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Healthy Merienda for Diabetics

Food intake is a critical strategy in managing diabetes and eating small snacks frequently in between meals is one way to curb ones appetite and avoid eating heavy dinner especially during lunch and supper. For diabetics, it is important to avoid sugary foods for snacks or merienda. Thus, in eating snacks, it is important to […]

An Ode to Oats

As kids, it never stood a chance – compared to the bright, colorful cereal boxes adorned with smiling, friendly cartoon characters, the grey, slimy mush infamously known as “oatmeal-it’s-good-for-you” is almost always met with a “Yuck!” or “Ew!” from the younger eaters at the breakfast table. Related terms:benefits of oat bran for diabetesoat bran blood […]

Ampalaya as Antidiabetic Agent

Known as bittermelon or bittergourd in English, with a scientific name of Momordica charantia, ampalaya is the most popular bitter vegetable in the Philippines. In fact, when learning the different taste palettes, in as much as sugar had been used as the standard example for sweet in the academe, ampalaya is the standard example for […]

Milk for Diabetics in Philippines

A diabetic can generally drink at least two three servings of milk but it needs to be low fat. Milk is generally consider a healthy source of calcium and protein which is needed by diabetics. However, it must be stressed that the milk should be low fat because Cow’s milk and other dairy products or […]

Benefits of Paco Leaves

Paco or Pako is one of the fern vegetables that Filipinos love to eat. This vegetable which has a scientific name of Athyrium esculentum, is usually eaten as salad or as a side dish to a main viand. Aside from its distinctive taste, paco is very well known to be healthy among Filipinos. However, people […]

Pocari Sweat Safe for Pregnancy?

Pocari Sweat is a sports or energy drink from Japan since 1980 and is manufactured by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. This drink markets itself as an “ion supply drink” which contains electrolyte minerals such as Magnesium carbonate, Sodium chloride and sodium citrate, Potassium chloride and Calcium lactate, which essentially accounts for its unique aftertaste and […]

Squid Good for Diabetes?

A squid is an 8-armed mob that looks like an octopus but with an elongated head, and is a popular sea food delicacy across the world. When talking about sea food, the squid is one of the things that immediately comes to mind. Related terms:can diabetics eat squidsquid diabetessquid and diabetessquid for diabeticcalamari diabetesis squid […]

Top 10 Brain Foods

We all know that when we eat food, it nourishes the body and it gives us energy that we need. But aside from that, food can work in many ways; it can even affect brain activity. You may often hear that chocolates and nuts are the most common sources for enhancing brain activity. Related terms:4 […]

Mind Over Diabetes

Notwithstanding all the artillery man has created for survival through the course of the ages, nothing could be more powerful than what he has been internally blessed with from the beginning—the mind. Related terms:mind over diabetesmind over diabetes foundation

Top 10 Worst Foods for Diabetics

The key to living a normal life while having diabetes is living a healthy lifestyle. And part of having a healthy lifestyle is managing one’s diet. While eating food in moderation is the principal way to manage food intake, there are also certain types of food that diabetics must avoid as much as possible. Here […]