Posts Tagged Diabetes

3 Reasons to Skip Soda & Other Soft Drink

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Below is 3 reasons to skip soda and other soft drink

1. Soft drinks contain a high amount of simple sugars
The more sugar in your body, the more your pancrease need to raise the insulin level to break down and burn off the sugar. And ulimtaely, more sugar leads to weight gain.

2. Weaken your bones
Soda contain phosphoric acid, which can severely deplete the blood calcium levels. In case youdon’t know, calcium is good for healthy and strong bones. Over a long time, you’ll suffer osteoporosis.

3. Soda causes chronic diseases
A lot of researches found that consumption of soft drinks in high quantity, especially by children, is responsible for many health problems that include tooth decay, nutritional depletion or lack of it, obesity, type-2 diabetes, and heart diseases. Same things go for the adult.

Related: 5 Reasons to Avoid Soda

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Cornflakes, White Bread Could Boost Heart Risk

 

A Bowl of Cornflakes

A Bowl of Cornflakes

 

White Bread

White Bread

Are you having white bread or cornflakes for breakfast?

If you are, you may want to change your food that you have in the morning.

Researchers found that eating a diet rich in carbohydrates, such as cornflakes and white bread, boost blood sugar levels. Hence it hampers the functioning of your blood vessels and raise your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

So, what’s best for breakfast?

Eating wholemeal bread, oatmeal, fruits and vegetables for breakfast is a good start. They are low-glycemic index foods, meaning they won’t raise your bloood sugar level that much.

Source: Cornflakes, White Bread Could Boost Heart Risk, HealthScout.com

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Laughter Best Medicine: Study

This post may not have anything to do with eating healthy food, but new study found that laughter may help lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Among 20 high-risk diabetics with high cholesterol and high blood pressure, those who laughed for thirty minutes per day, had higher levels of “good” cholesterol than those who hadn’t laughed.

Source: Study: Laughter is the Best Medicine, UPI.com

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Blueberries Ward Off Diabetes, Heart Disease – New Reasearch

Blueberries

Blueberries

In a recent study supported by the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, researchers found that a heart-healthy diet that includes blueberries may help ward off belly fat, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar.

Experts point out that the antioxidants found in blueberries are also found in other berries and dark-colored fruit, such as red grapes and cherries.

Source: Blueberries are good for the heart, study hints, Reuters, UK

Related articles with blueberries as healthy food:

1. Best Food for Flat Belly

2. Berry Good as Anti-Aging Food

3. Top Five Foods for Healthy Skin

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Diabetes Root Cause

What causes diabetes?

Too high the sugar level in your blood.

I’ll let you know more…

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