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Resistant Starch May Aid Weight Loss, Blood Sugar

Resistant starch is found in beans, whole grains and other foods. In a trial, a supplement of this hard-to-digest carbohydrate helped people lose weight and avoid sugar spikes.

February 29, 2024
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Fasting Diet May Aid Aging

A study found a fast-mimicking diet lowered people’s biological age by two and a half years. It also lowered blood sugar concerns, reduced liver fat and slowed immune system aging.

February 26, 2024
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What is MCT Oil, and Is it Healthy?

Sometimes, the recipes we share call for MCT oil. It’s always optional. We are examining what MCT oil is so that you can make your own decisions about whether to include it in your diet.

February 21, 2024
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Kiwi Improves Blood Sugar, Mood

Kiwi is excellent for your health and can benefit your blood sugar. Additionally, a new study has found it can boost your mood in just four days.

February 15, 2024
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What Is the Atlantic Diet?

The Atlantic diet has been in the news recently, and it may rival the Mediterranean diet! It may reduce the risk of health problems linked to heart and blood sugar concerns by half.

February 14, 2024
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Eat Citrus Fruit Whenever You Like

We were asked if eating citrus fruit after meals is bad for people with blood sugar concerns. After hours of research, we've found no science behind it. There are known benefits to eating fruit with meals!

February 1, 2024
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Aging Can Cause Lactose Intolerance, but There Are Solutions

Our bodies can have a harder time breaking down dairy as we age. Eating a low-carb diet can be restricting, you shouldn't have to avoid dairy as well. With a few tricks, you probably don't have to.

January 25, 2024
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Signs You Need More Protein

People with blood sugar concerns are often wary of overeating protein. But, most of us don’t get enough protein. There are signs of deficiencies that you can notice.

January 18, 2024
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Fruit Bats May Help Blood Sugar Concerns

Fruit bats eat twice their body weight in fruit daily. Researchers hope that learning how fruit bats have evolved to live off sugar could be the key to helping folk with blood sugar concerns.

January 17, 2024
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Vibrating Weight Loss Pill Shows Promise in Animal Tests

Engineers have made a vibrating pill that tricks the stomach into thinking it’s stretched to capacity. It could be taken before a meal and would help control appetite.

January 11, 2024
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Be Wary of Eggnog

Food safety experts warn that homemade eggnog can have dangers beyond its high sugar content. They worry that it can be “teeming with pathogens.”

December 20, 2023
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Mulled Wine May Aid Health

If you drink over the holidays, you may be comforted knowing that mulled wine may offer you some benefits. The wine and spices may aid your heart and other aspects of your health.

December 18, 2023
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Is the Portfolio Diet Helpful?

The portfolio diet was created by scientists at Harvard to aid heart health. Some claim it’s a health silver bullet. However, some experts disagree. How does it stack up against DASH and the Mediterranean diet?

December 11, 2023
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Red Cabbage Is Delicious and Healthier than Green

Cabbage is a versatile veggie we should eat more often. Reach for red cabbage in the store as it's far more nutritious than green and can fight inflammation and aid blood sugar in numerous ways!

December 7, 2023
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Beets Fight Inflammation, Aid Blood Sugar

Beets have many nutritional benefits. They can help blood sugar and are packed with fiber. Another big reason to add beets to your diet is that they fight inflammation.

December 4, 2023
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Going Vegan May Help Blood Sugar, Heart

A review of 37 published studies says swapping red meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy for plants may significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and blood sugar concerns.

November 30, 2023
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Agave Nectar Is Not a Healthy Alternative

People with blood sugar concerns know to avoid normal sugar. Agave nectar has become the hot new sweetener with a low GI. But it has more drawbacks than people realize.

November 29, 2023
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Peanuts Are Excellent for Blood Sugar

Peanuts have a GI score of just 14, making them one of the lowest foods. While you may worry that the fat in peanuts is bad, they are a heart-healthy food that can help blood sugar and may aid weight loss.

