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Mediterranean diet reverses metabolic syndrome

olive oil

olive oil

A Mediterranean diet of olive oil and nuts can help reverse a condition suffered by about one in four adults which leaves them at risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Metabolic syndrome is the presence of three or more factors like large waist, high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol, high levels of triglycerides and high blood sugar.

Tequila plant’s hidden health value

Agave plant

Agave plant

Tequila plants could help people with diabetes and those fighting obesity.

A natural form of sugar found in the agave plant called agavins is non digestible.

Although it provides the sweetness, it can act as dietary fibre and does not raise blood glucose.  They can also increase insulin.