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A Dozen Reasons to Eat Eggs

For years, Americans have been told to avoid eggs—especially the yolks—at all cost. In the battle against heart disease, eggs have been portrayed as a villain. Yet a recent review study of 17 reports showed no increased risk of cardiovascular disease in healthy adults who eat up to one egg per day. Despite new research […]

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Five Steps to Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

The idea that food provides us with energy is pretty simple, but the process of turning breakfast, lunch, and dinner into fuel is a little more complex. Here’s a very basic timeline: You eat and your body digests the food. The carbohydrates are turned into sugar. The sugar gets absorbed into your bloodstream (this is […]

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The Glycemic Index

What It Is and How It Works For those with diabetes, the term glycemic index is nothing new. But the exact definition of the index and understanding how it works can get a little trickier. Blood sugar control is the cornerstone of diabetes management. High or extreme fluctuations in a person’s blood sugar are responsible […]

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Snack on This

18 Healthy Snack Recipes Once you’re beyond school age, snacks often get a bad rap. They’re considered appetite spoilers and diet busters, or just plain unhealthy. Fortunately, as long as snacks are well planned, that not-so-great connotation couldn’t be further from the truth. A well-chosen snack can help meet nutrient needs, prevent overeating, and even […]