Category Archives: Food News

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- … Continue reading Diabetic Chef Teaches America Reality Cooking

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 … Continue reading USDA Food Recalls Update

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 … Continue reading Kale Chip Recipe

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 … Continue reading Adding Spices to High-Fat Meals Can Knock Down Triglycerides

The Latest ‘Scoop’ on Ice Cream

Originally ice cream consisted of milk, cream, sugar, flavoring and lots of air. But modern brands adhering to this original recipe are few and far between. Today, the “cream” in ice cream is often taken out to produce “heart-healthy” and “reduced-fat” products. Soy milk sometimes replaces both cream and milk. Air is reduced to make … Continue reading The Latest ‘Scoop’ on Ice Cream

Is That Soda Really Sugar-Free? Test It With Tes-Tape Before You Drink

Carol Whitton of Coral Springs, Florida, discovered that her blood sugar often increased sharply after she drank a diet soda while dining in a restaurant. So she started to test her diet drinks for sugar, a practice she learned from watching the “Living With Diabetes” television program. Carol found that many times her sodas contained … Continue reading Is That Soda Really Sugar-Free? Test It With Tes-Tape Before You Drink

Drink More Tea, Lose More Body Fat?

It’s a good bet that the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and the Dormouse didn’t have to worry about body-fat composition, considering all the tea drinking they did in “Alice in Wonderland.” Taiwanese researchers report that people who habitually drink tea have less body fat and lower hip-to-waist ratios than do infrequent tea drinkers. The … Continue reading Drink More Tea, Lose More Body Fat?