Eating Seasonally: 6 Easy Steps to Eat Better

Our ancestors were in tune with the Earth¹s seasons and weather cycles.  They ate what they could hunt, grow, and cook during that season.  But today is a bit different. With all of the food preservatives, fillers, and sugar put in foods today, we can eat any type we want any time throughout the year.  But eating foods with fillers, preservatives, and other chemicals, is

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Three Tips for Using Sugar Substitutes in Baked Goods

To enhance flavor: Add an additional teaspoon of vanilla extract per each cup of granular sugar substitute, such as Equal, NutraSweet, DiabetiSweet or Splenda. To achieve a better rise in baked goods using a low-calorie sweetener, switch from 9-inch to 8-inch round pans with 2-inch high sides. You can also try adding a half cup of dry milk powder and a half teaspoon of baking

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Food Allergies: What You Need to Know

Each year, millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food. Although most food allergies cause relatively mild and minor symptoms,some food allergies can cause severe reactions, and may even be life-threatening. There is no cure for food allergies. Strict avoidance of food allergens — and early recognition and management of allergic reactions to food — are important measures to prevent serious health consequences. FDA’s Role:

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FDA Recall: Victory Kitchens Ltd. Recalls Products Containing Chicken From An Ineligible Country

By Nadia Al-Samarrie A while back ago I started updating our readers on the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. When I came across this site, I thought my readers with diabetes should know about the foods that are being recalled for a variety of reasons. Especially, for those who have a low carbohydrate diet. It’s a good thing that our Government is doing a

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FDA Recall: Bi-Lo Supermarket Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

By Diabetes Health Staff If you would like to get regular alerts from the FDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, you can sign up for their e-newsletter at- https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USFSIS/subscriber/new?preferences=true Class II Recall 074-2015 Health Risk: Low May 1, 2015 Congressional and Public Affairs Megan Buckles 
(202) 720-9113 WASHINGTON, May 1, 2015 – Bi-Lo Supermarket #5406, a Rossville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 11-22 pounds of ground

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When Do Foods Expire in the Fridge? By Nadia Al-Samarrie

Recently I was watching a television show where a member of the audience was selected to guess how long certain foods can stay in the refrigerator before going bad. As I answered the questions silently in my head, I was surprised as to how long some foods, like eggs, can stay refrigerated. If you have ever wondered if you were throwing out good food or

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Handful of Foods Contribute to High Levels of Fat and Sodium in Kids’ Diets

Most kids are eating too much fat and too much sodium, which can set the stage for a lifetime of unhealthy eating, experts say. According to new findings from the 2008 Nestle Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study, kids are eating like it’s Super Bowl Sunday every day, chowing down on hot dogs, bacon, cheese, butter, milk, cakes and cookies, turkey, beef and ready-to-eat cereal. And this

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A Celebrity Chef’s Documentary About Diabetes

Not long ago, celebrity chef Charles Mattocks, who was recently diagnosed with diabetes, came across the twitter account that I use to connect with the diabetes community. He called me and told me about his idea for making a documentary about diabetes and asked if I would like to participate. Charles saw the need for an up-close view of our disease that would be very

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