Nearly half of American adults consume artificial sweeteners on a daily basis. Not because they prefer the taste, but for the lack of calories. If something has less calories, it must be healthier… right? “Real” sugar is dangerous to your health, so artificial sweeteners must be better for you… right? Wrong on both counts! While some may have heard rumblings of how … [Read more...] about Don’t Let Fake Sugar Fool You – it’s Dangerous, Too!
Fiber – what’s not to love? Found in a variety of foods, fiber is crucial to good health. This is especially true for individuals with diabetes. In fact, fiber actively helps to lower blood glucose. Fiber has a strong effect on gut bacteria and encourages them to multiply. Believe it or not, this is good news! There are an estimated 100 trillion bacteria present in the human … [Read more...] about Discover the Power of Fiber – A Diabetic’s Ultimate BFF!
The diet industry hauls in billions of dollars in profits each year. In the quest for perfection, many of us turn to calorie-counting in order to lose weight. This has made zero-calorie sweeteners explode in popularity. Nearly half of American adults consume artificial sweeteners on a daily basis. Not because of their taste, but for their lack of calories. However, research … [Read more...] about Artificial Sweeteners Do Not Contribute To Weight Loss
All Diabetic Kitchen devotees know that fiber can do wonders for health and blood sugar. If you’re still on the fence about the benefits of fiber, perhaps this new study will change your mind. The findings - you could help protect your brain by eating more fiber! The study links brain aging and cognitive decline to inflammation in the brain. Research has found that fiber … [Read more...] about New Research – Eating Fiber Delays Brain Aging
Research is finding that the long-known risk factors for heart disease and stroke are also risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. The main risk factors are high blood pressure, cholesterol, and high blood sugar. It may seem like a strange connection at first, but give it deeper thought. If your blood vessels become clogged, blood is unable to flow … [Read more...] about Keeping A Healthy Brain As You Age