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Day: January 3, 2021

What Happens When You Cut Out Added Sugar?

What Is ‘Added Sugar’? Sugar is naturally in lots of foods like fruit, vegetables, milk, cheese, and even grains. But manufacturers also add different forms of sugar and syrup to processed and prepackaged foods like ice cream, cookies, candy, and soda, as well as to less obvious products like ketchup, spaghetti sauce, yogurt, bread, and salad dressing. ‘Natural’ vs ‘Added’ Sugars Natural sugars are in whole foods. An apple, for example, can have around 20 grams. But it also has vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to nourish your body. An… Read more What Happens When You Cut Out Added Sugar?

Beyond Medication: How to Stay on Top of Your Diabetes

By Stephanie Watson When Sandy Narayanan was a child in India, she watched her father work hard to manage his type 2 diabetes. She remembers his needles and insulin and weekly visits to the doctor to check his blood sugar. In 2008, at age 43, Narayanan herself was diagnosed with diabetes. Her first reaction was worry and dismay. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, for the rest of my life I’m going to be on needles,’” she says. Then Narayanan thought of the lessons from her father. That included exercising regularly and… Read more Beyond Medication: How to Stay on Top of Your Diabetes