As a diabetic, it is imperative to avoid drinks that are rich in sugar. With this notion, the most recommended drinks are those that are obviously low in calorie and low in sugar. Some of these recommended drinks are unsweetened tea, coffee, diet soda and of course, water. Some may appeal to individuals who are tea and coffee aficionados, but if you are not one with a refined taste you may find these drinks surprisingly bland and awful. If so, then another alternative from these drinks is skim milk.
Dasheen is a variety of taro which is used as vegetables for its several parts such as its corms (underground stems), leaves and leaf-stems. It is a perennial, tropical plant but is widely adaptable to a variety of climates such as in the arid regions of Africa. This type of taro is believed to have originated from South India and in Southeast Asia. Aside from its origin places, it is also very popular in other places of the world such as in Africa, the Carribean and in the Pacific. In the Philippines, it is locally called “gabi”.
High blood pressure is quite a dangerous physiological event which could cause stroke or other chronic health diseases. This is usually characterized by the increase of blood pressure to a threshold of 140/90. Due to it being life threatening, it is imperative for an individual to decrease it to a benign or better yet, negligible level.
Hibiscus is a plant genus (a group of plants) which include both annual and perennial herbaceous plants. These group of plants are very popular due to its colorful and beautiful flowers. This plant can be found in the different places of the world and can also be found in the Philippines. This plant is locally called in the Philippines as “Gumamela“. Aside from its aesthetic use, the plant, especially its flower, is also attributed to have health benefits.
Eating healthy meals is at the core of diabetes management because it is basically the food that a person eats which spikes up blood sugar levels. Healthy meals therefore are important to reduce risk for diabetic complications. There is no specific food that is perfect for a diabetic patient. What is important is that food that is selected for meals have balance diet. Having diabetes is not a weakness. Instead, it is an opportunity for people to live a healthy lifestyle which among others starts with making healthy food choices.
Coffee is very common beverage that is often drunk to get a person going in the morning. In some cases, especially for night shift employees like call center agents, coffee is used to keep oneself up and awake. This is precisely because coffee can increase energy levels as it contains a stimulant called caffeine. The caffeine that travels in the brain blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine and increase neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine that improve cognitive function including memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, and reaction times. Needless to say, Coffee also helps protect brain as it increases its power to resist development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Nian gao or Tikoy, the traditional sweet cake often served during the Chinese New is primarily made from glutinous rice, which is pounded or ground into a paste, moulded and steamed. Tikoy can be served as is or fried with scrambled egg.
Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens that impairs a person’s vision. It can be caused by aging, a result of infection, inborn, caused by diseases such as diabetes, or exposure to toxic substances or injury to the eye. Eye cataracts can be corrected through surgery in which the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). Following are ways to prevent acquisition of eye cataract.
Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by abnormally high or low levels of sugar or glucose in the blood primarily due to absence or insufficient insulin produced by the pancreas to regulate blood glucose. The term diabetes mellitus was derived from an ancient Greek word diabainein which literarily means “siphon”. The term mellitus was added by Thomas Willis in 1675, to refer to the sweet urine of the patients as mel in latin means honey.
A spring vegetable of fleshy green spears popularly made into soup, asparagus has been considered a delicacy and renowned aphrodisiac during ancient times. With the advancement of science however, beliefs of health benefits of this nature wonder has been proven to be named as one of the world’s healthiest fantastic.