Knowing the Symptoms of diabetes and how to address them

Written by Charlene J. Nuble

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People diagnosed with diabetes should avoid sugars and controlrepparttar intake of fats, carbohydrates and salt. A life long low-fat, high-fiber diet is ideal. Regular aerobic exercise also helps maximizerepparttar 138945 effect of insulin treatments. Some studies show that weight management and a proper diet are often enough to keep those with Type 2 Diabetes in check and even prevent people who are diabetes-prone from developingrepparttar 138946 condition. In alternative medicine, herbs like ampalaya and banaba have also been used to help treat diabetes.

For persons with a history of diabetes inrepparttar 138947 family and are over forty years old, blood should be checked for sugar levels two hours after a hearty meal. This procedure should be done at least twice a year, as several people have been found to have had diabetes for years without experiencing any ofrepparttar 138948 symptoms.

Sadly, diabetes cannot be cured. But it can be controlled with life-long treatment. Therefore, to combat diabetes, regular check-ups, a healthy lifestyle and constant vigilance are in order.

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Raw protein - lean body?

Written by Pauline Robinson

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When you considerrepparttar health problems caused by consuming too much indigestible (cooked) protein, it should drive homerepparttar 138899 point that our body is a living organism made up of living cells, and protein composes 15 percent of our body, thereforerepparttar 138900 protein we take in should be living rather than dead.

Hemp protein is a living plant protein which contains all 20 known amino acids includingrepparttar 138901 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot produce. When pressed and milled,repparttar 138902 result isrepparttar 138903 perfect high performance vegetarian whole food which may be used in place of all protein sources or supplements. Proteins are considered complete when they contain all 9 essential amino acids in a sufficient quantity and ratio to meetrepparttar 138904 body's needs. Hemp seeds contain an adequate supply of these high quality proteins (EAAs) for a well balanced diet. In fact, hemp Protein is not only very high in fiber, but is unique inrepparttar 138905 plant kingdom for its perfect balance of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates, making it easy to substitute into any type of diet. A live protein concentrate, hemp protein is loaded with what your body needs, including all 9-10 essential amino acids, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, enzymes, natural anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibre.

Hemp protein is free ofrepparttar 138906 tryspin inhibitors which block protein absorption and free of oligosaccharides found in soy, which cause stomach upset and gas. Soybeans contain a higher total percentage of protein, but these are complex proteins that many people find difficult to digest. An important aspect of hemp seed protein is a high content of arginine (123 mg/g protein) and histidine (27 mg/g protein), both of which are important for growth during childhood, and ofrepparttar 138907 sulfur-containing amino acids methionine (23 mg/g protein) and cysteine (16 mg/g protein), which are needed for proper enzyme formation. Cysteine's importance is related torepparttar 138908 presence of a sulfur-containing thiol group in its side chain. This group participates inrepparttar 138909 catalytic reactions of certain enzymes, such as that of papain. Methionine is required because it assists inrepparttar 138910 breakdown of fats and thereby preventsrepparttar 138911 build-up of fat inrepparttar 138912 arteries, as well as assisting withrepparttar 138913 digestive system and removing heavy metals fromrepparttar 138914 body since it can be converted to cysteine, which is a precursor to gluthione, which is of prime importance in detoxifyingrepparttar 138915 liver. The amino acid methionine is also a great antioxidant asrepparttar 138916 sulfur it supplies inactivates free radicals. It may also be used to treat depression, arthritis pain as well as chronic liver disease - although these claims are still under investigation. Some studies have also indicated that methionine might also improve memory recall.

Approximately 65% ofrepparttar 138917 protein in hemp seeds is made up Edestin and is found only in hemp seed. "Edistins (also spelled edestine) are plant globulins, and are classified as globular proteins. Globulins perform many enzymatic functions withinrepparttar 138918 plasma itself. The human body uses globulin proteins to make antibodies that attack infecting agents that invaderepparttar 138919 body." Edestin aids digestion, is relatively phosphorus-free and consideredrepparttar 138920 backbone ofrepparttar 138921 cell's DNA. The other one third of hemp seed protein is Albumin, another high quality globulin protein similar to that found in egg whites.

In addition to being an excellent protein source, hemp powder can also be used as a quick and convenient blood sugar stabilizer because ofrepparttar 138922 high fiber content which will again help in weight loss.

Pauline Robinson is a Nutritional and Metabolic Bio Typing Consultant for HealthSmart Nutrition

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