Are you always hungry? Have you gained weight despite cutting calories? Or, do you frequently experience stomach problems? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you could be experiencing high blood sugar symptoms.
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Before you worry about getting enough of specific vitamins or minerals, it’s smart to consider the dietary roles of the three most basic forms of nutrients: fats, carbohydrates, and protein. These are so fundamental to the nutritional quality of the foods we eat that their relative proportions are actually
When you have a chronic health condition or are at increased risk of a chronic disease, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or celiac disease, it’s natural to focus on foods you should limit or avoid. However, you’ll likely find eating more enjoyable if you shift your attention to substituting
The Nutrition Facts label lists the grams of carbohydrate in foods. However, that doesn’t really tell you how these carbs might affect your blood sugar (glucose) levels. A better gauge of this is the glycemic index (GI). It was introduced about 35 years ago, and scientific support for GI continues
Different foods affect your blood sugar in different ways. Knowing which foods trigger rapid glucose spikes can help you avoid blood-sugar fluctuations and better manage your diabetes. With the glycemic index (GI), you have a tool to help guide your dietary decisions. By opting for low-GI foods, you can minimize
You’ve always included fruit as a staple of a healthful diet. You love the sweet taste of a peach, a refreshing chunk of watermelon or the delicacy that is a handful of grapes. But now that you have diabetes, you might question whether fruit is still on the table for
A high glycemic index diet—that is, a diet high in refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, white flour, and white rice found in many processed, packaged foods—may lead to increased risk of depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (online, June
You’ve no doubt heard that a healthy diet is one of the cornerstones of cardiovascular health. But what exactly does a heart-healthy diet look like?
Most experts recommend the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan or a Mediterranean-style diet, says Martha McKittrick, RD, CDE, a dietitian at New York-Presbyterian/Weill
Q. My hands and feet seem to be puffy and feel tight when I wake up in the morning. Is this something I should worry about? What might be causing it?
A. What you describe sounds like fluid retention, also known as edema, which can result from
People whose diets score high on the glycemic index (GI) may have a higher risk of developing lung cancer, according to research published March 4, 2016 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. High-GI foods include white bread and other foods made with refined white flour, as well