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Top 10 good food sources for hair growth

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Who doesn’t want long and healthy hair? In case if you don’t know, hair is made up of keratin and dead skin cells. While there’s no direct method to make your hair grow faster overnight, there are steps you can take to keep your hair healthy and long. Include the below mentioned food in your meals and see the results for yourself.

1. Eggs: “When it comes to diet, nutritional deficiencies associated with hair loss include low levels of biotin, iron, and vitamin D,” says Li. To replenish many of these nutrients—particularly biotin—add eggs to your regular rotation.

2. Barley: If you’re suffering from hair loss, eat foods—like barley—that promote better blood flow to the scalp in order to help hair follicles survive, says Li.

3. Almonds: A biotin deficiency can cause thinning, Conversely, adequate biotin intake—one serving of almonds, for example—can thicken hair and even stimulate new growth, leading to silky, strong strands.

4. Avocado: Avocado provides natural oils that keep hair feeling supple, plus helps hair retain moisture—two big reasons you’ll find this ingredient in a variety of nourishing DIY hair masks. It also contains a wealth of nutrients, including vitamins A, B6, D, and E, says Taub-Dix.

5. Guava: This tropical fruit is packed with vitamin C, which has been shown to help the body produce collagen, a substance that makes hair stronger and less brittle, says Li.

6. Strawberries: Fresh (or frozen!) strawberries provide antioxidants that help protect hair follicles and vitamin C to support collagen production—two things that result in stronger strands less prone to breakage, says Taub-Dix.

7. Mango: To coax stem cells to your scalp to speed up growth, try fruit that naturally increases stem cell production in the body, like tropical mango, says Li.

8. Sunflower seeds: Zinc is an excellent nutrient for hair growth since it can stimulate follicle recovery, support protein synthesis, and improve nutrient absorption, says Carielle Nikkel, MS, RDN, director of nutrition at Persona Nutrition. Though fish and meat are the main dietary sources of zinc, sunflower seeds are a great vegan and vegetarian option.

9. Beans: Beans and other legumes are full of hair-nourishing ingredients, like protein, B-vitamins, and zinc, says Zive.

10. Green Peppers: Vitamin C—something ample in green peppers—also protects our bodies against oxidative stress, which contributes to hair loss and graying, says Nikkel.

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Can Alcohol help in shedding those extra kilos?

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Can Alcohol help in shedding those extra kilos?

Losing weight is a herculean task and it is a fact. But the question is – Can alcohol lead to weight loss? Well, Nutritionist Bhuvan Rastogi shares important points and bursts the myth of alcohol with losing or gaining weight once and for all.

Bhuvan’s post read,” Alcohol taken in moderation does not lead to weight gain, hamper weight loss or increase appetite. But overconsumption can lead to higher appetite and less muscle buildup.”

He added, “But in general, having 1-2 units per day (depending on individual size and parameters) is ok as per latest Dietary guidelines for Americans.”

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Dengue cases on rise: Here are the symptoms

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Dengue cases on rise: Here are the symptoms

Amidst the battle against the Covid-19, there is a sharp rise in the Dengue cases. Dengue is caused by a virus of the Flaviviridae family and there are four distinct, but closely related, serotypes of the virus that cause dengue (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4).

So, it is advisable to get educated and take all necessary precautions.

Here are the symptoms:

1. Sudden and high fever
2. Severe headache
3. Pain behind the eyes
4. Fatigue
5. Nausea
6. Vomiting
7. Severe join and muscle pain
8. Skin rashes

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Dental myths busted and actual facts explained

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Dental myths busted and actual facts explained
  1. Dental treatment is costly.

“A little neglect may breed great mischief” – Benjamin Franklin. Dental treatment is not as costly as self-negligence. A small black spot on your tooth, with no associated pain, may seem insignificant, but, is easier to treat and costs much less than you would have to pay due to neglect. This insignificant dark spot on your tooth, allows bacteria to fester and work its way down, eating away at your tooth slowly, leading to sensitivity, pain and furthering with infectious swelling – which costs more, to treat. A healthy dentition is the gateway to a healthy life and a beautiful Smile.

  1. Haggling over fees and cost of treatment.

“Positive effort is fairly rewarded”. Do you receive your salary in variables or a fixed slab? Do you have to haggle over receiving your salary with your Boss? It is your hard-earned money for which you have spent money and time learning everything to give the best output to your workplace. It is your effort that is being rewarded in the form of salary. A Doctor’s income is their salary, when you, as a patient haggle over that, it is showing disrespect to your Doctor. If the prices seem high, feel free to check with another doctor, but please do NOT haggle.

  1. Scaling removes the enamel layer.

A Dentist’s primary goal is to suggest treatments beneficial for the patient. If we knew that scaling removes the enamel layer, we would not suggest it. Scaling is more like you taking a bath and using a scrubber, it removes the dirt attached to your skin but doesn’t remove your skin. Similarly, scaling removes all the food debris which has hardened over a period of time, around your teeth and the discolouration due to lack of proper brushing. You can also approach your dentist to know how to maintain your teeth to avoid such accumulation of debris. *The normal suggestion is to visit your dentist once in every 6 months*

  1. Treatments for a child’s teeth are not important because they fall off anyway.

“Children are the future of any Society”. Inculcating positive attitude towards oral hygiene and proper maintenance of teeth is easier in a child than in an adult. The problems you are facing, as an adult, would have been much less if you were taken to a dentist as a child. Teaching a child to properly maintain their teeth and performing necessary dental treatments create a positive attitude towards Doctors and Dentists. As one rotten tomato has the ability to spoil a sack of tomatoes, similarly, 1 caries-affected tooth becomes the harbouring site for bacteria which spread to decay other teeth too. This allows bacterial count to remain high even when new, permanent teeth erupt, thus, causing the new teeth to be affected as well. After all, everyone admires a child’s innocent and wonderful Smile, help them to continue that Smile, always.

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