Recipe Roundup: Sugar-Free Sweets

Easter is right around the corner, and that means grocery store shelves are stocked with milk chocolate bunnies, colorful jelly beans, and sour gummy carrots. And you may find it hard to resist indulging. (After all, it takes willpower of steel to turn down one of those chocolate cream-filled eggs.) So, what’s a person with …

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 …

How keeping a food journal can help you achieve your goals

Close your eyes for a second, and think about what you’ve eaten today. If you’re like most people, your mind will automatically jump to breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But what about that handful of M&Ms you snagged from the dish on your co-workers desk this morning? And did you remember to include the couple pieces …

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 …

Are all calories created equal?

Whether it’s broccoli or potato chips, 100 calories is 100 calories, right? Wrong! Turns out, calories aren’t like people–they’re not all created equal. According to WebMD, the average adult should eat somewhere between 1,500-2,000 calories each day. Here’s how to make the most of them. First, it’s important to know what a calorie actually looks …

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