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Switch Up Your Hot Drinks This Winter

If you're having trouble letting go of those massive sodas and juice bottle drinks, the winter season can help you. The incentive is already there, with a typical can of soda delivering nearly 40 grams of sugar. That's 10 teaspoons of sugar in just one small can. On truly hot days, your thirst might drive you to go for the super-sized 44-ounce Big Gulp soda. With that one drink, you down 128 grams, or a whopping 32 teaspoons of sugar!

If that's not bad enough, the sugar used in these drinks is high in fructose, which is highly available to your digestive system. This amount of sugar will cause massive insulin spikes and add on the pounds of fat as fast as you can drink it. The knock-on effect of this leads to glucose resistance, diabetes, inflammation and more. Yes, the incentive is there all right.

The obvious healthy alternative to sugar-laden drink for staying hydrated is simply to drink pure water. When the weather is cold, a hot beverage seems preferable and, if you ch…

Type 2 Diabetes - Is It Possible to Snack Healthily Most of The Time?

There are many ways to approach healthy snacking. Based on what you know and what you have heard, it may seem as if it is almost impossible to snack in a healthy manner. The word "snack" may already have a negative connotation particularly to those who are trying to lose weight or lower their blood sugar. Rarely is snacking done right - which is worrying for adults who are looking at improving their health.

We agree it is not easy. Having little more than fruit or raw vegetables to choose from is far from the most satisfying way to snack. Most of us are used to having tasty treats during our afternoon or evening. It is hard to get rid of such a pleasurable habit just because our health demands it.

But you know what: it is still possible to enjoy snacking. You may have to skip your favorite snack foods on occasion if you want to lose weight or lower your blood sugar levels. Needless to say, eating pastries daily is not conducive to controlling Type 2 diabetes. With that said, t…