Vegetables are going to be expensive this summer. And
because vegetables, especially above-ground vegetables like greens, broccoli,
and cauliflower, are the mainstay of a healthy diabetic diet, everyone who is
able should have a vegetable garden this summer.
I've just finished cutting back the old canes on my
raspberry bushes (and have a couple of jagged scratches across my face where a
belligerent raspberry cane attacked me without provocation), and now I'm
planning my vegetable garden.
Hmm. What should I plant this year?
Before I was diagnosed with diabetes , I loved succotash. I
always wanted to plant some, but I could never find any succotash seeds.
Whenever I asked at the garden store, the clerks would roll on the floor
I assumed that was because succotash seeds were so popular
they sold out on the first day of spring, so I kept coming in earlier every
year, but I was never able to find any.
One year, after the clerk pick...
Face your problems head on. Look them directly in the metaphoric eye until they blink or turn away completely. There is no substitute for courage. The very brave die a single death while others die thousands of deaths. “I have not yet begun to fight,” is chiseled in stone at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. There is no monument there stating, “Let’s get out of here.” After all, a winner never quits and a quitter never wins. Stand your ground. Flight is not the stuff that shapes triumph. No one ever retreated to victory. After all, are we mice or are we men? (or women if you please). Then again and on the other hand, run away. Turn your back on some problem area and motor in the opposite direction as fast as your legs will carry you. The fight has not yet begun because surrender has already taken place. For those who think you a mouse…well, whatever. Much can be accomplished through avoidance. If you are one of the millions of Americans who struggl...
Earlier studies that I reviewed here indicated that when we take our food in liquid form rather than in a solid one, we consume more calories that day. And now a big new study shows that when we cut back on the amount of liquid calories that we consume, we do lose weight. But, unlike the earlier studies, the new one finds only one liquid culprit: sugar-sweetened beverages. No other type of beverage is associated with a change in weight. This is good news for people with diabetes. More than 85 percent of us are overweight or obese, according to a survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Six other beverages tested in the new study had little or no effect on the weight of the participants. They are diet drinks sweetened with artificial sweeteners, milk with four different amounts of fat, 100 percent fruit and vegetable juices, coffee and tea with sugar, coffee and tea without sugar, coffee and tea sweetened with artificial sweeteners, and all sorts of alcoholic b...
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