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Sprouted Grains

Sprouted Grains

Sprouted grains and foods that contain sprouted grains have been “sprouting up” in grocery and health-food stores lately. Curious about what sprouted grains really are and if you should be eating them? Have you come across “sprouted-grain cereal” or “sprouted-grain bread” in your grocery store and wondered what it is? Food companies that manufacture sprouted-grain products claim that these foods are more nutritious than other grain products and can help improve health. Is there any truth to these claims? What are sprouted grains? First, a bit of background on grains. Grains are the seeds of plants, such as those from cereal grasses. Oats, barley, wheat, corn, and rice are examples of grains. The grain has three edible parts — the germ, endosperm, and bran. The germ is the plant embryo that feeds on the starchy endosperm. The bran layer provides nutrients and some protection, along with the outer husk (that we don’t eat). There are special growth-inhibitors in the grain that keep it from sprouting and turning into a plant until the conditions are just right. When the germ, or embryo, is ready to start sprouting, enzymes kick in and turn the starch of the endosperm into more easily “digested” molecules to help the plant grow. The outer bran of the seed splits open and you can see a small shoot poking out. This is what a sprouted grain looks like! What are the health benefits of sprouted grains? Easier digestion. One of the claims about sprouted grains is that they are easier to digest (at least, for some people) than regular grains. There may be some truth to this. A young plant that still is growing is more easily able to “digest” the endosperm, thanks to those enzymes mentioned above. So, not surprisingly, sprouted grains may be a little easier o Continue reading >>

The 15 Best Superfoods For Diabetics

The 15 Best Superfoods For Diabetics

beats1/Shutterstock Chocolate is rich in flavonoids, and research shows that these nutrients reduce insulin resistance, improve insulin sensitivity, drop insulin levels and fasting blood glucose, and blunt cravings. But not all chocolate is created equal. In a 2008 study from the University of Copenhagen, people who ate dark chocolate reported that they felt less like eating sweet, salty, or fatty foods compared to volunteers given milk chocolate, with its lower levels of beneficial flavonoids (and, often, more sugar and fat, too). Dark chocolate also cut the amount of pizza that volunteers consumed later in the same day, by 15 percent. The flavonoids in chocolate have also been shown to lower stroke risk, calm blood pressure, and reduce your risk for a heart attack by 2 percent over five years. (Want more delicious, healthy, seasonal foods? Click here.) Jiri Vaclavek/Shutterstock Broccoli is an anti-diabetes superhero. As with other cruciferous veggies, like kale and cauliflower, it contains a compound called sulforaphane, which triggers several anti-inflammatory processes that improve blood sugar control and protect blood vessels from the cardiovascular damage that’s often a consequence of diabetes. (Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people with diabetes, so this protection could be a lifesaver.) Sulforaphane also helps flip on the body’s natural detox mechanisms, coaxing enzymes to turn dangerous cancer-causing chemicals into more innocent forms that the body can easily release. Blueberries funnyangel/Shutterstock Blueberries really stand out: They contain both insoluble fiber (which “flushes” fat out of your system) and soluble fiber (which slows down the emptying of your stomach, and improves blood sugar control). In a study by the USDA, peopl Continue reading >>

Get To Know 6 Great Grains

Get To Know 6 Great Grains

By Tracey Neithercott; Recipes by Robyn Webb, MS, LN If you're still spreading peanut butter and jelly on colorless Wonder bread or heaping your stir-fry on top of a pile of Uncle Ben's, it's time to wean yourself off the refined stuff and explore whole grains. Kudos to you if you've already made this trade-in; whole grains are higher in nutrients and will raise your blood glucose less than their refined counterparts do. Plus, unlike refined grains, they may protect your heart and help you maintain weight loss. The reason for the nutritional disparity between refined carbohydrates and whole grains lies in the processing. Whole grains contain an outer bran layer, a middle endosperm, and inner germ, but refined grains are stripped of everythingincluding protein and many key nutrientssave for the endosperm. Because they're less processed, whole grains have a lower glycemic index value than refined grains. Another point in the whole-grains column is their relatively high fiber content, which can help lower cholesterol levels, control blood glucose, and keep you feeling full long after eating. "It's really important to eat foods that are going to fill you up and not leave you hungry an hour later," so you don't binge post-meal, says Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN, a registered dietitian-nutritionist and author of the book Nutrition at Your Fingertips. Zied suggests gradually replacing your current processed foods, such as regular pretzels, with whole grains like air-popped popcorn (sans butter, of course, and not the microwave stuff). "You just really have to be aware," she says. "You need to think, 'Where am I willing to compromise?' " Many of these grains can be cooked just as you prepare rice. To do this, boil water or stocklook to your grain's packaging for grain-to-liquid rat Continue reading >>

