Category Archives: Healthy Eating

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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The Birthday Challenge

“You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream (and cake)!” In many cultures sweet foods play a prominent role in the celebration of a year’s passage in the life of a child. In Western cultures those sweets often … Continue reading

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New Mom Nutrition: Taking Care of You, so You Can Take Care of Baby

Guest post by Regina Shirley R.D., L.D.N., ServingUpDiabetes.com Life before baby consists of days upon days where we check off things on our to-do list like normal people and make every-day decisions.  Take a normal Friday for example; I would think, … Continue reading

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Reach for a Peach: The Benefits of Fruit

Many people with diabetes come into the offices of dietitians with diet histories devoid of fruits. And many who do eat fruit limit their consumption to apples only. When asked why, they often reply that either they were told to … Continue reading

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Artificial Sweeteners: To Use or Not To Use?

There has been a lot of negative publicity going around about diet sodas and artificial sweeteners recently. A controlled, clinical trial from the Washington University School of Medicine and a series of epidemiological studies are seeking to change the public’s … Continue reading

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High GI Leads to Food Cravings, Study Says

Though people often consider overeating to be a personal choice, scientists are discovering that overindulgence is much more complicated than that. Sometimes people may not even be aware that they are eating foods that make it more likely for them … Continue reading

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Quick, Easy, and HEALTHY Recipes to Try

Who ever said that healthy meals have to take long to prepare? Certainly not us! No need to slave over the stove for hours on end after a long day of work. Try these simple, healthy meals for people with … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Fourth with These Recipes from Joslin Cookbooks!

This Fourth of July, fire up the grill and cook up some healthy, diabetes-friendly, cookout ready grub to enjoy with all your family and friends! Try out these easy, tasty summer-inspired recipes from the three Joslin cookbooks for your celebration. … Continue reading

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In the Brain, Not All Sugars Created Equal

Ingesting fructose could be making you hungry, concludes a study by Robert Sherwin, M.D., and colleagues at Yale University published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in January. Employing functional MRIs (fMRIs), researchers looked at the differences in … Continue reading

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