Artificial Sweeteners Cause Weight Gain and Diabetes

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Artificial sweeteners, because they contain no calories, are used in place of sugar to prevent weight gain and diabetes. Unfortunately, they do not provide the benefits attributed to them. The major artificial sweeteners are Aspartame (Nutrasweet), Sucralose (Splenda), and Saccharin (Sweet “N Low). More than 6000 foods contain these products, and the number is rising…. Read more »

Berberine for High Blood Sugar and Cholesterol

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Berberine is a plant-derived product effective in lowering blood sugar in diabetics, and also in lowering cholesterol levels.  The method of action is to increase expression of the insulin receptor.  In one study, berberine hydrochloride given to 50 type 2 diabetics lowered HgbA1c by 18%, fasting blood glucose by 25%, and triglycerides by 17%.  These… Read more »

Chilli extract may prevent obesity complications

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Dietary intakes of capsaicin, the compound that gives red pepper its heat, may prevent the development of diabetes-like symptoms in obese people, says a new study with mice. Animals fed a high-fat diet and supplemented with 0.015 per cent capsaicin lowered blood sugar insulin, and leptin levels, according to findings published in Obesity. “Our data… Read more »