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Chili Is A Recipe Loaded With Diabetes Fighting Ingredients!

Chili Is A Recipe Loaded With Diabetes Fighting Ingredients!

Chili is one of my favorite cold weather foods. Besides tasting great and warming you up on a cold day, almost every ingredient in chili has health benefits. Here is my family's favorite recipe. It's easy and good for you too! 1 lb lean ground beef, browned and drained 2 cans kidney beans rinsed and drained 2 cans tomatoes 1 medium to large onion chopped 1 green pepper chopped 2 cloves garlic crushed 2-3 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon cumin salt to taste My favorite way to cook chili is in the crock pot and often I do soups overnight because I cook the ground beef, onions and garlic and then throw everything in the crock pot while I am cooking another dinner. That way I cook two meals at once. When I get up in the morning I turn it off, let it cool and before I go out the door put it in the fridge. All that's left is to heat it up for supper in the evening! The health benefits of chili for diabetes are numerous. Kidney beans are one of the best food sources of fiber providing almost half our daily requirement. Even though the beans are carbohydrate the fiber slows down the blood sugar rise after the meal. Kidney beans also have 57% of our daily need for folate, which lowers homocysteine levels and 20% of our need for magnesium, a natural blood pressure medicine. Chili powder, ground from red chili peppers, contains capsaicin, which fights inflammation, reduces insulin needs and helps lower blood sugars. If you go easy on the salt and choose lean ground beef, every other ingredient in chili will help you fight diabetes in one way or another. If you are watching your weight, 1 small to medium bowl of chili will provide about 500 calories. My problem is that I love bread with my chili, which puts me well over my weight control portion. The great thin Continue reading >>

14 Foods That Could Change A Diabetic's Life

14 Foods That Could Change A Diabetic's Life

Print Font: When you think of managing blood sugar, odds are you obsess over everything you can't have. While it's certainly important to limit no-no ingredients (like white, refined breads and pastas and fried, fatty, processed foods), it's just as crucial to pay attention to what you should eat. We suggest you start here. Numerous nutrition and diabetes experts singled out these power foods because 1) they're packed with the 4 healthy nutrients (fiber, omega-3s, calcium, and vitamin D) that make up Prevention's Diabetes DTOUR Diet, and 2) they're exceptionally versatile, so you can use them in recipes, as add-ons to meals, or stand-alone snacks. 1. Beans Beans have more to boast about than being high in fiber (plant compounds that help you feel full, steady blood sugar, and even lower cholesterol; a half cup of black beans delivers more than 7 grams). They're a not-too-shabby source of calcium, a mineral that research shows can help burn body fat. In ½ cup of white beans, you'll get almost 100 mg of calcium—about 10% of your daily intake. Beans also make an excellent protein source; unlike other proteins Americans commonly eat (such as red meat), beans are low in saturated fat—the kind that gunks up arteries and can lead to heart disease. How to eat them: Add them to salads, soups, chili, and more. There are so many different kinds of beans, you could conceivably have them every day for a week and not eat the same kind twice. 2. Dairy You're not going to find a better source of calcium and vitamin D—a potent diabetes-quelling combination—than in dairy foods like milk, cottage cheese, and yogurt. One study found that women who consumed more than 1,200 mg of calcium and more than 800 IU of vitamin D a day were 33% less likely to develop diabetes than those taki Continue reading >>

