Desserts can be some of the most tempting parts of the holiday season. And, if you are a diabetic, sweets can be a real problem since most of them have a lot of carbohydrates — even in a small portion.
If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, one important step to begin immediately is to change the amount of food you are eating and focus on filling your plate with non-starchy vegetables. The goal is to consume smaller portions of starchy foods and meats. TheAmerican Diabetes Association has come up with a method called “Create Your Plate” to help patients choose good meals.
You may think the toga party thrown by Bluto (John Belushi) and his Delta Tau Chi pals in the 1978 movie “Animal House” was an exaggeration of adolescent drinking habits for riotously comic effects. But a new report makes us wonder, and worry. Interviewing more than 16,000 high-school seniors, researchers found that 20 percent downed five or more drinks in a row in the past two weeks; 10 percent say they slammed down 10 or more; and almost 6 percent admitted to 15 or more in one long binge. And it’s not just the boys; now 20 percent of girls are doing it, too.
Who survives cancer and why do some people survive it and others don't? There are many factors that influence cancer survival rates, including the type of cancer, stage at diagnosis, treatment given and other factors, such as country.
When you look at the cover of a magazine in the grocery store (and the picture isn't Dr. Oz), do you ever mutter, "Who's that?" It could just be a matter of generational "Star Gaposis." Your granddaughter couldn't pick Barbra Streisand out of a lineup, and you haven't a clue about who Amanda Bynes is. But there are specific memory lapses that indicate you are at risk for early-onset dementia (before age 65).
Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant that may help protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease. Lycopene is most plentiful in red tomatoes and is best absorbed when the tomatoes have been cooked. Recipe courtesy of the Mayo Clinic.
Eating healthy is hard when cooking at home, but is even more difficult when dining out. Whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, choosing the healthiest selection is tough.
One of the easiest ways to tone your legs is to get up and use them more with consistent walking, jogging or biking routines. These cardio activities will also burn calories and help reduce overall body fat. But if you are looking for lean, strong legs, the prescription is strength training. Rely on variations of good old-fashioned squats, lunges and deadlifts to firm up the muscles in your glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves.
The bacteria in your guts are like a baseball team. Let's call them the Biomes. If the players are out of sync, the team will suffer. But if the manager (you) puts a good mix of players on the field (and in your gut), you'll see better results.