Eating fruits is one of the most satisfying ways to tackle sweet-tooth cravings while meeting your nutritional needs. Despite many studies and research on fruit consumption in diabetes, there are a lot of speculations on the right kind of fruit consumption and its relation to blood sugar levels.
Eating seasonal and locally available fruit has many health benefits ranging from reducing sugar and inflammation levels to fighting high blood pressure thanks to their abundant vitamins and mineral presence! They are a powerhouse of antioxidants like vitamins A, B, C, E, and minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and fiber.
The fruits listed below are not just diabetic-friendly but are loaded with fiber and water content which can slow down the sugar spikes and sugar absorption rate.
Apples are not just nutritious and filling; According to a study, they are significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes if consumed in moderation. Turns out there is a truth in the old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away", after all!
Avocados are a great source of healthy fats and more than 20 vitamins and minerals. They are high in fibers as well, and have been linked with lowering the risk of diabetes.
Adding berries is one of the best ways to add a variety to your diabetes-friendly diet. You can choose from blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries because all of them are power-packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and fibers.
Papaya is rich in natural oxidants, which makes it a perfect pick for people with diabetes. It reduces the chances of future cell damage.
This sweet and sour fruit is rich in dietary fiber and vitamin C. It also positively impacts anti-inflammatory processes and can help repair cell damage, and it has minimal fruit sugars as well.
Kiwi fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin E, K, and potassium, and they are low in fruit sugars as well, which makes it a perfect diabetic-friendly fruit.
Melons (Musk melon and watermelon): Powerful hydrating fruits like cantaloupe and melons are recommended for people with diabetes, and people with the risk of developing diabetes. Eat-in moderation for multiple nutritional benefits like fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B, and C.
Dragon fruit is full of dietary fibers, vital vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Pear are nutrient-rich, and they are known to fight inflammation and improve digestion.? Studies also suggest that consuming pears along with a healthy diet reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Orange This citrus fruit is full of fiber that helps slow down sugar absorption into the bloodstream, and its vitamin C component helps improve immunity levels.
Add fruit to your salads to enjoy their goodness with a sprinkle of cinnamon, it tastes better and reduces sugar spikes . Add nuts like walnuts and almonds to complement your fruit snack. you can also add flaxseeds to balance the glycemic load in the body.
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San Francisco, Aug 20 (IANS) Apple has delayed return to office until at least January 2022, as the US witnesses a surge in cases of the delta variant of Covid-19.The iPhone maker said the employees would get a month's notice before they rejoin work in-person, reports The Verge, citing an internal email."I know there are feeling of frustration that the pandemic is not yet behind us. For many colleagues around the world, this period has been a time of great tragedy, suffering, and heartbreak. Please know that we are all here to support one another and stand with one another during such challenging times," said, Deirdre O'Brien, senior vice president of people and retail.In June, Apple CEO Tim Cook had said that employees would need to return to offices three days a week starting in early September. That date was then moved to at least October.Some employees have pushed back against Apple's hybrid model at workplace.Earlier, Facebook also delayed its return-to-office plans till early next year.Microsoft has also pushed its full office reopening date from September to "no earlier than October 4, 2021".Twitter has shut offices in US, and Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said the company will require employees to be vaccinated before returning to the office in the later part of the year.Amazon has also announced to delay its return-to-office timeline by January 2022.The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 37,291,739 and 625,153, respectively.--IANSna/
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Amid growing apprehensions about a looming third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, managing the festive season's line-up in the month of Shravana (as per the Hindu calendar) can turn into a headache for the health department and civic agencies in Karnataka.Special pujas are planned at religious places from Friday on the occasion of the 'Nagarpanchami' festival. Then comes the Ganesha, Gouri, Navarathri, Dussera festivals, which are celebrated on large scale across Karnataka in August, September and October -- beginning amid the monsoon season.Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta said on Thursday that an order has already been issued imposing restrictions on all temples coming under the Muzrai Department.The authorities who have already initiated strict measures have imposed restrictions on the opening of temples during weekends in Bengaluru. They will also remain closed during the holidays, Bengaluru Urban Deputy Commissioner J.Manjunath has issued an order.Minister for Revenue R. Ashoka has warned that if Covid guidelines were breached the government will not hesitate to impose lockdown in the state.--IANSmka/in
