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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Orange County Special Salad

Orange County Special Salad Serves 4 (8 cups) 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or lemon juice 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley 1/4 teaspoon salt or salt substitute 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 6 cups lettuce, preferably mixed baby greens 2 oranges

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The Power of Vinegar

…sweetener) reduced glucose and insulin response and helped to better control blood sugar when taken just before a high-carbohydrate meal (bagel and orange juice). In fact, vinegar worked just as well as diabetes drugs, cutting the usual blood sugar surge in people with diabetes and those with insulin…

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Are Beverages Busting Your Diet?

…-Sodium V8 Juice (8 oz.) — 50 calories * Gatorade (8 oz.) — 50 calories * Light Beer (12 oz.) — 95 calories * Wine (5 oz.) — 102 calories * Orange Juice (8 oz.) — 107 calories * Milk, 2 % (8 oz.) — 113 calories * Grape Juice (8 oz.) — 138 calories * Beer (12 oz.) — 139 calories * Non-Diet…

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Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

…plain water, coffee, and tea can get boring. So here are some options for staying hydrated. * To spruce up your water, try adding lemon, lime, or orange slices. You can also experiment with berries and sprigs of fresh mint, rosemary, or basil. Sparkling water is another alternative. * To kick your coffee…

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Do You Really Need That Antibiotic? Probably Not

…Calcium may interfere with the absorption of antibiotics. After taking antibiotics, wait at least two hours before drinking milk or calcium-fortified orange juice or using calcium supplements. You can also bolster your immune system—before, during, or after the onset of colds, flu, or other infections—by…

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How to Get the Most Out of the Summer Sun

…scatter light. * Eat more carotenoid-rich foods. Carotenoids accumulate in the skin and act as “internal sunscreens.” In fact, beta-carotene (from orange or yellow produce and in supplements) has been used for years to reduce sunburn in photosensitive patients, and more recent studies reveal that lycopene…

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5 Ways to Avoid the Health Hazards of Summer

…let it dry. Take a small tube with you to your outdoor events, just in case you need it. Tip #4: Wear yellow-tinted sunglasses. Yellow, amber, or orange sunglasses best protect your eyes from the summer sun. These colors do a better job of filtering out UV and blue wavelengths of light that can be harmful…

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Are You Grilling Up More Than You Bargained For?

…a barrier against heat that dramatically reduces the formation of HCAs. Make sure your marinade recipe includes an acidic component (lemon juice, orange juice, vinegar), combined with your favorite herbs and flavorings (onions, garlic, soy sauce). Although traditional marinades include oil, it’s not…

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Vinegar and Diabetes Treatment

…water and a non-caloric sweetener) reduced glucose and insulin response when taken just before a high-carbohydrate meal consisting of a bagel and orange juice. They discovered that taking vinegar for diabetes worked just as well as oral diabetes drugs, cutting the usual blood sugar surge in diabetics…

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Beyond Glucosamine: Other Supplements for Joint Health

…decrease morning stiffness and post-exercise pain. Meriva to Reduce Pain and Inflammation Curcumin (Curcuma longa), an extract from turmeric, the yellow-orange spice found in curry, happens to be one of the best natural inflammation-fighters available, which is why it is among my top-recommended supplements…

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Smart Summertime Grilling Tips

…barrier against heat that dramatically reduces the formation of HCAs. Make sure your marinade recipe includes an acidic component (i.e., lemon juice, orange juice, vinegar), combined with your favorite herbs and flavorings (i.e., rosemary, onions, garlic). In fact, rosemary alone makes a big difference…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Mandarin Salad

oranges in water, chilled, drained, and patted dry ¼ cup almonds, sliced and blanched Prepare dressing by stirring together oils, lemon juice, xylitol, and soy sauce. Tear spinach and lettuce into bite-sized pieces and mix in a large bowl with celery and green onions. Just before serving, add oranges

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Reap the Benefits of Summer Fruits and Vegetables

…Agriculture, the top 10 ORAC fruits, in descending order, are: * Prunes * Raisins * Blueberries * Blackberries * Strawberries * Raspberries * Plums * Oranges * Red grapes * Cherries The top 10 ORAC vegetables are: * Garlic * Kale * Spinach * Brussels sprouts * Alfalfa sprouts * Broccoli florets * Beets *…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…varicose veins, and bleeding gums, and inhibits oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Vitamin C is found in broccoli, peppers, cantaloupe, strawberries, oranges, kiwis, pink grapefruit, and raw vegetables and fruits. You should not worry about taking too much vitamin C—excesses will be excreted in the urine…

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Be Aware of Grapefruit-Drug Interactions

…of your medications, so discuss this with your doctor. * Read labels carefully—mixed juices may contain grapefruit. * Avoid tangelos and Seville oranges, which have effects similar to grapefruit. Now it’s your turn: Have you ever been advised by your doctor or pharmacist to avoid grapefruit? You May…

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Spring Cleaning for Your Body

…antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables, and several servings weekly of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, as well as oranges and tangerines. * Take a high-potency multivitamin and mineral supplement. Make sure it contains at least 2,500 mg of vitamin C, which helps your body…

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