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Low-Carb Meal Plans Better for People with Diabetes

October 16, 2014

Being overweight or obese can raise your diabetes risk, and can cause problems in those who already have the disease. Losing weight may not only help you prevent or control diabetes, but will help improve overall health. [...]

Learning to Set Better Goals

October 15, 2014

We all know that the key to a healthy lifestyle is making the right choices, but sometimes those healthy choices can seem overwhelming and hard to reach. However, by following these simple steps, you will find yourself well on your way to a healthier lifestyle–it’s as easy as 1-2-3! [...]

It’s All About Value

October 15, 2014

When it comes to health and wellness products, we are all used to hearing about how much money can be saved if we choose the store brand. While that may be true, a more important factor to think about is not saving money, but trusting the value of the product you are choosing. [...]

Frozen Dinners:  Friends or Foes?

October 15, 2014

Today’s frozen dinners are nothing like frozen dinners of years gone by. Take a walk down the frozen food aisle in your grocery store and you’ll be amazed at the variety of frozen meals that you can choose from. There’s something for pretty much everyone – vegetarian, gluten-free, and even organic. Frozen meals are a billion-dollar industry and at least 70% of Americans eat them. And why not? With so many different kinds and flavors available, it’s possible to eat a frozen meal every day or night of the week and never get bored. [...]

High Fat Dairy May Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

October 13, 2014

For many years, health experts have said that skim and low-fat dairy products–like milk, cheese and yogurt–are better for you than the full-fat versions. Some nutrition researchers believe that this is especially true for people who are overweight, obese, or at risk for type 2 diabetes. [...]

Fruits and Veggies are Healthy for Both Body and Mind

October 13, 2014

Fruits and vegetables are the cornerstone of a healthy, balanced meal plan. They contain fiber that keeps you full, as well as tons of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to keep going each day. Many Western diets, full of processed carbohydrates and fatty, sugary foods and drinks, do not include enough fruits and vegetables. This lack of produce doesn’t just make you more prone to obesity-related conditions like heart disease and diabetes; it can also affect your mental health. [...]

Too Sweet: The Not-So-Serious Side To Diabetes

October 7, 2014

What goes up, must come down. The only thing I hope for when my blood sugar is high is for it to decline, pronto! Our pancreases are broken. Because of this, we have blood sugars that are less than perfect. Many times our readings are much too high. The technical name for this is hyperglycemia. Sometimes the amount of glucose in your blood can even skyrocket to dangerous levels. The sad fact is that every person with diabetes has experienced highs more times than he or she would probably care to admit. Highs are frustrating and time consuming—they slow you down, depress you, and can make you feel defeated. Plus they are dangerous and can do all sorts of torturous things to your body. [...]

How to Prevent Diabetes Foot Complications

October 5, 2014

Non-healing foot ulcers are common in people with type 2 diabetes. Skin ulcers that result from diabetes foot complications can cause other, more serious problems, such as amputation. You can prevent complications by carefully checking your feet on a daily basis, and having your healthcare provider perform a foot exam once a year. In addition, it’s important to find the foot cream that is right for you, and to use it on a daily basis as a part of your foot care routine. [...]

Fall for These Foods

October 5, 2014

Fall is here! Cookouts, picnics and frozen treats are behind us. Now we can look forward to cooler days and crisp nights. We can also look forward to enjoying tasty – but healthy – foods that nourish our bodies and minds at the same time. Give these three foods a try during the autumn season. [...]

Turn Up the Heat

September 29, 2014

Hot sauce. Chili peppers. Jalapeños. Indian curry. What do these foods all have in common? They’re hot! If you have the taste buds and the stomach for them, you might want to include them in your regular eating plan, because they offer a whole host of benefits. Here’s how they can help your health! [...]

Diabetes and Inflammation

September 14, 2014

If you or someone you know has diabetes, you have probably been told that high blood glucose levels can cause many different complications. These include blood vessel damage, heart disease and stroke. Healthcare providers tell people with diabetes to keep their glucose levels as healthy as possible to prevent complications. But good blood glucose control is not always enough to keep people with diabetes healthy. Thanks to new research, we may now know why this is. [...]

A Healthy Meal Plan CAN Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

September 5, 2014

As more and more people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, researchers have been looking hard for meal plans that can help prevent it. Though you have many plans to choose from, researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard School of Public Health believe they have found the best ones for preventing diabetes and controlling blood glucose levels. Their review of recent clinical trials and observational studies was published in Lancet. [...]

Breakfast: To Eat or Not to Eat?

September 1, 2014

The topic of breakfast is once again in the news. In one study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers divided overweight or obese people into three groups. One group was told to skip breakfast, one was told to eat breakfast, and ones was told to follow their usual regimen. After 16 weeks, there was little to no change in body weight among the three groups. [...]

Bountiful Beans: The Secret to Good Health

August 22, 2014

Beans may not seem very exciting, but when you learn a little more about what they can do for your health, you will end up with a new-found respect for these surprisingly healthy legumes. [...]

The Scoop on Ice Cream and Diabetes

July 1, 2014

For many people, summertime and ice cream often go hand in hand. But if you have diabetes, you might be thinking that ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato and sorbet are all off-limits. While ice cream isn’t exactly a health food, it’s not necessarily a food that you have to avoid, either. The key is knowing how to fit it into your eating plan. [...]
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