Top Five Foods Containing Choline

A fascinating study  featured in Life Extension could be very important to expecting mothers. Researchers at Cornell University wanted to see the effects of increased levels of choline on the babies of expectant mothers. Although there needs to be more research conducted, their research indicates that the “maternal intake of the nutrient choline could decrease their children’s chances of developing hypertension and diabetes later in life.”

The study was performed with women in their third trimester of pregnancy, who were given twice the recommended amount of choline, and measured against a control group who received the recommended amount. What they found was that the higher amounts of choline suppressed the cortisol levels, and therefore helped the baby fight off stress in the body. This, they reported, could have a direct link to lower chances of the hypertension and diabetes, as well as a host of other positive health benefits. The best source of choline is through a healthy diet, as many pre-natal vitamins don’t include it. Our top five foods you can eat to increase your choline levels are:

  1. Egg Yolks
  2. Lean Beef
  3. Chicken
  4. Milk
  5. Legumes

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The Top Five Ways Water Can Benefit You

No matter the season or temperature, it is always extremely important to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. But, did you know that drinking water during meals can also help to promote healthy eating? Life Extension online featured interesting research that delved into this very topic. Two studies they cited reported that having water with your meals promoted a behavior of higher vegetable intake.

The first study tested the eating habits of 75 children between the ages of 3 to 5. One group was served water with their serving of raw vegetables while the other had a sweetened drink. The group drinking water consumed more vegetables.

The other study looked at 60 adults between the ages of 19 to 23 and examined the paring of drinks and food. The results showed that the subjects “preferred the combination of soda with salty, calorie-dense food instead of soda and vegetable.”

What the two studies demonstrate is that the type of drink you consume while eating may in fact encourage the types of food you are eating. So, my advice is to have water with meals as often as you can and it may promote a healthier lifestyle. In addition, water has very real positive effects on your body that are good for you. Our top five benefits of water are:

  1. Promotes weight loss and can make you feel full longer
  2. Helps to maintain healthy skin through proper hydration
  3. Assists the digestive tract in breaking down food
  4. Can help to stave off many headaches that are triggered by dehydration in the body
  5. Reduces muscle cramping and can promote healthy joints

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Top Five Food Sources For Vitamin D

A study  in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke, and reported online at LifeExtension, showed that Vitamin D may be more Important than first thought in fighting strokes. Furthermore, lead researchers also believe that getting Vitamin D through your diet, and not just relying on sunlight as the primary source, may also lower your risk of stroke as you age. Vitamin D is associated with vascular health and limiting inflammation, which could be consistent with lower stroke risk.

The University of Hawaii examined (from 1965 — 1968), over 7,000 Japanese-American men between the ages of 45 and 68, for their dietary levels of Vitamin D from food. They studied these individuals over a 34-year period. They reported that those in the lowest 25 percent of Vitamin D intake from food had a “25 percent higher adjusted stroke risk than the risk experienced by those whose intake was among the top 25 percent.” They cite the need for food sources of Vitamin D is especially important because our bodies have a hard time synthesizing it in our later years.

Our advice is to always keep a balanced diet and look for healthy foods that contain Vitamin D. Read the nutritional labels and limit fats and sugars. In addition, you may want to consider adding a Vitamin D supplement, but always consult your primary care physician for advice and dosage recommendations prior to beginning a supplement. Our top five foods high in Vitamin D are:

  1. Fortified Dairy and Soy Products
  2. Fatty Fish such as Salmon
  3. Fortified, Whole Grain Cereals
  4. Fish Liver Oils such as Cod
  5. Fortified, Low-Fat Yogurt

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Top Five Health Benefits of Garlic

When it comes to garlic, it seems that everyone’s tastes widely vary. Some people think the more the better to flavor their favorite dish while others run from it. No matter what side of the fence you are on, you should know that garlic packs a pretty healthy punch and possibly a surprising ability to kill potent bacteria.

In research published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and reported online at Life Extension, researchers investigated garlic’s effect on the bacteria called campylobacter. According to one of the study’s co-authors, campylobacter (often from undercooked poultry) is “the most common cause of food-borne illness in the United States and probably the world.”

