8 Blueberry Facts You Need to Know (Surprising Recipe Included)

8 Blueberry Facts You Need to Know (Surprising Recipe Included)

July is National Blueberry Month, so let’s celebrate with some fun facts: 1. There are 2 types of blueberries grown in the USA – highbush and wild (lowbush). The highbush berries are big and pretty and served mostly fresh. Wild … Continue reading

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Fasting to Prevent Diabetes?

Fasting to Prevent Diabetes?

Fasting has been a human tradition for thousands of years. Whether for religious, political, or  perceived health benefits, people all over the world still practice some sort of abstinence from food for a 24 hour period of time. In some … Continue reading

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Four Scary Diabetes Stats. And It’s Getting Worse

Four Scary Diabetes Stats. And It’s Getting Worse

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes is on the rise in America. Key findings from a recently published report: 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. That almost one out of ten Americans! … Continue reading

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What is Coconut Sugar? Is it Healthier than Table Sugar?

What is Coconut Sugar? Is it Healthier than Table Sugar?

Recently, several Fooducate community members have asked us about coconut sugar. So here is a quick rundown for all. Coconut sugar is not produced from coconuts. It is a product of the coconut tree, or more specifically the sap obtained … Continue reading

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Why You Should Take a Short Walk After Eating

Why You Should Take a Short Walk After Eating

Walking after a meal is scientifically proven to improve digestion and control blood sugar. It helps accelerate the rate of digestion. In people with high blood sugar levels (diabetes, pre-diabetes), walking for 20 minutes after a meal helps take the … Continue reading

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Four Myths About the Glycemic Index

Four Myths About the Glycemic Index

This is a guest post from Meri Raffetto, RD. Plenty of myths or halve-truths are floating around about the Glycemic Index. Let’s just say it’s a topic that isn’t black and white. Generalized statements can make it tough to make the … Continue reading

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Diabetes: Here’s Why You Should Get Tested NOW

Diabetes: Here’s Why You Should Get Tested NOW

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent and debilitating chronic disease of modern society. One in Three (!) Americans has either diabetes or pre-diabetes. Tens of millions of Americans are prediabetic or in early stages of type 2 diabetes and … Continue reading

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More Studies Confirm: Soft Drinks Increase Diabetes Risk

More Studies Confirm: Soft Drinks Increase Diabetes Risk

Need another reason to kick your soda habit for good? In a study published in Europe, researchers have shown that drinking just one 12 ounce can of sugary soda per day increases the chance of diabetes by over 20%. Download … Continue reading

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4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

4 Myths about Carbohydrates and Diabetes

Since the turn of this century, Carbophobia – the fear of carbohydrates – has rooted itself in American food and nutrition culture. With the rise of type 2 diabetes, some people will swear that carbs are the food equivalent of … Continue reading

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How Many Carbs Should I Eat Today?

How Many Carbs Should I Eat Today?

Do you know how many carbs you eat in a day? Before you answer, here is a brief refresher: All foods are composed of 3 macro-nutrients – protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Their intake is measured in grams. Each gram of … Continue reading

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