Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Taking It Slow: Crock Pots for Dinner

Slow cookers (also known as crock pots) are popular again. And no wonder—who wouldn’t want to start dinner cooking before breakfast and come home to a fully made meal? These cookers take advantage of the flavor-generating effect of braising, while … Continue reading

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Confused About Saturated Fat? You’re Not Alone.

A study published earlier this month in the Annals of Internal Medicine reopened the question of whether or not saturated fat should be part of a healthy diet. It isn’t only the public whose head is spinning over this latest … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right with Joslin’s Nutrition Staff

March is National Nutrition Month and is a great time to focus on health and wellbeing. So what better time to remind yourself that eating healthy, nutritious foods can be done in a delicious way? The Academy of Nutrition and … Continue reading

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Joslin Dietitians Comment on Proposed New Food Label

This commentary is by the Nutrition Staff at Joslin Diabetes Center. Click here to learn more about Nutrition Programs at Joslin. The ubiquitous Nutrition Facts label that adorns all packaged foods in the United States maybe getting a face lift … Continue reading

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What About the Wheat Belly Eating Plan?

The last ten years have engendered an explosion of all sorts of low-carbohydrate diets from Atkins to Paleo. Many of these diets not only condemn excess quantities of carbohydrate, but focus on eliminating a particular type of carbohydrate, whether that … Continue reading

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Have IBS? Try FODMAPs.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a fairly common ailment among people with diabetes. More than 50 percent of people with diabetes complain of some type of gastrointestinal symptoms. IBS isn’t dangerous, but it is often difficult to control and its … Continue reading

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Care for a Sprinkle of Cinnamon?

Is there anything more enchanting then the smell of cinnamon on French toast wafting up from the kitchen on Sundays, a warm inviting odor with just a hint of tang?   Think about what a dash of cinnamon can do for … Continue reading

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Enjoy a Happy and Healthy Hanukkah

The foods eaten during Hanukkah celebrations are steeped in symbolism. Hanukkah foods commemorate both the miracle of the temple oil and for many people, Judith’s victory over the Babylonians using only her beauty, guile and a basket of fine cheeses … Continue reading

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Get Your Fall Greens Now

In our global economy your local grocery store is filled with fresh produce all year round. It is easy to forget that fruits and vegetables have specific growing seasons. Even though we can often buy anything we want at any … Continue reading

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Diwali For the Carb Conscious

Every culture has its big celebratory holidays.  For Hindus one of these is Diwali, the “Festival of Lights.” Starting on November 3 and continuing until the 7, the five-day holiday signifies the triumph of good over evil. Originating in India, … Continue reading

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