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29 Reasons You Should Never Go To The South Of France. 17 Reasons You Should Never Read "Harry Potter" The Health Benefits of Almonds for Diabetics. Updated June 18, 2014.

The Health Benefits of Almonds for Diabetics

Written or reviewed by a board-certified physician. See's Medical Review Board. Although nuts are generally high in fat, the healthy benefits of almonds start with the especially high concentration of monounsaturated fats, which has been associated with reduced risk of heart disease. Almonds are also rich in the antioxidant Vitamin E , and the minerals magnesium (which improves the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body) and potassium (which is an important electrolyte involved in nerve transmission and muscle contraction). For diabetes, incorporating almonds into meal plans appears to decrease after-meal rises in blood sugar and insulin.

Tips For Adding Almonds To Your Diet: Weirdly Tasty Food Combinations that are Diabetic Friendly. Eat Pumpkin - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Updated October 27, 2014.

Eat Pumpkin - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Written or reviewed by a board-certified physician. See's Medical Review Board. It's that time of year - time to enjoy the aroma and taste of pumpkin. Pumpkin is so much more than pumpkin pie and pumpkin spiced latte - pumpkin takes on great versatility and is a wonderful addition to any meal. Pumpkin is a natural nutrition powerhouse, rich in vitamin A (important for eye health), fiber, and minerals, including potassium, iron and magnesium (the seeds). Top Warning Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes. Updated December 19, 2014.

Top Warning Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes

Written or reviewed by a board-certified physician. See's Medical Review Board. Look For These Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes: Many of the signs of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are similar. In both, there is too much glucose in the blood and not enough in the cells of your body. Berries Health Benefits and Recipes. Updated December 19, 2014.

Berries Health Benefits and Recipes

How I love berry season! Besides being delicious, berries are one of the best nutritional bargains around. Low in fat, carbs, and calories, but high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, these yummy nuggets of flavor not only contribute to overall health, but may even help prevent cancer and heart disease, as well as slowing the aging process. And thanks to the freezer, we can have the advantages of berries year-round.

Basic Berry Nutrition Berries are not only sources of concentrated flavor, but little packets of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Alkaline Diet - No Harm, No Evidence. Updated March 07, 2014.

Alkaline Diet - No Harm, No Evidence

The hypothesis behind the alkaline diet is that foods high in sodium, protein and phosphates send your body out of its "normal" alkaline pH levels. Proponents claim the diet will improve your bone health, prevent or treat cancer, and keep you happy and healthy. The claims of bone health or cancer cures appear to be over-reaching. What Are Whole Grains? Take Care of Your Ticker Wtih a Healthy Diet. Nutrition Basics: Understanding Grains. Updated March 08, 2014.

Nutrition Basics: Understanding Grains

What are Grains? Foods that are made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or any another cereal grain are grain products. Grain products are bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, and tortillas. When selecting grains, it is important to remember that whole grains are preferable to refined grains. What is the Difference Between Refined and Whole Grains?

The Major Dietary Minerals - Basic Nutrition. How to Make Your New Year's Resolution to Eat Healthier Stick. Updated January 25, 2015.

How to Make Your New Year's Resolution to Eat Healthier Stick

Every year, millions of people make resolutions to eat healthier. A lofty idea? It’s certainly one that can be a reality, if you have a strategy. Best Lunch Choices for Diabetes. Updated November 14, 2014.

Best Lunch Choices for Diabetes

Written or reviewed by a board-certified physician. See's Medical Review Board. Meal planning can be tough. What will you eat today? What's for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks? Preparation and Blanching Specific Vegetables for the Freezer. Eat Seasonally and Save. Using Fruits and Vegetables. How to Be a Vegetarian with Type 2 Diabetes. Updated December 15, 2014.

How to Be a Vegetarian with Type 2 Diabetes

Written or reviewed by a board-certified physician. See's Medical Review Board. A vegetarian diet is a diet that does not include meat, fowl, seafood or any products containing these foods. There are a few types of vegetarian diets. A lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet, for instance, is based on grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes (beans), seeds, nuts, dairy products and eggs. Unhealthy Eating - Strategies to Combat Common Unhealthy Eating Habits. Updated September 03, 2013.

Unhealthy Eating - Strategies to Combat Common Unhealthy Eating Habits

Written or reviewed by a board-certified physician. See's Medical Review Board. Although there are many strategies that can be used to address unhealthy eating habits, most fall into 3 categories: strategies to achieve dietary balance, strategies to help you be more alert to hunger and satiety cues, and strategies to address the external variables that often affect dietary intake.

Achieving Dietary Balance: Whole Grains Can Cause Bloating. Two Crazy Questions to Reboot your Progress. Updated February 20, 2015. Have you ever failed to meet one of your fitness goals? You’re not alone. Change is tough, even for the toughest of us. What Is Soy Sauce? Soy sauce is a brown, salty, liquid used as a condiment or seasoning in many Asian cuisines.

Soy sauce is made from fermented soybeans, salt, water and sometimes roasted grains. Soy sauce has an earthy, umami flavor, which makes it an ideal all-purpose seasoning. How is Soy Sauce Made? The traditional method for brewing soy sauce requires multiple steps and can take a days to months to complete, depending on the recipe. To make soy sauce, soybeans are first cooked to soften the bean. The soybean culture mixture is combined with a salt brine and allowed to “brew” for a specific amount of time. After the fermentation process, the mixture is pressed to extract the dark brown, flavorful liquid. Advancements in food production have led to a faster, less expensive method of producing soy sauce, which uses acid-hydrolyzed vegetable protein. Soy Sauce Varieties. 24 Reasons Why No One Should Ever Have A Pit Bull As A Pet. 22 Reasons Why Your Indian Parents Are Disappointed In You.

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