Oct 222018
 

 

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Being aware of the symptoms of diabetes or pre-diabetes can save your life. Due to changes in dietary and lifestyles habits, diabetes mellitus has increased around the world. Many with this condition have a diet high in carbohydrates. The effects of carbohydrates on the blood glucose level can be indicated by what is known as the ‘glycemic index’.

Because diabetes affects so many people, this article is about six ingredients that can help control carbohydrate and sugar cravings and metabolism.

When you look for a shake or other nutritional product to help with your carbohydrate and sugar cravings, metabolism and glycemic index, you may decide to choose one that contains these ingredients.

 

Mulberry Leaf Extract

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Mulberry leaf extract has been shown to reduce the glycemic index of certain foods.

Green Tea Leaf Extract

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Green tea leaf extract promotes healthy insulin activity.

Korean Red Ginseng

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Promotes a positive insulin response.

Cinammon Bark Extract

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Lowers blood insulin resistance.

Sweet Potato Extract

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Helps support healthy fasting blood glucose.

Chromium

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Necessary for proper carbohydrate metabolism. Can decrease fasting plasma glucose levels.

According to BeckersHospitalReview.com, November is American Diabetes Month.

 

Picture credits:

https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/home/index.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6113008/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morus_alba

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_tea

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginseng

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_potato

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium

Other credits

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_tea

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginseng

https://www.science.gov/topicpages/s/sweet+potato+extract.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium#Diabetes

 

Oct 162018
 
One-pan Gluten-Free Fettuccine Alfredo    Fall, 2018
One-pan Gluten-free Fettuccine Alfredo

One-pan Gluten-free Fettuccine Alfredo

Tried this recipe I got from a Facebook page, only changed it a little for us.
Box of gluten-free fettuccine
Water – approx 3/4 to 1 1/2 cups
3/4 c vegetable broth
1/2 c half and half
1/4 c butter
garlic power/herb mix
garlic salt
2 T garlic chives
5 oz. container of parmesan cheese
I put the fettuccine in my large cast iron skillet with enough water to cover it and turned it on high to boil. When it started boiling, I turned it down just a bit, to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan, which it did anyway.  :)  I boiled the fettuccine until it was about half cooked (about 10 – 15 mins), then added the vegetable broth, stirring as it cooked to keep from sticking. As it cooked, the broth thickened. I added the herbs and garlic salt and continued cooking and adding a little water if needed (about another 10 mins or so).  I then added the half and half, butter and parmesan cheese, and stirred until mixed. I added the chives, slightly stirring.  Mmmmm.