India and China at war for dragon fruit. China in strong tension with the Indian state of Gujarat, which has decided to change the name of the dragon fruit to further distance itself from the rival nation. The decision was made by Prime Minister Vijay Rupani, announcing that from now on the fruit will be called kamalan, which in Sanskrit means lotus.
The controversy over the fruit's name is just the latest episode in growing tensions between the two nations. Last October, while India celebrated the power of the goddess Durga at the Navatras festival, in the state of West Bengal with an improvised tent Chinese President Xi Jinping was depicted as the demon slaughtered by the goddess, the severed head depicted on the floor and a lion devouring his body.
The military and diplomatic tensions between the two nations can be found in the Ladakh region, in the extreme north of India, the scene last June of fighting between Indian troops and Chinese soldiers in the Galwan valley, which ended with the death of 20 Indian soldiers.
The dispute over the disputed border erupted in April 2020, when troops from the two countries accused each other of violating the effective Line of Control in Ladakh. The fruit is actually tropical, native to Central and South America, successfully imported to Asia, but for its dragon fruit name many in India or elsewhere believe it to be of Chinese origin.
The dragon fruit, which has been grown in several areas of Gujarat for a few years, belongs to a cactus family and is believed to have earned its scary name because its spiky outer layer resembles the scales of a dragon.
A choice criticized by many users on social networks who have defined it as futile while India is grappling with numerous problems, starting with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Diet against venous insufficiency of the lower limbs
Overweight and obesity worsen circulation disorders as they place a greater workload on the venous system, slowing the flow of blood to the heart.
It is therefore advisable to enrich the diet with fruits and vegetables which, in addition to promoting weight control, provide vitamins and nutrients with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action that preserve the integrity of the vessels.
Among the vitamins beneficial for veins and capillaries there is vitamin C, a micronutrient with natural anti-inflammatory power and protector of blood vessels, indicated to counteract capillary fragility. Food sources of vitamin C are mainly fresh fruits and vegetables including currants, kiwis, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, strawberries, pineapple, citrus fruits, spinach, apples, grapes.
Violet, blue-violet colored fruits and vegetables (such as aubergines, berries, red grapes, cherries ...) are rich in anthocyanins, glycosidic substances belonging to the flavonoid group. It would seem that these substances are able to strengthen and make the walls of blood vessels more elastic, offering a great contribution in improving blood circulation and strengthening capillary resistance.
It is good to limit the consumption of alcohol and pay attention to excess salt, this in fact facilitates venous stagnation and promotes the increase in pressure, helping to worsen the symptoms of venous insufficiency. Correct hydration is essential for the cardiovascular system to function properly: it is advisable to drink at least 1.5-2 L of water per day, preferably natural trace mineral.