San Francisco, June 8 (IANS) To make it more user-friendly, Apple has unveiled watchOS 8, macOS Monterey and a new slate of health features for its users at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2021.The company said that it will let people share the data from their Health app with family members or others.In the Health app, a new Sharing tab lets users privately share their data with a trusted partner or caregiver.Meanwhile, the watchOS 8 will bring several new mindfulness features, including enhanced guided mediation, plus new data captured during sleep and additional workout modes. The new workout types for both physical fitness and mindful movement -- Tai Chi and Pilates -- are supported by powerful, validated custom-built heart rate and motion algorithms to provide users with accurate metrics."Apple Watch is the most loved watch in the world, keeping users healthy, active, and connected," Kevin Lynch, Apple's vice president of Technology, said in a statement.The redesigned Music app enables users to share songs, albums, and playlists through Messages and Mail, and enjoy music and radio all in one place.The developer beta of watchOS 8 is available to Apple Developer Program members at developer.apple.com.The company also previewed macOS Monterey, the latest version of the world's most advanced desktop operating system. It comes with new ways for users to connect, get more done, and work more fluidly across their Apple devices.SharePlay, a new feature in FaceTime, lets users share experiences together and Shared with You makes it easy to discover and enjoy content shared through Messages right in Photos, Safari, Apple Podcasts, Apple News and the Apple TV app."We think our customers are going to love browsing the web with Safari's new tab design, enjoying shared experiences with SharePlay in FaceTime, and using their Mac and other Apple devices together in new ways with Universal Control and AirPlay to Mac," said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering.--IANSvc/na
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Students, parents and academicians have welcomed the government's decision to cancel class 12 board exams. However, questions persist as how to proceed further with regard to the results and evaluation of students. Many renowned educational institutions and academicians across the country have made an appeal to the government to make the evaluation process uniform and transparent.Significantly, this time 14,30,247 students were to appear in CBSE's 12th board examination.Renowned educationist C.S. Kandpal said that same method should be followed for calculating the marks by other education boards as will be done by the CBSE. Only then all the students will get equal opportunity after 12th or in the competitive examinations.Vishnu Karthik, CEO, the Heritage Schools, said, "the decision to cancel the board exams has settled the issue. Everyone's stress has also reduced. However, considering the importance of class 12 examinations for admission to a university, it was not an easy decision to take. But the government had no option as the health of the students is paramount."He said, "now the challenge before the CBSE is to establish an alternative standard of evaluation for class 12th. Delays in the new grading system will create confusion and tension among the students. In this regard, it would be imperative to give clear instructions to Indian universities to amend the admission criteria so that the merit and fairness of students is not compromised."Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman, Seth Anandram Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions, said that this decision has been taken in the interest of the children. "However, the subsequent process is also of equal importance -- the standard of evaluation of children. It has to be kept in mind that many children worked whole-heartedly till the last stage of preparation and hence they should be given due benefits.Charu Wahi, principal of Nirmal Bhartiya School, said, "the decision to cancel the Class XII board examinations has clearly been taken in the interest of health and safety of the students and teachers. Most of the students and their parents heaved a sigh of relief. All of them were worried by the uncertainty of class XII board exams arising out of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. But now the next challenge before us is to set the standard of fair and reliable academic evaluation of these students. Based on the annual performance of the students, grades or marks should be given according to their merit. But the educational evaluation has to be done very carefully. I am sure that the school and the board will overcome this challenge and will do whatever is best in the interest of the students."FICCI Arise Co-President and Founder of Suchitra Academy, Praveen Raju said, "in view of today's situation, cancelling CBSE Board exams is the right decision. We could not have taken the exam without playing with the safety of the children. So we welcome this decision. Hope this issue will be resolved soon after consulting all its stakeholders."In the high level meeting held on Tuesday, the Prime Minister gave clear instructions that all stakeholders need to show sensitivity towards the students. The Prime Minister directed officials to ensure that results are prepared in a fair and time bound manner as per well-defined criteria. --IANSgcb/skp/
Cupertino (California), May 20 (IANS) To further help people with mobility, vision, hearing and cognitive disabilities, Apple has announced powerful accessibility software updates across iOS, watchOS and iPadOS, including a new SignTime service to connect Apple Store and Apple Support customers with on-demand sign language interpreters.To begin with, customers visiting Apple Store locations in the US, the UK and France can use SignTime to remotely access a sign language interpreter right in their web browsers.Later this year, people with limb differences will be able to navigate Apple Watch using AssistiveTouch.iPad will also support third-party eye-tracking hardware for easier control and for blind and low-vision communities and Apple's ‘VoiceOver' screen reader will get even smarter using on-device intelligence to explore objects within images, the company said in a statement late on Wednesday."With these new features, we're pushing the boundaries of innovation with next-generation technologies that bring the fun and function of Apple technology to even more people — and we can't wait to share them with our users," said Sarah Herrlinger, Apple's senior director of Global Accessibility Policy and Initiatives.In support of neurodiversity, Apple is introducing new background sounds to help minimise distractions, and for those who are deaf or hard of hearing and Made for iPhone (MFi) will soon support new bi-directional hearing aids.AssistiveTouch for watchOS allows users with upper body limb differences to enjoy the benefits of Apple Watch without ever having to touch the display or controls. Using built-in motion sensors like the gyroscope and accelerometer, along with the optical heart rate sensor and on-device machine learning, Apple Watch can detect subtle differences in muscle movement and tendon activity, which lets users navigate a cursor on the display through a series of hand gestures, like a pinch or a clench. "iPadOS will support third-party eye-tracking devices, making it possible for people to control iPad using just their eyes," Apple said. Later this year, compatible MFi devices will track where a person is looking onscreen and the pointer will move to follow the person's gaze, while extended eye contact performs an action, like a tap, the company added.--IANSna/