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Dietary Strategies Against Gout

Gout is so painful that its sufferers say you can’t really grasp how bad it is unless you’ve experienced it. A form of arthritis, gout is marked by attacks of severe joint pain, swelling, warmth and redness. Although medication is often used to help manage gout, dietary changes may help,

From the Editor: There’s a Lot You Can Do to Tackle Diabetes

In this month’s issue, we’re looking at how diet can influence blood sugar and your risk for diabetes. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to metabolize sugar, either because the pancreas produces little or no insulin (type 1 diabetes), a hormone that regulates the absorption of sugar from the bloodstream into

Diabetes Diet: What You Should and Shouldn’t Eat

Diabetes Diet: What You Should and Shouldn’t Eat

What can diabetics eat? That’s a natural question that people with diabetes may ask their doctors. With so many choices available to you, it’s only natural to wonder about which foods to avoid with diabetes. But a diabetes diet isn’t only about which, if any, types of foods are off

9. Hydration and Healthy Beverages

Meeting Your Water Needs
You’ve no doubt heard that everyone should drink eight glasses of water a day, but that’s mostly a myth. What is true is that there’s far more to hydration than counting glasses of water: In addition to water, other beverages, and even foods, can help you meet

Got Diabetes? What to Eat

One of the biggest challenges many people face when they find out they have diabetes is figuring out what they can eat and when. Fortunately, healthy eating when you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes (or prediabetes) isn’t substantially different from how we all should eat. Diabetes-friendly meals feature

3. Choosing Healthy Heart-Brain Foods

The Need for Nutrient Density
Another concept emphasized in the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is nutrient density. You need to consume nutrient-dense foods and beverages to get enough of the nutrients you need without consuming too many calories. Aim to get as much nutritional “bang” for your caloric “bucks”

Make your Beverage Choices Work

It’s not much of a secret that drinking sugary beverages isn’t the best thing for your waistline or your health. And, even though the use of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in the U.S. is declining, it’s still high. SSBs—which include soda, fruit drinks, and energy and vitamin water drinks—are the top

Swap Your Soda for a Healthier Summertime Refreshment

On a hot summer day, a cold refreshing soda might sound like a nice way to beat the heat. But there is mounting evidence that sugary sodas may raise your risk of type 2 diabetes, regardless of your body weight. A recent study in the journal Diabetologiafound that the more

Hypoglycemia: Better Understanding Is Needed to Reduce Risks

Most people with diabetes are not educated about one of the most serious threats to their health: hypoglycemia.

A recent survey conducted by the American Association of Diabetes found that 60 percent of 1,000 respondents with type 1 or 2 diabetes have experienced hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), with 19 percent having

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