Nutrition

Having type 2 diabetes should not mean having to avoid delicious food. Vegetables should be a central part of the diet for people with type 2 diabetes and can be delicious and filling. No food item is strictly forbidden for people with type 2 diabetes. Healthful eating for people with diabetes is all about controlling
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A new study concludes that high doses of vitamin D may help hinder the growth of advanced colorectal cancer in combination with chemotherapy. A new study concludes that vitamin D might help slow bowel cancer progression. A clinical trial called SUNSHINE has found that large doses of vitamin D could significantly slow down the progression
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Peanuts have a strong nutritional profile. They are an excellent source of plant-based protein, fiber, and many key vitamins and minerals. Peanuts come in many forms, including roasted, salted, chocolate-coated, and as peanut butter. Different types have different nutritional profiles and various health benefits. Along with their healthful nutritional profile, peanuts are a calorie-rich food,
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Beans are a diabetes superfood, meaning they are an excellent choice for people with diabetes and provide many health and nutritional benefits. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) created a list of beneficial foods for diabetes, or diabetic superfoods, that are “rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber” and may help prevent disease. Beans are at
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People have used raw honey in traditional medicine for hundreds of years. This sweet, natural substance may contain healthful elements that processed honey does not have. Honey provides a range of health benefits. Raw honey, which comes straight from the beehive, contains healthful bee pollen, bee propolis, and plenty of antioxidants. Research has not confirmed
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New research suggests that chemicals in purple corn can reduce inflammation and insulin resistance in a mouse cell model. Can researchers harness the chemicals in purple corn to improve diabetes? Eating a healthful diet is a cornerstone of the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. Fruit, nonstarchy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes
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Pineapple can affect blood sugar more than some other fruits, but a person with diabetes can still incorporate it into a healthful meal plan. Fruit contains carbohydrates and so can raise blood glucose levels. However, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) say that people with diabetes benefit from including fruit in their diets. Fruits are an
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A new study shows that cheese improved insulin sensitivity in prediabetic rats, but industry funded the research. Can people with diabetes benefit from eating cheese? According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 30.3 million adults in the United States live with diabetes, and the condition is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.
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Many people believe that raw honey provides more health benefits than regular honey. Is raw honey more healthful, and what are the differences? Honey is a sweet, syrupy, golden-colored liquid made by honeybees. Honeybees store honey in the beehive to use for food and nutrients. Raw honey comes directly from the hive while regular honey
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Research suggests that some vitamins might play a key role in skin health. In many cases, these vitamins are most effective when a person applies them directly to the skin. Following a healthful, balanced diet that is free of vitamin and nutrient deficiencies may improve skin health by boosting overall health. Skin care and supplement
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Diet plays an important role in keeping the skin and hair healthy. The foods people eat have an impact on the growth, strength, and volume of their hair. Hair grows from the roots, so the key to healthy hair growth lies in improving the health of the scalp and hair follicles. This article looks at
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A low-carb, high-fat diet involves a person reducing the number of carbohydrates they consume and replacing them with healthful fats. In recent years, this type of diet has become popular among people trying to lose weight. A low-carb, high-fat diet (LCHF) involves using ketones from fat for energy instead of glucose, which comes directly from
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Researchers have found that nutrients from food may be linked to lower risks of death, while excess intake of certain supplements may have the opposite effect. Research examines the effects of nutrients from food and supplements. Taking supplements leads to an increased level of total nutrient intake. Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids,
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Pregnancy is perhaps the best-known cause of morning sickness, but there are many other causes. These include low blood sugar and dehydration. Many people experience nausea in the morning. Sometimes, it is only a temporary problem, but morning nausea can also be a chronic condition. Many conditions, ranging from benign to very serious, may cause
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Celery has received a lot of attention as a ‘superfood,’ with supporters claiming that celery juice helps combat a range of ailments, including inflammation, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Celery is a member of the carrot family. The plant and its seeds provide an abundant source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. But is celery
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A new study finds that capsaicin, the pungent compound in chili peppers, can successfully stop lung cancer metastasis. New research adds to the mounting evidence that capsaicin, a compound found in chili peppers, has anti-cancer properties. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is “by far the leading cause of cancer death among both
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People looking to lose weight often decide to adopt a high-protein diet. Eating protein helps a person feel full, which can lead to them eating fewer calories overall. High-protein diets typically include large quantities of protein and only a small amount of carbohydrate. Most people can follow a high-protein diet by eating meat, fish, dairy
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Mineral water comes from underground reservoirs. Unlike regular drinking water, mineral water does not undergo chemical processing. As the name suggests, mineral water contains high quantities of minerals, especially magnesium, calcium, and sodium. But is mineral water better than regular water, and what are its benefits? This article discusses some possible health benefits associated with
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