8 Nutrition Myths You Think Are Fact

You make decisions about what to put into your body all the time. Whether it’s what to have for lunch or which drink is going to best quench your thirst, you probably weigh several different factors before coming to a decision. But are you picking your food based on the right information? Find out which myths might be fooling you into passing up healthier options.

Fresh Vegetables Are the Freshest

When you walk down the produce aisle at the grocery store, it probably seems like nothing could be fresher than the colorful veggies you find there. But these vegetables aren’t actually the freshest in the store. In fact, frozen vegetables are often fresher. That’s because they’re harvested when they’re more ripe and frozen immediately to keep them fresh, rather than packed in a box and transported for days before getting to the store. The best part about frozen veggies? They don’t spoil.

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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