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Poor digestion? Simple tips to improve your gut health

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Poor digestion? Simple tips to improve your gut health

Signs of poor digestion

  1. If you get acidity, gas or feel bloated on a routine basis, then you invariably have poor digestion.
  2. If you feel better in morning than evening and feel bloated in the second half, then that is also a sign of poor digestion.
  3. If you are having trouble sleeping, then it is the third sign of bad digestion.
  4. If you feel like having sweets every day without any celebration and having a mithai or tiny piece of chocolate is the only thing that makes you feel better, then that is also another sign, says Diwekar.
  5. If you are the kind of person who looks for excuses to go to gym, then you must understand that poor compliance to exercising is also a sign of poor digestion.

 

Dos for good digestion

  1. Finish your lunch with ghee-jaggery: If you crave for something sweet, this combo is a must-try. While ghee is a good fat, this amazing combination also helps with bad breath.
  2. Have a banana every day, first thing in morning or as evening snack: Banana is a pre-biotic and a food for good bacteria in your body. Having it daily could boost your digestive health.
  3. Set your curd with raisins: This is something which has been advised by our elders and is a time-tested combo. It is both a pre-biotic and pro-biotic and amazing for our gut health.
  4. Increase your physical activity/walking: Be it going for a walk, grocery shopping or simply moving around in the house, physical activity plays a big part in digestion process,
  5. Nap for 15-20 minutes in the afternoon

Don’ts

  1. Don’t stay dehydrated: This can be easily resolved by keeping a bottle next to you. It needs to be visible. One way to know if are hydrated or not is to check the colour of your urine. If it’s clear, you are not dehydrated.
  2. Don’t have chai/coffee post 4 pm: Minimise intake of tea, coffee after 4 pm even if it is detox tea or decaf coffee. Don’t drink more than 2-3 cups of tea in a day.
  3. Don’t eat your meals in wrong proportions: Rujuta advises not to have more more dal or sabzi than rice or roti. Dal should be slightly less than rice and sabzi should be less than dal, she says.
  4. Don’t have laxatives and don’t remove ghee, coconut, peanuts, etc from your diet.
  5. Don’t stay inactive and irregular with exercise.
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Airborne transmission of Covid-19 random, social distancing alone not enough to control spread: Study

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A new study new study has shown that the airborne transmission of Covid-19 is highly random and suggests that social distancing alone is not effective in controlling its spread, reiterating the importance of vaccination and face masks.

“One part of the way that this disease spreads is virology: how much virus you have in your body, how many viral particles you expel when you speak or cough,” said Dr Shrey Trivedi, the Indian-origin first author of the study published in the journal ‘Physics of Fluids’ this week.

“But another part of it is fluid mechanics: what happens to the droplets once they’re expelled, which is where we come in. As fluid mechanics specialists, we like the bridge from virology of the emitter to the virology of the receiver and we can help with risk assessment,” explained Trivedi from the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

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France likely to announce Covid-19 booster shots for all adults: Report

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As per reports, France is expected to announce that Covid-19 booster shots will be made available to all adults, as well as stricter rules on wearing face masks and more stringent health pass checks to curb a new wave of infections.

President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Wednesday said it would focus on tougher social distancing rules and a faster booster shot programme and that it wanted to avoid the lockdowns being imposed once more by some other European countries.

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Air pollution linked to increased risk of getting sick from Covid-19: Study

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According to a study conducted in Spain, long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with an increased risk of developing Covid-19 among people who get infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The research, published in the journal Environment Health Perspectives on Wednesday, provides further evidence on the health benefits of reducing air pollution, and highlights the influence of environmental factors on infectious diseases.

“The problem is that previous studies were based on reported cases, which had been diagnosed, but missed all the asymptomatic or undiagnosed cases,” said study first-author Manolis Kogevinas from Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain.

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