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You have always heard of You are What You Eat but we have added drinks also here as we as Food experts understand the importance of hydrating your body with drinks which are not only tasty but healthy also.

Now I am sure you must be aware that healthy drinks are the drinks with lesser or no sugar but are you aware that there are many other ingredients, which make your drinks very unhealthy. So today we shall discuss drinks one by one and try to understand which one is the best for us?

In every blog we shall talk about one drink and try to analyze its constitution and few claims that these food industries make. By the way I am also a food technologist by profession and can certainly take you through these varied drinks which keep attracting you from shelves of super stores.

HOW TO READ LABELS SMARTLY

Start analyzing the labels. Reading the labels and understanding what’s not written is something we all should understand.

  1. Serving size: you picked up a can and very wisely checked the no of cal written , just recheck if its written per serving or per can. They would very smartly make you feel good that it has 65 cal / serving and their serving size can vary like my serving size is 2/3 cup and yours serving size might be ½ cup so just imagine its not only about serving size but its about the company’s serving size. So next time when ever you read labels be careful with the serving size.
  2. Do not let the healthy claims fool you: No added sugar but ingredients would show HFCS that is high fructose corn syrup. So is it bad for you ? Yes by all means its bad for your health as it is used in majority of foods without calling much attention. Even low fat foods have HFCS to make up for the lost flavor. HFCS like all sugars is nutrient empty and very high in calories. It leads to glycemic problems which is not good for diabetics. So consider avoiding processed foods or drinks with HFCS.
  3. Read 1st Three ingredients with utmost care as it will give you a fair idea of what your drinks or foods have in maximum. Just see the number in the list and understand how good is it for you?

We will discuss more facts about understanding labels and move on to understand different foods, diets and fads.

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Poonam Kapur — https://poonamkapur.com

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Corona Virus Vaccination Process : कोरोना वैक्सीन ‘कोविशिल्ड’ की पहली खेप आज देशभर के अलग-अलग हिस्सों में पहुंच रही है| पुणे में स्थित ‘सीरम इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ इंडिया’(Serum Institute of India) द्वारा बनाई गई यह वैक्सीन आज तड़के सुबह तापमान नियंत्रित तीन ट्रकों द्वारा पुणे इंटरनेशनल एयरपोर्ट पहुंची और फिर इसके बाद यहां से अलग-अलग फ्लाइट्स द्वारा देश के अन्य हिस्सों के लिए रवाना कर दी गई| केंद्रीय नागरिक उड्डयन मंत्री हरदीप सिंह पुरी ने कहा आज एयर इंडिया, स्पाइसजेट और इंडिगो एयरलाइंस 56.5 लाख वैक्सीन की खुराक के साथ पुणे से दिल्ली, चेन्नई, कोलकाता, गुवाहाटी, शिलांग, अहमदाबाद, हैदराबाद, विजयवाड़ा, भुवनेश्वर, पटना, बेंगलुरु, लखनऊ और चंडीगढ़ के लिए 9 फ्लाइट संचालित करेंगी|

दिल्ली और अहमदबाद पहुंच चुकी है कोरोना वैक्सीन ‘कोविशिल्ड’ की पहली खेप…

पुणे से कोविशिल्ड वैक्सीन की पहली खेप दिल्ली और अहमदबाद पहुंच चुकी है अब यहां से यह कोल्ड स्टोर में पहुंचेगी| फिर आगे की प्रक्रिया (Corona Virus Vaccination Process) को पूरी करते हुए इसे टीकाकरण केंद्रों पर भेजा जाएगा|

बतादें कि, देश में वैक्सीन लगाने का काम 16 जनवरी से शुरू होगा| प्रथम फेज में स्वास्थ्य कर्मियों समेत फ्रंट लाइन वर्कर्स को वैक्सीन दी जाएगी। इसके बाद वैक्सीन 50 साल से ऊपर के लोगों को लगाई जाएगी। बाद में 50 साल के कम उम्र वालें लोगों को दी जाएगी जो किसी बीमारी से जूझ रहे हैं|

पीएम मोदी ने कोरोना वैक्सीन पर कही ये बात…

पीएम मोदी ने कहा हमारा देश कोरोना के खिलाफ लड़ाई में एक निर्णायक चरण में प्रवेश कर रहा है। ये चरण है वैक्सीनेशन का।16 जनवरी से हम दुनिया का सबसे बड़ा टीकाकरण अभियान शुरू कर रहे हैं|हमारी कोशिश सबसे पहले उन लोगों तक कोरोना वैक्सीन पहुंचाने की है, जो देशवासियों की स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं में लगे हुए हैं। इसके साथ-साथ जो दूसरे फ्रंट लाइन वर्कर्स हैं उन्हें भी पहले चरणों में टीका लगाया जाएगा|अलग-अलग राज्यों के फ्रंटलाइन वर्कर्स और हेल्थ वर्कर्स की संख्या देखें तो यह करीब 3 करोड़ होती है। यह तय किया गया है कि पहले चरण में इन 3 करोड़ लोगों को वैक्सीन देने में जो खर्च होगा उसे राज्य सरकारों को नहीं देना, उसे भारत सरकार वहन करेगी|

दो-दो मेड इन इंडिया वैक्सीन….

