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SALT can lead to a drop in blood sugar

Excessive salt causes a loss of potassium and can lead to a drop in blood sugar. Salt can cause High blood pressure, water retention, heartburn. The obese can easily lose five to ten pounds in a few days by cutting out the salt

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 12/23/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments
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Garlic Can Help

Garlic helps lower blood pressure, controls blood sugar increasing the release of insulin in diabetics, and blood cholesterol

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String Beans prevent blood sugar from rising too rapidly

High fiber contained in beans prevents blood sugar levels form rising too rapidly after a meal. A good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance, or
hypoglycemia. About 44 calories per cup.Green beans can lower Blood Pressure and help cholesterol.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 12/23/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 5 Comments
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Spice it up with Cayenne Pepper

Slows the release of blood sugar, aids in digestion, benefits the heart by reducing cholesterol, boosts metabolism and helps the body to burn off more fat.

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KASHI Southwestern Style Chicken

Only 240 Calories, 3 sugars and 32 total carbs this is a great meal. 16 Grams of Protein and 6grams of fiber. Diabetic exchange list is 2 carbs and 2 very lean meats

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 12/22/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments
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Watermelon

Watermelon can hydrate us, is a good source of Vitamins A, C, B. Watermelon is about 90% water on the higher end of High Glycemic foods. Diabetics should eat in moderation, about 1 cup and don't eat on an empty stomach and check your blood sugar.

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Slower acting Carbs Maintain Blood Glucose Levels

Dried beans, peas, nuts and seeds, oatmeal, sweet corn, barley, dreamfield's Pasta, orages, pears, plums, cherries, apples, oives and grapes, avocados, bananas, broccoli, sweet potatoes, salad greens, 1 square of dark chocolate brown rice are all slower acting carbs

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Pistachios right after a meal to prevent sugar spikes

A healthy fat high in magnesium, fiber and protein slows the absorption of glucose and prevents sugar levels from rising 49 Pistachios are about 160 calories

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Victories, planning,sugar is poison

Planning my menu keeps me positive, learning about the benefits of eating healthy and thinking of sugar as poison keeps me focused. I keep a daily food journal with calories, carbs, fats and sugars, so I always know what promotes my weight loss. Even if I only lose 2/10th of a pound that's a victory for me and I chip away at the pounds. I weigh in every morning and log it. I eat nothing white or enriched now, no baked goods, lean meat & poultry, lots of veggies and some fruit. Down 44lbs +

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 12/22/2010 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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CALIFLOWER AND MASHED POTATO

Califlower has no fat and is high in fiber. Mixed with mashed potatoes, califlower makes them more healthful. Cauliflower acts as a blood and liver detoxifier, and helps diabetics protect their liver.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 12/22/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 1 Comment
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