The researchers compared a component found in garlic, called diallyl sulfide, against two antibiotics to test their abilities to kill cells containing campylobacter. What they found was that the garlic component “worked 110-fold less” than the amount that was needed of the antibiotics. Researchers hope this may lead the ability to proactively treat and kill campylobacter in food preparing facilities far before the food is contaminated or consumed.

Although this is a pretty sophisticated use of garlic, it does point to the strength and potency of garlic itself. We all can reap a number of potential health benefits from garlic taken in raw or supplement form. We always caution you to ask your primary care physician before starting any supplement. Our top five health benefits of garlic are:

  1. Potential to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  2. May work to protect against inflammation in blood vessels that can lead to heart attacks.
  3. May lower blood pressure while acting as an anti-clotting agent in the blood.
  4. A great source of Vitamin C for antioxidants.
  5. May help to protect the body from most forms of cancer.

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Top Five Health Benefits of Ginger

For thousands of years, ginger has been used for both cooking and its medicinal value. Historically from Asian and the Middle East, the ginger spice comes from the ginger plant and harvested from the underground root-like portion often called the rhizome. It became such a coveted spice over the centuries, that explorers and settlers brought it with them all over the globe.

Today this versatile spice can easily be found in your local grocery stores and markets. It is great to sprinkle on your favorite dish to give it an extra kick, it can be put in hot or cold tea or you can add to your favorite, healthy smoothie. Because it is so potent in flavor, often times you only need a teaspoon or two (or a small slice if taken directly from the root) to maximize its intensity.

Perhaps more important than just flavor, the long-held belief is that ginger packs a plethora of potential health benefits. It is why ginger has become a popular choice in herbal medicine. Two of these benefits include being a source for antioxidants and for having an anti-inflammatory effect in the body. It also contains many therapeutic properties that may be a remedy for a host of over ailments. Our top health benefits of ginger are:

  1. Anti-nausea — ginger may be an aid in fighting off nausea stemming from motion sickness, pregnancy or even chemotherapy. (Always ask the advice of your primary care physician if you are pregnant or undergoing cancer treatment.)
  2. Anti-inflammatory — may help to reduce swelling commonly found in people with arthritis or muscle pain.
  3. Fight off cancers — some studies indicate that ginger could assist in the prevention of colorectal and ovarian cancers.
  4. Preventing blood clots — there is the belief that ginger may act to thin the blood to prevent clots from forming.
  5. Headache reliever — many suggest that it may also alleviate pain associated with the different classes of headaches.

Interested in reading more? Check out our Top Five Health Benefits of Garlic

Top Five Health Benefits of Spinach

If there is one vegetable that has received a bad name from children and many adults alike, it is spinach. For whatever reason, people seem adverse to eating, or even trying, spinach. If you are one of those who avoid spinach, it might be time to give it another try. Spinach is tremendously versatile and packed with health benefits.

Spinach is widely known as one of the healthiest of all vegetables, and the darker the green leaf, the more vitamins and nutrients it may contain. Like many vegetables, it is abundant in your local grocery stores and markets, and we recommend you eat it in raw, fresh form whenever possible to maximize the health benefits. It is best to store it in the refrigerator to keep it fresher longer. You can add it to almost anything you are cooking, and since it is low in calories, it fits into almost any nutrition plan.

The health benefits you will enjoy are numerous and can have positive effects on almost every area of the body. From cancer fighting properties to digestion to bone health, spinach gives you so much of what you need for a healthy diet. One cautionary note is that spinach is high in oxalic acid, so people with oxalate kidney stones may need to reduce their intake of this vegetable. Always consult your primary care physician if you are concerned with kidney stones or any other health concerns.

Our top five health benefits of spinach are:

  1. Cancer Fighting — science is indicating that spinach may contain significant properties to fight off prostate cancer.
  2. Antioxidant Rich — antioxidants are vital to overall health and spinach is an excellent source for these important nutrients.
  3. Bone Health — since it is high in vitamin K, it helps to avoid the breakdown of bones.
  4. Anti-inflammatory — contains many phytonutrients that are keys to limiting unhealthy inflammation in the body.
  5. Cardiovascular Health — studies indicate that spinach may help to lower blood pressure and provide protection against the development of heart disease.