November 27, 2023
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Turn Your Turkey Into Healthy Stock

Boxed bone broths can incredibly high in salt. But, stock has many benefits. Turning your leftover Thanksgiving turkey into stock is a great way to prevent food waste and make a healthy ingredient.

November 22, 2023
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Can Lemon Water Boost Health?

There’s a lot of buzz around drinking lemon water at the moment. It’s just water with lemon in it. But people claim it’s a health elixir. Is there any truth in it?

November 20, 2023
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FDA Proposes Banning Unsafe Soda Additive

For some people, diet soda is a treat they love and want to indulge in. Now, there is another reason to avoid it: brominated vegetable oil. This additive may cause serious health problems.

November 15, 2023
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Excess Salt May Increase Blood Sugar Concerns

People at high risk for developing a serious blood sugar concern are told to limit their blood sugar, not one talks about salt. New research found a link between serious blood sugar concerns and adding table salt to meals.

November 13, 2023
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Influencer Dietitians Were Paid to Spread Misinformation

The WHO recently raised concerns about aspartame. Dieticians on TikTok are discrediting the WHO’s position because they were paid to do so by the food and beverage industry.

November 8, 2023
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Red Meat Linked to Blood Sugar Concerns

A study claims that one serving of red meat a week should be your limit to lessen your risk of worsening your blood sugar concerns. Just two servings of red meat weekly may raise the risk of blood sugar concerns.

November 2, 2023
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Food Sequencing May Impact Blood Sugar

Experts are debating whether food sequencing can influence blood sugar levels. Some believe eating veggies, proteins and healthy fats before carbs will prevent spikes. Others disagree.

November 1, 2023
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Eating Prebiotics May Change Brain’s Reaction to Food

Scientists are unraveling how our microbiomes control so much of our well-being. A study has found that eating a large amount of prebiotics appears to lower the brain’s reward response to high-calorie foods.

October 30, 2023
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Can Eating with the Wrong Hand Aid Weight Loss?

A psychologist claims that eating with your non-dominant hand can help you lose weight. Switching the hands in which you hold your utensils forces you to slow down. But does it work as a diet?

October 23, 2023
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Dark Tea May Aid Blood Sugar

New research has found that dark tea can aid blood sugar. Daily black tea appears to prevent blood sugar concerns from developing or prevent them from worsening.

October 12, 2023
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Ultra-processed Foods, Sweeteners Linked to Depression

It can be hard to avoid ultra-processed foods. But a new study has found that ultra-processed foods—especially those containing artificial sweeteners—may heighten the risk of developing depression.

October 11, 2023
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Get More Protein from Your Fruit

We often write about the benefits of fruit. Fruit is filled with vitamins, minerals, nutrients and fiber. But some fruits can also be good sources of protein that can help you stay full while picking a healthy snack.

October 4, 2023
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Snacks Ruin the Diet of 1 in 4 People

A new study found that one in four people undermine the benefits of healthy meals with unhealthy snacks. The snacks had negative impacts on their blood sugar and fat levels.

October 2, 2023
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Cashews Are Owed an Apology

Cashews have a reputation for being unhealthy. They are often blamed for weight gain. But, just like other nuts, cashews are powerhouses of nutrition and may aid cholesterol levels for people with blood sugar concerns.

September 20, 2023
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Produce Prescription Boosted Health

Researchers wrote “produce prescriptions” for free fruits and veggies for almost 4,000 people with hypertension, obesity and blood sugar concerns. The results showed that food can be medicine.

September 18, 2023
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Pumpkin Spice Is Healthy; Fall Drink Isn’t

Pumpkin spice is a healthy blend of spices. But a medium pumpkin spice latte made with skim milk from Dunkin’ has 340 calories and 60 grams of carbs. One from Starbucks has 260 calories and 51 grams of carbs.

