A new international study by researchers at Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute have found that you can prevent type 1 diabetes by consuming more short-chain acids acetate and butyrate.
For more on how these short-chain fatty acids can help prevent the autoimmune disease type 1 diabetes in which your pancreas produce little to no insulin (the hormone that regulates your blood su... ››› more
According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), 371 million people around the world suffer from diabetes and 187 million of them don't even know they have the disease.
If you're concerned about your blood sugar, here's some good news - you can stay healthy by simply making better food choices! The following low-sugar swaps will help lower your blood glucose and provide your body with ... ››› more
If you're at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and wondering how you can significantly cut your risk, a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has the answer for you: Drink coffee!
But there's a catch - according to the study, drinking coffee will only slash your type 2 diabetes risk if you enjoy your cup of java with lunch. Read on for more about this interesting... ››› more
Often dubbed “the little blue pill”, Viagra is one of the most widely-known prescription drugs in the world because it's a superstar for treating erectile dysfunction.
According to a new small trial reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the health benefits of Viagra go beyond a man's sex life though - it may even help you beat type 2 diabetes if you're already at ... ››› more
As kids, in the battle of oatmeal versus cereal, most of us would go against the grain and succumb to the sweet and sugary taste of Frosties or Coco Pops. But as we grow older, our health forces us to end our love affair with everything sugar and realise that oatmeal is healthier option!
In fact, oatmeal is a power food. Abundant in vitamins, minerals and lipids, the high-fibre breakfast meal o... ››› more
The number of studies on how good or bad coffee is for us just keeps growing. Here's one more to add to the mix…
A recent study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health that examined how changes in habits of coffee and drinking affects your health has proven that increasing your coffee intake over a four-year period can slash your risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
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By now, almost everyone is familiar with the ways in which sugar can wreak havoc on your health - from obesity to diabetes to liver damage...
So why is it that so many South Africans are still eating an average of 153 g (that equals six chocolate bars!) of the dangerously sweet stuff a day?
It's time to start cutting back on sugar to take back your health. If you find that cutting back is e... ››› more
If you're a fruit lover, I've got some great news for you! According to a report published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating lots of apples and blueberries can slash your risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
Keep reading to learn more about how indulging in these two fruits can significantly keep your blood sugar levels steady and improve insulin resistance. You'll never skip th... ››› more
The world faces an epidemic of insulin resistance and diabetes…
If you're serious about trying to prevent getting diabetes, here's some great news: By simply eating more healthy fats like nuts, seeds and vegetable oils while limiting your intake of refined carbohydrates and animal fats, you can significantly lower your risk!
These findings go according to a new large study published in PLO... ››› more
The olive tree (Olea europaea) produces olive leaf extract, also known as oleuropein, abundantly in its leaves as well as in the olive fruit itself.
Special processing techniques now allow for the extraction of a stable, standardised form of oleuropein. That means that you can have access to one of the most beneficial components of olive oil without the necessity of consuming excessive amounts... ››› more
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