Nuts – one of the most underrated foods when it comes to improving one’s health. Especially for those trying to improve heart health and diabetes. Achieving a healthy body weight is also a struggle for many on their journey to better health. Research has found that nuts can also be helpful in maintaining a healthy weight. One study found that consuming 1 ounce of nus in … [Read more...] about If You’re Looking To Prevent Weight Gain – Go Nuts!
Ah, carbohydrates. We hate to love them! Especially for those of us who struggle with high blood sugar. Why are carbs so craveable? What makes us want them so badly, and why do we have so much trouble giving them up? Believe it or not, the brain has more to do with this than the stomach. Simple/refined carbohydrates prompt rapid spikes and drops in blood sugar. Whether you … [Read more...] about Kick Your Carbohydrate Habit – Here’s How
Finally! Healthcare providers are shifting the focus of care to the needs of patients as individuals. This is a monumental change from the mindset of “Every patient with ABC is treated with the XYZ plan of care.” Instead of automatically assigning you the same diet, medication and exercise plan as every other diabetic patient, emphasis is placed on what works for you as the … [Read more...] about What’s New In Diabetes Management? Focus On The Individual!
Listen up people – it’s okay to eat fats! Not only should eating healthy fats be accepted, it should be encouraged. But wait… aren’t fatty foods unhealthy because they cause heart disease? No! Decades ago, the sugar industry paid off Harvard scientists to lie about what roles sugar and fat play in your diet. Their goal was to reduce or eliminate the role that sugar plays in … [Read more...] about Which Fats Are Good & Which Should Be Avoided
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