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Who You Dine With May Affect How Much You Eat!

Friends eating together

An interesting thought to ponder, isn’t it? The idea that your dining companions could affect how much you eat. It’s true! New research has found that dining with someone who is overeating makes you more likely to overeat. For example, ...

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To Improve Diabetes This Year, Cook More Meals At Home In 2018

Three generations cooking together at home

Planning and preparing meals at home can do true wonders for your health in 2018. By eliminating fast food, pre-packaged, and frozen meals, you will drastically reduce your intake of sugar, salt, and preservatives. There is not a single part ...

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Want To Conquer Your Cravings? Add A Little Spice!

Whole red chili peppers and tricolor peppercorns

Ah, food cravings. We all get them, we all try to ignore them, and we’ve all given in a time or two. Did you know that food cravings originate in the parts of the brain that manage feelings of pleasure ...

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You’ve Heard The Words “Eating Clean” – But What Does That Mean?

Fresh vegetable appetizer

“Clean-eating” means eating foods in as close to their natural form as possible. Processed foods found in boxes and bags are out. Vegetables, fruits, meats, seafood, and healthy fats are in. Let’s start with the two most obvious food groups ...

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Could Taking A Nap Help You Conquer Sugar Cravings?

"Smiling" dog napping on bed

The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get 7-9 hours of sleep every night. So, what happens when we don’t get enough sleep? New research has shown that getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night can put you at ...

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Fiber Lowers Blood Sugar – But Are You Eating Enough?

Selection of foods high in fiber

Fiber serves many purposes for the body. It helps to regulate blood sugar, it prevents the absorption of cholesterol, and promotes gut health and regularity. All of these benefits are especially helpful for individuals with diabetes as it is crucial ...

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Say Cheese – Daily Dairy Can Help Protect Your Heart!

Selection of cheeses on wooden board

Say cheese! Science has linked consumption of the delicious dairy delight to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. In this analysis of 15 different research studies, individuals who regularly consumed cheese were nearly 20% less likely to develop cardiovascular disease, ...

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Research Links Drinking Coffee To A Longer Life

Senior woman drinking coffee with grand-daughter

Drinking coffee can lengthen your life! Is that the best news you’ve heard today? New research has found that drinking coffee lowers risk of death and development of heart disease. In the study, the largest reduction in relative risk of death ...

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Make Healthier & Tastier Meals With These Herbs & Spices

Fresh and dried herbs and spices

Salt and pepper… the classic seasonings we add to nearly every meal. But what about the hundreds of herbs and spices just waiting to tantalize your tastebuds? Adding herbs and spices to dishes not only increases flavor, but could make ...

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These Simple Food Swaps Can Help Lower Blood Sugar And Body Weight

Homemade hummus with fresh vegetables

  Here are some tasty options that will satisfy you while helping you eat “cleaner”, and that will help you better manage your diabetes.  Mayo Alternatives Instead of mayonnaise on your turkey sandwich, try mashed avocado. Instead of cheese on ...

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