Protein shakes, and other protein supplements, are ubiquitous. They’re sold at fitness centers, nutrition stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, and online. It’s common practice to down a protein shake at the gym, or at home following a workout. Protein supplements hold promise that they’ll optimize muscle-building, which ties in neatly with the premise that weight training … Continue reading The Truth About Protein Supplements : Muscle Building Or Fat Gaining?
Previously, we discussed a recent study that measured the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. The study yielded surprising results, namely that being sedentary had a greater risk of death than cardiovascular disease, smoking and diabetes. Researchers of the study believe that being unfit and sedentary should be treated as a disease, which needs a prescription. … Continue reading Study Shows That There Are No Limits To The Benefits of Exercise
It’s common knowledge that exercise does a body good. Previous studies have demonstrated that exercise contributes to increasing longevity. But a recent study conducted by the Cleveland Clinic and published in October 2018, illustrates the true value of exercise: according the senior author of the study and a clinic’s cardiologist, a sedentary lifestyle is more … Continue reading A Sedentary Lifestyle Is More Dangerous Than Heart Disease, Diabetes And Smoking
No two workouts are created equal. As different workouts can tax different areas of your body, it’s important to not only know which nutrients you should eat which will sufficiently refuel your body (depending on the type of workout completed) but also, when you should refuel post-workout. In today’s article, we’ll look at cardio-based workouts … Continue reading When You Should Eat After A Cardio Workout (And When You Shouldn’t)
25 February 2019Motivational Tips 11 And 12: Start Small And Grow From There
Start small. Really small. If you are having a hard time getting started, it may be because you’re thinking too big. If you want to exercise, for example, you may be thinking that you have to do these intense workouts 5 days a week. No — instead, do small, tiny, baby steps. Just do 2 … Continue reading Motivational Tips 11 And 12: Start Small And Grow From There
In this series of posts about motivation, we’d already given you eight tips on how to get motivated and stay motivated. In today’s post, we’re breaking the top ten barrier by giving you two more tips that will help you stay excited as you reach your goal – no matter what that goal might be. … Continue reading Motivational Tips 9 And 10: Use The Occasional Lack of Motivation To Your Advantage
18 February 2019Motivational Tips 7 And 8 : Ponder And Reach Out
Continuing our deep dive into the subject of all-important motivation, in this post, we’ll give you two more tips that will help you stay focused and reach your goal. Motivational tip #7: Think about your goal on a daily basis As we had already mentioned in a previous post, physically writing your goal down and … Continue reading Motivational Tips 7 And 8 : Ponder And Reach Out
17 January 2019Motivational Tips 5 And 6: Post It And Commit To It
In our continuing series of articles detailing how to maintain your motivation when reaching for your goal, we’ve already addressed the importance of focusing on a single goal, how to get inspired, how to get excited and how to ramp up your anticipation. In this article, we’ll give you two more motivational tips that will … Continue reading Motivational Tips 5 And 6: Post It And Commit To It
17 January 2019Motivational Tips 3 And 4: Get Excited And Anticipate
In a previous post, we gave you two power tips on how to stay motivated during your target-achieving journey. In this article, we’ll give you more insight into how you can stay on track. Motivational tip #3: Create your own buzz Meaning, get excited. If you’ve been following along, you’ll remember how motivational tip #2 … Continue reading Motivational Tips 3 And 4: Get Excited And Anticipate
17 January 2019Power Tips On How To Get Motivated
In the first of a series of articles, we’ll dive deep into the subject of motivation : specifically, we’ll give you tips on how to get motivated and how to stay motivated, all necessary if you hope to reach your end game goal. Let’s jump in with our first two power tips on how to … Continue reading Power Tips On How To Get Motivated
10 January 2019Banish The Body Shame
Body image is so prevalent in our culture, and by default, so is body shame. Even if you are the type of person that tries to steer clear of body image-related drama, it’s very easy to get caught up in other people’s body image issues. If you’ve ever had a family member tell you about … Continue reading Banish The Body Shame
10 January 2019Should Your Fitness Trainer Give You Diet Advice?
In today’s post, let’s discuss boundaries. Let’s pose the following question: should fitness trainers dole out diet-related advice? Are trainers qualified to do so? Perhaps the best way to answer this question – or at least gain a better perspective to it – is to invert it: Is your dietician qualified to tell you how … Continue reading Should Your Fitness Trainer Give You Diet Advice?
10 January 2019Get Motivated With Mantras
Getting fit and staying fit requires a certain amount of discipline. In the quest for fitness, many people focus on the obvious: nutrition, exercise and weight training, dieting – the usual suspects. One of the more overlooked aspects of getting fit is the mental component involved. Motivation is key is goals are to be reached, … Continue reading Get Motivated With Mantras
21 December 2018Fitness Trends For 2019
An annual survey of fitness and health professionals was conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and its findings illuminate the top trends in fitness and health. The survey includes answers from more than 2,000 pros from all over the world who represent all commercial, corporate, community and clinical sectors of the industry. … Continue reading Fitness Trends For 2019
21 December 2018Improve Your Mental Health Through Healthy Dieting
Most people think of dieting as a way to alter one’s physical appearance. However, studies in the field of psychiatry show that dieting can actually have an impact on a person’s psychology as well as their physiology. In this post, we’ll explore the benefits that proper dieting can have on your mental state, and take … Continue reading Improve Your Mental Health Through Healthy Dieting
21 December 2018Top Tips To Boost Your Nutrient Intake Levels
In a previous post, we explored the link between healthy dieting and mental health, as well as listed some of the specific foods and nutrients that have been proven to promote mental health. As a reminder, targeted nutrients that you should include in your diet consumption include : Tryptophan Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamins B6 … Continue reading Top Tips To Boost Your Nutrient Intake Levels
In our comprehensive series of posts centered around building muscle, we’ve already covered how to calculate your ideal caloric intake, and its optimal breakdown into protein, fat, and carbohydrate intake levels. But what about vegetarians (and their many variations)? Where can they tap into sufficient protein sources? In this article, we’ll take a look at … Continue reading Part 4-How Vegetarians Who Want To Build Muscle Can Reach Their Protein Intake Levels
17 December 2018Part 3-Building Muscle By Calculating Daily Carbohydrates Intake
In our previous posts, we looked at the surprisingly technical process of building muscle by first calculating optimal daily caloric intake levels, and determining the necessary daily amount of protein and fat necessary to reach your target goal. In this article, we’ll tell you how to meet your daily carbohydrate intake level. As a reminder, … Continue reading Part 3-Building Muscle By Calculating Daily Carbohydrates Intake
In the first post in this series, we explain the first step in building muscle, which is calculating your caloric surplus – up and beyond your daily maintenance caloric intake level – that’s necessary for you to gain muscle at the rate that you want. In this article, we take things further, and break down … Continue reading Part 2-How To Build Muscle By Calculating Daily Protein and Fat Intakes
Protein is an essential nutrient necessary for not only building muscle, but also for losing fat. Gaining muscle might be your objective, so in this multi-post series, we’ll tell step-by-step how to build muscle, starting with this article that will teach you how to calculate the number of calories you should consume in order to … Continue reading Part 1-How to Build Muscle By Calculating Your Daily Caloric Intake (Even On A Vegetarian Diet!)
