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Are Berries Good for Diabetes and Prediabetes?

a handful of strawberries

Clients and readers often ask me what fruits are good for diabetes or prediabetes. It’s really a simple answer: All of them! Every single fruit has a unique array of disease-fighting nutrients and phytonutrients like beta-carotene, lycopene, polyphenols and more. Research suggests that berries have…

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Lentil Sloppy Joes Recipe: a healthy, delicious take on an old favorite

Lentil Sloppy Joes on a bun

Sweet and savory. Delicious and nutritious. Fiber-rich and protein-rich. And a bit of comfort too. You’re going to like these lentil sloppy joes! When I found my cholesterol level creeping up, I knew I had to change something. But what? I already had a really…

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Add These Foods to Your Prediabetes Diet to Prevent Diabetes

Foods for prediabetes infographic

Here’s the prediabetes diet food list you’ve been looking for. Be sure to include these 7 types of foods on your menu for delicious diabetes prevention. If you’re worried about developing type 2 diabetes, add these foods to your prediabetes shopping list today. Prediabetes: A…

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Bean and Barley Salad Recipe: Healthy and Diabetes-Friendly

Barley salad is perfect for the warmer weather! And this tasty recipe is good for the heart and good for your blood sugar. Basically, that means that it’s good for all of us and especially for people with diabetes or prediabetes. Beans and barley both…

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To Reverse Prediabetes, Start Now!

Eating healthfully, which includes lots of vegetables is one way to help reverse prediabetes.

Is prediabetes serious? While it’s true that prediabetes is NOT pre-problem, there’s so much you can do right now to prevent type 2 diabetes or even reverse prediabetes. Prediabetes is NOT pre-problem! Statistically speaking, there’s a pretty good chance that you or someone you care…

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Savory Oats and Lentils Recipe: Healthy Easy Side Dish

I think I’m a little late to the savory oats trend. I decided to explore oats as a dinner side dish to get more variety of fibers in my diet. And it turns out that putting a fried egg on this dish turns it into…

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Creamy Oats and Lentils with Sweetly Spiced Apples: A Healthy Breakfast

healthy breakfast recipe oats

Searching for a healthy breakfast recipe? A bowl of oatmeal is a great way to start your day. This one takes a common pairing of oats and apples and adds lentils and milk to boost the protein. And cardamom and cinnamon make the taste AMAZING!…

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What You Need to Know About High Fiber Foods

high fiber foods include mushroom barley soup

The short response is that you probably need to eat more high-fiber foods. A mere 5% of Americans consume enough! The second part of my comment is that not all fibers are the same. Not even close. And that brings me to my third and…

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Diabetes Blood Sugar Basics

Diabetes Blood Sugar

Is your head spinning trying to understand everything about diabetes blood sugars? Sometimes it’s helpful to have a basic explanation. So here’s your 101 on diabetes blood sugar basics. I’ve complied answers to some of my clients’, friends’ and readers’ most common questions about diabetes…

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7 Tips and Tricks to Carb Count Like a Pro

Blueberry carb count

My patients with diabetes love the flexibility that comes with carb counting. Plus, carb counting works really well to manage their blood sugar levels. As long as they know the carb count of each food and stick with their meal or snack allowance, they can…

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Hi there! I'm Jill, a nutrition & diabetes expert and the author of 4 books.

Jill Weisenberger

I believe simple changes in health habits can bring you life-changing rewards.

And I believe willpower is way overrated.

Right here is where you can discover the mindset and habits to stick with healthy lifestyle choices most of the time - and drop the guilt when you don't.

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