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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

5. Change Your Lifestyle and Lower Your Risks

This medication will lower your LDL cholesterol. That drug may reduce your risk of heart attacks. Another one will reduce your triglycerides.
Whatever medications you see advertised on air or in print, they all have one thing in common: They should augment the lifestyle changes you’ll need to make to manage

8. What’s in a Name? Heart-Healthy Diet Plans

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans holds up three U.S. Food & Drug Administration–approved models of healthy eating:

Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern
Healthy Vegetarian Eating Pattern
Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern

The Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern is based on foods Americans typically consume: vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, and protein.
The Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern is similar

6. Healthful Fats

At one time, low-fat diets were believed to be healthy. Now, findings from hundreds of studies have revealed that it’s not the amount of fat; it’s the type of fat that’s most important.
You need an adequate amount of fat—about 45 to 75 grams per day on average—in your diet to help you absorb nutrients, increase your

4. Fiber-Rich Grains

Whole grains provide unrefined carbohydrates (carbs), a primary source of energy in a balanced diet plan. Carbs have been the target of much criticism, and low-carb diets have gained many followers. It’s true that diets high in refined carbs have been linked with higher risks of many diseases, but the opposite

Why Is Sugar Bad for You?

Why Is Sugar Bad for You?

You already know that eating lots of refined sugar can cause weight gain. But, did you know that sugar consumption also impacts the health of your bones? The answer to the question, “Why is Sugar Bad for You?” may surprise you!

Is Pizza Healthy?

Is Pizza Healthy?

The nutritional value of some of your favorite foods—like french fries, soda, and chips, for example—puts them into the category of junk foods to avoid. They’re filled with too much fat, salt, and/or sugar to be part of a healthy diet. Other foods, however, can straddle the line. If your

Healthy Snacks: Plan Ahead to Keep Your Hunger at Bay

Healthy Snacks: Plan Ahead to Keep Your Hunger at Bay

When you’re trying to eat healthfully, don’t overlook your snack selections. Healthy snacks can help tide you over until the next meal while also helping you to fulfill some of your daily nutrient needs.

However, eating snacks that are high in calories and low in nutrients can derail an other­wise healthy diet.
Snacking

5 Worst Drinks for Your Body

5 Worst Drinks for Your Body

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or simply adopt a healthier lifestyle, watching what you drink is a must. To help you, we’ve created a list of five beverages that experts will tell you are the worst drinks for your body:

1. Sodas & Diet Sodas
Sodas rank No. 1 among the

3. Fundamental Nutrients

Fats, Carbohydrates, and Protein
You hear a lot about “nutrients,” by which people typically mean vitamins, minerals, or even less-well-known nutrients such as flavonoids.  The fundamental nutrients, however, are the familiar fats, carbohydrates, and protein. These are so basic to the nutritional quality of the foods we eat that their relative

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