For many people, Thanksgiving is a feast of food and family around her. It is a time for festive dishes such as mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie – the courts, fatty acids high in carbohydrates and saturated. It can be difficult to find a healthy balance in food in this season, especially for diabetics. So, as we have a delicious meal, lively containing healthy fats and avoid large spikes in blood sugar? If you have diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, avoid foods high in carbohydrates?
The answer to this question is a resounding no. Carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy diet, especially for diabetics. However, it is important to focus on more healthy, complex carbohydrates such as whole grains and vegetables – carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fiber it contains. It is important to remember to keep your intake of carbohydrates spread throughout the day instead of consuming a large amount of carbohydrate at one time. Even with some changes such as reducing the butter and cream in recipes or more healthy fats like olive or canola oil, which can actually reduce consumption of saturated fats, avoiding diseases such as heart disease.
Here are some tips to enjoy a healthy holiday of Thanksgiving to diabetes are:
- Try for 3-4 servings of carbohydrate per meal options (carbohydrate choices include things such as fillings, rolls, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, starchy vegetables like corn and peas, gravy and pie) Stick
- If you know you want to enjoy mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, which could not serve as a forage plant starch, broccoli or spinach to reduce carbohydrates.
- Go easy on the sauce – you remember most gravies thickened with flour or cornstarch.
- Make the stuffing with whole grain bread, some fibers in addition to a decrease in the release of sugar into the bloodstream.
- If the pumpkin patch a few hours after the main meal to help distribute the load of carbohydrates.
Recently I put some articles dealing with recipes for diabetics were on vacation in shape. This article
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(click on link) is forecast to diabetes, the Association is the journal of the American Diabetes. I like the recipe for mashed sweet potato with pineapple and spices
(Click on the link) that contains the item, as it used to sweeten pineapples instead of brown sugar and marshmallows less healthy, which are used frequently. Another good idea mashed potatoes with olive oil and a little of the cooking liquid instead of the traditional butter and cream. This helps reduce saturated fatty acids. I also like the recipe for filling Wise
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Without doubt, all people with diabetes, blood glucose affected differently by different foods. So what kind of not work for others. But according to general principles of a healthy diet, watch portion sizes, we can all enjoy healthy holiday party.
I wish you all a great and Happy Thanksgiving!
Rachel Cope MPH, RC, CD