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Fruit Eating Guide for Diabetics

June 25, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

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 per gram comparison.

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The Glycemic Index

June 23, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

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 are the slowly digested food, e.g. high fiber foods like kamote and mongo. » Continue Reading

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Hi GI Carbs Contribute to Blindness

June 6, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Carbohydrates in certain diets are found to up the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness among the elderly, according to a published report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Blue Tortillas Good for Diabetics

June 5, 2018 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Great news for tortilla-loving diabetics and dieters! A study done in Mexico has shown that tortillas made out of blue corn have lower glycemic index and lesser starch compared to the white ones.

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Rice cause of diabetes?

January 21, 2018 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Question: Does rice cause diabetes? Is it true that diabetics should not eat rice? » Continue Reading

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Pakwan good for Diabetics?

March 29, 2015 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Pakwan or watermelons are not only safe but good for diabetics. It is recommended to be part of their healthy, balanced diet. This is primarily because they have few carbohydrates and sugar, are low in calories and full of nutrients. A 1 1/4-cup serving of watermelon approximately contains 15 grams of carbohydrates.

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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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Bayabas Good for Diabetes?

July 5, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Bayabas or guava is good for diabetes and for all people in general. It is good for diabetic people in particular because its consumption reduces the absorption of sugar in the blood which apparently help in regulating or directly reducing blood sugar level. While no studies have yet validated its ability to reduce the absorption of sugar, the bayabas fruit has been traditionally been used in China as a treatment for diabetes. However, some studies also contend that eating guavas with the skin, can actually raise blood sugar levels. Hence, it would be advisable that guavas be eaten by diabetics by removing or peeling the skin.

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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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Monggo Good for Diabetes?

November 7, 2013 Category :Healthy News 0

Also known as Mung bean or green bean, monggo is common and popular vegetable in the Philippines, which can be eaten as beans or sprouts (also called toge). The monggo can be cooked as a viand or a dish menu or can be included to make a dessert.

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