Mexican Food

Mexican Food

Every cuisine has its own history. Mexican cuisine can be traced back to 7000 BC, when hunter-gatherer indigenous people lived in present-day Mexico. The most common plants were chili pepper and corn. Corn was treated with lye to make it soft for grinding, which...
Diabetes in the New Year

Diabetes in the New Year

Happy and healthy new year! I am sure a vast majority of you made new year resolutions. These may have entailed a new “diet” or a new gym membership to lose weight . Weight loss is the second most common category of resolution after physical health. Study after study...
The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is inspired by the eating habits of people living near the Mediterranean Sea. It has been of interest since the 1950’s when Dr. Ancel Keys found that people living in these regions had lower instances of heart disease, reduction in...
Sushi

Sushi

I always thought sushi was healthy, but do you really think that all sushi we eat is healthy? Let me give you a little history of its origin. Sushi originated in China, along the Mekong River in South Asia before making its way to Japan. Sushi started out as a...
Nigerian Cuisine and Diabetes

Nigerian Cuisine and Diabetes

One day I found myself helping a patient from Nigeria with poorly controlled diabetes and hypertension. This patient’s diet included many traditional Nigerian foods, and he was having difficulty managing his blood sugars and blood pressure. Cuisines from West Africa...
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