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Poha Nutritional Benefits

January 6, 2021 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

December 28, 2020 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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Lanzones and Diabetes

December 7, 2020 Category :Healthy News 0

Lanzones of which the Philippines is blessed with one of the sweetest species is considered a healthy fruit snack for diabetics. This fruit contains a variety of nutrients that can benefit your health. It contains protein, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, ascorbic acid and phytin. Lanzones is also rich in riboflavin and thiamine, vitamin B-2 and B-1 for body growth and red blood cell production. Thiamine is used for breaking down sugars and for treating several nerve conditions. The vitamin A contents of Lanzones called retinol or carotenoids is important for healthy skin, teeth, soft and skeletal tissue and mucous membranes. It is also a powerful antioxidant.

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Tortillas Good for Diabetics?

November 24, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Tortillas are Mexican food dishes which has become a staple food in some homes. They can be eaten on their own or be used as wrapper for food. Tortillas can either be made of corn or flour. When it comes to Tortillas for diabetics, what matters is carbohydrates that it contains because the carbs would eventually break down into sugar. A typical tortilla has approximately 25 to 30 carbs depending on size. For diabetics, corn tortillas are safer because it contains less carbs. They are low in fat but are high in fiber and other nutrients such as calcium, potassium, iron, and B vitamins. They are also free of Gluten, a protein composite found normally found in wheat and oats to which many people are intolerant or allergic. However, corn tortillas that are purchased from groceries must have a lot of preservatives.

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Rice Substitutes for Diabetics

November 8, 2020 Category :Health Watch 0

For diabetics, rice should be limited because it is a source of carbohydrates which is broken down into sugar that can spike up one’s sugar level. The limitation to eat rice is required precisely because of the need to trim down saturated fats. Diabetic patients therefore can actually eat rice but should be limited in serving size.

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Oatmeal Cookies

January 24, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Oats are a natural source of fiber. So, too, are bananas and raisins. Enjoy all three in this tempting combination that is good for your cholesterol and your sugar levels as well. The natural sugars from the bananas give these cookies a natural sweetness that is hard to ignore.

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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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