what is protein

Protein is an essential part of a healthy eating pattern, but protein consumption is not only about quantity —  it’s about quality.  Proteins and the amino acids that comprise them are often referred to as “the building blocks of life.” Protein is a necessary component for our bodily functions — including fluid balance; immunoprotection; and … Read more

protein and diabetes

Consuming high-quality proteins should be a key part of your diabetes management plan.  Protein often takes a back seat to carbohydrates in diabetes management plans because the latter (with the exception of high-fiber carbs) can drive up blood glucose levels, Similarly, fats get a lot of attention because we associate them with weight gain, which … Read more

rice and diabetes

Archeological evidence points to rice first being domesticated around 10,000 years ago, give or take. So, safe to say rice has been a staple throughout much of human history. But does that mean it’s healthy? As with so many things, the dose makes the poison. But the evidence points to white rice as something to … Read more

While scientists are cautiously optimistic, cinnamon’s health benefits — for those with diabetes — are still uncertain.

These plant-based foods should be a part of any healthy diet.

If you’ve been keeping an eye on current research, you might think that the journey to whole-body health and wellness begins in your gut. This idea isn’t new: even Hippocrates said, over 2000 years ago, “All disease begins in the gut.” And as we learn more and more about the microbiome and its relationship to health and … Read more

Without good dental hygiene, diabetes can increase your risk of cavities, gum disease and mouth infections.

Intermittent fasting and time-restricted eating promise health benefits, but more clinical studies are needed.