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These 5 Lifestyle Habits Will Change Your Blood Sugar

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Keep a close, constant eye on your health. Meet with your physician regularly, at least twice a year. Know your goal blood sugar and A1C levels. Test your blood sugar regularly, write down your results, and when you meet with ...

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Yes, There Are Such Things As Good Carbs!

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Along with avoiding sugar, diabetics must be watchful of their carb intake, as well. Carbs are the enemy of blood sugar! Or are they? Did you know that there is such a thing as a good carb? That a carb, ...

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Do Protein Shakes Encourage Or Prevent Weight Loss?

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You see them in commercials on TV, and on shelf after shelf at the supermarket. These days, it may seem that more people are drinking protein shakes than eating actual food! Protein shakes can be helpful in adding nutrients to ...

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Faster Food – Smarter Choices

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Fast food is everywhere… literally! It’s widely available, convenient, and inexpensive. However, fast foods often contain large amounts of added sugar and are high in saturated fats and trans-fats. This combination is especially dangerous for diabetics as it causes food ...

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Feel Fuller Longer With These 10 Foods

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Apples The fiber in the fruit and skin of an apple helps you feel full and satisfied. Because you eat the whole fruit (with the exception of the core), your brain perceives the apple as a larger volume of food. ...

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Study Shows A Senior’s Well-Being May Depend On Mind Over Body

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Physical illness is not the primary determinant of happiness for older adults, as found in a recent study. Instead, it was found that psychosocial factors have the highest influence on quality of life. Prof. Ladwig and colleagues from the Cooperative ...

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Do Artificial Sweeteners Help Or Hurt Weight Loss?

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As the evils of sugar come farther and farther into the light, people are turning to artificial alternatives to get their “sweet fix.” In the U.S., 40% of adults and 25% of children report consuming artificial sweeteners on a daily ...

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Food Cravings – Why Do We Get Them & How Can We Beat Them?

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Food cravings originate in the parts of the brain that manage feelings of pleasure and reward. There are a few different potential causes for a food craving to be triggered. The first is an imbalance of hormones, like serotonin or ...

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Top 10 Food Safety Tips For Summer

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Summertime means cook-outs, parties, get-togethers, and lots of food! With all that action (and all that heat) food-borne illnesses are on the rise. These tips will help keep your food, and your family, safe this summer. For starters, make sure ...

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30 Day Sugar Detox – Could You Do It?

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10% of people in the U.S. are addicted to sugar. The word addiction is no accident; studies now suggest that sugar induces a reward stimulus in the brain similar to that of illegal drugs. This makes the brain dependent upon ...

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