• Turkey and White Bean Chilli 

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr May 26, 2022

    Are you trying to cut down your red meat intake but still want to enjoy classic recipes? Then you will love my turkey and white bean chilli; it’s a variation of the traditional chilli with red meat, but lower in saturated fat, also rich in protein and bursting with flavour.  Recent nutritional guidelines recommend limiting red meat intake because observational studies link it to a higher risk of chronic diseases,…

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  • Tell-Tale Signs You Should Screen for Prediabetes

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr May 17, 2022

    Recent statistics from the International Diabetes Federation show that almost 240 million adults worldwide are unaware they live with diabetes. Notably, 75% of these adults reside in low- and middle-income countries where access to healthcare and preventive strategies may be poor (IDF, 2021). Only 15.3% of people with prediabetes are aware they live with the condition in the US.   Diabetes is a very serious condition. And although many people underestimate…

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  • Abnormal Sleep Breathing May Raise Prediabetes, Type 2 Risk 

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr April 1, 2022

    Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a type of abnormal breathing during sleep, is linked to a higher risk of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals. Notably, the risk of type 2 diabetes increases with increasing OSA severity.  The study, “Obstructive sleep apnoea, prediabetes, and progression of type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis,” was published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.  Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) occurs when the…

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  • Prompt Lifestyle Change After Prediabetes Diagnosis May Reverse It, Prevent Type 2  

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 28, 2022

    Promptly making lifestyle changes by increasing physical activity and reducing calorie intake to achieve weight loss may reverse prediabetes and prevent its progression to type 2 diabetes, new data reveals.  Notably, 43% of adults with a family history of type 2 diabetes making lifestyle changes within three months to eight years of developing prediabetes reverted to normal blood glucose levels and 93% prevented type 2 diabetes.  “Our findings showed that…

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  • Can You Eat Cassava Products with Prediabetes? 

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr March 14, 2022

    Getting a diagnosis of prediabetes or type 2 diabetes can leave you wondering if carbohydrate-rich foods are suitable to eat. If your traditional diet is carbohydrate-heavy, you may also be panicking about what to eat.  Garri, fufu, and tapioca (abacha) are cassava-derived staples in Nigerian and Ghanaian cuisine. While carbohydrate-rich, they are inexpensive and easily accessible sources of essential nutrients. You can eat garri, fufu, and tapioca if you have prediabetes…

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