There’s been a lot of literary discussion this year about fasting, and rightfully so. More and more research is unearthing vast benefits of fasting for people with and without diabetes, which can lead to dramatic changes in the body. One of these changes is autophagy, a process which has huge implications regarding our understanding of how diet and lifestyle habits affect our bodies.
Every so often a diet will gain mainstream attention when a celebrity announces their ‘stunning’ weight loss and improved health from just days of dieting. While tabloid-oriented stories such as these don’t always tell the full story, every so often a diet will impress not just anecdotally, but also scientifically, and that’s when a fuller story starts to develop.
This week, American actor and former NFL star Terry Crews spoke about his success with intermittent fasting (IF), which he says has been pivotal to helping him keep in shape (and he’s quite a muscular man).
Ever wondered why New Zealand is so good at rugby? Well, it’s actually due to eating a low-carb diet.
To commemorate this year’s Diabetes Week (Sunday 12 June – Saturday 18 June), we take a look at five Diabetes Forum heroes of 2016 so far.
This year has seen the Diabetes Forum reach 200,000 members with over one million messages posted. It is Europe’s largest community of people with and without diabetes alike, and the success being achieved is nothing short of staggering.
Our Diabetes Forum users have been able to lose weight, improve their HbA1c and even reverse their type 2 diabetes; it was the success that forum users had with a low-carb diet that inspired us to create the Low Carb Program in 2015.
We’ve selected five success stories from forum users this year that have been particularly inspiring, and serve as tremendous examples of overcoming problems that diabetes can cause.
The avocado is often referred to as a superfood. Its health benefits are plentiful, and its versatility makes it a vital addition to any diet.
The fruit can vary in terms of size, shape, weight and colour, but you can’t go too far wrong whichever type you eat. Avocados are now becoming a widely popular option for people looking to improve their health, and because they are very low-carb, avocados are an ideal food choice for people with diabetes. And of course, they are delicious.
Here are five reasons why you should be eating avocados on a daily basis.