Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is the name of a group of diseases in which the body is unable to properly utilize blood sugar (glucose) for energy. There are three primary forms of diabetes—type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes—and, in each case, the body is unable
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
Since the 1970s, frozen yogurt—“froyo,” as it’s known—has been a popular alternative to traditional ice cream because it typically contains less fat and fewer calories. If you look closely at the nutritional content of some of the most loved brands, however, you’ll find that frozen yogurt can also be high
Whether it’s keeping you up at night, interrupting meetings at work, or leaving your throat sore, a persistent cough is never fun. Over-the-counter cough medicines can contain harmful ingredients, like pseudoephedrine, codeine, and antihistamines, which, if taken in excess, can be toxic. Many ingredients in these preparations have similar effects,
Health experts consistently say that the diets of most Americans contain too much added sugar—the type you sprinkle on cereal, stir into coffee or tea, and consume in all manner of beverages, sweets, and desserts. Added sugar provides calories but no valuable nutrients, and it can contribute to weight gain
Research over the past few years has provided a much clearer understanding about how sugar should be treated as part of a diabetic or sugar-free diet. Type 1 diabetes is a disease in which the immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Insulin is the hormone that allows
One of the first things that comes to mind when you think about whole grains is how healthy they are. But even when nutrition and health are priorities, we eat with our eyes and eat to satisfy our taste buds. Yes, they are nutritious, but whole grains are also beautiful
SIBO treatment (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is often needed for many people with chronic gas, bloating, and abdominal pain. (Find a full discussion of SIBO symptoms here.)
An increasingly recognized problem, SIBO occurs when bacteria that normally occupy the colon migrate to the small intestine, feast on carbohydrates, and multiply. This
You may have seen the headlines, “Sugar Causes Cancer,” but is the sweet substance that is so tough to avoid really linked to an increased cancer risk? Does it exacerbate an existing cancer diagnosis? If you cut out the sugar can you, in effect, cut down your cancer risk?
Calories From Coffee and Tea Add-Ins Can Add Up
Adding sweeteners, cream, milk, and other flavor enhancers to coffee and tea can amount to a whole lot of extra calories, according to research published online Jan. 26, 2017 in the journal Public Health. According to the study findings, about half of