Category Archives: Healthy Eating

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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An Investigation of Fall Treats

This editorial is written by Stephanie M. McPherson, science writer and video producer for Joslin. I’m all about fall. When the air chills and pumpkins adorn doorsteps, my tastebuds turn to cravings for caramel apples, pumpkin seeds, and cider donuts. … Continue reading

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Fruits –A Key to Staying Healthy?

The Joslin Blog ran a column a few months ago discussing the role of fruit in the diet of those with diabetes. In a salute to serendipity, a recently published analysis of several well-known, long-running observational studies have found evidence … Continue reading

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Joslin Launches Interactive Healthy Plate

Joslin Diabetes Center’s Healthy Plate, which launched on September 25, is an online interactive meal planning tool that helps people with diabetes understand the carb, fat and protein content of each meal. Healthy Plate is the newest addition to the … Continue reading

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