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Healthy Food Choices

High Blood Pressure and High Blood Sugar = Dangerous

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Having persistently high blood glucose levels raises your risk of Hypertension (high blood pressure) and therefore also increases your risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke. About 80% of people with Type 2 diabetes have high blood pressure (about 25% for type 1). If you have diabetes and high blood pressure together, you are at a greater risk of serious health problems. When high ...
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Food Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling

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Summer vacations are on the horizon so there’s no better time to make a healthy eating plan for traveling. Whether you’re tripping by road, air or sea, for work or for fun, there’s no reason to stumble over food issues. Making a food plan will help you stay on track with your health and fitness goals and make your trip more enjoyable. Finding healthy food options while traveling can be part of ...
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Diet Soda – Not on a Nutrient Rich Diet

Do you drink diet soda to replace sugar sweetened soda or juice drinks? Maybe you think the reduction in calories and carbs are worth the health risks associated with artificial sweeteners. There is always a lot of opinion and controversy around dietary issues, weighing the pros and cons of what we eat and drink. Nutritional science continues to try to identify the pluses and minuses to various...
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Help Children Avoid Type 2 Diabetes

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Where do children learn to eat? In the past we could say that children learn their dietary habits at home, but that's not entirely the picture today. Children are in school, after school programs and childcare for 6 to 8 hours a day on average, many of them having most of their meals and snacks away from home. Their choices may be in the control of other adults and institutions, and they are expos...
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How and Why You Should Design Your Own Diet

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How you eat and what you eat is influenced by many factors including your physical needs, taste preferences, personality, lifestyle and cultural influences. If you try to follow a diet that doesn’t suit you it’s like wearing clothes that don’t fit properly. You will be disappointed with the results. Tailoring a diet to fit your personal needs makes a lot more sense. Some of the first things to ...
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