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  • Spice of Life – Health Benefits of Fenugreek or Methi

    Spice of Life – Health Benefits of Fenugreek or Methi

    Fenugreek or ‘Methi’ has been an integral part of Indian dishes for ages. Fenugreek herb is a cornerstone herb in Ayurveda, revered for its numerous health benefits and therapeutic properties. Methi dana, a must have grandma’s favourite spice in most Indian kitchens, is today celebrated for its unique therapeutic properties. Even fenugreek leaf (methi leaf) beyond its culinary use, plays a significant role in...
  • Expert Opinion: Unmasking Added Sugar & Healthy Sugar Alternatives

    Expert Opinion: Unmasking Added Sugar & Healthy Sugar Alternatives

    Recently, there has been a lot of controversy & conversation on “health drinks” & snacks with Added Sugar. So, what really are the facts and how can you make better choices? Let's know the Bitter-sweet truth. Do we really need sugar for energy? While sugar is not necessary for survival, glucose, which is derived from sugar and carbohydrates, is vital for providing energy to...
  • RICE & DIABETES: Expert addresses 5 Common Concerns

    RICE & DIABETES: Expert addresses 5 Common Concerns

    Rice is one of the most satisfying foods, especially for Indians, is an integral part of our culture and every meal in India. But once you are diagnosed with Diabetes, you’ll hear a lot of opinions and advice on whether rice is good or bad for you, how much you can consume, when you can consume it and so on. So, as a Nutrition...
  • Sesame (Til): Tiny Titans that help Tame Blood Sugar

    Sesame (Til): Tiny Titans that help Tame Blood Sugar

    Sesame seeds, deeply ingrained in Indian culture and cuisine, bestow a myriad of health benefits and hold promising potential for aiding in diabetes management. Let's explore several avenues through which sesame could enhance the management of diabetes. A recent meta-analysis (2023) showed a promising effect of sesame seed consumption on glycemic control through reducing fasting blood sugar and HbA1c percentage, to confirm the impact of sesame consumption on insulin levels...
  • Diabetes and Heart Disease - A Critical Connection

    Diabetes and Heart Disease - A Critical Connection

    Heart disease and diabetes often go hand in hand, sharing a complex and interdependent relationship. The presence of diabetes increases the risk of developing heart disease and upon onset, it accelerates the progression of heart disease and increase the severity of its complications. Given the significantly increased risk, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death among people with diabetes. What are the chances...
  • Cruciferous Vegetables - A Quality Food for Better Diabetes Management

    Cruciferous Vegetables - A Quality Food for Better Diabetes Management

    Cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, radish, turnips, broccoli, Knol Khol etc, are everyday vegetables used in Indian cooking but most of us are unaware of the fact that they are a great vegetable source for better diabetes management. Let’s find out about the nutritional and diabetes friendly qualities of cruciferous vegetables. What qualities of crucifers help in better diabetes management? Cruciferous vegetables have...
  • Diabetes-Sleep Connection: What You Must know?

    Diabetes-Sleep Connection: What You Must know?

    Most of us are not aware of how our sleep cycle, amount and quality affect our health not only physical but mental health too. Recent research points out that sleep can also be one of the factors leading to diabetes. Let’s find out how circadian rhythm affects blood sugar management and other health concerns in diabetes. Emerging evidence reveals that qualitative and/or quantitative disruptions...
  • Unlock the Power of Flax Seeds to Naturally Lower your HbA1c

    Unlock the Power of Flax Seeds to Naturally Lower your HbA1c

        Flax seed known as Alsi (Hindi) is one of oldest cultivated seeds consumed for various health benefits.  Research has confirmed that it is a functional food due to its nutraceutical value. It is well-known for weight loss, but does it alleviate diabetes? Let’s find out. Why is Flaxseed considered a functional food? Flax seed is considered as functional food owing to the presence...
  • Why are Millets Superfoods for Diabetics?

    Why are Millets Superfoods for Diabetics?

      What are millets? Millets are a group of cereal grains that belong to the grass (Poaceae) family. It’s widely grown and consumed in developing countries throughout Africa and Asia and a few other developed nations. Sorghum (Jowar), Pearl Millet (Bajra), Finger Millet (Ragi/Mandua) are major millets. Minor Millets include Foxtail Millet (Kangani/Kakun), Proso Millet (Cheena), Kodo Millet (Kodo), Barnyard Millet (Sawa/Sanwa/ Jhangora), Little Millet (Kutki)...
  • Diabetes & Proteins – Facts You Must Know

    Diabetes & Proteins – Facts You Must Know

    Always it is challenging for diabetics to choose the right staple or carbohydrate option to avoid blood sugar spikes. One simple way to bring down the glycemic index of carbohydrate is to add a protein source to it. Combining protein with high glycemic index (GI) carbohydrates can lower the overall GI of the meal, reducing the impact on blood sugar levels. Let’s learn more...
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