Can chia seeds reverse diabetes?

The health and nutrition industry has been all agog for some years now about chia seeds, one of the so-called superfoods. But can they really reverse type 2 diabetes? Are they as healthy as they are hyped up to be? Do they have any negative side-effects? How should you eat them? Continue reading “Can chia seeds reverse diabetes?”

How to prevent pre-diabetes getting worse

The doctor says you have pre-diabetes. You are scared and so you should be … you know the consequences should your pre-diabetes morph into actual diabetes. But you can avoid developing full-blown type 2 diabetes with a few simple adjustments to your lifestyle. Here’s how … Continue reading “How to prevent pre-diabetes getting worse”

Why diabetics should check their vitamin B12 levels regularly

B12 is an essential vitamin. But some people have difficulty absorbing it into their body and need supplementary B12. Here are the facts about vitamin B12 … why it is vital … where you get it from … how much you need … what a lack of B12 does to your body … how to treat a deficiency Continue reading “Why diabetics should check their vitamin B12 levels regularly”

New test can measure how healthy your diet is

A new five-minute urine test can determine the nutritional quality of your diet. The test gives an indication of how much protein, sugar, fat, and fibre you are eating … great news for diabetics who wish to control their blood glucose and fat levels using diet alone. Continue reading “New test can measure how healthy your diet is”

How to lose weight effectively

Losing weight is a more complex exercise than simply reducing the amount of food you eat or increasing the exercise you do. Here are some of the factors you have to consider in order to lose weight effectively. Continue reading “How to lose weight effectively”

A new trick to reduce blood sugar?

A small study conducted recently suggests that you can reduce the after-meal spike in your blood glucose and insulin levels by changing the order in which you eat different types of foods … proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Continue reading “A new trick to reduce blood sugar?”

Should you go vegan to reverse diabetes?

A vegan diet is almost guaranteed to reverse your diabetes. But planning such a diet is quite tricky as it requires a good knowledge of nutrition. Here are some of the things you should be aware of if you are thinking of switching to a full vegan diet. Continue reading “Should you go vegan to reverse diabetes?”

Do you know your proteins?

Most of us get plenty of protein in our diets. But do you know the difference between complete and incomplete proteins and how to ensure that your are getting all the essential amino acids you need when you are following a plant-focused diet that is reversing your diabetes? Continue reading “Do you know your proteins?”