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5 Blood Sugar-Regulating Foods for Diabetics ("cinnamon, oatmeal, broccoli, ginseng, salmon")

5 Blood Sugar-Regulating Foods for Diabetics ("cinnamon, oatmeal, broccoli, ginseng, salmon") | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Whether you have Type 2 or Type 1 diabetes, you can benefit from eating foods that help stabilize blood glucose levels. Here are 5 beneficial foods.

1. Cinnamon

A study published in the journal Diabetes Care in 2003 found daily consumption of cinnamon had positive effects on blood sugar, along with several other markers. The 40-day study period concluded with reductions in blood serum glucose levels of 18 to 29%. But it also worked to reduce triglyceride levels (23-30%), LDL cholesterol (7-27%), and total cholesterol (12-26%).

Cinnamon for diabetes could be one of the most effective known dietary solutions out there.

2. Oatmeal

Because oatmeal is a slow-digesting carbohydrate, it won’t raise blood sugar levels as quickly or as much as other carbs. It’s a better option over white toast, for example. In addition, it can help control weight, a factor in the management of diabetes Type 2 specifically.

3. Broccoli

Like oatmeal, broccoli is high in fiber and is a good replacement for other starchy options. Vegetables like potatoes and corn, for instance, can cause spikes in blood sugar. In addition, broccoli is a good source of chromium, which has been shown to help stabilize blood sugar levels.

4. Ginseng

Ginseng, a root, has been shown to lower fasting and post-meal blood sugar levels. It can be added to the diet as a tea or found in the supplement aisle.

5. Salmon

Salmon is all protein and no carbohydrates, a good mix for blood sugar regulation. Further, it is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are great forboosting heart health—something diabetics must be cautious of. Like broccoli, salmon is also a good source of chromium.

When it comes to controlling diabetes, we often think of what is on the do not eat list. But foods like these are important additions that can improve your health and make the disease easier to manage.


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Whether you have Type 2 or Type 1, you can benefit from eating foods that help stabilize blood glucose levels. Some of these foods include:

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Cultivate Health initiative helps the school garden movement grow

Cultivate Health initiative helps the school garden movement grow | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Spring is in the air and gardens are on our minds — specifically, school gardens aimed at improving the health and well-being of children.

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Biofuels, Plastics and Drugs: Is This the Future of Our Farms?

Biofuels, Plastics and Drugs: Is This the Future of Our Farms? | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Farmer Rob Pickering last week planted nine hectares of flood-prone land in Lincolnshire with an African plant called miscanthus, or elephant grass. By selling the fast-growing crop as biofuel for Drax power station, he should earn as much as he would from selling wheat on the world market. Pickering is part of a rural revolution that, thanks to climate change, low commodity prices and new consumer tastes, is seeing Britain’s fields planted with crops that are more likely to end up as electricity or paint additives than food.

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15 Reasons Bergamot Essential Oil Should Be In Every Home

15 Reasons Bergamot Essential Oil Should Be In Every Home | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
A variety of citrus tree and an herb of the mint family are both known by the name bergamot, but the essential oil of bergamot is extracted from the bergamot orange called Citrus bergamia. This small tree bearing edible fruit that fall somewhere between lemon and grapefruit in taste grows mainly in Mediterranean climate. It is named after the Italian city of Bergamo, the original… [read more]

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Naturally Blight Resistant Potato Varieties Discovered

Naturally Blight Resistant Potato Varieties Discovered | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

An Innovative Farmers field lab tested heritage varieties of potato and found that all varieties, including newer breeds, performed well for yield and blight resistance. A taste test also found that all tasted good when cooked as chips and mash. 


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Support for agriculture in Syria critical with massive food insecurity adding to suffering

Support for agriculture in Syria critical with massive food insecurity adding to suffering | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
As world leaders met in London today to raise funds in support of millions of people affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria, FAO stressed the urgent need to help farming families produce food to meet basic needs.

