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Seafood for Diabetes

Seafood is a great addition to your meal plan. Apart from being so delicious, seafood also has a lot of health benefits that surely both those who are trying to keep fit and healthy and those who have certain conditions can value. Like for those who have diabetes, fish is a great lean protein source, […]

Diet Plan for Diabetics

The diet plan for diabetic patients is integral in diabetes management. In a diabetic meal plan, what is important is that the meals will result to the consumption of around 1,600 calories and 220 grams of carbohydrates for the whole day. This is the threshold that a diabetic patient must always keep in mind in […]

Health Benefits of Lemonsito

Lemonsito, Cotrofortunella mitis or more popularly known as calamansi is a citrus fruit that is grown in the Philippines in practically any type of soil and climate. The plant is shrub that usually starts to bear fruit after two years. Related terms:lemonsitolemonsito juicebenefits of lemonsitolemonsito benefitslemonsito health benefitslemonsito dietbenefits of lemonsito juicehealth benefits of calamansihealth […]

No Omega-3 Benefit in Type 2 Diabetes

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements, commonly derived from fish and plant oils, show no beneficial cardiovascular effect in persons with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. In previous studies, omega-3 fatty acids have been noted as a risk-lowering supplement for heart attacks, strokes, and a list of other heart problems. This study however, showed […]

13 Memory Boosters

Whether you’re a student or a near-retiring healthcare professional, a good memory equips you with an important tool to continue with your continuing medical education, and many other undertakings in life. Here are 13 simple but effective pointers to keep our memory in good shape. Related terms:acronym of pandesalwe have all experienced the frustration of […]

Philippine Diabetes Statistics

The incidence of diabetes is growing around the world. It is in the top ten leading causes of deaths. Filipinos are not an exemption to this incidence as more and more Filipinos are affected by the disease. In fact, the last 2008 survey was alarming enough to conclude that one out of every five Filipinos […]

Debunking Diet Fads

It has been yet another year where we witnessed the spawn of professional dieters. I the US alone, an estimated 80 million people experiment on diets every year. That number is absurd. But come on, give them a break. After enduring the countless proportion-slashing, meal-avoiding, and meal-fasting habit, these guys deserve all the respect and […]

Tilapia good for diabetics?

The answer whether tilapia is good or bad for diabetes is yes and no. Tilapia is a fresh water fish that is a popular menu in the Philippines especially over the grill during picnics and swimming trips. Tilapia is good because it has no carbohydrates, which means it will not a direct impact on a […]

Diabetes: What You need to Know

Former Senator Juan Flavier and singer Gary Valenciano are just two of the four million Filipinos affected with diabetes. Fortunately, both know they have the disease. Unfortunately, more than three million people do not know they are diabetics. Out of the one mil-lion who know they are suffering from the disease, only 200,000 are undergoing […]

Tilapia Worse than Bacon?

Question: Is it true that Tilapia is worse than Bacon? When I received this question, the first thing that came to mind was maybe there are some harmful chemicals in the fish feed or pesticides in the water that make tilapia even worse than bacon (an item ranked way down on the ‘healthy food’ list). […]