Kids and Indian Healthy Drinks…

Well we know about a lot of Healthy drinks and Cold Drinks that helps to quench our thirst during Summer…But what about Natural Health Drinks and not only helps us to quench our thirst but also give us many health benefits….In,India two such drinks are Sugarcane Juice and Coconut Water..but due to modernization and changing lifestyles,we consider them to be outdated and keeps a distance from them..

And ask today’s kids about such things they will hardly know about but they will surely know about all the other Cold drinks product available in the market them as we elders never realized the importance of such Natural Drinks,so why kids should bother…

Kids and Natural Healthy Drinks

Kids and Natural Healthy Drinks

In the above toon–Ganne means Sugarcane and Narial Paani means-Coconut Water..

I believe in India we have abundant production of these two product…But no Advertisement as they can’t reach the eyes and ears of millions India…But those who knows about them should atleast bother to take them…

Check out their benefits here

Breast Cancer-The Cancer to know About

I am not writing anything new in this post but I had to write this post on whatever knowledge or whatever information I was able to gather from the net and from my personal experience.Recently one of close relative was diagnosed with Tumor which could have led to Breast Cancer.

Now is all fine and undergoing treatment and her tumor has been removed and she is back to normal,though doctors are waiting for her reports to give a final result on the status and further treatment she needs.

According to statistic Breast Cancer is most common type of cancer between Women not only in India but also in other parts of the World.There are an estimated 1,00,000-1,25,000 new breast cancer cases in India every year.And it is one of the fastest spreading disease among women which is expected to double by 2025.Only those who have suffered on gone through this disease know the effect and the mental torture it gives not only to the Patient but also to the family members.Prevention is better that Cure and it is very true,the more we are aware of certain thing the more we are safe.

Breast Cancer as defined by Wikipedia says that Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk.Cancers originating from ducts are known as ductal carcinomas, while those originating from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas. Breast cancer occurs in humans and other mammals.While the overwhelming majority of human cases occur in women, male breast cancer can also occur.

Moreover the characteristic of Cancer,I mean the stage of Cancer decide the treatment one need to undergo which may include surgery, medications (hormonal therapy and chemotherapy), radiation and/or immunotherapy.

Breast Cancer Symptoms:-

The most common sign of breast cancer is a new lump or mass in the breast.In addition,the following are possible signs of breast cancer:

It is best to detect breast cancer before any of these signs occur by following screening mammography guidelines.You should discuss these or any other findings that concern you with your health care professional.

Breast cancer diagnosis:-

Although breast cancer can be diagnosed by the above signs and symptoms,the use of screening mammography has made it possible to detect many of the cancers early before they cause any symptoms.

The American Cancer Society has the following recommendations for breast cancer screenings:

Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so as long as they are in good health.

    “Mammograms are a very good screening tool for breast cancer. As in any test, mammograms have limitations and will miss some cancers. The results of your mammogram, breast exam, and family history should be discussed with your health care professional.”

Women should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of regular health exams by a health care professional about every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 years of age and over.

    “CBE are an important tool to detect changes in your breasts and also trigger a discussion with your health care professional about early cancer detection and risk factors.”

Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s.Women should report any breast changes to their health care professional.

If a woman wishes to do BSE, the technique should be reviewed with her health care professional.The goal is to feel comfortable with the way the woman’s breasts feel and look and, therefore, detect changes.

Women at high risk (greater than 20% lifetime risk) should get an MRI and a mammogram every year.Women at moderate risk (15% to 20%) should talk to their doctor about the benefits and limitations of adding MRI screening to their yearly mammogram.

*All the above data has been taken from here,this website has a very good explanation on Breast Cancer if anyone wish to know more about they can have a look at it..
As per an article on Times of India here is a list of the top foods that prevent breast cancer.
  1. Flaxseed
  2. Brazil nuts
  3. Garlic
  4. Pomegranate
  5. Dark-green leafy vegetables
  6. Salmon
  7. Broccoli and broccoli sprouts
  8. Green tea
  9. Peppers
  10. Turmeric
  11. Walnuts
  12. Berries

Here is the list of 10 things for preventing Breast Cancer:-

  1. Avoid becoming overweight.
  2. Eat healthy to avoid tipping the scale.
  3. Keep physically active.
  4. Drink little or no alcohol.
  5. Avoid hormone replacement therapy.
  6. Consider taking an estrogen-blocking drug.
  7. Consider taking the aromatase inhibitor exemestane.
  8. Don’t smoke.
  9. Breast-feed your babies for as long as possible.

I have provided the most important aspect of Breast Cancer and my post is to be considered as a general reference to Breast Cancer as this post is completely based on my research from the net and interaction with the Doctor who is undertaking the treatment of my Relative.

