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14 Worst Foods for Diabetics

On the top of the WORST FOODS FOR DIABETICS list are offenders containing high amounts of fat, sodium, carbohydrate, sugar and calories that may increase people who suffer from diabetes or are at a high risk of developing diabetes. Consuming these types of common foods on a regular basis may severely increase your risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, uncontrolled blood glucose, and weight gain.

Just because you may have diabetes, or are at risk for developing diabetes, does not mean total deprivation, starvation, or meals with only bland and boring foods. It does mean, however, that better planning and more attention to what goes into your mouth needs to be taken seriously. Most of the foods in a typical supermarket are best left on the shelves. With diabetes or without, it is wise to avoid or limit the foods on this list because they not only high in saturated fat and trans fat, which contribute to heart disease risk, but are acid forming and increase the inflammation in the body, decrease the body’s overall immune system and make the organ systems work harder to help the body detox from processing the eaten foods. These foods are also high in added sugar, which is an empty source of calories that can lead to weight gain and of course, throw off the body’s sugar balance.

If you see some of your favorite foods on this list, don’t lose heart: We’ve picked several healthier options for you to choose from. So you can have small fixed portions of fries and eat them, too, provided that they are baked rather than deep-fat fried.

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Better Than Raisin Bran: Top 11 Sources of Fiber

Go beyond raisin bran cereal and elevate the quality of high-fiber foods in your diet!

Fiber (along with adequate fluid intake) moves quickly and relatively easily through your digestive tract and helps it function properly. A high-fiber diet may also help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Let’s check out the fiber content of some good-for-you foods. Make sure to read nutrition labels to find out exactly how much fiber is in your favorite foods. Women, try to eat at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber a day, and men should aim for 30 to 38 grams a day.

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Best 10 Foods for Your Heart

Cardiovascular diseases is increasing at an alarming rate, and becoming a major health concern in most of all developed countries, not just the United States. Factors such as unhealthy eating habits, work and personal life related-stress, sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercises are putting our heart and quality of life at risk. Heart problems also get coupled with high cholesterol levels and blood pressure too. Simply exercising is not sufficient enough to maintain a healthy heart. Wholesome and nutritious food must be incorporated into our meals everyday! Eat the following 10 foods to maintain optimum cardiovascular health!

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