Quitting sugar is a goal that can seem out of reach. It is understandable if you are not quite ready to give it up yet, but it is worth it to start reducing your daily consumption of sugary foods. This is because the negative effects of sugar consumption are not minor ones, they are major:
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Nutrigenomics: Find the Right Diet for You- It’s no mystery that diet plays an important role in a person’s overall health. Green foods packed with essential nutrients are obviously a healthier choice than the greasy, fried fare found at your local fast food joint.
As a parent you want to do what is best for your child. You're the world's worst mom if you feed your kids these foods. Here is a list of foods that aren’t the healthiest option and should be consumed in moderation, if consumed at all.
Looking to live a healthier lifestyles? Cut out the amount of sugar you eat daily. It might be hard to eliminate sugar completely so consider some alternatives first. You'll feel better through out the day and in the long run without all the extra sugar coursing through your body.
To some the warm weather of summer means fun in the sun but to diabetics it can mean trouble. Humidity and heat can affect summer diabetes management and treatment making it hard to stay at the level you need. Follow this checklist this summer to make the most of the summer holiday.
Always stay hydrated. This is the most important thing and should always be at the top of the list. When dehydrated, blood sugars can raise to dangerously high levels. The best drink is water. Keep a bottle with you at all times. Club soda or seltzer water with lemon or a splash of fruit juice is the second best option. Avoid caffeinated drinks or drinks sweetened with sugar. If advised by doctor to limit fluid intake, ask for tips on how to stay hydrated. Water is important for summer diabetes care.
What Carbs to Eat:
What is a good or bad carb? Find out what kind of carbohydrates are better for you compared to others and how they work with this carb infographic and blog.
When you’re about to reach for that natural fruit juice over a can of soda, you might want to rethink just how healthy juice is. More than 48% of adults underestimate the sugar content in juice.
Fuse/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in more than two decades, the White House and the Food and Drug Administration are unveiling major changes to the iconic and outdated nutrition facts label found on most food packages.
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If your loved one has diabetes, go easy on the Valentine's Day candy, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists advises.
Tips for Healthy, White Teeth
When it comes to oral health, what people eat and drink have a huge impact on their teeth. Acids and sugars are the worst enemies to dental health – bacteria in the mouth convert sugar into acid and erodes the tooth enamel, the protective layer on your teeth. The effect of enamel erosion is permanent and irreversible. Sugar and acid also change the pH balance in the mouth - prolonged exposure could ultimately lead to sensitivity, pain and cavity. Keep the following drink list and tips for healthy, white teeth in mind when choosing your drinks.