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, […]

Can Parfaits really be healthy?

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We all pretty much know and love parfaits for breakfast (or anytime really!). They are creamy and fruity and crunchy… all the things we love in a tasty treat. And probably most importantly, they are portable! Most people associate this treat with being a healthy one, but did you know how much sugar can be hidden in it?  In the yogurt itself, the granola, the fruit mixtures, cream toppings, etc. So can it really be a healthy breakfast option for you? The answer of course is yes…. If you make it yourself! When you make it at home you can […]

Canned Fruit: How to get the most nutritious bang for your buck!

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Ww all know fruit is good for us. They are packed with essential vitamins and minerals like vitamins A and C, potassium, folate and magnesium. As well as antioxidants like beta carotene, resveratrol and lycopene. And dont forget the awesome that is fiber! All of these nutrients together promote total body health! As each color provides a different array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, it’s important to eat as many different colors as possible to get the best benefits. Heres a great chart to help show which fruits contain which nutrients: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/key-nutrients-in-fruits-and-vegetables While fruit is essential to maintain our overall health, not all […]