Benefits And Limitations - Diabetes Fighting Lettuce

Benefits And Limitations - Diabetes Fighting Lettuce

Thebenefits of the diabetes fighting lettuce are: -Noinjection needed (simply take a pill). What this helps is two things the reduction of risk of a person who injectthemselvesincorrectly, and also the easy consumption of the solutionbecause it will be made into a capsule. -The useshould be for only a couple weeks. Dr. Daniel says this capsules will only have to be taken for weeks, not months, or years. This helps people with a low economical income because after theweeksof the dose have passes theydon'thave to beworrying about buying there shots because they will be cured, from diabetes. - Makescells produce insulin again (possibly be the cure for type 1 and 2). What this GMO does is actually cure diabetestype 1 and possibly 2, not treat it like insulin shots actually do. - Lowcost (accessibility). One of the things that Dr. Daniel is very specific in is creating treatments or cures which are easily accesible economical, or just were to buy it. An example is this GMO because it was made into a pill instead of a injection because it facilitates the consumer. -This GMO has notbe tested on humans so that negative effect (if there are) have not been seen -Onlyworks with type 1 diabetes and possibly type 2, this limits people with other types of diabetes to be able to cure themselves, and makes them have to stay with the regular insulin shots - Could increase the production of lettuce(affecting other crops for other markets). If this GMO isreleasedto the market the use of lettuce will not be only for human consumption, but it will be also used for a huge medical market, this makes many farmers whose crops are others thatdon't include lettuce be in risk, because they will see that other farmers are makinga lot of money of these lettuces and will most probably plant lettuce

Five Diabetes Myths, Busted

Five Diabetes Myths, Busted

David Kendall, M.D., is the chief scientific and medical officer of the The American Diabetes Association. The group’s 71st Scientific Sessions begin Friday in San Diego, California, with presentations of the latest research, treatment recommendations and advances toward a cure for diabetes. Each year diabetes accounts for more deaths than breast cancer and AIDS combined. While diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) is ever more manageable because of advances in medication, a better understanding of blood glucose monitoring and new technologies for delivering insulin, uncontrolled or undiagnosed diabetes still remains the leading cause of blindness in adults, kidney failure and amputation. There are many myths about diabetes - myths that can do much harm. Many believe that diabetes is “just a touch of sugar,” or only something we develop in later life. Although diabetes is manageable, the diabetes epidemic continues to grow; every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes and at the current rate, one in three people in the U.S. will have diabetes by the year 2050. Knowing the facts (and your own risk) can help all of us fight the misconceptions associated with this awful disease and ultimately stop diabetes. So take a minute to learn the facts about diabetes. The more we know, the better equipped we are to detect, prevent and treat diabetes and its deadly complications. 1) Myth: Diabetes is really no big deal. Fact: As I’ve already noted, diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. The risk of heart problems is more than twice as high in people with diabetes and two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke. Uncontrolled diabetes also leads to a host of other complications. 2) Myth: Eating too much sugar cause Continue reading >>

Does Lettuce Cure Diabetes?

Does Lettuce Cure Diabetes?

From natural cures of diabetes, to excessive fluids after childbirth Dr Vincent Karuhanga answers your questions on all matters health Dear Doctor: I am a diabetic who recently stopped taking drugs and opted to eating lettuce which I read contains insulin and cures diabetes. Surprisingly it works and I feel better. Please inform other diabetics of this! Chronic diseases come with lots of anxiety because usually one has to take drugs for life. Whenever any substance is rumoured to help, people jump on board and abandon proven medicinal drugs. Lettuce has good nutrients such as folate and vitamins A and K, and is low on calories. Being a non-starchy vegetable, lettuce has a satisfying yet minimal effect on blood sugar levels. Dietary control and use of vegetables in particular are key in management of diabetes. Lettuce has for long been rumoured to have insulin a, hormone whose deficiency usually leads to diabetes, however, taking insulin, a protein, by mouth is likely to be useless since it will be digested in the alimentary canal. You should seek medical attention for further advice. Continue reading >>

