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What Does a Healthy Serving of Carbs Look Like?

Oh, carbs. People love to love carbs and love to hate carbs. But carbohydrates aren't a demon food. In fact, they provide energy to our bodies and brains, and the right ones are packed with other nutrients like fiber, vitamins and minerals.

The Best 7-Day Diabetes Meal Plan

Balanced eating is key to staying healthy if you have diabetes. In this 7-day diabetes meal plan, we include recipes with a healthy balance of complex carbohydrates, lean protein, heart-healthy fats and plenty of veggies. What you won't see is refined carbohydrates (think white bread and white rice), added sugars, saturated fats and sodium in large amounts—things that can negatively impact your health if you eat too much, especially if you have diabetes.

1-Day 1,500-Calorie Diabetes Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Take one thing off your plate with this meal plan featuring tons of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein—with a healthy sweet treat included. This meal plan is ideal for people trying to lose weight. You might need more calories than this. Ask your health care team for a caloric goal that's right for you.

A Buyer's Guide to Sugar Substitutes

Here’s a rundown of some FDA-cleared sweeteners—which have also earned the go-ahead from major health organizations, like the American Heart Association. To get FDA approval, manufacturers must submit dozens of tests to prove safety, and establish maximum intake levels (called Acceptable Daily Intake, or ADI). However, some groups, like the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), quibble with the quality of these studies, which are usually conducted by the manufacturers themselves, or companies they hire.

12 Healthy Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar

Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:12

Whether you have diabetes or prediabetes—or just generally suffer ill effects from crazy blood sugar swings—you want to know what really works to control your sugar levels. It can make all the difference in living well and staying off the blood sugar roller coaster that can drag down your mood and energy and skew your hunger levels. Here are a dozen tips that will help your blood sugar and your overall health. (If you have diabetes, remember you should always work with your health care team first.)

3-Day Diabetes Meal Plan: 2,200 Calories

Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/22/2016 - 15:12

Healthy eating is the cornerstone of managing diabetes, yet it can be a challenge figuring out what to eat to balance your blood sugar. Here we've created a delicious 3-day meal plan that makes it easier to follow a diabetes diet. In this plan you'll find a mix of nutritious foods including fiber-rich complex carbohydrates, like whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein sources, healthy fats and dairy.

3-Day Diabetes Meal Plan: 2,000 Calories

Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/22/2016 - 14:17

Healthy eating is the cornerstone of managing diabetes, yet it can be a challenge figuring out what to eat to balance your blood sugar. Here we've created a delicious 3-day meal plan that makes it easier to follow a diabetes diet. In this plan you'll find a mix of nutritious foods including fiber-rich complex carbohydrates, like whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein sources, healthy fats and dairy.

3-Day Diabetes Meal Plan: 1,500 Calories

Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:49

Healthy eating is the cornerstone of managing diabetes, yet it can be a challenge figuring out what to eat to balance your blood sugar. Here we've created a delicious 3-day meal plan that makes it easier to follow a diabetes diet. In this plan you'll find a mix of nutritious foods including fiber-rich complex carbohydrates, like whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein sources, healthy fats and dairy.