Nutrition

Smart beverage choices for diabetics

Smart beverage choices for diabetics Both foods and beverages can affect blood sugar levels, so people living with diabetes must be careful not only of what they eat but what they drink as well. It can be easy to overlook the sugars and carbs found in drinks, but diabetics are smart to balance both food…

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Are Your Kids Food-Smart?

It’s more than forcing your kids to eat their broccoli. Here’s how to encourage life-long healthy habits. What’s your child’s favorite vegetable? If the answer is French fries you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you. The good news is it’s never too late to instill healthy eating habits in your kids. Even a…

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Fruit and Diabetes

People with diabetes shouldn’t be afraid of fruit! Fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals, including antioxidants. It also contains dietary fiber, which fills you up and helps with blood sugar control. Fruit’s sweet taste makes it a natural and healthful dessert too. Choosing fresh fruit is easy—you can either buy the whole pineapple or…

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Go Gluten-Free?

What is gluten and why aren’t people eating it? Don’t be fooled. Going on a gluten-free diet will not help you lose weight. However, many people have found relief from Celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity by avoiding gluten in their food. You’ve no doubt seen foods advertised as “gluten-free” and may know someone who’s…

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Eat Your Vegetables

Before buying into a new diet plan, validate its claims. Were you one of those kids who refused to eat your vegetables at dinner but mom wouldn’t let you leave the table until you did? She knew what was best for you and was trying to teach you to eat healthy foods. Maybe you’re a…

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