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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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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11 Must Try Motivators to Keep You Exercising

11 Must Try Motivators to Keep You Exercising

Yes, we are a blog about healthy eating. But that does not mean we don’t care about exercise. Exercising is recommended nearly universally as part of any healthy diet, including most heart healthy diets, like DASH and diets for people … Continue reading

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Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

Carbs: The Good, the Bad, and the Debatable

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune, Good Carb, Bad Carb, caught our eye because of its title “Good Carbs, Bad Carbs”. Carbohydrates, to remind you are one of the three macronutrients making up almost all foods, alongside with fat and … Continue reading

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In Less than 10 years, Either You or Your Spouse Will have Diabetes

In Less than 10 years, Either You or Your Spouse Will have Diabetes

…or have prediabetes. This, according to a study by health insurer United Health, and as reported by Reuters. Some additional stark figures: By 2020, 50% of Americans will be afflicted by diabetes. The cost to America will be $3.35 TRILLION … Continue reading

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On Fiber

On Fiber

This is a guest post by Melissa Marek, RD LD Fiber is an extremely important part of your daily diet. Its best known benefit is its ability to help keep our bowels moving. Eating enough fiber will help prevent constipation. … Continue reading

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Seven Diabetes Stats

Seven Diabetes Stats

1. If you live in the US, there’s a good chance you know someone diabetic. A full 24 million of the adults aged 20 (8% of the population) are diabetic, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services … Continue reading

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Vinegar for Diabetics?

Vinegar for Diabetics?

Diabetics, like air force pilots when flying, need to be slightly paranoid. Always on the lookout for potential danger. But whereas a flight ends after several hours in the skies, a diabetic must be in constant awareness of blood sugar … Continue reading

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Low-Glycemic Foods – Another Label on Food Items

Low-Glycemic Foods – Another Label on Food Items

The LA Times runs an excellent article about low glycemic foods and diets: Add one more label to the list consumers are increasingly being asked to parse: This one declares food items as “low glycemic,” and refers to a food’s … Continue reading

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