Tuesday, July 15, 2014

CUT DOWN ON STRESS

Did you know you have a 45% chance of developing diabetes if you lead a stressful life? Not only can stress kill you, it can cause chronic disease. Learn to relax and don't let others add stress to your life! Accomplishing this will be different for everyone but do your best to cut way back on stress in your daily life.
As a diabetic, let me assure you you do not want to develop diabetes!




Monday, July 14, 2014

STROLL AFTER MEALS

A recent study out of George Washington University shows that taking a 15 minute stroll 30 minutes after eating lowers post-meal blood sugar levels for at least 3 hours. Exercise scientist and lead author Loretta DiPietro says, "The muscle contractions resulting from the exercise are what help clear the blood sugar." It is suggested to aim for these short strolls after every meal if possible.


Friday, July 11, 2014

YOUR DIET SHOULD INCLUDE GARLIC AND ONION

Unless you have a specific health reason that causes your doctor to tell you otherwise, you should be including both garlic and onion in your diet. One of the best reasons for this is to help you ward off cancer. It seems the compounds that give both of these their strong flavor help to stave off cancer by neutralizing carcinogenic substances and they also speed the repair of damaged DNA. Garlic seems to be especially effective against cancers of the digestive system, including the esophagus and colon. As a survivor of colon cancer, let me assure you that is something you don't want to deal with. So spice up your meals with more garlic and onion!




Sunday, July 6, 2014

COOKING AND TASTING

Are you the cook in your family?  One thing often overlooked when trying to lose weight or watching what you eat for health reasons, ie diabetics, etc, is how much you can eat in calories and/or quantity while tasting foods. You know how we are, we just need a little taste to be sure everything is okay. Remember those little tastes add up just like what you put on your plate. And remember all those nibbles you grab from the relish tray, appetizer platter, etc while working in the kitchen are adding to your calorie, carb, etc count. When it is necessary to taste, use a small spoon, take a small amount and step away from the pot before you are tempted to have another taste....!