In the News: The Fastest Way to Improve Your Diet

By , SparkPeople Blogger
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

The Fastest Way To Improve Your Diet
Find out why eating leafy green vegetables can have a tremendous impact on your diet for very little effort. From MindBodyGreen

Low blood sugar in some diabetics boosts dementia risk
If you have diabetes and are older, pay attention to this story, which says that being too aggressive in keeping blood sugar down can lead to increased risk for dementia. From the Chicago Tribune

Oral Cancer Sneaks Up
Michael Douglas' recent assertion that his oral cancer was sexually transmitted has brought this unfamiliar cancer into the public eye. Learn more--and separate truth from tabloid headlines. From NYT Well blog

10 Things I Wish Every American Knew About Health
These tips from an integrative pediatrician are useful for everyone, not just American. From MindBodyGreen

Rethinking the Twice-Yearly Dentist Visit
First the annual women’s health exam, now the twice-a-year dental exam. Find out why your wellness visits are on a different schedule. From NYT Well blog

Slim Down in a Splash: Pool Workout
If you avoid summer workouts because you don't like to sweat, check out this cool, heart-pumping pool workout. From Fitness magazine

These Wonderful People Share Secrets That Are Killing Them. This Could Change Your Life.
As someone who has fair skin--and who had a sketchy spot removed last year, I cried while watching video. Share it with anyone in your life who needs a wake-up call about skin care and the sun. From Upworthy
Summer Starts: 5 High-Protein, Vegan-Friendly Breakfasts
Whether you eschew meat altogether or just want to shake up your morning routine, check out these filling meals. From FitSugar

Hands-Free Gadgets Don't Mean Risk-Free Driving
A hands-free device is much safer than talking on your phone, but that doesn't mean it is without risks. Read on--after you pull over. From NPR
Which stories topped your "must-read" list this week?

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The biggest single dietary change I made was reducing the quantity of nuts I was eating. Report
I always try to include lots of salad my daily cooking routine! Report
Good reminder about the greens. I'm now in love with kale and use that in just about everything plus it's super easy to grow and now I just go outside and harvest a leaf fresh to the kitchen. Report
I love my veggies. Article is great. Report
Thanks for the info!

Wow! You are a true motivator for us all. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your great blog. Report
Wow1 you are a true motivator for us all. Report
Great article. I love green veggies. Love to mix alot into my salad. Report
Luckily, I love spinach and like romaine and spring mix. And great tips in the 10 Things I Wish Every American Knew About Health article. Report
leafy greens are not my fave - but, i try to eat em!
Nice, this is a great article for people like me who are just beginning to get into shape. Thanks! :) Report
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