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Keeping Diabetes under Control with Good Diet

by Pat Frank on

One major myth about diabetes is that you need to stop having tasteful foods if you want to keep your sugar levels under control. Well, this myth is nothing more than just a myth. Carefully chosen delicious foods would not only keep your diabetes reined, it might drag this ailment into opposite direction. Good food maintains energy levels which enhance the body’s ability to fight against adverse effects of diabetes.

Apart from healthy diet, there are other factors too that need to be taken into the account. Keeping the body weight under control is imperative if you want diabetes to remain ineffective. In fact, normal weight can nullify the chances for you to get caught by diabetes if you are not infected. According to standard measures, women should not let their waist to increase more than 35 inches; and the waist of men shouldn’t exceed 40 inches.

Why Diet Is Important

Exercise is important to control the diabetes; but diet matters more than anything else. The reason is that suitability of nutrients to the body is crucial, while exercise just helps in maintaining the body weight by consuming nutrients in the body. However, it might be good and surprising news for you that you can eat all types of foods if you are diabetic. It’s just the diet plan that you will need to follow. A diet plan might restrict you by not allowing something at a particular time, while allowing the same thing at some other time. Hence, it is the timing that matters the most.

Some diabetes diet tips are as under.

  • Refined carbohydrates – which are possessed by rice, soda, candy and pasta – should not be consumed more often than not. Instead, you can consume fiber-rich slow release carbs which do not rush to aid in quick insulin production. The benefit of slow release carbs is that they remain in the system by not getting absorbed for long time. Hence, they would be there to keep you energetic.
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  • Being diabetic doesn’t mean that you must avoid the sugar intake altogether. Yes, sugar has its adverse effects for diabetic people but one cannot deny the energy producing capability of sugars. Good news is that controlled intake of sugar could be beneficial, rather than dangerous, in controlling your diabetes. However, get a word from your doctor before considering the inclusion of sugar in your diet. Moreover, if you have craving for sugar, do not worry about it. Just gradually reduce the intake to get rid of the cravings.
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  • Excess amount of fats in the body can increase heart problems for diabetic people. Nevertheless, fats consumption isn’t completely forbidden for diabetic people. As a matter of fact, controlled fat consumption is necessary to keep the energy levels higher. And nothing other than reasonable energy levels is more crucial if you are diabetic. You need to classify the types of fats in order to decide which type to go for. The most common types are unhealthy fats, healthy fats and saturated fats. Healthy fats are recommended without any doubt. Saturated fats may come from healthy and unhealthy sources. Make sure that you are picking the healthy ones only.

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That’s the basic diet plan you need to follow in order to keep your diabetes harmless. You can get complete and specific details from qualified physician.

Pat Frank

A Simple Guide to Better Oral Health

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Keeping the teeth healthy and clean requires consistent care. Even if you are currently satisfied with the condition of your teeth, it would be a wrong idea to put your guard down against the factors that can spoil your teeth health. You must take care of your teeth and gums by using the products that are made to improve and maintain the oral health.

Likewise, some practices that can help you to retain best oral health are as under.

  • A common recommendation is to brush the teeth twice every day. However, one of these times to brush should be the night, right before you go to bed. Brushing teeth at night keeps the gums and teeth healthy in the long run by eliminating plaque and germs on daily basis.
  • The way you brush your teeth is as important as doing it regularly. If you brush your teeth daily but poorly just to keep the numbers consistent, it is as useless as not brushing at all. It’s important to take proper time in brushing the teeth by moving brush gently across entire teeth’s area. It would help you to prevent and get rid of plaque consolidation.
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  • While brushing your teeth, don’t forget to brush your tongue gently. Tongue can also have the layer of plaque developed on it. To prevent this plaque build-up and bad mouth odor, it’s important to brush the tongue.
  • Always pick the toothpaste that contains fluoride. Fluoride is known well for maintaining oral health. The main function of fluoride is fighting the tooth decay.
  • Flossing is as important as brushing the teeth; yet a lot of people ignore it. Flossing does more than just getting out the food particles which stuck between the teeth. Flossing can substantially reduce the chances of plaque consolidation. Furthermore, it stimulates the gums for inflammation prevention. Although, flossing might not be easy for many people but it doesn’t mean that one can give up on that. There are flossing products available that can make this process far more convenient.
  • Oral health can be boosted with the help of mouthwash. Mouthwashes are helpful in different ways; i.e. reducing the amount of bad acid in the mouth, cleaning the areas where brushing and flossing have no effect and strengthening the mineral properties of teeth. Mouthwashes are particularly helpful for older beings and children, who find it difficult to brush and floss regularly.
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  • To retain entirety of oral health, it is essential to drink pliantly of water daily. Water can help in removal of acids and contaminations, which are usually developed due to long stay of food particles in the mouth.
  • Crunchy vegetables and fruits contain healthy fiber which can be instrumental in cleaning the teeth and stimulating the gums.
  • To preserve the enamel of your teeth, it’s imperative to avoid the development of acid that comes as a result of more sugar consumption. Control your sugar intake and you will be able to retain the white look of your teeth for lifetime.

Although the steps mentioned above may be more than enough for your oral health but it’s recommended to consult your dentist for best oral health practices.

According to a recent scientific study, nine out of ten types of cancers are cause due to external factors which mainly include smoking, consuming alcohol, air pollution and abnormal exposure to sunlight. Previous research should also be mentioned here which suggested that major cause of most of the cancers is random cell mutation which may result in the formation of tumors. However, scientists have now started to believe cancers occur more due to external factors rather than random mutations.

The research is also expected to incite a controversy as it mentions that the risk of most types of cancers can be reduced by quitting smoking, exercising and avoiding getting into the sunlight frequently.

A British statistician stated that this research shows a total wipe out of 70 to 90 percent of cancer types if we avoid the external harmful elements.

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World Cancer Research Fund’s Kate Allen further added into this matter by stating that perception about cancer ‘just happening’ is wrong. Hence, it is also not true that there is nothing which can be done to prevent it.

This new research has been made after the research earlier this year which explained that about 65 percent cancers are unpreventable and are usually caused by random cell division. This cell division is something which we cannot control.

However, the Stony Brook University’s study suggests something otherwise. It says that there would have been very few cancers in observation if only the random mutation were to be declared culprit.

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According to Yusuf Hannun from Stony Brook University, mutation caused by intrinsic cell division of a body has very less power to develop something like cancer. This research got its proof by another research about the immigrants who moved from the areas where people are less likely to have cancers to the areas where people are more prone to have cancers. After moving to that area, those immigrants also had same kind of cell division process which was possessed by inhabitants of that area. This study suggests that cell division, that causes cancer, is more likely influenced by environment, but not by intrinsic body changes.

Although the study has not suggested any cure for cancer but it rather emphasizes on reducing the extrinsic risks which can lead to the development of cancer in a body.