Lettuce A Possible Treatment For Type 1 Diabetes

Lettuce A Possible Treatment For Type 1 Diabetes

Home / Resources / Articles / Lettuce A Possible Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Lettuce A Possible Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Its in your fridge and now, scientists are studying it to help patients with type one diabetes. Lettuce could soon help the millions of people in the United States diagnosed with this chronic disease. "This is a totally new concept," says Henry Daniell, Ph.D., a molecular biologist at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla. For the past 20 years, Dr. Daniell has worked to perfect the method. He injects the human gene for insulin into leaves of lettuce that are grown in the lab. The leaves can be ground into a powder and put into a capsule. "What we have done is teach the body how to cure this disorder," Dr. Daniell said. The lettuce helps the powdered capsule reach the intestine. There, plant cells meet with bacteria and release the insulin. This stimulates an immune response and tells the body to produce its own insulin. The first test was in animals. After eight weeks, all the diabetic mice had normal blood sugar levels and produced insulin even after they stopped taking the lettuce. Now, human trials are planned. Dr. Daniell says if all goes well, this could be a permanent solution. "It would mean everything in the world to me. I could literally give up everything, other than my family, to have a cure," Beckman proclaimed. Research is one step closer to giving him just that. Dr. Daniell says patients would only have to take the pill for weeks, not months or years. Once their immune system responds, they would essentially no longer have the disease. He also says because this is a plant-based therapy, it would only cost pennies to produce. There were no side effects observed in the mice. Human trials are expected to start in the ne Continue reading >>

The 14 Best Foods To Control Type 2 Diabetes

The 14 Best Foods To Control Type 2 Diabetes

The 14 Best Foods to Control Type 2 Diabetes By Jenny Hills, Medical Writer and Researcher Food & Nutrition , Health We all know that maintaining a healthy diet is vital in terms of type 2 diabetes prevention and treatment. Generally, the advice given to diabetics is relevant to the general population as well: consume adequate vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry and fish, and less industrial sweets and foods high in fat and salt. It is known that patients who use professional advice and expert dieticians and nutritional supervision have a much better chance to maintain balanced levels of sugar, and avoid the complications of the disease. Diabetics should also keep meals at regular times throughout the day to avoid sharp rises in blood sugar levels. So what are the best foods to control diabetes and add to the menu? There are 12 foods that can help balance blood sugar in your body. These are olive oil, cinnamon, green tea, pulses, green vegetables and oats. These common foods that are already in our kitchen help maintaining adequate blood sugar and prevent diabetes complications: Oil lacks carbohydrates , and therefore does not raise blood sugar levels. In addition, it slows the absorption of foods eaten along with the oil. Olive oil is rich Omega 9 and Omega 3 which help maintain the flexibility of blood vessels, allowing good blood flow. Also oil does not increase insulin levels, thus reducing the non-insulin tolerance that exists in many people and causes an increase in blood sugar levels. Find here more information about the great health benefits of olive oil . Many studies show that consumption of one teaspoon cinnamon (2.5 g) to three teaspoons a day has a positive effect on reducing blood glucose levels. It was found that th Continue reading >>

5 Foods That Can Help Prevent Diabetes

5 Foods That Can Help Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent health issues that people in our country suffer from. It’s the seventh leading cause of death, affecting millions of people in this country daily. In 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and above were diagnosed with prediabetes, which was 7 million more than we saw in 2010. In 2012, 29.1 million Americans were diagnosed and in 2010, that number was 25.8 million. What’s worse is that over 18,000 of those cases were in youth under the age of 20 years old! Clearly, we have a serious problem here. The Real Question At Hand Could it be that this is just by coincidence, or could the problem with diabetes have something to do with the way our food system has changed over the years? Since sugar is in just about everything and processed, fatty foods make up a large portion of Americans’ diets, clearly, the increase of diabetes has nothing to do with our country just magically becoming unhealthy. Our food industry is feeding us lies about what’s healthy and what’s not, and while our government has made significant changes to school lunch room menus, providing us with calorie counts on fast food and restaurant menus, and even banning soda in some cities, we still have a long way to go. Why would food manufacturers put sugar and toxic fats into our food considering they have no nutritional value whatsoever, if not to make us addicted to them to increase profit? These foods trigger opiates in the brain, much like the protein found in milk known as casein. Opiates create a drugged like feeling inside of us that leads us wanting more and inevitably coming back for more every single time. Why Sugar and Processed Fats Lead to Diabetes Each time we eat more added sugars and toxic fats (like vegetable oils and highly processed fats), we disrup Continue reading >>

