Tag: blood sugars

Carbohydrates Are Not the Enemy: You Need Them for Energy

Foods high in carbohydrates have been vilified by many popular fad diets, and they continue to get a lot of negative press. But your body needs carbs to function optimally—the key is eating the right kinds of carbs.

“In reality, carbs are the main source of fuel for your brain and

6 Strategies for Better Blood Sugar After Meals

Controlling type 2 diabetes requires spot-checking blood sugar, including after you eat. “The highest blood sugars of the day tend to be after meals,” says Richard Siegel, MD, an endocrinologist and co-director of the Diabetes and Lipid Center at Tufts Medical Center. Blood sugar spikes—temporary high readings—after meals can be

Environmental Nutrition Index: January 2016-December 2016

BEVERAGES

Caffeinated Beverage on Overdrive (Jan, 4)
Carbonated Water Safety (June, 2)
Healthful Beverage Choice Alternatives (July, 1)
Probiotic Beverages Reviewed (June, 1)
Teatoxing Myths Busted (July, 2)

COOKING

Bones and Blood in Cooking (Feb, 2)
Culinary Algae Oil a Good Choice (Nov, 2)
Meal Delivery Programs Reviewed (Jan, 7)

DAIRY, EGGS, FISH, MEAT

Cheese Comparison (April, 5)
Egg Replacers, Plant-based (Nov,

Statin Side Effects: Do Benefits Outweigh Risks?

Q. I recently started using a statin. I haven’t had muscle pains, but should I be concerned about the drug raising my blood sugar?

A. All medications and over-the-counter supplements have possible side effects, and the benefits of a treatment need to be weighed against the side effects. Statins not

6 Nutritious, Budget-Friendly Foods

It may seem challenging to follow a healthy diet when your grocery budget is limited, but finding nutritious foods that also stretch your dollars is easier than you think.

“Many people think eating healthy is unattainable on a budget, but with a few simple tips and strategies, they can definitely eat

Ask the Experts: Sea Salt; Water Apples

Q. Is sea salt better than regular salt?
A. Sea salt and table salt have the same basic nutritional value, despite the fact that sea salt is often promoted as being healthier. Sea salt may contain various minerals, however the levels are nutritionally insignificant and influence only the taste and color

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