Full of appetising and healthy recipes for every occasion, Diabetes Cookbookincludes delicious ideas for healthier breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts and snacks. This fresh new cookbook is written by a qualified nutritionist and an expert recipe writer, ensuring you can rely on the advice and trust the recipes. This book will help you make healthy food choices easy with nutritional analyses of kilojoules, carbohydrates, fats and salt with every recipe. Eat well, stay healthy and take control with the Diabetes Cookbook.
Food plays a crucial role in determining our health, vitality, and well-being. Various foods we eat are broken down into glucose, which passes into the bloodstream. Our blood glucose level should not become too high or too low, so to regulate it, the pancreas produces insulin. If you have Type 2 diabetes, you'll know that your pancreas isn't producing enough insulin, or the insulin isn't doing its job properly. (If you have Type 1 diabetes, your body isn't making any insulin at all.)
It is important for everyone to eat healthily, but when you have Type 2 diabetes, diet is even more relevant. Choosing the right foods will help you to manage your condition and reduce the risk of other health problems associated with diabetes. In one study, people with Type 2 diabetes were able to reduce their blood glucose levels by an average of 25 per cent just by following a simple diet plan similar to the one we recommend. Although people often talk about healthy and unhealthy foods, there is no such thing as a good or a bad food- it is the balance of foods that you eat throughout the day that is important.
How this book can help
The recipes in this book are designed to help you achieve a healthy, balanced diet that includes wholegrains, low-GI carbohydrates, lean protein, dietary fibre, low-fat dairy products, and plenty of vegetables and fruit. They are also lower in salt, fat and sugar. All this equals a great diet, whether you have Type 2 diabetes or not.
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The delicious recipes in this book are designed to help you achieve
a healthy, balanced diet that includes wholemeal, low-GI carbohydrates, lean protein, dietary fibre, low-fat dairy products, and plenty of vegetables and fruit. They are also lower in salt, fat and sugar.
A great diet - whether you have Type 2 diabetes or not.
Where this book goes further is in providing a oGuidelines per servingo chart for each recipe, telling you at a glance whether the recipe is relatively high (3 dots), medium (2 dots), or low (1 dot) in GI, kilojoules, saturated fat, and salt - the four key dietary areas to watch when you have Type 2 diabetes. So, if you choose a recipe with a relatively high GI, kilojoule count, saturated fat content, or salt content, choose dishes tha
Fiona Huntley food writer and nutritionist with 25 years experience. Heather Whinney experienced food editor, author of DK's Cook Express, and economist. Her food philosophy is to write simple recipes for the everyday good cook.