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Plant-based meal plans can improve the health of obese children

February 24, 2015

  The number of obese children in the United States is growing every day. Obesity puts children at a high risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that over two-thirds of obese children have at least one risk factor for heart disease, such as [...]

Nutrition Experts Call For Fewer Restrictions On Fat, More On Sugar

February 24, 2015

  Recently, healthcare providers and health researchers have suggested a few big changes to the eating guidelines they give to Americans. For decades, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans have suggested limiting foods with a lot of cholesterol, including: Egg yolks Red meat Butter, lard, and [...]

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. [...]

Great Diabetes Products at Costco

January 25, 2015

  If you’re a Costco member, you can save big on all the necessary diabetes products you use every day. From blood glucose testing supplies to nutritional supplements, you will find everything you need at Costco. Have a look at some of Costco Pharmacy’s best offerings this month:   [...]

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. [...]

Americans are Not Eating Enough Heart Healthy Nuts

January 3, 2015

Nuts–and butters made from them–are a healthy way to get a big protein boost. Eating nuts as part of a heart healthy meal plan has been shown to lower obesity and heart disease risk. A recent study released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that many Americans are not eating the suggested 1.5 ounces of nuts or nut butters each day. Because of this, many Americans may be missing out on the heart healthy benefits of nuts. [...]

Five Fiber-Rich Foods to Eat More Of

December 23, 2014

Fiber is one of those nutrients that we know we should be eating, but, for some reason, we tend to fall short on. Fiber isn’t all that exciting, and it’s the butt of many jokes (no pun intended). All joking aside, fiber is an important nutrient that we all need, and not just because it helps to regulate digestion and prevent constipation. [...]

Sweet Whole Wheat Cornbread

November 16, 2014

For more healthy recipes by Aviva Goldfarb, visit her site at The Six O’Clock Scramble. Sweet Whole Wheat Cornbread   Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins   This sweet cornbread, made with whole wheat flour, is a quick and easy side dish for Thanksgiving, but you [...]

Are Meal Replacement Shakes Essential For Diabetes Control?

September 27, 2014

  GLUCERNA® Nutritional Vanilla Shake AS A COSTCO SHOPPER, you most likely have come across container after container of meal and snack replacement options.  From shakes to bars, these products can be marketed to do everything from help you to build muscle, lose weight, and even better [...]

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. [...]

Diabetes, Depression And Risk Of Early Death

June 1, 2014

Depression may increase risk of early death for people with diabetes Recent research shows that depression might have a serious negative impact on older people with diabetes. A 7-year study from the University of California looked at more than 3,000 people over the age of 65 who had diabetes. It [...]

Nutrition Program Helps Kids Fulfill Their Dreams

March 17, 2014

It can be hard to get children to trade their chips for veggies, or cookies for fruit. However, it is important to get the country’s children off to a healthy start to prevent them from having to live with chronic disease. A recent report found that a program linking healthy living to fulfilling dreams has been successful in building healthy habits in children. [...]

3 Simple Habits for Diabetes Control: Nutrition

March 5, 2014

Dealing with diabetes can be a huge task, but by taking small steps toward simple healthy habits, you can achieve lasting control. Let’s take a look at three key areas of health - nutrition, exercise and behavior - and habits in each of these areas that can help you have better blood glucose control and a better quality of life. [...]

What is “Junk Nutrition”?

February 17, 2014

If you’ve turned on your computer, radio or television, picked up a magazine or newspaper, or chatted with a neighbor or family member, chances are you got a dose of nutrition advice. It’s just one of those hot topics. If you’re lucky, it’s reliable. The majority of the time, though, it’s what I refer to as Junk Nutrition. And just like junk food, it is here, there, and everywhere. [...]
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