2019 LWES 85

2019 LWES 85

This edition of Living Well Eating Smart is packed full of great nutrition advice - from simple meal recipes to helping you prevent prediabetes and more!

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Proper hydration is a must for circulating nutrients and waste through your body. As a helpful nudge to get and keep you drinking plenty of water, Nestlé ® Pure Life ® (nestlepurelife.com) offers seasonal designs for their 8-ounce bottles, like this year's Halloween packaging. Whether you're 5 or 55 years old, making water your go-to beverage is a perfect way to keep added sugars and excess calories away! Choose versions of your favorite staple foods that offer a nutritional twist. Barilla ® Legume Pasta (barilla.com) has the rotini and penne cuts of pasta you've come to love with a base of dried red lentil or chickpeas. Chickpea Rotini and Red Lentil Penne and Rotini cook up like traditional semolina pasta but offer 4 to 7 grams more protein, 8 grams fewer carbohydrates and 3 to 5 grams more fiber per 2-ounce serving. ✓ 6 Prediabetes is the state in which your fasting blood sugar is higher than the recommended range but lower than the level used for identifying the presence of diabetes. As of 2015, 84.1 million adults over the age of 18 years old had undiagnosed prediabetes. Additionally, 7.2 million Americans had undiagnosed diabetes mellitus. ¹ Do your part to prevent diabetes, and prediabetes, and follow a meal plan that spreads carbohydrate intake across the course of the day, is minimal in added sugars and is filled with foods that serve the most nutrition. PREVENTING PREDIABETES

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