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Processed Foods Linked To Depression In New Study

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An estimated 300 million people around the world suffer with depression. Most of them do not associate their symptoms with their diets. However, science is now linking diet and depression and is finding success in using diet to help treat depression and ...

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Is The Protein In Your Diet Leading To Higher Blood Sugar?

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Protein is essential to the body, down to the cellular level. Did you know that your nails and hair are made mostly of protein? The body uses protein to build and repair muscle tissue, cartilage, skin, even the blood. Protein is ...

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10 Ways To Trick Yourself Into Drinking More Water

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Water is critical to each and every body process. From the transportation of nutrients throughout the body, to regulating body temperature, digesting food, and more. When you are drinking enough water, you will feel the positive effects. Your thought process ...

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These Food Hacks Can Lead To Lower Blood Sugar

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Ever feel like your favorite foods are off-limits now that you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes? Good news! These 5 foods, and a few tips and tricks, combine to bring back your faves without spiking your blood sugar! Avocado Avocado – ...

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The Summer Superfoods You Won’t Want To Miss!

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Summer is here! As the weather heats up, you can cool down with a variety of fresh, healthy super foods: AVOCADOS Avocados are packed with delicious fats which have anti-inflammatory properties. These fats, along with the Vitamin E in avocados, ...

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10 Common Causes Of Blood Sugar Spikes

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Unhealthy Food Choices When the body consumes a simple carbohydrate, it responds the same way as if it had consumed sugar. There is no additional nutrition available to slow the absorption of the resulting sugars into the bloodstream and therefore, ...

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Fast Food And Diabetes, An Undeniable Connection

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Fast food is everywhere… literally! It’s widely available, convenient, and inexpensive. However, these foods are highly processed, and often contain far too many calories, fat, and sodium. These foods also tend to have little to no nutritional value, vitamins, minerals, ...

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The Glycemic Index & Its Effects On Blood Sugar

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The glycemic index (GI) reveals how a food affects your blood sugar. When you consume carbohydrates, the body converts them into glucose (sugar.) The pancreas releases insulin in order to move the sugar from the bloodstream into the cells where it ...

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Fact Or Fiction – Banish These 10 Diabetes Myths!

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There is a lot of information about diabetes out there. Some of it comes from reputable sources like your healthcare team. Some comes from the internet, or from friends or family members (sometimes even from strangers!) For diabetics, it’s crucial to ...

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These 5 Cooking Oils Destroy Your Health

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“Of all the health-destroying foods on the market, those made with highly processed vegetable and seed oils are some of the worst. When consumed in large amounts, as they are by most Americans, they seriously distort your important omega-3 to ...

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