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The Best (And Worst) Foods For Heart Health

Assortment of heart healthy foods in heart shaped bowls

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, killing over 600,000 people every year. We must focus on heart health, especially as diabetics. Having diabetes greatly increases risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. ...

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If You’re Looking To Prevent Weight Gain – Go Nuts!

Mixed nuts in bowl on wooden table

Nuts – one of the most underrated foods when it comes to improving one’s health. Especially for those trying to improve heart health and diabetes. Achieving a healthy body weight is also a struggle for many on their journey to ...

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These Colorful Foods Improve Immunity

Selection of colorful veggies like a rainbow

Eating for immunity. While the concept may sound strange, it’s true! The foods we eat can have a huge impact on how our immune systems keep us healthy. How you ask? An astounding 80% of the body’s immune system is ...

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How Going For A Walk After Meals Improves Blood Sugar

Senior couple out for a walk

Everyone knows that exercise is an important part of overall health. What some may not realize is just how crucial physical activity is to effectively managing high blood sugar. Something as simple as a 10-15 minute walk after a meal ...

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Simple Snacks To Stabilize Blood Sugar

Mixed nuts in bowl on wodoen table

Trying to avoid a snack attack? Diabetics deserve simple, quick snacks that won’t spike blood sugar. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Snack foods are usually highly processed. This means they often contain far too many calories, unhealthy fat, sugars, ...

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Kick Your Carbohydrate Habit – Here’s How

Man enjoying bowl of veggies

Ah, carbohydrates. We hate to love them! Especially for those of us who struggle with high blood sugar. Why are carbs so craveable? What makes us want them so badly, and why do we have so much trouble giving them ...

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What’s New In Diabetes Management? Focus On The Individual!

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Finally! Healthcare providers are shifting the focus of care to the needs of patients as individuals. This is a monumental change from the mindset of “Every patient with ABC is treated with the XYZ plan of care.” Instead of automatically ...

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Mindful Eating For Better Blood Sugar

Mindful eating… what does that mean? Being aware of what we are eating, how much we are eating, and when we are full. Another large part of being mindful with eating is acknowledging how food can impact how we feel. ...

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Which Fats Are Good & Which Should Be Avoided

Collection of healthy fat foods on cutting board

Listen up people – it’s okay to eat fats! Not only should eating healthy fats be accepted, it should be encouraged. But wait… aren’t fatty foods unhealthy because they cause heart disease? No! Decades ago, the sugar industry paid off ...

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Artificial Sweeteners Do Not Contribute To Weight Loss

Woman adding artificial sweetener to coffee cup

The diet industry hauls in billions of dollars in profits each year. In the quest for perfection, many of us turn to calorie-counting in order to lose weight. This has made zero-calorie sweeteners explode in popularity. Nearly half of American ...

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