As I mentioned in a previous blog pos t, I've been reading Gary Taubes's new book Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease. It's a dense read (with about 2,000 references, and no, I didn't check them all), but I've finally finished it, and I recommend it to anyone who really wants to understand where we've come in the past century, and why. Taubes spent five years researching and writing the book, and the manuscript may have been completed a year or more ago. The production process takes time. At one point he referred to the "current" president of Rockefeller University, and when I checked, I found she'd left in 2004. This suggests that he wasn't able to include some of the recent research supporting low-carb diets, even though avoiding carbohydrates -- especially highly processed carbohydrates -- is one of the primary messages of the book. Taubes feels that these ...
Are you concerned about maintaining a healthy eating plan throughout the holidays?
While the holiday season can be a bit of a challenge, with the right choices, and a little portion control , Christmas dinner itself can be a pretty healthy meal.
To keep your dinner plate portions healthy, follow this general rule of thumb for a well-balanced meal:
50% of your plate filled with vegetables
25% of your plate filled with meat, fish or alternatives
25% of your plate filled with carbohydrate foods
A fruit based appetizer or dessert
If you follow this simple rule, you can still enjoy some of the foods you love, without putting your diet out of balance.
Here are a few suggestions for a healthy holiday menu plan:
Fresh fruit sorbet. Or Homemade vegetable soup, served with a wholegrain bread roll.
Christmas dinner ideas
Roast turkey - just remember to remove the skin. OR Grilled salmon - drizzle a light crème fraich...
Once the pancreas fails in its function to produce insulin when it is needed or in the right proportions needed, the body's blood sugar level becomes affected by the intake of other foods containing glucose. The impairment leads to diabetes and diet now becomes a critical concern.
Diabetes and diet becomes associated by giving great concern in planning the diabetic's diet. Otherwise, foods high in calories and carbohydrate will contribute to the presence of glucose in the bloodstream. Diabetes and diet planning should now work hand in hand as a way of managing the diabetes disease. Aside from diet, treatment includes medicines and exercise to control the blood sugar level.
To understand how and when the insulin fails, we must try to understand the main function of the insulin.
Below is a step-by-step description on how insulin affects our diet intakes:
1. During and after each meal, carbohydrates and proteins are broken down into amino acids.
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