I hope I have provided the information required for awareness on this disease and this post will act as step in making the society especially the women more conscious about Breast Cancer

Assam Tea-A Blend of Taste and Quality

I am a great Tea Lover and generally drinks about 7-8 cups of tea a day.For all the Tea Lovers out there like me,here is few lines describing the finest tea-‘The Assam Tea

The Finest Tea-Assm Tea

The Finest Tea-Assam Tea

“Ek Garam Chai ki Pyali ho
Assam Tea Si Banane Wali ho
Chahe Thandi ho ya Garmi ho
Peene Layak Banani ho
Mil Jaye To Mil Jaye
Assam Tea To
Tara rum pum pum Tara rum pum pum… :-)”

P.S.-These lines are taken from a Song of the Film ‘Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega’ sung by ‘Anu Malik'(I so hate his Singing).

Assam tea(Camellia sinensis var. assamica) needless to say one of finest tea in India and arguably in the world is a black tea grown in Assam, India.With a distinctive malty flavor and a bold and invigorating character,Assam tea is a particular favorite for use in breakfast teas. English Breakfast tea and Irish Breakfast tea are both types of teas that are often partly or completely composed of Assam tea leaves.Assam tea possesses a beautiful ruby-amber hue.

Assam is one of the most prolific tea-producing regions in the world.Each year,the tea estates of Assam collectively yield about 1.5 million pounds (680,400 kg) of tea.The Climatic conditions of Assam makes it favourable for tea plantation,The climate varies between a cool, arid winter and a hot, humid rainy season—conditions ideal for it.

Assam tea is generally harvested twice,in a “first flush” and a “second flush”.The first flush is picked sometime during late March.The second flush,harvested later,is the more prized “tippy tea,”named thus for the gold tips that appear on the leaves.This second flush,tippy tea is sweeter and more full-bodied and is generally considered superior to the first flush tea.The leaves of the Assam tea bush are dark green and glossy and fairly wide compared to those of the Chinese tea plant.The bush produces delicate white blossoms.

Assam mainly produce Black Tea and there are two ways to produce it:-

  • Orthodox-The tea produced using this method is of great value and nearly 80% of Assam Tea is produced using this method is generally for international market.

    Orthodox Tea

    Orthodox Tea

  • CTC(Crush,Tear and Curl)-These teas are consumed in the most part of the Indian domestic market primarily because the method of preparing
    CTC Tea

    CTC Tea

    tea in India is done by boiling leaves in a mixture of milk,water and sugar and the CTC teas produce a rich red color when they are boiled,thus adding a beautiful color which comes through the white of the milk but yet does not produce a bitterness (in that preparation).

So,this is all about Assam Tea,Moreover the tea gardens in Assam is also a delight to visit especially in Morning with a cup of Tea and the gentle breeze blowing around you,a feeling never felt before…. 🙂

Phulbari Tea Garden-Assam

Phulbari Tea Garden-Assam

Pay Heed to Warnings,Live Life Better

Warning signs in every sphere of life has a lot more to say than we can ever imagine. There may be instances when warning signs will save us from pitfalls.

Those who are well aware of the warning signs they received are in a much better position to lead a happy and enjoyable life than others who never pays any heed to them.Even I used to never pay heed to them and believe me I learned the hard way.

Even I also kind of never use to pay any attention to the warning signs with respect to my health and I faced the consequences. It was like 6 months back when I had a feeling of mild back pain and I never paid any attention to it as it happened only once in a week. During that time I also had some tooth problems, so can you guys imagine the trouble I went through after ignoring the warning signs.

Ok, so let me explain the troubles I faced. First of all it was my low back pain that made my life miserable, whatever I do I was not able to sit or walk properly and as the days passed it became unbearable until I decided to visit an Orthopedic, he did a full check-up on me, asked several questions on my day-to-day activities and after all that asked me to do a x-ray and prescribed me few medicines and asked to visit after one week. For that one week I was on his medication and I was kind of getting relief. The week got over and I visited the doctor again with my x-ray report, looking at my x-ray report the doctor said that there was nothing serious and it is a common problem as some kind of fluid present in our joins come out creating the void and results in pain but with proper medication and exercise it can be cured and guess what I am free from my low back pain now and regularly following the exercise prescribed by him to keep it away :-).

Now, the trouble I faced with my tooth though the problem started after my back pain was over but I got the signs much earlier but no heed as always. My tooth started getting black with severe ache and I decided to visit a dentist. After examining my tooth the dentist said it is not nothing but decaying. The black spot is a cavity and bacteria that reside in the mouth release acids, causing the decay of teeth. The dentist said that the decaying was severe as the cavity has formed and the nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay .So he suggested to go for root canal, done with x-rays and all other procedures. At first I was scared because I had never faced anything like this before but considering my tooth I went ahead and completed my root canal treatment just a month back and I made a promise to myself to visit the dentist at least twice a year and take good care of them and keep on my smile always :-). Stay up to date on dental related issue here.

So,that’s all what I learned the hard way,Hope everyone respond to their warning signs until it’s too late,Even my Mom used to say never neglect your health as we know “Health is Wealth”. See I am All Smiles now.. :-P.

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