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Monday, October 25, 2010 8:10 PM Posted by YOUR_NAME
Be Fit with Diabetic Recipes
By Megha Monga
Having diabetes can certainly limit some of the food you would want to eat, but with
the right Diabetic Recipes you can still enjoy great food. To be absolutely sure about
what to eat and what not to eat, you and your dietitian should work together to design
a meal plan that's right for you and includes foods that you enjoy. A diabetes diet
meal plan is a guide that tells you how much and what kinds of food you can choose
to eat at meals and snack times. Keep in mind that while many Recipes for Diabetics
are fairly simple and fast to make, some may be more complex and take longer. It is
important to gather the right diabetic supplies when planning your recipes.
Fortunately, there is most definitely a Diabetic Recipe of your favorite food. For
example, because of the high sugar content of most desserts, many diabetics felt that
they would have to give them up. However, there are many Diabetic Dessert Recipes
that will be safe diabetics to eat. There are also many diabetic safe breads, salads,
sandwiches, appetizers, and any other food category you can think of. If you have
diabetes and don't want to give up your favorite foods, try a safe Recipe for Diabetics
instead, such as a diabetic cake recipe or a diabetic cookie recipe.
For those who are living with diabetics or watching their weight, there are some fairly
simple things that you can alter in many of your current recipes to make safe and
healthy Diabetic Recipes? If you have diabetes or are worried about getting it, you
can remove foods that have a high glycemic index or that might contribute to heart
disease, from your daily diet.
Some of these recipes may incorporate small amounts of refined sugar per serving,
while some may be Sugar free Recipes. Recipes with refined sugar may not be
suitable for all people with diabetes. Check with your physician or registered dietitian,
or nutritionist on how to incorporate these recipes into your daily meal plan. Some
recipes may also be high in fiber (i.e. more than 5 grams). For some diabetics,
carbohydrates from fiber sources may have a more blunted effect on their blood
glucose levels. Your Healthcare Provider will be the best person to tell you whether or
not you need to adjust your insulin to carbohydrate ratio if much of the carbohydrate
you're eating is fiber.
In particular, foods such as potatoes, corn, refined white flour products (pasta,
noodles, pastries, cakes) should be reduced or avoided completely in Diabetic
Recipes. In addition, certain types of fat are particularly unhealthy for the diabetic
including hydrogenated oils or fats (trans fats) which have actually been associated
with the development of diabetes. Animal fats such as butter, full fat cheeses and
other dairy products should be reduced and low fat or non-fat products used instead.
The major change to food to make them a Recipe for Diabetics is to remove any fat
except olive oil, to remove all sugar and use sugar substitutes, to add fiber, and use
lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Now of course you've heard all of this before and
maybe it's boring but if you want to keep yourself or your diabetic relative/partner
healthy, then these are the basics.