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Get Better Health with Every Bite: Boost Nutrient Absorption

Here’s how to boost nutrient absorption, so you’ll get more health-boosters in every bite. Some nutrients and phytonutrients get tossed in the trash. Others are wasted in the cooking water. And more are trapped inside the food waiting to be unlocked. Let’s unlock them! The…

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What are Phytochemicals? Boost Your Health Today!

Brussels sprouts have phytochemicals

The word phytochemical literally means plant chemical, and there are thousands of them in the diet. What are phytochemicals? They’re compounds that give plants color, flavor and aroma. They help protect the plant from attacks by insects and diseases. But they are also a treasure…

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Farro Waldorf Salad

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In this version, the Waldorf salad gets a much-needed flavor and nutrient makeover with whole grain farro as a base, the brightness of orange and some pizazz from cinnamon and cardamom. Just like my red quinoa tabouli, this healthy farro salad is perfect for a…

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Do You Know the Numbers that Can Help You Prevent Heart Disease?

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Knowing your results for these blood tests for heart health can save your life. Learn what your blood sugar and cholesterol levels should be and how to get them closer to healthy! It’s not unusual (or surprising) to fear cancer, HIV, flying and so much…

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Are Berries Good for Diabetes and Prediabetes?

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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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Very Berry Smoothie Recipe: Easy and Delicious

This delicious, 4-ingredient fruit smoothie uses 2 foods linked with less risk of diabetes. And it’s delicious. Let’s hear it for easy, fast, delicious and nutritious. There are plenty of days when I really need this in a recipe! In a rush? Check Need something…

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Surprisingly High Sodium Foods + Tips to Reduce Sodium Intake

citrus zest to lower sodium in food

It’s not what many people think. The saltiest foods are not the salty-tasting peanuts and popcorn. In fact, these are often surprisingly low in sodium. You simply can’t use taste to determine the amount of sodium in food. Salted peanuts, popcorn and chips taste salty…

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Award-Winning Healthy Dessert: Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cereal Nachos

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This nutrient-packed, sweet and delicious healthy dessert recipe is a winner! Literally! Call me lucky! I was invited to spend a couple days at the General Mills headquarters in Minneapolis with a small gathering of colleagues. We were treated to a fun and informative event…

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5 Weight Loss Diet Strategies Worthy of New Year’s Resolutions

Weight Loss Diet Plate

Is a weight loss diet part of your New Year’s plan? If you’re making New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, you can up your chances of success by creatively and purposefully making a plan. Willpower is way over-rated. So are very restricted diets. Here are…

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Diabetes Recipes: A Round Up to Boost Your Health with Fruits and Vegetables

Diabetes-friendly recipes should be loaded with health-shielding ingredients that protect the body without jacking up blood sugar levels. And, of course, the dish should taste fantastic. You’ll love this diabetes recipe round up during National Diabetes Month and every month! Thanks to colleagues and others…

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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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