7 December 2018The Real Deal About Fats and Nutrition
Going back about 20 years, it seemed that the hot buzzword that was on everyone’s lips at that time was ‘fat free’. Back then, fat-free foods were suddenly springing up from nowhere, and was found everywhere. That fat-free trend, in our opinion, was a result of and contributing factor to this collective idea that eating … Continue reading The Real Deal About Fats and Nutrition
6 December 2018What You Should Eat After A Cardio Workout
In this article, we’ll take a look at what you should eat after your cardio workouts, depending on the intensity levels and duration of the workouts themselves. What should you eat after a moderate cardio? ‘Moderate’ is generally a session that lasts for 30- to 45-minutes, and could include activities such as running or an … Continue reading What You Should Eat After A Cardio Workout
21 November 2018Guide to understanding the Nutri-Score and NOVA Classification
Over the last few decades, the lifestyle and eating habits have changed dramatically. Industrialization and urbanization have distorted the nutritional landscape. The discovery of new food preservation techniques and refrigeration has provided us with food products which requires minimal preparation for cooking, and even ready-to-eat meals. However, the food industry is blamed for manufacturing and marketing … Continue reading Guide to understanding the Nutri-Score and NOVA Classification
According to a recent study by a team of researchers in Massachusetts, the process of producing new neurons (otherwise known as neurogenesis) in the specific areas of the brain where memories are stored – namely the hippocampus and striatum – can improve cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients, at least as proven in the mouse models … Continue reading The Science Behind It : How Exercise Improves Brain Function and Cognition
15 May 2018Chocolate: when health meets pleasure!
Luscious and decadent, chocolate is a guilty pleasure that children and adults alike enjoy for it embodies pleasure, warmth and joy. Dark or white, powder or rectangles in neat rows of four – chocolate is much like wine. Everyone has their favourite type, individual taste and brand preferences, and ones they really dislike. But did you know that the … Continue reading Chocolate: when health meets pleasure!
A feeling of guilt overwhelms you as you bite into a bar of chocolate or as you allow a chocolate truffle to melt in your mouth? But here’s how health can meet pleasure. Read more You want chocolate? Here is our selection of 3 scrumptiously healthy vegan recipes you won’t forget! Orange avocado chocolate truffles … Continue reading 3 scrumptiously healthy vegan chocolate recipes!
20 April 2018NASH: A silent killer disease!
When we talk about liver diseases, what immediately spring to mind are viral hepatitis, cirrhosis or even cancer. But there is another disease still largely unknown, called NASH, which has taken on frightening proportions in Western countries. DietSensor explains it all for you. What is NASH? Non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) represent a spectrum of … Continue reading NASH: A silent killer disease!
5 April 2018Spring: 3 foods you should be eating now!
Yay! Spring is finally here! Mother nature is slowly waking up from her long winter sleep and everything around blossoms into beauty. Spring is a particularly euphoric period as it brings a burst of colors, light and warmth after a seemingly endless winter. It’s the perfect time to start anew; improve our lifestyle and dietary … Continue reading Spring: 3 foods you should be eating now!
Carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, potato, rice and legumes, form the very basis of our diet and are essential energy sources, but are they all created equal? The terms Simple sugars and complex carbohydrates have been used for years to classify carbohydrates according to their molecular structure. It was believed that simple sugars were rapidly … Continue reading Spotlight on the glycemic index: A good guide to good carbs
9 March 2018Interview: Behind the scenes of DietSensor
Astrid Bonnasse, the co-founder of DietSensor, talks about the main features of this application that has revolutionized the management of macronutrients. Tell us the story behind DietSensor. Was its creation serendipitous? The creation of DietSensor is not at all serendipitous. In 2013, our nine-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Overnight, we had … Continue reading Interview: Behind the scenes of DietSensor
5 February 2018TOP INSULIN DOSE CALCULATOR APPS REVIEW
mySugr mySugr app is a registered medical app with a pleasant user interface design, which vows to make diabetes suck less. Creating entries has been made easier! In addition, the app presents exciting challenges and amusing feedback (e.g. taming the diabetes monster represents progress), designed to encourage user engagement and help them achieve their … Continue reading TOP INSULIN DOSE CALCULATOR APPS REVIEW
26 January 2018Is Breakfast Protein The Secret To Weight Loss?
According to a new report released by the researchers of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), eating more protein at breakfast could help to achieve healthy weight loss. They stated in the report “Protein Balance: New concepts for protein in Weight Management”, that increasing breakfast protein may help control eating during the daily … Continue reading Is Breakfast Protein The Secret To Weight Loss?
It should be recalled, once again, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it is not just a statement. Nutrition experts have shown that eating healthily in the morning allows the body to recover from the fast, before it starts operating normally. In fact, during our sleep, our digestive system is … Continue reading Healthy eating: a balanced breakfast can help achieve weight loss
There is no excuse for skipping breakfast once you see these super fast and simple recipes. Moreover, each one is healthy, and that feels just right. All- American Granola Photo: Oxmoor House Sweetened with maple syrup and studded with dried cherries and sliced almonds, this pantry staple is easy to customize. You can add dried … Continue reading Start your morning off right with these 3 healthy breakfast ideas!
