Millions of people around the world are infected by Diabetes. This includes Type I and Type II Diabetes. Before going any further, the primary difference between Type I and Type II, is that the former occurs prior to the age of sixteen, wherein the patient is insulin dependent. It is also known as Juvenile Diabetes. In the case of Type II, patients can keep their glucose levels under control with the help of oral medication.
This is usually seen in people post the age of forty and fifty, though a lot more younger people are infected by it. According to health care experts around the world the global number of diabetics has been escalating at tremendous speed over the last couple of years. And this is why a number of people have been working towards creating an awareness regarding this ailment.
There is actually nothing to fear about when infected. However, it is all a matter of maintaining the glucose levels under control by maintaining a proper prescribed diet regime, exercising regularly and taking the medication as required. The fact is that a disciplined life is what diabetics require.
While most consider sweet foods to be contributor to high glucose levels, one must understand that it is not the only cause. In fact, high stress levels also bring about diabetes and the related ailments. However, when one eats right then all the glucose in the food can get broken down. This is because the diabetic diet should generally be rich in fibers.
Most people resent the diabetic recipes, because bitter fruits and vegetables have always been recommended. And to worsen things, those with a sweet tooth have been refrained from anything that contains sugar, unless they go through a bout of hypoglycemia. But then, with the sugar supplements, one can enjoy a tasty dessert, as well as other artificially sweetened foods. Not only that, but with the variant low-cal, low-fat, low-cholesterol foods, there is so much choice.
Here are some easy to prepare diabetic recipes that taste good and are obviously healthy for almost anyone…
¼ cup all purpose flour
½ cup oats
Salt to taste
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 to 4 tablespoons ice water
In a large bowl mix the flour oats and salt together. Slowly add the oil while mixing with a fork. in a mixing bowl. Slowly drizzle in oil, mixing with a fork. Add the ice water, a few drops at a time; till the entire mixture forms a ball. Then roll out the crusty dough and cut into whatever cookie shapes you desire. Place the pieces in a baking dish. Pre heat the oven. Then bake for ten minutes, till the cookies turn light brown.
5 medium sized tomatoes
Spices and sauces as per one’s taste desires
½ teaspoon chopped parsley
Salt to taste
½ onion finely chopped
½ teaspoon of sage or chives
Place the washed tomatoes in the baking dish with a little water at the base. Then sprinkle the spices and sauces, along with the parsley, salt, pepper, onions and sage or chives. Bake for not more than 20 minutes, at moderate temperature.
1cup of chopped fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh lime juice
4 cups of water
Artificial sweetener, as per requirement
Blend the strawberries and lime juice in a blender or food processor, till the mixture turns smooth. Pour the strawberry mixture into water and then add the sweetener as per requirement. Then pour the drink over ice cubes. Preferably use a tall glass.
Cheese Potato with Broccoli
3 baked potatoes
2 teaspoons margarine
2 teaspoons corn starch
½ cup skim milk
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
Grated cheddar cheese
Bake the potatoes in the oven and steam the broccoli in salt water. Melt the margarine in a saucepan; add the cornstarch, milk and dry mustard. Then add the cheese and stir it till it melts. Add the steamed broccoli. In the serving dish mash the potatoes and over that pour the broccoli mixture.