आपको बता दें कि भारत में दो-दो मेड इन इंडिया वैक्सीन तैयार हैं| एक सीरम इंस्टीट्यूट की ‘कोविशिल्ड’ और दूसरी भारत बायोटेक की कोवैक्सीन| दोनों वैक्सीन की डोजें बड़ी मात्रा में तैयार हैं| सबसे पहले कोविशिल्ड द्वारा वक्सीनशन किया जायेगा|

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World Health Organization (WHO) Country Head (India), Dr. Roderico H Ofrin with team of Haryana Health Department officers during the dry run of COVID-19 vaccine roll out in Gurugram on January 7, 2021.

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कोरोना वैक्सीन के ड्राई रन को लेकर तैयारियां पूरी

तीन शहरी और तीन ग्रामीण इलाकों में होगा dry-run

सुबह 11:00 बजे से दोपहर 1:00 बजे तक चलेगा dry-run

स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय की टीम रखेगी नजर

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On Saturday, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the Covid-19 vaccine will be given free of charge throughout the country. The declaration came in the middle of a dry run in all the States and Union Territories for coronavirus vaccination.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan | Photo Credit: PTI
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan | Photo Credit: PTI

“Not just in Delhi, it will be free across the country,” he said.

Earlier today, Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain said the vaccine for Covid-19 will be given free of the cost in the national capital. “Yes, medicines and treatment are being provided for free in Delhi, anyway,” he said.

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Bajrang Pyala – A composition of 22 Herbs collected from Mother Earth.

This composition is formulated by Mr Hari Prakash from Haryana, after noticing the deterioration of the country’s youth. This constitutes of Javitri (Mace), Elaichi (Cardamom), Sonth (Dry Ginger), Saunf (Anise), Kali Mirch (Black Papper), Dal Chini (Cinnamon), Loung (Clove), Mulethi (Liquorice Root), Arjun Chal (Terminalia arjun), Magaj (Dried Melon Seeds), Dhaga Mishri (Threaded Rock Shugar), Tulsi (Holy Basil), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Satawari (asparagus), Kharvas (Indian Milk Pudding) , Chuare (Dry Dates), Munnakka (Dry Grapes), Badam (Almond), Anjeer (Ficus carcia), Shilajeet, Kesar (Saffron).

This magic portion aims to boost immunity and vitalize the human body.

Mr Hari Prakash is available at +91-8814000558

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Honey, a natural product acquired from bees, is blended with sugar syrup acquired from rice, maize, beetroot, and sugarcane, according to the CSE, and passed off as pure, a direct risk to health.

Rampant adulteration in honey sold by major Indian brands such as Dabur, Patanjali, and Emami has been identified in an investigation conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). CSE researchers chose 13 large and smaller producers of processed and uncooked honey purchased in India to measure their purity, according to a Hindu study.

In total, 22 samples were tested, only five of which passed. The CSE reported that 77% of the samples were found to have been adulterated with added sugar syrup. Just three were able to pass the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) examination that was globally accepted.

“It is a food fraud more nefarious and sophisticated than what we found in our 2003 and 2006 investigations into soft drinks; more damaging to our health than perhaps anything that we have found till now – keeping in mind the fact that we are still fighting against a killer pandemic with our backs to the wall. This overuse of sugar in our diet will make it worse,” Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) director general Sunita Narain commented.

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Covid 19 pandemic has changed the lifestyle of vulnerable population who suffer from heart disease. In the absence of promising therapeutic and preventive therapy it is difficult to limit the disease transmission in vulnerable population such as the elderly , diabetics and  patients with heart, respiratory or other comorbid conditions In this situation it is impotant to control the risk factors of heart disease that will surely lead on  to achievement of healthy heart . 

The common risk factors of heart disease are diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol levels, smoking, hypertension ,obesity,  sedantary habits. Covid 19 pandemic has transformed the lifestyle of the population as a whole.  All the risk factors leading on to heart disease have  increased in the recent times due to the effect of lockdown , obesity arising from immobilty , lack of regular exercise, job losses.  Diabetes is one of the  leading cause of heart disease and heart attacks  in our country .

It causes not only clogging of the blood vessels of the heart by increasing the levels of LDl cholesterol and also tryiglyceride but also causes heart failure by effecting the heart muscle directly . As life expectancy increases the number of patients with diabetic cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease) will increase Therefore it is important for diabetic population to maintain a healthy lifestyle such as regular exercise, following a diet chart comprising of limited carbohydrates , low unsaturated /hydrogenated fat and high fibre diet.  Patients with diabetes need to control their sugar levels if required with newer antidiabetic medication and insulin. 

Keeping a tight control on average 3 monthly sugar levels (HbA1c levels ) should prevent target organ damage and maintain healthy heart   . Similarly controlling obesity , sedentary habit requires lot of motivation at the level of individual and adaptation of healthy dietary approaches would definitely achieve a healthy heart.