7 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Type 2 Diabetes

7 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Type 2 Diabetes

Cooking with less fat by using nonstick pans and cooking sprays and avoiding fat- and sugar-laden coffee drinks will help ensure that you're eating a healthy breakfast. For many people, breakfast is the most neglected meal of the day. But if you have type 2 diabetes, breakfast is a must, and it can have real benefits. “The body really needs the nutrients that breakfast provides to literally ‘break the fast’ that results during sleeping hours,” says Kelly Kennedy, MS, RD, an Everyday Health dietitian. “Having a source of healthy carbohydrates along with protein and fiber is the perfect way to start the morning.” Eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar all morning long — and even after lunch. Eating peanut butter or almond butter at breakfast, for example, will keep you feeling full, thanks to the combination of protein and fat, according to the American Diabetes Association. And a good breakfast helps kick-start your morning metabolism and keeps your energy up throughout the day. Pressed for time? You don't have to create an elaborate spread. Here are seven diabetes-friendly breakfast ideas to help you stay healthy and get on with your day. 1. Breakfast Shake For a meal in a minute, blend one cup of fat-free milk or plain nonfat yogurt with one-half cup of fruit, such as strawberries, bananas, or blueberries. Add one teaspoon of wheat germ, a teaspoon of nuts, and ice and blend for a tasty, filling, and healthy breakfast. Time saver: Measure everything out the night before. 2. Muffin Parfait Halve a whole grain or other high-fiber muffin (aim for one with 30 grams of carbohydrates and at least 3 grams of fiber), cover with berries, and top with a dollop of low- or nonfat yogurt for a fast and easy bre Continue reading >>

Diabetes: “cured By Wheat Belly”

Diabetes: “cured By Wheat Belly”

Take a look at Mary’s story posted on the Wheat Belly Blog: I used to be diabetic. Now I am not. Cured by Wheat Belly. Fasting blood sugar less then 87 mg/dl consistently. Postprandial [after-meal] readings at one hour at 100 mg/dl or less. HbA1c 5.5. No dietician can tell me any lies about wheat or proper carb intake. I struggled for 10+ years following ADA [American Diabetes Association] diet guidelines. I gained 15+ pounds. I walked 15 miles a week at training heart rate. I stopped all that nonsense because it only produced higher and higher blood sugar numbers, even on metformin and with exercise. Something was obviously wrong and I knew it wasn’t my laziness or overindulgence. It was the horrendous advice that was killing me! Now I avoid carbs with the same dilgence that I avoid dieticians and doctors/nurses who give ADA advice. It doesn’t work and it never will. More people are diagnosed with diabetes and/or obesity every year. And with so many dieticians with such rock-solid advice? Hmm . . . Maybe it’s the dieticians who are propelling people to diabetes and obesity. That was certainly the case for me. Thanks, Mary. Isn’t that wonderful? And, by saying goodbye to wheat, she has done more than “just” lose the diabetes, of course. Let’s be clear on this: Grains and sugars CAUSE type 2 diabetes. Wheat is the worst of all grains and therefore wheat causes diabetes. (Wheat also causes type 1 diabetes, by the way, an entirely different, though VERY disturbing, conversation.) Let us count the ways: 1) The amylopectin A “complex” carbohydrate of wheat, given its unusual susceptibility to digestion by the salivary and stomach enzyme, amylase, raises blood sugar to sky-high levels. You know my line: Two slices of whole wheat bread raise blood sugar hig Continue reading >>

