Hellodox on Facebook Hellodox on Facebook Hellodox on linkedin Hellodox on whatsup Hellodox on Twitter
Health Tips
Stay healthy by reading wellness advice from our top specialists.

National Institute of Nutrition in India (NIN), recently released a report on its foundation day, in which it was revealed that your gender will define whether or not are you at risk of suffering from hypertension. It was mentioned in the report that 31% men and 26% women in urban localities of India suffer from hypertension. The report also indicated that whatever you eat has a crucial impact on preventing and controlling hypertension and one such superfood is Lemon. It is helpful in lowering your blood pressure, as it can make blood vessel soft and flexible.

Ask any health conscious person for health hacks and one of the first things they would share with you is to begin the day with a glass of warm lime water. Those of you who have tried this are well aware of its benefits and in case, you haven't tried it so far and are wondering as to what this magical potion can do read on to know more.

Digestive benefits: The food that we eat passes through the food pipe. When we wake up after a good night's sleep there could be remnants of food along the food pipe, and drinking warm water flushes out this and renders the food pipe clean for today’s meal. Warm water also helps in removing the oiliness, which is quite likely due to your present food habits.

Improves immunity: The vitamin C and potassium in the lemon work wonders for the immunity. Also, because it is consumed on an empty stomach, the absorption is better and so the body derives the complete benefit.

Weight loss aid: Touted as one of the best weight loss aids, hot lime water boosts metabolism and allows the body to burn fat, thereby, helping in weight control. Combined with other weight loss measures, it definitely can help you lose weight.

Glowing skin: The vitamin C in the lime is essential for collagen formation, thus helps in keeping your skin healthy and radiant. Also, hydration is one of the key skin care essentials, and drinking warm water in the morning flushes out toxins and keeps your skin glowing and clear.

Lively liver: The liver is the center of metabolism and drinking warm water in the morning helps keep the liver clean. The liver is active through the night and so drinking warm water in the morning helps restore its energy. This, in turn, boosts the flow of lymph and bile in the body.

Promotes healing: For those who have had injuries, vitamin C present in the lemon helps with the production of collagen and aid in wound healing. It improves connective tissue formation including cartilage and bones.

Mood enhancer: The smell of lemon juice is known to uplift your mood and so it is an interesting way to start your day. It also reduces anxiety and depression and can clear your mind of confusion.

pH balance: The ascorbic and citric acid in the lime are easily digested and the result is an alkaline environment. Body diseases occur when the body pH is acidic. By keeping the environment alkaline, lime reduces the overall chance of body illness.

The skin is a major organ. It protects the human body from coming in contact with germs, infections and microbes; it helps you feel sensations and also adjusts your body temperature. Keeping in mind the range of functions performed by this organ, you should take good care of it. A healthy diet and a few healthy habits can add an extra edge to your skin. Try to know about these seven fruits that successfully better your skin.

1. Pomegranate
Pomegranate juice can work wonders for your skin. It can heal lines and freckles on being used regularly. The fruit contains polyphenols that counter free radicals and increase blood flow. It makes your skin healthy through detoxification. Pomegranates can prevent as well as treat skin damages caused by ultraviolet rays of the sun. The peel of the fruit used along with seed oil encourages cell growth and hinders wrinkles naturally. It averts enzymes which break down collagen and make your skin look younger.

2. Bananas
Whether you like the taste of it or not, care to include this fruit in your beauty regime for its many benefits. It contains amino acids that are known to increase your skin elasticity. The fruit also contains Zinc and Potassium. While Zinc fights against bacterial infection and prevents Acne, Potassium hydrates a dehydrated skin. Do not throw away banana skins; the inside of a banana skin when rubbed on your face can make it glow.

3. Watermelon
This juicy, refreshing fruit refreshes your skin as well. It contains astringent that can naturally tone your skin. It revitalizes dull and boring skin. When you return home after a tiring day, it is best to cleanse your face with a refrigerated slice of this fruit. The red fruit controls signs of aging because of its carotene content. It is also known to prevent blisters on your skin when applied on a regular basis.

4. Papaya
Pigmentation is a serious problem that many of us suffer from. Treating the problem through medication works but daily skin care is also needed. Mashed papaya helps in smoothening rough skin. It makes your skin really supple. Many tend to develop wrinkles at an early age. This hampers confidence as you are constantly worried about the way you look. Applying papaya masks can actually control wrinkles.

