Diabetes is a disease which alters the way your body uses blood sugar, also known as glucose. The disease affects over 21 million people in the US. There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2, and each differs in the way the body uses and produces insulin.
Up until a decade ago or so, snacking was frowned upon. Thankfully, the tides have turned, and snacking isn’t just for kids anymore!
What makes a food “healthy” is just as impossible to pin down. So let’s get into why your “healthy foods” might not be as wonderful as all the hype says they are.
There are tons of ways that things can pile up in the morning. Here are a few suggestions for healthy breakfasts that don’t take forever to prepare. Whip up one of these and you’ll set yourself up for a productive day in no time.
Likely the word “diet” has a Greek or Latin origin, but for those who have been on the diet merry-go-round a couple of times, the first three letters of the word speak volumes.
A lot of these trends have recently been debunked as ineffective at best, while some have been proven to actually be harmful. Here is a list of health trends that aren’t actually as healthy as you think.
Today, we’re going to explore and debunk 12 fat-busting myths for your low-calorie enjoyment. Grab a glass of water, take a big, deep breath and join us on an informative journey through your fridge.
Just like how you should never Google your medical symptoms (the answer is usually some kind of cancer), you probably shouldn’t be turning to celebrities for health advice either. Here are 15 celebrity health tips that you’d probably be better off not taking.
Grocery stores, fast food joints, health food stores, these are just a few places where unhealthy food and drink masquerade as health-conscious options. They are everywhere. And, if you don’t do your homework and check the label, then they may even trick you into consuming a boat load of sugar, sodium, and unnecessary calories.
You have them for breakfast. You have them for lunch. You snack on them when you’re feeling peckish and, oh yeah, you also eat them for dinner. Avocados are more than just delicious. They’re good for you and even better for your Instagram feed. Sure, the tattoo might have been overkill, but your avocado addiction can actually be a good thing.
Type 2 diabetes is a condition that affects over 12 percent of adults in America. It is sometimes referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes. This condition affects the way that the body uses sugar. It occurs when the body either does not produce enough insulin, or the body is resistant to insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar.
There’s no doubt that you’ve heard the hype about antioxidants in recent years. But, what exactly are they? Well, antioxidants are molecules that prevent the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a process that occurs in our body all the time, but it produces free radicals which can play a role in damaging cells.
Trying to eat a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly are the two best ways to ensure that your body is functionally optimally, inside and out. Unfortunately, most Americans during some point in their life will find themselves deficient in certain nutrients, which their diet just doesn’t provide.
I know, I know… all diets are “the worst,” if only because they prevent you from eating the things that you really, really love. Also, they usually don’t work. Whether they’re too limiting to realistically keep up, too much work to maintain or just too darn bland to enjoy, there’s a reason most nutritionists consider “diet” a dirty word.
If you’re trying to eat healthy, it can be overwhelming every time you step into the grocery store. Which foods are really the most beneficial for you? We’ve compiled this list of 40 foods that are chock-full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other compounds that will help you on your health journey.