September 14, 2023
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The Blood Sugar Benefits of Swiss Chard

Swiss chard contains alpha-lipoic acid that aids blood sugar sensitivity and helps keep blood sugar stable. Alpha-lipoic acid lowers glucose levels and reduces oxidative damage.

September 7, 2023
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Is the Mustard and Cottage Cheese Diet Healthy?

The latest health trend on TikTok is the mustard and cottage cheese diet. The diet is high in calcium, protein and fiber and may aid weight loss. But is it healthy or just a fad?

September 6, 2023
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Is the Anti-inflammatory Diet Helpful?

The anti-inflammatory diet has gained popularity over the last few years in the wellness community, as inflammation is linked to many chronic illnesses. But is it hard to follow, and does it offer real health benefits?

August 30, 2023
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Can You Remove a Potato’s Carbs by Cooling?

Cooling down potatoes after cooking them won’t make carbs disappear. But, it can convert some carbs into resistant starches. Resistant starches are harder for your body to absorb.

August 28, 2023
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Is the Rainbow Diet as Healthy as Claimed?

The rainbow diet claims to boost immunity, energy and mental health. To follow it you eat a variety of colorful foods. Can a diet really provide all those benefits? And how difficult is it to stick to?

August 25, 2023
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Daily Sugary Drinks Increases Risk of Liver Cancer

We all have our treats, cheats and vices. But you might want to avoid daily soda. A study of older women found that drinking sugary drinks daily increased the risk of liver problems including cancer.

August 17, 2023
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Do “Nutrient-rich” Foods Impact Health?

A journal investigated if nutrient-rich food is as beneficial as believed. They published manuscripts, articles and reviews, all with evidence supporting the claim that better health can be achieved through diet.

August 16, 2023
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Kombucha May Aid Blood Sugar

You don’t reach for kombucha in the supermarket if you’re anything like us. It seems like a hip, trendy drink, not something desirable. but, drinking kombucha can lower fasting blood glucose levels.

August 10, 2023
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Olive Oil May Lower Dementia Risk

A new study has found that olive oil can help the brain. In fact, daily consumption of olive oil may lower the risk of dying from a dementia-related cause by up to 28 percent.

August 9, 2023
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Strawberries Aid Brain and Heart Health

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that eating strawberries daily was linked to better cognition, lower blood pressure and higher levels of antioxidants.

August 7, 2023
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Scientists May Have Found the Best Way to Snack

New research on snacks has found that the timing and quality of snacks matters far more than quantity of food when it comes to blood sugar and blood fat levels.

August 3, 2023
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Research Finds Top Five Foods Sources of Prebiotics

Prebiotics — the fiber that feeds the gut — aids blood sugar, mineral absorption and more. New research found the most prebiotic-rich foods. They range from obscure to commonplace!

August 2, 2023
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MIND Diet May Not Be Not as Beneficial as Promised

The MIND diet was designed to aid brain health. The results of a highly anticipated study on the helpfulness of the diet surprised the researchers. Both the control group and the experimental group had the same outcome.

July 31, 2023
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Does the PURE Diet Live Up to Name?

The PURE diet isn’t a weight loss plan. Instead, it’s designed to maximize heart health. According to researchers who created the diet, eating six foods can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

July 24, 2023
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Is the Always Hungry Solution Plan Healthy?

The Always Hungry Solution plan focuses on eating protein, healthy fat and few processed carbs. You don’t count calories and eat until you feel satisfied. Is is healthy and beneficial?

July 20, 2023
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Aspartame Opinions Differ Between WHO and FDA

The World Health Organization recently said that aspartame may be a carcinogen. However, they said that designation was based on limited evidence. The FDA still believes that aspartame is not a carcinogen.

July 19, 2023
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Another Organization Says Alcohol Is Never Healthy

Recommendations on alcohol go back and forth. We’ve been told for decades that a glass of wine can do the heart good. But The Heart Foundation of New Zealand is the latest organization to say otherwise.

