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The hype about dietary fiber. What you need to know.

There is strong evidence that eating food that is high in fiber (commonly referred to as roughage) is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and bowel cancer. The fiber found in foods (dietary fiber) is a form of carbohydrate that cannot be digested or broken down into sugars. The […]

The wonders of Soursop. What you should know.

Soursop (Annona muricata), a prickly green fruit with a creamy texture and strong flavour. It is very common in most tropical regions. This fruit has many nutritional benefits.  Despite these benefits, a poll by Viedial Healthcare shows that many people do not like to eat it. The nutritional profile of soursop A serving of 100grams […]

Monitoring your blood sugar level every day. Here’s why

A visit to the doctor is very crucial for persons living with type 2 diabetes to get the required support to manage their health. However, this visit is only a tiny part of what is needed to manage type 2 diabetes. Treatment outcomes depend on what happens after and between the visits to the doctor. […]

Can I still enjoy a midnight snack? Find out.

There is so much hype about eating late. Although, there is evidence that insulin resistance is more likely to occur with meals taken late in the evenings and nights. Eating or snacking late at night may fit into some people’s lifestyle or health needs better. So late-night snacking is not necessarily off-limits but making the […]

Why are home-cooked meals are healthier?

A well-prepared home-cooked meal should mean a cleaner, cost-effective, and most of all healthier meal. But this is not often the case. This is because sometimes we prepare home meals in a manner that is detrimental to our nutritional needs. Here are common practices that yield an unhealthy meal 1. Use of high sodium food additives […]

Maintaining a healthy eating lifestyle. What to do.

What you eat and when you eat affects the state of your health which also plays a major role in your ability to succeed in most life endeavours. Your diet when combined with physical activity can help you reach and maintain a healthy outlook and reduce risks of chronic ailments such as type 2 diabetes […]

How does water help you maintain a healthy heart?

Fun fact: When you get thirsty, you are already dehydrated hence the feeling to drink water. This colourless, odourless fluid makes up at least 60 percent of the adult body and is essential to the body to function optimally. By drinking water, you are doing your heart a great service. The heart pumps 1500 to 2000 […]