Healthy Fats Key To Diabetic Nutrition

Different foods contain several different kinds of fats.  The potential harmful dietary fats are called saturated and Trans fats.  These fats come mostly from animal sources.  They can negatively affect total blood cholesterol levels, HDL and LDL cholesterol levels which can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.  These fats are solid at room temperature.  Examples include: beef and pork fat, shortening, stick butter and margarine and baked goods.  You want to include healthy fats in your diet which are known as monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and omega-3 fatty acids.

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Chia Seeds

Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family grown in southern Mexico. Historically, this seed was a main diet component of the Mayan and Aztec cultures. “Chia” means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster which was most likely due to the nutritious ingredients found in the seeds.

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Watercress Healthy for Diabetes

Watercress is a cruciferous vegetable that belongs to the mustard family. It has small leaves and the stems have a peppery flavor. Watercress is the most ancient of green vegetables known to man and its use can be traced back to the Persians, Greeks and Romans. The delicious, peppery flavor of watercress is great when you have to spice up soups like minestrone or vegetable soups, casseroles, dips, entrees and salads. It also makes a great addition to most sandwich fillings. This bright green, leafy vegetable can also be consumed in a juice form or used as a garnish. It is recognized as a super-vegetable due to its rich content of vitamins and minerals.

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Health Fruits & Folic Acid

Folic acid is a B vitamin. It helps the body make healthy new cells, meaning it is important for cell growth and metabolism. “Folic acid” and “folate” mean the same thing. They have the same effects. Folic acid is a man-made form of folate and is in supplements and added to foods. Folate is found naturally in certain foods. Studies show that many people in the U.S. don’t get enough folic acid in their diets.

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Sardines Provide Healthy Nutrients For Diabetes

The history of sardines go way back in time, but it was the emperor Napoleon Bonaparte who helped to popularize these little fish by initiating the canning of sardines, the first fish ever to be canned, in order to feed the citizens of the land over which he presided. Sardines are named after Sardinia, the Italian island where large schools of these fish were once found.

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Healthy Hair

Do you crave beautiful, strong hair? Hair and skin are great markers of overall health. Vibrant hair depends on a balanced diet. Healthy hair depends on the body’s ability to construct a proper hair shaft, as well as the health of the skin and follicles. Eating healthy daily and good nutrition assures the best environment for building strong, lustrous hair.

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Glucose Meter Control Solutions

In order to get the most accurate readings from your monitor, you should make sure that you use control solution. Its purpose is to make sure that your meter is working properly and calibrated correctly. By not using control solution you run the risk of getting blood sugar readings that are not right. If you give yourself insulin based on a test result that is not precise, you could very well end up higher or lower than your target range. By using control solution frequently you greatly decrease the potential for unnecessary blood sugar fluctuations.

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Fiber & Diabetes Health

High-fiber foods have been shown time and time again to play a positive role in health.  Fiber can increase satiety, reduce heart disease and type 2 diabetes risk, and enhance digestive health. But despite these benefits, most people do not eat the suggested daily fiber intake of 25 to 38 g for adolescents and adults.  Most individuals are averaging only 15 g of fiber per day.  It is time to cut back on those fatty foods.  But before you start eating all that fiber, keep a few things in mind: when you increase fiber, you should increase your water intake along with it. Add fiber gradually to give your gastrointestinal tract time to adapt. If you have gastrointestinal diseases, including constipation, check with your doctor first.  Here are some recommendations to increase the amount of fiber in your diet today.

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Blood Glucose Testing

If you have diabetes, you know the importance of taking accurate readings of your blood glucose level. Keeping a log of your results will help your doctor judge how well you’re responding to treatment; and how your medication, diet, exercise and other factors such as illness or stress affect your blood sugar levels. It also important to know at any point in time whether your blood glucose levels are dangerously high or low.

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Baby & Father

According to American Diabetes Association figures, more than 215,000 people under the age of 20 are coping with a diabetes diagnosis. If your child recently became one of them, you probably have lots of questions about diabetic supplies. We here at Advanced Diabetes Supply understand that need for knowledge. That’s why we’d like to take a few moments to talk about diabetes lancets.

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