Expert Nutrition

Gluten-free Diet Tips and Tricks

Avoiding gluten might seem to be just a dietary rage, but a gluten-free diet is not a fad if you are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease. And if you have diabetes in addition to celiac disease, figuring out what to eat can seem like a monumental task. Learn some helpful tips and tricks to make [...]

Is Beef Still “What’s for Dinner”?

Some of you may remember the “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner” campaign that debuted in 1992. Twenty-six years later, beef is still a mainstay of the American diet, and that doesn’t look to be changing any time soon. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, in 2017 Americans [...]

Favorite Fall Foods that Help Diabetes

Another summer has ended and fall is here! Cool nights, falling leaves, football games and Jack-o'-lanterns announce the arrival of autumn. Fall also brings seasonal foods that can be a healthy and tasty addition to your diabetes eating plan. Here are three fall foods that can help you manage your blood sugars, lower your risk of heart disease, and reach your weight goal, as well. [...]

Healthy Foods That Can Hit Back Hard

If you’re on a mission to eat “clean,” or simply trying to eat more fruits and vegetables and fewer processed foods, you deserve a round of applause! A diet packed with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and lean proteins can work wonders for your health, and fight off a host of chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. But there’s a (somewhat) darker side to eating all of those nutritious foods. Don’t stop eating them, but make sure you choose and prepare your foods in a safe way. Check out the foods below and learn how you can safely fit them into your eating plan. [...]

Low GI Summertime Fruits

Summer is here, along with all those sweet and juicy summer fruits at your local grocery store or farmers’ market. But what about the sugar in fruit? Won’t that cause your blood sugars to go too high? It doesn’t have to, if you choose lower glycemic index fruits. [...]

World Health Organization Suggests Lowering Sugar Intake

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

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

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

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

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. [...]

Live a Longer Life: Eat More Fiber!

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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