Breakfast Ideas for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Sugary cereals, bagels covered in cream cheese, and high-fat bacon breakfasts are the subjects of many food fantasies. However, they are all poor choices for people with diabetes.Diabetes management requires attention to sugar and carbohydrates. To optimize heart health, people with diabetes should also steer clear of high-fat foods that have little nutritional value. This … Continue reading Breakfast Ideas for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Antioxidants: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Antioxidants are natural molecules found in certain foods that help neutralize free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals are byproducts of metabolism and our environment. Internal factors such as inflammation and external factors such as pollution, UV exposure, and cigarette smoke can increase free radical production. Free radicals can damage cells all over the body … Continue reading Antioxidants: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Acai Berries: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Acai (ah-sigh-EE) berries are a grape-like fruit native to the rainforests of South America. They are harvested from acai palm trees. The fruits are about 1-2 cm in diameter and a deep purple color. The seed constitutes about 80% of the fruit. The taste of acai berries has been described as a blend of chocolate … Continue reading Acai Berries: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Papaya: Health Benefits

The papaya, a previously exotic and rare fruit, is now readily available at most times of the year. Papayas grow in tropical climates and are also known as papaws or pawpaws. Their sweet taste, vibrant color and a wide variety of health benefits are just a few reasons to add them to your diet. The … Continue reading Papaya: Health Benefits

Blueberries: Health Benefits, Facts, Research

Fresh blueberries are one of the most popular summer treats of all time. They are sweet, succulent, full of nutrients, and can be eaten freshly picked as well as incorporated into a variety of recipes. Blueberries contain a type of flavonoid known as anthocyanins, which are responsible for giving foods like blueberries, cranberries, red cabbage … Continue reading Blueberries: Health Benefits, Facts, Research

Morning Glorious!

Start your day with deliciously healthful herbal scones, muffins, and bread  What’s on the menu at the top of every day can make or break the morning’s activities for adults and children alike. We know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but science recently has stretched that tenet to prove those first … Continue reading Morning Glorious!

Raspberries: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Known as nature's candy, wild raspberries have been gathered for consumption by humans for thousands of years. With their rich color, sweet juicy taste, and antioxidant power, it is no wonder raspberries remain one of the world's most consumed berries. Raspberries can range in color from the popular red and black varieties to purple, yellow, or golden. Each color … Continue reading Raspberries: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Eating Breakfast Reduces Cravings, Overeating

A small study finds when late-teen girls eat breakfast, it raises levels of a chemical in the brain's reward center that may help them stop craving sweet foods and overeating during the rest of the day. "It used to be that nearly 100% of American adults, kids and teens were eating breakfast," Prof. Leidy says, … Continue reading Eating Breakfast Reduces Cravings, Overeating

Eat Breakfast to Improve Your Heart Health

A new study appears to confirm that when you eat is just as important for health as what and how much you eat. US researchers asked men to complete questionnaires about what they ate and when they ate it, then tracked their health for 16 years. Those who said they skipped breakfast were found to … Continue reading Eat Breakfast to Improve Your Heart Health

Regular Meal Patterns May Protect Against Heart Disease

Regular eating patterns and planning the timing and frequency of meals are behaviors that may lead to a healthier lifestyle and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Regularly eating breakfast and consuming most calories earlier in the day … Continue reading Regular Meal Patterns May Protect Against Heart Disease