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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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The Truth Behind Early Morning High Blood Sugar

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Even when the human body is asleep it requires energy. When the body is awake and needs fuel, it turns to glucose in the muscles. However, in sleep, the muscles are relaxed and unmoving. So instead the body turns to ...

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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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How Energy Drinks Affect The Mind & Body

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers 400 milligrams of caffeine per day to be “safe.” However, drinking an energy drink is not the same as drinking a coffee or soda. Energy drinks contain up to 500 milligrams of caffeine ...

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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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Use These 5 Tips To Cut More Sugar From Your Diet

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Know Sugar When You See It Don’t let the name “sugar” fool you. Corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, sucrose, maltose, maltodextrin, all are sugars and all should be avoided. Check your food and beverage labels carefully. You may think sugar is ...

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Increase Exercise Motivation With These 5 Tips

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It’s recommended that Americans get about 20 minutes of exercise every day. It may not sound like a huge undertaking, but nearly half of adults currently fall short of that goal. We all know that exercise is good for the ...

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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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