12 January 2018Looking to Lose Weight Fast?….Think Again
Choosing a quick fix diet to lose weight rapidly may be unsustainable and can lead to a long term unhealthy relationship with food. Sustained weight loss can come with managing a proper daily calorie deficit, safely increasing your physical activity, reconsidering your carb intake, and getting a good night’s sleep. Read the full article on … Continue reading Looking to Lose Weight Fast?….Think Again
12 January 20184 tips to get back on track after the holidays
The holiday season is over and getting back on track might be tough for many of us. After the excesses of the holidays, our body needs to revitalize itself and regain its vitality. Of importance in doing so is ridding your body of any accumulated toxins. Below are tips to get you back on track … Continue reading 4 tips to get back on track after the holidays
12 January 20183 Fat Burning Detox Waters For Weight Loss
Detox water is one of the most popular diet craze for weight loss to come around in a long time, and for great reasons. Not only can you drink detox water to lose weight, it tastes delicious and helps flush your body of toxins. Start every morning by drinking two large glasses of pure water to kickstart … Continue reading 3 Fat Burning Detox Waters For Weight Loss
4 January 2018Six good resolutions to take in 2018
The dawn of a new year is an opportunity to review the good and bad habits which had prevailed during the previous year. Millions around the world make the familiar New Year’s resolutions to go on a diet or join a gym. At DietSensor, we believe there are simple ways to achieve your healthy goals, … Continue reading Six good resolutions to take in 2018
29 December 2017How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
Oh yes – It is possible to celebrate the season without gaining weight! Even if you are motivated, the holiday season is challenging for everyone. Staying on track can seem quite overwhelming. However, you can still have fun without giving up your healthy habits. Here are some simple strategies to avoid holiday weight gain: Do … Continue reading How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
29 December 2017Nutritional Advice to Fight Against High Blood Pressure
Today 1.1 billion people are affected by hypertension (high blood pressure) globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that an average of 59.3 million new cases of hypertension are identified each year. Hypertension is responsible for almost half of deaths caused by heart attack or stroke. Diet plays a crucial role in the treatment and … Continue reading Nutritional Advice to Fight Against High Blood Pressure
29 December 2017Holiday Season Cooking with Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Are you short of ideas for festive meals? Try some recipes that replace unhealthy fats with good ones such as omega-3 fatty acids. These unsaturated fatty acids are essential for proper functioning of our bodies. They act as energy reserves and intervene in the production of certain nutrients by the body. Omega-3 fatty acids can … Continue reading Holiday Season Cooking with Omega-3 Fatty Acids
22 December 2017Some Healthy Dessert Recipes For Christmas
Christmas is just around the corner, and you’re still struggling for a healthy meal plan? When it comes to desserts, it’s hard to find a way to make them healthy. However, it is good to know that you do not have to deprive yourself to be healthy. At the end of the Christmas meal, don’t … Continue reading Some Healthy Dessert Recipes For Christmas
22 December 2017Simple Ways To Avoid Hidden Sugar in Foods
Sugar is strongly present in our daily diet, regardless of our culture, our origins or our food preferences. However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), sugar consumption of simple sugars (Simple sugars are carbohydrates that are quickly absorbed by the body to produce energy. They contain only one or two units of sugar or … Continue reading Simple Ways To Avoid Hidden Sugar in Foods
21 December 2017DietSensor: Eating Healthy During the Holiday Season
It is not always easy to make the best healthy choices when eating during the holidays. This time of year, as tables are well stocked with the finest of treats, it is too easy to eat food that is higher in fat and calories. Eating an excess of these rich foods can sabotage your health … Continue reading DietSensor: Eating Healthy During the Holiday Season
14 December 2017The Importance of Macronutrients in Weight Loss
Counting calories is an important part of making smarter nutritional choices. Dieticians, nutritionists, and fitness experts alike now recommend looking beyond the quantity of calories, and measuring the macronutrients of the food you eat in order to achieve weight loss goals. This is now being called macro dieting. Macro dieting aims to feed the body … Continue reading The Importance of Macronutrients in Weight Loss
A low-calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes and save the lives of millions of sufferers of the preventable condition, research suggests. Eating between 825 and 850 calories a day for three to five months put the disease into remission in almost half of patients in a new study, according to the Daily Mail. The Diabetes … Continue reading Low-calorie diet reversed diabetes in half of patients, study finds
10 October 2017Hummus and Avocado Sandwich
If you’re anything like the team at DietSensor, some days you just want a simple meal without too much effort. And, if you or a loved one has diabetes, we know how difficult it is to find suitable recipes with a reasonable glycemic index. ? ? This quick, under ten minute breakfast or lunch has … Continue reading Hummus and Avocado Sandwich
4 October 2017Does Portion Size Really Matter for Healthy Eating?
There are different myths and misunderstood facts that circulate about weight-loss, health, fitness and food choice. Some of these are simply urban legends, while others may have been true at some point. Today, there is overwhelming scientific evidence that weight-loss has a direct connection to the quality and quantity of the food that we eat. … Continue reading Does Portion Size Really Matter for Healthy Eating?
17 September 2017Childhood obesity: an ever-greater social concern
If in ancient times, being fat was a symbol of wealth and abundance, nowadays, it is a common fact that overweight and obesity may increase the risk of many health problems. Moreover, the subject of childhood obesity is becoming an ever-greater social concern at present. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), childhood obesity is … Continue reading Childhood obesity: an ever-greater social concern
14 September 2017Crash diets – why starving yourself is bad for weight loss?
In the modern society, people keeps pushing the emphasis on being thin. In fact, for many people, being thin is vital to be considered beautiful. Obese or overweight people are socially ostracised. For many of them, the only way out of that vicious circle is to lose weight drastically. Dieting can be long and full … Continue reading Crash diets – why starving yourself is bad for weight loss?
7 August 2017Global Obesity Epidemic – Time to Act Decisively
Obesity has reached the point of a global epidemic, according to a new report published by the World Health Organization (WHO). A person is considered obese when their body mass index exceeds 30. Today, obesity affects more than 2.8 million people each year and this number is increasing constantly. Excess weight kills approximately 3.4 billion … Continue reading Global Obesity Epidemic – Time to Act Decisively
Combining good nutrition with fitness is necessary to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle can mean maintaining a healthy weight, reducing your risk of a chronic disease, becoming more active, and improving your overall health. Whether you are new to fitness, are a fitness enthusiast, or a committed bodybuilder or elite athlete, having … Continue reading Five Tips to Successfully Focus on Both Fitness and Nutrition
As we all may know, money does not buy health. Diabetes, like other chronic diseases, does not discriminate based on gender, wealth or popularity. If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, wallowing in self-pity will not be of any help. Instead of being overwhelmed by negative thoughts, try to see things differently and establish … Continue reading Diabetes: Everyone Is At Risk, Even Celebrities
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” So goes one of the most popular English proverbs. For most, regular fruit consumption will have a positive impact on overall health. But those with diabetes are often told to avoid certain kinds of fruits, particularly those with a high level of fructose. Managing blood sugar is … Continue reading Impact of Fruit Consumption on Blood Sugar Level
18 April 2017Diabetes Can Kill If Unmanaged
Diabetes is an endocrine disorder that affects 29 million people in the United States. A recent study in PLoS ONE reported that these individuals are as high as four times more at risk to die as a result of the disorder. And, eight out of the 29 million cases of diabetes remain undiagnosed (according to the … Continue reading Diabetes Can Kill If Unmanaged
17 April 2017DietSensor Helps You Manage a Healthy Diet
The DietSensor mobile application will help you analyze and manage your daily intake of key nutrients. In just one week, the app will help you change your eating habits by identifying the best foods for you, and which nutrients you need more or less of. Using the mobile app is extremely easy. You just … Continue reading DietSensor Helps You Manage a Healthy Diet
12 April 2017Eating Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Reduce Diabetes Risk
A group of researchers from the Guangdong University of Technology led by Professor Allan Zhao have recently discovered that omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk of diabetes. The study was featured in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that affects children and young adults. The pancreas stops producing insulin … Continue reading Eating Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Reduce Diabetes Risk
It is no easy task to navigate the endless directions and advice from thousands of food experts. Nor is it easy to stick to an daily nutrition recommendation. Did I eat the recommended 15% of the daily intake of proteins? What about 50% of carbohydrates? At DietSensor, eating healthy is what we do. The new … Continue reading DietSensor’s New Premium Plan Offers Smart Food Suggestions
31 January 2017DietSensor Nutrition Coaching – Support For Diabetes
Are you looking for a diabetes diet plan to help you manage your sugar level and avoid diabetes complications? DietSensor is the solution that you have been looking for. The DietSensor Nutrition Coach can help to keep your blood glucose at the recommended level. How does it work? The DietSensor Nutrition Coach will take you … Continue reading DietSensor Nutrition Coaching – Support For Diabetes
6 January 2017Manage Diabetes with DietSensor
DietSensor is the best nutritional solution to help manage diabetes. The solution comes complete with a mobile app for nutritional planning and tracking, a pocket size scanner, and a smart scale. With DietSensor, you can measure carbohydrate counts more accurately to better judge how much insulin to use. DietSensor Mobile App: The mobile app will assist … Continue reading Manage Diabetes with DietSensor
23 December 2016Keeping Diabetes in Control During the Holidays
The holidays are a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family. However, these gatherings are often centered on a meal – which can make things very challenging for individuals with diabetes. Too much worry about portion selection can induce stress and anxiety. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) suggests to start meal planning in … Continue reading Keeping Diabetes in Control During the Holidays
In 1992, the USDA sought to convey to Americans what it meant to maintain a healthy diet using a colorful and easy to understand graphic – the food pyramid. The food pyramid was utilized by schools, government programs (such as the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and various major media outlets to convey the elements of a healthy … Continue reading From MyPyramid to MyPlate – Food Recommendations from Special Interests
21 November 2016Diabetes: preventing the disease starts with healthy eating
Weight loss, diet changes and physical activity all play a role in preventing or delaying diabetes and the many complications that go along with it, including heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness and other health problems. Read the full article on: www.press-citizen.com More than 86 million of Americans have prediabetes according to a recent study. … Continue reading Diabetes: preventing the disease starts with healthy eating
18 October 2016Diabetes has ‘quadrupled around world in 30 years’
The number of people with diabetes has quadrupled around the world over the last 35 years, according to a new report. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that diabetes is now a "serious threat to population health" as obesity fuels a rise in the disease. And, while it was once more confined to richer countries, the 2016 WHO report warns that diabetes is now rising fastest in middle and lower-income countries.