July 12, 2023
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You May Be Drinking Green Tea Wrong

Many people swear by green tea in the morning to "detoxify the system." But the tannins in the tea can boost acidity in the stomach and lead to constipation, bloating and nausea when drank on an empty stomach.

July 6, 2023
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Pineapple Isn’t “the Fruit of the Summer”

People are saying pineapple is the fruit of the summer. While it’s being pushed as a great way to stay hydrated and lose weight, people with blood sugar concerns need to be cautious.

July 5, 2023
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New Study Says Eat Early to Aid Blood Sugar

Intermittent fasting may help folks with blood sugar concerns. A study found that people had fewer spikes when they ate 80 percent of their daily calories before 1 p.m.

June 26, 2023
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Energy Drink Ingredient May Improve Health, Extend Life

A study found that taurine, an ingredient in energy drinks, improves the health and longevity of worms, mice and monkeys when taken as a supplement.

June 22, 2023
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Junk Food Harms Sleep

A new study has underscored just bad a poor diet is for sleep quality. A diet high in fat and sugar doesn’t impact the duration of sleep, but it does reduce deep sleep and alters key sleep patterns.

June 21, 2023
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Obesity Can Permanently Change Brain

A study found that obesity lowers the brain’s ability to feel full and satisfied. Even if people lost a large amount of weight, their brains didn’t regain the ability to feel cues to stop eating.

June 19, 2023
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Is Fast Weight Loss Unhealthy?

Common knowledge tells us that losing weight slowly is healthier than fast weight loss. But, what is the science behind that? Is there really a difference between the two or is it just an old wives tale?

June 8, 2023
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An Apple a Day Keeps Frailty Away

A new study found that apples may prevent frailty. The usual dietary intervention is eating more protein to aid muscle health. However, eating plants that contain the flavonol quercetin can help.

June 1, 2023
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Water Isn’t the Most Hydrating Drink

When you’re thirsty and picture the most hydrating drink, you probably envision water. You’d be wrong. Skim milk is significantly better at rehydrating you and keeping you hydrated for longer.

May 31, 2023
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Protein Lemonade is Trendy, But Is it Healthy?

Protein lemonade is all the rage on TikTok. The drink is meant to replace frozen lemon desserts. The question is, is it any healthier?

May 24, 2023
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WHO Advises Against Artificial Sweeteners for Some

The WHO has recommended against using non-sugar sweeteners as they don't aid long-term weight loss and may increase the risk of blood sugar concerns. But that's not the whole story.

May 22, 2023
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Can Golden Milk Aid Blood Sugar?

Some claim that golden milk is a superfood. It's delicious and easy to make, but what are the health properties of the "turmeric latte" that has been enjoyed in India for centuries?

May 17, 2023
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Low-carb Alternatives to Croutons to Crave

National Crouton Day is this Saturday. You can make or buy low-carb croutons. Or, you can improve your salad in different ways. There are many options to add an extra tasty crunch to your salad.

May 11, 2023
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Sugary Drinks Raise Death Risk for Those with Blood Sugar Concerns

A massive study of people with blood sugar concerns showed that those who drank sugar-sweetened drinks were more likely to develop heart disease or die prematurely.

May 4, 2023
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Calories on Menu Reduce Cancer Deaths

In 2018 restaurants with 20 or more locations had to add calorie counts to their menus in the U.S. A study estimated that 28,000 cases of obesity-related cancer were prevented by this act.

May 1, 2023
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Sugar Taxes on Soda Are a Mixed Bag

Oakland, CA, has been celebrating the drop in purchases of sugar-heavy drinks since introducing a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. While their program has succeeded, it isn’t always the case.

April 27, 2023
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Trend Meant To Make People Drink Water May Be Unhealthy

“Watertok” is a trend where people share “water” recipes. The drinks stretch the definition of water. While the trend is meant to make people drink more throughout the day, people question whether it’s healthy.

