Quinoa, pronounced ‘keen-wa’ is a great wheat-free alternative to starchy grains. It has twice the protein content of rice or barley and is a very good source of calcium, magnesium and manganese. It also possesses good levels of several B vitamins, vitamin E and dietary fiber.
Quinoa was known to the Incas as “the mother of all grains” and was first cultivated over 5,000 years ago. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has officially declared that the year 2013 be recognized as “The International Year of the Quinoa. Continue Reading
Millions of people are suffering from diabetes in the world. Everyday someone goes to clinic and find out that they have diabetes. According to many doctors, some people having diabetes are unaware that they are suffering from it. Diabetes symptoms can start appearing from an early stage due to higher-than-normal levels of glucose in blood. High blood glucose and low blood glucose are both extremely dangerous. Continue Reading
Diabetes describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Continue Reading
Food habits play an important role in controlling the blood sugar levels. A simple change in our life style can very well control or prevent diabetes. Here is a list of food items which can help in controlling diabetes.
Brown Rice: Studies have suggested that replacing all white rice with brown rice reduces diabetes risk by 16%.
We all have heard that brown rice is better than white rice. But what makes brown rice more special than white rice? Let’s find out!
White rice is created by removing the bran and germ portions of brown rice. As a result of the refining process there is a significant loss of fiber, vitamins, magnesium and other minerals, lignans, phytoestrogens, and phytic acid, many of which may be protective factors for diabetes risk. Brown rice has more fiber contents than white rice. Continue Reading
In order to take better care of our health, many of us have switched to healthy alternatives of the food items which we use to have earlier. For example, we started switching to low fat milk or yogurt, sugar free sweets, diet soft drinks, whole meal breads, brown rice, brown sugar etc. But the healthy alternatives we moved, are they all truly beneficial? This may or may not be true.
Let’s talk about brown sugar. It has been advertised that brown sugar is healthier than the normal white sugar. Is it really true? Continue Reading
Diabetes is an emerging global epidemic that can be traced back to rapid increases in overweight, obesity and physical inactivity. According to WHO, Type 2 diabetes is much more common than type 1 diabetes, and accounts for around 90% of all diabetes worldwide. Reports of type 2 diabetes in children – previously rare – have increased worldwide. In some countries, it accounts for almost half of newly diagnosed cases in Continue Reading
In order to decrease the consumption of foods that may cause obesity, fat tax or surcharge is placed upon fattening food, beverages or on overweight individuals. In various studies it is found out that as the price of a food decreases, obesity increases. Ironically in the world today, the unhealthy food is way cheaper than the healthy one. In the United States of America, three states have exceeded 35% and 22 states have obesity rates above 30%, according to 2015 data. Continue Reading
Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels that result from defects in insulin secretion, or its action, or both. Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes (as it will be in this article) was first identified as a disease associated with “sweet urine,” and excessive muscle loss in the ancient world. Elevated levels of blood glucose (hyperglycemia) lead to spillage of glucose into the urine, hence the term sweet urine.
Normally, blood glucose levels are tightly controlled by insulin, Continue Reading