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Faster Food – Smarter Choices

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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?

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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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Food Cravings – Why Do We Get Them & How Can We Beat Them?

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Food cravings originate in the parts of the brain that manage feelings of pleasure and reward. There are a few different potential causes for a food craving to be triggered. The first is an imbalance of hormones, like serotonin or ...

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Top 10 Food Safety Tips For Summer

Barbecue grill and picnic table outside

Summertime means cook-outs, parties, get-togethers, and lots of food! With all that action (and all that heat) food-borne illnesses are on the rise. These tips will help keep your food, and your family, safe this summer. For starters, make sure ...

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Cheers To These Diabetic-Friendly Beverages!

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It’s getting hotter outside, and an easy way to cool down is with something tasty to drink. While diabetics may sometimes think that beverage options consist of water and diet soda, there are so many delicious drinks out there that ...

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A Healthy Relationship With Food Is Essential To Diabetes Management

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Food is the fuel that keeps your body running. Food is also a social thing; it should be fun, delicious and joyful! Finding the balance between eating what you need and eating what you want is essential for keeping blood ...

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New Research Reveals Link Between Gut Bacteria And Obesity

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Science is now investigating whether gut health could also be a proponent of obesity. When gut bacteria break down food, chemicals are released into the body. Certain chemicals may prompt the production of fat cells, according to new research. In ...

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Shocking Report – 40% Increase In Diabetes Diagnoses Worldwide!

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According to a new report, global diabetes increased by 40% between 2014 and 2016. There was a 69% increase in North and South America in 2016 alone! There are now over 420 million people worldwide who have diabetes. According to ...

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New Strategies For Diabetics To Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a progressive brain disease that destroys an individual’s memory, the ability to learn and make decisions, even basic communication and the performance of daily activities. As the disease gradually ...

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Is Broccoli The New Secret Weapon For Fighting Diabetes?

fresh broccoli on wooden table

Broccoli… everyone’s favorite vegetable, right? Who knew that when your parents forced you to eat it, they were doing you a favor! This cruciferous veggie has many healthy properties, one of which has been found to lower blood sugar directly. ...

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