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Foods that help to beat diabetes

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KATHMANDU — Every year on 7 April, World Health Day is celebrated across the world to circulate knowledge and create awareness about human health.

World Health Organization (WHO) has picked ‘Beat diabetes’ theme for World Health Day 2016.

Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Insulin produced by the pancreas lowers blood glucose. Absence or insufficient production of insulin, or an inability of the body to properly use insulin causes diabetes.

The two types of diabetes are referred to as type 1 and type 2.

In Nepal, diabetes has been growing at an alarming rate due to lifestyle change, unhealthy eating habits, stress and lack of physical activity. But, eating a healthy diet can help in reducing the risk of diabetes.

A diabetes diet is simply a healthy eating plan that is high in nutrients, low in fat and added sugar, and moderate in calories. The only difference is that you need to pay more attention to some of your food choices—most notably the carbohydrates you eat.

Here are some foods that might decrease the risk of diabetes:

Citrus fruits

Studies show that people with diabetes tend to have lower levels of vitamin C in their bodies, so antioxidant-packed citrus fruit is a great snack choice. Grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes have insulin-like properties which check Type-2 diabetes.

Green leafy vegetables

Green leafy vegetables are good for health and reduce the risk of developing of Type 2 diabetes. Eating at least a serving and a half of green leafy vegetables every day reduces diabetes risk by 14 percent.

Green Tea

Green tea is packed with flavonoid which is a powerful inflammation-fighter and also increases insulin activity. One should drink a cup of green tea daily as it helps in reducing the risk of diabetes.

Salmon

Salmon is the perfect medicinal food for people with diabetes as it is an extremely high source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids that are crucial for reducing inflammation and lowering blood sugar levels.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is considered for diabetic people as it keeps their blood sugar levels under control. A type of fiber found in oats Beta-glucan has shown beneficial effects in people who have diabetes.

Beans and Nuts

Eating a cup of beans every day may help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar. It is highly recommended for diabetics as their glycemic index is low. Likewise, eating peanuts every day cut the risk of developing diabetes by as much as 21 percent. An ounce a day of walnuts, almonds, or cashews can do wonders.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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