Diet and Exercise

Diabetic Diet

While talking about diabetes, you may be frightened by the idea that you may have it. Or maybe, you may have it in the future. You want to know if you are at risk to develop diabetes and anxiously you’re looking to find if you have any diabetes symptoms. Diabetes affects the manner in which the body handles carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. If neglected, diabetes can have serious complications. Diabetic people have high blood sugar levels. The blood sugar level is regulated by insulin – a hormone produced by the pancreas, which depends on your eating habits. Diabetes is a serious disease. But the startling truth is that diabetes is reversible. Diabetes is the number one cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This disease is a condition where the body is unable to automatically...

LOW CARB DIET HELPS TYPE II DIABETICS REGULATE GLUCOSE BETTER

According to the new study performed at the Bispebjerg Hospital association with the Aarhus University, and the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports, Type II diabetic patients can enhance their blood glucose regulating ability if they increase their intake of fat and protein and then reduce their intake of carbohydrates. In treating Type II diabetes optimally, nutrition therapy is crucial. Based on the guidelines of the Danish Health Authority, 85% of patients, just diagnosed with Type II diabetics are, indeed, overweight. They are usually told to follow a weight loss diet, which gives them fewer calories, low amounts of fat, and higher amounts of low glycemic carbohydrates. (Take note that “glycemic index” is a measure of how fast certain foods affect b...

MANKAI DUCKWEED MAKES KNOWN ITS HEALTH BENEFITS

  There is a new strain of duckweed that’s aquatic and high in protein—mankai. This plant has a potential of becoming a superfood to Type II diabetics. Mankai helps provide glycemic control after consuming carbohydrates. This had been established by the bright researchers of BGU (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev). A Ph.D. student of BGU’s Department of Public Health and registered dietician (R.D.), Hila Zelicha, and her colleagues studied mankai duckweed’s glycemic components. The research was accepted and published in Diabetes Care, which is the official journal of the ADA (American Diabetes Association). The study compared the consumption of mankai shake to a common yogurt shake. They contrasted their calories, carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. The participants were monitored f...

Manage type 2 Diabetes – Eat Nuts

EATING MORE NUTS CAN REDUCE RISK IN DEVELOPING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES Currently, experts recommend Type II diabetes patients to eat nuts, to prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases and early death. As you know, nuts are packed with essential nutrients such as folate, unsaturated fatty acids, minerals, vitamin E, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. The study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, there is a connection between a lowered risk of developing cardiovascular disease and nut consumption. Nuts and Type II Diabetes Diabetes has always been known to be a contributing factor or an underlying cause of death in the United States. Annually, there are 1.5 Million cases of diabetes diagnosed in the United States. Based on the studies perf...

Resistance Training Reduces Diabetes Risk

Exercising harder, with high intensity and shorter duration, has positive effects on overweight men. A six-week training program consists of 15-minute exercise sessions every week. The intense workouts improve strength, muscle mass, and insulin sensitivity. About 90% of obese or overweight people have Type II diabetes and the authors of the program can apply to Type II diabetic patients. According to the program’s results, short-duration episodes of exercise and exhaustion is just as efficient in enhancing insulin sensitivity as resistance exercises that last for 45 minutes. Short high-intensity exercises are more achievable and appealing to people who have a busy lifestyle. People with Type II diabetes develop a resistance to insulin, which is a pancreatic hormone that helps absorb glucos...

Korean BBQ Tofu Sliders

Finger foods are always the life of the party. Replace your red meat with tofu and enjoy these Ingredients:   14 ounces of Super Firm Tofu 1 cup canola oil 1 cup Korean BBQ sauce 2 cups kimchi, coarsely chopped 20 slider buns ¼ cup micro wasabi and other sprouts for garnish Preparation:   Slice tofu into ½ inch thick slices Half cut tofu slices In a large, deep pot, heat canola oil over high heat Fry tofu for 3-4 minutes in hot oil on each side, until crispy Brush tofu in with Korean BBQ sauce while still hot Top buns with tofu, kimchi, wasabi and other garnishes of your choice Serve warm

