Turnip good for Diabetes?

July 12, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Turnip or singkamas are root vegetables usually grown in temperate climates. In the Philippines, it is usually eaten raw or added in fresh lumpia. Turnip is one of the underappreciated and often overlooked vegetables.

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Macular Edema and Diabetes

July 6, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Macular edema or the retinal thickening of the center of the macula due to leakage of plasma constituents into the surrounding retina is a complication of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic patients suffering from diabetic retinopathy can have new blood vessels that grow on the surface of the retina which can swell and leak fluid. In layman’s term, these blood vessels can bleed into the eye and block vision. Once fluids or blood leaks into the center of the macula, the macula swells thus blurring one’s vision. Macular edema is characterized by blurred vision and occurs when the macula swells from leaking fluid from abnormal blood vessels in the retina surface.

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Skim Milk: A Healthy Alternative Drink for Diabetics

May 31, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

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.

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Dasheen and Diabetes

May 31, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

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”.

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How to Quickly Lower Blood Pressure

May 31, 2015 Category :Health Watch 0

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.

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Hibiscus Tea Health Benefits

May 31, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

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.

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Pechay Health Benefits

April 24, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

Pechay, also known as bok choy or Chinese cabbage is a green, crunchy and leafy vegetable. This is usually added to a lot of Asian cuisine. The outer leaves of pechay, which are usually sturdy and fibrous, are usually added to soups and stews, while the inner leaves, which are tender can be eaten raw. The famous Korean dish, kimchi, is primarily made of pechay. Pechay is actually recommended to be eaten raw, for when it is heated and cooked, a lot of its nutritional values are lost.

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Healthy Meals for Diabetics

April 12, 2015 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

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.

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Coffee Health Benefits

April 12, 2015 Category :Healthy News 0

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.

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Tikoy Bad for Diabetics?

April 12, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

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.

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