Diabetes Recipes

Delicious Diabetes Recipes for Blood Sugar Balance

Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes. Another 70-80 million have pre-diabetes.  And there are 50% more people with diabetes today then there were just 10 years ago.

These statistics are alarming, but YOU don’t have to be a statistic.

That’s because your lifestyle – your dietary choices, physical activity and habits – play the biggest role in your risk for diabetes. In fact, many people are able to get off their medications and even reverse type-2 diabetes with diet and exercise.

You can get your blood sugar in balance, manage your diabetes, and stave off complications while enjoying a delicious diabetes-beating diet.

Prevent or Reverse Blood Sugar Imbalances with Healthy Diabetes Recipes

But what kind of diet can prevent or reverse diabetes?

A diet that is low glycemic and low in sugar to keep blood glucose and insulin levels stable, provides healthy protein to stoke your metabolism and burn fat, is packed with B vitamins that protect the heart and fight inflammation, high in magnesium to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation, rich in anti-inflammatory fats that benefit diabetes and low in those that promote inflammation, and free of endocrine-disrupting compounds including hormones, pesticides and toxins that hamper your body’s delicate hormonal balance.

Here are the specific criteria for Diabetes Recipes at Healing Gourmet:

  • LOW IN SUGAR: Contains less than 10 grams sugar per serving
  • CARB CONTROLLED: Diabetes recipes contains less than 30 grams of carbohydrate per serving, ideally with a high ratio of fiber to keep you full and slow the digestion of carbs
  • METABOLISM-BOOSTING MAGNESIUM: Provides a good source of magnesium
  • PROTEIN:  Provides at least 5 grams of protein to stoke metabolism
  • HEALTHY FATS:  Provides a rich source of any of the following blood-sugar balancing and anti-inflammatory fats:
    • EPA/DHA omega-3
    • ALA omega-3
    • MUFA (5 grams/serving)
  • BALANCING “Bs”: Provides an excellent source of any of these nutrients:
    • Folate
    • Vitamin B12
    • Vitamin B6
  • FREE OF HORMONES, PESTICIDES & TOXINS: All recipes at Healing Gourmet are free from the endocrine-disrupting  toxins found in our conventional food supply. This means no BPA, PCBs, dioxins, rBST, PFCs, pesticides, antibiotics, artificial sweeteners, harmful additives or preservatives.

In addition to enjoying diabetes recipes, it is also vital that you engage in regular vigorous exercise, optimize your vitamin D levels (ideally obtained from sun exposure), get restful sleep and achieve or maintain a healthy weight to prevent or reverse diabetes.

Learn more about how you can balance your blood sugar, stave off complications with a nutrient-rich, low-glycemic diabetes diet.

 

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