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Which Sugar Foods Spike Blood Sugar the Most?

Which Sugar Foods Spike Blood Sugar the Most?

The human tongue can distinguish between four basic flavors—salty, sour, bitter and sweet, but we are naturally attracted to sweet flavors because we are primates—essentially, animals that have evolved while eating fruit. This helps explain that when it comes to sugar foods, most of us can’t get enough. While it’s

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

An astonishing 40 percent of U.S. 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,

Can Gymnema Sylvestre Stop Sugar Cravings?

Can Gymnema Sylvestre Stop Sugar Cravings?

If you struggle with a sweet tooth, you may have heard of the sugar-buster herb, gymnema sylvestre. This fascinating herb contains gymnemic acids which, when placed directly on your tongue, actually fill the sugar receptors in your taste buds, blocking your ability to taste sweetness.

Newsbriefs: Dietary Patterns; Sense of Taste; Colorectal Cancer Risk

Dietary Patterns Linked With Cognitive Function
Eating a healthy diet may help stave off cognitive decline, say researchers writing in the August 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. They found that adults (mean age 67.8) who had diets similar to the Mediterranean diet or the Mediterranean-DASH diet

The ?Diabetic Diet? Comes of Age: New Research Focuses on Foods

 The incidence of type 2 diabetes is soaring in all age groups, though it is especially prevalent in older people. And it only looks to get worse, unless Americans start losing weight. Between 1990 and 2001, there was a 62% increase in diabetes; 17 million Americans now have the disease.

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