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Broccoli for diabetes

People with diabetes are five times more likely to die from a cardiovascular event than those without diabetes, Some vegetables may protect and even reverse the damaging effects of diabetes on the heart, one good vegetable to eat is broccoli. Those little trees are good for you. Don't underestimate...

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Alway eat a protein with a carb.

While it is the most helpful thing to know about eating with diabetes, I am surprised how many people don't know this "secret." ALWAYS combine a carb with a protein at every meal or snack.

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Not Losing Weight ...on a Plateau?

Lower the sugar content in your foods. Eat less carbs because carbs turn into sugar once eaten. Your pancreas is constantly producing insulin to get rid of the sugar. You become insulin resistant or pre-diabetic. Sugar promotes all sorts of disease and complications in your body like depression, dia...

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I grab my fat

When I want to eat something I don't need, usually a Snickers, I grab my belly fat. I reminds me that I already have a Snickers in storage.

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Look up your "mutual friends" easily!

Have you ever wondered if you have remembered to "add back" all of the people who have added you as a friend?

Go to your Friend Feed. Right above the Friend Feed is a paragraph that says to "click here" to see your mutual friends. You can also see people you have added (but didn't add you) a...

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Protecting Your Digital Food Scale

Having to whipe down your scale after each use can be a pain. I find that placing saran (plastic) wrap over the scale, including the key pad does the trick.

With clean hands, simply place a large enough piece of plastic wrap over the scale and keypad.

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Shirataki Noodles!

Substitute these noodles for your regular pasta dishes and save a bunch of calories...these noodles have 0, count 'em, 0 calories and taste yummy in soup, stirfry or anything you would use pasta for

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Low fat snack

Try slicing cucumbers and using them as a "chip" with salsa. Very tasty, crunchy and very low calorie. Just be careful about the sodium on the salsa you select. This fits the bill when others are eating tortilla chips with salsa.

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Cookbook

I don't have a secret just a comment. I'm going to create a new cookbook from the recipes here on the Spark website. I cannot afford to buy anything at the moment due to very low funds but I can save the recipes that look good to me that my family will eat. I will print them out one at a time and...

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Pasta Lover

For the past 6 months I have been cooking with shirataki noodles instead of regular pasta. Depending on which shirataki noodle you get, they can be anywhere from 0 to 20 cal. per serving instead of the regular 200 cal per serving for regular pasta.
They taste like any other pasta...especially l...

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