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Babies and Diabetes

Birthweight reflects maternal and fetal well-being during pregnancy and many of the adult-onset illnesses can be traced back to metabolic disturbances early in life. The relationship between birthweight and the risk for diabetes in adult life can be described as a U-shaped curve. Related terms:insulin in babies and fat womb

Aspartame increases carbohydrate cravings?

I am a big diet soda drinker because I figured out that it is better than drinking the real sugar-loaded sodas that are available on the supermarkets. However, I heard from my US-based friend who was here for the holidays that aspartame can actually increase carbohydrate cravings. How true is this? Related terms:aspartame carbohydrate cravingsaspartame […]

How to Reduce Fat Intake

Not all fats are bad. There are three basic classifications of fats: monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated. Among these, what you should be most concerned about are the saturated fats. Excessive intake of saturated fats may clog our arteries and raise our blood cholesterol levels, thus increasing the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart […]

Eating for a Healthy Heart

The heart amazingly pumps 5,000 to 6,000 quarts of blood 1,000 times into our vital organs each day. No wonder, it gets worn out by fatigue, diet and other environmental factors. Ever wonder how you can have a healthy heart? Your food choices tremendously affect its performance. And you will be surprised how easy they […]

Food Label Empowers Health-Conscious Consumers

At the front, back and side panels of food packages bearing the food labels, nutrition information is generally in three main areas:

Exercising in the Summer Heat

Summer is a great time to get active with outdoor activities like hiking, jet skiing, wind surfing, cycling, and swimming. There’s something refreshing and invigorating about working out with the wind in your face and the sun on your back. But exercising in the heat can have hidden dangers, especially for diabetics who are more […]

Popiah Health Benefits

Nowadays, many people are planning to obtain a balanced diet. These people plan to prioritize fruits and vegetables compared to other fast food meals. They do this in order to attain the weight they desire. Some decide to eat balanced diet because they want to have better digestion. Most people desire to obtain the body […]

Callaloo and Diabetes

Every Filipino should be familiar with laing, that leafy, creamy, spicy delicacy from Bicol Region that burns the delighted palates of every discerning foodie. But did you know that laing may have a hand in helping prevent diabetes? That’s because of one of its ingredients – the taro or gabi leaf, also known as callaloo. […]

Fiber Diet and Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases manifested by prolonged increased glucose (blood sugar) in the blood either caused by decreased insulin production or the bloods resistance to insulin. Common symptoms of high blood sugar are frequent urination, increased hunger and increased thirst.

How to Stop Obesity on Children

Obesity has become a problem of people nowadays. It has been very rampant to the point that most of the children that I have met are already suffering obesity. Obesity has never become a good joke. In fact, people who have this seem to feel deprived about them. Aside from that, they feel inferior and […]