If you have diabetes, it can be tricky to manage the holidays. Celebrations are usually filled with carbohydrate-rich foods and more frequent drinking that can easily throw your blood sugar out of whack. This holiday season may cause more fluctuations between high and low blood sugar than you would like. Here are some simple tips to help stabilize your blood sugar while having fun!
Eating fat is essential for our health. We know which fats, like trans and saturated fat, to limit. But what are the fats that are good for us? In this article, we are going to talk about polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs).
Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches, and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables, and milk products. There are two main classes of carbohydrates: “simple” and “complex” carbs. In this article, we will break down the different types of “complex carbs.”
Carbohydrates, like protein and fat, they provide energy for the body, but are digested and utilized a little differently. Depending on their structure and how they are broken down during digestion, carbs are considered either “simple” or “complex.” In this article, we will discuss the different types of simple carbohydrates and food sources of them.
Protein is an essential building block for the body. It helps build cells and muscle and is important for growth and development. Animal products such as meat, eggs, and milk are naturally high in all 9 essential amino acids. This makes it easier for people who consume animal products to meet their daily protein needs. But what about people on plant-based diets like vegetarians or vegans?
Whether you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or a veteran at diabetes management, it’s important to understand how alcohol affects your blood sugar. This article provides you with an overview of what happens in the body when you drink alcohol, how alcohol affects blood sugar levels, and what you can do to make sure you are able to enjoy a drink or two without compromising your health.
Salads, when you keep them interesting, can be a quick, versatile and enjoyable solution to hunger. They can be an appetizer, a side, or the main meal, depending on what you add to it and the serving size. Read this article to learn how to build a better salad!
The USDA states that the average adult needs between 3-5 cups of vegetables every day in order to prevent or manage chronic disease! This recommendation includes a variety and combination of both “starchy” and “non-starchy” vegetables in order to meet ALL of your nutrient needs. In this article, we will address the pros and cons of starchy vegetables, starchy vegetable examples, and ideal preparation methods.