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Making Breastfeeding Work for Diabetic Moms

March 5, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

“Breast milk is still best for your baby.” We’ve heard and seen it in various campaign ads, yet it can’t be overstated enough – especially if you happen to be a mother with a precious baby to take care of. Breastfeeding is now generally established as most beneficial for the health of both the child and the lactating mother. Its advantages over bottle feeding are incomparable. » Continue Reading

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Lanzones and Diabetes

July 5, 2014 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?

April 11, 2014 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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Vegan Diet for Diabetics

March 22, 2014 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

A vegan diet does not treat diabetes but it will definitely help in managing the disease and prevent its complications from occurring. A key to managing diabetes is proper diet and the vegan diet is ideal to help diabetics in controlling weight, avoid diabetes-associated complications and even help make the body to become more responsive to insulin.

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Philippine Fruits Good for Diabetics

January 12, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Fruits are generally considered healthy because they are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients and fiber, which are necessary for the proper management of anyone’s health. While practically all fruits are good for diabetics as long as they are eaten in moderation, there are great fruits that better recommended for diabetics primarily for their low glycemic index which pertains to the effect of their carbohydrates on blood sugar levels. It must be noted that it is the low glycemic index of a fruit and not its taste which makes it ideal for people with diabetes. Following are the fruits in the Philippines that are good for diabetes.
Strawberry – is a great fruit for diabetes because they are naturally sweet which can satisfy the sweet craving of a diabetic but are low in glycemic index.

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