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Which foods are rich in vitamin D?

Which foods are rich in vitamin D? The human body receives Vitamin D best via sunlight through the skin. Because of this, there are few foods that contain it. However, it is possible to get the necessary amount with the correct diet, and some

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Greens – A Neglected Gold Mine

Greens – A Neglected Gold Mine Mother was right all along. Grandma also told you they were good for you. So why do Americans eat green leafy vegetables only about once or twice a week? Why are cabbage, broccoli, turnip greens, and spinach rarely seen at the American dinner table? Why is lettuce the only green vegetable that most Americans ever use, when green vegetables are recognized by nutritionists as one of the most inexpensive sources of so many important nutrients?

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Health Benefits of Pomegranates by Malik Pervaiz A

Health Benefits of Pomegranates Pomegranates were prominent in the life of the residents of the early Near East. The fruit ripens at the close of summer and are consumed on the Jewish New Year. The Hebrew spies carried back home luscious pomegranates and grapes after checking out Canaan. The first sherbet was thought to be a mixture of pomegranate juice mixed with snow. Embroided pomegranate flowers and fruits appeared on the bottom edge of the high priests robe. The capitals atop the pillars on the porch of Solomon’s temple were each adorned with 200 carved pomegranates. Solomon in his famous Song of Songs frequently compares the beauty and magical charm of his lover with the attractive orange-red pomegranate flowers or

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Diabetes by Malik Pervaiz A

                                                  Diabetes  ( Blood Sugar )   Setting the stage High blood glucose (called hyperglycemia by medical professionals) is the defining characteristic of all types of diabetes. It happens when the body can no longer maintain a normal blood glucose level, either because the pancreas is no longer making enough insulin, or because the body’s cells have become so resistant to insulin that the pancreas cannot keep up, and glucose is accumulating in the bloodstream rather than being moved into the cells. What You Need to Know about High Blood Sugar   If your blood sugar stays over 240, it is too high. High blood sugar usually comes on slowly. It happens when you don't have enough insulin in your body. High blood sugar can happen if you miss taking your diabetes medicine, eat too much, or don't get enough exercise. Sometimes, medicines you take for other problems may cause high blood sugar. Be sure to tell your doctor about other medicines you take. What You Need to Know about Low Blood Sugar If your blood sugar drops too low, you can have a low blood sugar reaction, called hypoglycemia. A low blood sugar reaction can come on fast. It is caused by taking too much insulin, missing a meal, delaying a meal, exercising too much, or drinking too much alcohol. Sometimes, medicines you take for other health problems can cause blood sugar to drop.                                                                  Blood  Glucose Convertion Table People from outside the US may find this table convenient for converting US blood glucose values which are given in mg/dl into values generated by their blood glucose meters, which are generated in mmol/L. mmol/L mg/dl   mmol/L mg/dl   mmol/L mg/dl 0.06 1 6.7 120 16.0 288 0.28 5 7.0 126 16.6 300 0.55 10 7.2 130 17.0 306 1.0 18 7.5 135 18.0 325 1.5 27 7.8 140 19.0