Researchers study preventing cancer and diabetes with the Chilean maqui berry

Aristotelia chilensis, also known as maqui berry or Chilean wineberry, is a fruit-bearing shrub native to South America, particularly in Chile and Argentina. It is popular among locals as a source of food, natural food coloring and medicine. The maqui tree is also widely grown as an ornamental in gardens and is said to have potential as … Continue reading Researchers study preventing cancer and diabetes with the Chilean maqui berry

Superfruits and plant compounds: Fat molecule in avocados may be key to reversing diabetes

Researchers from the University of Guelph in Canada have discovered that a fat molecule unique to avocado may help treat diabetes. In a study published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, the researchers found that avocatin B (AvoB) reduced insulin resistance in diabetic mice and promoted weight loss in humans. Avocado compound improves insulin sensitivity AvoB is a mixture … Continue reading Superfruits and plant compounds: Fat molecule in avocados may be key to reversing diabetes

Here’s why eating garlic and onions can prevent hypertension and diabetes

Alliums are disease-fighting vegetables widely used as everyday food and traditional medicines. This incredible family of edible medicinal plants is composed of garlic, white and purple onions, leeks, chives, scallions and shallots. According to studies, alliums contain unique compounds called organosulfur compounds and natural antioxidants called polyphenols that are responsible for their disease-fighting activities. In a recent study, … Continue reading Here’s why eating garlic and onions can prevent hypertension and diabetes

Intermittent fasting found to boost health, lower diabetes risk

A recent study revealed that intermittent fasting can help with heart health, improve blood chemistry and reduce the risk of diabetes. The study, published in Nutrition Research, looked at the benefits of time-restricted feeding – in particular, the 16:8 intermittent fasting method – in healthy college men. “What we are doing is time-restricted feeding. It is a way … Continue reading Intermittent fasting found to boost health, lower diabetes risk

Exercising regularly is key to reversing Type 2 diabetes

Exercise forms an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Health experts recommend exercising regularly to maintain a healthy weight, ward off diseases and boost longevity, among other things. For people with Type 2 diabetes, working out on the regular becomes even more urgent. Studies show that exercising regularly helps lower blood sugar, avoid diabetes complications and more. Why is exercise … Continue reading Exercising regularly is key to reversing Type 2 diabetes

Exercise can delay the development of Type 1 diabetes

When a person has Type 1 diabetes, they are unable to produce insulin, which the body needs to manage blood sugar. But according to a study led by researchers from the University of Birmingham, individuals with this lifelong condition can delay its progression through regular exercise during the first few months of diagnosis. If left untreated, Type 1 diabetes can make your … Continue reading Exercise can delay the development of Type 1 diabetes

Vitamin C found to help prevent metabolic syndrome associated with diabetes, heart disease and stroke

One is enough. Two is too much. Three is, well, deadly. Having at least three risk factors of metabolic syndrome — which include high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, high triglycerides, low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and extra fat around the waist — is like inviting death to your doorstep. This is because having metabolic … Continue reading Vitamin C found to help prevent metabolic syndrome associated with diabetes, heart disease and stroke

Exposure to common plastics increases risk of diabetes, reveals study

A study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives shows that chemicals commonly found in plastics can increase diabetes risk. French and Australian researchers found that exposure to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) and bisphenol S (BPS) is associated with a two times-higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. Exposure to plastic chemicals increases diabetes risk BPA is used in disposable water … Continue reading Exposure to common plastics increases risk of diabetes, reveals study

Exploring the inhibitory activity of Tinospora cordifolia (heart-leaved moonseed) against diabetes symptoms

Researchers at Osmania University in India investigated anti-diabetic efficiency of the leaf extract of Tinospora cordifolia (heart-leaved moonseed), a plant used in Ayurveda and traditional folk medicine. They reported their findings in an article published in the International Journal of Green Pharmacy. Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that affects many people around the world, according to the World Health Organization. … Continue reading Exploring the inhibitory activity of Tinospora cordifolia (heart-leaved moonseed) against diabetes symptoms

Study: Clove extract may help improve blood sugar control and prevent diabetes

Cloves are the aromatic buds of the evergreen tree, Syzygium aromaticum. This potent spice is found in both whole and ground forms and is a versatile food ingredient used for seasoning pot roasts and adding flavor to hot beverages and desserts. In Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, clove is used to treat influenza, cough, digestive problems, toothache, nausea and vomiting, … Continue reading Study: Clove extract may help improve blood sugar control and prevent diabetes