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How to Build a Better Salad

Ordering a salad may sound like a surefire way to cut down on extra 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 facts …

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10 Ways to Eat Healthier At Restaurants

We’ve all been there. You were eating healthy all week, and then got invited to go out for dinner. But sticking to a healthy diet doesn’t mean you have to completely avoid dining out (or ordering takeout). We’ve come up with 10 ways to stay healthy while ordering food at a restaurant. 1. Look for …

Why junk food tastes so good + what that means for your diabetes

You know what a craving for cookies feels like. And we’re all too familiar with the satisfyingly salty crunch we get from chomping on potato chip–followed by the urge to eat another, and another, and another. But have you ever wondered why we don’t feel the same way about broccoli? Or why you’ve probably never …

It’s time we start talking about diabulimia

When we think eating disorders, our minds almost instantly conjure up thoughts of starvation, over-exercising, or binging and purging cycles. But there’s another kind of eating disorder that’s just as powerful. One that is estimated to affect hundreds of people with type 1 diabetes each year. It’s called diabulimia, and it may be more prevalent …

Are all carbs created equal?

Carbs are supposed to be pretty healthy, right? After all, whole grains are a carb. But so are sugary cereals and white breads. Turns out, not all carbohydrates are created equal. And different kinds of carbs can have different effects on your blood sugar and diabetes. Here’s how. Simple vs. Complex Let’s go back to …

All About the Paleo Diet and How It Can Affect Your Diabetes

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 …

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 …

Move over, food pyramid! How to eat right with MyPlate

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEFmSk08LIE] We’re faced with a lot of choices every day. Sometimes, the most difficult choice can be what foods you should eat to have a healthy, balanced meal. Many of us grew up with the colorful food pyramid, which educated us on the different food groups. The USDA-created graphic helped us navigate the aisles of …

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