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What Happens To Your Brain When You Give Up Sugar?

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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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Is Your Blood Sugar Affecting Your Mood?

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Yes, your blood sugar can affect your mood. These affects can be short-term due to fluctuations in blood sugar itself, or long-term due to the strain of managing diabetes. Blood sugar swings can cause rapid changes in a person’s mood. ...

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Fast Food And Diabetes, An Undeniable Connection

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Fast food is everywhere… literally! It’s widely available, convenient, and inexpensive. However, these foods are highly processed, and often contain far too many calories, fat, and sodium. These foods also tend to have little to no nutritional value, vitamins, minerals, ...

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Research Finds Connection Between Diabetes & Eating Disorders

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Over 29 million people in the U.S. have now been diagnosed with diabetes. 10 million men and 20 million women across the country are struggling with an eating disorder. Research is now revealing a connection between the two. They key ...

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Eat Your Way To Happiness With These 10 Foods

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Did you know that the foods you eat affect how you feel? That’s right – your food choices can not only make you healthier, they can also make you happier! Put some bliss in your belly with these 10 deliciously ...

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Fed Up With The Fad? What It Really Means To Be Gluten-Free

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Have you seen the letters GF on food products and restaurant menus? You may know that the letters GF stand for Gluten-Free. However, the true meaning behind those letters can be elusive. Is it just another snooty diet that makes ...

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How Soy Products Affect Health and Blood Sugar

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You’ve seen them in the supermarket – soy milk, soy cheese, soybeans, the entire spectrum of soy products. Advertised as “healthier proteins”, these products have grown in popularity in recent years. However, there has been controversial research regarding the safety of these ...

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Top 10 Vitamins & Minerals for Lower Blood Sugar

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Chromium Chromium helps to regulate insulin production, thereby reducing and stabilizing blood sugar. Individuals with Type II diabetes naturally have lower levels of chromium in their bodies than those who do not have diabetes. You can increase the chromium in ...

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This New Device Could Mean Less Finger Pricks!

Woman pricking finger to measure blood sugar

Checking your blood sugar is a pain – literally. Throughout the day, diabetics have to prick their fingers to monitor their sugar levels. At healthy, optimal function, the pancreas should release enough insulin to maintain sugar levels at around 100 ...

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Improve Your Blood Sugar With These Everyday Foods

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Apples “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” Apples can lower blood sugar, and reduce the risk of heart disease. Researchers believe these effects are due to the high concentrations of quercetin (an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory enzyme.) In fact, ...

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