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

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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!

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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?

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“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?

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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?

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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 individuals with diabetes as it is crucial ...

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Top 10 Habits That Improve Health & Blood Sugar

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It seems there are endless instructions and rules once you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. Here are the top 10 ways you can improve your blood sugar, and overall health, on a daily basis. Start the day off right Breakfast is ...

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Say Cheese – Daily Dairy Can Help Protect Your Heart!

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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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How Is Cold Weather Affecting Your Blood Sugar?

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Could a change in the weather make an impact on your blood sugar? Believe it or not, it can… and it does! Cold winter weather brings special considerations for blood sugar that we simply don’t have to worry about in ...

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Research Links Drinking Coffee To A Longer Life

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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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Science Proves – A Little Exercise Is Better Than None!

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As we age, our risk for heart disease can increase. Physical activity, along with good nutrition, is crucial to reducing heart disease risk. New research found that senior adults who were moderately inactive had a 14% reduction in cardiovascular events ...

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