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Recipe of the Week: Creamy Cheesy Macaroni

From Everyday Health Love mac n’ cheese, but hate how heavy it leaves you feeling? Here’s a recipe that lets you enjoy this creamy comfort food for a lot less calories and fat. Creamy Cheesy Macaroni — a super easy recipe from the New Mayo Clinic Diet Online – uses a decadent yet light combo of fat-free… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

From Everyday Health Ingredients 2 cup(s) oats, rolled, not quick-cooking 1/2 cup(s) flour, whole-wheat pastry* 1/2 cup(s) flour, all-purpose 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup(s) tahini (sesame seed paste)** 4 tablespoon butter, unsalted cold, cut into pieces 2/3 cup(s) sugar, granulated 2/3 cup(s) sugar, brown, light packed 1 large egg(s) 1… Read more »

Foods That Fight Prediabetes and Diabetes

Source from the SouthBeachDiet.com There are many ways to help prevent the onset of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes — and making healthy lifestyle changes, including losing weight and getting regular exercise, is a great place to start. In fact, weight loss and other healthy habits have been found to be more effective than medications for… Read more »

Open Your Eyes to the Risks of Diabetes

Source from Blue Health Solutions Newsletter, from Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania Insurance Yearly eye exams can prevent or delay one of the most devastating complications of diabetes: blindness. But all too often, people with diabetes put off visiting their eye doctor. As a result, they never see vision problems coming. The good news? Proper eye… Read more »

What To Eat If You Have Diabetes

A healthy diabetes diet may not be as restrictive as you think. Here’s what you need to know about choosing the best foods at home and when eating out. Source from Everyday Health, Written By Beth W. Orenstein, Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Your doctor tells you that you have type 2 diabetes and a million… Read more »

Cooking Healthy with Fruits and Vegetables

Source from Everyday Health, Written by Julie Davis, Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Almost all of us can benefit from including more fruits and vegetables in our diet. In fact, the American Cancer Society recommends that most adults eat at least two and a half cups of vegetables and fruit per day to help lower cancer risk…. Read more »

Yogurt Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

People who consume a significant amount of yogurt had a lower risk of hypertension than those who didn’t eat yogurt. Source from Everyday Health, written by Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today, Medically Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD and Dorothy Caputo MA Yogurt may help prevent hypertension as part of a healthy diet, an observational… Read more »

Type 2 Diabetes May Shrink the Brain, Study Suggests

Source from Alzheimer’s and Dementia E-News, By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter Surprisingly, this shrinkage doesn’t appear to be linked to the damaging effect of diabetes on tiny blood vessels in the brain, but instead by how the brain handles excess sugar, the researchers noted. “We have known for a long time that diabetes is not good for the… Read more »

Home Health Patients Are 3x Less Likely to be Admitted to Hospital with Meditation

Source from Medical News Today Low-risk Medicare patients entering home health care who received medication therapy management by phone were three times less likely to be hospitalized within the next two months, while those at greater risk saw no benefit, according to a study led by Purdue University. The study helped determine which patients benefit most from… Read more »

Eat Red for Heart Health

Source from AARP, Holly St. Lifer, AARP The Magazine “It’s time to amend that “apple a day” aphorism: Tomatoes and cranberries keep the doctor away, too. New research shows that incorporating these three red, round fruits into your daily diet can reduce your risk of heart disease by as much as 40 percent. Indeed, diet can… Read more »