Interested in reading more? Check out our Top Five Health Benefits of Garlic

Top Five Tips for Avoiding Soft Drinks

An eye opening new study was featured this week on Life Extension online discussing the negative effects of sugar on our bodies. The study, originally published in theEuropean Journal of Nutrition, tested how muscles reacted to a diet of regular soft drink consumption. The results they reported were not good at all for people who are regular soda drinkers.

There are a few main takeaway points form the study. Results indicate that soft drinks can change our entire metabolism and can allow muscles to actually promote aninefficient metabolic system after only about four weeks of regular consumption.

This is performed as the muscles begin to anticipate and prepare for your next sugary drink by changing your gene activity. Furthermore, researchers indicate that it makes it much harder for our body to deal with blood sugar variations and that it “encourages unhealthy adaptations similar to those seen in people with obesity problems and type-2 diabetes.”

We agree with researchers and believe that there are significant health dangers associated with sugary diets. It is best to eliminate as much refined sugar from your diet as possible. Our top five tips on avoiding are:

  1. Drink water — it gets down to basics, but water is always your best bet to drink.
  2. Limit fruit juices — although fruit juices can be a healthy option, they often contain higher levels of sugar. Limit your intake, or better yet, cut it with some water.
  3. Drink more tea — tea, especially green tea, has been shown to be good for your health and contains many antioxidants.
  4. Limit desserts — for many people desserts can be their downfall. Like the soft drinks, desserts are loaded with sugar that creates an unhealthy dependence on it.
  5. Avoid pre-packaged foods — Avoid the fast foods and pre-packaged food items in the grocery. Look at the nutrition labels on the containers to see the exact amount of sugar.

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Top Five Foods Containing Vitamins B1 and B6

A really interesting study was highlighted on Life Extension online that discussed the possible link between vitamins B1 and B6 and a lower risk of dying. The study was from the Taiwan National Health Research Institutes and Monash University in Australia. The researchers tested men and women for levels of B1 and B6 and the specific plasma levels that show B6 amounts in the system. Their findings were based on 1,747 original participants who were then followed for a 10-year period.

There were significant conclusions drawn based on the results. The participants with higher levels of B1 and B6, among the top one-third of the study, had a 26 percent lower risk of dying as compared to those in the bottom third. Further noted was that the individuals who were considered to have “adequate” levels of B1 and B6 had a 48 percent lower risk of dying than those who were considered to have a “deficient” level. The study also reported that all eight B vitamins proved important.

Finally, they gave their thoughts as to why B1 and B6 may play a role in reducing the risk of dying. Researchers believe, “B1 has particular relevance to muscle, blood, cardiovascular and neurologic functions” while also saying “B6 intake and plasma concentrations may reduce elevated homocysteine (an amino acid) levels, thereby lowering the risk of premature death.”

B1 and B6 can be taken in supplement form or through the foods you eat. (Always consult your primary care physician prior to starting a new supplement.) The recommended daily amount (RDA) of B1 is 1.2 mg for men and 1.1 mg for women. The RDA for men is 1.3 mg (ages 14 — 50) and 1.4 mg (ages 51 and over). For women, the B6 RDA is 1.3 mg (ages 14- 50) and 1.5 mg (ages 51 and over).

Our top five food sources of B1 and B6 are:

  1. Pork
  2. Beans
  3. Bananas
  4. Fish
  5. Liver

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Vitamins and Minerals to Improve Adolescent Fitness

According to a recent study , specific vitamins and minerals may improve physical fitness in adolescents. The study, originally featured in the Journal of Applied Physiology and described in Life Extension online, says that adolescents performed better on fitness exercise tests when they had higher amounts of vitamins and minerals in the blood.

The researchers from the University of Zaragozo in Spain, looked at a group of 1,089 individuals in Europe, made up of both boys and girls, and tested their blood for levels of various inclusions such as hemoglobin, soluble transferrin receptors, a cross sample of vitamins, iron, plasma folate and red blood folate. The then administered a standing long jump test and a cardiovascular 20 meter shuttle run test to record the maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 Max).

