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Living with Diabetes? Enjoy Dark Chocolate

…insulin and glucose responses to the glucose tolerance test. High-quality dark chocolate is sold in health food, specialty, and grocery stores. Look for bars that contain 70 percent cocoa or more. Don’t be put off by the fat content, and expect it to have some sugar. Unsweetened dark chocolate is extremely…

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Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

…disease. The participants completed a survey on diet and lifestyle indicators, and what researchers found was that women who ate an average of two candy bars per week had a 20 percent reduced chance of having a stroke. The reason is because of cocoa, the primary ingredient in chocolate, contains flavonoids…

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5 Spring Health Tips

…healthy golfers and evaluated their heart rates, stress levels, and the quality of their ball flights. They then gave the golfers bars containing 200 mg of PS or placebo bars to take daily for 42 days. When they were retested, the scientists found that stress rates dropped and the number of good ball flights…

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4 Tips for Healthier Summer Travel

…vitamin B1 to your summertime plans. * Raise the Bar on Your Snacks. Long car and plane rides, hikes, and the like often warrant a bit of refueling between meals. Don’t turn to chips, candy, and other unhealthy snacks. Instead pack healthy snack bars made with whey or soy protein, fresh fruit, vegetables…

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Prevent Heart Disease With This Tasty Treat

…with the reduced risk of diabetes, nerve injury, and UV radiation damage. What’s the best way to eat chocolate? Look for high-quality chocolate bars that contain 70 percent cocoa or more. Unsweetened dark chocolate is extremely bitter, and even sweetened it can be an acquired taste. Because of its…

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Healthy Dessert Recipes

…to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool in the pan on a rack for 30 minutes. Cut into 9 bars. Per serving: 184 calories, 4 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 16 g fat, 3 g fiber. Blueberry Crumble Makes 8 servings Ingredients * 4 cups fresh or frozen…

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How to End the Obesity Epidemic, No Willpower Required

…biggest culprits is our collective urge to snack. Snack-food manufacturers make up a multi-billion industry—all focused on bringing you chips, snack bars and cookies that are draining your wallet, expanding your waistline and contributing to the diabetes epidemic. Now, I could tell you to resist all those…

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

…you lose weight, and improves cognitive function, mood, blood pressure, and insulin sensitivity. The biggest health benefits are found in chocolate bars that are 70% cocoa—so go ahead and enjoy it, in moderation. 2. Nuts are one of the best snack foods around, and almonds top the list when it comes…

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FRIDAY FUN: Independence Day Scavenger

…more enjoyable. I could list these tips and recommendations out for you, but I thought it would be more fun to make a game of it. Using the search bar at the top right of this page, you can hunt through my past blog posts—or you can read back in chronological order. On every post that would help to…

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The Weight Loss Secret the Diet Industry Won't Tell You About

…unhealthy, high-calorie foods beats down our inhibitory control, so it’s literally not your fault that you’re craving fries, a donut, or a candy bar. But what researchers also found is that regular exercise enhances inhibitory control—reprogramming your brain to eat healthier. But the benefits of…

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