The statistics say that 1 in 3 U.S. adults is currently at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. The problem is most adults don't know that.
For anyone worried about getting Type 2 diabetes, know that there are lifestyle changes you can make to prevent it.
Diabetes runs in my family. My grandfather, father and brother all had it. Those ...Read more
There's new research suggesting early introduction of common allergy foods to babies around 6 months of age can reduce the risk of developing food allergies. That advice is now part of the recently released 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It's especially important with peanuts and eggs.
The study was published in the Journal of ...Read more
If you've gotten the news that you have prediabetes, no doubt you panicked -- at least for a minute or two. According to the latest federal data from 2016, one-third of U.S. adults have prediabetes. With prediabetes, blood sugar levels are higher than normal but lower than the threshold for a diabetes diagnosis.
The good news is prediabetes can...Read more
Here's proof it's never too late to start making some healthy lifestyle changes. They can make a difference later in life.
New research finds that a diet of vegetables and other healthy foods, combined with a routine of regular physical activity, is key to middle-aged adults achieving optimal cardiovascular health later in life. The study was ...Read more
Most of us know we need to eat more seafood. The new U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend two servings per week. After all, it's heart healthy, low in calories and high in protein.
So, why don't we choose it more? Maybe we're intimidated by how to prepare it or just what seafood we should choose.
While eating a variety of seafood is always best, ...Read more
The news is in. We managed to gain 2 pounds a month during our shelter-in-place quarantine. That's according to a new study published in JAMA. Overall, that's where the extra 20 pounds registering on our scale comes from. Just blame COVID-19.
So, we're already getting older and exercising less, and now we need to buy a new size of pants. ...Read more
We hear a lot about the need for protein, but many of us may not realize the need for protein at every meal. We do a great job of getting protein at a dinner meal, but perhaps not such a good job at breakfast or with snacks.
How much do we need? A 120-pound adult would need between 45 and 70 grams of protein each day, but the key is to spread ...Read more
There's a lot of chatter about what healthy eating really means. How do you put healthy eating into your everyday meals and snacks?
If you're looking for a roadmap, turn to the new 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines (released in January). You can also look to organizations such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. And then there's your mom's ...Read more
No matter what age, we need strong bones. And building strong bones starts early in life. We continue to build bone until the age of 30, and then we strive to maintain that strong foundation. That's why calcium -- and other nutrients -- are so important to kids and teens.
Calcium is a key component to healthy bones, but it can't act alone. It ...Read more
If what you eat matters more than how much you exercise when it comes to weight loss, do you still need to exercise?
Absolutely. Even if the scale doesn't budge, you'll feel better, live longer and be happier.
A new study, published in the Journal of Nutrition reminds us that, for children and adults, the foods we choose daily determine our ...Read more
Ever wonder how many carbohydrates you should be eating? Or if a detox diet really works? Or how often to snack?
A Google search can give a variety of answers, but how do you know what the truth is? Make sure the site is reputable -- ending in ".org" or from a registered dietitian. Here are answers you can trust.
Do carbs make you gain weight?...Read more
In keeping with February being heart-healthy month, I want to continue to think about the foods we choose most often. Most of us tend to eat the same foods over and over, so it's important we make healthy choices more often. The foods we eat most often can affect future diseases such as high blood pressure (too much salt), high cholesterol (too ...Read more