In both the boys and girls, higher levels of the vitamins, minerals and other tested levels “were significantly associated with increased muscle fitness” and “greater cardiovascular fitness.” Although they believe that the results offer significant findings, they believe additional testing could further identify the direct links to fitness or to perhaps understand if there is “causal relationship.”

According to the study, it is important to get your ABCs along with D and iron. Our top five vitamins and minerals noted are:

  1. Vitamin A
  2. Vitamin B
  3. Vitamin C
  4. Vitamin D
  5. Iron

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Top Five Sources of B6 to Fight Breast Cancer

We want to share with you the results of a groundbreaking new study that could be extremely important to the health of women. More specifically, this study reports a link between the active forms of B6 (known as PLP or pyridoxial-5′-phosphate) and a lower risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Although more research needs to be done, these results could be extremely significant in the fight against breast cancer.

The study we are referring to was reported at Life Extension online and originally released in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Based out of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, researchers examined 1,412 women of similar age, ethnicity and menopausal hormone. Half of the group was breast cancer patients while the other half was the control group with no breast cancer.

What researchers found was that the postmenopausal women in the top 25 percent of B6 levels had a 30 percent lower risk of breast cancer than those in the bottom 25 percent. Additionally, they report, that higher doses of B6 were linked to “decreased growth of tumor cells” and that the positive effect of B6 could be due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory attributes. According to researcher’s conclusions, “these results, in combination with information from two other prospective studies, suggest a role for vitamin B6 in the prevention of postmenopausal breast cancer.”

The takeaway from this study is that getting the proper amounts of vitamins and minerals in your diet is extremely important to your overall health and that specific vitamins can be extremely helpful in fighting off specific diseases. Taking in all the needed levels of all vitamins can therefor give you the maximum benefits against a numerous amount of diseases. Your best bet is to get B6 and all your other vitamins through a balanced diet, but you can take it in supplement form through my multi vitamin mineral formula, RenewAll Formula, which has PLP as a source of its Vitamin B6. (Always ask your primary care physician for recommended dosage and any potential interactions prior to starting any new supplement.) Our top five food sources for B6 are:

  1. Fish
  2. Beef liver
  3. Potatoes and starchy vegetables
  4. Non-citrus fruit
  5. Fortified cereals

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Top Five Foods to Fight Inflammation featured an article on the role of high-dose vitamin C in decreasing inflammation in cancer patients. The information was originally found in Cancer Weekly. The basis of the article was discussing whether intravenously given high-dose vitamin C could assist cancer treatment by lowering inflammation in the body and in the tumor.

The thought is that “high inflammation appears to indicate increased cancer risk and poorer diagnosis.” Furthermore, inflammation levels may have a direct correlation on your risk for cancer, the effectiveness of the treatment and survivability.

The Riordan Clinic, for over 35 years, has given the intravenous, high-dose vitamin C to its patients and has recorded its benefits. Lead researchers conclude that the vitamin C treatment “correlated with decreases in tumor marker levels, thus reducing the ability of the cancers to grow and metastasize.”

A key takeaway from this article is that inflammation in the body and on the body’s systems have a negative effect on health. And, as the article suggests, limits your body’s ability to fight off the development of cancer and makes it harder for the body to absorb the cancer fighting treatments.

It is not recommend that people take high doses of vitamin C without doctor approval or supervision such as was the case with the study participants. Start with diet and then supplements as needed and recommended by your health care professional. This will help to keep your daily inflammation low and will help to allow the body to function at its best without the added pressure of inflammation. Our top five foods for fighting inflammation are:

  1. Berries such as strawberries, blue berries and raspberries
  2. Fish such as tuna, salmon and mackerel that are high in omega-3
  3. Whole grain foods found in cereals and breads
  4. Antioxidant-rich foods such as spinach, beans, broccoli, oranges and sweet potatoes
  5. Extra virgin olive oil can be a good substitute for cooking with butter and can be a good foundation for salad dressings.

