Bringing lunch from home is a bargain in a bag easy on both your weight and your wallet. Making your own midday meal gives you better control over portion size, calorie and fat content, and at the same time provides nutritional benefits.
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Many foods now carry a label identifying them as sources of fiber or other substances that can lower the risk of heart disease or other health problems. But you may still miss the details and overestimate the impact of a particular food.
Which types of seafood are best? Are freshwater fish from lakes good sources? How about farm-raised? Won’t it boost my fat intake? Are omega-3’s destroyed with cooking and storage? These questions and more are answered.
A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine reports that nearly half of Americans now take some kind of nutritional supplement. Yet studies also show that people often take supplements for nutrients they have already consumed in adequate amounts, and miss supplementing the nutrients they may lack.
Trans fatty acids, commonly referred to as trans fats, are formed when vegetable oils are hydrogenated to harden and stabilize them. They have been associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Researchers are now investigating other possible adverse effects.
If good health seems to demand too many healthy habits, you’ll be cheered to know new studies show that just four can play a major role in preventing the top causes of adult death and illness in our country.
Year after year, do you make the same New Year’s resolutions to eat better or exercise more – yet don’t? If you think it’s all about self-discipline, that pattern will continue.
Kids with diabetes face a challenge on Halloween: what to do with all the candy. While their friends are busy consuming their trick-or-treat booty, kids with diabetes must be more careful.
Learn how to select the perfect pumpkin, different ways to prepare and cook it, how to puree it, and get the nutritional content for fresh and canned pumpkin.
The most recent report on weight control, issued by the National Institutes of Health, strongly counters the common “all or nothing” attitude of many dieters.
Whole grains can be helpful in controlling blood sugar and insulin levels in people with diabetes, and a new study has suggested that including whole grains regularly may even help prevent diabetes.
Perhaps more than any other nutrition practice, good fiber intake is important to our daily quality of life.
Omega-3 fatty acids have been making sensational nutritional headlines recently, which seems to be at odds with health news about fat intake. What are these fatty acids?
One of life’s greatest culinary treats is the taste of a fresh, juicy tomato ripe off the vine from your bountiful home garden. When you add the fresh green peas, zucchini, green beans and summer squash, you have a real summer smorgasbord of both great taste and nutrition.
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