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Can Protein, Probiotics Help With Blood Sugar Control?
Friday, November 18, 2016

Simple dietary changes seem to reap important benefits, researchers say

Read more... Adding protein-rich or probiotic-laden foods to your diet may help control your blood sugar levels, according to a pair of new studies.

Both proteins and probiotics appear to slow down digestion of carbohydrates, preventing blood sugar spikes that can lead to type 2 diabetes or exacerbate damage done by the disease, researchers found.

Eating tuna fish with a slice of white bread produced a slower rise in blood sugar than eating carbs alone, said Huicui Meng, who led one of the studies. She's a postdoctoral researcher at Tufts University's Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston in Boston.

Health Tip: Don't Fall for Exercise Myths
Friday, November 18, 2016


Setting the record straight

 Exercise is a great way to stay healthy and shed pounds. But don't believe everything you hear.

Here's the truth about working out, courtesy of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases:

  • Lifting weights won't make you gain pounds due to big bulky muscles.Strengthening exercises once or twice weekly won't "bulk you up." But they're a great way to build muscle mass and help you burn more fat.
  • You don't need a long workout to benefit from exercise. You can break exercise into sessions of about 10 minutes each, at least three times a day. Aim for at least 150 minutes per week of aerobic exercise, such as walking or biking. Perform muscle-strengthening exercise at least twice weekly.
  • You don't need to go to a gym to get fit. Find easy ways to work more activity into each day, such as by dancing with friends, gardening, walking to your bus stop or taking the stairs.
Health Tip: For a Healthier Diet, Plan Ahead
Monday, November 14, 2016


Suggestions for cooking in advance

(HealthDay News) -- Planning ahead for healthier meals makes it less likely that you'll order takeout.

Here are suggestions for squeezing food preparation into your busy week, courtesy of the American Heart Association:

  • Prepare a menu two-to-four weeks ahead of schedule. Plan your family's favorite healthier dishes, and update it with new recipes.
  • Plan a menu for each meal for each day. While shopping for ingredients, snag any seasonal foods that are fresh and on sale.
  • Use the weekends to cook and freeze meals for the week.
  • Pre-cut and refrigerate veggies in containers, so you can grab them and go.
Healthy Holiday Substitutions Can Help Your Heart
Tuesday, November 08, 2016


Try replacing sugar and butter with fruit, vegetable oil

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One way to serve up a heart-healthy Thanksgiving dinner is to use healthy substitutions in traditional recipes, the American Heart Association advises.

Bakers, for example, can use equal parts cinnamon-flavored, no-sugar added applesauce instead of butter; low-calorie sugar substitute instead of sugar; and low-fat or skim milk instead of whole or heavy cream.

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Monday, October 31, 2016
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