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How can I increase my metabolism?

Posted on: March 26th, 2014 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

Metabolism is defined as the manner in which your body processes and uses the food you eat. There are several variables that make up your metabolism. These include: Basal metabolism (the basic energy for your existence, i.e. keeps your organs functioning). Amount of physical activity Amount and frequency of food you ingest Your current weight […]

What is the Glycemic Index?

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

This is a very good question!  I am sure many of you have heard or read about the glycemic index. The glycemic index is a rating system for food that contains carbohydrates. Its purpose is to identify carbohydrate containing foods according to their potential to raise blood sugar. This is of particular importance to those […]

Avoiding Hidden Sugars

Posted on: November 14th, 2012 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

Tip of the Month: Take the time to read your nutrition label and ingredient list to avoid consuming hidden sugars. How much sugar is too much? How does it affect my health? Let me begin by saying that according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the average American consumes approximately 150 pounds of sugar per […]

What Precisely is Diabetes?

Posted on: November 7th, 2012 by Ann Marie Coppen No Comments

Every day allows you the opportunity to make small changes in your eating habits and exercise that can benefit your health and reduce health risks.   What precisely is Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes? Having diabetes means that you have too much glucose (sugar) in your blood.  Basically there is a malfunction where your body is not […]