Nutrition

The Good, Bad and the Healthy - Everything You Need To Know About Fats.

Fat is probably the most misunderstood macronutrient. But, does it really deserve the bad reputation it has? Find out the truth

Benefits of Resistant Starch on Blood Sugar Management and Weight Loss

Resistant starch is known to have the same effect as soluble fiber and is helpful if you want to shed some kilos and improve insulin resistance. The higher the resistant starches content in a food, the fewer calories it has, thereby contributing to weight loss, primarily by increasing feelings of fullness and reducing appetite.

Expert Guide - Choosing Healthy Options in an Indian Diet

Research studies show that the onset of Type-2 diabetes and prediabetes can be delayed or even prevented with lifestyle and dietary changes. By following a regular routine of healthy food changes, physical activity, and weight loss it is possible to prevent and manage both prediabetes and Type-2 diabetes. Other lifestyle modifications like managing your stress levels, quitting smoking and alcohol also contribute to a large extent.

Processed Foods and Metabolism

Processed food forms 10% of the average caloric intake in urban and rural India. Due to their easy availability, addictive taste, and cheap costs, processed foods are highly popular among people. Though most foods undergo some form of processing, mechanically processed foods are healthy and safe to consume. Chemical processing of foods alters the original nutrients and adds unhealthy components like additives and preservatives that increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, increased cancer risk, and cardiovascular diseases.

Read between the lines: Understanding Food Labels

Ready to eat, packaged foods that are labeled Diet, Zero Transfat, Organic is the obvious choice for the health-conscious individual in the absence of home-cooked meals. But what do these labels really mean and why knowing the difference, makes all the difference. Here's a guide that will help you make an informed decision when it comes to packaged foods.

Natural Sweeteners that Don't Make Blood Sugars Soar

Although many natural compounds are sweet in taste, none of them have been able to actually replace sucrose. The quest for an ideal alternative to sucrose is challenging. This is why Natural Sweeteners have been receiving so much interest lately.

8 Types of Cooking Oils for Diabetes

Oil (or Fat) is necessary and plays a vital role in maintaining health. The right amount and type of Fat can provide energy, take care of your skin, control cholesterol, and even metabolism. To reap the benefits of Oils or Fats, one should ensure to make the best use of the high-quality fat one consumes. Avoid cooking, past the smoke point. Shuffling between different types of Unrefined Oils will help you find the right Cooking Oil/s that's beneficial to you. Using Refined or highly processed oils is not recommended as they don't contain any nutritional value and only have high calories

Low-Sugar Optimal Diet through CGM

An Optimal Diet lowers blood glucose levels while also providing Optimal Nutrition. Type 2 Diabetes is characterized by high levels of blood sugar that damage your body and lead to complications of the heart, kidneys, eyes, and blood vessels. Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is the most effective way to track the 3 key responses of your body to food, exercise, and medication allowing targeted management of Post-meal Spikes, Glycemic variability, and Fasting Glucose Levels.