One of the most challenging types of food for people with diabetes to find is dessert. Doctors will generally encourage people with diabetes to avoid sugars and carbohydrates. However, by making some simple nutritional changes, it is possible for people with diabetes to enjoy desserts. Desserts can be full of sugar and other simple carbohydrates,
Cassava is a vegetable that is a staple ingredient of many diets worldwide. It is a good source of nutrients, but people should avoid eating it raw. Raw cassava contains cyanide, which is toxic to ingest, so it is vital to prepare it correctly. In the United States, people grind cassava down to make tapioca,
Humans have used flaxseed oil for thousands of years, and it has a variety of health benefits. Manufacturers extract flaxseed oil from flaxseeds. People can use the oil in cooking and baking. In this article, learn about the health benefits of flaxseed oil, including reduced cholesterol, fewer skin problems, and decreased inflammation. We also cover
Coconut milk is a white, milky substance extracted from the flesh of mature coconuts. It can benefit health in several ways, such as by stimulating weight loss and lowering cholesterol. As a result, coconut milk has gained popularity in the healthcare community and as an alternative to dairy milk. In this article, we describe what
Cherry juice is a popular drink with links to several health benefits, including boosting the immune system, improving memory, and aiding sleep. However, few scientific studies back up these claims. There are different varieties of cherry, but manufacturers typically make cherry juice using a tart or sour variety such as Montmorency, or sweeter black cherries.
New research, published in the journal Nature Communications, finds that a diet low in gluten may also benefit the health of people who are not allergic to it. However, the benefits are not down to the mere absence of gluten. A low-gluten diet may have unexpected health benefits, provided that it also contains high-quality fiber.
Peanut allergy makes life more difficult for the millions of people who live with it. “Possible traces” of peanuts in foods pose a constant hidden threat for them, but a newly developed treatment could soon help people with peanut allergy become more confident in their food choices. Peanut allergy may soon become less of a
Osteoporosis predominantly affects older adults, but bone loss can start at as early as age 40. Recently, scientists have found that probiotics might be a safe and effective tool to help fight bone loss. As we age, the interlinked bone structure (shown here) slowly becomes less robust. Bones do not just grow once and then
Almonds and almond milk may provide several health benefits for people with diabetes. As these nuts are high in protein, healthful fats, and fiber but low in carbohydrates, they may increase satiety and aid blood sugar regulation and weight management. Diabetes is a long-term condition that affects how the body regulates blood sugar levels. Although
People can brew whole dandelion plants or use just the leaves, roots, or stems to make tea. Dandelion tea is very high in vitamin A and may offer many health benefits, but there is a lack of scientific evidence to confirm them. People can brew dandelion tea at home or find it in health-food stores.
“The largest and longest feeding study to test the ‘carbohydrate-insulin model'” concludes that a lower carb intake burns more calories, which may help people maintain weight loss over a longer period of time. Eating a high-quality, low-carb diet may help us stave off weight gain for longer. Cara Ebbeling, Ph.D., together with Dr. David Ludwig
Cucumber water has many potential health benefits, including hydration, weight loss, lowering blood pressure, and skin health. It is easy to make and is an excellent substitute for popular, sugary vitamin waters. Cucumber water is a cheap, quick, and flavorful way to drink and enjoy water. Cucumbers contain a range of vitamins, antioxidants, and other
Butter is a dairy product that people can make from churned milk or cream. However, for people who cannot or choose not to consume butter, there are many alternatives. The process of churning milk or cream separates the milk fat from the liquid. The remaining fat becomes the butter. However, some people choose to avoid
Tonic water is a soft drink containing quinine, which gives it a bitter taste. Quinine is a common treatment for malaria. Some people believe that it can also help with leg cramps and restless legs syndrome. Quinine comes from the bark of the cinchona tree. This tree is native to central and South America, as
Spelt is an ancient grain that is a subspecies of wheat. Spelt and wheat are similar in terms of appearance, but spelt has a stronger husk and slightly different nutritional content. People in Europe have grown spelt grain for over 300 years, but it did not reach the United States until the 1890s. People can
Fish contains high levels of nutrients and protein, particularly oily fish, such as salmon and tuna. Fish often has less cholesterol and saturated fat than meat, and it is a staple of the healthful Mediterranean diet. Fish also provides vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, zinc, and iron. The United States Department of Agriculture recommend
Two new randomized trials challenge the view that vitamin D and fish oil supplements hold any real benefit in the fight against chronic conditions, such as cancer and heart disease. Do fish oil supplements really protect the heart? The results of the first and second trial were presented at Scientific Sessions, held by the American
In the United States, hundreds of thousands of people die every year from causes related to heart disease. Cardiovascular health is a fragile asset, but one population from the Bolivian Amazon seems to possess the secret to a life free of heart disease. What is it? Researchers map out the diet that may have rendered
New research adds to the list of the Mediterranean diet’s potential cardiovascular benefits. The results suggest that fish and vegetables trigger the production of a gut-derived metabolite that reduces signs of hypertension and heart abnormalities in rats. A diet rich in fish and vegetables triggers a heart-healthy compound, new research indicates. Various recent studies have
Body mass index, or BMI, is a measure of body size. It combines a person’s weight with their height. The results of a BMI measurement can give an idea about whether a person has the correct weight for their height. BMI is a screening tool that can indicate whether a person is underweight or if