According to a new study, eating at fast food restaurants frequently may put extra pounds on you and increase your insulin resistance. Increased insulin resistance is a risk factor of type 2 diabetes. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute followed 3,031 young adults for fifteen years. Those eating at fast food restaurants more than twice a week gained on average an extra ten pounds and had a two times greater increace in insulin resistance. A typical fast food meal of a burger and fries does not fit very well within a healthy diet that should be loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables and include a mix of whole grains, nuts, and fish and relatively small amounts of dairy and whole (not ground) meat.

Also, please do not forget to join us for our next Half Hour to Health workshop being held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:15 pm. Podiatrist Dr. Bruce Theall will be here to teach you how proper support for your feet witll stop heel pain. Seating is limited, so please call the office at 973-761-0022 to sign up with a guest.