Can Diabetes Be Cured

How to control your diabetes

If you have been asking yourself, can diabetes be cured? the answer is, Unfortunately there is no current cure for Diabetes but there are many things a diabetic can do to relieve their symptoms.  It is a matter of maintaining good blood sugar control.  So it follows, that diabetics need to get on a healthy diet plan.  They should consult with a dietician, who specializes in Diabetes management.

Have A Healthy Diet Plan To Control Diabetes:

Most doctors agree, that diabetes can be controlled by diet. More fresh fruit and vegetables are very important.  Changing your diet to a healthy diabetic diet plan, will change your life.  Make it your goal to get off diabetic medications, with your doctors permission.

Take An Action Before It Is Too Late

Most of us procrastinate….now is the time to act and participate in your health care.  Set a goal for yourself.  The next time you see your doctor and get weighed, ask if thirty pounds would make a difference in your condition.  If your next appointment is in ninety days, make your goal thirty pounds in ninety days.  I am sure the doctor will be very happy.  Trust me, you will be.  Do it now.  Do it for yourself.

Diabetics are susceptible to many other medical problems including:

Heart disease and stroke – two of the main causes of death to diabetics.

Kidney disease – Nephropathy –

Eye problems – Cataracts and Glaucoma

Nerve damage – Diabetic neuropathy

Poor blood flow to extremities – causing the possibility of amputation

This is all, pretty scary stuff, but it is not too late to prevent these issues.  The key is learning how to control the disease.  Do not wait until a serious problem arises.  Start now, to improve your own health.

First things first, check with your doctor and explain, that you want to take an active roll in your health.  Ask what three or four things, you should do right now. The doctor can suggest the right people to talk with.  It is not too late to have a healthier life and with a little hard work, you can stop taking some of those expensive meds.  Do it for your family, but most importantly, do it for yourself.

I hope this message has given you some encouragement.  Be strong and be healthy.  We appreciate your visits to www.carbaholicsanonymous.com and hope you stop back.  Tell a friend about us and contact us at the top of this site.

P. S.  Here are a couple of free tools, that may help.  On the web, download the “Bing Health and Fitness” application” and “Healthvault”.  They are free and really helpful in designing healthy meal planning.  Good luck and God bless

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe For Vegetarians

 

 

Roasted cauliflower? Been there, done that. But roasting a whole head of cauliflower? Now we’ve got your attention. This recipe has you slathering cauliflower in a spicy yogurt marinade and roasting it at a high temperature. The result is an amazingly delicious dish that’s as dramatic in presentation as it is easy in preparation. Serve it with a big green salad (we suggest lime juice and olive oil for the dressing) for an easy weeknight supper or your next “the vegetarians are coming to dinner” party.

INGREDIENTS

1 Tbsp olive oil1 head cauliflower1 ½ cup plain Greek yogurt1 lime, zested and juiced2 Tbsp chile powder1 Tbsp cumin1 Tbsp garlic powder1 tsp curry powder2 tsp kosher salt1 tsp black pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° and lightly grease a small baking sheet with vegetable oil. Set aside.
  2. Trim the base of the cauliflower to remove any green leaves and the woody stem.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt with the lime zest and juice, chile powder, cumin, garlic powder, curry powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Dunk the cauliflower into the bowl and use a brush or your hands to smear the marinade evenly over its surface. (Excess marinade can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days and used with meat, fish or other veggies.)
  5. Place the cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet and roast until the surface is dry and lightly browned, 30 to 40 minutes. The marinade will make a crust on the surface of the cauliflower.
  6. Let the cauliflower cool for 10 minutes before cutting it into wedges and serving alongside a big green salad.

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Enjoy Every Meal With Low-Carb Diabetic Recipes

Low carb diabetic recipes

Diabetes is debilitating disease that not only makes a person weak physically, but affects their mental health.   For most diabetics, constantly checking their blood sugar levels is irritating and bothersome.  A proper diet based on high protein and low carbohydrates is their key to relieving that stress.  Here at Carbaholics Anonymous, we strive to provide easy and healthful recipes,that allows a diabetic to enjoy good meals.

Like most of us, you have to count your calories especially when you have been diagnosed with diabetes.  So design a perfect meal that contains all the necessary nutrients in the right quantities to stay fit and enjoy life to the fullest.

Before you prepare any food whether it is a dinner or dessert.  Preparation is a key factor.  Try to have high protein and low carb products in your pantry.  Meal planning is much easier, when you have the basics ready to use.  It is absolutely necessary to store some ingredients like sugar substitute, gluten-free flour, margarine etc. so that you can prepare anything at anytime.

There are various recipes that are low in carbohydrates and the ingredients used are perfect for a diabetic. Actually we all need carbs but not the bad ones. You must have good carbs to maintain your energy level without encrouching on your diabetes or obesity problems. Here are 2 low-carb diabetic recipes that will surely give you great satisfaction.

Grilled Chicken with the goodness of healthy spices

Ingredients:

  1. 5 0unces of chicken
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 4 cloves chopped garlic
  4. ½ teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary
  5. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  6. Ginger juliennes
  7. Salt to taste
  8. 1 tablespoon paprika
  9. Serve with small side salad and low fat dressing

Method:

  • Wash, clean and dry the chicken pieces.
  • Make a paste of all the spices except ginger and apply on both sides of the chicken and marinate for about 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Bake for 10 to 20 minutes till the juices run clear. Turn now and then till they turn brown.
  • In a non-stick pan, place the cooked chicken pieces and drizzle vinegar or a little red wine, till you get the smoky aroma.