How To Beat Type 2 Diabetes With Diet And Lifestyle Changes

How To Beat Type 2 Diabetes With Diet And Lifestyle Changes

It's no secret that type 2 diabetes is on the rise in the United States and around the world. But if you've been diagnosed with diabetes, there's a lot you can do to improve your health — and the best place to start is likely by making some changes to your lifestyle. “Basic principles of good health like eating right, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight can be as effective as medicine in the management of type 2 diabetes for most people,” says Sue McLaughlin, RD, CDE, lead medical nutrition therapist at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. That's backed up by the Look AHEAD study, a large clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The researchers found that over a four-year period, changes like eating a healthier diet and getting more exercise led to weight loss and improved diabetes control in 5,000 overweight or obese participants with type 2 diabetes. A December 2016 review in Diabetologia similarly found through 28 studies that participants who were able to achieve about 150 minutes per week of moderate activity lowered their risk of type 2 diabetes by 26 percent compared with nonactive participants. If you're ready to make positive changes to help control diabetes, here's how to get started. Improve Your Diet to Help You Treat Type 2 Diabetes Naturally Keeping close tabs on your diet is a major way to help manage type 2 diabetes. A healthy diet for people with type 2 diabetes includes fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables, whole grains, beans, lean meats, and low-fat or fat-free dairy. Focus on eating fruit and non-starchy vegetables, like broccoli, carrots, and lettuce, and having smaller portions of starchy foods, meats, and dairy products. Be especially careful about loading Continue reading >>

Lettuce May Be The Next Big Diabetes Treatment

Lettuce May Be The Next Big Diabetes Treatment

Home / Resources / Articles / Lettuce May Be The Next Big Diabetes Treatment Lettuce May Be The Next Big Diabetes Treatment Capsules of insulin produced in genetically modified lettuce could hold the key to restoring the bodys ability to produce insulin and help millions of Americans who suffer from insulin-dependent diabetes, according to University of Central Florida biomedical researchers. A team of scientists at the University of Central Florida thought it could be, and their research iscausing a lot of excitement in the medical community. A ground, dried lettuce pile can contain enough insulin to treat Type one diabetes in six to eight mice. "We have produced insulin in plant cells specifically lettuce and orally deliver the lettuce directly in capsules," said Henry Daniell, a professor at UCF. Dr. Henry Daniell says Type one diabetes is an autoimmune disease. The body doesnt recognize the protein and attacks insulin and insulin-producing cells. This eventually destroys the pancreas, meaning patients will need to be on insulin for life. But, Daniell said that after eight weeks, the body of a mouse understood insulin was food. "Once it stops fighting, the pancreas comes back alive because there are a lot of stem cells in pancreas. Its repopulated," Daniell said. That means patients wouldnt have to take insulin the rest of their lives. "Once its put inside a plant cell and when its ingested in the stomach, that plant cell is surrounded by a cell wall and the cell wall protects it from amino acids in the stomach and also from enzymes for digesting. But, when the plant cell reaches the gut, bacteria pokes holes in the plant cell wall and releases the insulin," Daniell said. Daniell said the capsules could be used to prevent diabetes before there are any symptoms, trea Continue reading >>

