidant content make them effective for treating scars, dark spots, and blemishes. All the toxins and dead skin cells will be removed from your skin by vitamin C and antioxidants.
  • Prevents Aging – These fruits assist increase collagen formation since they are high in antioxidants. As a result, wrinkles and aging are reduced. Additionally, they eliminate all free radicals responsible for your skin’s wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Skin Hydration – Jamun is incredibly hydrating because of how much water it contains. This characteristic makes sure that your skin is moisturized and hydrated.

5. Jamun for Losing Weight

For weight loss, many people choose to eat jamun. Jamun offers only 75 calories per cup.

As a result, it is ideal for losing weight. Furthermore, it is fat-free. Due to its high fiber content, it also improves digestion. Additionally, the high fiber content keeps you feeling fuller for longer.

Additionally, it won’t result in a surge in your blood sugar levels. Jamun is a fruit that is easily regarded as a superfruit.

Therefore, Jamun is highly recommended by dietitians for weight loss. Fiber-rich foods are great to include in your diet while you try to lose weight.

Jamuns will help you manage your weight reduction journey better because they improve digestion.

6. Java plum/black plum benefits during pregnancy

Prenatal care is crucial when you’re pregnant.

This includes consuming particular meals that will benefit both you and your unborn child.

The advantages of jamun during pregnancy are as follows:

  • Jamun has a high nutritional profile that includes antioxidants, vitamin C, iron, calcium, and potassium. Your bones and immunity will be strengthened by these vitamins and minerals.
  • Enhances Digestion – Diarrhea or ulcers are possible during pregnancy. Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder that Jamun can help cure. All of these symptoms can be naturally treated by jamun, and you’ll soon have a healthy gut.
  • Reduces the Risk of High Blood Pressure – Jamun, which is high in potassium and antioxidants, helps you feel more energized. Pregnancy often results in high blood pressure. Jamun, however, can help you lower your risk of high blood pressure because it contains potassium.
  • Enhances Immunity – This fruit ensures that you have improved immunity because its antioxidants assist you to fend off illnesses and infections. This is because it contributes to an increase in RBCs. Thus, conditions like anemia and iron shortage are avoided.
  • Develops Baby’s Vision – Jamun is abundant in vitamin A, a substance necessary for a baby’s vision to develop.
  • Jamun’s antimicrobial characteristics help it maintain oral health by preventing dental issues. Maintaining your oral health during pregnancy is advantageous, especially if you experience morning sickness.

7. Jamun fruit benefits for hair

There are numerous advantages of jamun for hair as well. The antioxidant and antibacterial qualities of jamun can heal bacterial scalp problems.

Additionally, it removes impurities and promotes the growth of healthy hair.

Jamun helps to balance your natural oils and regulate an oily scalp because it also has astringent effects.

8. Enhances Gastritis Health

Jamun’s diuretic qualities can help with stomach problems.

This is because it prevents nausea and vomiting problems and flushes toxins out of your kidneys. The fiber enhances digestion, addressing constipation.

9. Boosts the immune system

Jamun boosts your immunity because it is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. In turn, this aids in keeping you well and preventing illness.

10. Preserves Dental Health

dental health Jamun is understood to possess antibacterial qualities that are advantageous to your dental health.

Your teeth are shielded from harmful microorganisms and mouth infections by it. You can also use it to strengthen your teeth and gums. Even Jamun leaves can be used to treat throat issues.

11. Eyes Benefits

Due to the high vitamin C content of this tiny fruit, it is beneficial for your eyes.

Your body uses it to create and repair connective tissues. This also applies to the collagen found in the corneas of the eyes.

12. Helps fight infection

Jamun can help you prevent infections because it has antibacterial and anti-infective qualities.

This fruit is full of substances that help the body fight infections, including tannins, oxalic acid, betulinic acid, malic acid, and gallic acid.