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Top Five Foods Containing Lycopene

A study  released from the medical journal Neurology and featured on Life Extension suggests that lycopene may reduce the risk of stroke, especially for middle-aged men. This could be an extremely helpful study not only for reducing stroke risk, but also important for your overall health.

The study out of Finland involved 1,031 men, all between the ages of 46 to 65 years old, started in 1991 and followed through 1999. Blood tests were given as participants entered the study and tracked through the duration of the study. What the researchers recorded was that those men who were in the upper 25 percent of the carotenoid lycopene, found in mainly in plants, had a 59 percent lower risk for stroke when compared to those in the bottom 25 percent.

Researchers further noted that the reason for this reduced risk may be that lycopene could be even more helpful in reducing stroke risks than other antioxidants in the body. They concluded, “This study adds to the evidence that a diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of stroke. The results support the recommendation that people get more than five serving of fruits and vegetables a day.”

This study supports evidence as to the overall benefits of eating a good, nutritious and balanced diet. Adding lycopene to your eating plan is easy enough. Our top five foods containing lycopene are:

  1. Tomatoes
  2. Guavas
  3. Watermelon
  4. Pink Grapefruit
  5. Asparagus

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Top Five Ways to Battle Arthritis

Arthritis is a particularly debilitating condition for many Americans. Especially as we age, arthritis can significantly impede your ability to perform daily tasks and can limit your quality of life. As discussed in the article, “about 22 percent of U.S. adults (about 50 million) aged 18 years or older in the civilian, non-institutionalized population have self-reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis.” They further stated that 9 percent say that arthritis limits their ability to do daily activities. Today we will be discussing what arthritis is, and five ways to battle it.

In basic terms, arthritis is thought of as joint inflammation that causes pain or discomfort. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expands the characteristics of arthritis as a condition “of more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints and the tissues which surround the joint and other connective tissue.” They note that the location of the arthritis, the pain intensity and stiffness as well as the gradual or sudden onset is dependent on the type of arthritis.

Keep in mind that there are simple things you can do in your daily life to help stave off arthritis or to cope with the symptoms if you are suffering. You should always consult your personal physician for an accurate diagnosis of the form of arthritis and for treatment options that might benefit your type of arthritis.

Our top five ways to battle arthritis are:

  1. Keep your body in motion –make sure you are not in one position too long, especially if you have a job that requires you to be seated at a desk. Get up and moving about every 15 minutes.
  2. Find your strength – relieve stress on the affected joints by using different muscle groups to accomplish daily tasks.
  3. Daily Planner – organize your day and be sure to plan ahead to minimize painful movements. Limit lifting heavy objects.
  4. Use labor saving devices – Use simple tools to take the strain off your joints, such as a long grabber for high items or a cart for moving objects around instead of lifting.
  5. Seek help – many people may not want to ask for help, but in many cases it is extremely beneficial. Also, look for local arthritis support groups to learn how others adjust their lives to manage their condition.

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Top Five Ways to Prolong Your Life

Today we will be looking at a study from the CDC and discussing five tips to potentially prolong your life. The Centers for Disease Control has discussed if an adherence to certain behaviors could lead to a decline in deaths from cardiovascular disease. To measure this they used participants from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey containing 44,959 participants. The study examined them from 1988-1994, 1999-2004 and 2005-2010.

Researchers used specific cardiovascular health survey metrics such as smoking status, physical activity level, body mass index, healthy diet intake, total serum cholesterol, blood pressure and fasting blood glucose. Participants were scored on these compared to the optimal status in each metric. Incidentally, of the 44,959 participants, only 2% achieved optimal status in every metric.

The results clearly showed that those with two or more optimal metric scores had a 27 percent lower adjusted risk of dying of cardiovascular disease compared to having only one or none. Meeting six or more showed a decline of 76 percent. Taking it even further, those meeting six or more metrics had a 51 percent lower risk of dying of any cause. Researchers concluded, ”Our findings indicate that the presence of a greater number of cardiovascular health metrics was associated with a graded and significantly lower risk of total and cardiovascular disease mortality.”

