Curcumin and Turmeric Oil Supplement Reduces Triglycerides and Improves Markers of Chronic Inflammation in People with Type 2 Diabetes

The complications of type 2 diabetes (T2D) include cardiovascular disease (CVD) and damage to the kidneys, eyes, and nerves. Oxidative stress, inflammation, and altered blood lipids are characteristics of T2D. Curcumin is a pigment and polyphenol found in turmeric (Curcuma longa, Zingiberaceae) rhizome. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Clinical trials and animal studies indicate … Continue reading Curcumin and Turmeric Oil Supplement Reduces Triglycerides and Improves Markers of Chronic Inflammation in People with Type 2 Diabetes

Clinical Trial Finds that Walnut Leaf Extract is Ineffective for Reducing Cardiovascular Risk Factors Associated with Type 2 Diabetes

Walnut (Juglans regia, Juglandaceae) is a large deciduous tree native to Central Asia. It has been in cultivation across the Eurasian continent for thousands of years. While it is primarily grown for its exceptionally nutritious nut, it is also a source of dye, wood, and other products. In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group, clinical trial, … Continue reading Clinical Trial Finds that Walnut Leaf Extract is Ineffective for Reducing Cardiovascular Risk Factors Associated with Type 2 Diabetes

Meta-analysis Finds Black Cumin Beneficial for Glucose Homeostasis and Serum Lipids; Confirms Potential as Adjunct Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

Black cumin (BC; Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae) seed, a food and traditional medicine native to South and Southwest Asia and widely cultivated in the Middle East and North Africa, has drawn strong research interest. An appetite stimulant, bronchodilator, diuretic, antibacterial, liver tonic, and analgesic, it is used for type 2 diabetes (T2D), liver and kidney problems, hypertension, … Continue reading Meta-analysis Finds Black Cumin Beneficial for Glucose Homeostasis and Serum Lipids; Confirms Potential as Adjunct Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

Eight Potential Health Benefits of Kombucha

Kombucha is a sweet, fizzy drink made of yeast, sugar, and fermented tea. It has a number of potential health benefits, including gut health and liver function.This article explores eight potential health benefits of kombucha and looks at the research that supports them. What is kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented drink that is popular for its … Continue reading Eight Potential Health Benefits of Kombucha

Coconut Palm Sugar

In order to manage their condition, people with diabetes need to monitor their sugar intake. A good way of doing this might be by choosing a natural sweetener option. One of the more popular choices is coconut palm sugar. People with diabetes have bodies that do not produce enough insulin or use insulin correctly. Insulin … Continue reading Coconut Palm Sugar

Best Ice Cream for Type 2 Diabetes

Ice cream does not have to be strictly off limits for people with type 2 diabetes. While it is still best to enjoy ice cream in moderation, there are ice cream and frozen yogurt choices out there that will not derail a healthful diet.People with type 2 diabetes have more to think about than simply … Continue reading Best Ice Cream for Type 2 Diabetes

Cinnamon: Health Benefits

Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the branches of wild trees that belong to the genus "Cinnamomum" - native to the Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia. There are two main types of cinnamon: Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum Verum), often considered being "true cinnamon" Cassia cinnamon or Chinese cinnamon (Cinnamomum aromaticum), which originates from southern … Continue reading Cinnamon: Health Benefits

Cinnamon May Reduce the Harms of a High-Fat Diet

A diet high in fat is considered a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, as it can lead to weight gain, diabetes, and other harmful conditions. New research, however, suggests that it may be possible to offset some of this risk by incorporating cinnamon in the diet. Researchers suggest that cinnamon may offset some of … Continue reading Cinnamon May Reduce the Harms of a High-Fat Diet

Dinner Ideas for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Every 23 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. But although diabetes is widespread, public awareness and understanding of the disease can be limited.The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) report that 29 million Americans currently have diabetes, but a quarter of them do not know it. Another 86 million adults … Continue reading Dinner Ideas for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes

For many years, apple cider vinegar has been linked with an array of health benefits. These have ranged from aiding weight loss to relieving cold symptoms. But does taking it help people with diabetes? What is apple cider vinegar? Apple cider vinegar derives from cider or fresh apples and is produced after a slow process … Continue reading Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes