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
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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!
The home of an estimated 100 trillion organisms, the gut is the “second brain” of the body. Simply put, a healthy digestive system is essential. As a result, it's important to balance our gut bacteria in order for our bodies to function best. When it comes to the gut, the battle is always on between good and bad bacteria. Diet is a huge factor in the balance of bacteria in … [Read more...] about Probiotics, Prebiotics… What’s the Difference?
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!