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  • Everyday mindfulness linked to healthy glucose levels

    Volunteers in a study who scored higher on the Mindfulness Awareness Attention Scale (MAAS), had a higher likelihood of having normal glucose levels (ranges reflect intervals of 95 percent confidence). Dispositional, or “everyday” mindfulness is the inherent trait of being aware of one’s present thoughts and feelings. In a […] Click here to view original […]

  • Type 2 Diabetes Risk Increases For Every Extra Hour Spent Sitting: Study

    In the past, we’ve learned a lot about the potential genetic, environmental, and lifestyle risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes — but how does sedentary behavior influence the disorder? That’s the focus of a recent study published in Diabetologia. Prior research has shown “unfavorable associations” between sedentary time, such as sitting and reclining to watch TV or work on a […]

  • Barley helps improve blood sugar levels, reduce appetite

    Did you know barley can rapidly improve people’s health by reducing blood sugar levels and the risk for diabetes, a recent study shows. The secret lies in the special mixture of dietary fibers found in barley, which can also help reduce people’s appetite and risk for cardiovascular disease. But where can you find Barley in […]

  • Barley Mushroom and Herb Risotto

     Serves 6 Ingredients 6 cups reduced sodium, fat-free chicken broth 1 tsp olive oil 1 small onion, diced (1 cup) 1 cup pearl barley 2 tsp olive oil 1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tsp chopped fresh parsley 2 tsp chopped fresh chives ½ tsp salt (optional) ¼ tsp ground black […]

  • Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Disease by exercising 30 mins 5 times a week

    February is National Heart Month a great time to think deeply about how to make better choices and include exercise as part of your life. Many people believe that exercise requires super hard tasks and hours at the gym. But did you know that  just 30 minutes of exercise five out of seven days a week […]