If you look around, it’s easy to see the gluten-free diet craze has swept America. Boards on Pinterest are dedicated to healthy, gluten-free meals for the family, while grocery stores are stocked to the brim with gluten-free flours, pastas, rices, and even ice creams and cookies. All this hype may have you wondering how healthy […]
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All About the Paleo Diet and How It Can Affect You...
Thanks to well-known social media sites like Pinterest, different diet trends are becoming more widespread than ever before. Case in point: The paleo diet. Browse any bookshop, cooking store, or recipe website, and you’re almost guaranteed to find information about “going paleo” and how it can help you lose weight, improve digestion, build muscle, and […]
Are all calories created equal?
Whether it’s broccoli or potato chips, 100 calories is 100 calories, right? Wrong! Turns out, calories aren’t like people–they’re not all created equal. According to WebMD, the average adult should eat somewhere between 1,500-2,000 calories each day. Here’s how to make the most of them. First, it’s important to know what a calorie actually looks […]
Five winter vegetable recipes for when you’re crav
The November harvest may not be bursting with the plump, juicy peaches or crisp, red tomatoes we’re craving, but that doesn’t mean the winter months don’t bring their own special flavors to the table. We’ve rounded up five cold-weather veggies Broccoli Rabe This winter veggie different from the little florets you’re used to dunking in […]
Eat this, not that: Healthy lunch swaps
School and work are back in full swing, meaning those homemade sack lunches are once again becoming diet staples. While it may be easy to scrape together a last-minute meal full of pre-packaged snacks and munchies, we challenge you to do better. We’ve compiled a list of traditional lunchtime foods and offered a more nutritious, […]
You Are What You Eat
The way we’ve come to understand diabetes may be changing. According to a new study published in The FASEB Journal, you don’t have to be overweight to develop type 2 diabetes. In fact, the study explains that the condition may be caused more by what you eat instead of how much. During the study, researchers […]
The Skinny on Healthy Fats
One of the most commonly held weight-loss myths is that eating fat makes you fat. After all, it sounds logical, right? Fortunately, this bit of nutritional advice couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults should get 20-30 percent of their daily calories […]
How to build a better salad
Ordering a salad may sound like a surefire way to cut down on the unnecessary calories, carbs, and sugars you get from a meal out. Unfortunately, the benefits of those leafy greens are often drowned in a pool of creamy dressings, fried bacon bits, and gobs of cheese. In fact, when you put the nutrition […]
Fight Food Cravings with these Diabetes-Friendly S...
Everyone has a weakness. Whether it’s a bag of barbecue potato chips during a new TV show or a chocolatey pick-me-up during an afternoon slump, food cravings can often get the best of us. The key to outsmarting these pesky cravings isn’t avoiding them–it’s outsmarting them. The next time you get a hankering for something […]
How does age affect diabetes?
It’s no secret that our bodies start to slow down as we get older, making it difficult to stay active. Add diabetes into the mix, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can become even more of a challenge. According to WebMD, one of the greatest risk factors for diabetes is age. In fact, a person’s risk of […]