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  • How to satisfy your sugar cravings without inflammation or the sugar crush
  • If one of your new year's resolutions is to eliminate sugar from your diet (or at least lay off it a little) as a result of a holiday season filled with non-stop sweet treats, you're probably wondering how you'll deal with sugar cravings when they hit hard. Thankfully, there are lots of decadent yet healthy recipes that are free of added sugar that will help you bust your sweet tooth minus infl... ››› more
  • [06 January 2017]
  • An expert explains why all diabetics need to see specialists from time to time
  • If you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you already know how important it is that you go for regular doctor visits and tests. But according to Dr Gregory Moneta, the chief of vascular surgery at Oregon Health and Science University's Cardiovascular Institute, seeing specialists from time to time is just as important. Here's why... People with diabetes are at risk for vascular complicatio... ››› more
  • [28 November 2016]
  • It's time to finally get your sugar intake under control! Here's how you can do it
  • By now, almost everyone is familiar with the ways in which sugar can wreak havoc on your health - from obesity to diabetes to liver damage... So why is it that so many South Africans are still eating an average of 153 g (that equals six chocolate bars!) of the dangerously sweet stuff a day? It's time to start cutting back on sugar to take back your health. If you find that cutting back is e... ››› more
  • [20 September 2016]
  • This is the best superfood for your diabetes diet!
  • Everyone's talking about coconut, kale, acai berries, spirulina and pitaya right now - but there's an old-timer in the book of superfoods that I recently discovered is just as great as all these new ones. Say hello to grapefruit! Yup, grapefruit is totally a superfood. The slightly sour-tasting fruit is super-hydrating as well as filling, plus it's low in sugar which ranks it at the bottom end ... ››› more
  • [17 August 2016]
  • This powerful antioxidant can help you stabilise and lower your blood sugar levels
  • Are you diabetic? Well, then, it's time to expand your dietary vocabulary - starting at the beginning of the alphabet with “A” for anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are potent antioxidants that give foods like cherries and blueberries their rich, vibrant colouring. In 2014, a study published in The Journal of Nutrition found that foods rich in anthocyanins helped stabilise and lower blood sugar... ››› more
  • [11 July 2016]
  • Five all-natural, science-backed diabetes fighters
  • As Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, said: “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine thy food.” You may not think that there are nutrients that can help control and lower your blood sugar, but the good news is that there absolutely are! Below are five natural ways that diabetics or pre-diabetics can help control their blood sugar. Five natural solutions to fight diabetes #... ››› more
  • [08 July 2016]
  • Four simple strategies to keep your blood sugar steady
  • A blood sugar crash is an awful feeling that can interfere with work, productivity, and even your safety if it happens while you're driving! Since we live in a sea of quick carbohydrate and sugar “fixes,” we tend to grab what is quick and right in front of us. Most often that is bread, chips, chocolate, a soft drink, juice, or other quick acting sugary food. And hey, in a pinch, it really ... ››› more
  • [26 May 2016]
  • Six rules about sugar you should keep in mind every day
  • I feel like trying to understand sugar is near impossible. The more savvy I become when it comes to food labels, the more determined manufacturers become to making understanding food labels confusing, it seems. Especially when it comes to sugar. Sticking to an unprocessed, whole food diet is your best bet if you're looking to avoid sugar confusion. When you eat quinoa or broccoli, you don't hav... ››› more
  • [16 September 2015]


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