lychee

June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022

Summer fruits for diabetes: What to eat, and how much?

We generally tend to think that sweet things are not good for people with diabetes. At first glance this seems to make sense. However, there is a big difference between the sugar that we find in a fruit and in the added sugar that we might sprinkle on top. In a fruit, the fructose accompanied by fibre, vitamins, minerals, and so many other nutrients are good for our bodies.  Fruits have other health benefits, ranging from controlling high blood pressure to reducing inflammation and even blood sugar levels. A person with diabetes should not avoid fruit in general, as it is essential for a balanced diet. When eating fruits, all we need to be mindful of is our serving sizes — one serving of fresh fruit is approximately the amount that can fit into the palm of an adult hand!

June 14, 2022
June 14, 2022

Cherishing mangoes and lychees in my last summer in Bangladesh

Those who leave the country for higher studies miss our summer fruits dearly.

April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015

Lychee farmers worried despite expected bumper harvest (video)

Lychee farmers and traders in Dinajpur expect a bumper harvest of lychee this year. However, they are worried about incurring loss due to the present political unrest in the country.