Your healthy chicken is ready and you can serve it on a platter by placing each piece in the center and decorating with sliced carrots, onion rings, cucumber rings, green beans sprinkled with black pepper and fresh rosemary.

To end your meal prepare a low-carb diabetic dessert with fruits and nuts. You can try out this recipe that is especially made for a diabetic.

Baked Apples and Pears with Almonds and Cherries

Ingredients:

  1. Fresh apples and pears.
  2. Sugar substitute.
  3. Fat-free whipped cream or yogurt
  4. Vanilla essence
  5. Almonds and fresh pitted cherries

How to prepare:

  • Neatly cut the apples and pears in the same size after washing them thoroughly.
  • In a microwave bowl, put all the cut fruits and bake for a few minutes till soft. The fruits must be soft enough but not turn to a paste.
  • Take it out of microwave and allow to cool. .
  • In another bowl, beat the cream or yogurt adding sugar substitute and vanilla till it becomes fluffy.
  • In separate serving bowls first place some baked fruits and then add the beaten cream or yogurt. Mix well and allow to cool in the refrigerator.
  • Chop the almonds and cherries and before serving top the dessert with the nuts and cherries.

These low-carb diabetic recipes when served with a personal touch naturally make everyone happy and satisfied with the entire meal.

Can Diabetics Eat Ice Cream? Yes OR No!

Ice creams for diabetic

Can Diabetics Eat Ice Cream?

Do you love ice creams and cannot resist rushing to the parlors at least once a week? Then you must maintain a good diet chart if you want to stay slim and fit. But what will happen if you are diagnosed with diabetes? Will you have to stop even looking at ice creams? Well, the answer is NO, but there are certain restrictions.

Actually a vanilla ice cream or a cone once a while is not the cause of diabetes. It is caused due to various other reasons and it is for you to find out which foods and what situations increase your sugar levels and then keep check on them. Previously ice creams contained a lot of fats and were made from full cream and sugar and other flavors. But now, since everybody has become health conscious and are eager to stay slim and strong, the different brands are offering delicious ice creams that are low in calories and also use sugar substitutes in place of sugar thus making the dessert diabetes friendly as well as heart healthy.

How can you enjoy ice cream sometimes while keeping the blood sugar level unaffected? 

Diabetics always need to be a bit alert about whatever food they take and the time is also of vital importance. So what you should do is:

  • Read the labels of the ice cream tubs or cups.
  • Know the ingredients that have been used in the dessert.
  • Which type of sugar has been added is of utmost importance.
  • If it contains cellulose fibers or carrageen which slows down the absorption rate.
  • Know your capacity to digest the fat.
  • The type of sweetener other than sugar that is used in the ice cream matters a lot.

So being a diabetic you have to set your own plans if you cannot stay away from ice creams. Follow the given rules to stay healthy and fit while enjoying your ice creams.

First, go for a blood test and ascertain your blood glucose level.

Second, the day you wish to have ice cream, reduce the intake of other carbohydrates in your meal and see the effects after 6 hours. This will enable you to decide what amount and which brand of ice cream is safe for you. Once you know how to make ice cream a part of your meal plan, you can enjoy it freely.

Nutritional Guidelines per 1/2 cup of ice cream:

– 150 calories or less

– 5 gms total fat or less

– 3 gms saturated fat or less

– 0 trans fat

– 20 grams of carbs or (1 carb choice)

– 100 mg of sodium or less

Turkey Stuffed Tomato Recipe

stuffed tomato recipe appetizer

Stuffed peppers are a very popular dish, but we thought of using a ripe firm tomato this time.  Just a little change up.  We used ingredients, we had on hand, just for convenience.  The nice thing about this Stuffed Tomato Recipe is that you can add or delete ingredients to suit your particular tastes.  The biggest difference is using ground turkey instead of ground beef.   Besides that, turkey is a little less expensive.  A bit healthier, too.

Prep time is about 30 minutes and cook time is about one hour.

Ingredients:

  • Six ounces of lean ground turkey
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of cooked brown rice.  Instant brown works, as well
  • 4 or 5 large ripe tomatoes with stems attached (they make a great presentation).  Make sure tomatoes are firm.
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons of EVOO(extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dry Italian seasoning.  Most grocery stores have it in their spice racks.  Contains Oregano, Marjoram, Thyme, Rosemary and sage.
  • 3/4 cup of sweet onion, minced.
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese.
  • 1 cup of herbed Italian breadcrumbs.

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Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat an 8-inch-square baking dish with cooking spray.

Cook ground turkey in a skillet over medium-high heat, crumbling with a spoon, until brown and cooked through.  Place in mixing bowl

Add cooked rice to the bowl with the meat.

Slice enough off the top of each tomato to remove the core. Scoop out the tomato pulp using a teaspoon or melon baller. Finely chop 1/2 cup of the pulp and add to the bowl with the rice and meat. Season the inside of the tomatoes with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper and Italian seasoning.

Add peas, onion, 1/4 cup cheese, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to the rice mixture. Stir to combine. Divide the mixture evenly among the tomatoes and place the tomatoes in the prepared baking dish. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup cheese, breadcrumbs, oil and garlic in a small bowl. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the tomatoes.

Bake the tomatoes until the crumbs are golden and the tomatoes are soft, 20 to 25 minutes.  Top with baked tomato tops with stems.

We hope you enjoy this variation of a great entry.

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