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

Three generations cooking together at home

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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Fiber Lowers Blood Sugar – But Are You Eating Enough?

Selection of foods high in fiber

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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Pumpkin Spice Can Still Be Nice With These Low-Carb Recipes

pumpkin soup served inside of a pumpkin

Fall is here! With it comes two words… pumpkin spice. Many diabetics may think that due to high blood sugar, they can’t enjoy this delicious fall flavor. It’s true that the now-infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte is out of the question ...

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The Effects Of Unhealthy Snacking On Health And Blood Sugar

woman eating chips covering her face

Everyone loves snack foods! They’re convenient, inexpensive, and everything our food cravings are made of. However, these foods are usually highly processed, and often contain far too many calories, unhealthy fat, sugars, and sodium. These foods also tend to have ...

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Do Protein Shakes Encourage Or Prevent Weight Loss?

Scoop of chocolate protein from the container

You see them in commercials on TV, and on shelf after shelf at the supermarket. These days, it may seem that more people are drinking protein shakes than eating actual food! Protein shakes can be helpful in adding nutrients to ...

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Faster Food – Smarter Choices

checken nuggets and sauce

Fast food is everywhere… literally! It’s widely available, convenient, and inexpensive. However, fast foods often contain large amounts of added sugar and are high in saturated fats and trans-fats. This combination is especially dangerous for diabetics as it causes food ...

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Do Artificial Sweeteners Help Or Hurt Weight Loss?

Man putting artificial sweetener in his tea

As the evils of sugar come farther and farther into the light, people are turning to artificial alternatives to get their “sweet fix.” In the U.S., 40% of adults and 25% of children report consuming artificial sweeteners on a daily ...

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Is The Protein In Your Diet Leading To Higher Blood Sugar?

slices of poultry, beef, fish on wooden cutting board

Protein is essential to the body, down to the cellular level. Did you know that your nails and hair are made mostly of protein? The body uses protein to build and repair muscle tissue, cartilage, skin, even the blood. Protein is ...

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Are You Making These Low-Carb Lifestyle Mistakes?

roasted avocado slices wrapped in bacon

The Ketogenic diet emphasizes eating foods that are high in protein and good fats, while eliminating carb-rich foods. The foods prohibited by the Keto diet include: bread, crackers, bagels, cookies, pastries, etc. Processed foods found in boxes and plastic bags ...

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The Glycemic Index & Its Effects On Blood Sugar

Glycemic Index paper chart

The glycemic index (GI) reveals how a food affects your blood sugar. When you consume carbohydrates, the body converts them into glucose (sugar.) The pancreas releases insulin in order to move the sugar from the bloodstream into the cells where it ...

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