Jamun Side Effects:

  • Unbalanced blood sugar: Ayurveda generally holds that Jamun intake is particularly advantageous for people with high blood pressure. By putting Jamun fruit or kernel powder in the diet, it is simple to control. However, many people overeat in an attempt to regulate their weight, which may lead to low blood pressure issues.
  • Constipation: Vitamin C is abundant in Jamun. If you drink it in excess in this case, you could have a constipation issue.
  • Acne: Berries can harm your skin if you consume them in excess. Acne could appear.
  • Vomiting issue: After eating Jamun, many people experience nausea and vomiting. It is best to avoid consumption if you also have a problem.
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FAQs

1. Is Jamun good for health?

Jamun is a fruit that is full of many nutrients and is healthful and nutritious. It contains a lot of flavonoids, calcium, phosphorus, and antioxidants. It also contains salt, thiamine, riboflavin, carotene, fiber, niacin, folic acid, protein, and fat, among other nutrients.

2. How much jamun to eat in a day?

To get the benefits of Jamun, you can consume 100g of it every day without risking your health.

3. Can we eat Jamun at night?

Jamun offers a variety of health advantages, therefore it can be consumed at any time of the day.

4. Is Jamun good for weight loss?

Consuming Jamun will not only aid in weight loss but will also assist to treat acne because of the antioxidant and fiber benefits of the fruit. Jamun is it healthy for the stomach? Jamun’s high fiber content guards against constipation and any indigestion it might cause.

5. Is Jamun good for diabetes?

“Diabetes type 2 symptoms like thirst and frequent urination can be treated with Jamun. Its low glycemic index helps to maintain regular blood sugar levels. It can also delay the onset of type 2 diabetes, a disease brought on by a sedentary lifestyle “the nutritionist claims.

6. Is Jamun good for pregnancy?

Yes. When you are pregnant, jamun is safe to eat. Jamun has a rich nutrient profile and a lot of antioxidants, both of which are good for the health and development of the fetus.

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How To Grow A Beard Faster? Beard Growth Tips For Natural Growth

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The hair on the jaw, chin, upper lip, lower lip, cheeks, and neck of humans and some non-human animals is known as a beard. In humans, beards are often grown by pubescent or adult males. A beard may develop in some women with hirsutism, a hormonal disease characterized by excessive hairiness.

But where did it all start? Beards became more popular as time passed. Beards, for example, were once considered symbols of virility, manhood, and wisdom in ancient Greece. Only during times of sadness or as a sort of punishment for Spartans were they clipped. The ancient Romans decided to stand apart from the Greeks by shaving their heads. It was so essential to a Roman culture that when boys shaved for the first time, religious ceremonies were held.

Facial hair, like scalp hair, grows in stages, and understanding them can help you get the most out of your beard. Because facial hair grows between 0.3 and 0.5 millimeters (mm) per 24 hours, a full beard can take 2 to 4 months to grow. This equates to around a third to a half of an inch per month. Many factors might influence beard growth, but there are some lifestyle changes you can do to help your beard grow faster.

How to grow a beard faster?

1. Your skin should be exfoliated

exfoliate skin

You should start taking care of your face if you want natural beard growth quickly. Begin by thoroughly cleansing, hydrating, and exfoliating your skin. Once a week, use a scrub or an exfoliant to exfoliate your skin. This will assist in the removal of all dead skin cells as well as the stimulation of new hair growth.

2. Keep your skin in good shape

face wash

You should wash your face with warm water and a light cleanser to maintain it clean. This is the best beard growth tip. Warm water will open your pores, and the cleanser will remove all of the oil and grime that has gathered on your skin, leaving it spotless. But make sure you don’t wash your face with a bar of harsh soap. Small hair grows faster on clean skin.

3. Take care of your skin by moisturizing it

moisturize skin

After cleansing your skin, apply a moisturizing lotion to keep it from feeling dry and to improve the appearance of your skin by removing dry and flaky skin. This will answer your question about how to grow your beard faster? Because eucalyptus increases facial hair development, using a moisturizer with eucalyptus can be beneficial.

4. Look for ingrown hairs on your face

beard growth-man looking on face

Shaved or tweezed hair that grows back into the skin is known as ingrown hair. Your skin will get ingrown hair blisters as a result of this. If you have ingrown hairs on your face, your beard will not grow evenly. Check to see whether you have any ingrown hairs. Exfoliating your skin can assist you in removing the ingrowth.

5. Control your anxiety

How to grow a beard at home naturally? For natural beard growth, allow your injured skin cells to mend themselves, you must control stress and get enough rest. This will encourage the growth of your beard. When you’re relaxed, your beard will grow faster. Exercise can help you manage stress and encourage hair development by improving blood circulation.

