Tag: diabetes

Mediterranean diet named the best for 2019

f you’re a fan of the Mediterranean diet, get ready to do a victory dance. For the first time, the Mediterranean diet has won the gold as 2019’s best overall diet in rankings announced Wednesday by US News and World Report. The analysis of 41 eating plans also gave the

powerful effect of mulberry fruit extract on insulin sensitivity

Silkworms eat the leaves of mulberry trees to spin the cocoons that become precious silk. Likewise, humans can consume an extract made from the fruit of the white mulberry (Morus alba) to attenuate symptoms of diabetes. A Korean study asserts that the fruit supplement will improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin and reduce the

This small fruit can protect you from diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer

Fruits come in different shapes and sizes, and one humble fruit is slowly making the rounds on the list of potent superfoods whose numerous nutritional benefits surprisingly fit in its marble-sized yellowish berries.Goldenberries are delicious fruits that are closely related to tomatoes and eggplants. Also known as Incan/Aztec berries or

Eating “real chocolate” is the key to a healthy heart

Could it truly be that besides being one of the most delicious ways to pass the time, eating large amounts of chocolate could reduce your risk of developing heart disease? Well, believe it or not, that’s exactly what scientists from the University of Cambridge have discovered. In fact, doing so

Pomegranate can reduce your risk of obesity-related complications

Pomegranate can help prevent complications linked to obesity, according to a study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.A team of researchers in Iran and Australia conducted the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to determine the effect of pomegranate extract on plasma inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers, as well

How drinking coffee reduces cancer risk

Many people can’t survive without the energy boost that their morning coffee provides. But if you’re not one of those people, there are many other reasons why you should start getting your daily dose of coffee. A review paper, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports, revealed that drinking

Eat cordyceps before high-intensity exercise to improve endurance

Cordyceps has an unsavory reputation among people unfamiliar with it, but its health benefits have been the subject of several studies. One particular research, for instance, found that it can enhance your tolerance to high-intensity workouts, allowing you to do more and gain more from physical activity.In the study, the

Nutritionists say you should eat more cinnamon if you’re diabetic

Now that the holidays are fast approaching, the smell of cinnamon will fill the air once again. This spice, commonly added to baked goods, is well loved around the world because of its delicious taste. In a recent study, a group of Malaysian researchers from the Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology (AIMST) University has found more

Diabetes science: Chinese cinnamon demonstrates excellent anti-diabetic activity

Researchers from the Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology (AIMST) University in Malaysia revealed that Chinese cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia) has antioxidant and antidiabetic activities. These findings, which were published in the journal Pharmacognosy Research, were based on the results of in vitro and in vivo studies. Over the years, the economic cost

Nutmeg shows promise as a natural coagulant and antidiabetic agent

Researchers from the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica have found that nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) can be used to promote blood clotting and prevent diabetes. The study was published in the Journal of Medical Food. For the study, the authors investigated the procoagulant properties of M. fragrans, including the underlying effect behind the process. To

The many therapeutic applications of sesame seeds

Crunchy sesame seeds, which have a delicious nutty taste, offer a lot of health benefits. They’re also one of the most popular superfoods with evidence-based nutritional benefits. What are sesame seeds? Sesame (Sesamum indicum), one of the oldest cultivated plants around the globe, is an important oilseed crop. Sesame seeds are

curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric in treating diabetes

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric, known for its various medicinal applications, which include diabetes treatment. To optimize the biological activities of curcumin, a group of researchers from Egypt and Saudi Arabia synthesized different heterocyclic compounds from it. In this study, which was published in the Biological and Pharmaceutical

Here are the healthiest fruits you can eat that are low in sugar

Fruits are, hands down, some of the best sources of vital nutrients on the planet. Some are even classified as superfoods because of their downright impressive nutritional profile. But when you take their sugar content into account, you will realize that not all fruits are created equal. Some contain far

Gut bacteria “signatures” predict how the body will respond to poor food choices, predicting risk for diabetes, heart disease

An animal study published in the journal Cell Reports has revealed that examining the chemical signatures present in gut bacteria and passed on to the urine may hold clues on how the body reacts to poor food choices. The scientific community has long established that various species of bacteria and other gut microbes work with

Maqui berry is an underreported superfood – it shows scientific promise for lowering your blood sugar levels

Maqui berries (Aristotelia chilensis) are considered to be one of the lesser-known superfoods. However, these dark berries come with potent antioxidant and anti-diabetes properties. A Natural Health 365 article shed light on these nutritious fruits, which can rein in blood sugar spikes associated with diabetes. High levels of blood sugar can damage the entire body.