The Best Whole Grains For Type 2 Diabetes

The Best Whole Grains For Type 2 Diabetes

Grains are made from edible seeds or kernels, in their whole form, these contain three components—the endosperm, the germ, and the bran. Refined grains, found in cakes, cookies, or white bread, are processed to remove these three components. Whole grains contain all components of the kernel making them a rich source of fiber, nutrients, and phytochemicals. Whole grains are believed to help prevent diabetes and weight gain. When researchers investigate links between diet and diabetes, one of the most consistent findings is that people who eat more whole grains are less likely to develop this disease. Whole Wheat Wheat is by far the most popular grain in the United States, and is the third most commonly eaten grain worldwide. Breads, pastas, bulgur, couscous, spelt (a relative of wheat) and many breakfast cereals are all derived from wheat. When eaten in their whole grain form, these foods provide insoluble fiber and phytochemicals that have been shown to improve insulin sensitivity. Read the ingredients and make sure it says whole wheat to ensure it is 100% whole grain or look for the whole grain symbol. Corn If you have been snubbing corn as a starchy food that has no place in your diabetes eating plan—you may reconsider after reading this. Corn has one of the highest levels of polyphenols- antioxidants in fruits and vegetables that are considered protective against type 2 diabetes. One serving of air popped corn (3 cups) has twice the amount of polyphenols as a typical serving of fruit plus it will give you 2/3 of your daily recommended whole grain intake. Choose air-popped corn and avoid microwaved popcorn with added fake butter and chemical flavorings. Try garlic powder and Parmesan cheese, a little bit of olive oil, fresh herbs and salt, or a sprinkle of cinnamo Continue reading >>

Cure Of Diabetes - Goondh, Barley, Wheat & Kalounji

Cure Of Diabetes - Goondh, Barley, Wheat & Kalounji

Cure of diabetes - Goondh, Barley, Wheat & Kalounji My Blood sugar level tested last week showed fasting:219 and post:293. I am on medicine continuously since 5 years. My doctor suggested to go for insulin. Then I read about this cure for diabetes using Goondh, Barley, Wheat and Kalounji in this site. I thought for giving it a try. I prepared this cure at home and have been taking it on empty stomach every day since 1 week. I am taking allopaty medicine also along with daily walk for 30 min. I tested my BS level today which showed fasting:127 and post:219, which is a great lot improvement. Now I have starting taking the magic medicine on alt days. I would definitely recommend to try atleast once sincerely. Thanks a lot. Take all the ingredients : Barley, Goondh, Wheat and Kalounji 100 gms each. Put them in water (about 2 litres) and let it boil for 10 mins. Let the solution cool. Filter the solution and keep it in a bottle. Take a cup of solution daily on empty stomach in the first week and alternate days for next 1 week. Please do continue with your medicines/ walking/excercise. Try this cure and then decide. It is useless.Please go through the following: healthunlocked.com/diabetes... Also go through the following: healthunlocked.com/diabetes... you white skin peoples send us mails on diabetes, first give a long lecture , brain wash and then try to sell the book. Pl. stop. writing fool's paradise. You prople make fool of others. Go to some of mails . you may be right but let the people try these harmless substances and decide. I'm also skeptic about its efficacy on diabetes but it can have a placebo effect and make the users aware that they are diabetics and have to control diet. This is very old formula I got it in 2012 itself I was enthusiastic about this as it was Continue reading >>

My Diabetes Cured; Want To Try?

My Diabetes Cured; Want To Try?

