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A Diabetics Diet Is Healthy And Tasty

Jul 5, 2008
Having diabetes means having to control your glucose levels. Failure to control your glucose levels increases your risk of heart disease, damage to your eyes, damage to your nervous system and organs. One way to control the glucose level is through medication, but the medication is often not enough and most doctors advise the patient complete a course in nutrition so the patient eats better and controls the glucose level better.

At these nutrition seminars diabetics are taught to eat in moderation and to eat more frequently. For many diabetics these courses are very hisheartening, because almost everything a diabetic is accustomed to eating is taken off the list of foods that can be eaten. Interestingly diabetics find that everything they had been told were junk food are in fact junk food. The nutritional value of fast food, doughnuts, cakes, pies, ready to eat cereals, regular sodas, and fast food has so little nutrition that they are in fact junk food. The foods a diabetic should be eating are what we already knew was good food. The only exception would be bread and rice, which is high in carbohydrates.

Once a diabetic gets over the initials shock of the radical diet change, it is evident that there are plenty of good foods that can be consumed. There are plenty of good recipes that help a person lose weight, eat better, and also helps diabetics control their glucose level.

A diabetics diet is a very healthy diet that works for almost anyone wanting a healthier diet. The diet should contain lots of nutrients per calorie. A diabetic should consume plenty of vegetables, beans, nuts, cheese, milk, mushrooms, seeds, onion, garlic, peppers and a little fresh fruit. Fats, oils, and red meat should be eaten in small quantities. Fish has been shown to be rich in Omega-3 oils which helps reduce the risk of heart disease and should therefore be eaten regularly. A simply Salmon fish recipe for type 2 diabetes is as follows.

INGREDIENTS:

2 lbs. Salmon fish cut into 1-1/1/2 cubes
1/3 cup olive oil
3/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon dill
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 medium onion cut into chunks
2 red peppers cut into chunks
12 cherry tomatoes

skewers

PREPARATION:

Rinse fish in cold water

pat dry with paper towel

Mix olive oil, lemon juice, dill, and vinegar. Pour marinade into large resealable bag with fish. Seal and refrigerate for 2-6 hours.

Soak skewers for 30 minutes (if wooden or bamboo)

Thread fish and vegetables on skewers

Oil steel skewers with olive oil
Oil grill lightly with cooking oil and place the fish kebabs on the grill. Cook for about 4-6 minutes each side or until the fish is done.

Recipes as simply as this one contains great nutritional value and great for diabetics and anyone wanting to eat healthy or lose weight.
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