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How to use Traditional Chinese Medicine for Diabetes

How to use Traditional Chinese Medicine for Diabetes

Brief Overview of Diabetes Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when our body isn’t able to make enough insulin (type 1) or when our body doesn’t respond to insulin well (type 2), leading to high blood sugar levels. When uncontrolled, it can lead to other complications such as heart disease, vision loss, kidney disease, […]

A Look at Soybean Nutritional Value and Chronic Kidney Disease

A Look at Soybean Nutritional Value and Chronic Kidney Disease

Just like eggs, soy has a long history of being known as “good” or “bad” with different headlines coming out once every few years. A controversy like this can be confusing on whether or not soybean products have a good nutritional value and if you should be avoiding them. Even more so when you aren’t […]

What Is Napa Cabbage? Nutrients, Recipes & More

What Is Napa Cabbage? Nutrients, Recipes & More 2 wedges of napa cabbage that is roasted and topped with dijon mustard sauce, sesame seeds, and scallions

Napa cabbage, or Chinese cabbage, is a leafy green vegetable that has been a longtime staple in Asian cuisine. Unlike the typical round and dense American variety, it has a longer, oblong shape with thicker ribs and more delicate greens. This makes for a very versatile ingredient in the kitchen that can be enjoyed raw […]

Sodium: what happens if you eat too much salt?

Sodium: what happens if you eat too much salt?

If you have high blood pressure, chances are you’ve heard of the American Heart Association (AHA) and their guidelines recommending less than 2300 mg per day of sodium (equal to about 1 tsp of salt). Recent guidelines from the AHA are moving towards an ideal limit of less than 1500 mg per day for most […]

How To Eat These 3 Chinese Fruits To Combat Chronic Disease

How To Eat These 3 Chinese Fruits To Combat Chronic Disease

We know that eating an apple a day is not a determinant factor of good health, despite the popular saying. However, fruit may not be a bad place to start. Generally speaking, fruit is a good source of fiber and antioxidants, and Chinese fruits are no exception. Certain varieties have been heavily studied for their […]

Asian Kidney Friendly Vegetables: Part 2

Asian Kidney Friendly Vegetables: Part 2

Welcome back to part two of the Asian Kidney Friendly Vegetables series! There are eight more Asian kidney friendly vegetables to review. Here we will go over how they taste, how to use it, and their nutrition.  Find the first Top 10 Asian Kidney Friendly Vegetables in part one. 1. Carrots 紅蘿蔔 While carrots are […]

Healthy Filipino Food: Making Filipino Cuisine Kidney-Friendly and Heart-Healthy

Healthy Filipino Food: Making Filipino Cuisine Kidney-Friendly and Heart-Healthy Dinner table with Asian inspired dishes.

My name is Desiree Ann Hosena, an intern with Be Well Solutions Dietetic Internship Program. It has been a great privilege to be able to intern with Edith Yang, and I am very excited to take over the blog today! My favorite memories from when I was young were coming home from a long day […]

Chinese Food and Diabetes

Chinese Food and Diabetes

Concern about Chinese food and diabetes has grown as the rates of diabetes amongst Chinese Americans and Asian Americans grows. 1 in 9 Asian Americans have diabetes, with Indians, Filipinos, and Chinese having the highest rates. Does this mean that Chinese food and diabetes don’t mix well? Definitely not!  A diabetes diagnosis doesn’t mean that […]

Biggest Nutritional Challenges for AAPI

Biggest Nutritional Challenges for AAPI

In honor of Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Heritage Month, we are taking an in-depth look at the biggest nutritional challenges for AAPI. This includes looking at chronic disease risk, prevalency, and specific nutritional advice for improved outcomes in the AAPI population. What countries are included in Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage month? […]

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