My diabetes is cured; do you want to cure yours? My diabetes is cured; do you want to cure yours? Introduction The ever increasing number of diabetes patients have already moved this disease to a prominent place in the array of illnesses that cause serious concern to all those who are connected to the field to health. "Diabetes is now an epidemic in India", says an online article. Statistics say that in the near future Indians will form the major portion of the Diabetic population of the world. The disease has already spread to such an extent that a new branch of specialization and treatment namely DIABETOLOGY has evolved and is maturing soon. Some experts predict that Kerala or India will be the “World Diabetic Capital” soon. The following stray thoughts come up when an effort is made to unearth the causes of this situation. (1) Inappropriate life style and food habits lead many people to diabetes. (2) Some others fall into the group of diabetics due to genetic reasons inherited from their diabetic parents, ancestors of predecessors. (3) But the most important reason is something else. It is none other than the fact that diabetes remains uncured for ever! Once somebody contracts diabetes, he/she remains diabetic up to the grave yard. There are no curative medicines or procedures in modern medicine; medicines exercises and dietary regulations available are only to keep diabetes under check. A different experience The author has an experience different from what is said above. That is the impetus to scribbling these words here. There is no intention to ponder on the technical details of the types of diabetes and the different age groups that fall prey to it etc in this note since experts have already done it in plenty, world over - both in the web as well as outside. Continue reading >>

Cure Without Medicine

Cure Without Medicine

I am 77 and diabetic for last 34 years, I was treated with different allopathic medicines till 2006, my Doctor put me onto insulin ( Novo Mix 30 and Lanthus ) and asked me to control glucose level between 130- 180. About that time I received an email from a friend, a copy of which I give below thinking it might help someone. *FINALLY GOOD NEWS FOR ALL DIABETICS* *A woman (65) was diabetic for the last 20+ years and was taking insulin twice a day, she used the enclosed homemade medicine for a fortnight and now she is absolutely free of diabetes and taking all her food as normal including sweets ...........................** The doctors have advised her to stop insulin and any other blood sugar controlling drugs. I request you all please circulate the email below to as many people as you can and let them take the maximum benefit from it. * * AS RECEIVED :** ** DR. TONY ALMEIDA (Bombay Kidney Speciality expert ) made the extensive experiments with perseverance and patience and discovered a successful treatment for diabetes. Now a days a lot of people, old men & women in particular suffer a lot due to Diabetes. ** Ingredients: 1 - Wheat flour 100 gm 2 - Gum(of tree) (gondh) 100 gm 3 - Barley 100 gm 4 - Black Seeds (kalunji) 100 gm** Method of Preparation Put all the above ingredients in 5 cups of water. Boil it for 10 minutes and put off the fire. Allow it to cool down by itself. When it has become cold, filter out the seeds and preserve the water in a glass jug or bottle. ** How to use it? * *Take one small cup of this water every day early morning when your stomach is empty. Continue this for 7 days. Next week repeat the same but on alternate days. With these 2 weeks of treatment you * *will wonder to see that you have become normal and can eat normal food without problem Continue reading >>

The Best Cereals For People With Diabetes

The Best Cereals For People With Diabetes

No matter what type of diabetes you have, keeping your blood glucose levels within a healthy range is crucial. And starting the day with a healthy breakfast is one step you can take to achieve that. Breakfast should be a balanced meal with adequate protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. It should also be low in added sugar and high in fiber and nutrients. If you have diabetes, you may already be familiar with the glycemic index (GI). The GI is a way to measure how quickly foods with carbohydrates raise blood glucose levels. Carbohydrates give you the energy you need to start your day. But digesting carbohydrates too quickly can cause your blood sugar levels to spike. Foods with a low GI are easier on your body than those with a high GI. They are digested more slowly and minimize spikes after meals. This is something to keep in mind when choosing breakfast cereals. It is important to know what things affect the GI. Processing, cooking methods, and the type of grain can all impact how quickly the food is digested. Cereals that are more processed tend to have a higher GI even if they have fiber added to them. Mixing foods can also affect the GI. Having protein and health fats with your cereal can help prevent spikes in blood sugar. A healthy breakfast that’s easy to prepare can be as simple as a bowl of cereal, provided you choose wisely. The grocery store cereal aisle is stacked high with cereals that satisfy your sweet tooth but sabotage your glucose levels. Many of the most popular cereals have refined grains and sugars at the top of the ingredient lists. Those cereals have few nutrients and lots of empty calories. They can also cause a spike in your blood glucose levels. That’s why it’s important to read labels carefully. Look for cereals that list a whole gra Continue reading >>

Diabetic Home Remedy Cure- True Or Quack?

Diabetic Home Remedy Cure- True Or Quack?

