Volume 2 Issue 3 September 2022

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Review Article

Amaranth Flour And Flaxseeds Boon to Hypercholesterolemic Patients: A Review

Afroz R. & Saxena G.
The prevalence of hypercholesterolemia is rapidly rising in India. Several studies have reported that high cholesterol is prevalent among 15-20 percent of rural and 25-30 percent of urban population. Thus there is an utmost need to reduce the morbidity and mortality related to it. To maintain a healthy lifestyle, dietary management of hypercholesterolemia is important. Dietary management includes reduction in the intake of saturated fats, trans - fats and increased intake of fiber rich diet and essential fatty acids. As much as 10% of cholesterol can be reduced by a diet which is high in omega-3 fatty acid and fiber. Amaranth has higher antioxidant activity, protein and phytochemical content. On the other hand, flaxseeds are a good source of omega-3 essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid, lignin and fiber. It is beneficial to treat high cholesterol by good dietary intake.
Review Article

Artificial Sweeteners – Pros & Cons

Nagar R.
Majority of human population has a craving and fondness for sensation of sweet taste but means or modes of sweetness put a very strong impact on human health. Refined sugar has been proven as a culprit for various disorders ranging from mild symptoms of migraine to as severe as cancer. Nowadays there are many alternative sources of refined sugar including both natural as well as artificial or these can also be classified as nutritive and non nutritive sweeteners. Present review is based on different researches on impact of artificial sweeteners on various aspects of body. Some studies recommend the use of artificial sweeteners for weight loss and diabetes control as these are helpful in cut down excess calorie intake. On the other hand many research and review articles depict the harmful effect of sugar substitutes specially artificial sweeteners including acesul fame K and sapartame. Therefore, it's very important to counsel a patient properly about the judicious use and pros and cons of an artificial sweetener.
Review Article

Value Added Product Development from Wheat Grass Juice to cure Constipation

Bauddha S. & Kaushik D.
The present research work was conducted to standardize and examine different products of wheat grass juice for their sensory characteristics & to assess the clinical effect value of wheat grass juice on constipation. The value added products such as wheat grass soda, wheat grass juice, wheat grass lemonade, pineapple with wheat grass were developed from wheat grass juice. All the prepared products were acceptable through the study with slight decrease in overall acceptability. The subjects suffering from constipation were given wheat grass lemonade one time in a day which contained 4-8 oz. daily and significant improvement in the case of constipation was observed after administration of wheat grass products for 60 days in terms of colour, consistency and frequency of passing faeces. So incorporation of wheat grass juice and its products into existing dietary pattern will prove beneficial for a healthy body.
Review Article

Nutritional assessment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus patients

Jat M. & Lakhawat S.
The study was conducted to access the impact of nutrition on type 1 diabetes at Mahatma Gandhi hospital Jaipur. If this type of diabetes is not treated for a long time, then many related diseases may occur. In some patients who had been suffering from diabetes for a long time, some other problems such as chronic kidney disease, decompensated cardiomyopathy and retinopathy may also occur. It was found from this study that this type of diabetes occurs mostly in people of young age (17- 25) although it is also observed in children. The study also found that it occurs more in men than in women. In this study it was found that most of the patients had similar types of clinical sign and symptoms like weakness. Majority of patient were underweight as they lost their weight 5-10 kg. Higher occurrence may be attributed to less physical activity by some patients during the covid- 19 lockdown. The blood sugar was found to grow as even after being diagnosed for the disease and after proper diet counseling also, a proper diet and lifestyle pattern was not followed by them.
Review Article

A perspective observational study on Nutritional Status of Oncosurgery Patients

Aheer A. & Singh V.
Present study was initiated to study nutritional status of 30 patients between the age of 35- 65 years from Department of Oncosurgery at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur. The incidence rate was found higher in patients above 40 years of age. Men were affected more than women and were less likely to survive. Most of the patients showed clinical sign and symptoms of weakness, fatigue, nausea, anorexia, weigh loss, anemia and wasting. Some patients experienced symptoms of oral ulcer, mucositis, xerostomia, chronic cough and blood in sputum and vomiting. Problem of weight loss was associated with poor diet compliance. It was also related to the symptoms of anemia, wasting and weakness as many patients were not able to have proper diet due to poor physical condition as well as ignorance regarding right food choices.