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 …

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 …

Satisfying diabetes-friendly snacks

The daily 3:30 crash affects just about everyone. After a long and busy day, you feel hungry, tired, and sluggish, and your body is aching for that candy bar you’ve been eyeing in the vending machine. Instead of giving in to your late-afternoon cravings, try one of these diabetes-friendly snacks instead. Each one is packed …

To graze or not to graze?

Just like music, websites, and the latest fashion trends, diets constantly go in and out of style. One minute, gluten-free is the way to be, and the next we hear oatmeal and whole grains are the superfoods that our bodies crave. One eating plan that has managed to stick through the pop culture cycle is …

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