I have received a forwarded email below in my mailbox. Seeing that it is too good to be true, I googled around for more information: DIABETIC? FINALLY GOOD NEWS FOR ALL DIABETICS A woman (65) was diabetic for the last 20+ years and was taking insulin twice a day, she used the enclosed homemade medicine for a fortnight and now she is absolutely free of diabetes and taking all her food as normal including sweets ……………………… The doctors have advised her to stop insulin and any other blood sugar controlling drugs. DR. TONY ALMEIDA ( Bombay Kidney Speciality expert ) made the extensive experiments with perseverance and patience and discovered a successful treatment for diabetes. Now a days a lot of people, old men & women in particular suffer a lot due to Diabetes. Ingredients: 1 – Wheat flour 100 gm 2 – Gum(of tree) (gondh) 100 gm 3 – Barley 100 gm 4 – Black Seeds (kalunji) 100 gm Method of Preparation Put all the above ingredients in 5 cups of water. Boil it for 10 minutes and put off the fire. Allow it to cool down by itself. When it has become cold, filter out the seeds and preserve the water in a glass jug or bottle.. How to use it? Take one small cup of this water every day early morning when your stomach is empty. Continue this for 7 days. Next week repeat the same but on alternate days. With these 2 weeks of treatment you will wonder to see that you have become normal and can eat normal food without problem. Note: A request is to spread this to as many as possible so that others can also take benefit out of it. SPB MESSAGE SINCE THESE ARE ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS, TAKING THEM IS NOT HARMFUL. SO THOSE WHO ARE SCEPTICAL ABOUT THIS TREATMENT MAY STILL TRY IT WITHOUT ANY HARM. WORST CASE SCENARIO WILL BE THAT YOU REMAIN STILL SAME AS YOU WERE BEFOR Continue reading >>

Can You Eat Eggs If You Have Diabetes?

Can You Eat Eggs If You Have Diabetes?

To eat or not to eat? Eggs are a versatile food and a great source of protein. The American Diabetes Association considers eggs an excellent choice for people with diabetes. That’s primarily because one large egg contains about half a gram of carbohydrates, so it’s thought that they aren’t going to raise your blood sugar. Eggs are high in cholesterol, though. One large egg contains nearly 200 mg of cholesterol, but whether or not this negatively affects the body is debatable. Monitoring your cholesterol is important if you have diabetes because diabetes is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. High levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream also raise the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. But dietary intake of cholesterol doesn’t have as profound an effect on blood levels as was once thought. So, it’s important for anyone with diabetes to be aware of and minimize other heart disease risks. A whole egg contains about 7 grams of protein. Eggs are also an excellent source of potassium, which supports nerve and muscle health. Potassium helps balance sodium levels in the body as well, which improves your cardiovascular health. Eggs have many nutrients, such as lutein and choline. Lutein protects you against disease and choline is thought to improve brain health. Egg yolks contain biotin, which is important for healthy hair, skin, and nails, as well as insulin production. Eggs from chickens that roam on pastures are high in omega-3s, which are beneficial fats for people with diabetes. Eggs are easy on the waistline, too. One large egg has only about 75 calories and 5 grams of fat, only 1.6 grams of which are saturated fat. Eggs are versatile and can be prepared in different ways to suit your tastes. You can make an already-healthy food even better by mixi Continue reading >>

