The statistic is sad but true. Half of American adults have cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure, heart failure, or stroke. Nearly 600,000 people die from heart disease each year. That's one out of every four deaths in the United States. Furthermore, did you know the majority of diabetics die from cardiovascular disease? That's right. Heart disease, not blood … [Read more...] about 50% Of American Adults Have Heart Disease – Improve Your Heart Health Now!
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, killing over 600,000 people every year. We must focus on heart health, especially as diabetics. Having diabetes greatly increases risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. In fact, nearly 70% of diabetics age 65 and older die from some form of heart disease. Being heart smart is incredibly … [Read more...] about The Best (And Worst) Foods For Heart Health
Eating for immunity. While the concept may sound strange, it’s true! The foods we eat can have a huge impact on how our immune systems keep us healthy. How you ask? An astounding 80% of the body’s immune system is in the gut. In order for our digestive and immune systems to function best, a number of nutrients are required. Fats, carbs, protein, vitamins and minerals are all … [Read more...] about These Colorful Foods Improve Immunity
Ah, the salad. Perhaps the single food most associated with ‘eating healthy’ or ‘being on a diet.’ (Also known by many enthusiastic carnivores as an instrument of culinary torture.) While it’s true that salads can be healthful, there is absolutely no reason they have to be boring and tasteless. Salads can be exciting and delicious! Most salads start with a sad, bland base of … [Read more...] about Can’t Eat One More Boring Salad? Mix Things Up!
As mindful diabetics, we are always searching for ways to improve our blood sugar and overall health. The most obvious way to do that is to make healthier food choices. But that ‘simple’ ideal involves more than you may think. Fast food and processed foods are everywhere… literally! They are widely available, convenient, and inexpensive. However, these foods often contain … [Read more...] about Trick Yourself Into Making Healthier Food Choices