13 Foods That Fight The War Against Diabetes ...

13 Foods That Fight The War Against Diabetes ...

20 Foods That Make Your Butt Bigger ... Wild salmon is the king when it comes to omega 3s, protein, and brain-boosting nutrients like B vitamins and magnesium. Eat it grilled, baked, steamed, or flaked into a soup at least 3 times a week for the most benefits. 15 Delicious and Easy Recipes for Two if You Want to Wow Your Man in the Kitchen ... Broccoli is a unique veggie because it has high levels of fiber, vitamin B6 and chromium, all which tell your body it is full and doesn't need sugary, fatty foods. Vitamin B6 also increases your energy and reduces stress in the body. 33 Foods That Should Always Be on Your Grocery List ... Coconut flour is a gluten-free, grain-free flour you can use whether you have diabetes or not. It makes a terrific thickener in oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt, or baked goods. It's also high in fiber, protein, and low in carbohydrates. 8 Flat Belly Foods to Eat This Summer ... Making a salad? Skip the iceberg and choose romaine. Its full of omega 3s and fiber that trick your brain into thinking youre fuller than you are, plus it's rich in chlorophyll, which is essential to healthy blood sugar levels. 10 Delish Water Recipes for Girls Who Don't like It Plain ... Cinnamon is extremely high in chromium, a mineral that reduces your blood sugar and your sugar cravings. Adding more of this yummy spice to your food is one of the best ways to get the benefits, so sprinkle it on anything you can! 31 Delicious Meat Free Meals for Girls Who Want a Thinner Waist ... Old-fashioned and steel-cut oats lower your insulin, cholesterol, and contain B vitamins, iron, and magnesium to help you be more active. Just avoid instant oats since they are digested more quickly and are not so insulin-friendly. Delicious Fruit Popsicles That Are Healthier than Ice Cream ... Most Continue reading >>

Lettuce Insulin For Diabetes

Lettuce Insulin For Diabetes

Posted on August 9, 2015 | No Comments on Lettuce Insulin for Diabetes Diabetes has been known widely as a disease which is a long term condition due to high blood sugar levels. It is one of the causes of deaths of people worldwide. Mostly, diabetes is hereditary. However, before one can truly understand what diabetes is, it is important to take note how insulin works in ones body. Whenever a person eats, the body turns this food into sugar. Then, pancreas are supposed to release insulin to cater sugar. Insulin lets the sugar enter the cells in order to turn sugar to energy. But then, for a person who has diabetes, this system will not work. A person who has diabetes hardly produces, or not produces insulin at all. Hence, it has affected the parts and functions of the body. There are different types of diabetestype 1 and type 2. Type one is also called as the juvenile diabetes because most people who have it are the younger ones. On the other hand, it can be also acquired by people of any age. This is worse than type two because it is insulin-dependent diabetes. This kind of diabetes is present when the immune system attacks part of its own pancreas. There is still no reason for this. But, it works when the immune system sees insulin-producing cells as foreign; hence, attacking these cells happens. Due to this, the glucose cannot enter the cells. It stacks up in the blood. Then, this results to high blood sugar level. It damages the eyes, kidneys, and some other body parts. Type two, on the other hand, is related to people who are overweight. There is an insulin resistance even though the body can produce insulin. Exercise and diet often are included in the treatment. Insulin injection is also suggested whenever necessary. There was a research about insulin-producing f Continue reading >>

Diabetes Prevention: Recent Studies Into Lettuce-based Cures

Diabetes Prevention: Recent Studies Into Lettuce-based Cures

We're sorry, an error occurred. We are unable to collect your feedback at this time. However, your feedback is important to us. Please try again later. Lettuce as a potential cure for diabetes? I told you I was looking into it. My instinct said 'BS' (and that doesn't stand for 'blood sugar'). I queried a few experts in the last few days, and it looks like I wasn't too far off. So the headlines were all abuzz last week with (yet another) breakthrough that "may have finally unlocked the code to wipe diabetes completely off the map." Dr. Henry Daniell and his team of 20 bio-medical researchers have worked for five years, experimenting with genetically modified lettuce grown in a lab at the University of Central Florida. The leaves are placed in a machine and injected with the human gene for insulin, then powdered and fed to mice. After eight weeks, the treated mice were producing normal levels of insulin. So, what about it? Good for humans, too? Any time in this century, or this millennium?? "Lettuce is a cute gimmick... (but) I don't see it as any kind of breakthrough," Dr. Jay Skyler tells me. He is director of academic programs at the Diabetes Research Institute in Miami, and Study Chairman for the nationwide Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet project. He explains that Daniell's study hasn't proved anything new about the treatment or prevention of diabetes. It's only proven that there are ever-more biological sources of insulin, including tobacco and carrots . Research back in the late '80s and early '90s already showed that orally fed insulin will alter the immune attack of insulin-producing cells in mice. "The problem is the concept of using oral insulin. It doesn't work to lower glucose. It works to change the immune system so it won't destroy islet cells in rodents. But stud Continue reading >>

