Yep, you read the title correctly. Believe it or not, eating good fats is absolutely essential to health. And we’re not stopping at just one reason to eat fat – here are 10! The first reason is of particular interest to those with diabetes. Eating healthy fats helps to stabilize post-meal blood sugar levels. Fat slows the emptying of food from the stomach to the small … [Read more...] about Top 10 Reasons to Eat Fat
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!
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!
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
These days, it seems we are maintaining many different parts of our health in an attempt to stay as active as possible. Managing blood sugar, emphasizing heart health, now trying to balance that with brain health… it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Research is finding that hard work is worth it – there is a strong connection between heart health and brain health as we age. A … [Read more...] about Healthier Hearts Linked To Healthier Brains As We Age