There’s 3.25%, there’s 2% and then there’s 1% milk. There’s also 6% and 1.8% and 0.1% as well as several other numbers in-between. But what do these percentages actually mean for your health and how exactly do they affect the nutritional value of the milk you choose to drink every so often? Can the partial ⭐ Continue ReadingDifference between Whole, Low-Fat and Non-Fat Milk
If you frequently experience abdominal discomfort with bloating, cramps, flatulence, diarrhea, growling or rumbling stomach noises, even nausea and vomiting symptoms after drinking regular milk, then chances are you are lactose-intolerant. In simpler terminology, lactose intolerance means that you have a deficiency of the enzyme lactase in your smaller intestine. This enzyme is required to ⭐ Continue ReadingDifference between Regular, Low-Lactose and Lactose-Free Milk
Dairy milk is one of the best options for diabetics and a source of health benefits. But it does raise blood sugar (or glucose) levels seen that it contains the sugar lactose. Fortunately, the rise is not too significant, even if you have more than the recommended portion. However, diabetics are advised to take into ⭐ Continue ReadingDoes Milk Raise Blood Sugar?
Diabetics can eat and drink just about anything they want, milk included, so long as they adapt their intake according to their individual nutritional requirements and the restrictions of their condition. Both whole and low-fat or skim milk are well tolerated in limited amounts, assuming the diabetic patient can digest dairy (is not lactose intolerant). ⭐ Continue ReadingCan Diabetics Drink Milk?
October is officially flu season and the start of the epidemic all throughout the Northern hemisphere. And one of the categories most at risk for catching the flu as well as experiencing complications from it are children. Being of school age and spending a lot of time in closed quarters increases the chances of kids ⭐ Continue ReadingThe Flu in Children
Start of October 2018, the flu season has officially arrived in the northern hemisphere and is expected to last until at least April 2019. That’s 5 to 6 months, enough time for many of use to catch the pesky virus. Which begs the question: is there something new you should know about the flu this ⭐ Continue ReadingThe Flu 2018-2019: Useful Guide
All foods that contain carbohydrates, chocolate included, will raise blood sugar levels, not lower them. But the extent to which they do so differs from food to food. The effects of chocolate on blood sugar are conditioned by the cocoa content of the product and portion size. The higher the cocoa content and the lower ⭐ Continue ReadingDoes Chocolate Raise or Lower Blood Sugar?