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The Fat Deal on Trans Fat

February 17, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Are you aware of the kind of fat you are eating? One of the leading causes of type 2 diabetes is excess body fat or obesity resulting from an imbalance between energy intake and physical activity. Fat is one of the three major nutrients in food that supply energy, the others are carbohydrate and protein. Fat is the main form in which the body stores energy. Fats and oils are made mostly of fatty acids. The chemical and physical properties of fat are determined by the relative amounts of fatty acids it contains. There are four major kinds of fats/fatty acids in the foods that we eat. » Continue Reading

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Omega 3 Helps Reduce Type 1 Diabetes

February 7, 2019 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids — usually found in fish — may reduce the risk of getting type 1 diabetes, especially in children who are genetically at risk of getting the disease.

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Best of Righteous Recipes

January 3, 2019 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

We have created some healthy, yet surprisingly sumptuous dishes for people with diabetes to enjoy.  We have chosen the top recipes in terms of taste and nutritional value.  In the Best Appetizer category, we picked native ensalada, which is low in calorie and high in fiber, simply great for the weight-conscious.  Our Best Snack, is a pizza makeover made with veggies and olive oil.  For Best Entree, we chose a salmon dish rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.  And for Best Dessert, we picked a healthy Pinoy version of fruit salad using yogurt instead of sugar-packed and cholesterol-laden condensed milk.

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Tahong Nutrition Facts

August 9, 2013 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Tahong or mussel is the customary term to refer to bivalvia mollusca, which is common and widely available seafood for Filipinos. Because of its versatility, tahong is used many different dishes and cuisines. It is commonly served roasted during picnics or boiled. It is also added as ingredient in sea food versions of many menus.

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No Omega-3 Benefit in Type 2 Diabetes

February 7, 2013 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements, commonly derived from fish and plant oils, show no beneficial cardiovascular effect in persons with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. In previous studies, omega-3 fatty acids have been noted as a risk-lowering supplement for heart attacks, strokes, and a list of other heart problems. This study however, showed no evidence to suggest the same effect could be seen in type 2 diabetes patients.

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Best Weight-Loss Diet?

April 22, 2012 Category :Health Watch 0

Question: What is the best weight-loss diet in the world?

Answer: There are numerous diets available for the picking. The choice is yours. Before you end up confused by all the literature on losing weight, stop for a moment.

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More Fish, Greater Diabetes Risk?

January 9, 2012 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Contrary to published findings that having fish for dinner a couple of times a week may cut your risk of heart-related ailments, a recent study hinted that the same good result may not be seen in diabetes patients.

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Herbal and Dietary Supplements for Diabetes

September 14, 2011 Category :Healthy Advocacy 2

The worldwide prevalence of diabetes mellitus has been increasing in recent years and the Philippines is no exception. While there has been an increase of available medications, these are beyond the means of many Filipinos.

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More Fish, Greater Diabetes Risk?

August 20, 2011 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Contrary to published findings that having fish for dinner a couple of times a week may cut your risk of heart-related ailments, a recent study hinted that the same good result may not be seen in diabetes patients.

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