Applying what we know from this study, there are steps you can take to improve your health and potentially prolong your life. Our top five ways to do this are:

  1. Quit or Don’t Start Smoking — with what we know about the dangers of smoking, no one should still be smoking.
  2. Achieve an Optimal Waist-to-Height Ratio — divide your waist size measurement taken at the belly button by your height. Both should be in inches. A desirable ratio for men is 43 — 53 percent and for women, 42 — 49 percent.
  3. 30 Minutes of Moderate Intensity Physical Activity Daily — it is recommended that you do this at least five days a week.
  4. Mediterranean Style Eating — get a diet that is high in fruits, vegetables, lean protein and low in saturated fat. Also, have moderate consumption of unsaturated fat such as olive oil, walnuts, and omega-3 fatty acids from fish.
  5. Relax — use meditation or other ways to relax. Everyone is different, so find what brings you relaxation and incorporate it into your life.

Interested in reading more? Check out our Top Five Benefits of Meditation

Top Five Food Sources For Calcium

Research has that suggested increased calcium intake could possibly lead to an increased risk for heart disease. However, a large study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that there is no clinical link between calcium intake and heart disease.

Researchers with the Farmingham Offspring Study included 588 men and 690 women who were evaluated for calcium intake through questionnaires between 1998 and 2001. Calcium could have been ingested either through food or through supplement form. They then performed CT scans from 2002 to 2005 to view the amount of calcification in the arteries, which is a key indicator of heart disease.

Researchers determined after analyzing the data and cross matching the results that their subjects had no clinical or statistical correlation between calcium intake and plaque buildup in the arteries. Lead study author Dr. Elizabeth Samelson further broke down the results to conclude, “There was no increased risk of calcified arteries with higher amounts of calcium from food or supplements.”

So what does this mean for you? Calcium is extremely important for strong bones and teeth as well as for good muscle function, so make sure you get the needed amount. But, talk to your personal physician on the amount you need per day. Too much calcium, particularly in supplement form, may lead to other health complications such as kidney stones or it can interfere with some medications.

Our top five sources of calcium through food are:

  1. Cheese
  2. Milk
  3. Yogurt
  4. Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale or collard greens
  5. Nuts such as almonds and Brazilian nuts

Interested in reading more? Check out our Top Five Sources of Vitamin D

Top Five Tips to Help Manage Your Diabetes

A study  released in The Journal of Biological Chemistry and reported on at discussed how researchers out of Washington University in St. Louis wanted to test the effect of vitamin D and its role in decreasing atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries, in patients with type 2 diabetes. This study could be significant for diabetes sufferers.

The study contained 43 subjects with type 2 diabetes and another 25 that was a control group. They performed blood tests and studied a number of health factors. What they found was that the patients who had sufficient levels of vitamin D had a lower risk of developing the cells that promote stickiness in the arteries that can lead to plaque buildup. Dr. Amy Riek, lead author of the study, concluded that, “we took everything into account. We looked at blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes control, body weight and race. But only vitamin D levels correlated to whether these cells stuck to the vessel wall.”

She further stated that this study may help them develop treatments for diabetic patients. It may even lead to new medicines that incorporate vitamin D to combat vitamin D deficiencies in patients.

In practical terms, what this study suggests is that everyone, especially those with diabetes, should be mindful of getting all the needed vitamins and minerals. We suggest that you talk to your personal physician to ensure you are getting the proper amounts of vitamin D and other vitamin levels for your specific health needs.

Our top five tips to help manage your diabetes are:

  1. Healthy Diet — make sure you are eating a healthy diet. We suggest that you also speak with a registered dietician who can help you develop an appropriate eating plan that is individualized for you.
  2. Exercise — It is important that diabetic patients stay active and heart healthy. You should get at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise at least five days a week.
  3. Lose Weight — eating a healthy diet and exercise will be extremely helpful in managing weight, but make sure you stay in appropriate weight ranges and make sure you do not carry around extra weight in the belly area.
  4. Monitor Glucose Levels — diabetic patients should be vigilant on monitoring glucose levels and be aware of any unhealthy spikes or drops.
  5. Regular Check-ups — make sure you go to all recommended regular check-ups with your personal physician. Most importantly, listen to your physician’s advice as uncontrolled diabetes can lead to other significant health problems.

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