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Bronchitis: How Fruits And
Vegetables Play A Role

Bronchitis: How Fruits And<br/>Vegetables Play A Role | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Did you know eating fruits and vegetables appears to reduce the risk of the lung disease, bronchitis?  
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Bronchitis: How Fruits And Vegetables Play A Role 

 Bronchitis is a disease, an inflammation of the air tubes that deliver air to the lungs of your body. It can be influenced by factors such as toxin accumulation, diet, digestion, and stress and exercise levels. A diet high in antioxidants may protect against this disease. Add in your diet a good mix of fresh fruits and vegetables such as berries, citrus fruits, cantaloupe, red grapes, tomatoes, broccoli, sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach,  leafy greens, bell peppers and winter squash that can provide you with enough antioxidants to reap protective benefits of antioxidants.  
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TOXIC: Alberta - part one

TOXIC: Alberta - part one | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

Once pristine wilderness, Alberta is now a world of poisoned water, polluted air, and rare cancer. VBS travels to the oil sands of Canada to investigate the impact of digging for this previously unobtainable oil.


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At The Age of 15 She Invented Building Material From Indian Rice Waste

At The Age of 15 She Invented Building Material From Indian Rice Waste | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

"After seeing the environmental hazards that burning rice waste was causing at her family farm in North India, then-15 year old Bisman Deu saw an opportunity to create something useful, and developed an environmentally sustainable building material out of the farm’s biggest waste product.


She’s 18 now, and finishing school in Chandigarh, but Deu is on a journey with her product, Green Wood, as it becomes more relevant now than ever before..."


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Urban farming boosts global food production

Urban farming boosts global food production | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Report claims urban farming has greater influence than previously thought and should help inform agricultural policy
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Bridge the seasons in your garden

Bridge the seasons in your garden | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Learn more about bridge flowers.

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You know that gap between spring and summer, when there’s nothing blooming in the garden? "Click" on the picture to read about bridge flowers.

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The astonishing 390-year old bonsai tree that survived the Hiroshima atomic blast

The astonishing 390-year old bonsai tree that survived the Hiroshima atomic blast | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
The history of a 390-year old bonsai tree at the National Arboretum in Washington D.C. that survived an atomic blast is being honored this week.

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A symbol of Hope and Resilience in the face of Armageddon.

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Scientists look at role of wetlands in battle against climate change

Scientists look at role of wetlands in battle against climate change | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
The role rainforests play through storing carbon in the battle against climate change is well understood, but Deakin University scientists now believe the humble swamp, or freshwater wetland, could be up to 50 times more effective.

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How important are wetlands regarding climate change? Let me count the ways! Carbon sequestration, drought/flood mitigation, temperature mitigation, storm barriers, habitat for displaced wildlife...

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Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies | Get Best Deal Online

Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies | Get Best Deal Online | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

Esme and Sita brings you best ayurvedic remedies & yoga products range with an exciting offer - $5 OFF on purchase of $70 and over. Hurry and grab it.


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How One Tiny Vermont College Is Taking On Big Agriculture

How One Tiny Vermont College Is Taking On Big Agriculture | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
A small school uses its "large voice" to call for a new approach to farming.

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They're "walking the talk" and modeling sustainability with their students.
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24 Reasons To Go & Pick Dandelions Right Now

24 Reasons To Go & Pick Dandelions Right Now | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Who hasn’t seen those pesky yellow weeds pop up in the garden from time to time? Yet try as you might – from picking them to poisoning them – nothing keeps them at bay for too long. Perhaps it’s time you embraced the tenacious dandelion and all the benefits it can bring? The Health Benefits of Dandelions Dandelion has been used throughout history to treat… [read more]

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12 Healing Herbs You Need To Grow In Your Medicinal Garden

