All About Diabetes!

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Welcome to National Diabetes Month here on A Better Bag of Groceries!  This week I will be discussing the definition, symptoms, risk factors and prevention of diabetes.  From then on we will be providing ideas on low sugar meal options.  On November 9th Amanda will discuss low sugar breakfast options, November 16th Stephanie will discuss low sugar lunch options, November 23rd I will discuss low sugar dinner options and November 30th Amanda will discuss low sugar dessert options. The term diabetes mellitus applies to several diseases that impact how glucose is used by the body.  These diseases are type I, […]

Enough about the ladies! Here’s to the fellas!

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Now that we’ve spent an entire month talking about women, it’s only fair to now take a whole month to focus on the men in our lives! So this month is all yours fellas! Sit back, relax, and get hit by some knowledge. This week I will focus on type 2 diabetes prevention, June 8th will be cardiovascular health and lung cancer risk, June 15th is all about being a healthy dad (Happy Father’s Day!), June 22nd focuses on prostate cancer awareness and finally on June 29th, skin care tips for men! Yes gentleman, you need to moisturize too. Type 2 […]

Skin Care Tips for Women

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Whether you’re running around chasing kids, spending long days at the office, or pulling all nighters in high school or college, life has us all on the move. That definitely takes a toll on the body, but also the skin! You might reach for products at your favorite drugstore or makeup counter, but do you know why some of these products work? “Many creams contain antioxidants, which help prevent free radicals from damaging cells.” (Webmd). Well, lucky for you, you can also find these in some of your favorite foods!  What are some of the keys to excellent skin? Hydration, […]

How can you lower your Breast Cancer risk??

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Breast cancer is devastating and unfortunately everyone is at risk.  Women in the United States have a 1 in 8 risk while men have a 1 in 1,000 risk.  Older women, African American women, as well as those with a family history of breast cancer are especially at risk.  There is no magical food or exercise that can be used as prevention, but you can reduce your risk though diet and a healthy body weight. Research shows that being overweight may increase your risk of breast cancer.  To figure out whether or not you’re at the appropriate weight for your […]