It is May and thoughts of grilling and summer recipes pop into mind. Here are some ideas for diabetes friendly recipes that both titillate the palate, are easy to prepare and taste good. I found the following diabetes friendly recipes in Mexican-inspired dishes in Diabetes Living. So take your choice and join me in a Mexican fiesta this weekend.
Enjoy flavorful pork tacos that come together easily and feature a citrusy kick from orange juice, which caramelizes the meat. Tender, juicy, and carb-friendly, this family-favorite recipe boasts just 38 grams of carb per serving.
Put an exclamation mark on dinner with creamy low-carb custards that require little effort for big flavor. Simply combine ingredients, heat, stir, and chill for 5 to 24 hours. Now that’s a dessert worth waiting for.
This diabetes-friendly soup tastes as good as it looks! Packed with protein and vitamins, every bite pops with flavor. The pièce de résistance are the mini stuffed peppers that feature queso fresco and mozzarella cheeses.
Take a taste tour and try these diabetes friendly recipes. ENJOY!!!
If you are seeking natural ways to fight Diabetes 2 today’s post will be a great asset. This post highlights the benefits and uses of Bitter Melon. Excerpts from a recent eGlobal Health article share the features of Bitter Melon.
WHAT IS BITTER MELON?
Bitter melon is a cucumber-like plant that grows in parts of Asia, Africa, and South America. Sometimes known as bitter gourd, bitter melon for diabetes can be used as a food or medicine, as it is rich in vital vitamins and minerals.
In addition to being a food ingredient, bitter melon has for many years been used as a herbal remedy for many ailments, including type 2 diabetes.
BITTER MELON FOR DIABETES
Studies have shown that the extract of bitter melon juice lowered blood glucose levels in 73% of patients tested who suffer from type 2 diabetes. This indicates that the ability of bitter melon to lower blood sugar has been clearly established.
Research results have demonstrated that bitter melon has at least 3 substances which are beneficial for diabetic sufferers. These include charantin which is known for its blood sugar lowering properties, vicine and polypeptide-p, both insulin-like plant compounds. These substances can work individually or together, and provide a natural, effective way to treat diabetes.
The availability of bitter melon.
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Bitter melon extract can be bought as a herbal supplement, which can be found in most health food shops in countries where the fruit is not available.
Several clinical studies have been conducted to establish how efficient bitter melon is in the treatment of diabetes.
The results of one such study published in January 2011 in the Journal of Ethno Pharmacology, after a 4 week clinical trial, showed that a daily dose of bitter melon significantly reduced blood levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. This is indeed encouraging news for those seeking a natural solution for diabetes.
BITTER MELON AND DIABETES
Uncontrolled blood sugar levels can lead to awful damage in the body, and possibly even premature death from kidney failure or a heart attack. The phytochemicals (plant derived chemical compounds) in bitter melon offer a range of health benefits, such as effective help in the treatment of colitis, intestinal worms, and jaundice.
However, bitter melon is primarily used for its blood sugar lowering abilities in patients with type 2 diabetes. Comprehensive research and scientific evidence have proved that bitter melon is an excellent way to control blood sugar, and reduce the risk of diabetes complications.
Some precautions to bear in mind.
Check with your healthcare professional if you are considering taking bitter melon along with prescribed diabetic meds. Bitter melon is so effective and works so well, that if taken with diabetic meds, blood sugar could reach unsatisfactory low levels.
Bitter melon, whether in fruit, juice, powdered or supplement form, has all the qualities to naturally control, and lower high blood sugar.
I hope you find this information useful.
As a warrior in the fight to defeat Diabetes I am constantly seeking new weapons for my arsenal. Today I ran across this video on the use of Mango leaves to reduce blood sugar levels. I found it interesting and helpful. Let me know your thoughts.
Remember to eat right and keep moving. When these two factors are added to your battle plans you will find yourself much more successful.
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