K R Raghunath, Chairman, JNI Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut. They are also called “friendly bacteria” or “good bacteria.” Probiotics are available mainly in the form of dietary supplements and foods. One widely used definition, developed by the WorId Health Organization … Continue reading “Probiotics”

The Magic of Mint

Sushma P.S, Dietician, JNI As per Roman mythology “mentha” the damsel lover of God “Pluto” was transformed into this herb due to the anger of “Prosarpain”, the wife of “Pluto” and Goddess of wealth, therefore, mint is called ‘mentha’ in Latin. Mint known as “pudina” in most of the Indian Languages is a great carminative … Continue reading “The Magic of Mint”

Anxiety Disorders and Phobias

Dr Swarajya Lakshmi Asst. Chief Medical Officer, JNI Anxiety is the body’s response to fear. It plays a valuable role in self-preservation – the fear of the consequences often prevents us from taking unnecessary risks. Anxiety as a disorder results from the fear response becoming out of proportion to the actual risk. Anxiety disorders involve … Continue reading “Anxiety Disorders and Phobias”

Full of nutrients, Okra or Lady – finger is a strong antioxidant

Ladies finger/Okra Nutrient Composition Okra is low in calories and a good source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, folate and magnesium. Okra is also known for being high in antioxidant. The Nutrition Values per 100 G  of Okra Carbohydrates -7.03 g Protein-2 g Fat- 0.1g Dietary fiber-9% Energy -33 Kcal Therapeutic Properties of Bhindi It helps … Continue reading “Full of nutrients, Okra or Lady – finger is a strong antioxidant”

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