In the past, having diabetes meant following a strict, “one size fits all” diet, and giving up many of your favorite foods. As a Certified Diabetes Educator, Joyce personalizes diabetes management to fit into your lifestyle. We hope you find the information on this website helpful in your day to day life.
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People who are active get fewer colds, and if they do get one, it doesn't last as long, according to a recent study of people ages 18 to 85, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
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Researchers tested 11 brands of Red Yeast Rice supplements and found that some samples contained amounts of cholesterol-lowering compounds that were significantly higher than other samples; that would be like getting a prescription from a doctor for a 20 mg. dose, and finding that the pills in your bottle contained a much higher dose.
Some brands were found to be contaminated with citrin, a potential toxin, according to a report released last month by consumerlab.com (an independent group that evaluates health and nutrition supplements).
How many nuts are in a 1 ounce serving? I don't know about you, but it drives me crazy when I read the label on a package of nuts to see how many calories I'm about to consume, and it lists 160 for a 1 ounce serving. Well, unless you have a food scale handy, how do you know how many nuts are in an ounce? The answer is about a handful. Well, since hands vary in size, here's more accurate information:
Almonds: 20 - 24
Cashews: 16 - 18
Macadamia: 10 - 12
Pecans: 18 - 20 halves
Pistachios: 45 - 47
Walnuts: 8 - 11 halves