All About Simple Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates or “carbs” are the sugars, starches, and fibers found in milk products and plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. 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.

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Plant-Based Protein Sources

Protein is an essential building block for the body. It helps build cells and muscle and is important for growth and development. The human body creates 11 amino acids but needs another 9 from food. 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?

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Risk Factors of Hyperlipidemia and How to Prevent

Hyperlipidemia is when there is an excess of lipids (fats) in the blood. This increases the risk of serious health outcomes including heart disease. Luckily, you have the power to take the necessary steps each day to manage or prevent this condition! In this article, we will discuss the risk factors of hyperlipidemia and how to prevent or manage it.

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6 Myths about Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 10.5% of Americans had diabetes in 2018. Despite such prevalence of the disease, it is still widely misunderstood. Information about diabetes is available from many different sources, including health professionals, the internet, friends, or family, and it can be hard to determine which one is accurate. In this article, we will tackle some of the most common myths.

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