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Tips and ideas to eat well, exercise and live healthy while managing diabetes.

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Licorice is not for diabetics nor people with HB pressure or heart problemsl

Diabetics and people with high blood pressure should not eat licorice. It can lower potassium levels and create heart problems. Licorice also helps the body to reatin sodium and can interfer with normal heart function

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Cinnamon, Cloves, Allspice and Rosemary Spices

Cinnamon, cloves, and allspice may have a stabilizing effect on blood sugar. Rosemary herb works as a diuretic that accelerates the rate of urination and improves kidney function, and eliminates harmful toxins in the liver. Great for Diabetics

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Eat Fresh Peaches to Lower BP, Cholesterol and for diabetics

Peaches are low glycemic and can help you lose weight by detroying layers of fat. They are a good source of water and fiber. They also maintain the magnesium levels in the body, which help diabetics. Peaches are also good for lowering the cholesterol levels in the blood stream,and also to help low...

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Water Substitutes

To lose weight, don't drink pop, diet or otherwise. It expands your stomach walls. IF you drink, make sure : no carbonation and no more than 8 grams of sugar in the ingredients. Minute Maid Light Lemonade & Cherry Limeade with ICE....0 sugar, 5 calories. So next time you get thirsty? Check that ...

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All Ground Turkey Is Not The Same...Choose Jennie O

Publix Ground Turkey 4 Ounces 240 Calories

Jennie O Ground Turkey 120 Calories

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Diabetic or Dietetic...What is for dinner? Quick & Easy

4 fish fillets of perch or sole, 1 tsp of paprika, 1/2 Tsp of Ground pepper, Spinkle of Mrs. Dash, 1 cup of Fat Free Sour Cream
Rinse & pat dry the fillets, spinkle with the spices, put in baking dish and add sour cream. Bake 30 Minutes at 350 degrees or until the fish flakes with a fork. Eat 2...

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FISH FILLETS....ONLY 1 CARB

Gorton's Garlic Lemon Butter Fish Fillets
100 Calories each fillet, 3 grams of fat, 1 Carb

Have two with some asparagus for a very low fat, low carb meal. Add 1/2 cup of brown rice to stablize your blood sugar.

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Sargento Reduced Fat Provolone Cheese...0 Carbs

1 Slice is only 50 calories, 3 grams of fat, and no carbs

Other good Choices
Bordens Fat Free American Cheese
30 Calories, 0 Fat, 3 Carbs

Kraft Fat Free American Cheese
30 Calores, 0 Fat, 2 Carbs

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Other than just Water....

Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry
5 Calories, 0 Fat, 2 carbs

Sugar Free Tang
5 Calories, 0 Fat, 0 Carbs

Diet V8 Splash
10 calories, 0 Fat, 3 carbs

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IF YOU MUST HAVE KETCHUP...try this 1 carb ketchup

Heinz 1 Carb Ketchup has only 5 calories for a tablespoon, o Fat and 1 Carb

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