6. Supplements and vitamins should be taken

b1 foods

To hasten facial hair growth, beard growth foods will include vitamins and minerals. Biotin is believed to promote hair and nail growth when taken daily. For improved facial hair, include vitamin B, B1, B6, and B12 in your diet. Increase the amount of protein and fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Fruits and vegetables offer your body all of the vitamins and minerals it requires to develop hair swiftly.

7. Trim but don’t cut

beard trimming

Does trimming increase beard growth? Trim your beard as little as possible. Resist the impulse to trim or shape your beard if you want it to grow long. When your beard is full, groom it after 4 to 6 weeks because there is no scientific evidence that shaving will make your hair grow thicker and faster. Also, as your hair grows, your face may get itchy; if you develop a rash, see a doctor.

What you shouldn’t do?

1. Lower your sugar consumption

A decrease in testosterone is caused by processed, white sugar – or actually, any sugar added to foods. Although this is only for a brief length of time, there is a long-term consequence. If you gain weight as a result of a high-calorie diet, your body will create more estrogen.

2. Quit vaping ( and smoking )

Let’s be honest: vaping is childish and foolish. Vaping is not something a man should do. Nicotine, on the other hand, harms hair growth because it causes capillaries to contract, reducing blood flow to new hairs.

3. Reduce Your Caffeine Consume

I left this one for last since I didn’t want you to grow annoyed and skip the rest. The trouble with caffeine and testosterone is that a little goes a long way in terms of helping to raise t-levels, but too much creates a spike in adrenaline, which then signals cortisol to come in and settle things down.

Beards are a lot of fun to wear. Why not take care of one if you happen to have the genes for it? If you’ve tried to grow a beard but it’s patchy and thin, make some dietary and lifestyle modifications and try again. At the very least, you’ll feel better, look healthier, and feel more manly.

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What To Eat During Viral Fever? 7 Best And Worst Foods To Eat When You Are Sick

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A virus causes viral fever, which is characterized by a higher-than-normal body temperature. While not everyone with a virus has a fever, it is a sign that the body is trying to fight the infection.
Most viral disorders will improve with patience and supportive therapy such as cold compresses and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. On the other side, a high body temperature may demand medical attention.

The viral fever normally lasts 3-5 days, with a few symptoms dissipating after a few more days. For some viruses, however, the cycle can be prolonged, and the recovery time from a viral fever might continue up to two weeks. You should consult a doctor if the symptoms of viral fever last longer than two weeks. And now the question arises,

What to eat in viral fever?

Food is always something everyone is scared about when anyone is sick. Even when you are sick with a common cold, there are some dangerous diseases like cardiovascular disease. The first thing that arises in the mind is what to eat and what not to. Food has always been the key to curing any disease. good food that is a good choice of food can help you get better along with the doctor prescribed medicines. It is important to give importance to the food you can assume when you are sick along with the medicines you take.

7 food to eat when sick with flu

1. Broth

broth

Brought is considered to be the best diet for fever. It contains all the essential protein acquired from chicken beef or pork broth. It is a rich source of all the minerals. It is easy to digest. It is usually served hot which gives warmth to the throat and also helps the body to be hydrated.

2. Yogurt

Yoghurt

Yogurt with live cultures can help ease a sore throat while simultaneously boosting your immune system. Protein is also found in yogurt.

While your throat is painful, you can have yogurt, but make sure to buy complete yogurts without added sweeteners.

3. Fruits high in vitamin C

Vitamin C fruits for fever

Vitamin C is a crucial mineral for supporting your immune system, which is especially vital while you’re unwell. While supplements can assist, your body can absorb minerals like vitamin C better from foods.

While you’re sick with the flu, try munching on vitamin C-rich fruits. Strawberries, tomatoes, and citrus fruits are examples of vitamin C-rich fruits.

4. Garlic

garlic

While you may think of garlic as a taste element, it has been utilized in alternative medicine for ages to treat several maladies. Garlic supplements were proven to improve immunity and lower symptom severity in individuals with the flu in one research.

However, you do not need to take supplements. Garlic is eaten raw may also be healthy. Consider consuming garlic at the first sign of the flu because of its immune-boosting properties.

5. Greens with lots of leaves

greens

When you have the flu, spinach, kale, and other leafy greens can help improve your immune system. They include vitamin C as well as vitamin E, an immune-boosting ingredient.

