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Sugar and Diabetes: The Myth That Won't Die
Sugar and Diabetes: The Myth That Won't Die

Years ago, John Bantle, MD, gave brownies to people with diabetes. Brownies made with real sugar. And their blood glucose levels…did not skyrocket.

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Chocolate Is Not Good for Hypoglycemia!

One of the cartoons you recently published, where a character eats chocolate because his sugar is too low, gave the wrong message. Chocolate should not be used for treating hypoglycemia. There is too much fat in it for it to be effective.

Comments 10 comments - Mar 1, 2008 - * * * *

Dark Chocolate Makes Your Heart's Blood Flow

It's really true: dark chocolate makes your coronary arteries open up and increases heart blood flow. In a two-week trial, 39 adults ate either 550 milligrams per day of dark chocolate (with a cocoa content of 70 percent or greater), which is full of flavonoids, or the same amount of white chocolate, which has no flavonoids.

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A Little Dark Chocolate Does a Little Good for Blood Pressure
A Little Dark Chocolate Does a Little Good for Blood Pressure

According to a June study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, eating one small square of very dark chocolate lowers systolic (the top number) blood pressure by about three points and diastolic (the bottom number) blood pressure by about two points.

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New Flavors for Low-Carb, Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Ice Cream
New Flavors for Low-Carb, Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Ice Cream

Dolce Food Corporation has introduced new flavors for its low-carb, low-fat, low-calorie Dolce Futuro ice cream. Dolce Futuro is now available in:

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Sugar-Free Chocolates for Your Valentine:
Sugar-Free Chocolates for Your Valentine:

Valentine’s Day is the single biggest day for chocolate sales. Among the many kinds of chocolate now available for gift giving are sugar-free as well as dairy-free varieties. Today, sugar-free chocolates may also be labeled “lower carb.”

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Insulin Sensitivity Promoted by Dark Chocolate
Insulin Sensitivity Promoted by Dark Chocolate

Good news for chocolate lovers: An Italian study found that dark chocolate decreases blood pressure and improves insulin sensitivity in healthy people without diabetes. White chocolate (which does not contain flavanols), however, was not found to have the same effects.

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Sweet’n Low Offers New Desserts for Carb-Watchers
Sweet’n Low Offers New Desserts for Carb-Watchers

The makers of Sweet’n Low (saccharine) sugar substitute have introduced six desserts for people keeping an eye on their carb consumption.

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Chocolate

Chocolate! Although millions love it, chocolate has always gotten a bad rap in the diabetes community.

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Frozen Delights: Low-Carb Frozen Desserts Available

LeCarb frozen desserts, which have 3 grams of sugars per serving-compared to 14 grams in regular ice cream-are now available at Wal-Mart Supercenters across the country and at Brookshire's, Super 1 Foods, and Ole Foods stores in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

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