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Artificial Sweeteners Do Not Contribute To Weight Loss

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The diet industry hauls in billions of dollars in profits each year. In the quest for perfection, many of us turn to calorie-counting in order to lose weight. This has made zero-calorie sweeteners explode in popularity. Nearly half of American ...

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Skipping Breakfast Makes It Difficult To Manage Diabetes

Healthy omelet in a cast iron skillet

Breakfast, anyone? The answer should be yes! Starting the day off right is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially for diabetics. German researchers recently reviewed a collection of study data on the impacts of breakfast on the body. Their ...

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Can’t Eat One More Boring Salad? Mix Things Up!

Vietnamese salad with shrimp

Ah, the salad. Perhaps the single food most associated with ‘eating healthy’ or ‘being on a diet.’ (Also known by many enthusiastic carnivores as an instrument of culinary torture.) While it’s true that salads can be healthful, there is absolutely ...

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Trick Yourself Into Making Healthier Food Choices

One hand holding an apple the other hand holding a sprinkle doughnut

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. ...

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The Unexpected Way Sugar Can Make You Sick

spoonful of sugar

In recent years, scientific research has begun to reveal the true evils of sugar. Consuming sugar doesn’t just affect your pancreas, insulin, and blood sugar levels. It triggers elevations in blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart rate, as well. Sugar also ...

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Is Unhealthy Snacking Sabotaging Your Diet?

Woman lying on couch eating chips

It’s 2019 and you’re ready for better health. You’ve been putting time and effort into your diet. Grocery shopping for healthy foods, cooking more at home, and eating out less. Great job! A word of warning – if you aren’t ...

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Tired After Eating? Find Out Why!

Man asleep at table after meal

Why do we often feel tired after eating? Is it the time of day we choose to have our meal? A lack of sleep from the night before? Perhaps even the foods in the meal itself? Any and all of ...

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Junk Food Withdrawal – How Our Bodies React When We Quit Sugar

Woman has a headache, not feeling well

Experiencing withdrawal symptoms after quitting certain foods may sound ridiculously dramatic, but it’s all too true. Research has found that after reducing intake of highly processed foods, individuals experienced mood swings, anxiety, headaches, poor quality sleep, and cravings. These symptoms ...

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New Research Affirms – Red Wine Beneficial For Diabetics

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Recent research has found that drinking a glass of red wine with dinner increases levels of HDL (”good”) cholesterol. What’s more, these results were found in individuals with type II diabetes. Sound too good to be true? Believe it or ...

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Diabetes Fatigue – Is High Blood Sugar Making You Tired?

Are your efforts to manage blood sugar wearing you out? Balancing your diabetes with the stressors of everyday life can be overwhelming. It can also affect the ability to keep your blood sugar at a healthy level. ‘Diabetes fatigue’ can ...

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