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Managing Gastroparesis with a Balanced Meal Plan

April 12, 2015

Gastroparesis is a common diabetes complication that affects the muscles in the stomach and intestines. Symptoms include fullness, bloating, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. It can also be hard to keep your blood glucose under control if you have this condition. Some people with gastroparesis find it hard to eat any solid foods, which can lead to weight loss and malnutrition. [...]

Plant-Based Meal Plans Can Protect Your Heart Health

March 31, 2015

You probably already know that a cornerstone of a healthy, balanced meal plan is plenty of plant foods. Fresh, frozen, and even canned vegetables, fruit, grains, beans and nuts provide important nutrients to help you avoid serious illnesses. A new study from researchers at Imperial College London [...]

Pesco-Vegetarian Meal Plan May Lower Your Risk For Colon Cancer

March 23, 2015

There are many different types of vegetarian meal plans. Some include eggs, milk, or fish, while others have no animal products at all. Past research has been mixed about whether or not these types of plans are better for your health. But a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has shown [...]

Adding A Little Fat Or Sugar May Help Improve Child Nutrition

March 7, 2015

  If you have children, you may be tempted to try and lower their heart disease and diabetes risk by cutting out as much fat and sugar as possible from their meal plans. However, a recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published in the journal Pediatrics, has shown that a [...]

New Cholesterol Guidelines May Be Sending Mixed Messages

February 28, 2015

  New dietary guidelines put out by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) state that Americans should no longer be worried about eating high-cholesterol foods like egg yolks and shellfish. However, some experts in the nutrition field, such the chairman of cardiovascular medicine [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Diabetes Health Updates

January 19, 2015

  People with Type 1 Diabetes May Need Different Blood Glucose Goals Low blood glucose (called hypoglycemia) can be especially dangerous for people with type 1 diabetes. If they don’t keep their blood glucose high enough, they can face serious problems like losing consciousness or even [...]

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. [...]

Delicious Diabetes Meal Plans and More

January 31, 2014

Greek diet may lower risk of artery disease A Greek, or Mediterranean meal plan, is rich in healthy fats such as olive oil, nuts, seeds, and fish, while limiting processed foods that are full of trans fats. Those who consume this type of meal plan have been shown to be one-third less likely to [...]
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