Make a smoothie with leafy greens and fruit, or eat them raw with a splash of lemon and olive oil. It’s great if you eat these immune-boosting foods all the time while you’re sick.

6. Broccoli

eat broccoli during fever

Broccoli is a nutrient-dense vegetable that can help your body recover from the flu. One serving of this dish contains immune-boosting vitamins C and E, as well as calcium and fiber.

When your appetite returns during the middle or end of the flu, try broccoli. You can also consume broccoli soup; just keep an eye on the sodium content.

7. Spices

horseradish for viral fever

You may experience greater sinus and chest congestion as the illness progresses. Pepper and horseradish are great food to eat during the flu, for example, they can help break up congestion so you can breathe easier. When you have a sore throat, though, stay away from spicy meals.

7 Foods to avoid during fever

1. Caffeinated beverages and alcoholic beverages

avoid caffeine and alcohol in fever

When you have a fever, you should be aware of dehydration because of the higher temperatures and increased sweating. Caffeine and alcohol might exacerbate your symptoms (particularly stomach-related problems), so stay hydrated by drinking water and other clear drinks throughout the day.

2. Greasy Foods

Avoid greasy food in fever

Foods that are tough to digest and taxing on your gastrointestinal system should be avoided. Saturated fat-rich foods, as well as fried and greasy foods, should be avoided or reduced.

3. Grain that is difficult to digest

high fiber grains

Because the flu can often cause stomach trouble, it’s best to eat meals that are easier to digest, such as simple/refined carbs. Foods that are easy on the stomach, such as dry saltine crackers, toast, and pretzels, are the most likely to be tolerated while you have the flu. Foods high in fiber, on the other hand, are more difficult to digest, so I’d recommend avoiding them at first.

4. High fiber

Avoid foods high in fiber with a fever, such as whole wheat grains and cereals. Your digestive system will become tired of breaking down the food molecules since they take longer to digest.

5. Sugary foods and beverages

cold beverages

When you’re sick, you might believe the greatest thing to drink is vitamin-c-rich fruit juices, but most of these options aren’t nutritionally packed and can inflame your immune system. To stay hydrated, I recommend drinking water and other clear beverages.

6. Dairy products

dairy products

Dairy products have the potential to raise your body temperature. As a result, avoid taking them if you have a temperature.

7. Washing

To ensure that germs on fresh fruits are rinsed away, soak them in water, wash them well, and peel them before eating. Saltwater is a superior alternative for washing fruits since it kills more bacteria than plain water.

FAQs

Coconut water during fever?

Coconut water is free of germs (pyrogen-free: a substance that causes fever). It’s been discovered to be particularly effective in natural oral rehydration therapy (ORT). “Coconut water has been shown to lower fever when eaten under feverish conditions,” he explains. “It is also used to treat nervous and emotional disorders.

Do bananas cause coughing?

This is why bananas are frequently served as part of a breakfast meal, allowing one to start the day without worrying about the following one. It is recommended that you avoid eating it at night, according to Ayurveda, because it aggravates cough and cold. It takes a long time to digest and can make you feel sluggish.

Can we eat chicken with a fever?

When you’re sick with a fever, chicken is perfectly fine to eat. However, the most crucial factor to consider is the type of chicken that is consumed. Chicken recipes with little oil and spices will keep you going while you’re unwell.

Is curd good for coughing?

Vitamins, potassium, magnesium, and protein abound in curd. Lactobacillus aids in the prevention of dangerous microorganisms and illnesses in the body. Curd, being a fermented food, is high in vitamin C, which is beneficial in the treatment of colds and coughs.

Is turmeric milk good for fever?

Turmeric milk is a nutritious Indian beverage made with simple milk and turmeric powder. This is an age-old cure for fever, cold, and cough that is still commonly used in most Indian households.

When you’re sick, resting, staying hydrated, and eating well are some of the most important things you can do to feel better and recover faster.
Fortunately, many meals have health benefits in addition to delivering nutrition to your body. While no meal can heal a disease on its own, eating the appropriate foods can support your immune system and provide relief from some symptoms.

About the author

David is a blogger for over 15 years now and writes on health and wellness. The articles are focused to give extensive information about the subject.

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