Diabetic Chef Teaches America Reality Cooking

When Chris Smith was 27, he got bad news in the form of a type 1 diabetes diagnosis. Now known as the Diabetic Chef, Smith is making the most of having diabetes by “re-teaching America to cook.” ‘Reality Cooking’ Smith calls his culinary style “reality cooking.” He authored “Cooking With the Diabetic Chef,” a 150- recipe paperback cookbook filled with simple, basic everyday recipes, from

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USDA Food Recalls Update

When it comes to diabetes management, food is probably the most important component. What we eat affects our blood sugar levels, nutrition, weight, and feelings of satisfaction and well being. But as careful as we are about our food choices, sometimes the people who supply that food are not as careful. Fortunately, government agencies like the US Department of Agriculture help protect us by issuing

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Kale Chip Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 large bunch (about 1 1/4 pounds) kale, stems and center ribs discarded, leaves roughly torn 2 sheets nori, cut into 1-by-2-inch strips 1/4 cup Roasted Garlic Oil* (see below) 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Grated zest of 1 lemon DIRECTIONSPreheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with foil or parchment paper. In a large

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Adding Spices to High-Fat Meals Can Knock Down Triglycerides

Spices not only add zing to meals, but they may also reduce the high levels of triglycerides produced by eating high-fat meals. A small University of Pennsylvania study shows that adding two tablespoons of such spices as rosemary, oregano, cinnamon, turmeric, black pepper, cloves, garlic powder, and paprika to a high-fat meal reduces triglyceride response by about 30 percent. Triglycerides are the main fatty materials

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What Exactly Will Happen If I Eat This Bran Muffin? The Glycemix Index Can Tell You

A new book which may revolutionize the way people with diabetes analyze food is being published out of Australia and Canada. The book, The G.I. Factor: The Glycaemic Index Solution, is a definitive look at an underutilized tool. The glycemic index is a ranking of foods based on their immediate effects on blood glucose levels. It measures how much a person’s blood glucose increases over

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