5. Kiwi
Kiwi is known to contain omega- 3 fatty acids; these acids defend your skin from germs. They prevent you from horrible skin infections. However, the fruit prevents your skin from sagging. It is rich in Vitamin C which again helps in producing collagen. Kiwi checks the levels of sebum excretion reducing the chances of having a sticky face.

6. Oranges
If you are tired of the blackheads on your skin, you have a home remedy to deal with it. Oranges are brilliant in extracting blackheads. Orange juice is also known to lighten one's skin tone. It reduces blemishes and treats acne. Consuming the fruit or its juice regularly can give you a radiant skin.

7. Apples
You should wholeheartedly believe in the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away". Apples are good for your skin as they have a BLT effect. Apples brighten and lighten your skin. They provide protection against tanning. The fruit acts effectively on your skin by doing away with the pathogens and excess oils.

त्वचेचा रंग ठरवण्यासाठी मेलॅनिन हा घटक सर्वात महत्त्वाची भूमिका साकारतो. जेव्हा त्याचं प्रमाण वाढतं तेव्हा त्वचेचा रंग अधिक गडद होतो. या समस्येला हायपर पिंगमेंटेशन असेही म्हणतात.

हळूहळू विशिष्ट भाग अधिक गडद होण्यास सुरूवात होते. प्रामुख्याने चेहर्‍यावर हायपरपिंगमेंटटेशनमुळे त्वचा काळवंडणं अनेकींना सौंदर्याच्या दृष्टीने नकोसं वाटतं. यावर मात करण्यासाठी अनेकदा ब्युटी ट्रीटमेंटसची मदत घेतली जाते. महागड्या ब्युटी ट्रीटमेंटपेक्षा काही घरगुती उपायांनी त्यावर मात करता येऊ शकते.

हायपर पिंगमेंटेशनवर घरगुती उपाय
1. लिंबू -
लिंबातील सायट्रिक अ‍ॅसिड त्वचा ब्लिच करण्यास मदत करतात. नियमित लिंबाचा त्वचेवर वापर केल्यास यामुळे हायपर पिगमेंटेशनचा त्रास दूर करण्यास मदत होते.
चेहर्‍यावर लिंबाचा रस लावून 10 मिनिटांनी चेहरा पाण्याने स्वच्छ धुवावा. संवेदनशील त्वचा अस्णार्‍यांनी लिंबाचा रस थेट त्वचेवर लावणं त्रासदायक ठरू शकते अशावेळेस लिंबामध्ये थोडं पाणी मिसळून ते त्वचेवर लावणं फायदेशीर आहे.

2. बटाटा -
बटाट्यामध्येही ब्लिचिंग घटक मुबलक प्रमाणात असतात. चेहर्‍यावर बटाट्याचा रस लावल्याने हायपर पिगमेंटटेशनचा त्रास कमी होतो.

3. अ‍ॅप्पल सायडर व्हिनेगर -
हायपर पिंगमेंटेशनचा त्रास कमी करण्यासाठी अ‍ॅप्पल सायडर व्हिनेगरदेखील फायदेशीर आहे. यामधील अ‍ॅसिडीक गुणधर्म त्वचेचे सौंदर्य खुलवण्यास मदत करतात.

4. कोरफड
कोरफडीचा गरदेखील त्वचेसाठी वरदानचं आहे. मृत पेशींचा थर हटवून नव्या पेशींना पुन्हा ताजंतवानं करण्यासाठी कोरफड फायदेशीर ठरते. नियमित कोरफडीचा गर त्वचेवर लावल्यास हायपर पिगमेंटशनच्या समस्येपासून सुटका मिळते.

Dr. Sachin Patil
Dr. Sachin Patil
BHMS, Family Physician Homeopath, 11 yrs, Pune
Dr. Rekha Pohani
Dr. Rekha Pohani
Specialist, Dietitian dietetics, 13 yrs, Pune
Dr. Abhay Jamadagni
Dr. Abhay Jamadagni
MS/MD - Ayurveda, Ayurveda, 8 yrs, Pune
Dr. Lalit deshmukh
Dr. Lalit deshmukh
BHMS, Family Physician, 14 yrs, Pune
Dr. Krishnath Dagade
Dr. Krishnath Dagade
BAMS, General Physician Family Physician, 28 yrs, Pune