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Diabetic Food Guide Pyramid

Food Guide Pyramid For Diabetics
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Keep the following food breakdown in mind when choosing what your daily menu should include:

Fats, Oils, Sweets, Alcohol:
Use Sparingly

Milk, Yogurt, Cheese:
2-3 servings

Meat, Poultry, Fish, Eggs, Nuts:
2-3 servings

Vegetables:
3-5 servings

Fruits:
2-4 servings

Grains, Beans, Starchy Vegetables,
Rice & Pasta:

6+ servings

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Learn How to Make Smart Protein Choices When Meal Planning for Diabetes

Learn How to Make Smart Protein Choices When Meal Planning for Diabetes
Learn how to make smart choices with protein foods, how to vary your protein choices, what to look for on the food label and more.

Sweet Potatoes: A Super Food for Diabetics?

Sweet Potatoes: A Super Food for Diabetics?
While we all know the importance of including vegetables in meals, we can get pretty bored with the same lineup of veggies. If that's the case with you, consider preparing sweet potatoes!

Preschool Kids Know What They Like: Salt, Sugar and Fat
A child's taste preferences begin at home and most often involve salt, sugar and fat. And, researchers say, young kids learn quickly what brands deliver the goods.

Eggs Can Be Eggsellent
Puns may be the lowest form of humor, but eggs can be an excellent source of important nutrients and health-protective substances. Includes recipe for Tomato Egg Nests with Spinach Bruschetta.

Glycemic Index: How Helpful in Promoting Long-Term Health?
Foods with a low GI are digested and absorbed more slowly, causing a more gradual rise in blood sugar and preventing rapid spikes in insulin levels.

Children May Have Cholesterol Problems, Too
High cholesterol levels are not just found in adults. Children may have high cholesterol, too, even without being overweight. Over years, cholesterol overload has similar hazards as in adults - clogged arteries and injury to the heart.

Pizza: Your Choices Make the Difference
Americans love pizza -- but can you guess how many calories are in each slice? Is it 150, 320, or maybe even 530? Depending on the type of pizza and size of the slice, all of these answers are right.

Zero Trans Fat: Does It Mean Itís Healthy?
When you see a food labeled zero trans fat, can you automatically assume it's a better choice? Not so fast...

Coenzyme Q10: Should You Take This Supplement?
You may have heard claims that the supplement coenzyme Q10 can lower blood pressure, boost the immune system and improve certain heart diseases. There are also claims it can help fight cancer, Parkinson's disease, wrinkles, diabetes, gum diseases and many other problems.

Sodium: Questions Remain
After many years of study, researchers now say that sodium may influence the blood pressure and heart health of some people more than others. Meanwhile, research has raised questions about how sodium consumption may affect two other serious health concerns: stomach cancer and osteoporosis.

Two Calorie-Cutting Strategies Pass the Test
When people manage to cut calories substantially at one meal, often they offset that reduction by overeating later that day or the next day. But now, new research at Pennsylvania State University has identified two strategies you can use to significantly lower your calorie intake for two days without feeling hungry.

Making Sense of Nutrition Research
Publicity about the recently released results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) on lowfat diets is a good example of the confusion the media causes when headlines seem to contradict earlier research results and common sense.

Do Diet Meals Help?
The frozen food section of the grocery store contains foods ranging from pizza and snack foods to traditional meat-loaf-and-mashed-potato dinners to meals targeted at people with health concerns including weight loss, heart health and vegetarian eating.

Why Olive Oil is Part of Mediterranean Health
It's no surprise that the Mediterranean diet is linked to good health. Small reliance on meat and scant use of butter limit the saturated fat that raises blood cholesterol and promotes development of other health conditions.

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