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Ginger Could Manage Diabetes.

Ginger could manage diabetes.

Ginger could manage diabetes.

Ginger, the common spice and ancient Asian remedy, could have the power to help manage the high levels of blood sugar which create complications for long-term diabetic patients, a University of Sydney study reports.
The study, published in the prestigious natural product journal Planta Medica, reveals the potential power of ginger to control blood glucose by using muscle cells.
Professor of pharmaceutical chemistry Basil Roufogalis who led the research says ginger extracts obtained from Buderim Ginger were able to increase the uptake of glucose into muscle cells independently of insulin.
“This assists in the management of high levels of blood sugar that create complications for long-term diabetic patients, and may allow cells to operate independently of insulin,” says Professor Roufogalis.
“The components responsible for the increase in glucose were gingerols, the major phenolic components of the ginger rhizome.
“Under normal conditions, blood glucose level is strictly maintained within a narrow range, and skeletal muscle is a major site of glucose clearance in the body.”
The pharmacy researchers extracted whole ginger rhizomes obtained from Buderim Ginger and showed that that one fraction of the extract was the most effective in reproducing the increase in glucose uptake by the whole extract in muscle cells grown in culture.
Analysis by colleagues in the University’s Faculty of Pharmacy Dr Colin Duke and Dr Van Tran showed this fraction was rich in gingerols, particularly the [6]- and [8]-gingerols.
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15 superfoods that keep blood sugar low, burn fat and prevent diabetes

15 superfoods that keep blood sugar low, burn fat and prevent diabetes

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Avocados
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The healthy fats and other nutrition you get from avocados help stabilize blood sugar and insulin. The healthy fat content in avocados makes you feel full longer and takes away junk food cravings. And that equals a leaner, healthier body. Avocados contain plenty of oleic acid, the monounsaturated fat in olive oil, that helps lower cholesterol.
Avocados are also a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure and electrolytes. Adequate intake of potassium can help to guard against circulatory diseases, like high blood pressure, heart disease, or stroke.
One cup of avocado has about a quarter of your required daily amount of folate, or folic acid, a B vitamin that plays an essential role in making new cells by helping to produce healthy DNA and RNA. One study showed that individuals who consume folate-rich diets have a much lower risk of cardiovascular disease or stroke than those who do not consume as much of this vital nutrient.
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Starbucks apologizes to man who received ‘diabetes here I come’ message on cup

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A 16-ounce white chocolate mocha has 470 calories and 59 grams of sugar when made with 2% milk and topped with whipped cream, according to Starbucks. But it isn’t supposed to come sprinkled with snark.
The Seattle-based coffee chain has apologized to a Florida man who says he ordered a white chocolate mocha and received an unwelcome message printed on the cup’s label: “DIABETES HERE I COME.”
Action News Jacksonville reports that the incident occurred at Starbucks’ Palencia Village location in St. Augustine on Friday morning.
“I was taken aback,” the customer, who did not wish to be identified on camera, told the network. “That first word just automatically brought the picture of both sisters in my head, and I was taken aback.”
The man said his two sisters suffer from type 1 diabetes and that the snarky message brought back memories of “the struggles they went through and all the doctor appointments they had.”
“This is something we definitely don’t condone,” Kent Miller, the store’s manager, told the CBS and Fox affiliate.
“We strive to provide an inclusive and positive experience for our customers, and we’re disappointed to learn of this incident,” the Seattle-based company said in a statement. “We are working directly with the customer to apologize for his experience, and with our partners to ensure this does not happen again.”
The customer said he wasn’t looking for an apology — he just wanted to ensure something like this doesn’t happen again.
“Seeing and knowing the struggle my sisters went through by third, fourth gr Continue reading

The Sugar-Diabetes-Dementia Triangle

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The researchers took into account obesity, exercise, along with various societal and economic variables.
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Is all this research connected? Is there a sugar - diabetes - dementia triangle?
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This amazing drink is all that the title says. It will help your body burn fat, lose weight, fight diabetes. The combination is made to blast the fat in your entire body and fight diabetes and low blood pressure through doing that. Make it and see for yourself.
Here is the recipe:
Ingredients:
-1 glass of water (12-16 oz.)
-2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
-2 Tbsp. lemon juice
-1 tsp. cinnamon
-1 Tbsp. Raw Honey
Directions:
Just blend all ingredients together. Take the drink every morning on an empty stomach. Since it is not that hard to prepare, make a fresh supply every morning once you wake up and drink it before you do anything else. The results are amazing!
Apple Cider Vinegar is full of enzymes and good bacteria. It contains acetic acid which has been shown to lower blood pressure up to 6%. It can also help eat up the starches if you do eat grains in your diet. (I use Bragg – Apple Cider Vinegar)
Lemon juice helps balance blood sugar and has an alkaline effect on your body helping to regulate ph. It contains, Vitamin C. (I use Lakewood Organic PURE Lemon Juice)
Cinnamon is one of the best anti-oxidants on the planet. It is the number one herb/spice for balancing blood sugar.
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