DRY FRUITS SOAKED IN HONEY TO IMPROVE DAY TO DAY ACTIVITIES AND HAEMOGLOBIN IN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

A. Chandra Sekhar, Nasar Ahamed R, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraja, N. Ashok Vardhan

Abstract


Introduction

Nowadays in regular life style of students, it became very common of eating junk food rather than the nutritional foods which are required to maintain the metabolism to boost up their day to day activities. The supplementation of adequate amounts of proteins, minerals and vitamins along with some amount of sugars is beneficial for the individual to maintain healthy lifestyle. It’s an effective nutritional diet to have dry fruits soaked in honey (DSH) regularly to maintain the metabolisms intact. These all are very helpful in different health aspects.

Material and Methods

60 undergraduate students were participated in this study. 2ml of venous blood were collected in the clinical laboratory for the estimation of haemoglobin (Hb), blood sugar levels before and after regular intake of DSH. Participants were examined for the blood pressure by using sphygmomanometer. Also activities like puzzles were given to assess the active involvement of participants.

Results

There is a significant improvement (p<0.05) in the students involvement in different activities compared to after and before regular intake of DSH. And there is highly significant (p<0.005) improvement in the Hb levels in the participants after regular intake of DSH. A significant (p<0.05) control on blood pressure levels in the participants after regular intake of DSH. There is no significant difference in the blood glucose levels before and after DSH.

Conclusion

Our findings state that the nutritional supplementation of DSH is very helpful in the improvement of Hb as well as the attention against different activities. It’s helpful in the maintenance of normal blood pressure levels. And it’s not causing any other side effects like excess weight gain or high blood glucose in the participants.


Keywords


Dry fruits, Honey, Hb, Blood pressure, problem solving activities

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