Energy Boosters

By pairing complex carbohydrates with protein, you can keep your blood sugar balanced all day long. So, keep an eye on your protein intake and stay tuned for more Nutrition101!

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Steps to Preventing Diabetes

Diabetes prevention is living a healthy lifestyle. Walking at a moderate pace for as little as an hour a week cuts your risk of getting diabetes 27 percent and if you walk 3 hours a week at a brisk pace you cut your risk 42 percent.

Exercise stimulates the transport of glucose from the blood into muscles and other organs, lowering blood sugar. If you are overweight and you drop as little as 3 pounds, your risk of diabetes may drop 16 percent. For each additional 3 pounds lost, risk drops another 16 percent.

Losing weight helps lower the need for insulin; another preventive alternative is to eat an ounce of nuts a day. Nuts are a source of good polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, fiber and magnesium, all of which are linked to better glucose metabolism.

Walking a regular routine will boost your energy, help you sleep well, lose weight, balance your insulin, and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

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Energy Boosters!

You need high octane fuel for your action packed day. Get going with our all day energy plan from sun up to sun down. Paying attention to what you eat and how you live will help reverse that rundown feeling. Fluctuating blood sugar, typically caused by caffeine and sugar, zaps energy. For a better, more long lasting boost, eat a snack of protein and complex carbohydrates, such as almond butter on whole grain crackers, says registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix.

We all know that secret stash of chocolate or third cup of coffee won't do our bodies any good, yet when fatigue sets in, who doesn't reach mindlessly for a quick pick me up? There is a biological reason for your lack of willpower; your body is declaring its need for energy fast!

Great all day energy boosters start with breakfast. Eat, or risk going into energy debt later in the day. "A balanced breakfast raises blood sugar, which perks you up and it also stokes your metabolism; your body's chemical on switch, which helps you burn calories throughout the morning, "says Molly Kimball, R.D., sports dietitian at Ochsner Elmwood Fitness Center in New Orleans. To stay energized throughout the day, indulge in a low fat yogurt, or chow down on an ounce of nuts, or nibble away on a small banana. These healthy munchies will keep you going all day.

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Pairing Complex Carbs with Protein

The protein makes you feel full, and the carbs provide you with a gust of energy. A great pair is an apple and half a serving of creamy peanut butter.

By pairing complex carbohydrates with protein, you can keep your blood sugar balanced all day long. So, keep an eye on your protein intake and stay tuned for more Nutrition101!