It is believed that people who did moderate exercise just 15 mins a day tended to live an average of three years more than their inactive peers People with high blood pressure should take regular medication to prevent sudden surge in BP and cardiovascular events like strokes, heart attacks and heart failures.

Similarly depression has become a part of urban , fast life and is thought to be an indirect risk factor for cardiovascular diseases  In 2014 , An American heart association statement listed depression as a risk factor of  poor prognosis after a heart attack and the risk of death was three times more in patients with depression    Managing and optimising risk factors for heart disease  goes a long way in maintaining  a healthy heart and is very much achievable goal  . It requires a very well organised approach at the preventive and therapeutic level of health care sector and can transform a population to achieve healthy heart . 

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The trial of the covid-19’s AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine was cancelled after a volunteer in Britain became ill. Now the trial is going to start again .

Dr. Dheeraj Kaul from New York said on call that Volunteer in the UK had to stop the trial of the AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine due to a problem with the nervous system. This problem has no relation with this vaccine.

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Kaul told that Serum Institute of India is going to produce this vaccine. Therefore, during the worldwide trial of this vaccine, it was important to inform the Drug Controller of India, if there is any effect on Volunteer anywhere.

Kaul appreciated the Government of India and said that the government provided all kinds of facilities. After this all company took an irresponsible stand. In the of this epidemic, private companies will have to act responsibly.

Significantly, DCGA issued a notice to SIE on September 9 for not providing information about AstraZeneca’s trial of vaccines in other countries.
He said that in russia , china and america in third stage they are allowing to apply vaccine on humans after 50-60 % successful trials.it is usually allowed to experiment directly on humans only after 95% of successful trials.

Kaul said that 9 vaccines are currently on the third stage of the human trial to control Covid-19. In such a situation, the responsibility of institutions to work on it increases. At the same time India has started the production of chemical, so that the relation of dependence on China should be reduced.
The Controller General of India, VG Somani, in an order on Friday, also asked the Serum Institute of India (SII) to increase the safety of those who has been vaccinated during the trial. Also present plans and reports.

With respect to the order, Somani has also asked the company to submit approval from the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) in the UK and India for approval from their office (DCGA) before making new settings for future tests. .

A statement from the Oxford University stated that oxford corona vaccine’s trials will be resumed at all UK testing centers. Although its time has not been mentioned.

According to the statement, around 18,000 people globally received the study vaccines. In these large trials it is assumed that some participants will become not well . At the end their safety should be carefully managed or evaluated.

On the other hand, Professor Fiona Watt( president of the UK’s Medical Research Council), said that safety is importance in developing any new drug. It is therefore reassuring that the Oxford Corona Virus vaccine trial will resume after review by an independent safety committee and MHRA.
Professor Sian Griffiths at the Chinese University of Hong Kong said that it is good news that the Oxford vaccine trial is starting again.

The process of stopping the test high value and importance to ensure vaccine safety, despite the pressure of vaccine production. It is expected that data is studied by the authorities.

Deepak sen
Senior journalist

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New Delhi: According to the latest development from USA, USA is ready for vaccine of Covid-19 in all its states in early October. Just a few weeks ago, Russia announced the Covid-19 vaccine.

According to US-based sources, the three major companies in the US are ‘Moderna’, ‘BioNTech and Pfizer’ and ‘AstraZeneca Oxford’. Covid — 19 vaccines of these three companies — is on the third stage of the ‘human trial’ vaccine.

Sources said that the US government has decided that in view of the encouraging results of the ‘Human Trial’ on the third stage, these vaccines should be applied directly to the citizens. For this, the vaccine of Covid-19 being prepared by the companies should be distributed in the States of America.

As per reports, the Serum Institute of India will begin human trials for the AstraZeneca Oxford Vaccine from August.

“At present, we are working on the AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine which is undergoing phase III clinical trials. In addition to this, we will also start human trials in India in August 2020. Based on the current situation and most recent updates on the clinical trials, we are hoping that the AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine will be available towards the end of this year,” Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla told a news agency.

According to sources, it is highly likely that the vaccine being prepared by ‘Moderna’ and ‘BioNTech and Pfizer’ among the three can be used on citizens. The vaccines of these two companies require very low temperatures to be kept. Therefore, the group ‘CPC’, which is overseeing the Corona cases in the US, has asked all the states of the country to be vigilant.

Significantly, Covid — 19 in the US — has infected the most people and killed the most.

According to sources, there is a lot of pressure on the Trump government in the United States in view of the upcoming presidential elections. Perhaps this is the biggest reason that the US government has decided to bring out the vaccine as soon as possible which has reached the third stage on the lines of Russia to the citizens of our country.

The thing to be seen here will be how long and how much the US gives the vaccine to India. India lifted the ban on hydroxychloroquine in early May to help the US combat the Corona virus.

Significantly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had pledged to use the full power of the Indo-US partnership in the fight against US President Donald Trump.

Deepak sen
Senior journalist