Saturday, February 17, 2018

8 Drinks That Help You Fight Diabetes

Diabetes is one of those diseases that is more sneaky than you think. One day, you’re going along eating the foods you want and drinking the drinks you want and the next day, diabetes may be knocking at your door.  But the good news about this disease is that it is preventable. You can stop it. Here...

Amazing Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds for Type 2 Diabetes

Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are a hallmark of trail mix and of many ‘healthy cereals.’ But a lot of people don’t know just how tasty they can be on their own. These charming, flat little seeds are native to the Americas. They were a very important food to many Native American tribes –...

Rosemary Roasted Nuts

Ingredients  Nonstick cooking spray  1 egg white  2 teaspoons snipped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed  1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper  1/2 teaspoon salt  3 cups walnut pieces, hazelnuts (filberts), and/or whole almonds Directions  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil; lightly coat foil with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. In a medium bowl, lightly...

Perfect Veggie Juice for Diabetes

Prep Time:15 minutes Serving:2 Veggie Juice A drinkable salad with a little kick. Such a tangy little treat in a glass! Ingredients Chopped Romaine Hearts - 1 Cup Chopped Chives - 1/4 Cup Large Tomatoes - 2 Jalapenos - 1/4 Red Bell Pepper - 1 Celery Stalks - 2 Carrot - 1 Ice Cubes - optional Instructions Working in this order, process lettuce, chives, tomatoes,...

Sweet and Smoky Baked Eggs For Diabetic People

Makes: 4 servings Serving Size: 1 tomato half Ingredients 2 large ripe beefsteak or heirloom tomatoes 1 tsp. ground pepper 1 tsp. cumin 4 med. eggs 2 tsp. grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese Directions Preheat the oven to 350° F. Wash the tomatoes and cut them in half. Scoop out the pulp and seeds, creating a “bowl” with about a ½-inch rim. Place the tomatoes cut side up in a greased glass baking...

The Link Between Salt and Diabetes

You're likelier to have high blood pressure if you have diabetes. Getting too much sodium can raise your blood pressure, too. So your doctor or dietitian may ask you to limit or avoid these high-salt foods: Salt and seasoned salt (or salt seasonings) Boxed mixes of potatoes, rice, or pasta Canned Meats Canned soups and vegetables (with sodium) ...

Diabetic-Friendly Strawberry Smoothies

Ingredients 2 cups frozen, unsweetened strawberries, whole 1 cup plain fat-free greek yogurt 1/2 cup lite cranberry juice 1/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated Directions In a blender, combine frozen strawberries, yogurt, cranberry juice and splenda and blend until smooth. Poor smoothie in 3 glasses and serve immediately Food Exchanges: 1 Fruit Nutritional Info (per serving): Makes...

Cherry-Almond Snack Mix

Ingredients  4 cups sweetened oat square cereal or brown sugar-flavored oat biscuit cereal  1/2 cup sliced almonds  2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted  1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice  salt  1 cup dried cherries and/or golden raisins Directions  Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a 15x10-inch baking pan with foil, if desired. In the baking pan, combine cereal and almonds. In a small bowl, stir...

Sweet and Salty Roasted Nuts

Ingredients  1 egg white  1 tablespoon water  4 cups raw whole cashews, whole almonds, walnut halves, and/or pecan halves  3 tablespoons packed brown sugar or brown sugar substitute* equivalent to 3 tablespoons brown sugar  1 tablespoon ground cumin  2 teaspoons chili powder  1 teaspoon garlic salt  1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper Directions  Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine egg white and the water; beat with a...

No Guilt Diabetic Snack & Party Mixes

Every good party needs a tasty snack mix to add a little crunch to the festivities. Here, we provide you with 10 diabetes-friendly options -- many that are low carb -- featuring different flavors in snack mixes, trail mixes, and delicious combinations of rice cereal, nuts, popcorn, and spices that everyone will love. Rice Cracker...
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