Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements contain synthetic or natural nutrients. They provide essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids to the body. Even though dietary supplements offer some of the vital nutrients, it cannot replace a healthy and balanced diet.

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I am 19 years old and very short for my age. Which supplements can I take to increase my height?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 19-year-old. My height is very short, so I want to increase my height. My weight is average. Which supplements can I take to increase my height?  Read Full »


Answer: Hi, Welcome to It would have been good if you had given your weight. Then calories required for your height and weight could have been calculated. Now concentrate on protein sources. Include egg whites, lean meat like skinless chicken, and fish in your diet if you are a non-vegetaria...  Read Full »

Can someone please explain to me the concept of dietary protein supplement?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male and have been working out in a gym for the last four months. I am a vegetarian, and to get the proper amount of protein, I have purely depended on soya chunks and paneer. Many of my gym mates have been suggesting I take supplements in the form of protein powders...  Read Full »

Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Soya chunks are not as good as you think, so better you soak sprouts and cook soybeans and have them. You can do this to green gram also. So yes, supplements should be taken very wisely among all whey protein powder is better to be taken. Other sources are nuts, pulses, ...  Read Full »

I have read about the inclusion of dietary fibers in our diet and have some queries regarding the same.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 65 years old and weigh 75 kilograms; my height is 172 centimeters. Recently I read an article about dietary fiber and have a few questions about it. 1) Do you think dietary fiber should be included in my diet even after being all healthy without taking it? 2) If I have to take it,...  Read Full »

Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Dietary fiber is not anything that you need to take separately. Whatever you eat, if it is not artificially processed, it contains a sufficient amount of fiber. These are of two types soluble and insoluble. They help maintain good health so eat seasonal fruits and vege...  Read Full »

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