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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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Cheers To These Diabetic-Friendly Beverages!

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It’s getting hotter outside, and an easy way to cool down is with something tasty to drink. While diabetics may sometimes think that beverage options consist of water and diet soda, there are so many delicious drinks out there that ...

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A Healthy Relationship With Food Is Essential To Diabetes Management

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Food is the fuel that keeps your body running. Food is also a social thing; it should be fun, delicious and joyful! Finding the balance between eating what you need and eating what you want is essential for keeping blood ...

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New Research Reveals Link Between Gut Bacteria And Obesity

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Science is now investigating whether gut health could also be a proponent of obesity. When gut bacteria break down food, chemicals are released into the body. Certain chemicals may prompt the production of fat cells, according to new research. In ...

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Don’t Forget Your Fiber!

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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 diabetics as it is crucial to control ...

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Research Proves Healthy Fats Cut Heart Disease Risk

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For decades, fat was made out to be the enemy of health. However, science is now changing the way we view fat as a part of a healthy diet. Like protein, fat is an essential nutrient. The body needs fat ...

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Is Broccoli The New Secret Weapon For Fighting Diabetes?

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Broccoli… everyone’s favorite vegetable, right? Who knew that when your parents forced you to eat it, they were doing you a favor! This cruciferous veggie has many healthy properties, one of which has been found to lower blood sugar directly. ...

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