Tag: diabetes control

For a Healthy Diet, Don’t Fear Fat

With all the low-fat, no-fat, and fat-free products out there, it seems there is a lot of “fat fear” going on. But avoiding fat is not the best thing when it comes to good nutrition and health.

“As you age, fat plays an important role in your diet, from regulating your

7. Flavorful Additions: Fats, Herbs, Spices, Chocolate

There is plenty of room in your healthy eating plan for foods that are truly pleasing to your palate. Fish, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits are even tastier with flavorful additions of healthy fats, herbs, and spices. Your dietary plan can even include dark chocolate. There’s no

For Healthy Dinner Ideas, Include Flavorful Herbs and Spices

For Healthy Dinner Ideas, Include Flavorful Herbs and Spices

Many cultures use a variety of herbs and spices in their traditional foods; America is no different. Herbs and spices from plants—in addition to offering flavor and even food preservation power—amplify the health potential of every meal. You want healthy dinner ideas? The phytonutrients in spices and herbs have antioxidant,

Foods That Help Diabetes

When you have type 2 diabetes, what you eat matters. Too much carbohydrate can make your blood sugar spike, and too little can provoke a potentially coma-inducing drop. But might there be individual foods you can add to your diet that could help control those spikes and dips? EN separates

Environmental Nutrition Index: January 2014 – December 2014

Month, page number are in parenthesis

Beverages

Alcohol: To Drink or Not to Drink (Dec, 6)
Coffee Creamers Nutrition Comparison (Dec, 5)
Diet Soda: Kick the Habit (Apr, 1)
Hydrate Well for Health (Aug, 4)
Tea Boosts Cancer Protection (Apr, 3)

Cooking

Cooking for Optimal Health (Jun, 2)
Culinary Top Tips for Health (Jul, 4)
Home Cooking Cuts Calories (Apr,

Alcohol Consumption and Your Health

The relationship between drinking and health is an often-discussed topic, with the news frequently varying. One week, you may hear that cardiovascular benefits are associated with having a glass of wine, but the next week, you may read that drinking may increase cancer risk. Here’s an overview of the latest

Editor’s Letter: Prevent Widespread Damage from Diabetes

By Orli R. Etingin, MD, Editor-in-Chief

Diabetes is a silent disease. There’s usually no pain until it’s advanced, and in its early stages, it can be easily confused with other conditions. But diabetes has many long-term consequences, especially for women whose blood vessels are smaller than those of men. Diabetes damages

Ask the EN Experts: Sipping Apple Cider Vinegar

Q. Is drinking apple cider vinegar a healthy habit?

A. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, used apple cider vinegar to clean wounds. Now, apple cider vinegar—made from the fermented liquid of crushed apples—is viewed as a healthy elixir touted for diabetes control and weight loss. Studies have

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

An astonishing 40% of US adults will develop diabetes in their lifetime.1 Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that results primarily from abdominal obesity, which leads to resistance to the hormone insulin. Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes is associated with a shockingly wide range of life-threatening complications, including

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