5 Daily Habits to Live Longer

Sorry to break it to you, but you're not gonna win the war against aging by just drinking a shot glass of some magical elixir from South East Asia. Accelerated aging — and aging in general — is a complex process, you can fight it with these five simple daily habits.

Mike Roussell
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18 Famous People With Diabetes

It's estimated that one in three Americans will have Type 2 diabetes by 2050, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Crissy VM
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How Carb-Sensitive People Lose Inches Around Their Waistlines

People whose bodies are sensitive to carbohydrates can sometimes have a difficult time losing weight around their midsection, especially when they continue to eat the carbs their bodies dislike. To beat belly fat and lose inches, you'll first need to determine what foods you should eat and what foods you should avoid.

Jessica Taylor
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Electrolyte Imbalance & Headaches

Minerals in the body that carry electrical charges are called electrolytes. Your urine, blood and other bodily fluids carry electrolytes through your body. When electrolyte levels become imbalanced, you can experience a range of symptoms ranging from headaches and nausea to confusion and dehydration.

Linda Ray
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Lemons, Limes and Diabetes

Lemons and limes belong to the citrus fruit family. This makes them diabetes superfoods, according to the American Diabetes Association. Citrus fruits are well-known for having a high vitamin C content, but the high levels of soluble fiber in lemons and limes offer those with diabetes the most benefits.

Kathryn Gilhuly
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Broccoli and Diabetes

People with diabetes need to take special care with their diet to keep their blood sugar levels within the appropriate range. Although careful planning can make it so you can eat any food, at least in small doses, there are some foods that are particularly healthy for diabetics. Broccoli is among them.

Jessica Bruso
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Millet & Diabetes

Millet is actually a group of related plants that produce small pearl-like grains and not a single plant. Millet is low in essential amino acids and higher than most grains in fat content, 75 percent of which is heart-healthy polyunsaturated fat.

Tracey Roizman, D.C.
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Metamucil & Diabetes

Metamucil is a fiber supplement brand that contains psyllium, a source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Diabetes is a chronic disorder characterized by high blood sugar and cardiovascular complications. Increasing dietary fiber can help you manage diabetes and reduce your risk of complications.

Jeffrey Traister
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How Does Diabetes Occur?

Diabetes is a metabolic condition in which the body does not properly regulate the glucose, or sugar, in the blood. When you eat carbohydrates, your body breaks them down into sugars, including glucose. Glucose is transported by the bloodstream to the cells, where it is used for energy.

Patricia Culpepper
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Tuna for a Diabetic

Good nutrition is essential for everyone, but it is particularly important if you are living with diabetes. In addition to managing your carbohydrate intake, your nutrition plan needs to be heart-healthy because of the increased risk of cardiovascular disease that accompanies diabetes.

Dr. Tina M. St. John
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What Fruits Should Diabetics Avoid?

Fruits often get a bad reputation in the world of diabetes, and many believe they are completely off-limits. While fruits are a source of carbohydrates -- the nutrient responsible for affecting blood sugar -- their carbs are from natural sugar and can be incorporated into a healthy meal plan.

Heather Muñoz
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Can Diabetics Take Melatonin?

Diabetics who experience sleeping problems might want to try melatonin, a common supplement that is thought to help regulate sleeping patterns. But diabetics must monitor the supplements they take to ensure they don’t interfere with any other medications they’re taking.

Stan Mack
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