Fiber is found in plant foods and helps in digestion and waste removal, as well as lowering blood cholesterol levels and reducing the speed of absorption of glucose coming from food. The American Dietetic Association (ADA) recommends an intake of 20 to 35 grams of fiber per day.
In an issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Harvard researchers published findings that women who eat five or more servings of nuts per week greatly reduced their chances of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Soy-onara, diabetes. These lovely legume-family members are a complete source of protein, but soybeans also provide phytoestrogens, isoflavones and saponins that can help balance your blood sugar. Soy also benefits kidney function (diabetes is a leading cause of kidney disease) and boosts "good" HDL cholesterol
When it comes to losing weight, the more you know, the more you lose.
Wishing much health and wellness in 2010!