Monday, 4 February 2019

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Science says diabetics should eat apples to repair damaged pancreas


1) Apple protects pancreas

In one large study, eating an apple a day was linked to a 28% lower risk of type 2 diabetes, compared to not eating any apples. Even eating just a few apples per week had a similarly protective effect.

It is possible that the polyphenols in apples help prevent tissue damage to beta cells in your pancreas. Beta cells produce insulin in your body and are often damaged in people with type 2 diabetes.

Ref: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-health-benefits-of-apples#section4


2) Apple reduces risk of diabetes

In a large ongoing trial, the Women’s Health Study, semiquantitative FFQ were analyzed to determine if dietary flavonoid intake was associated with risk of diabetes and related markers of insulin resistance and inflammation. Apples were identified as the ONLY flavonoid-rich food that might be protective.

Ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3183591/


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My 2 cents:
An apple a day keeps the doctor away is no joke. Apple has many benefits to our body. Should you not able to eat an apple a day, maybe you should try drinking apple cider or eating other apple products to keep your pancreas healthy and strong from diabetes.

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Alkalising minerals

A pH level measures how acid or alkaline something is.
  • A pH of 0 is totally acidic, while a pH of 14 is completely alkaline. A pH of 7 is neutral. 
  • Those levels vary throughout your body. Your blood is slightly alkaline, with a pH between 7.35 and 7.45. 
  • Your stomach is very acidic, with a pH of 3.5 or below, so it can break down food. 
  • Your urine changes, depending on what you eat -- that's how your body keeps the level in your blood steady.

But sometimes your stomach is easily irritated by sour or spicy food and becomes more acidic and you may have gastritis, bloated stomach, etc.

To keep your stomach happy, you may want to eat more alkaline food. Most antacids have Magnesium, Calcium or Sodium.


So how do you know which food is alkaline?

5 primary alkalizing, ionic minerals: Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Manganese, and Iron.

Any food that has these 5 minerals is considered alkaline. The thing to check out is how much of these minerals are present in the food.

1) 100g of cooked sweet potato without skin

This is just a guide

2) 100g of orange

This is just a guide

3) 100g of durian

This is just a guide

4) Kuding Cha (苦丁茶) is also very alkaline, but cooling.


Ref:
1) https://www.vitacost.com/phion-ph-balance-alkaline-minerals-7-94-oz-1
2) https://www.webmd.com/diet/a-z/alkaline-diets
3) https://nutritiondata.self.com/