Nuts make nutritious snacks and are an excellent source of essential micro-nutrients. They are also a good source of each of the 3 macro-nutrients, containing large amounts of protein, complex carbs, and healthy fat. Nuts are have been linked to lower cholesterol, better heart health, weight control, and even lower cancer risk. Compared to people who avoid nuts, those who eat nuts on a regular basis also tend to have: Lower systolic blood pressure Fewer risk factors for metabolic syndrome...Read More
Some people believe type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes) only occurs in middle aged or older people, this is not true. In fact, the incidence of type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing in children.Read More
A published French study showed that people who drank more than 34 ounces of water per day had a 21% lower risk of developing diabetes over the next 9 year period. Since water can also help to clear fats and some toxins, this added benefit gives everyone even more reason to keep a glass of water nearby throughout the day. Also, those who can work up to drinking 128 ounces a day of very cold water can burn up to...Read More
While previous research has shown that skipping breakfast causes the brain to crave high calorie foods and can lead to weight gain rather than weight loss, new research completed at Harvard found that men who skip breakfast increase their chance of developing diabetes by over 20%. The elevated risk was even in men who were slim and healthy and ate fairly healthy diets. The study which was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition followed over 15,000 men for...Read More
HIGHER RISK IN BIRTH DEFECTS OF CHILDREN BORN FROM MOTHERS WITH DIABETES. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE THAT RISK? In an article published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, researchers found that diabetic women who were not taking folic acid supplements at the time of their conception may double the risk of having a child born with birth defects. The researchers who were from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that, “Clinicians should encourage...Read More
What You Need to Know to Lose Lots of Weight, Avoid or Control Diabetes and Lower the Risks of Heart Disease and Even Cancer You are probably aware of the alarming percentage of Americans that are overweight or even obese. In no small way, the amounts of sugar that have crept into our diets from sources like sugary beverages, cereals and desserts, have not only rendered us over-weight but under-healthy with type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance increasing like never...Read More
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