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Eat well to help control type 2 diabetes

2014-09-01 15:32
A Mediterranean salad

The evidence is in that good nutrition appears to help prevent and control type 2 diabetes. There has been a surge of type 2 diabetes due to poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyles and the associated obesity epidemic over the years. An understanding of the value of good nutrition to help control this serious health problem is therefore very important.

The quality of dietary fats and carbohydrates consumed is a significant factor when it comes to type 2 diabetes.

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Celiac disease tips for making bread at home

2014-08-29 16:53
Gluten-free bread

Bread is a diet staple, but people with celiac disease cannot grab the first fresh French baguettes they see in the stores. The bread must be gluten-free. Unfortunately, it is often much more expensive than the wheat, rye or barley versions, and taste is sometimes an issue. This is why some people have turned to making their own bread at home.

There are many recipes online for gluten-free bread, and it is important to experiment with several of t

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Is the low FODMAP diet a treatment for IBS?

2014-08-26 12:40
FODMAP diet a treatment for children with IBS

If you are looking for a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome known as IBS that could work, consider the FODMAP diet. What did researchers find in a study about how certain foods can significantly alleviate symptoms of IBS?

If your child suffers from irritable bowel syndrome or IBS you may want to consider the FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) diet.

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Smoothie Blender Recommendations and Warning from Consumer Reports

2014-08-25 11:15
smoothie blender review

Smoothies are a great way to lose weight and keep it off. But who wants to take the time to clean a large, full-scale blender for one quick healthy drink? The solution is a personal mini-model blender that can save on cleanup time and help with your fight against belly fat.

Here is a summary of two smoothie blender recommendations from Consumer Reports as well as a warning about one model that they say is a safety risk and should be avoided.

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Gluten-free food banks for celiac disease sufferers exist

2014-08-22 17:04
Gluten-free food for Celiac disease patients

A recent report from NPR highlighted the problems those with celiac disease often face if they are forced to use a food bank. Many food pantries are not aware of the condition and do not have the items necessary for someone with this disorder. However, there is a movement to change how food banks handle celiac disease sufferers.

The number of people who are using food banks in the United States has increased dramatically in recent years.

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Gluten Free Desserts to Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth

2014-08-13 07:29
Gluten Free Dessert

There are a number of reasons why a person might choose to adopt a gluten-free lifestyle. Perhaps they are experimenting with the benefits of a wheat-less diet (i.e. Paleo, Atkins); maybe certain health restrictions demand it (Diabetes, Celiac Disease). Whatever the reason, one singular concern regarding the gluten-free transformation always seems to surface: satisfying one's sweet tooth.

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Beware that cheese is loaded with unhealthy salt

2014-08-11 21:21
Unhealthy salt laden cheese

Cheese remains loaded with unhealthy salt overall in spite of initiatives to lower the salt content of food. Too much salt is associated with high blood pressure which is a silent killer and other serious health problems. Therefore although cheese is generally considered to be a nutritious food it should not be considered a healthy food to eat as long as its salt content is high.

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Lifestyle factors including eating baked or boiled fish promote brain health

2014-08-05 22:28
Eating Fish

There has been a great deal of hype surrounding reports that eating a lot of fish is good for your cardiovascular health. There has also been interest surrounding reports that eating fish is good for your brain health. It has generally been conjectured that the positive health benefits of fish are due to omega-3 fatty acids in fish. New research shows baked or boiled fish is good for your brain independent of omega-3 fatty acid content.

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