Another Snake Oil? - Page 2

Another Snake Oil? - Page 2

Friend Endocrinologist who wandered in by chance A British scientist claims "consuming boiled-for-10-minutes Wheat, and germinated till 1-inch for 2 days on empty stomach helps rid patients of diabetes" An obvious case of snake oil since diabetes is at present NOT a curable condition. It can be controlled but cannot be cured. OK saw this and had to parse it carefully. So there is some significant truths in the statement but snake oil by any other name is still snake oil. Boiling the seeds wont kill them. in fact it will speed up the germination process significantly (i.e. sprouting). It will kill some seeds but most will survive boiling. I had to consult a friend of mine who has a title of "Master Gardner" for that little tid bit Second sprouted grains have a much much lower glycemic index and carb content than unsprouted whole grain seeds. This link point to the whole grain wheat from nutritiondata.com I picked a 1oz(28g) serving for comparison. Now if one imaged testing a type 2 diabetic who was recently diagnosed (watch it here comes the snake oil!!!). This means they still have significant beta cell activity. First one would give them lets say 2 oz's of whole grain wheat. Now this would most likely send the type 2 diabetic into very high sugars as Lynn suggested. Now some many days later lets do the experiment again. but this time give the type 2 diabetic sprouted wheat instead of whole grain. It is likely that the type 2 diabetic being newly diagnosed would be able to tolerate this as it has a significantly lower glycemic load. Now are snake oil salesman jumps to the conclusion that his sprouted wheat has cured the type 2 diabetic by his treatment of the wheat that.. This little factoid of sprouted seeds having lower carb content than there equivalent whole grains Continue reading >>

Successful Treatment For Diabetes By Dr. Tony Almeida, Bombay Kidney Speciality Expert Facts

Successful Treatment For Diabetes By Dr. Tony Almeida, Bombay Kidney Speciality Expert Facts

Successful Treatment for Diabetes by Dr. Tony Almeida, Bombay Kidney Speciality Expert A woman (65) was diabetic for the last 20+ years and was taking insulin twice a day. She used the enclosed homemade medicine for a fortnight and now she is absolutely free of diabetes and taking all her food as normal including sweets. The doctors have advised her to stop insulin and any other blood sugar controlling drugs. I request you all please circulate the email below to as many people as you can and let them take maximum benefit from it. DR. TONY ALMEIDA (Bombay Kidney Speciality expert) made the extensive experiments with perseverance and patience and discovered a successful treatment for diabetes. Now a days a lot of people, old men & women in particular suffer a lot due to Diabetes. Put all the above ingredients in 5 cups of water. Boil it for 10 minutes and put off the fire. When it has become cold, filter out the seeds and preserve water in a glass jug or bottle. Take one small cup of this water every day early morning when your stomach is empty. Continue this for 7 days. Next week repeat the same but on alternate days. With these 2 weeks of treatment you will wonder to see that you have become normal and can eat normal food without problem. Note: A request is to spread this to as many as possible So that others can also take benefit out of it. These are long running messages claiming to suggest a miracle home remedy for curing Diabetes. The homemade medicine comprises of wheat, tree gum, barley and black seeds, and when taken for a fortnight is claimed to have cured diabetes in a 65 year old woman. This mysterious cure for diabetes is supposedly found by Dr. Tony Almeida, a Kidney speciality expert in Bombay (the present Mumbai in India). Not really! Firstly, there is no Continue reading >>

Sprouted Wheat For Diabetics

Sprouted Wheat For Diabetics

Natalie Weiss is a registered dietitian based in Chicago. She began writing about nutrition and healthy living in 2009, with work appearing in the "Beacon News" and local school newsletters. Weiss earned a Bachelor of Science in human nutrition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sprouted wheat is a healthy option for people with diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that requires close monitoring of blood sugar levels. The type of food you eat affects the amount of sugar in your blood. Carbohydrates are the foods that raise your blood sugar the most. If you have diabetes and eat too many carbohydrates at a meal, your blood sugar will get too high. Many foods contain carbohydrates, and one of the most well known is wheat, including sprouted wheat. A 1/3-cup serving of sprouted wheat contains 15 g of carbohydrate. Because sprouted wheat contains carbohydrates, people with diabetes need to be cautious about how much they eat. In general, most men need about 60 to 75 g of carbohydrate at a meal, and most women need about 45 to 60 g. One cup of sprouted wheat equals 45 g of carbohydrate, almost your entire allotment for one meal. With diabetes, the amount of carbohydrate you eat is not the only important thing; the type of carbohydrate matters, too. Choosing whole grains is important. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, at least half the grains you eat should be whole. Sprouted wheat is made from whole wheat kernels. When you eat sprouted wheat, you get all the benefits of a whole grain and more. The process of sprouting actually increases several of the grain’s important nutrients, including vitamin C, B vitamins and folate. In addition, whole grains can help normalize cholesterol and blood sugar levels, two things especially important for pe Continue reading >>

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