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What Is The Best Vegetables for Diabetics

People with diabetes often have many types of food to avoid. In most cases, they are often advised to stay away from sugars, most especially artificial sugars to help keep their blood sugar levels in normal range.

Sudden drops in blood sugar levels in diabetics can also be quite dangerous but most of the time, diabetics’ blood sugar levels shoot up because of wrong food choices. Here is a short list of safe best vegetables that people with diabetics can consume without worry.




Spinach is a vegetable that contains minimal amounts of starch – making it low carbohydrate. It is said that there is no limit as to how much spinach a diabetic can consume as it is regarded as highly safe.

Because of its ultra low carbohydrate content, there is no danger of raising your blood sugar levels. You can whip up a fast and easy spinach snack by making a fresh salad with tomatoes, ground black pepper and balsamic vinegar.


Although cucumbers cannot help lower your blood sugar levels, they function much like spinach. Cucumbers belong to the non starchy group of vegetables thereby eliminating the fear of raising your blood sugar levels.

You can freeze or place cucumbers over ice and consume them. If you don’t like its smell and aftertaste, you can also add some balsamic vinegar.

bitter melon

Bitter melon

Ampalaya (Bitter Melon)

Ampalaya or bitter melon is known to have p-insulin, a polypeptide that functions much like insulin. This helps in regulating blood sugar levels and keeping them within normal range.

It also contains an insulin resisting hormone called leptin. You can consume ampalaya in many ways – either raw in salads or cooked by sautéing with other healthy vegetables.

If you or the person you know has diabetes, it is advisable to consider to take  these natural ingredients as diabetic dietary.

You may interested to know how to beat diabetes articles that I wrote earlier. Make sure you don’t miss my other articles as well.

The Importance of having Good Sleep

Why is good sleep important?

good sleep

Having a good sleep can save from diabetes

Adequate and good sleep is the basic pre-requisite of having a healthy body and a mind.  A proper sleep-wake cycle is necessary to maintain a proper level of alertness of brain. A good sleep ensures the growth of both body and mind. It is when consolidation of memories takes place and expenditure of energy is minimized.

While have a good sleep, human brain releases several “growth factors” and “growth hormones”. These growth factors promote the development of our body systems. Sleep helps our brain think clearly.

Drowsiness impairs the learning process. If you don’t have adequate good sleep, your mind can not think out of any problem. All the problem solving, decision taking skills of a person are greatly affected in the absence of  good sleep.

Sleep maximizes the learning potential of our brain and help all the information get stored in storage bins of our brain.

Sleep helps conserve energy. When you enjoy good sleep all the metabolic processes of our body slows down. Expenditure of energy reduces and it helps all the body systems renew their potential. In fact, here are a few tips for you to have a good sleep naturally

Causes of Sleep Deprivation

The basic causes of sleep deprivation include the following:

poor sleep

One of poor sleep symptom is yawning

  • Insufficient quantity of sleep: The average hours of sleep you need are 7-8 hours for adults and 8-9 hours for teenagers.If you sleep less than these recommended hours then you will experience all the side effects of not having good sleep. You might think that you have adopted to have less sleep but in reality your body is withering due to the excessive side effects of inadequate sleep hours.
  • Poor quality of sleep: The quality of sleep is important too. Human body works according to particular “circadian rhythms”. These rhythms are designed to induce sleep early at night and make you wake up early in the day. But if you ignore your body’s urge of going to bed and stay up late at night and get up late in the morning, all these rhythms are disturbed and start to remain drowsy and lethargic all the times. Similarly, emptying your mind of all tensions and stress is very important to have a good sleep. You must avoid alcohol consumption before going to bed.
  • Abnormal need for sleep: Due to some personal variations, some people need more hours of sleep then the others. It might be due to growing up or some disease. In such cases you must consult a doctor.

Consequences of  sleep deprivation.

The consequences of inadequate sleep are as follows:

  • Not having good sleep increases the chances of several complications like heart failure, heart burn, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes.
  • Inadequate sleep causes decreased enthusiasm and all the urges including the drive for sex is considerably decreased.
  • The sharpness of mind is lost. Person becomes dull, loss concentration, communications skills are demented, cognitive skills are decreased and learning is seriously impaired.
  •  Lack of good sleep effects brain health and increases stress and anxiety.
  • Sleeplessness increases forgetfulness. Such person easily forgets important tasks and things.
  • The skin tone and freshness of skin is lost. The skin starts to age in the presence of inadequate sleep.
  • The metabolism of body is reduced and dependence on food is increased. It causes obesity and increased chances of stroke and heart attack.
  • Experiments on mice proved that if mice were not allowed to sleep for more than two weeks, they exhausted to death.

    sleep deprivation

    Effect of sleep deprivation at a glance

How to have good sleep?

Following are the DO’s for having good sleep or insomnia treatment:

  • Consume less caffeine and alcohol.
  • Drink fewer fluids before going to bed.
  • Don’t consume heavy meals at least an hour before going to bed.
  • Avoid cigarette smoking.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Adopt a healthy, peaceful routine. Fix a go to bed and wake up time.
  • Try relaxing yourself before going to bed. Take hot bath for this purpose.
  • If the condition worsens, consult the doctor and follow the prescribed medication.

