Friday, 17 November 2017

New Medical guidelines for blood pressure

New medical guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure

Hypertension is now categorized as having a blood pressure of 130/80 millimeters of mercury or higher, while normal blood pressure is categorized as a blood pressure of 120/80 millimeters of mercury.

With such lowered cut offs, many would fall in hypertensive range

The best way to control BP is by making lifestyle changes:

Stop smoking.

Lose weight or maintain healthy weight.

Increase physical activity.

Lower salt intake to less than 2g per day.

Reduce intake of processed, ready to eat foods

Limit caffeine.

Limit alcohol.

Reduce stress, meditate 15mins a day

Here’s why blood pressure matters so much: as we age, it tends to rise and slowly damage blood vessels, increasing risks for heart attack, stroke, kidney damage and other health problems. “It doesn’t mean you need medication, but it’s a yellow light that you need to start working on your blood pressure."

The guidelines “have the potential of improving the health of millions.”

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Quick diet tips for diabetes

Quick diet tips for diabetics.

While there is no ‘diabetes diet’ per se, there are lots of food items that are considered good for diabetics. In fact it would do non-diabetics a world of good to follow these diet rules as well. So here are a few quick tips

Diabetics need to understand  that it’s not just what they eat but what time they eat it. It’s very important to space out meals. Instead of large meals, people should eat five small meals a day.

Another very important thing is to consume enough carbohydrates. Carbs in fact are very important for diabetics because it gives them control over their blood sugar levels. Most diabetics should eat complex carbs like whole grains- jowar, bajra, jav, brown rice because along with providing enough energy they don’t increase people’s blood sugar levels.

Also know the right method of eating certain foods like a diabetic can eat rice in the form of pulav or briyani wherein lots of vegetables and pulses are added. Similarly oats and soya flour can be added to idli/dosa batter to improve on fibre and proteins.

Intake of fruits ensures good supply of antioxidants and fibre, however fruits should be had as a meal by itself and never combine with main meals like breakfast, dinner.

Adopt healthier cooking methods like baking, grilling, boiling, roasting.

Avoid excessive use of artificial sweeteners.

Use skimmed milk, sprouts, egg white, chicken without skin, fish.

Have fats from healthy sources like walnuts, almonds, flaxseeds.

Overweight diabetics need a dietary regime which allows weight loss

Good exercise helps keep their blood sugar levels in check.

Living with diabetes is not hard, some exercise, medications and a proper diet can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Nutrisnacks for kids


● Cut a papaya into square pcs, chop some dates, sprinkle with peanuts, almonds or cashewnuts. Your nutritious papaya treat is ready.
● Peel and cut some carrots. Put them in your mixer-grinder add honey, sugar, cardamom and nutmeg pd along with milk. A delicious healthy milkshake is ready.
● Whip curds with an egg beater. Pour it in a fancy glass bowl add pomegranate, a dash of salt and pepper and finely chopped capsicum pcs and your curd craze is ready.
● Add dates, a little dry fruits like almonds, walnuts, anjir, kismis and also fruits like pomogranate, grapes to kurmura bhel and make it nutritious and antioxidant rich.
● Pattice of leftover veg.
● Soak mushroom in water, drain n sauté lightly in a non-stick fry pan adding capsicum, carrot, brocooli,green onion salt and pepper
● Soak some rotis in milk for sometime, add jaggery, stir on fire till milk thickens and jaggery melts. Chop and top with sliced almonds.
● On a low fire add some til seeds, jaggery and chopped mixed dry fruits. Roll into small balls when slightly warm, good chocolate substitute is ready.

● Milk substitute – basundi, kheer, milkshakes, custard, pudding, shrikand, fruit yoghurt, cheese, panir, raitas.


Monday, 13 November 2017

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day takes place on November 14, and the theme this year is ‘Women and Diabetes – our right to a healthy future’. There are currently over 199 million women living with diabetes. This total is expected to increase to 313 million by 2040.

ARE our unhealthy lifestyles making us more prone to developing type 2 diabetes? The answer seems to be an unequivocal yes.

Check if you are at risk
Some of the risk factors for developing diabetes includes:

Being aged 35 or over
Being overweight (especially if you carry most of your weight around your middle)
Having a family history of diabetes
Having given birth to a baby that weighed over 4kg at birth, or have had gestational diabetes during pregnancy
Having high cholesterol or other fats in the blood
Having high blood pressure or heart disease

If you have any of the above conditions you are at risk.

The good news is that up to 70% of cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented through the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Karela and diabetes

Karela (Bitter gourd) and diabetes

Karela or Bitter gourd or bitter melon is a vegetable that is hated by most of us because of its bitter taste, right. ..the bitter taste is generally attributed to the quinine it contains.

Bitter gourd has phenolic compounds that reduce glucose release during carbohydrate digestion. Thus, it has a hypoglycemic effect and is good for diabetes.

It is also known that bitter melon contains a lectin that reduces blood glucose concentrations by acting on peripheral tissues and suppressing appetite - similar to the effects of insulin in the brain.

This lectin is thought to be a major factor behind the hypoglycemic effect that develops after eating bitter melon.

It also contains a chemical called Charantin, which is known to reduce high blood glucose levels.

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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Does eating too much sweets cause diabetes


Does eating too much sweets cause diabetes.

Research has found that a high-sugar diet certainly increases diabetes risk — adding just one serving of a sweetened beverage each day to your diet ups risk by 15 percent, a study at the Harvard School of Public Health found — but sugar alone isn’t necessarily enough to cause the disease on its own. Excess calories that come from both carbohydrates and fats also contribute to the development of diabetes.

The tendency to get type 2 diabetes is mostly inherited. That means it’s linked to the genes people get from their parents. Still, eating too much sugar (or foods with sugar, like candy or regular soda) can cause weight gain, and weight gain can increase a person’s risk for developing the disease.

Also People who exercise fewer than three times a week are at risk.

The bottom is when assessing your risk for diabetes don’t avoid any food groups but yes limit the source of simple sugars and fats.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Over weight and diabetes - DIABESITY

How being overweight is harmful for diabetes…Diabesity

With World Diabetes Day around the corner……………14th november….i thought of penning down about Diabesity (diabetes + obesity)
Being diabetic and also being over weight, it makes your body ‘resistant’ to insulin, so you need more insulin that you would if you were an ideal weight. As insulin shortage is the main cause of diabetes, this becomes a real problem; you become even more short of insulin.

Secondly, some fat is deposited in the pancreatic cells that make the insulin, the beta type of islet cells. Some researchers have found that this fat damages these cells, which stop making as much insulin.
In type 2 diabetes muscles need more insulin than normal: this is due to resistance to insulin caused by large amounts of fat and lack of exercise. For example, 110kg person needs more insulin that a 70kg person. So if your pancreas, the gland which makes the insulin, is running out of insulin, it may have enough insulin for a 70kg person. But if you were 40kg heavier, you would not have enough insulin for the extra weight, so you would be diabetic.

Experts say that losing just 5% to 10% of your total weight can help you lower your blood sugar considerably, as well as lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It’s not too late to make a positive change, even if you’ve already developed diabetes.
The bottom line is that by losing extra weight you have more control over your health than you think, it makes diabetes easier to control.