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Fruit eating in diabetes

Checking blood sugar levels

Huge number of people are having diabetes type 2 today. One issue common with almost all of them is the ridiculous phobia towards eating fruits. Generally the myth explored around is that fruits are going to shoot up the blood glucose level and hurt the diabetes badly.

Probably many more people are out there who share the same thought about eating fruits in diabetes. But the truth seems to be opposite, fruits are good and healthy in diabetics. Continue reading Fruit eating in diabetes

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Vitamin C in cancer cure

tomatoVitamin C is a water soluble vitamin referred as ascorbic acid in the scientific world. Our body can’t store this vitamin, since it gets excreted via urine. Therefore, a continuous intake of this vitamin is required.

Why this vitamin is important for our health? It helps our skin capillaries to remain intact and prevent bleeding and also helps in wound healing.

What happens if we lack this vitamin? A well known disease called scurvy occurs when one lacks it in his or her body. Scurvy is characterized by gum bleeding.

From what sources can we get this vitamin? Obviously from a bunch of plant sources like grapes, guava, lemon, orange, tomato, garlic etc. Well commercial preparations of this vitamin are also available in stores, but that might not be a wise way to take it since you are possibly going to miss the fiber rich pulp of the plant products, when you are taking the vitamin extract. Read somewhere that in old times sailors used to carry lemons with them when they went for long voyages to avoid vitamin C deficiency.

Does vitamin C prevent Cancer? Continue reading Vitamin C in cancer cure

Tomatoes for health

tomato Who don’t like red appealing tomatoes in their regular diet? Tomatoes are not only good looking fruit, they are healthy too. There probably is an argument if tomato is a vegetable or fruit, let’s not dip into that today.

If you have some place to do gardening, try planting tomatoes. They will give your garden an amazing beauty like red bulbs scattered all over. Another benefit of growing tomato at home is probably that you can eat healthy tomatoes with out the side effects of excessive usage of fertilisers of pesticides. Continue reading Tomatoes for health