If you know how to have better sleep or you have better insomnia treatment, share your thought here at Natural Health Care Reviews.


How I relieve hand joint pain problem? Read This Now!

Everyone must have experienced some kind of hand joint pain during some part of his life. Hands being the most repeatedly used part of human body are more prone to harmful effects of wear and tear.

During hand joint pain caused by some disease or normal aging process your hand loses its normal appearance, becomes red, hot and painful upon touching. Swelling maybe seen and all the movements become very painful.


Are you suffering from hand joint pain?

Are you suffering from hand joint pain?

Causes of hand joint pain.

Following are the basic causes of hand joint pain:

Repetitive motion syndrome: If you use your hand and fingers repeatedly, like draining water out of clothes, the characteristic signs develop such as pain, tenderness and difficult movements.

Carpel tunnel syndrome: This is due to the compression of “median nerve” in the wrist causing tingling, tenderness and pain in joint. Carpel tunnel syndrome usually develops due to excessive fluid accumulation.

Diabetes: Diabetes causes decreased blood supply to the extremities of human body. The joints become very painful and swollen.

Osteoarthritis: In osteoarthritis the cartilage, the cushions the movement between too bones and reduces friction, is obliterated. During movement the bones rub against each other and cause pain.

Rheumatoid arthritis: It develops due to excessive deposit of uric acid crystals in soft tissues and joint. The joints become very painful and swollen.

Lupus erythematosus:  It is an auto-immune disorder. Antibodies are developed against the tissues of human body, especially joint. The joint start to degrade and become painful.

Pregnancy: Pregnancy is also followed by redness, tingling sensations and hand joint pain.


Hand joint pain

Hand joint pain


The treatment of hand joint pain includes:

  • Anti-inflammatory medicines: If the hand joint pain is secondary to some inflammatory response like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis then usually anti-inflammatory medicines are suggested.
  • Immobilization of hand: The pain is usually worsened by repeated and excessive usage of hand. If hand is immobilized by the use of bandages then it promotes the normal healing process and prevents the further damage of joint.
  • Applying pressure to painful areas: Usage of elastic bandages that could cause pressure over the painful area usually relieves the hand joint pain.
  • Replacement surgery: If the pain is not relieved by any conventional method then joint replacement surgery is done.

You may be asking, is there any natural remedy for relieving joint pain. The answer for this question is YES.

I have done some  research that, apparently people talks about a natural product – Xocai. It is a dark healthy chocolate claims that by consuming every day can literally help to relief arching joints. I personally have not tried this product but people claims to be effective for them.

Another natural products that can help to relief joint pain is RTPR – Real Time Pain Relief. Basically it is  is a topical homeopathic lotion. I first tried this  product six months ago  to relief my right hand wrist joint pain.

To be honest to you, this product does really help me relieve my wrist pain once I applied it on my wrist. Compared to other similar products, my recommendation is RTPR.

According to the manufacturer , it contains more than twelve natural ingredients and have a wonderful aroma.

No matter how you are going to treat your joint pain problem, always ask for second option or check if there are any safer ways to solve your problem. Home remedies, however, are the most safest method because most likely there are natural.

There are about many methods that you can do it at home.

Warm water – With running hot water on the affected area as long as you can stand the temperature of the water for several minutes.  After that immediately apply cold water was ice pack on the area. By doing so can relatively help to  joint pain treatment.

Lemon and Carrot – You can get some lemon and carrot and mix them together. Apply it on the joint pain area.

Olive oil – Perhaps not everyone knows that olive oil can help to alleviate joint pain. What you can do is, simply rub and massage on the affected area. This is one of the most cost effectively way to relief joint pain.

Please stay tuned till next week, I will talk  for more about home remedies of relieving join pain.


hand wrist

Hand Wrist

How to take care of Gangrene Foot?


Gangrene foot

Gangrene foot usually caused by diabetes

Gangrene foot is one of the major problem with people having diabetes illnesses due poor blood flow in the lower extremities. However, this problem can be prevented with just simple and little known ways in caring your feet.

Advanced diabetes illness can be prevented in most of the major cases by educating the patient and the families involved.

They must undergo a continuing education regarding diabetes disease, on how to take care of the patient, familiar with the signs and symptoms, prevention of severe, awareness of the food or the diet of the patient that can provoke the disease to become severe.

Assess the patient or what kind or type of diabetes he has for proper care and action. Simple caring of the foot will be taught and demonstrated for proper application.

General check up for the patient is a must to know some occurring imbalances or any problem in the system that can aggravate the disease. There are natural ways that are applied mostly in the rural areas, that are proven effective in the progress of the disease.

Frequent drinking of water that will eliminate toxic waste in the body, daily exercise is also a must for people with diabetes. Avoid eating too much sweets that can aggravate the disease, and proper diet, as well.

Let your physician ad dietitian assess for your proper care and food dietary allowance needed.

I have written an article on how to beat diabetes naturally previously. I urge you to read it.

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