17 October 2016The simple lifestyle change that can reverse diabetes
Patients who reverse their diabetes and then keep their weight down can remain free of the condition, new research has found.
13 October 2016Eating junk food is like having diabetes
Eating a junk food diet can be as damaging to the kidney as diabetes, according to a new study. The problems caused by eating junk food or a diet high in fat are similar to those found in type 2 diabetes, the new research shows. The study took rats and fed them a diet of either junk food – consisting of cheese, chocolate bars and marshmallows - for eight weeks or a special food that was high in fat for five weeks.
The number of prescriptions given to treat type 2 diabetes – a disease associated with obesity and lifestyle – has risen by nearly 35 per cent in just four years, according to new research. Data analysts at Exasol produced a heat map of England showing prescription rates in 2011 and 2015, using official Government figures. They found that, based on current trends, the number of people with type 2 diabetes was on track to reach five million by 2020, five years earlier than previously thought.
This Viewpoint discusses issues that prevent wearable medical devices from effectively bridging the gap between recording information and changing health-relate
29 September 2016FITNESS WEARABLES DON’T GUARANTEE YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT
Hoping to pop on a wearable fitness tracker and watch the pounds melt off? Dieters are better off using another strategy.
22 September 2016Childhood Obesity Rates Are Still Rising
The upward trend in obesity among children continues unabated, say researchers. Recent reports have hinted that childhood obesity is beginning to improve in some U.S cities, at least for the youngest kids who are preschool age. But for the entire population of children ages two to 19 years, the prevalence of overweight and obesity continue to climb, as they have been since 1999.
Omega-3 has been found to help stave off cancer and heart diseaseBut new research suggests eating too many fatty acids can cause diabetesThose who ate a portion a day had a 26% higher rate of type 2 diabetesExperts suggest people consume no more than 4 portions a week
21 September 2016Plant-Based Diet May Lower Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes
Consuming high-quality plant foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes may substantially lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers including one of Indian-origin have claimed. While previous studies have found links between vegetarian diets and improved health outcomes, including reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, this new study is the first to make distinctions between healthy plant-based diets and less healthy ones that include things like sweetened foods and beverages, which may be detrimental for health. Researchers followed more than 200,000 male and female health professionals in the US for more than 20 years who had regularly filled out questionnaires on their diet, lifestyle, medical history, and new disease diagnoses as part of three large long-term studies.
19 September 2016Facts, figures and statistics about diabetes on World Health Day
World Health Organisation states 422 million people are affected by diabetes in a report for World Health Day.
17 September 2016Breaking down food myths: Stop demonizing food
Almost every day in the news you hear about a new study coming out either praising or villainizing a type of food - one day your cup of coffee is an indulgent treat and the next day it is associated with protective health benefits. This yo-yoing can cause confusion and may lead you to unnecessarily demonize foods and the nutrients in them.
15 September 2016Beat Diabetes: 4 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Preventative medicine is rapidly becoming the focus of many doctors who would prefer to help their patients prevent rather than treat a disease like diabetes. Ninety percent of diabetes diagnoses are Type 2, which is the most common and preventable version of this disease. Twenty-nine million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Dr. Hall believes that this disease can be reversed and many of her patients have not only reported significantly lowered A1c levels (the 3-month average of blood glucose levels), but their physicians have taken them off a majority of their medications, which may include oral medications and regular insulin injections. Proving that prevention works.
Having diabetes puts people at risk for heart and kidney disease, stroke, amputations, and more. Worse yet, 9 out of 10 of those people don't even know they have it.
11 September 2016Apples and Blueberries Lower Risk For Diabetes
A new study released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that apples and pears, as well as blueberries, are fruits particularly associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. The study looked at the diets of more than 200,000 people, and was originally created to determine whether flavonoid subclasses lead to diabetes. The latter proves that blueberries, apples and pears have a correlation with a lower incidence of diabetes in more than 12,600 cases.
10 September 201640% of U.S. Women Are Now Obese
Rates of obesity in the United States are high, and among women they are increasing. The number of Americans who are overweight or obese continues to reach shocking highs, with some estimates that more than two-thirds of American adults are now overweight or obese. Now, a new study reveals that while obesity rates in men have plateaued, rates have continued to rise among women.
9 September 2016Diet And Weight: We Had It All wrong
The human race has a paradoxical energy crisis. We are drowning in stored energy (fat), something evolution did not prepare us for. Excess body weight now poses the greatest threat to healthy survival. How did we get here and how might we take back control of body weight?
9 September 2016Diabetes study zeroes in on key to healthy aging, longer life
Aggressive treatment can make a big difference in reducing serious complications
9 September 201620-Year Study Shows Staying Fit Keeps Diabetes Risk Low
Exercise is often recommended to diabetes patients looking to improve their blood sugar, insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Some doctors even call it a prescription for diabetes management. Although experts have agreed that physical activity is beneficial for controlling diabetes, research has not been so definitive when it came to preventing the condition. Until now.
5 September 2016Why Is It So Hard To Lose Weight?
Tens of millions of Americans are on diets each year. And virtually every one of them (about 95% according to most studies) is unable to lose weight and keep it off. This can be really demoralizing. And yo-yo dieting – repeatedly losing weight by dieting and subsequently regaining it – can actually be bad for … Continue reading Why Is It So Hard To Lose Weight?
