Sunday, October 07, 2007

Eating right can cut diabetes risk

With fast changing lifestyle,stress at workplace,consumption of junk food diabetes risk is increasing day by day.If one has diabetes, risk of cardio-metabolic disorders could not be ignored.
According to a study conducted by the Research Society for Diabetes in India (RSS-DI) following measures can help in fighting diabetes :
Regular Exercise - 5-km walk,weight reduction and proper diet
Yoga Asana - Like Halasana,Dhanurasana etc.
Methi Powder ( Fenugreek) controls diabetes.
No to polished rice and yes to protein
Patients should use edible oil from MUFA and PUFA equally.
MUFA oils - groundnut,olive,mustard,kanola
PUFA oils - Til (sesame),Ricebran,Sunflower
Also Eat less and eat on time
Eat right
Walk more
Sleep peoperly

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tips for People with Diabetes

*A free food is one with less than 20 calories and 5 grams carbohydrate per serving. Examples include diet soft drinks, sugar-free gelatin dessert, sugar-free ice pops, sugarless gum, and sugar-free syrup.
*Sugar-free does not mean carbohydrate-free. Compare the total carbohydrate content of a sugar-free food with that of the standard product. If there is a big difference in carbohydrate content between the two foods, you may want to buy the sugar-free food. If there is little difference in the total grams of carbohydrate between the two foods, choose the one you want based on price and taste. Make sure to read the label carefully to make the best choice.
*“No sugar added” foods do not have any form of sugar added during processing or packaging, and do not contain high-sugar ingredients. But remember, they may still be high in carbohydrate, so you have to check the label.
*Fat-free foods can be higher in carbohydrate and contain almost the same calories as the foods they replace. One good example of this are fat-free cookies. Fat-free foods are not necessarily a better choice than the standard product, so read your labels carefully.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Housework helps lower diabetes risk

Simple household tasks such as doing the laundry,ironing or washing up may reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.Australian researcher said that while helping out around the house was no substitute for the 30 minutes of daily exercise recommended by health authorities,light activity was linked with a lower blood gluscose level.High glucose levels are associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Source - AFP