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Lower your triglycerides and cholesterol,Sav
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your heart

The most important step to take is to lower your carbohydrate intake. Omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin C, combined with a low carbohydrate diet, can dramatically reduce your triglyceride levels. Omega 3 fatty acids can help with cholesterol as well. Avoid butter, and sugar baked goods and high fat fo...

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OMIT PROCESSED FOODS..Save your LIVER

Eating processed foods increases the load of toxins that your liver has to process. You can help your liver by lessing the impact of detoxification by omiting processed foods...up your fiber, eat lean meats, no white foods, no bleached or baked goods, drink lots of water and eat raw veggies and ta...

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EAT LIKE A DIABETIC TO LOSE WEIGHT

From my obesity, I am now pre-diabetic and have learned to eat well. Omiting sugar, salt and eating veggies, high fiber foods and protein with a carb helps me chip away the pounds. Slow but sure, and I never give up or give into temptation... See some of my Secrets in the Living with diabetes sect...

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Tumeric, Curry Powder Promotes proper metabolism

Adds in digestion and helps prevent gas. Promotes proper metabolism in the body, correcting both excesses and deficiencies and may even help memory. Spikle some on your poultry and meats Curry also reduces inflamation of the joints and may improve memory. Spinkle a dash or two a day on your food...

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Dark Chocolate lowers Blood Pressure

Hooray for dark chocolate! Eating about 30 calories a day of dark chocolate that's about half an ounce was shown to help lower blood pressure without weight gain or other adverse effects, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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Diabetics Lower Blood Pressure...omit salt

Tight control of BP (blood pressure) in diabetics lowers the risk of strokes, heart attacks and heart failure and slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease...Read more at the link below

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A Bedtime Snack prevents overnight blood sugar spike

Fruits are carbohydrates, when eaten alone, can sometimes elevate blood sugar levels. Protein acts as a blood sugar stabilizer by balancing the carbohydrates so always have a carb and a protein together and try to have a low cal snack before bedtime so there is no overnight spike. Ideas below. Yog...

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Popeye must have been diabetic...EAT YOUR SPINACH!!!

1 cup of spinach has your daily value of magnesium, a mineral that can help regulate blood sugar levels. Many diabetic's have low magnesium levels. loaded with calcium, folic acid and Vitamin C

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Donate High fat, high sugar, high carb foods to a food bank

Clean out your pantry, fridge and freezer! Remove all baked goods, anything white or that says enriched, anything that contains more than 3 grams of sugar per serving. All rice, except Brown rice,all corn or beets as they turn quickly into sugar, all white sugar, brown sugar, honey, molasses, and c...

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Donate High fat, high sugar, high carb foods to a food bank

Clean out your pantry, fridge and freezer! Remove all baked goods, anything white or that says enriched, anything that contains more than 3 grams of sugar per serving. All rice, except Brown rice,all corn or beets as they turn quickly into sugar, all white sugar, brown sugar, honey, molasses, and c...

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