Cold temperature lipid created by the body may lower blood sugar, report scientists

A recent study published in the journal Cell Metabolism found that 12-HEPE, a lipid produced by the body in response to cold temperatures, may help reduce blood sugar levels. Researchers from Brazil, the U.S. and Germany conducted a series of experiments on mice and humans and found that it could help shuttle glucose into tissues and improve glucose tolerance in … Continue reading Cold temperature lipid created by the body may lower blood sugar, report scientists

Scientists explore the effects of certain phenolic compounds on sirtuins and hepatic inflammation

Resveratrol is a powerful natural compound that’s known for its heart benefits. Found abundantly in the skins and seeds of grapes, peanuts, cocoa and berries, resveratrol has cardioprotective, antiviral, neuroprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, according to studies. Piceatannol is a natural derivative of resveratrol that’s also found in fruits and vegetables. Reports suggest that piceatannol has anti-cancer … Continue reading Scientists explore the effects of certain phenolic compounds on sirtuins and hepatic inflammation

Feeling tired after enjoying a cup of coffee? You should probably limit your caffeine intake, advise researchers

A lot of people rely on coffee to keep them awake and improve their focus. That’s because coffee contains caffeine, a natural stimulant that’s also found in tea and cacao plants. But if you’re a frequent coffee drinker and notice you’re feeling more tired, you might need to lay off coffee – experts say that caffeine can … Continue reading Feeling tired after enjoying a cup of coffee? You should probably limit your caffeine intake, advise researchers

Low-carb diets confirmed to be beneficial for those with diabetes

A study published in the journal Diabetologia found that low-carb diet can help lower blood sugar levels and liver fat content. The researchers from Germany said that this can benefit people with Type 2 diabetes even if the diet does not result in weight loss. “Our study confirms the assumption that a diet with a reduced carbohydrate content can … Continue reading Low-carb diets confirmed to be beneficial for those with diabetes

Study suggests managing your blood sugar levels with the keto diet brings anti-cancer benefits

The ketogenic (keto) diet might inhibit the growth of tumors in cancer patients, according to a team of American and Korean researchers. Published in the journal Cell Reports, their findings showed that the keto diet, which kept blood glucose from spiking, also kept cancer cells from using glucose as a fuel source, thus stalling tumor growth in mice with lung cancer. … Continue reading Study suggests managing your blood sugar levels with the keto diet brings anti-cancer benefits

Understanding the diet-diabetes connection: What you need to know about preventing and managing your risk

Type 2 diabetes is a life-threatening illness, but it’s one that you can largely prevent through lifestyle choices. At the Nutrition 2019 conference held in Baltimore earlier this year, several interesting studies were presented that show just how much what we eat – and the way that we eat it – can impact our risk one way … Continue reading Understanding the diet-diabetes connection: What you need to know about preventing and managing your risk

Don’t make these 7 mistakes when it comes to intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is popular among the health-conscious because it offers many benefits: It promotes fat and weight loss, improves insulin sensitivity, and boosts immunity. But before you try intermittent fasting, avoid these 7 common mistakes like not tracking your calorie intake so your efforts don’t go to waste. Intermittent fasting 101 Your body uses glucose as its fuel source. Glucose … Continue reading Don’t make these 7 mistakes when it comes to intermittent fasting

Preventing muscle atrophy in those with diabetes: Animal study reveals tocotrienols can increase skeletal muscle weight

People with diabetes are at risk of various health complications, including muscle atrophy. A new study suggests taking tocotrienols can help increase skeletal muscle weight and prevent muscle atrophy. For this study, which was published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, researchers looked at tocotrienols (vitamin E) derived from the red-orange tropical fruit known as annatto. Researchers … Continue reading Preventing muscle atrophy in those with diabetes: Animal study reveals tocotrienols can increase skeletal muscle weight

A banana a day keeps the doctor away? Study suggests wild banana species may have anti-diabetic properties

Dietary intervention is one of the most studied and most effective strategies for diabetes management. In a recent study, scientists from India looked into the anti-diabetic potential of a wild species of banana, particularly a compound called apiforol found in its seeds. Their findings appear in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. Phytonutrients are health-promoting … Continue reading A banana a day keeps the doctor away? Study suggests wild banana species may have anti-diabetic properties

Heart-healthy lentil salad: Easy to make and nutrient-dense

Lentils are nutritious legumes. If you’re looking for a delicious recipe that includes lentils, try making a French lentil and fennel salad that offers many health benefits. The recipe for this fennel, lentil, and salmon salad comes from Rosie Daykin’s cookbook “Let Me Feed You.” You can make this easy-to-follow recipe if you have leftover lentils or salmon, and … Continue reading Heart-healthy lentil salad: Easy to make and nutrient-dense