Tag: "carbohydrates"

Why You Should Cut The Carbs And Up Your Fat Intake

| December 8, 2015 | Comments (0)

In my previous post, I told you how following a low-fat diet (laden with low-fat products), can in fact add inches to your waist. A low-fat diet may not only leave you feeling disappointed about your weight loss results, it could also leave you deficient in important, fat-soluble vitamins… and, whatever you may have been […]

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Sugar Causes Type 2 Diabetes Even Without Weight Gain

| November 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Here’s a simple question: what causes type 2 diabetes? The NHS Choices website lists four risk factors – age, genetics, weight and ethnicity. The amount of sugar in the diet doesn’t get a mention. In fact, both Diabetes UK and the American Diabetes Association say it is a “myth” that sugar causes diabetes. The Diabetes […]

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Eating Protein And Veg Before Carbohydrates Can Help Control Blood Sugar Levels

| July 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

For anybody who has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or who wants to avoid developing type 2 diabetes, keeping to a low-carbohydrate, low glycaemic load (low GL) diet needs to be the front line treatment approach as part of helping to control your blood sugar levels. This has been the advice from nutritionist Martin […]

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Advisory Committee Report On Carbohydrates Is A Big Let Down

| August 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

A new reports calls on the Government to cut by half people’s recommended maximum sugar intake. This seems like good news that sends a strong message to the food industry to reduce the sugar content of processed foods. It would be encouraging to think it also shows the medical establishment is finally taking seriously what […]

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The Official Dietary Guidelines For Diabetics Have It All Wrong

| July 3, 2014 | Comments (1)

New figures show that the UK has the third highest rate of obesity in Western Europe, with 67 per cent of men and 57 per cent of women being overweight or obese1. At the same time, the number of people with diabetes in the UK has climbed to almost three million, with 90 per cent […]

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Study Shows Type 2 Diabetes Starts In The Brain

| November 14, 2012 | Comments (0)

Anybody with diabetes or metabolic syndrome knows that what they eat will affect their blood sugar and that if they eat too much of the wrong things they will put on weight. That much is common sense, but now scientists in New York have found how overeating could cause a malfunction in insulin signalling in […]

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Gut Bacteria Linked To Obesity And Type 2 Diabetes

| August 29, 2012 | Comments (2)

You may not think too often about the “bugs” that live in your gut, but you are providing a home to around one hundred trillion microbes, mainly in your colon. The “gut flora”, as they are called, include gut bacteria, fungi and various other single-celled organisms. This complex community of microbes normally exists in a […]

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Can Cheese Cut Your Diabetes Risk?

| August 16, 2012 | Comments (2)

Some national newspapers recently ran a story, based on the results of a new study, which suggested that eating cheese could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But before you rush out to stock up your fridge, let’s take a look at what the study really found and how cheese and other dairy […]

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How Calcium, Magnesium and Chromium Can Benefit Diabetics

| March 28, 2012 | Comments (3)

If you have been following my Real Diabetes Truth blog posts, you will already know that eating sensibly, in a way that helps to keep your blood sugar levels stable, is a basic lifestyle strategy for managing diabetes, be it type 1 or type 2. The key factor, as I’ve explained, is controlling your intake […]

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The Lowdown On Diabetes Drugs

| January 9, 2012 | Comments (3)

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, the chances are you have been prescribed medication for it. Even if you have metabolic syndrome, which often precedes type 2 diabetes, you may be taking one of the diabetes drugs listed below. People with type 1 diabetes can’t produce insulin, and have to inject themselves with one […]

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Diabetes – What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You

| January 3, 2012 | Comments (6)

Anybody can suffer from diabetes, and if you do, you don’t need me to tell you how difficult it can make your life. You certainly don’t need to hear, as some recent reports in the media imply, that you have only yourself to blame, through being fat and lazy. Such a simplistic viewpoint is not […]

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