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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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Say Cheese! New Study Finds Dairy Is Not Connected To Heart Problems

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There has been a widespread belief that dairy products are bad for your health. However, in the wake of the “fat is not evil” food revelation, people are enjoying more dairy again. In addition, recent studies have now shown that ...

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The Unexpected Superfoods You Should Be Eating

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Bok Choy People who eat more cruciferous vegetables (like Bok choy) have a lower risk of developing breast, lung, and colon cancer. Bok Choy’s mix of calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorous, vitamin K and magnesium all contribute to building and maintaining ...

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Hidden Sugars Lurking In Your Refrigerator Right Now!

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You may think sugar is pretty easy to spot, but think again! It’s not only cookies, cakes, and donuts that diabetics need to watch out for. Sugar is lurking everywhere, and is difficult to avoid if you don’t know where ...

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Dieting With Diabetes – Do’s & Don’ts

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Diet is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.” However, to most people, the word diet refers to a restricting one’s food intake, usually with the goal of weight ...

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Do You Know The Difference Between Carbs & Sugars?

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Diabetics know to avoid sugar; but are also told to “watch their carbs.” What does this mean? What is the difference between carbs and sugars? Are there certain carbs and sugars that are better for you than others? Let’s investigate ...

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