8 Tips to Improve Your Cholesterol and Lipid Profile
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for 30% of all deaths. A significant proportion of people have a high level of cholesterol, but many of them do not know it, because they do not feel sick. If left untreated, this problem increases the risk of suffering from CVD. A poor […]
Type 2 Diabetes and Lifestyle Habits: Key Points
To optimize the control of type 2 diabetes (T2D) or prevent its progression, it is necessary to focus on diet and physical activity, but also on sleep and stress management. Here is a summary of the key points to consider.
Starchy Foods and Resistant Starch: Are They Beneficial for Your Health?
Did you know that certain starchy foods like potatoes and pasta can be beneficial to your health by promoting weight loss, improving blood glucose control and lowering cholesterol? Yes, you read it right! But it’s not just any starchy foods, it’s specifically those that contain resistant starch.
Are Low-Carb Diets a Solution for People with Diabetes?
In 2019 the American Diabetes Association (ADA) released a consensus report on the nutritional treatment of diabetes based on the most recent evidence. Here are the main recommendations from this report:
Is Fasting Before Exercise Effective to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes?
A recently published study suggests that training on an empty stomach improves insulin sensitivity and can therefore help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. But is that really the case? Let’s dive into this subject!
What Type of Diet Should You Choose When You Have Diabetes?
In 2019, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) released a consensus report on the nutritional treatment of diabetes based on the latest evidence. The conclusion of this report indicates that different dietary approaches can be followed to improve blood sugar levels when you are diabetic. Yet, in all cases, the following 3 suggestions are highly recommended: […]
Sugar Substitutes – Should You Use Them?
With low carb diets becoming more and more popular many people are looking for ways to decrease their sugar intake. A promising solution seems to be sugar substitutes. Potentially, providing you with fewer carbs – or even none- they appear to be the perfect alternative to regular sugar. But are they really?
How to Tame Your Sweet Tooth in 10 Easy Steps
Almost everyone has heard at some point in their life that they should eat less sugar. Maybe you’ve already tried to do this and you have been successful – in that case congratulations! But for those who haven’t tried or think that it would be too hard I would like to offer you some practical […]
Is Intermittent Fasting Really Effective?
Intermittent fasting is gaining popularity. There are claims that it has many virtues, including weight loss and a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But is it really effective? We’re about to shine a light on intermittent fasting and its effects on health below.
How to Eat to Prevent and Treat Diabetes?
The global prevalence of diabetes is on the rise, currently estimated at more than 422 million people worldwide. In recent years, popular trends are moving towards low carb diets such as the ketogenic diet and the Low Carb High Fat diet (LCHF) to prevent or improve the control of diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) […]
Is It Better To Choose Low Glycemic Index Foods?
Have you ever heard that it is better for your health to choose foods that have a low glycemic index? Here are some explanations to help shed some light on the matter!
Quantity of Carbohydrates in Our Diabetes Meal Plan
We recently received a comment from one of our diabetes menu users who was puzzled by the amount of carbohydrates in the menu. It seemed to him higher than the official recommendations… What at first glance may seem true, is in fact due to the exceptional precision of our system. I take this opportunity to […]