April 24, 2023
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Yellow Dragon Fruit Isn’t Superfood

Social media loves to call things superfoods. You may have heard that yellow dragon fruit is the new “it” superfood, according to social media. It’s very high in fiber and is nutritious, but the claims are dubious.

April 19, 2023
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Magnesium-rich Foods May Aid Brain Aging

Magnesium can aid blood sugar levels. Now, a study found that more magnesium in a diet led to healthier brain aging. It even reduced the risk of dementia.

April 17, 2023
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Intermittent Fasting May Aid Blood Sugar

A study found that calorie counting and small meals were better for weight loss than intermittent fasting. But a different one found that intermittent fasting may help blood sugar, even without weight loss.

April 13, 2023
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Salads Recalled Over Deadly Listeria Worry

A voluntary recall has been issued for several brands of bagged salads that may carry listeria. Originally just Fruit Ridge Farms and Bell’s Bistro salads were recalled. It's expanded to Revolution Farms and Fresh Express.

April 12, 2023
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Cantaloupe Can Aid Blood Sugar

Cantaloupe is one of our favorite fruits of the spring! It’s almost cantaloupe season, and we are looking at the ways it aids blood sugar, blood pressure, heart health and so much more.

April 6, 2023
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Brain Changes During Dieting Explain Yo-yoing

People who diet are familiar with the yo-yo effect. Dieters usually regain half the weight they lost within two years and 80 percent after five years. New research in mice brains may explain the cause.

April 3, 2023
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Diet Rewires Brain to Want Sugar

A study found that foods high in fat and sugar alter the brain’s reward centers. The brain reacts with heightened positivity to fat and sugar-rich foods and has little desire for low-fat foods.

March 29, 2023
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Bacteria on Meat May Cause Half a Million UTIs a Year

If you struggle with urinary tract health, there is an excellent reason to avoid meat. A study has found that bacteria on meat may be responsible for more than half a million UTIs in the U.S. annually.

March 27, 2023
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Almonds May Aid, Resolve Blood Sugar Concerns

Two new studies have found that eating almonds can help blood sugar levels. It was especially true for people with borderline blood sugar concerns.

March 23, 2023
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New Regulations for “Forever Chemicals” in Water

The EPA has proposed a national drinking water standard for "forever chemicals" for the first time ever. Forever chemicals stay in the body for decades and can cause serious illnesses.

March 20, 2023
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Caffeine May Lower Blood Sugar Risks

The relationship between caffeine and blood sugar is slightly unclear. New research has found that caffeine may lead to lower body fat levels and prevent blood sugar concerns from developing.

March 16, 2023
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Keto Diet Linked to High Cholesterol, Heart Disease

A study is warning people that keto isn’t a wonder diet. The new research found that the diet may be linked to higher LDL cholesterol levels and doubles the risk of blocked arteries, heart attacks and strokes.

March 9, 2023
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Erythritol Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke

You may want to steer clear of erythritol. People at high risk of heart disease, like those with blood sugar concerns, were twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke if they had a high concentration of the sweetener in their blood.

March 1, 2023
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Daily Fruits and Veggies May Help Kidney Health

People with kidney concerns often avoid eating large amounts of fruits or vegetables, worried about high potassium levels. But, researchers found that eating fruit and veggies daily may reduce all-cause mortality in people with kidney concerns.

February 23, 2023
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Free Sugar Can Harm Heart Health

A new study found that a diet high in free sugars raises the risk of heart disease and stroke. But, eating five grams of fiber daily was linked to a four percent lower risk of heart disease.

February 22, 2023
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Cutting Calories Appears to Slow Aging

A new randomized human trial has found that calorie restriction slowed the speed of biological aging. It is well known that calorie restriction slows aging in animals, but this is the first human study of its kind.

February 16, 2023
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How to Know If You’re Eating Too Few Calories

When it comes to weight loss, how many calories should you be eating? Eating a very low-calorie diet for fast weight loss can backfire on you. It's essential to know the signs that your low-calorie diet is too low.