5 September 2016Amputations caused by diabetes now at 20 per day
Diabetes UK say the number of amputations linked to the disease is risingThe number of amputations in Britain is now 7,370 a year - up from 7,042Chris Askew, of Diabetes UK, said the new figure is a 'huge concern'
3 September 2016What is Fiber?
Fiber can contribute to good health in many ways. In addition to helping move food efficiently through your body, it can also help prevent heart disease, diabetes, digestive problems and weight gain.
Eat like our grandparents ... and cut out bread for optimal weight loss, says Pat Divilly
Which works better to improve the cardiovascular health of those who are overweight - dieting, exercise or a combination of both? A Saint Louis University study finds it doesn't matter which strategy you choose - it's the resulting weight loss that is the protective secret sauce.
Most diets don't work because they're impossible to stick with for the long term. Try following these principles for successful sustainable weight loss.
The new dietary guidelines allow even less sugar than you think.
In Mayo Clinic Proceedings, experts urge drastic reductions in the consumption of added sugar.
17 August 20167 Things Not to Say to Someone With Diabetes
Understand the misconceptions to show your support for those living with this chronic illness. For the more than 29 million Americans who have diabetes, living with the disease is challenge enough. However, awkward, ill-informed or insensitive remarks can add to the difficulties faced. To address misconceptions, it’s important to know what not to say to someone with diabetes. People living with diabetes have to think about what they eat for every meal and snack. However, there is no such thing as the “diabetes diet.” A well-balanced diet is recommended for everyone, not just for people with diabetes.
New research provides further evidence of the health benefits of fruit consumption, after finding that eating fresh fruits daily may lower the risks of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death. According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, it is recommended that adults who get less than 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily consume 1.5-2 cups of fruits each day.
The American Heart Association gives several advices to get a better lifestyle and to reduce cardiovascular diseases. According to the association, a better way of living based on regular activities and controlling daily intake will be beneficial for the health and the heart in the long term. Regular physical activities can help you maintain your weight, keep off weight that you lose and help you reach physical and cardiovascular fitness. Moreover, a healthy consumption of different nutritious food will bring various nutrients which your body needs each day.
Researchers tested the effects of weight loss from calorie-cutting, exercise, and a combination of both.
10 August 2016Heart Disease Infographic
Those who consume alcohol moderately (approximately 1 drink daily or less) are 14-25% more unlikely to develop heart disease
Heart disease is very important as it is the leading cause of death among American: on average, one person dies every 39 seconds, according to recently published data from the American Heart Association. Here is a list of the bad habits and how to overcome or avoid them everyday life.
Thirty years of official health advice urging people to adopt low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences,” a leading obesity charity warned yesterday.
If you have a low level of vitamin D, taking this inexpensive supplement may help you prevent diabetic retinopathy, one of the most serious complications of diabetes. This is the most common reason why some people with diabetes lose their vision.
New research suggests gorging on junk food in pregnancy increases the risk a woman's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will suffer metabolic problems. The sad part is that the findings show the risks remains even if their offspring consume healthy diets.
27 June 20164 Myths about Plant-Based Protein
As consumer demand for plant-based and vegan proteins continues to rise, we've set out to tackle 4 of the most popular plant-based protein myths head on! Plant-base proteins are here to stay! And rightfully so! While some of the more loyal whey protein enthusiasts have had their doubts (often citing myths like the 4 we’re about to debunk), plant-based proteins can offer some incredible benefits!4 Myths About Plant-Based Proteins (Debunked)Myth Number 1: All plant-based proteins are incomplete proteins – making them less useful than their complete, animal-based counterparts.First and foremost, the notion that all plant-based proteins are incomplete proteins is blatantly and utterly false. While a good number of plant-based proteins may be incomplete, there certain plants and grains – like quinoa and buckwheat – that have been recognized as being complete proteins.1-2 What’s more, an “incomplete” protein (regardless of where it may be sourced from), is far from useless so far as our bodies are concerned. “Incomplete” proteins earn the designation because they’ve been found to be missing one or more of the nine essential amino acids (i.e. those amino acids that the body needs in order to function, but can’t synthesize on its own). When we ingest an incomplete protein – in any form – our bodies don’t ignore it because it’s incomplete; instead, they treat it like any other protein source and break it down into its component amino acids, which are then stored in the body until they are needed. The body’s ability to combine amino acids from multiple sources leads us directly into myth number two!
Diabetes and kidney disease, separately and together, were linked with increased risks of stroke, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular mortality in African-Americans living in Mississippi.
Highly structured nutrition therapy helped type 2 diabetes patients reach health goals similar to those accomplished with medications, researchers report. « This is very encouraging since participants un the study have lived with type 2 diabetes for more than 10 years and were not able to control their blood glucose or weight with multiple medications. »
16 June 2016How to Avoid Diabetic Complications
Long term diabetic complications are the result of one or more parts of your body becoming damaged as a result of diabetes. Long term complications need not be inevitable and research indicates that it is possible to minimise complications or avoid or prevent them altogether.
15 June 2016Why Am I Not Losing Fat?
Training and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be an all-encompassing way to live. Going to the gym regularly and eating well could be a full-time job in itself. If you’re doing it to lose weight, it can be demotivating to put all the effort in and not seeing it paying dividends. If you’re looking in the mirror or standing on the scales and not seeing your fat deposits melt away, there could be a number of reasons for that. Let’s take a look at why that might be.
A recent study shows that people who regularly eat tree nuts — including almonds, macadamias, pistachios, walnuts and cashews — also have lower risks for Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and heart disease. However eating unlimited amounts can easily add an extra hundred calories a day to you diet, which could lead to weight gain and increased cholesterol levels. DietSensor, the scanner-and-app combo, introduced at CES 2016, aims to make healthy eating easier. Discover how !
A CDC survey finds that more Americans had health insurance and fewer smoked cigarettes in 2015, but the gains were overshadowed by rising rates of obesity and diabetes.
The 2015 guidelines recommend a "healthy eating pattern" with limited sugar and saturated fat, less salt and more vegetables and whole grains. The guidelines are revised every five years, and the draft version of this year's guide came in months ago at more than 500 pages. The guidance affects everything from what's served in school and prison lunches to how food labels work. It helps dietitians guide their clients. Experts say it also puts pressure on manufacturers and restaurants about what they put in their food. At the end, "Diet is essential to health ... we are really left with no solid advice for most people," but DietSensor can fulfill those gaps left without answers.
Physical activity may have less to do with weight loss than we think. We have an obesity problem. But we shouldn’t treat low physical activity and eating too many calories as equally responsible for it. Public-health policies should prioritize fighting over-consumption of ow-quality food and improving the food environment and lifestyle. DietSensor shows you how.
26 May 2016EVMS Medical Group
Diabetes makes a pregnancy high risk. This is because diabetes can cause many potentially negative effects on the baby as well as the mother. Blood sugar is the baby’s food source and it passes from the mother through the placenta to the baby. When a woman has diabetes and her blood sugars are poorly controlled (too high), excess amounts of sugar are transported to the baby. Since the baby does not have diabetes, he/she is able to increase the production of insulin substantially in order to use this extra sugar. DietSensor tells you how to prevent gestational diabetes.
