Yogurt, the Diabetes Fighter?

Posted on 02/19/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt sounds so simple: Eat a couple of low-fat yogurts every week and this could reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 28 percent, a new British study finds. And if you also swap out one sugary dessert or fatty snack for an additional container of yogurt, you’ll cut your risk by a whopping 47 percent! Obviously, that’s not all it takes to ward off diabetes. Exercising, not smoking, and eating other healthy foods are important as well …

Why the New Craze for Chia Seeds?

Posted on 07/1/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthRemember the chia pets from the ’70s, those cute little clay animals that grew green “hair” from sprouting seeds on top of their heads? These days it’s chia seeds — cousins of those used in the kitschy figurines — that are the current craze for the health benefits they pack. The tiny seeds are being used as a topping for yogurt, mixed into cereal or muffins, and added to energy bars, superfood smoothies and desserts. I just ate a delicious coconut milk …

Juicer vs. Blender: Which Is Healthier For You?

Posted on 08/2/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthShould you boost your health with a creamy fruit smoothie you whip up in your blender? Or should you join the juicing craze with a mega-juicer that extracts just the vitamin-rich liquid from fruits and vegetables? And what about a juice cleanse, where you drink only juice for several days to lose weight,  detoxify or just feel extra-virtuous? This extreme health fad has recently spread from celebs to the corporate world. Group juice cleanses — in which co-workers pledge to detoxify …