Low Starch/Sugar or Low Fats for Better Blood Sugar Control?

 I keep hearing people arguing back and forth about the best way to reverse Type 2 Diabetes or prevent prediabetes. Most say to cut back or eliminate grains and sugars from the diet. Grains mean wheat, rice, barley, rye and corn. This does drastically lower your blood sugar levels but does it help to “heal” the problem? Maybe less need for insulin from the pancreas may help the cells to become more receptive to insulin when your body really needs it. Again, this is one side of many arguments that I have read. For many people, this works great and is very effective in keeping glucose levels under control. Grain-free and regular exercise is a good way to burn the excess fat that came from irresponsible eating.

  The other side of the topic feels that is better to remove processed oils and animal fats from the diet. This would require becoming a vegan. A diet of animal protein and animal fats interfere with the cell’s ability to accept insulin, thus leaving much sugar to build up in the blood. Processed oils just are not natural and should be avoided no matter if you are T2 diabetic or not. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine(PCRM) has tested their research against the standard type 2 diabetes diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association and most doctors. The vegan diet worked more effectively than the standard diabetes diet! READ MORE HERE.

  It never hurts to actually do your own research to see for yourself which Type 2 diabetic diet works best for you. And you don’t have to have T2 diabetes to adopt one of these eating styles. Taking responsibility for your future health starts NOW! The damage done to your metabolism was starting when you were young, eating all those kids meals, milkshakes and burgers as a teen. Sugary soft drinks and everything deep-fried is just the American way of life and because of this we have a Type 2 Diabetes epidemic that is rolling out of control. Unless we make a major change in our way of eating, we ALL are gonna need Healthcare insurance. Replace grains with Alkaline veggies for better blood sugar control

 

 

 

LOW-SUGAR WALNUT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Hey, maybe I’m a little old school but I love Christmas cookies! They just go with the holiday atmosphere, family, Christmas lights… you know what I’m saying. My favorite is chocolate chip yet I’m a sucker for anything with peanut butter! This particular low sugar recipe is extremely healthy and was introduced to me by a diabetic friend. Personally, I am no baker so I buy sugar-free cookies at the grocer or they are made for me by relatives.

LOW SUGAR WALNUT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups Splenda
1-1/2 teaspoons dark molasses
2 large eggs
1 cup almond flour
1 cup vanilla whey protein powder
1/4 cup oat bran
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
12 ounces sugar free chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat. Beat together butter, Splenda, and molasses until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition. In a separate bowl, stir together almond flour, vanilla whey protein powder, oat bran, baking soda and salt. Stir almond flour mixture into butter mixture until blended. Stir in nuts and chopped chocolate bars. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto preparted baking sheets. Flatten with palm of hand. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden. Allow cookies to cool off for 2 minutes on baking sheet then remove to wire racks to cool.

  • The dark molasses used in this recipe contains significant amounts of vitamins and minerals. Blackstrap molasses is a source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron; one tablespoon provides up to 20% of the daily value of each of those nutrients.
  • The Vanilla whey protein powder helps to reduce the amount of starch used in the recipe.
  • Splenda is a great substitute for cooking since it tolerates heat so well! This has become a staple in my household for those moments when one of my daughters feel like making cupcakes.
  • Almond meal is just crushed almonds. Healthy for you and the family.

I hope you enjoy this treat not only for its health benefits but also the taste. Eating low sugar products take a little getting used to but now i feel like I am tasting food the way I am supposed too.

Reduce Your Odds of Developing Diabetes with a Diet High in Alkaline Foods

 

To your good health,

Randy Powell  Eating-Veggies.com