Posts Tagged ‘Diabetics’

5 herbal supplements for diabetes and cholesterol

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Are you one of those who are exhausted of all the medical treatments and looking out for a more natural cure? If yes, then herbal remedies may be one of the best solutions.

Here is a list of 5 herbs and supplements that promise to lower your blood sugar levels, boost your insulin sensitivity and abate the risk of high blood pressure and cholesterol.


This plant is believed as one of the most powerful herbs to cut down blood-sugar level. In Hindi, the plant’s name is translated as the “sugar destroyer” and has the ability to detect any form of sweetness. The herb works in such a way that, the activity of certain enzymes that help in stimulating the production of insulin, is elevated. Although it hasn’t been researched extensively, it is not known to cause any serious side effects.


Natural wonder – Guava

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Expensive fruits aren’t necessarily the healthiest. The modest guava packs in a host of goodness.

A study conducted by the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad has found guava to be the healthiest fruit. This study, published in the journal ‘Food and Research International’, evaluated the natural antioxidant level in 14 fruits consumed in India. And guava, as per this study, contains it in the highest amounts.

The modest guava

Depending on the variety, a guava’s skin and seeds are typically, white or pink. While some people like it semi-ripe, when it’s crunchy yet soft, a few others prefer the fully ripe ones.


Nutrition Q&A: Diet chart for weight loss

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Nutrition and Dietetics expert, Parvathy Radhakrishnan answers readers’ questions on nutrition. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Wednesday.

Hello Mam,
Can you please describe the nutritional details of cracked wheat. we are eating in place of rice for both lunch and dinner with curries.
This will help us a lot.How much amount a day is good ?.
I appreciate your response :)
Thanks in Advance,

Cracked wheat is highly nutritious because of its fibre, mineral and vitamin content. It provides calories similar to rice. But since it is higher in fibre, you will realise that eating a little lesser quantity sufficiently fills you.

Choose quantities sufficient for your caloric requirements.Since wheat contains gluten, those who are sensitive to gluten need to avoid it.


Nutrition Q&A: Diet chat for diabetic patient

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Nutrition and Dietetics expert, Parvathy Radhakrishnan answers readers’ questions on nutrition. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Wednesday.

Ms.Parvathy R.Krishnan,
I am a diabetic patient for the past 12 years.
I am a female aged 66 years.
I am presently taking the following medications:

Galvus -50 mg.                 Dosage     1 – 0 – 1      )(
Zoryl – 2                                                  1 – 0 – 1     )(FOR DIABIETIC


Natural wonder – Green tea

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Enough and beyond has been written about green tea and its numerous health benefits. How exactly does it help your body? Read on to find out.

Green tea and its nutrients

All kinds of tea, be it black, green or oolong, comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. The colour of the tea depends upon the amount of fermentation it has been through. Oolong tea is partially fermented, black tea is completely fermented and green tea is not fermented at all. It is produced by steaming fresh tea leaves at very high temperature.


Permanent stress significantly increases diabetes risk in men

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Men who reported permanent stress have a significantly higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than men who reported no stress, according to a study by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The finding is based on a 35-year prospective follow-up study of 7,500 men in Gothenburg.

Since the 1970s, a large population based cohort study has been undertaken at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg to monitor the health of men born in Gothenburg between 1915 and 1925.

Using this unique material, researchers are now able to show that permanent stress significantly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Of the total sample, 6,828 men without any previous history of diabetes, coronary artery disease or stroke were analysed. A total of 899 of these men developed diabetes during the follow up.


Eating untimely can lead to obesity and diabetes

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Living against the clock, like working late-night shifts or eating at inappropriate times, can come with real health risks, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetes among them, a new study has found.

Now, researchers have new evidence to explain why it matters not just what people eat, but also when they eat it.

Insulin action rises and falls according to a 24-hour, circadian rhythm, the researchers found.

What’s more, mice unable to keep the time for one reason or another get stuck in an insulin-resistant and obesity-prone mode.

“We used to think some things were so important that they must be kept constant,” Carl Johnson of Vanderbilt University said.

“But those metabolic set points are changing as a function of the time of day,” he said.

Johnson’s team took careful measurements of insulin in mice at different hours to reveal a regular pattern.


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