February 9, 2023
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Are Soaked Raisins Healthier than Grapes?

Proponents of eating soaked raisins claim the practice offers a variety of benefits. Why would soaking raisins in water change them? Is there any real benefit to it? And, are these soaked raisins healthier than grapes?

February 2, 2023
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When Sell-by Dates Do and Don’t Matter

Many people have resolved that 2023 will be the year they cut down on food waste. Sell-by dates are quality indicators, not safety guidelines. Some foods keep much longer than others and there are tricks to knowing which foods are still fresh.

January 26, 2023
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How Barley Aids Blood Sugar

People often say that they have gone grain-free to manage their blood sugar. However, barley is a whole grain rich in fiber and protein that can improve blood sugar.

January 25, 2023
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Small Meals, Calorie Counting, May Be Better than Intermittent Fasting

A new, mid-sized study has found that eating smaller meals, and fewer calories may be more effective for weight loss than intermittent fasting.

January 23, 2023
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Chicken Soup Aids Blood Sugar

It has long been said that chicken soup is good for the soul. But did you know that, besides being tasty and comforting, chicken soup can aid your health and blood sugar?

January 18, 2023
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Liquid Thickener Linked to Lower Blood Sugar After Eating

New research has linked a liquid xanthan gum-based thickener to lower blood sugar after eating. It appeared to increase insulin response, improve the metabolism of fat and aid the gut biome.

January 16, 2023
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Popular Dark Chocolate Brands Sued Over Lead, Cadmium

No one should feel guilty about enjoying some dark chocolate now and then. But, some manufacturers might have to feel guilty about what they sell. A study found five popular dark chocolate brands tested high for lead and cadmium.

January 12, 2023
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Yes, Green Peas Are a Healthy Choice

While many think green peas are starchy vegetables like corn or potatoes, they are a legume closer to beans, chickpeas and lentils. They may not impact blood sugar the way you think.

January 11, 2023
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Is the 80/20 Diet Healthy, Useful and Safe?

It’s January and that means people are turning to popular diets to shed holiday weight gain. Today we’re looking at the popular 80/20 diet to see if it is safe and if it has any merits.

January 9, 2023
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Honey May Aid Blood Sugar

A new study suggests that honey may reduce cardiometabolic health risks. The results show that raw honey could lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

December 5, 2022
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Flavanols Aid Memory, Says Study

We are always looking for ways to improve our health through natural means. According to a new study, flavanols, antioxidants found in tea and many fruits and vegetables and slow memory decline.

December 1, 2022
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How Coffee May Impact Aging

One of the questions that comes up time and again is whether or not coffee ages you. And the answer isn’t straightforward.

November 21, 2022
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When and Why to Bake with Olive Oil

The season of holiday baking is upon us. Replacing butter with olive oil in your holiday baking may aid your health or at least make your cookies less detrimental.

November 17, 2022
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Smoothies May Damage Teeth

Healthy smoothies, including green juices, can damage teeth in ways you don’t think about. That’s why we’re focusing on how to fix one of the unspoken dangers smoothies pose: tooth damage.

November 14, 2022
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Why You Should Eat More Oligosaccharides

We all want to improve our immune systems in the fall and winter. Vitamin C can help, but so can oligosaccharides. These prebiotics feed the microbiome and aid immune health in many ways.

November 10, 2022
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February 29, 2024
Resistant Starch May Aid Weight Loss, Blood Sugar

Resistant starch is found in beans, whole grains and other foods. In a trial, a supplement of this hard-to-digest carbohydrate helped people lose weight and avoid sugar spikes.

Diet
February 26, 2024
Fasting Diet May Aid Aging

A study found a fast-mimicking diet lowered people’s biological age by two and a half years. It also lowered blood sugar concerns, reduced liver fat and slowed immune system aging.

Diet
February 21, 2024
What is MCT Oil, and Is it Healthy?

Sometimes, the recipes we share call for MCT oil. It’s always optional. We are examining what MCT oil is so that you can make your own decisions about whether to include it in your diet.

