Sara McKittrick

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The Health Benefits of Sweet vs. Regular Potatoes

<i>Why do sweet potatoes get "superfood" status while regular potatoes are vilified? Here's why both tubers deserve a place on your plate.</i><p>It's time to set the record straight on spuds.<p>In recent years, and in certain "healthy eating" circles, the sweet potato has been crowned a "superfood" while the …

Nutrition

8 Reasons Avocado Is a Perfect Weight-Loss Food

Avocado was all like, "Look at me, I'm the good fat!" and Butter was like, "Show-off!" Trendy, popular and a bit of an overachiever in the health department, avocado is like the homecoming queen of the fats parade. It's actually a single-seeded berry native to Mexico, but at 322 calories and 29 …

Understanding Glucose, Fructose, and Sucrose

Considered the allies and enemies of many diabetics, glucose, fructose and sucrose are important carbohydrates. Although your tongue can't quite tell …

A 'tattoo' may end fingerpricks for diabetics

Researchers have developed an ultra-thin sensor that sits on the skin like a "rub-on tattoo" and can help patients monitor blood sugar levels without …

The Mediterranean Diet Manifesto

The new year is upon us and once again people are looking to improve their life, their body, and everything in between. One of the first things people focus on is their weight and diet. There are numerous diets out there to choose. Some good, some not so good. Some are man-made and some have been …

Nutrition

31 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less

We know the facts: Preparing meals at home is good for your health and your wallet. But let’s face it, with minimal free time and other priorities …

Healthy Eating

7 Mobile Apps to Help Manage Diabetes

Nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, a metabolic disease in which the body can't effectively produce or use glucose for …

The Ideal Amount of Fruits and Veggies to Eat Daily

The "strive for five" slogan needs to be officially retired.<p>That old saying about eating an apple a day? According to new research, it may not be enough to keep the doctor away. People who consume at least seven servings of fruits and vegetables each day slash their death risk from any cause—at any …

The Next BMI? The Number You Need to Know for Better Health

For more than 40 years, scientists have searched for a simple formula for determining who's healthy and who's not. First there was body mass index …

FDA to Change "Nutrition Facts"

For the first time in more than 20 years, the FDA has proposed changes to the iconic "Nutrition Facts" chart printed on nearly every food product sold in the United States. The label hasn't been modified since its 1993 introduction, but in a statement released Tuesday the agency claims that …

10 Ways To Use Protein-Packed Greek Yogurt | Triathlete

<i>Packed with protein, Greek yogurt is as versatile as it is good for you. Although it’s most popular for breakfast and snacking, there are other</i> …

Successful Meal Planning | Small Appliance Reviews - Consumer Reports News

Whether you're whipping up a weeknight meal or throwing a multicourse dinner party, good planning is key. It's also what trips people up the most. In …

Cases of diabetes increase to more than 3.2m

<b>The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has increased to more than 3.2m, NHS data reveals.</b><p>Last year, there were 163,000 new diagnoses - the biggest annual increase since 2008, GP figures show.<p>This means 6% of UK adults are registered as diabetic. An estimated 850,000 more have …

Diabetes

Merck joins race to copy Sanofi's diabetes drug Lantus

(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co has joined the race to make a cut-price copy of Sanofi’s top-selling insulin treatment Lantus, increasing the long-term threat to the French company’s $7 billion-a-year product.<p>Merck, which is working with Samsung Bioepis on the project, said on Monday its …

Exercise can cut risk of diabetes by nearly half

Women who do 3½ hours a week reduce their chance of developing Type 2 diabetes by 30-40 per cent.<p>Even those who exercise only an hour a week cut the …

Diabetes

Are You Craving Fast Food?

By The Lifescript Editorial Staff<br>Here are some tips to help you out:• <b><br>Watch the serving size.</b> If your particular favorite is more than your meal plan …

Fast Food

8 reasons you’re still hungry—even after you just ate

Do you sometimes feel ravenous, even though you just polished off a tasty lunch, a full dinner, or a midnight snack? Some food ingredients can trick our bodies into not recognizing when we’re full, causing “rebound hunger” that can add inches to our waistlines. But these simple tweaks can help …

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Chicken Potpie Recipe

By: Dawn Fekete<p>Delicious and easy to make. A definate recipe to add to weekly menu.<p>By: EatingWell User<p>Flexible & forgiving recipe for keeps! I made a …

The Other Diabetes: LADA, or Type 1.5

<b>Diabetes Types</b><p>Key characteristics of type 1, LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults), and type 2.<p><b>Type 1</b><p><b>LADA</b><p><b>Type 2</b><p><b>Typical age of onset</b><p>Youth or …

To Make Healthier Choices, Color-Code Your Food (Green Means Go!)

Could a little red circle really make me bypass short ribs and mashed potatoes for some cod and rice instead? You've got to be kidding.<p>Well, a team of doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital sure think so — at least sometimes — and they have a study that backs them up.<p>It's research that hits …

Top Diets Of 2014 (Hint: It's Probably Not What You Think)

<i>U.S. News</i> has ranked 32 diets, and which one comes out on top?<p>The DASH diet. It's an acronym for a dreadfully dull name, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet. Haven't heard of it?<p>True, it doesn't get much buzz.<p>But it's been around for a long time, and there's solid evidence that it …

Avocado Smoothie

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 small avocado<p>1 cup coconut water, preferably cold-pressed and raw<p>1 teaspoon agave syrup (optional)<p>1 teaspoon fresh lime juice, plus more to taste<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine avocado, coconut water, agave, if using, and 1 tsp. lime juice in a blender and puree until …

The Paleo Diet Craze: What’s Right and Wrong About Eating Like a Caveman

Call it Paleo Chic. The eating habits of cavemen have never been more popular. But should we be taking menu cues from our ancient ancestors?<p>The …

Mediterranean Diet Protects Against Diabetes, Regardless of Weight Loss

Even if it doesn’t lead to weight loss, a Mediterranean diet could help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to a subanalysis of last year’s influential PREDIMED study. In the main trial, reported in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i>, nearly 7500 people at high risk for cardiovascular …