Your Diabetes Supply Kit

Always Be Prepared When you have a condition like diabetes, a trip away from home means packing a few extra items: the supplies you use to take care of yourself. And if a disaster like a hurricane or fire strikes, or even if you have...

How to Count Carbs When You Use Insulin

What Are Carbohydrates? They're found in lots of foods. Whether the carbs are starches, sugars, or fiber, they give your body energy to use right away or to store for later. Different types affect your blood sugar in different ways....

How to Manage Diabetes at Work

Plan for Success Give yourself a smart start before your shift: Get plenty of sleep, don’t skip breakfast, and drink a glass of water before you head in. These simple self-care steps can lower your stress, which will keep blood sugar...

Health Benefits of Avocados

It's Easy Being Green They've been the darlings of social media, and they've been called "America's new favorite fruit." Turns out, avocados are popular for good reason. Not only are they delicious, they're packed with vitamins, minerals,...

All About Maca Root

Nourishing, Nutty Maca It looks like the love child of a potato and white radish. It grows wild in the frigid ground of the Andes mountains thousands of feet above sea level in Peru. And it has a nutty, slightly butterscotch-y taste. Maca...

Great Food Combos for Losing Weight

Power Pairs When it comes to slimming down, two (or more) foods can be better than one. That’s because each has different nutrients that work together. As a team, they can help you fend off hunger, stay full longer, and burn fat or...

Phytonutrients: Plant-Based Perks

'Eat the Rainbow' When it comes to healthy eating, you've probably heard this advice. That's because munching on a variety of colorful produce will give you lots of different phytonutrients. There are thousands of these compounds in...

What Your Body Shape Says About Your Health

One Piece of the Puzzle Your body shape can say quite a bit about your health. But it’s important to remember that it’s just one factor. People of all shapes and sizes can be healthy -- or at risk for problems like heart disease or...

How Much Caffeine Is in That?

Why Does It Matter? Caffeine can affect you in many ways. It can: Boost energy, memory, and athletic performance Ease headaches Help prevent constipation and type 2 diabetes Protect against brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s...