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What Is The Best And Worst Food For Bloating?

Do you often feel puffed or full after having even one small meal? Does it cause the formation of gas and swollen stomach that causes a lot of unease? If yes, you are certainly a victim of the common problem of bloating. Bloating is the swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas. They are not a very serious issue although they do cause a lot of discomfort for a short period of time. So much so that people have difficulty wearing fitted clothes. Like it or not but the food you eat has a bearing on how long or severe the bloating will be. Let's see the worst foods which cause bloating.

Talking about the worse, the three vegetables namely cabbage, broccoli, and kale are the worst causes of bloating. The reason is that these three vegetable contain raffinose, a type of sugar that remains undigested until bacteria in your gut ferment it, which produces gas and, in turn, makes you bloat. But since they are leafy green vegetables which are rich in nutrients, they cannot be discarded. Rather it is advised to have them in limited portions. Similarly, legumes, though rich in protein still contain sugar and fiber which the body cannot absorb. And when the legumes do reach the large intestine, the gut bacteria literally feed on them. As a result, this process leads to gas and can balloon out your waist. Salty foods are another culprit for making the stomach bloat for long hours. The high sodium food retains a lot of water which can make your stomach swell.

As good food for bloating, let us start with the high water content food like cucumber which contains quercetin, a flavonoid antioxidant that helps reduce swelling. Long story short you can eat cucumber guilt-free to avoid stomach swelling just like you apply cucumber peel for treating puffiness of the eyes. On the other hand, there are bananas high in potassium which reduces water retention in the body. Other fruits with similar benefits are avocados, kiwis, oranges, and pistachios. Bananas are also a rich source of soluble fiber, which can relieve or prevent constipation. Papaya is another fruit to add to your diet for the reason that the enzyme found in papaya (papain) helps break down proteins in your GI system, which makes digestion easier.

Probiotic yoghurt has long been discussed and is even available in the market easily these days. As an anti-bloating food, the good bacteria in the yoghurt regulate the digestion and the overall digestive tract.

It must be known to one and all that there is one heck of a digestive tract savior in the form of fennel seeds which have a compound which relaxes our GI spasms. Such is the property of fennel seeds that it can be used sparingly on dishes which consist of meat, sausages, etc. Lastly, if you still find these anti-bloating food too much of a task to find and use, simply sip a cup of peppermint and chamomile tea after a heavy meal.

Testing Babies At Birth Prevents Their Future Complications

New Delhi: After delivery, newborn screening is the first and foremost important test to be done for a baby. All the parents are given this opportunity to have their babies screened for various rare but serious disorders. These tests look for developmental, metabolic and genetic disorders after birth in a baby. The early diagnosis ensures early treatment before the symptoms start.

Most of the babies are born healthy except for some who may suffer from serious medical ailment which maybe genetic. Just in case to make sure that the baby does not  become sick after growing up, certain diagnosis are must for early treatment and a normal growth of the baby. Though basic screening tests are done immediately after the delivery to diagnose any congenital condition, many parents are still unaware of any supplemental screening which may be a mandate for the baby in the later stages.

Sometimes special treatment may be required for certain medical conditions that develop in babies born prematurely or with low birth weight. Special screening may be required for such infants as more than one blood withdrawal may be needed for accurate results and diagnosis.

“Testing and preventive care for the baby starts during the pregnancy itself by injections through the mother. TDAP vaccinations during pregnancy will help prevent some serious conditions when the baby is born. Even though the ‘mother to be’ would have taken the injection previously, it is one of the mandates for the infant to boost immunity.  Whooping cough is one of the leading causes for infant mortality or leading to terminal or chronic conditions.” Says CA (Dr) Ruchi Gupta, Founder and CEO, 3hcare.in

The baby is safe from infections when it is inside the womb. It is safe due to mothers’ immunity and prenatal vaccinations administered to her. In India, when the babies are born they are prescribed to immunize with various vaccinations.

“The early few years are very critical for Infant as they also develop speaking and language skills. If hearing loss will be detected early, it can be treated to prevent interference with the development in the further stages.” Added Dr Gupta

Blood test also known as ‘heel prick‘ test which should be performed within 48 hours of birth. This test is done by pricking baby’s heel and putting few drops of blood on a special filter paper. It is done to detect developmental, metabolic and generic disorders that ultrasounds scans are unable to detect.

The blood test will help to evaluate any chance of potential complication that may need to be addressed. In the second phase there will be a quick check to analyze behaviour, breathing, activity and skin color.

3Hcare is one such online platform that is helpful for the parents to be aware of the must have diagnostic tests. Complete neonatal care is available at the vicinity with the best in class diagnostic facilities for the complete care of the newborn.

Fish Oil - Does it Improve the Mood and the Functioning of the Brain?

Fish Oil Benefits

Did you ever wonder the reason behind your needing healthy brain cells? Can they defend you from depression and other mood disorders? If yes, how can the fish oil be your line of defence? Is there any relation between fish oil and healthy brain cells? Read to know more.

Does Loneliness Run in the Families?

Loneliness Run in the Families

Do you feel no one understands you? Do you feel you can’t rely on anyone for sharing your joys and sorrows? Do you feel all alone? Did you for once think about it to be a result of poor health and inherited genes? If not, it’s time for you to know the reasons behind your loneliness to be able to overcome the same.

Magnesium - What are the Warning Signs of this Deficiency?

Magnesium Deficiency

Have you ever experienced weakness? Did abnormal heart beats ever bother you? Have you ever got stuck because of the muscle spasms? Did you ever feel uneasy because of the eye twitches? Did you ever stop for a moment wondering these to be the result of low Magnesium?

How Insomnia, Sleeplessness Affects Your Body and Behavior

Insomnia

Forcing your eyes open to the sound of the alarm when you feel anything but rested can feel like a torture but what if the nights are sleepless? Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. It is a general clinical term that refers to the difficulty in initiating or maintaining sleep. It may be present as an independent problem (primary insomnia) or as a part of a coexisting medical or psychiatric condition (secondary insomnia).

One Reporter, Four Families, Six Scientists and A Hunt to Cure an Uncommon Disease

Gall Bladder Cancer

John Marin was 15years old, when his mother died from gallbladder cancer, just over five and a half years after his dad’s death. A 15-year-old orphan had to undergo the irreparable tragic loss alone. The loss was so intense and unbearable that this brave child decided to put in all his efforts to ensure that no one else’s mother dies with a disease with no cure!!


John grew up and became a health reporter with VICC news. Hetook leaveand got funding done from a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for hoping to help the scientists trying to find the cure for uncommon diseases.

Medical tests every woman should get done

Medical Test for Women

Sure, your to-do list is probably longer than the Great Wall of China but medical screening tests are a must to stay on top of your health. Think of them as basic maintenance, just like checking the oil and tire pressure to keep your car running down the highway.

Why should girls marry before the age of 30?

Marry Before Age 30

Did you get married young? What benefits do you think came from it? Or are you planning to get married after 30? Are there any health issues following it? Read on to know more-

How stretching helps in burning Fat?

Stretching Excersice

Are you doing any stretching exercises on a regular basis?  If you are trying to lose weight, you should. stretching exercises play a very important role in increasing flexibility and as well as burning calories

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