Can Diabetics Eat Fruits?

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“I had  a mango yesterday night”, he said suggesting the possible cause for the raised Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) level.

“I usually do not have fruits, but yesterday I had to” he continued as if he had committed a grave mistake.

When I told him, “You know something? Diabetics are NOT restricted from eating fruits”, he looked surprised and the look on his face was a familiar one. He wanted to know more on whether he could eat fruits. The poor man had been a diabetic for the past 5 years and he has been restricting himself from all kinds of fruits. I had to spent 10 minutes explaining the conditions to be followed if a diabetic person wants to eat fruits.

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Health Benefits of Kiwi Fruit

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Kiwi fruit is becoming popular day by day, and there are several reasons behind it. Even though its a small fruit, Kiwis are rich in Vitamin C and potassium and other vital nutrients. The major health benefits of Kiwi fruits include boosting our immune system, lowering the blood pressure, and preventing cardiovascular diseases. This article … Read moreHealth Benefits of Kiwi Fruit

So, you think you know what a “Balanced Diet” is and how to choose healthy food?

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The word meaning of malnutrition is “lack of proper nutrition by not eating enough food”. The word to emphasise here is “enough” and most of the people misinterpret the meaning of malnutrition as “not eating at all”. A person who eats three large meals a day could be suffering from malnutrition and he/she might not … Read moreSo, you think you know what a “Balanced Diet” is and how to choose healthy food?

Understanding Fats and Fatty Acids

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The supermarkets are heaving with numerous types of cooking oils and we the consumers are more confused than ever before. All these cooking oils are made up of chemical units called as “fatty acids” which determines the properties of the oil. Cooking oils, meat and dairy products are not the only source of fats that … Read moreUnderstanding Fats and Fatty Acids

Leptospirosis – All you need to know!

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Leptospirosis or Weils disease is an animal infection caused by a group of bacteria called as “spirocheates”. Rodents and rats are the major reservoirs of the disease and human infections occurs when they come in contact with these infected animals. Human leptospirosis manifests in many forms are widely varied ranging from mild fever to severe … Read moreLeptospirosis – All you need to know!

Vitamin C – Functions, Sources, Deficiency and Treatment

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Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin which is absolutely essential for the normal development and functioning of several parts of the human body. It is required in the formation of bones, muscles, blood vessels, and gums. The natural sources of Vitamin C includes citrus fruits and vegetables. In this article we will learn the functions … Read moreVitamin C – Functions, Sources, Deficiency and Treatment