I get La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Soft Wraps. They are whole grain and have 100 cal. 18 carb, 12 fiber and 9 protein. Even if you use 1/2 of the fiber count it works out to 12 effective carbs. I use them to make quesadillas, veggie tacos, and wraps for all types of sandwiches. They have a good flavor, and hold together well. They also grill well.View Thread
I wash feet in the shower, and after the shower while the toe nails are softer clip myself on the edge of the bed and then clean cuticles and any other areas. I also check between the toes for any abnormalities and use an anti fungal if needed. I check the bottom of the feet for cuts, bruising, and cracking. I don't have any problems with any of it. I always wear clean socks, and use special socks for hiking and other strenuous exercise that wicks moisture. I also like socks that have an arch support band in them, seems to help when o my feet for a long time. Good shoes are my biggest sin. I am constantly buying good shoes for walking, hiking, and rotate the wear on them. I also like to have arch support in the shoes to take less pressure off of the heal. Take good care of your feet, they support all the rest of you!View Thread
Early show today posted that each cup of coffee lowered the risk of type 2 by 7%. Hmmm wish I hadn't stopped coffee a few years ago because of all I heard bad about it. They also posted that 6-7 cups dropped the incidence of prostrate cancer by a large % and also throat and head cancers by large amounts. Guess decaf is the way to go. I still love my coffee!View Thread
(CBS) Looking for another reason to justify your daily latte? A new study suggests that coffee may guard against diabetes.
The study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, shows that coffee improves insulin sensitivity and helps prevent the development of high blood sugar - at least in lab mice.
If you think you're experiencing déjà vu, it could be because numerous studies have linked coffee - both caffeinated and decaf - with reduced risk not only of diabetes, but also of Alzheimer's disease and prostate cancer.
One 2004 study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, showed that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes was as much as 35 percent lower in people who drank four cups of coffee a day.
Pretty convincing stuff.
What remains unknown is just what's in coffee that provides the health-protective effects. It could be the caffeine, scientists say, but it could also be the antioxidants, potassium and magnesium found in coffee. More reseach is needed.
In the meantime, health experts - including those at the Mayo Clinic - recommend exercise and a healthy diet to guard against diabetes.View Thread
This is an excellent set of links. I particularly found this intriguing! WARNING: The American Diabetes Association is selling its endorsement to junk food companies and you will soon be seeing labels suggesting that many foods are great for diabetics that are not. The ADA criteria are that the food be low fat and have 30 grams or less of carbohydrate per serving. This is already much more carbohydrate than most people with diabetes can handle without dramatic blood sugar spikes.
Yeah, here in Central PA, alas we have no Trader Joes, or Whole Foods, or any other large grocer of the type. The closest we come is Wegmans. Our closest Trader Joes is in Pittsburgh. Some day maybe they will wake up and place on in the area. State College/Penn State U, is just over the hill from me and with as many health conscience individuals at the U I would think it would be a financial boon for the first one in the area.View Thread