Around the world, the number of people living with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980, and most of the burden of the disease is concentrated in poorer countries. What’s wrong? Why do more and more people become diabetic?
Many times overeating can help bring on type 2 diabetes.It turns out that the opposite - a strict diet - might be the answer to that progressive, debilitating disease. In a study published in the current issue of Diabetes Care, researchers say an extremely low-carrie diet can mitigate and sometimes eliminate the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t produce or properly use insulin, a hormone in the body responsible for creating glucose. Glucose, in turn, is the body’s blood sugar, which is needed for immediate energy as well as storage of energy in the muscles and fat cells for later use. While Type 1 diabetes, which is usually diagnosed in childhood, is not yet preventable, Type 2 may be avoided with the right health behaviors. DietSensor shows you how.
If you want to see best results from a training program, proper nutrition is critical. This means proper intake of calories, macro nutrients - protein, carbs & fats... Learn why they are important and the best time to have them.
A diabetes diet — medically known as medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for diabetes — simply translates into eating a variety of nutritious foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes. At DietSensor, we aims to make life with diabetes easier! And from now on, say goodbye to manual logging.
Members of the Nutrition Coalition said Americans followed the government dietary guidelines at the same time obesity burgeoned. One graph supplied by the Nutrition Coalition's members showed when the government's dietary recommendations became official in the late 1970s, the obesity epidemic of the American people began and accelerated. Other data showed the public has followed the dietary guidelines, despite claims to the contrary. This means Americans have cut their consumption of saturated fats and increased their consumption of carbohydrates.Last, the Nutrition Coalition charged that, despite all the evidence against it, the official narrative has not changed since it began. The dietary committee today names three "dietary patterns," yet all are essentially the same -- low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets.
According to the most recent data, rates of obesity now exceed 35 percent in three states (Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi), 22 states have rates above 30 percent, 45 states are above 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent. Arkansas has the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9 percent, while Colorado has the lowest at 21.3 percent. The data show that 23 of 25 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South and Midwest.
Diabetes is on the rise, yet most cases are preventable and some can even be reversed. Taking steps to prevent and control diabetes doesn’t mean living in deprivation; it means eating a tasty, balanced diet that will also boost your energy and improve your mood. You don’t have to give up sweets entirely or resign … Continue reading DietSensor : Food Tips to Prevent, Control and Reverse Diabetes
There is some welcome news for chocolate lovers; new research suggests eating chocolate every day may lower the likelihood of diabetes and heart disease
The US diet has changed dramatically in the last 200 years. Many of these changes stem from a single factor: the industrialization and commercialization of the American food system. We've outsourced most of our food preparation, placing it into the hands of professionals whose interests aren't always well aligned with ours.
Obesity — everyone knows it’s bad and that it’s everywhere. Nearly 78 million adults and 13 million children in the United States deal with the health and emotional effects of obesity every day. The solution to their problem could sound deceptively simple — take in fewer calories a day, while cranking up the calorie-burning process with regular exercise. But it’s not just a matter of obese people deciding they’re going to eat less, says Donna H. Ryan, M.D., co-chair of the committee that wrote the recent obesity guidelines and professor emerita at Louisiana State University’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge.
Humanity is putting on weight. Across the globe, in wealthy countries and developing nations, among children and adults, an increasing number of people are overweight or obese. Today, nearly 40 percent of the world’s adults fall into one of those categories, according to new estimates by a global network of researchers called the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration.
While controlling blood pressure, blood sugar and LDL-cholesterol levels reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes, only 7 percent of diabetic participants in three major heart studies had recommended levels of these three factors, according to research from the Heart Disease Prevention Program at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.
LONDON (Reuters) - The number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled worldwide in under four decades to 422 million, and the condition is fast becoming a major problem in poorer countries, a World Health Organization study showed on Wednesday. In one of the largest studies to date of diabetes trends, the researchers said ageing populations and rising levels of obesity across the world mean diabetes is becoming “a defining issue for global public health”.
27 April 2016Mango is no longer a forbidden fruit for diabetics
In past, nutritionists have debated inclusion of mango in diet for diabetics because researches stated that carbs present in it were mostly simple sugars that got readily absorbed in bloodstream vis-a-vis complex carbohydrates. Studies also stated that 30 per cent of sugar in mango is fruit sugar fructose which is metabolized in liver and is seen to raise one's triglyceride levels. Both these facts (now with a solution) made the mango disappear from the plate of diabetics.
26 April 2016Diabetes: can you really eat to beat it?
Converts to the bestselling blood sugar diet say you can. When one type 2 diabetic tried it, he reversed his condition. Four years on, is he still cured?
Although type 2 diabetes is preventable, its prevalence and incidence are rapidly increasing in the United States and worldwide. Currently, more than 5.4% of adults worldwide have a diagnosis of diabetes, and an estimated 300 million will have diabetes by 2025. With no cure available for diabetes, primary prevention through diet and exercise is important. DietSensor helps you to maintain this nutritional therapy on daily basis. Let’s discover how.
23 April 20167 Surprising Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Protein
Protein is essential for living organisms. It gives us energy, helps our bodies recover, and keeps our tummies satisfied. Protein is composed of long-chain amino acids, which are the building blocks of muscle. Your body produces 11 amino acids and the others—the 9 so-called essentials amino acid — you must consume from food. How would you know if you’re protein deficient ? In fact, hair and nails are mostly made of protein. Your body uses it to build and repair tissue and protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Even for people who is willing to lose weight, it has been shown in studies that adequate protein is needed for weight loss to balance blood sugars and prevent muscle breakdown.
In this issue of the journal, Livesey and Taylor (1) present a meta-analysis of clinical trials evaluating the effects of fructose intake. They concluded that fructose is safe at doses of <90 g/d and that it may have the added benefit of lowering concentrations of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). This meta-analysis is difficult to interpret, because it involves randomized and nonrandomized studies of differing designs, mixed populations (diabetic and non diabetic lean and obese), different control diets (including some sucrose-based diets that contained fructose), different study durations, and limited endpoints; it also represents an analysis by an industry-sponsored group of a highly selected list of studies
19 April 201614 Simple Ways to Stick to a Healthy Diet
Eating healthy can help you lose weight and have more energy. It can also improve your mood and reduce your risk of disease. Yet despite all these benefits, maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle can be difficult. Eating a nutritious diet has many benefits, including potential weight loss.
Adding ‘exercise’ labels on packaging won’t solve the obesity problem. Instead, stick to a simple message: eat three balanced meals a day
19 April 2016DietSensor : Hope for Reversing Type 2 Diabetes
Many experts believe Type 2 diabetes is an incurable disease that gets worse with time. But new research raises the tantalizing possibility that drastic changes in diet may reverse the disease in some people.
Ultra-processed foods comprised 57.9% of energy intake, and contributed 89.7% of the energy intake from added sugars. The content of added sugars in ultra-processed foods (21.1% of calories) was eightfold higher than in processed foods (2.4%) and fivefold higher than in unprocessed or minimally processed foods and processed culinary ingredients grouped together (3.7%). Both in unadjusted and adjusted models, each increase of 5 percentage points in proportional energy intake from ultra-processed foods increased the proportional energy intake from added sugars by 1 percentage point.
