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Diabetic Meal Plans: 3 Experts Share What Works Best

Crafting a good diabetic meal plan — and sticking to it — takes more than just switching out animal proteins for plants and eggs. A good diabetic meal plan consists of everything your body needs to function optimally and to prevent your blood sugar from spiking. Those needs are different for everyone, which is why the “best” meal plan is, too.

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Can Genetics Influence Which Fats Are ‘Healthy’ for You?

To talk about nutrition, we can’t always rely on simple umbrella terms such as “good” and “bad.” After all, what’s not ideal for one person might not be as concerning for someone else, and this holds true for different kinds of dietary fat we consume. If we want to keep it simple, we can divide…

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The 5 Best Ways to Reverse Holiday Weight Gain

Why do people gain weight during the holidays? Because they eat more. It’s a no-brainer. However, that doesn’t answer the more important underlying question: Why do people go into a flurry of overeating at the same time every year? The answer could be social pressure. End-of-year holidays are socially sanctioned occasions to relax and eat…

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Age Management: Is Insulin Sensitivity The Holy Grail?

Metabolic syndrome describes a variety of chronic health conditions, each of which can increase your risks of heart disease, diabetes, and death. The metabolic conditions most strongly related to age are often referred to as insulin resistance syndrome. In most of them, the body’s resistance to insulin leads to the excessive production of the hormone….

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10 Lessons to Teach Children About Healthy Eating

As the author of several studies showing how we develop dietary habits, Dr. Kelley Scanlon once found that infants who don’t eat fruits and vegetables still won’t eat them as much as six years later. By then, the preference to avoid the foods is ingrained in them. It’s much easier to teach children healthy eating…

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Carbs: Time Them Right for Amazing Results

Carbs aren’t exactly an essential macronutrient — your body can function fine without them. But when used correctly, carbs can play a role in helping you meet your fitness goals. For instance, carbs replenish the glycogen that your body needs to store and use energy. They also promote serotonin release in the brain, which is essential for recovering from…

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10 Foods to Pack on Muscle Mass

Packing on muscle mass is a simple — but not necessarily easy — process. Entire textbooks, websites, podcasts, and television shows are dedicated to the intricacies of enhancing body composition, but gaining muscle mass is ultimately about prioritizing and optimizing three important details: training hard, recovering properly, and making the right food choices. When it…

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How to Help a Leaky Gut Through Diet

Your intestines make up about 4,000 square feet of surface area, all of which helps contain and control what you absorb into your bloodstream. If any part of your intestinal lining is compromised, then so is its ability to prevent you from absorbing toxins and other substances. A breach in the lining is known as…

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The Negative and Positive Effects of Diet on ADHD

Attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or ADHD, is most commonly diagnosed in adolescence, but it can affect people of any age. Characterized by uncontrollable hyperactivity, an inability to pay attention, and highly impulsive behavior, ADHD can pose problems for those who have it. Children with the disorder can exhibit behavioral problems in school and social situations that…

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How to Run a Successful First Spartan Race

Obstacle racing is the one of the fastest-growing participant sports worldwide, and Spartan Race Inc. is the premier organizer of these races. These grueling races require runners to exhibit a well-rounded spectrum of athletic abilities, from stability, power, and strength to mobility, agility, and cardiovascular fitness. Spartan races are run in more than 50 countries…

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