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Top Root Crops for Diabetics

August 15, 2014 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Root Crops serve as an ideal substitute for rice for Filipino diabetics because it is a safe source of carbohydrates compared to rice which can spike blood sugar vessels. Sweet potato, cassava, taro and yam locally known as kamote, kamoteng kahoy, gabi, and ube, are some of the starchy root crops found to have low glycemic index (GI).

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Mediterranean Diet for Diabetes Patients

July 13, 2014 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Data reviewed from over 20 sources compare the effects of seven popular diets among adults with type 2 diabetes. Findings indicate that Mediterranean diets, low-carb diets, high protein diets, and low glycemic index diets – which rank foods by how quickly their carbs turn into glucose – all lowered the participants’ blood sugar.

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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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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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Santol Good for Diabetics

September 25, 2013 Category :Healthy News 0

Santol fruit is round yellow fruit with a white juicy sweet sour soft sub acid tissue. When the fruit is not ripe, the flesh is even sourer.

The sourness of the fruit is not what makes santol good for diabetics. Instead, the santol is good for diabetics because it is fiber rich and has a low glycemic index. Fruits with low glycemic index are fibrous and the fiber slows down its digestion which in turn regulates or prevents blood sugar levels to increase. The fiber curtails the absorption of sugar into the blood. Thus, the santol is fruit good for diabetics primarily because of its low glycemic index. Incidentally, the fruit is also great for people attempting to lose weight.

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Dasheen Good for Diabetics

September 17, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Dasheen (Colocassia esculenta) or Taro is an edible starchy tuberous root from the Callaloo Plant. The leaves of the plant are also used as vegetable. Callaloo Plant also called Taro plant is tropical plant that has been famous for its nutritious contents and other health benefits. Dasheen or taro root can be cooked with lentils, baking, and dessert recipes such as Taro chips or vegetable chips for its mild, nutty flavor.

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Milk for Diabetics in Philippines

May 7, 2013 Category :General Wellness 0

A diabetic can generally drink at least two three servings of milk but it needs to be low fat. Milk is generally consider a healthy source of calcium and protein which is needed by diabetics. However, it must be stressed that the milk should be low fat because Cow’s milk and other dairy products or food derivatives of milk such as cheese and yogurt has a huge amount of lactose. Lactose is the milk sugar, which provides milk its sweet taste and comprises about 40% of a cow’s milk calories.

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Ponkan Health Benefits for Diabetics

November 10, 2012 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy News 0

Diet is vital in managing the health of a diabetic patient. The recommended diet would often refer to a low-fat, high-fiber diet which essentially involved fresh fruits and vegetables. Based on this general diet recommendation, the eating of Ponkan is definitely advised to diabetic patients.

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Root Crops and Diabetes

October 31, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Root Crops posts as an ideal substitute for rice especially for people with diabetes. Rice, which is the staple food of Filipinos has been considered risky for people with diabetes because it can increase blood sugar levels. This is especially true because diabetic patients usually suffer from an abnormally voracious appetite for rice. Rice is the main source of carbohydrates and energy of many Filipinos but for the diabetic, this may be risky.

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Camote and Diabetes

October 14, 2012 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Camote or sweet potato is a root crop that is commonly used as a rice substitute in provinces commonly hit by typhoons and where planting rice is not so conducive. As a rice substitute, Camote is rich in carbohydrates, which is our principal source for energy. The leaves of Camote (i.e. camote tops) on the other hand, is also consumed as a leafy vegetable like Kangkong.

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