Actually, when consumed in moderation, butter is actually pretty good for you. Research found butter fights cancer, reduces diabetes symptoms, is packed with vitamins that boost your immune system and keeps bones strong and teeth healthy. So, before you dump all your vegetable oil down the drain, let’s take a look at the research.
Eating fresh pears may improve blood pressure and vascular function in middle-aged men and women who are at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. "These initial results are very promising," said lead author Sarah A Johnson, who conducted the research while at Florida State University. "With metabolic syndrome being of such high prevalence in the US, we feel it is important to explore the potential for functional foods such as pears to improve cardiovascular risk factors such as blood pressure in affected middle-aged adults," Johson said, who is now at from the Colorado State University.
The newly appointed National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention looks at the challenges ahead: There is now growing acceptance across the NHS that we have to get serious about prevention. Much of this, of course, is driven by the epidemic of obesity, poor diet, inactivity and other risk factors that come with the 21st century lifestyle. It is estimated that around two thirds of premature deaths – that is deaths before the age of 75 – could be prevented by tackling the major risk factors. And one in four premature deaths is caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially heart attacks and strokes.
In a major symposium at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015, University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator Tim Byers, MD, MPH, describes research showing the link between cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. "Understanding the similarities and differences in how these risk factors create cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease could aid the ways we prevent all three diseases," Byers says.
7 April 20161 in 5 people will be obese by 2025, study says
The obesity epidemic has gone global, and it may be worse than most thought. "Let food be thy medicine" Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, said. This suggests that one should be mindful with whatever he consumes because food can also cause several diseases. For instance, too much sugar and fat can cause diabetes and overeating can cause one to be overweight or obese.
7 April 2016What Parents Should Know About Type 1 Diabetes
A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes is life-changing for a child--and his or her parents. "That means that affected children and their parents must be vigilant about monitoring their condition--and because there is no cure, this type of maintenance will last a lifetime," says Maureen Villasenor, MD, a board-certified pediatrician at St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group. « Healthy diet and exercise, blood sugar monitoring and insulin treatments are all part of that. »
6 April 2016Why reduced-fat foods are making you fat
A whopping 65 percent of people want to reduce the amount of fat in their diets, according to a recent Nielson survey, despite overwhelming research that shows low-fat diets may actually promote weight gain. So how has this monster of myth lived for so long? Because people still think fat makes them fat, says Donald K. Layman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of food science and human nutrition at the University of Illinois. And because the government’s new Dietary Guidelines for Americans still tell them to cut down on fat intake, particularly saturated fat. Read more here: au.lifestyle.yahoo.com
Diabetes patients can make a drastic impact on the advancement and development of their disease through nutrition and lifestyle modifications for diabetes. In a new study published in US Endocrinology, researchers examined the effectiveness of nutrition and lifestyle modifications in improving diabetes outcomes. One of their essential focuses was on the “ABCs” of diabetes management: A1c, blood pressure and cholesterol. Maintaining an A1c level of about 7%, keeping your blood pressure <140/90mmHg, and maintaining LDL at <100mg/dL (with no cardiovascular disease) and an LDL of <70mg/dL with any type of cardiovascular complications, are key proponents in diabetes management, which is not only the responsibility of the healthcare provider and the medications prescribed to maintain, but the individual themselves. To achieve any of these goals, however, it is important to maintain an active lifestyle and to eat properly throughout the day; this is easier said than done, which is essentially one of the major issues faced by healthcare providers today. Read full article here : diabetesincontrol.com
7 March 2016The Top 8 Dieting Myths (Infographic)
If you're ready to jump off the not-so-fun merry-go-round of conventional but ineffective dieting, you might be relieved to learn that weight loss isn't impossible. It's simply unlikely when you follow the loudly touted dieting myths that lead so many astray. Here are the top eight that you need to dismiss from your weight loss strategy. Read this short infographic.
1 January 2016How to Develop Healthy Eating Habits
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16 December 2015A High Body Mass Index Increases Risk Of Death
Individuals with a BMI of 40.0 to 49.9 have a 250% greater risk of death An analysis of studies has revealed that a body mass index between 20.0 and 24.9 is associated with the lowest risk of mortality from any cause in healthy non smoker adults. The researchers also included accurate estimates of the increased risk of death of overweight and obese individuals in comparison to individuals with a BMI of 20.0 to 24.9. Check infographics here
An infographic reveals the amount of exercise required to work off fast food including KFC, McDonald's and a Pizza Express Margherita pizza - and women have to work out longer than men.
A sea of research now suggests that fructose, especially high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), is taking a devastating toll on your health. It is a MAJOR factor in the increasing rates of obesity and chronic diseases all over the world. But if fructose is wreaking havoc on everyone's health, then why is it still found in a wide array of food products today? Appalling Facts About Fructose: Fructose is a sweetener usually derived from corn, and is now the single largest calorie source of Americans. Fifty-five percent of sweeteners used by food and beverage manufacturers today are made from HFCS, because it's cheaper and 20 percent sweeter than regular table sugar (sucrose). In fact, the number one source of calories in the United States today is soda, which is sweetened with large HFCS amounts. It is unsurprising that an average American now consumes roughly 47 pounds of cane sugar and 35 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup every year. Just take a look at the wide array of health conditions that fructose is linked to: -Insulin resistance and obesity -Elevated blood pressure -Elevated triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol -Depletion of vitamins and minerals -Cardiovascular disease, liver disease, cancer, arthritis, and gout And here's the sad truth: not everyone is aware that fructose lurks in most processed foods and fast foods, even in those that have been touted "sugar-free" or "low-calorie"!
10 December 2015Myth Busting
Every magazine, twitter post, newspaper, online article, personal trainer, and even gym buddy will have the latest nutrition or dieting tip for you. But unfortunately these fad ideas will not bring you the results you want and can even be harmful. Find 12 Myths about nutrition in this article that are worth to know! Make sure you get your nutritional advice from a reliable source; a Registered Sport & Exercise Nutritionist.
A recent study found that teenagers who don’t eat a good breakfast are more likely to be obese and have high blood sugar in adulthood. Statistical analysis showed that teens with poor breakfast habits were 69% more likely to be obese and have high fasting glucose in their 40s than their peers who ate a good breakfast. A “good breakfast” should include protein, healthy fat and a source of carbohydrates like fruit or vegetables or minimally processed grain.
Mealtime insulin dosing calculation should focus on meal composition—including fat, protein, and glycemic index—rather than carbohydrate counting alone, according to a systematic review published in the June issue of Diabetes Care. Current guidelines only focus on carbohydrates as the basis for calculating insulin doses; however, data indicates that other micronutrients—namely fat and protein—can affect insulin requirements, and the other issues depend on the type of carbohydrates ingested,” explained senior author Howard A. Wolpert, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Joslin Institute for Technology Translation, both in Boston, Mass.
This video explains the science behind energy balance and how it affects you. It provides practical tips – small steps that you can incorporate in your lifestyle to reach a healthy balance!
