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Top Root Crops for Diabetics

Root Crops serve as an ideal substitute for rice for Filipino diabetics because it is a safe source of carbohydrates compared to rice which can spike blood sugar vessels. Sweet potato, cassava, taro and yam locally known as kamote, kamoteng kahoy, gabi, and ube, are some of the starchy root crops found to have low […]

Root Crops and Diabetes

Root Crops posts as an ideal substitute for rice especially for people with diabetes. Rice, which is the staple food of Filipinos has been considered risky for people with diabetes because it can increase blood sugar levels. This is especially true because diabetic patients usually suffer from an abnormally voracious appetite for rice. Rice is […]

The Glycemic Index

Carbohydrates present in bread and other bakery products, rice, root crops, cereals, fruits and vegetables contributes to 70 percent of the total dietary intake among Filipinos (2003 FNRI-DOST National Nutrition Survey). Carbohydrate foods may be classified as “available” or “unavailable”. Available carbohydrates are the easily digested food, e.g.white bread and rice, while the unavailable carbohydrates […]

Camote and Diabetes

Camote or sweet potato is a root crop that is commonly used as a rice substitute in provinces commonly hit by typhoons and where planting rice is not so conducive. As a rice substitute, Camote is rich in carbohydrates, which is our principal source for energy. The leaves of Camote (i.e. camote tops) on the […]

Eat Your Way to a Thinner Body

In dieting, more is really less. This simply means eating more of certain kinds of foods, which can help burn fat faster. Sound too good to be true? Read on to find out. Want to burn fat? Here’s a different advice – try eating more. While this statement may seem fallacious (and wonderful, for food-lovers […]

Fruit Eating Guide for Diabetics

Are there really bad fruits or fruits that should be avoided if one is diabetic? The truth is, all fruits may be allowed in a diabetic diet. What is more important to consider, however, is the total amount of carbohydrate intake per serving size of the fruit. Some fruits contain more carbohydrates in a gram […]

Top 10 Foods For Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic and fast growing disease. There is no cure but it can be properly and successfully managed and controlled. Diet and lifestyle are very important factors to consider. It is useful to know how your body handles nutrients in the food you eat and how it affects your health. In other […]