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Good-for-You Changes Can Boost Health and Prevent Disease

Making little changes to your diet and daily habits can have lasting (life-changing!) health effects. Try one or all of these healthy tips today and see if you feel different after a week, month or even longer. When it comes to health, it’s never too late to reinvent yourself.

Go vegan.
A vegan diet–a diet free of all animal and animal byproducts, including dairy and eggs–can ease diabetic nerve pain. And guess what? It also has been proven to help prevent a number of serious diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, arthritis, and osteoporosis.

Get nutty!
Eating about ½ cup of tree nuts a day (such as cashews, walnuts, pecans or almonds) can help with blood sugar control. Of course, nuts are high in fat, which means they must be eaten in moderation!

Get your “om” on.
Meditation can help regulate blood glucose levels and significantly lowers hemoglobin A1c levels (your average blood glucose level over a few months). It can also reduce stress levels and boost cardiovascular health.

Looking to jumpstart a diabetes-prevention exercise plan? Here are some exercises to add to your workout routine!

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