3 December 2015Starch and Root Vegetables and Diabetes
There are a whole range of root vegetables and most of them are also starches – a type of carbohydrate. Basically, some plants store glucose as starch – giant chains of sugars. So when it comes to root vegetables and starches, are they safe for type 2 diabetics to eat or not? Even if there isn’t a great deal of evidence to show benefits of root veggies for type 2 diabete, having a wider variety of foods keeps things interesting and it also provides a wider range of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to the body.
The really surprising thing that was found is that amino acid intake has as much of an effect on blood pressure as established lifestyle risk factors such as salt intake, physical activity and alcohol consumption. For arterial stiffness, the association was similar to the magnitude of change previously associated with not smoking. Beneficial daily amounts equate to a 75g portion of steak, a 100g salmon fillet or a 500ml glass of skimmed milk.
1 December 2015Type 1 Diabetes: An Unrelenting Disease
All of those factors make getting the right amount of insulin a difficult balancing act. Too much insulin can cause blood sugar levels to dip dangerously low, leading to confusion and mood changes, or even seizures and death, according to JDRF (formerly called the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Too little insulin leaves blood sugar levels too high. Over time -- in addition to making someone feel tired and thirsty -- high blood sugar levels can eventually lead to a higher risk of long-term complications, such as heart disease, vision problems and kidney disease, the ADA says. People with type 1 diabetes have to become nutrition experts and learn how to count the carbohydrates in their food. It's the carbohydrates in foods that get processed into blood sugar in the body. Then they need to learn a mathematical formula to figure out how much insulin they'll need. Insulin pumps may help with the math, but they don't do all the work -- not yet, anyway.
Having diabetes doesn't mean the game is over. Here's how to score a touchdown against the disease.
30 November 2015Diabetic and Pasta Options: find alternatives
As a diabetic it's best to stick to low carb options if you want to lower blood sugar. What are the pasta options? Let's take a look and share some recipes too.
27 November 2015Diabetes Self-Management : how to know the Glycemic Index?
Over the past few weeks we’ve looked at several common meal-planning approaches for diabetes management. There are other approaches out there, too, including fat gram counting and the use of sample menus. And chances are, you might use your own approach or a hybrid of approaches. The point is that there is no one right way to plan meals when you have diabetes. In addition, some people follow a vegetarian or vegan plan; others may do best when they limit carbohydrate. I encourage you to think about what makes sense for you, based on your food preferences, lifestyle, and how well you’re meeting your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol goals. If you need help or have questions, seek the advice of a dietitian.
TORONTO, Nov.7, 2015 - A diet developed for reducing cholesterol also lowers blood pressure, a St. Michael's Hospital study has found. The research, published today in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease, was a secondary analysis of data collected for a 2011 study on the effect of the 'portfolio diet' on cholesterol. The portfolio diet lowered blood pressure by an average two per cent, when compared with another diet recommended to reduce hypertension. The portfolio diet includes foods that are scientifically-proven to lower cholesterol including mixed nuts, soy protein, plant sterols (found in vegetable oils and leafy vegetables) and viscous fiber (found in oats, barley and eggplant). The comparison method, a dietary approach to stopping hypertension, or DASH diet, emphasizes fruit, vegetables and whole grains, reduced meat and dairy intake, and eliminating snack food.
26 November 2015Best Diets for Healthy Eating | US News Best Diets
The last thing you want from a diet is a risk to your health. Any diet should provide sufficient calories and not fall seriously short on important nutrients or entire food groups. The Best Diets for Healthy Eating rankings weigh nutritional completeness and safety, with particular emphasis on safety, based on ratings in those categories of 5 (best) to 1 (worst) by a panel of experts. (See how we did it.) Of the 35 popular diet programs ranked by U.S. News, the government-endorsed Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) plan stood at the top of the Healthy Eating list.
23 November 2015Carb Counting Methods Explained
There are only 2 different carb counting methods and they are much simpler to use than you think. Let's go over them together here and clear up any confusion.
22 November 2015Cardiovascular Disease and Nutrition
There is a strong link between diet, exercise, and the development of cardiovascular disease. Nutrition plays an essential role in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, especially in high blood pressure.
22 November 2015Want to know the Top 10 Foods Highest in Fiber?
Dietary fiber is an essential nutrient required for proper digestion of foods, proper functioning of the digestive tract at large, and for helping you feel full. Find here a list of high fiber foods.
22 November 2015What Really Caused the Obesity Epidemic?
Approximately two-thirds of the developed world is overweight; in US, about 75 percent of US men and 67 percent of US women are now either overweight or obese. Most people believe losing weight follows a simple equation: eat less, move more. But this simply isn't true. Your Body Tends to Self-Regulate Based on Available Energy. To Lose Fat You Need to Retrain Your Body to Burn Fat for Fuel. Low-Fat High-Carb Recommendations Have Been All Wrong. The number one recommendation is to EAT REAL FOOD. The second principle is to cut back on the number of times you're eating each day. Third point, exercise will not produce significant weight loss without addressing your diet, but when done in combination it can be significantly beneficial.
21 November 2015Carb counting lesson #2: Simple and Complex Carbohydrates
If you're type 2 diabetic you need to get your head around the different types of carbohydrates. We explain here what simple and complex carbs are with examples. For best health and blood sugar regulation, choosing complex carbs is the better choice. But, it’s also important to remember that many complex carbs are still high in overall carbohydrates, so some are still best avoided or only eaten in small portions.
How do you lower blood sugar naturally through diet? When you can focus on 2 things, great changes will occur – guaranteed!
Following a whole food diet - such as a Mediterranean diet - may be more effective at reducing cardiovascular risk than a strictly low-fat diet, according to a 2014 research.
Read the full article at: www.medicalnewstoday.com
It is hard to figure out how we follow the American Heart Association's recommendation saying that individuals should limit fat intake to less than 30% of daily calories, while limiting saturated fat to 10% of daily calories...at Dietsensor we want to make this kind of information readable real time on your smartphone, with a minimum level of effort to get it. Because we believe that information is the first step to better decision, for a better life.
20 November 2015How to Get the Most Out Of Your Diet App
This article says we have a love/hate relationship with diet apps, they help us on the road to success but recording everything you eat and do can get…exhausting. When we hit “app fatigue” we end up cutting corners and actually getting less out of the app. It gives a few tips for keeping up the motivation for app’ing so that it is more effective than stressful.
Read the full article at: blog.aicr.org
With DietSensor, food logging automation will become possible, with SCiO, the first molecular sensor that fits in your hand, and with the first bluetooth pocket scale. Almost the magic tool that diet apps users dream of. Get to know how DietSensor works here
18 November 2015Diabetes Meal Planning: Advanced Carb Counting – is it for all?
If you’re currently using carb counting as a meal-planning method, you’ve probably learned that a little bit of skill is involved. In theory, it seems easy. In reality, it can be tricky. Nevertheless, with practice and perseverance, carb counting is a meal-planning approach that works well. Read the full article at: www.diabetesselfmanagement.com With DietSensor, advanced … Continue reading Diabetes Meal Planning: Advanced Carb Counting – is it for all?