Metabolism is a term that is used to describe all chemical reactions involved in maintaining the living state of the cells and the organism. Sugar metabolism is the process of turning the energy from the foods you eat into fuel your body's cells need to grow and function.
Insulin resistance is the condition where the cells in your muscles, body fat, and liver are unable to use insulin effectively because they start resisting or ignoring the signal that the hormone insulin is trying to send to grab or absorb glucose out of the bloodstream for energy. Glucose, also known as blood sugar, is the body's main source of fuel. When the cells resist and don't absorb glucose, levels of this sugar build up in the blood causing higher blood sugar and insulin levels, potentially leading to type 2 diabetes.
It is a popular belief that only a non-vegetarian diet can meet your daily protein requirement. Does that mean vegetarians have a cause for concern? Our Nutrition Expert, Rekha Prabhu sheds light on this misbelief. Vegetarians, take notes.
Foods with Low GI have a lesser impact on your blood sugar levels. Limitation : GI score does not reflect the actual quantity of any given food and is determined in line with 100 gms of food. Limitation : GI score does not tell you anything about the rest of the nutritional value of a given food.
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.
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.
The incidence of Diabetes in both young and older adults has tripled in the last twenty years; and so have the number of myths surrounding it. One of the most common widespread beliefs is that Diabetes is an untreatable lifelong disease that limits a person from being able to do regular things like they did before. But gone are the days of “Once a diabetic, always a diabetic.” Evidence-Based Studies have shown that it is possible to stop this progression and work towards successfully preventing and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes.
Whether you are running a 5k or a marathon, the right nutrition is extremely important. It not only helps you give your best but also prevents injuries. Cure.fit’s Health Coach, Chandni Haldurai, runs us through the must-haves in a runner’s everyday dietary plan and how individuals with diabetes can adapt Carbohydrate consumption to do this.