As they ripen, green bananas turn into yellow which are the ones usually eaten by all. Most of us are unaware that the green- unripe and starchy banana provides more health benefits than the yellow- ripe and sweeter one.
The texture of green bananas is similar to that of root vegetables like potato or yam andRead More »
The higher fiber content of fenugreek slows the breakdown and absorption of carbohydrates resulting in gradual release of blood sugars. This is especially beneficial in reducing the surge in blood sugar levels after mealsRead More »
Fenugreek, commonly known as ‘methi’, has been used as traditional medicine in many parts of the world, especially in China, Egypt, India and Middle Eastern countries. Their bitter taste imparts a peculiar flavour Read More »
What’s the big deal about multi-grain foods? As the name implies multi-grain contains multiple grains instead of just one, usually a mix of wheat, oats, jowar, soy, millets, buckwheat, flax, husk (pure fiber), etc. While consuming just one of these will provide the benefit of one particular grain, multi-grain combines the goodness of all into one! But wait…Before you grab that multi-grain bread Read More »
The number of diabetics in Hyderabad stands at 10 lakh. Among these, patients who have uncontrolled diabetes for a duration of more than 5 years are susceptible to the complications of high blood sugar. About 30% of diabetics may develop diabetic retinopathy, especially those who are suffering for 10 years or more. Unfortunately, diabetic retinopathy is detected at later stages when much damage has already occurred for the simple reason that there are very few apparent symptoms seen. In fact, sometimes vision problems lead to the diagnosis of diabetes.
A recent study has shown that, in Hyderabad city, about 70% of the facilities do not have the equipment required for diagnosing and treating diabetic retinopathy which can further add to the delay in timely and appropriate care.Read More »
In our previous blog on postprandial blood sugars we saw that high levels are associated with a myriad of complications. Largely, we know that the food intake corresponds with blood sugar response, but in some cases the dose of insulin or oral drug may be inappropriate. The approach to management of postprandial hyperglycemia (PPH) can focus on different aspects including diet, exercise and medication or insulin
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Extreme heat of summers has potential dangers for everyone, but if you are diabetic, then you need to be extra conscious. If you have this condition, experts say you need to take special steps to keep your blood sugar at proper levels.Read More »