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Research shows Heat therapy could boost mitochondrial function in muscles

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A new study described as first of its kind in humanity, finds that long-term heat therapy may increase mitochondrial function in the muscles. The discovery could lead to new treatments for people with chronic illness or disease.

Mitochondria, the “energy centers” of the cells, are essential for maintaining good health. A decrease in the number or function of mitochondria may contribute to chronic and potentially serious conditions such as heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and type 2 diabetes. Exercise has been shown to create new mitochondria and improve function of existing mitochondria. However, some people with chronic illnesses are not able to exercise long enough — previous research suggests close to two hours daily — to reap the benefits. Rodent studies have suggested that heat exposure may also induce the production of more mitochondria.



Researchers from Brigham Young University in Utah studied 20 adult volunteers who had not participated in regular exercise in the three months prior to the study. The research team applied two hours of shortwave diathermy — a type of heat therapy generated by electrical pulses — to the thigh muscles of one leg of each person every day. The researchers based the six-day trial of heat on the minimum amount of exercise needed to measure changes in muscle, or about two hours each day. They designed the treatment to mimic the effects of muscle heating that occurs during exercise. The therapy sessions increased the temperature of the heated leg by approximately 7 degrees F. Each participant’s other leg served as a control, receiving no heat therapy or temperature change. The researchers looked at mitochondria content in the muscles on the first day of therapy and 24 hours after the last treatment.

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Mitochondrial function increased by an average of 28 percent in the heated legs after the heat treatment. The concentration of several mitochondrial proteins also increased in the heated legs, which suggests that “in addition to improving function, [repeated exposure to heat] increased mitochondrial content in human skeletal muscle,” the research team wrote.

“Our data provide evidence to support further research into the mechanisms of heat-induced mitochondrial adaptations,” the researchers explained. People who are not able to exercise for long periods of time due to their health may benefit from [heat] treatments.

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Ultimate Baker releases sugar substitute for diabetics

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Ultimate Baker has released a new naturally-coloured xylitol sugar substitute created specifically for the diabetic market.



Ultimate Baker Xylitol is made purely with natural ingredients from fruit and vegetables, and the company claims that xylitol almost perfectly mimics the natural sweetness of sugar, while having 40% fewer calories.

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Xylitol carries a glycaemia index rating of 7, compared to the 60–70 rating carried by normal sugar, and this means that xylitol does not spike blood sugar or insulin.

Figures provided by the company claim that approximately 100 people in the US suffer from diabetes or prediabetes, and this has made the development of products tailored to diabetics crucial.

Sue-Ellen Cutler, vice-president of new product development at Ultimate Baker said: “Our goal is to create high quality products that are both visually appealing while free of the harmful synthetics and preservatives which are dominant across the baking industry.

“Xylitol is a product we’re just as proud to serve our families as we would all of our customers.”

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14 signs of High blood sugar and the neutralizing nutrition.

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If you suffer from increased blood sugar levels you should be aware that it doesn’t always mean that you have diabetes. In fact, it might be one of the many diabetes symptoms, but not the main one.



You should definitely take seriously if you have increased blood sugar levels because even though it is not the main cause for diabetes, it could still lead to this condition.

It is important that you treat hyperglycemia on time in order to prevent further risk over your health.

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You could actually spot high blood pressure very easily. In this article we are going to present to you 14 symptoms that you should be able to recognize in case of high blood sugar.

  1. Feeling constant thirst

  2. Recurring infections

  3. Impotence

  4. Longer recovery time for cuts and wounds

  5. Issues with the nerves

  6. Constant discomfort in the stomach

  7. Blurry vision

  8. Inability to remain focused

  9. Abdominal fat and weight gain

  10. Feeling constant hunger

  11. Fatigue

  12. Urging need for urinating

  13. Dry mouth

  14. Dry skin

Don’t worry too much in case you have any of these symptoms because having high blood sugar doesn’t mean you have diabetes. Here is how to reduce the high blood sugar levels:

GLYCEMIC INDEX FOOD LIST

It is most certain that you have already heard about glycemic index. GI is a scale where carbohydrates are classified based on the level at which they raise the blood sugar level in the body.

The scale ranges from 0-100 and the higher you find the food on the list the more sugar you intake into your blood.

High glycemic foods are in the range above 70 and it is best to avoid it. Some of the foods that have bellow 70 on the GI scale are rice cakes, popcorn, corn flakes, white bread, glazed donuts, and baked potatoes.

Next is the moderate glycemic group which ranges between 55-69 GI. This type of foods is brown rice, oatmeal, honey, mac and cheese, pita bread, and white rice.

The best group is the one that ranges between 0-54 GI. You could consume this type of food as much as you want because it doesn’t increase the level of sugar in the blood. Some of the most popular examples of this group of food arehummus, yellow onions, eggs, broccoli, grapefruit, walnuts, cherries, cashews, butter beans, apples, kidney beans, spaghetti, tomato juice, oranges, bananas, carrots, green grapes, peas, pineapple juice, turkey sausages, etc.

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