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Clean Eating
3 min leídos
Nutrition

13 Foods to Balance Blood Sugar & Help Prevent Diabetes

Curried Lentil & Squash Bowl with Kale & Peppers cleaneating.com/squashbowl Kale, spinach, chard and other leafy greens are high in antioxidants and magnesium, and eating one-and-a-half extra servings a day can reduce the risk of diabetes by 14%. Try this: Sauté chard and spinach with garlic and olive oil then purée with coconut milk for a creamy soup; fi nely chop kale, olives and tomatoes and use as an omelette fi lling; shred collards into long, thin strips, sauté until tender then toss with cooked pasta and cheese. Garlic & onions contain sulfur compounds that lower blood sugar and reduce
The Atlantic
8 min leídos
Nutrition

Why Scientists Can’t Agree on Whether It’s Unhealthy to Be Overweight

Is being a little bit overweight bad for you? Could it lead to an untimely death? It’s a question with real consequences. Many overweight people feel locked in a fruitless battle with their size. If they do slim down, the process might distort their metabolisms forever. But if they remain overweight, non-thin people may face intense prejudice and stigma, as the writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner poignantly described in The New York Times Magazine recently: I was in Iceland, for a story assignment, and the man who owned my hotel took me fishing and said, ‘‘I’m not going to insist you wear a life jack
Yoga Journal
8 min leídos
Nutrition

Hungry for Sleep

ACHARYA CHARAKA, ONE OF THE FATHERS of modern Ayurveda, believed that so much of what we seek—happiness, strength, vitality, intellect, potency—depends on proper sleep. More than 2,300 years later, many of today’s scientists agree. “Sleep influences everything about us,” says Michael Grandner, PhD, director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona. “It’s essential to physical, mental, and emotional well-being.” Researchers have even found that poor sleep affects physical appearance (for example, sleepy participants were rated as looking unhealthy), though you proba