DNA and Diabetes

There is no known reason for what causes diabetes. There are certainly risk factors that make the likelihood of you being diagnosed with the disease higher. One of the only risk factors that you have control over is your weight. If you are obese, the single best thing you can do for your health and the prevention of diabetes is to lose weight. Even in small increments, when you shed pounds you are increasing your health benefits. These may be easier said than done. There are new studies that are now showing that there is a genetic factor or mutation for people who are obese and have diabetes. This genetic malfunction affects how the bodies use energy and insulin – two key elements in the functioning of your body and the cause of diabetes and obesity. The studies also state that this is not...

WHAT ARE CARBOHYDRATES?

Also known as saccharides, carbohydrates are known as biomolecules. Lipids, , nucleotides, proteins, and carbohydrates. Among these four biomolecules, carbohydrates are the most numerous. These molecules primarily serve as a form of energy transport. They are also vital components in the structures of insects and plants. Below are some of the known facts about carbohydrates: • Carbs are involved in blood clotting, reproduction, disease development, and immunity • A low-GI diet improves lifestyle and weight. • The word “saccharide” is synonymous to “carbohydrate”. • A gram of carbs has about 4 kilocalories. • Cereals, pasta, bread, potatoes, and rice are examples of carbohydrate-rich foods. • High-GI foods enter the bloodstream more quickly. When one mentions starches or sugars, carbohydrat...

HOW MANY CARBS IN AN ORANGE

Citrus fruits are always good for the body. They are often the preferred fruits of people who want to strengthen their immune systems during flu season. These fruits are also good for diabetics. Here are some of the benefits of eating citrus fruits: • They are good for the heart • They are rich in fiber • They have a low glycemic index • They may shorten the duration of colds • They are rich in potassium • They help the body absorb nutrients • They hydrate the body • They make the skin youthful-looking • They help with weight loss The humble yet renowned orange is a common citrus fruit. People with diabetes can easily include this fruit in their diet. Carbohydrate Content Orange is rich in vitamin C, which acts against free radicals. It also helps strengthen your immunity and heal your wou...

CAMU CAMU: THE WEAPON AGAINST DIABETES?

People who are obese are highly likely to develop diabetes. Experts project that by 2030, about a billion people will become severely overweight. Eating healthy can help change this. Part of that healthy diet is incorporating fruits in your diet. Fruits have always helped the gut flora do their job in helping people balance their weight. That is why researchers are currently looking at an exotic fruit called camu camu. Scientists from Canada’s Université Laval’s Faculty of Medicine are starting to investigate Myrciaria dubia or camu from Brazil and Peru. Camu is reddish purple, much like a cherry. This fruit may hold a valuable secret in obliterating obesity and ultimately, diabetes. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322943.php

Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad The tastes of raw broccoli and cauliflower were just made for summer time. As quickly as this salad can be created and as creamy and delicious as it is you may have just found a way to ensure that your kids eat their veggies even in the summer time.The creamy taste of the salad comes from the slight amount of sour cream, but if you’re concerned with calories, you’ll get the same taste from a low fat sour cream that you will from any other variety. In order to create this salad, a small amount of milk can be used to thin the dressing slightly if needed. To make creamy Broccoli and Bacon You Will Need: One bunch of broccoli- chopped (not the stems) One head of cauliflower, cored and chopped 1/2 pound of bacon,( about six slices) fried and chopped or crum...

Atkins and Diabetes

The Atkins diet principles lay the foundation for a healthy, more balanced way of eating than the standard American diet. Its emphasis is on using good carbohydrates in balance with adequate protein. This is in stark contrast to what most Americans eat on a daily basis. The average American eats lots of processed foods that have hidden sugars and highly processed carbohydrates. This has put most Americans on the road to diabetes and pre-diabetic conditions. What is sad is that diabetes has a predictable set of stages and that they can be easily recognized. The road to diabetes has to do with something called the glycemic index. All carbohydrates are rated on this index with regards to the level of insulin reaction they produce. Foods that have a high glycemic index rating will cause your p...

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