Expert Nutrition

Get the New Easy Diabetes Cookbook, The Six O’Clock Scramble Meal Planner: A Year of Quick, Delicious Meals to Help You Prevent and Manage Diabetes

January 30, 2016

There’s something soul-soothing about flipping through a cookbook — looking at the photographs, flagging recipes you want to try, and envisioning how delicious they’ll be when your family sits down to enjoy them. Although many of us love finding recipes online, it can’t replace the simple pleasure of using a real book. [...]

World Health Organization Suggests Lowering Sugar Intake

March 10, 2015

Do you know how much sugar you eat and drink every day? You may be getting a lot more than you think. Sugar is often added to sauces, dressings and soups, in addition to baked goods, candies, sodas, ice cream and alcoholic drinks. According to the World Health Organization’s new nutrition [...]

Fiber Counting May be A Great New Weight Loss Tool

February 23, 2015

In the hopes of losing weight and getting your health under control, it is very likely that you have counted calories, carbohydrates, or even grams of fat. With all of that counting, your weight loss journey may have become too much of a chore, and therefore may have ended before you reached your goal. A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has found that a new and easier way to eat healthy for weight loss may be counting fiber, and only fiber. [...]

Higher Protein Intake Important For Diabetes Health

February 9, 2015

Protein is an important nutrient in any heart healthy, balanced meal plan. Not only does it help you maintain lean muscle mass and keep you full between meals, it also supports many other important processes in your body. People with diabetes know that they must keep track of how many carbohydrates they eat each day, but protein may become lost in the carb counting. A recent study published in the journal Clinical Nutrition has found that those with diabetes may not be getting enough protein each day. [...]

Healthy Fats in Avocado Can Improve Cholesterol Levels

February 4, 2015

When you start a heart healthy eating plan, you might think that you need to cut out fat. However, recent studies have shown that including heart healthy unsaturated fats, such as those found in nuts, seeds, fatty fish, olive oil, and avocado, can actually help improve health measures like your cholesterol levels. A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that an avocado a day can lower cholesterol levels, even when eaten as part of the average American meal plan. [...]

Three Seeds to be Eating Now: Chia, Hemp and Flaxseed

February 3, 2015

Chances are, you don’t think a whole lot about eating seeds, unless they’re those sesame seeds on top of your morning bagel. Seeds and nuts are often lumped into the same category, in terms of nutrients. But up until now, it’s been the nuts that have gotten all the glory. Seeds may be small, but they can pack a nutrition punch. Most seeds, like nuts, contain healthy fats, protein, fiber and minerals. In addition, eating seeds has been linked with a lower risk of heart disease, lowered inflammation and even weight loss. Tell nuts to move over and make room for these three seeds. Read on to find out why you should make them a regular part of your eating plan. [...]

Wake Up to the Health Benefits of Oatmeal

February 3, 2015

Oatmeal may not seem like an exciting food. But if you learn how oatmeal can improve your health–and even make managing your diabetes a little easier–you may just change your mind. [...]

Live a Longer Life: Eat More Fiber!

January 18, 2015

Could fiber possibly be the Fountain of Youth? According to a new study that included data from almost one million people, those who ate the most fiber were 16 percent less likely to die than people who ate the least amount of fiber. The researchers also discovered that for every 10-gram increase in fiber intake, there was a 10 percent drop in any cause of death. [...]
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