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Grain Lowers Blood Sugar: Buckwheat may have future in treating diabetes

Researchers in Canada have found new evidence that buckwheat, a grain used in making pancakes and soba noodles, may be beneficial in the management of diabetes. In a controlled study, they showed that extracts of the seed lowered blood glucose levels by 12% to 19% when fed to diabetic rats. The study may lead to [...]

Grain Lowers Blood Sugar: Buckwheat may have future in treating diabetes 2015-09-09T13:51:12+00:00

Diabetes: Finding a healthy balance

Diabetes is a serious and growing health problem in the Western world. Recent figures put the estimate at about 5% of the population, of which 90% is type II or adult-onset diabetes. This type is thought to be most related to diet and lifestyle choices. Though there is no “cure” for diabetes, there are many [...]

Diabetes: Finding a healthy balance 2015-09-09T13:52:21+00:00

Balance blood sugar with chromium

Chromium is an essential nutrient involved in normal carbohydrate and fat metabolism. It also helps regulate blood sugar, which can improve the glucose/insulin system in people with hypoglycemia, diabetes and other blood sugar disorders. At the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center in Maryland, researchers tested chromium supplementation on patients with type 2 diabetes. They tested [...]

Balance blood sugar with chromium 2018-02-15T15:53:45+00:00

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