Are you eating yourself to death?

My immediate answer is YES, you are eating yourself to death!

I can just hear you all shout “Hold on a second there Jon! I eat very healthy foods, and I only drink healthy fruit juices. I don’t eat sweets, I only buy low fat and low carb products. I eat healthy, and don’t need to read the rest of this article!” HOLD ON there a moment!

You are not eating as healthy as you think! Let me tell you why. Continue reading “Are you eating yourself to death?”

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4 Low Carb Tips For People With Type 2 Diabetes

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Over 29 million (9.3%) of Americans have diabetes, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those with diabetes, one in four doesn’t know he or she has it. According to the National Diabetes Statistic Report, 1.7 million people 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes just in 2012.

The most common form of diabetes is Type 2 Diabetes
, which causes the body not to produce insulin properly. Many diets have been proposed to help cope with the disease, but studies published by the National Institute Of Health and on Diabetesjourals.org have shown that diets low in carbohydrates have proven to be more effective at weight loss among people with Type 2 Diabetes, as well as effective at maintaining blood sugar levels.

The reason for this is pretty simple. Your body converts carbohydrates into glucose, which raises your blood sugar. Refined carbohydrates, like white bread or white flour, is processes basically in your body as refined sugar, and converts faster into glucose than unrefined carbs, like whole grains and fruit, which slow the conversion process down. Continue reading “4 Low Carb Tips For People With Type 2 Diabetes”

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8 High Fat Foods To Limit In Your Diet

portionThere is so much conflicting information available online that tells us certain foods should be avoided, we should eat more of some foods and so on. How do we know which websites and news stories to believe?
It can become confusing when we are told ‘fat is bad’ and then experts tell that certain fats are actually good for us. Continue reading “8 High Fat Foods To Limit In Your Diet”

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