Diet
February 15, 2024
Kiwi Improves Blood Sugar, Mood

Kiwi is excellent for your health and can benefit your blood sugar. Additionally, a new study has found it can boost your mood in just four days.

Diet
February 14, 2024
What Is the Atlantic Diet?

The Atlantic diet has been in the news recently, and it may rival the Mediterranean diet! It may reduce the risk of health problems linked to heart and blood sugar concerns by half.

Diet
February 1, 2024
Eat Citrus Fruit Whenever You Like

We were asked if eating citrus fruit after meals is bad for people with blood sugar concerns. After hours of research, we've found no science behind it. There are known benefits to eating fruit with meals!

Diet
January 25, 2024
Aging Can Cause Lactose Intolerance, but There Are Solutions

Our bodies can have a harder time breaking down dairy as we age. Eating a low-carb diet can be restricting, you shouldn't have to avoid dairy as well. With a few tricks, you probably don't have to.

Diet
January 18, 2024
Signs You Need More Protein

People with blood sugar concerns are often wary of overeating protein. But, most of us don’t get enough protein. There are signs of deficiencies that you can notice.

Diet
January 17, 2024
Fruit Bats May Help Blood Sugar Concerns

Fruit bats eat twice their body weight in fruit daily. Researchers hope that learning how fruit bats have evolved to live off sugar could be the key to helping folk with blood sugar concerns.

Diet
January 11, 2024
Vibrating Weight Loss Pill Shows Promise in Animal Tests

Engineers have made a vibrating pill that tricks the stomach into thinking it’s stretched to capacity. It could be taken before a meal and would help control appetite.

Diet
December 20, 2023
Be Wary of Eggnog

Food safety experts warn that homemade eggnog can have dangers beyond its high sugar content. They worry that it can be “teeming with pathogens.”

Diet
December 18, 2023
Mulled Wine May Aid Health

If you drink over the holidays, you may be comforted knowing that mulled wine may offer you some benefits. The wine and spices may aid your heart and other aspects of your health.

Diet
December 11, 2023
Is the Portfolio Diet Helpful?

The portfolio diet was created by scientists at Harvard to aid heart health. Some claim it’s a health silver bullet. However, some experts disagree. How does it stack up against DASH and the Mediterranean diet?

Diet
December 7, 2023
Red Cabbage Is Delicious and Healthier than Green

Cabbage is a versatile veggie we should eat more often. Reach for red cabbage in the store as it's far more nutritious than green and can fight inflammation and aid blood sugar in numerous ways!

Diet
December 4, 2023
Beets Fight Inflammation, Aid Blood Sugar

Beets have many nutritional benefits. They can help blood sugar and are packed with fiber. Another big reason to add beets to your diet is that they fight inflammation.

Diet
November 30, 2023
Going Vegan May Help Blood Sugar, Heart

A review of 37 published studies says swapping red meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy for plants may significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and blood sugar concerns.

Diet
November 29, 2023
Agave Nectar Is Not a Healthy Alternative

People with blood sugar concerns know to avoid normal sugar. Agave nectar has become the hot new sweetener with a low GI. But it has more drawbacks than people realize.

Diet
November 27, 2023
Peanuts Are Excellent for Blood Sugar

Peanuts have a GI score of just 14, making them one of the lowest foods. While you may worry that the fat in peanuts is bad, they are a heart-healthy food that can help blood sugar and may aid weight loss.

Diet
November 22, 2023
Turn Your Turkey Into Healthy Stock

Boxed bone broths can incredibly high in salt. But, stock has many benefits. Turning your leftover Thanksgiving turkey into stock is a great way to prevent food waste and make a healthy ingredient.

Diet
November 20, 2023
Can Lemon Water Boost Health?

There’s a lot of buzz around drinking lemon water at the moment. It’s just water with lemon in it. But people claim it’s a health elixir. Is there any truth in it?

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