Superfoods For Diabetics

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While changing your diet won’t cure diabetes, it can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes complications, such as heart disease and neuropathy (nerve damage). Prioritizing a healthy eating plan is even more crucial now, as the novel coronavirus rages on in the United States and beyond. That’s because people with diabetes are among the groups at a higher risk for complications from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Keeping your blood glucose in check has never been more important, and food can play a big role in that effort. In fact, diet affects type 2 diabetes in several ways, including glucose regulation, heart health, weight maintenance, and mood.

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20+ Grandma-Approved Thanksgiving Casserole Recipes | EatingWell

If you’re looking for one more cozy side to add to your Thanksgiving menu, make one of these healthy takes on classic Thanksgiving sides. From creamy green bean casserole to nutty sweet potato soufflé, this mix of sweet and savory fall casseroles put a twist on grandma’s traditional recipe.
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Brain Boosting Breakfasts

If you feel mentally sluggish in the morning, rest assured that it’s 100 percent not just you. In fact, there’s a scientific reason why getting going in the a.m. can be such a struggle. Cortisol levels are at their highest around 7 a.m., and when cortisol levels are high, you’re more likely to experience brain fog.

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5-minute breakfast recipes
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Carbs That You Should Put On Your Shopping List

Yes, carbs! Carbs can be healthy too. I know that is contradicting some experts, but some experts agree they can.

Slide 1 of 16: There’s no question that carbs have gotten a bad rap over the years — especially thanks to trendy diet plans like keto. This reputation stems from the fact that the foods with simple, refined carbs are easier to overeat than other good, complex carbs full of fiber and other nutrients. You’ll find simple carbs in desserts, sugary beverages, condiments, sweetened dairy products, and white, refined grains like rice, pasta, and bread. Foods with sneaky sources of carbs (a.k.a. sugar) are absolutely everywhere — from those aforementioned beverages to energy bars and $16 pressed juices that line supermarket shelves. They're easier to overeat because they get readily absorbed into your bloodstream. What your body doesn’t need, however, gets stored in your peripheral tissues, a.k.a. your fat cells. Doing this regularly over time can lead to weight gain, so that’s why we consider carb-containing foods to be “fattening."While all carbs break down into glucose, the best carbs for your health are the ones you’ll eat in their closest-to-nature state as possible: vegetables, fruit, pulses, legumes, unsweetened dairy products, and 100% whole grains, like brown rice, quinoa, wheat, and oats. They contain varying amounts of fiber, the beneficial fuel that helps our body’s probiotics to survive and thrive. Dairy products also provide protein in addition to carbs from the naturally occurring sugar lactose.  So how many carbs do we really need? The USDA/DHHS Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 recommends that we consume about half of our total calories for the day in the form of carbs. And the more we can choose nutrient-dense foods, the easier it is to actually feel satisfied — and want less of the not-as-nutritious carbs that find their way into our day in sneaky ways. Here’s my list of the healthiest carbs to add to your grocery cart ASAP
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Unhealthy, Not So Bad, Foods

Follow This Link~ 16 “Unhealthy” Foods That Aren’t That Bad For You, According To Nutritionists (msn.com)