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Guide for Counting Carbohydrates

April 30, 2018 Category :Healthy News| Healthy Recipes 0

How would you like your favorite entree if it is served without that perfectly boiled rice or a well-blended mashed potato? Anywhere in the world, whatever form they are in, there is an almost universal preference for carbohydrate-rich foods. A day would not seem complete without eating a serving, especially for Filipinos. » Continue Reading

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Aspartame increases carbohydrate cravings?

December 4, 2017 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

I am a big diet soda drinker because I figured out that it is better than drinking the real sugar-loaded sodas that are available on the supermarkets. However, I heard from my US-based friend who was here for the holidays that aspartame can actually increase carbohydrate cravings. How true is this? » Continue Reading

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Turnip good for Diabetes?

July 12, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Turnip or singkamas are root vegetables usually grown in temperate climates. In the Philippines, it is usually eaten raw or added in fresh lumpia. Turnip is one of the underappreciated and often overlooked vegetables.

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Skim Milk: A Healthy Alternative Drink for Diabetics

May 31, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

As a diabetic, it is imperative to avoid drinks that are rich in sugar. With this notion, the most recommended drinks are those that are obviously low in calorie and low in sugar. Some of these recommended drinks are unsweetened tea, coffee, diet soda and of course, water. Some may appeal to individuals who are tea and coffee aficionados, but if you are not one with a refined taste you may find these drinks surprisingly bland and awful. If so, then another alternative from these drinks is skim milk.

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Butter good for diabetics?

March 15, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Butter, a pale yellow edible fatty substance made by churning cream and used as a spread or in cooking, is not good for diabetes because managing diabetes entails watching carbohydrates particularly the total fat and type of fat that a diabetic patient eats. Thus it is important for diabetic patients to eat less saturated and trans fat which are unhealthy fats.

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Lipid Profile and Diabetes

March 15, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

There exists a correlation between lipid peroxidation with the complication of diabetes mellitus. Good metabolic control of hyperglycemia will prevent in alteration in peroxidation and the lipid metabolism. In lay man’s term, this means that diabetes tends to lower “good” cholesterol levels and raise triglyceride and “bad” cholesterol levels, which results to diabetic dyslipidemia, which can increase a patient at risk for premature coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis or the clogging of the arteries.

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Mushrooms Good for Diabetes?

February 28, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Mushrooms are a type of fungi that can be eaten although some mushrooms can be poisonous and deadly to humans. Mushrooms are considered good for diabetics primarily because they contain little or no sugar as well as their nutritional value. Mushrooms have low glycemic index which means that they are not easily digested and absorbed into the blood. They also will not raise blood sugar levels because they contain very low carbohydrates.

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Health Benefits of Guyabano

January 15, 2015 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Guyabano or soursop a is a native edible fruit in the Philippines which is popular for its unique enjoyable flavor which has the sweetness of strawberry and sourness of a pineapple. Aside from enjoying the food however, Guyabano is a healthy fruit because it is rich with different vitamins and minerals. For one, it is rich in vitamin C and B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin and niacin. It also has Iron, Phosphorus, Calcium, Carbohydrates and Fiber.

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Poha Nutritional Benefits

August 30, 2014 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Flattened rice or poha, is a simply rice which is beaten or pounded into flat light dry flakes. Because it is basically rice, poha is a primary source of carbohydrates, our major source of energy, which makes it an ideal breakfast meal.

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Teaching Kids about Diabetes

August 9, 2014 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Educating patients and their relatives about diabetes is critical for the effective management of the disease. However, children typically don’t respond to the same tactics used to persuade adults to make necessary dietary modifications. As such, it is important for nutrition professionals to adopt creative strategies to help teach young clients about diabetes. Here are some techniques that can help.

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