12 Healing Herbs You Need To Grow In Your Medicinal Garden | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Medicinal plants grown in your own gardens can reduce your dependence on drugs, if not completely eliminate them. But growing random herbs with medicinal properties doesn’t help. It is a common myth that all herbal preparations are safe by virtue of being natural. This is far from true. A typical example is foxglove or Digitalis purpurea. It has a positive effect on heart function, with… [read more]

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Valentines Day: Natural Garden Aphrodisiacs

Valentines Day: Natural Garden Aphrodisiacs | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Natural aphrodisiacs for gardeners on Valentine’s Day

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Natural aphrodisiacs for gardeners on Valentine’s Day

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Noted wetlands scholar to speak at Ohio State Mansfield

Noted wetlands scholar to speak at Ohio State Mansfield | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
MANSFIELD – Noted Ohio State professor and wetlands scholar William J. Mitsch, Ph.D. will present a special lecture “Phosphorus and Nitrogen and Carbon, OH MY!, The role of wetlands in

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Feel Better With Herbs

Growing and using herbs is so good for us. Learn why here: http://www.theherbcottage.com/feel-better-with-herbs/

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Feel Better With Herbs. Visit The Herb Cottage Website for a thoughtful and useful article on why growing and using herbs is good for us. http://www.theherbcottage.com/feel-better-with-herbs/
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Diet key to feeding the world without deforestation, modelling shows

Diet key to feeding the world without deforestation, modelling shows | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
A vegetarian diet and lower meat consumption could be the key to meeting global food demands without clearing more forests for farmland, according to new research.

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10 ways to end water pollution in Latin America

10 ways to end water pollution in Latin America | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Our expert panel share their thoughts on how to turn the region’s contaminated lakes, rivers and dams into clean waterways
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A good thought, Malek, - to democratize water but If they do democratize water then Nestle and the Oligarchy would be very upset. We can't have that! :S) Eventually we will be charged when water becomes more scarce as it will. :(
malek's comment, April 20, 2:16 PM
TY for wake up call: no we can't touch Nestle and allies
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I have been mumbling about Oligarchy and Plutocracy for a long time on twitter and it seldom ever gets re-tweeted or commented about. :( And yet the Oligarchy is pervasive in that it controls the government and the media - I check BBC and CBC and HuffPost and the news is canned - grrrrrr. I sometimes check German TV news and Australia and it is all canned. No hard news! All soft for easy consumption. Some bad news that was bad news yesterday and a 1000 years ago - the patterns repeat - and some good news - and some politics to think that it is a democracy and some scandal and that is it. grrrrrr
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4 Fall Gardening Tips That Will Save You Money All Year Long

4 Fall Gardening Tips That Will Save You Money All Year Long | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

Feeding your garden now could halve the amount of money and time you’ll spend fertilizing and watering over the next year. That’s because even as air temperatures drop, the ground remains warm, encouraging plants to focus their energy on root growth. And healthy roots mean more robust, more drought-resistant plants. Use a fertilizer with high levels of root-growth-promoting potassium.


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DIY: Edge your beds with concrete

DIY: Edge your beds with concrete | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

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Click on the photo to learn how to keep your landscaping project under budget by trimming your garden beds with concrete instead of borders purchased at retail.

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Thriving since 1960, my garden in a bottle: Seedling sealed in its own ecosystem and watered just once in 53 years

Thriving since 1960, my garden in a bottle: Seedling sealed in its own ecosystem and watered just once in 53 years | Organic Farming | Scoop.it
Gardener David Latimer, from Cranleigh, Surrey, first planted his bottle garden in 1960 and finally sealed it tightly shut 12 years later as an experiment - and it's still going strong.

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How an Ant Colony Reacts When It Finds Food

How an Ant Colony Reacts When It Finds Food | Organic Farming | Scoop.it

When ants find food on the ground, they follow specific steps for getting it back to their home, a technical strategy is followed to help get as much of it back to their home as possible. Between brute force and pheromones, there’s practically nothing these ants can’t handle. #ants



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