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Understanding the Diabetic Diet

You’ve heard it all before. Eat more veggies. Eat more fiber. Eat more fish. Put down the saltshaker. Limit the fat. Be active. Don’tmoke. And don’t drink too much alcohol. What’s the deal? If you follow these advice, will it really make a difference in how well and how long you live? In a word, […]

Ten Worst Foods for People with Diabetes

Every day we make decisions. One of the basic things we have to decide on is to figure out what to eat. Almost every week you go to the store and do your groceries. As if doing simple grocery shopping isn’t stressful enough, add to it having diabetes. This makes things a lot trickier because […]

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 […]

Bad Effects of Chicharon

Chicharon in the Philippines is a snack made by frying dried pork rinds, pork scratching and fat of a pork or pig. It was the Spaniards who presented this snack to the Philippines, and therefore the word chicharon happens to be Spanish. Related terms:why eating too much chicharon considered bad for the heartwhy is eating […]

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 […]

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 […]

High Fiber Filipino Foods

Practically many people are familiar that a healthy diet meal would often involved high fiber foods. This is essentially because fiber is good for digestion. Foods high in fiber are low in fats and calories which if not burned up by the body causes weight gain and obesity. Fibrous foods moreover, takes time for our […]

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 […]

Pills for the Fats

Obesity is now a growing concern, for the young and old alike. It is the harbinger of other diseases like diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart attack and peripheral vascular diseases. Genetic factors play an important role but cultural, socioeconomic, behavioral and situational factors play a greater role in carving the modern Venus of Willendorf (she was […]

Will I get diabetes if I drink soft drinks every day?

Question: Will I get diabetes if I drink soft drinks every day? Answer: Diabetes is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The most prevalent form of diabetes, type 2 diabetes, can be inherited and triggered by unhealthy lifestyle habits. Physical inactivity, obesity, plus a high-fat, calorie dense, and nutritionally poor diet are […]