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March 15, 2012
     
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10 Diabetes Super Foods to Add to Your Grocery Cart

Fruits, vegetables, beans, fish are probably already on your shopping list, but did you know a sprinkling of cinnamon can also help lower your blood sugar? Components in cinnamon help the body use insulin more efficiently, so more glucose can enter cells. A recent study found that in people with diabetes, just 1/2 teaspoon a day can significantly lower blood sugar levels.
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15 Healthy Low Calorie Smack Strategies
15 Healthy Low-Calorie Snack Strategies

Tip #13: Eat an apple—with the skin. You'll get about 3 grams of fiber, but the skin packs a double whammy: It's carrying healthy soluble fiber that helps to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease, and antioxidants that fight free radicals and lower the risk of diabetes complications.

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Super Food Of The Week
Easy Spring Recipe: Fish Tacos
Fast dinner idea: Delicious fish tacos with mango salsa. Bursting with beta-carotene, vitamin C and fiber, this easy-to-prepare recipe is a good source of protein, and a great substitute for higher-fat meat tacos. Also, fatty fish is the best source of omega-3 fatty acids, those remarkable good-for-you fats that help keep the arteries clear. People with diabetes often have high triglycerides and low levels of HDL, the 'good' cholesterol. Omega-3 fatty acids can improve both numbers.
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