12 Ways To Add Fiber To Any Diet

Legumes

1. Split Peas
Fiber: 16.3 grams per cup, cooked.
A staple in Indian cooking, split peas form a terrific, protein-rich base for soups, stews, and dals. This South Asian recipe is the best kind of comfort food: healthy, satisfying, and super filling.

2. Lentils
Fiber: 15.6 grams per cup, cooked.
Lentils are kitchen all-stars — they take less time to cook […]

Curried Quinoa With Blueberries And Snap Peas

Serves 8
30 minutes or fewer

Curry powder is  a mix of spices such as Coriander, Turmeric, Fenugreek, and Ground chili; a wonderful complement to the sweetness of blueberries.

2 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. coconut oil, divided
2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
3 Tbs. curry powder
1 pinch salt, optional
1 medium shallot, finely chopped (¼ cup)
1 ½ cups fresh […]

Fix Your Stomach With This Banana Ginger Smoothie

Soothe digestion, heartburn, nausea, and other stomach trouble with the fresh ginger in this natural remedy drink.

SERVINGS: 2

1 banana, sliced
¾ c (6 oz) vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
½ tsp freshly grated ginger

COMBINE the banana, yogurt, honey, and ginger. Blend until smooth.

Serving Size 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories

Calories from fat
157

1 g

Total Carbohydrates
34 g

Dietary Fibre

Sugar
1.5 g

28 g

Protein

Sodium
5 g

57 mg

 

Healthy Eating For Diabetes

Simple dietary modifications can help a lot in maintaining the optimal blood sugar (glucose) levels. A proper diet puts you in the driver’s seat in your journey towards diabetes control.

While making a diet plan, you should keep the following points in mind:

Calorie intake- It is essential for you to take a well-balanced diet (i.e. […]

Iron Supplements can reduce fatigue

It is well established that iron deficiency results in anemia, which leads to fatigue. However, fatigue in the absence of anemia is relatively common. A recent study finds that giving iron supplements to women with fatigue (without anemia) reduced symptoms after one month. This study showed 29% decrease in fatigue in the group taking […]

Walnuts beneficial for diabetics

According to a new research done by Australian nutritionists, walnuts may help in improving cholesterol levels in people with type 2 Diabetes.

In the study, the researchers enrolled 55 people with type 2 diabetes, and divided them in following three groups:

Low fat diet daily
Modified low fat diet daily (to include food items rich in polyunsaturated […]

Effect of Cooking on Various Nutrients

We often hear that cooking destroys the nutritive value of food; but is it really true? Recent research has shown that this is primarily true for 2 vitamins namely vitamin B & C. These are the two most heat-labile (i.e. destroyed or altered by heat) nutrients and prolonged heating breaks down their structure. However, […]

Walnut – For an Healthy Heart?

Recent research has shown that Walnuts, which are already known to be beneficial in lowering LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) may also help to restore elasticity in damaged arteries. A healthy artery is elastic i.e. if the amount of blood flow through the artery increases (as may happen when the heart beats faster) it […]

A combination therapy (diet as well as drugs) for Type 2 diabetes may be a better solution

Recent studies have shown that Type 2 diabetes patient can significantly reduce (up to 50%) the risk of developing diabetes related complications (such as heart disease, kidney failure, eye problems and nerve damage) if they follow a healthy lifestyle along with drugs and a vitamin schedule.

Experts say that in addition to eating a healthy […]

Binging on Snacks Because of Missed Meals Can Actually Cause More Calorie Intake

In order to lose weight people usually tend to skip meals to ensure lesser calorie intake. However, studies show that it actually leads to frequent snacking episodes. This ultimately results in adding up to the weight rather than losing it.

In a study conducted on 1500 students it was observed that those students who ate […]