Posts Tagged ‘stomach health’

Carrot can cure several ailments

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Carrot can offer prevention against different ailments, say health experts.

The vegetable-cum-fruit contains rich vitamin and mineral contents, besides other valuable nutrients.

Considering the effectiveness of carrot, doctors and health experts have declared it ‘apple’ for the people having meagre resources, the News reported.

Dr. Mian Iftikhar, a Medical Specialist, said that carrot especially its juice, is better for stomach and gastrointestinal health, which also solves a variety of digestive problems.

He said carrot is useful in different cases like stomach disorder, peptic ulcers, gastritis, crohn’s disease (chronic inflammatory disease affecting the whole of the alimentary tract), diarrhoea, celiac disease (defective digestion found in children).

Carrot juice, combined with spinach and a little lemon juice, is very effective in the treatment of constipation, he added.

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High fibre diet not really good for the tummy

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

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High fibre diets, surprisingly, may not protect gut health, but they do heighten your chances of developing diverticulosis.

The condition is characterised by small bulging pouches forming on the inner lining of large intestine, trapping bits of stool and becoming infected.

Symptoms include abdominal cramping, constipation and diarrhoea, linked with of difficulty in passing stools. More serious complications include collection of pus in the pelvis, colon obstruction and rectal bleeding.

Dietary fibre can keep diseases at bay

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