7 Intriguing Genetically Modified Fruits & Veggies

7 Intriguing Genetically Modified Fruits & Veggies

7 Intriguing Genetically Modified Fruits & Veggies Genetically modified food is one of great controversies of our time. Supporters point to wonderful possibilities of nutrient-packed food and solving world hunger, while critics fear unknown effects on human health. But whatever ones opinion the matter, one thing is clear: some genetically modified fruits and vegetables are awfully intriguing! Here are 7 of the most interesting examples: The graisin (or giant raisin) is a raisin which has been genetically re-programmed to grow far beyond its normal size . It was produced by Japans National Institute of Genetics, which is unsurprising given that nations love for large fruits of all kinds. And while they taste exactly the same as small raisins, graisins are sure to make dinner guests stare in awe! Originally funded by UNICEF and created for Third World aid efforts, a grapple is simply a genetic cross between a grape and an apple . The fruit keeps the size and shape of the apple, the texture of the grape, and the flavor of both while providing a potent, high-strength dose of vitamin C. OK, so someone went a bit afield with their research here turns out the Grapple is not a genetic cross but is instead created via a totally safe process [done to] apples after picking, which imparts the grape flavor throughout the apple. See: GrappleFruits for more information. Plums and apricots are delicious fruits in their own right, but combined, they form the genetically modified treat known as the pluot. Described by WiseGeek as an intensely flavored fruit, pluots are heavily fortified with vitamin C and have no sodium or cholesterol. Should I have a tangerine or a grapefruit? No longer need this question be asked! Lovers of each fruit can now get the best of both worlds with this swee Continue reading >>

Lettuce And Diabetes

Lettuce And Diabetes

Lettuce greens for sale at a farmers market.Photo Credit: Christina-J-Hauri/iStock/Getty Images Dieters often eat plenty of lettuce because it fills you up and provides essential nutrients, such as folate and vitamins A and K, without providing a lot of calories. Likewise, other nonstarchy vegetables, including lettuce, can be a good choice for diabetics due to their low carbohydrate content and minimal effects on blood sugar levels. A study published in "Diabetes Care" in December 2004 found that people who ate more green, leafy vegetables, such as lettuce, were less likely to develop type-2 diabetes than people who didn't eat these vegetables often. Legumes, dark yellow vegetables and fruits were also associated with a decreased risk for diabetes. The glycemic index estimates the effect of a food on your blood sugar levels, with foods having a low score being less likely to cause spikes in blood sugar levels than those with a high score. Lettuce and most other nonstarchy vegetables have very low glycemic index scores, according to the American Diabetes Association, so you don't have to worry about them greatly increasing your blood sugar levels. A cup of lettuce only contains about 5 to 10 calories and 1 to 2 grams of carbohydrates, depending on the type. When counting carbohydrates, one serving of vegetables is considered 5 grams of carbohydrates, which you wouldn't reach unless you ate more than 2 cups of lettuce. This is why the American Diabetes Association says you don't need to count the carbohydrates in nonstarchy vegetables like lettuce unless you eat more than 2 cups of raw vegetables or 1 cup of cooked. The American Diabetes Association recommends diabetics eat at least three to five servings of nonstarchy vegetables each day. Choosing a type of lettuce tha Continue reading >>

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