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Five Healthy Reasons to Enjoy Your Cup O' Joe

…risk. A meta-analysis published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed that every cup of regular coffee you drink lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes by seven percent. Plus, people who drank three to four cups of decaffeinated coffee per day had a 33 per cent lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared…

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Healthy Dessert Recipes

…16 g carbohydrates, 16 g fat, 3 g fiber. Blueberry Crumble Makes 8 servings Ingredients * 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (if frozen, thaw and pat dry) * ½ cup tapioca * 4 tablespoons xylitol * 1/3 cup whole wheat flour * 3 tablespoons butter (preferably organic), softened * 2 tablespoons brown…

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The Fantastic Health Benefits of Fiber

…a list of some of my favorites.* * 1 cup beans (12-15 grams, depending on variety) * 1 medium-sized avocado (11.84 grams) * 1 cup raspberries (8.34 grams) * 1 cup soybeans (7.62 grams) * 1 cup cooked kale (7.20 grams) * ½ medium grapefruit (6.12 grams) * 1 cup cooked sweet potato (5.94 grams) *From…

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My Easy & Healthy Salad Recipe

cup extra virgin olive oil * 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar * 1/8 cup water * 5 dashes hot sauce * Pepper to taste * 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon * 1 head Boston lettuce, chopped * 1 head red leaf lettuce, chopped * 1/4 cup almonds, chopped * 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped * 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled * 2 cups

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Diabetes Tip: How to Remember Your Supplements

…supplements: Use a Paper Cup: “I use a paper cup. After I have taken my supplements, I turn the cup upside down. If the cup is right side up, I know I haven't taken them yet.” – Bev P. Keep Them by the Coffee Cup: “I keep my vitamins in the kitchen cabinet by my coffee cup which is the first place…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Chipotle Chili

…Reversing Diabetes Cookbook. Enjoy! Chipotle Chili Serves 6 (8 cups) 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup celery, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped ½ cup ripe olives, sliced 2 chipotle chiles canned in adobo sauce, chopped…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Moo Shoo Vegetables in Lettuce Leaves

…-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon xylitol 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1/3 cup water Olive oil spray 8 egg whites or 1 cup Egg Beaters or other egg white product 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons grated gingerroot or 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 cups cabbage, finely shredded 1 large carrot, shredded 6 green…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Emerald Dip

…veggies and you, your friends, and your waistline will thank you. Emerald Dip Makes 3 cups 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach 1 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1 cup low-fat sour cream ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped ½ cup green onions, chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced ½ teaspoon salt substitute…

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Sicilian Chicken Marsala

…total) * ¼ teaspoon pepper * ¼ teaspoon salt or salt substitute * ¼ cup whole grain wheat flour * 1 tablespoon olive oil * ½ cup Marsala wine * ½ cup low sodium chicken broth * ½ lemon, juiced or ¼ cup lemon juice * 1 cup sliced mushrooms * 1 tablespoon chopped parsley * 2 teaspoons whole grain…

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Chicken Marsala: A Healthier Twist on this Restaurant Favorite

…breasts (1 pound total) ¼ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt or salt substitute ¼ cup whole grain wheat flour 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ cup Marsala wine ½ cup low sodium chicken broth ½ lemon, juiced or ¼ cup lemon juice 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 2 teaspoons whole grain wheat flour…

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Stick to Serving Sizes

…* 1 ounce of cheese = a domino Cooked pasta, rice, and beans: * ½ cup = half a baseball Vegetables: * Raw, 1 cup = a baseball * Cooked, ½ cup = half a baseball Fruit: * A medium-sized piece = a tennis ball Dried fruit: * ¼ cup = a golf ball Sticking to any diet can be a challenge so here are a few…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Mandarin Salad

…servings (8 cups) 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sesame oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon xylitol 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce 4 cups fresh spinach, rinsed and drained 2 cups lettuce (preferably romaine) ½ cup celery, chopped 2 green onions, with green tops, sliced 1 cup (or one…

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Snack Your Way to Thin

…top the list when it comes to health benefits. When hunger strikes, eat ¼ cup of these raw or dry roasted, unsalted nuts. You’ll fill up and get plenty of heart-healthy magnesium and vitamin E to boot! * Edamame. Just ½ cup of these little soybeans provides 8 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Tapas Trio

…diabetes in my Reversing Diabetes Cookbook. Tapas Trio Serves 4 1 cup mushrooms 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar or lemon juice ¼ teaspoon salt substitute ½ clove garlic, peeled and minced ¼ cup green olives ¼ cup ripe olives (preferably kalamata) 1 (4-ounce) tin sardines in…

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New Study Shows Drinking Coffee Prevents Skin Cancer

…that drinking three or more cups a day lowered skin cancer risk in women by 20% and lowered men’s risk by 9%—compared with those who drank less than one cup of coffee a month. This adds to all of the other health benefits of drinking coffee. Drinking three to four cups of coffee slashes your diabetes…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Cream of Broccoli Soup

…garlic, peeled and minced * ½ teaspoon curry powder * 4 cups broccoli florets, coarsely chopped (or 1 16-ounce package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained) * 1½ cups low-sodium chicken broth * 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese * 1 cup evaporated skim milk * ½ teaspoon salt substitute * ¼ teaspoon…

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Diabetic Recipes for Dinner: Stuffed Peppers Provencale

…coarsely chopped 1 cup canned white beans, rinsed and drained 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon freshly chopped basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil ¼ teaspoon salt or salt substitute 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Bring six cups of water to a boil in…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Luscious Layered Salad

…-friendly recipes for diabetes I’ll be sharing with you in this blog. Luscious Layered Salad (Serves 6) * 6 cups romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped * 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas, thawed * â?? cup low-fat mayonnaise * ½ teaspoon low-sodium seasoned salt or salt substitute * 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced…

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7 Baking Soda Health Benefits

…nutritional and immune support protocol for patients who are dealing with cancer. At the clinic, we use 12 g (2 rounded teaspoons) of baking soda mixed in 2 cups water, along with a low-cal sweetener of your choice. (It’s quite salty tasting.) Sip this mixture over the course of an hour or two and repeat for…

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Diabetic Recipes for Dinner: Hot and Sour Soup

…Serves 5 8 dried shitake mushrooms 3 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth 4 ounces button mushrooms, cut into 1-inch matchsticks 4 ounces extra firm tofu, cut into 1-inch matchsticks ½ cup canned bamboo shoots, drained and cut into 1-inch matchsticks ¼ cup carrots, cut into 1-inch matchsticks 3 tablespoons…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Zesty Grilled Halibut

…Serve over mixed greens for lunch or with steamed broccoli and cauliflower for dinner. Zesty Grilled Halibut Serves 4 ½ cup fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon minced lemon zest ¼ cup Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons finely chopped tarragon or 1 tablespoon dried tarragon 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Raspberry-Lemon Delight

…and blood-sugar friendly sweet treat. Raspberry-Lemon Delight A sugar-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth (Serves 1) Ingredients ¼ cup part-skim ricotta cheese ¼ cup raspberries 1 teaspoon lemon juice ¼ teaspoon grated lemon peel 1 drop vanilla extract 4 drops of stevia to taste Directions Mix the…

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