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Monggo Good for Diabetes?

October 5, 2020 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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Philippine Fruits for Diabetics

March 14, 2020 Category :Health Watch| Healthy Recipes 0

Practically all fruits may be permitted in a diabetic diet. What a caregiver or nurse must take in consideration is the amount of carbohydrates in the service size of the fruit because different fruits contain different carbohydrates.

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The Truth about Honey

December 13, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Diabetics need not worry which kind of honey is most suitable for their condition. According to a recent study, there’s no difference between buckwheat honey and cotton honey, or clover honey and tupelo honey in terms of glycemic index (a measure of how much and how fast a food raises blood sugar levels).

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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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