For people with diabetes, following a healthy diet is one of key parts. Since peanuts are rich in nutrients, many patients may wonder if this snack is beneficial to them. In fact, peanuts have general health benefits for all, including diabetics. At the very least, eating them in moderation won’t make diabetes control worse. Continue reading Is Peanut Good For Diabetes?
Simply put, pomegranate (Punica granatum Linn), is good for diabetes patient. Logically diabetics should stay away from most fruits or only eat fruit in small portions. However, pomegranates are an exception because studies have shown that their fruits, seeds, seed extract, and flowers may help control blood sugar levels in type-2 diabetics. Besides of lowering glucose levels, the potential benefits of pomegranate for diabetes also include preventing atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, the leading cause of heart attacks, stroke and peripheral artery disease. Continue reading Can Diabetic Patient Eat Pomegranate?
Lycopene is a carotene found in tomato and its derivatives. It is believed to have antioxidant benefits and possible beneficial effects for diabetes patients. So, is lycopene really good for diabetes? Some studies have found that carotenoids reduce oxidative stress, which plays a key role in the development and progression of diabetes mellitus. Besides, some studies indicate that it may help diabetics to prevent neuropathic disorders and cardiovascular disease. Continue reading Lycopene Benefits for Diabetes
For most people, it is a good habit to drink tea often since it brings a number of health benefits, which include helping prevent and manage type 2 diabetes, a rat study shows. However, this effect varies from tea to tea. And studies have shown that green tea works best for diabetes prevention. What’s more, it helps diabetic patients control blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of complications too. Continue reading Is Green Tea Good for Diabetic Patients?
Can diabetics eat jujube fruit? Probably many people with diabetes want to know the answer of this question. The reason for that is twofold. On the one hand, this is a nutrition-packed fruit that is good for a patient’s recovery. On the other hand, this is such a popular fruit that the patients actually get a chance to eat it. So the right answer means a lot to them as it may affect the recovery or, worse still, aggravate state of illness. Because that is one of the possibilities, we need to find out the link between eating red dates and diabetes. Continue reading Is Jujube Good for Diabetics?
Common sense tells us that regular sugar can cause spikes in your blood glucose. No doubt this is bad for managing diabetes. In this case, its substitutes mean a lot if you have diabetes. When it comes to an acceptable alternative to sugar, you can choose between the artificial and natural sweeteners. In comparison, the latter one is preferred. But it is worth mentioning that not all natural sweeteners are suitable since honey, brown sugar, corn syrup, and some others may still make your blood glucose spike. Instead, stevia, agave nectar, and xylitol are the best choice for you. Continue reading Natural Sweeteners for Diabetics
Probably you’ve been heard that lemon water could treat diabetes, especially the type 2. This claim is true and it would be even true when you consume the lemon pulp too. And it is worth mentioning that the antidiabetic properties of lemon mainly come from two important ingredients – vitamin C and soluble fiber. So, if you want to cure diabetes, this is a good idea to add it into your diabetic diet to help you keep your blood sugar under control. Continue reading Lemon and Diabetes Type 2
We all know that the energy expended by physiological functions in human directly comes from the blood sugar, which is obtained from nutrients of food digested by digestive organs like small intestine. That’s to say, feeling hungry is the normal physiological response caused by the decreased glucose levels. In this case, no doubt eating foods is the only way to solve this problem. However, it is another story if you feel hungry all the time since it may involve a variety of different reasons. Continue reading What could be the Cause of always being Hungry?
There is no denying that these days dyslipidemia is mostly hyperlipidemias. That means you are more likely to have high cholesterol and lipid levels if you have poor diet habits, unhealthy lifestyle choices, overweight, and the like. In this case, if you want to manage your dyslipidemia you can also break your bad eating and exercise habits and replace them with a healthier new one besides of medication. Continue reading Dyslipidemia Diet
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a lifelong condition. For that reason, if you are a diabetic you have to rely on long-term comprehensive therapy, including diet control and change, exercise, and medication, to keep blood glucose level under control. When it comes to diet therapy, it often means that you should eat more some certain foods while giving up some others. Although you have kept careful watch over your diet, some “bad foods” can still keep blending in. And those that easily escape your attention are honey, pumpkin seeds, sesame jam, and the like. Continue reading 3 Foods to Stay Away from with Type 2 Diabetes