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Tips and ideas to eat well, exercise and live healthy while managing diabetes.

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Walk It Off !!!!

Walk It Off!
Now that Summer is here, We can get outside !!! It's ideal for starting a walking program besides the weight-loss benefits, you'll reduce stress, Lower your Blood Sugar and lower your risk of heart disease. Get out and Enjoy the Summer Weather for Your Health ! ! !

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 6/1/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 3 Comments

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Plum Juice

PlumSmart Light is a lower calorie version of plum juice. The secret? They don't add in sugar! 60 calories and 15g of carbs

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 5/29/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 1 Comment

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Reduce Cholesterol With A Sweet Potato Burger

Walnuts have omega 3 fatty acids that protect the heart.....3 tbsp. daily helps reduce bad cholesterol. Mix small pieces into burgers,or to coat chicken or fish.

Add sweet potatoes to boiling water. Boil until soft
Mash the sweet potato,minced garlic1 onion, finely chopped.... rosemary, add walnuts and make a sweet potato burger.Spoon mixture onto foil in patty shapes. Bake on 375 for 35 minutes on each side. Serve with Daisy lite sour cream YUM!

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 5/17/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments

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Cinnamon Helps

If you sprinkle cinnamon on your oatmeal in can metabolize sugar 20 times better as reported by Prevention Magazine.
Cinnamon seems to improve the blood levels of fats called triglycerides. 1/2 teaspoon of the spice each day helps in reducing blood sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride levels

Use some on your sweet potato, a cinnamon stick in your coffee, dessert dishes....apples and pears, etc.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 5/17/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 1 Comment

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Water In Plastic Bottles

Prevention Magazine reports if you drink from a Plastic Bottle or microwave food with plastic wrap chemicals may be leaching into you. Plastic contains a hormone disrupter and the higher levels of BPA ....the greater chance a person is to be obese. They also suggest flaxseeds to help remove toxins.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 5/17/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments

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Toxins Get Stored As Fat

Prevention reports Our bodies are not designed to filter out chemicals and they usually get stored as fat. High Fructose corn syrup can quickly convert to fat in our systems. They also say artificial chemical can interfere with the brain and will throw metabolism out of balance.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 5/17/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 1 Comment

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Cayenne

Prevention reports that cayenne can speed up metabolism and lower blood sugar level before excess insulin can store fat. Don't forget to eat a small snack every 2-3 hours to help stable blood sugar levels!

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 5/17/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments

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Pain? Inflammation? Try this.

Pain is always associated with inflammation
Cherries reduce inflammation and speed healing. Eat 1 cup of fresh or frozen cherries daily.
Black Pepper ...1/2 tsp. daily can help with inflammation and pain.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 5/15/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments

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Skinny Meatloaf..Use Oatmeal Instead Of Bread Crumbs

Skinny Meatloaf
1lb of Jennie O 99% fat Free Ground turkey
1 medium red onion diced
1 large egg lightly beaten
1/3 cup of Old Fashioned Oatmeal
2-3 Tablespoons of Steak Sauce or Kitchen Bouquet Browning Sauce
1/2 Tsp. of thyme or oregano, black pepper
Minced garlic to taste
1/4 tsp. of ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. of Cayenne
Mix all together and form a loaf..bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. Top with a few tablespoons of Tomato sauce. Makes 4 servings.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 5/15/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 2 Comments

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Try Cinnamon For Belly Fat

Try a cinnamon stick in your coffee or a sprinkle of powdered cinnamon. Cinnamon Helps Type 2 Diabetes .....Also Helps Cholesterol....cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, and turmeric have all shown promise in enhancing insulin's action.

Cinnamon is proven to lower levels of blood sugar and fat storage...it's the best belly-fighting antioxidant (Phenol) cinnamon might improve both cholesterol and cinnamon might improve cholesterol.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 5/15/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 1 Comment
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