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, […]

Oatmeal: It doesn’t have to be boring!

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Oatmeal (NuVal 93) has a variety of health benefits.  It is high in fiber, protein, and an assortment of vitamins and minerals, including iron.  It also happens to be low in cholesterol and saturated fat.  The fiber alone has been linked to several wonderful health outcomes including satiety, potentially leading to weight loss, a decreased risk of heart disease, and helping to regulate blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, not all oatmeal is weighted the same in terms of health benefits.  When going to the grocery store, avoid instant oatmeal (especially in packets), as it tends to be loaded with added sugar […]

Skin Care Tips for Men

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I know what you’re thinking. Beauty tips for MEN? That can’t be right! But it’s true. Men have every reason to care about their skin as women do. Proper nutrition is vital for better looking skin and also reduces your risk of several chronic diseases. Lucky for you, you’re killing two birds with one stone! So for you men who are interested in healthy skin but are too proud to admit it, you can eat a proper diet using a quest for a reduction in chronic disease as your excuse! Before I tell you what to eat for that healthy […]

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 […]

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 […]