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Glucerna Nutritional Shakes for Diabetes

Glucerna nutritional shakes are a line of meal replacement drinks formulated for people with diabetes by Abbott Nutrition. They are created with low-glycemic carbohydrates to ensure better control of blood sugar. The drinks are ideal for people with diabetes or those with glucose intolerance. They are also often used as a part of a structured weight-loss program.…

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Effects of Ginseng on Blood Sugar

Ginseng is one of the most well-known and widely used herbal medicines in the world. Ginseng is said to treat a wide variety of ailments. To name a few: the roots of the ginseng plant have been used for thousands of years in traditional Eastern medicine to boost energy, relieve stress, and bring about total…

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Mediterranean Diet and Diabetes

Olive oil, cheese, yogurt, whole grains, beans, wine, fruits, and vegetables—sounds good doesn’t it? Hardly sounds like “dieting,” but these Mediterranean diet staples may be components of a diet that can reduce risk for heart disease, some cancers, and add some years to your life. What’s more, a Mediterranean diet is linked to a lower…

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Is Splenda Safe for Diabetes?

Remember when those little yellow sweetener packets started showing up next to the pink and blue packets in your local restaurant? Well, since its approval in 1992, Splenda has risen in popularity to take over a huge portion of the U.S. market share for artificial sweeteners, otherwise known as nonnutritive sweeteners, having sold more than…

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Tips for Diabetics About Sandwich Nutrition

Diabetics, take note of these sandwich nutrition facts and ideas. Don’t let the idea of two slices of bread scare you away. Diabetics can and should take advantage of this quick, simple, and portable meal option.  How to Control Carbs, Fat and Calories in a Sandwich​ Use two slices of reduced-calorie bread or 1/2 of a whole-wheat…

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Diabetes and Sugar (and Other Type 2 Diabetes Diet Myths)

Myth No. 1: Diabetes and Sugar Don’t Mix It’s a common myth that people with Type 2 Diabetes can’t eat any sugar. Although sugar has little nutritional value and can be a source of empty calories and carbohydrates, all foods—including sugar—can be consumed in appropriate portions. Sugar and desserts are tolerated best if the portion…

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Why You Should Be Eating Spinach

With tender leaves, sold prewashed in bags, baby spinach is one of the easiest dark leafy greens to eat. Dark leafy greens are important in your diet: they have a high phytonutrient content, which gives them anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and blood-pressure-lowering properties. Health Profile Spinach is an excellent source of antioxidants and (like other dark leafy greens)…

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Lactose-Free Diabetes Diet Meal Plan

Dairy products are natural “combination” foods, providing approximately 12 grams of carbohydrate and 8 grams of protein per serving. No other food group provides almost equivalent amounts of carbohydrates and protein. Additiionally dairy products are a good source of calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin D. Because of this, low-fat (they have less amounts of saturated…

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The Health Benefits of Almonds for People With Diabetes

While nuts are generally high in fat and not always considered a good option for low-fat, diabetes-friendly diets, almonds are a special case. High in Good Fats Almonds have an especially high concentration of monounsaturated fats or healthy fats which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease. They also are rich in the…

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