Prediabetes is a condition where a person’s blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes puts a person on the road leading to diabetes, but also raises their risk of heart disease and stroke.
In overweight and obese people, fat often gets deposited in the midsection of the body. Large amounts of this belly fat can lead to unhealthy changes in a heart's function and size. But according to new findings a bariatric surgical procedure, and the weight loss that follows it, actually allows the heart to return to its natural shape and function.
With the holiday season at full swing there is no better time to be thankful for good health. This time of year in particular provides a chance to indulge in time with loved ones around the dinner table. This also is a great opportunity to practice self-constraint when faced with decadent desserts from all directions.
*Recipe submitted by Orlando, FL Lap-Band patient, Jaime S. Ingredients 2 ½ cups blanched almond flour ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup coconut oil, melted 5 tablespoons agave nectar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Directions In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon In a