November is Diabetes Health Month
Aaahhh…November. The month where apple pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, and horns of plenty test even the most steadfast dieter's resolve. Before you overindulge this month and the holiday months ahead, take a moment to learn the risks.
Diabetes is a rapidly growing health problem. Currently, more than 21 million people in the United States have diabetes. Without care, diabetes can lead to complications that include kidney failure, eye problems, nerve damage, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and more. But now the good news. Although diabetes is a lifelong condition, by taking action you can live a healthy life. Action plus knowledge is a vital part of an equation that helps expose important numbers related to diabetes.
Food For Thought
This month's recipe is Baked Cajun Catfish and Collard Greens , a Southern staple, which features less saturated fat and sodium while highlighting the health benefits of 2 key ingredients: fish and collard greens. The American Heart Association recommends eating 2 servings of fish per week. For an added benefit, try substituting a fatty fish such as trout. Fattier fish have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which can boost your mood. So here's to your good health and a mood booster.
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