The Burger Lover's Guide to Buying Beef

Consumer expert Lisa Lee Freeman shares her tips for buying the best beef for burgers.

Making the perfect juicy burger is all about the beef, but you don't have to be a butcher to know the key to buying the best quality patties. Lisa Lee Freeman, a consumer expert, breaks down what to look for on food labels to learn the quality of the meat the next time you're ready to fire up the grill. 

Good Quality

  • No antibiotics (phrases you might see include: "no antibiotics administered" or "raised without antibiotics")

Great Quality

  • Organic
  • American Grassfed Association

Gold Standard Quality

  • Grass-fed and organic

How to Safely Make Lifestyle Changes With Type 2 Diabetes

Gain control of your disease while still protecting your heart

If you're overweight or obese and have type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals how to make lifestyle changes that will help you safely gain control of your disease and still protect your heart.

Researchers published a study in Diabetes Care that took a second — and more in-depth — look at data from the NIH's Look AHEAD study. They found that for 85% of people in that study, lifestyle interventions that triggered weight loss and increased physical activity reduced potential cardiovascular problems. Such lifestyle interventions also help reduce the risks for diabetes, dementia and some cancers and strengthen the immune system.

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