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Heart-Healthy Diet

Knowledge of what to eat is good practice for a healthy heart. However, practicing the knowledge of what to eat is tough, especially when it involves changing your eating habits. Cardiovascular diseases are a group of chronic diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels (especially the arteries), and can be acquired from our eating […]

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 […]

How Bad is The Bad Cholesterol

The numbers project a not-so-good picture. People with diabetes are at 3-4 times higher risk of suffering cardiac death and stroke compared to non-diabetics. Their risk of developing morbidity and mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) is the same as that of a patient with a history of heart attack or established coronary condition. Related […]

Good Fat vs Bad Fat

Whenever we hear the word fat, these immediately come to mind: bilbil, huge/ big/plus-size people, pork, chicharon, coronary heart disease, etc. Basically, most, if not all, descriptions are negative connotations of the word fat. Unless that word is followed by wallet or luck, then that’s the only time people would want to get fat. Related […]

Eating Out with Diabetes over Holidays

T’is the season to be jolly”…despite diabetes. Holidays bring family and friends together, and food is always one of the centers of the celebration. Enjoying holiday food is for everybody, including persons with diabetes. First things first, remember these principles: Related terms:diabetic diet and tennis ballseating out over the holidaysholidays and insulin