November 2015

Giving Lunch a Makeover

Simple, quick swaps can change lunch from a high-calorie and low-nutrition meal, into a healthy, balanced meal that will fuel you for the rest of your day.

Instead of a salami sandwich on white bread with cheese, mayonnaise and mustard, make this open-faced sandwich: Rotisserie chicken, three slices avocado, two tomato slices, lettuce and mustard on one piece of 100 percent whole wheat bread, toasted. This sandwich is sure to fuel you through the rest of your day.

Preventing Diabetes

Researchers and health care providers cannot predict with certainty who will develop diabetes – whether it is Type 1 or Type 2. Yes, there are some people born with a predisposition to develop the disease, but genes alone do not determine that fate. Along with a family history of diabetes, something in the environment triggers the onset of diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association.