Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cooking Tips for Diabetics

Dear Readers,

I am sharing with you an article sent to me by a fellow advocate of healthy living. Visit her site at to learn more about her great recipes.

Wheatgrass Man

How to Cook Healthy if You are Diabetic

Diabetic patients are sensitive and they deserve only the best treatment to help them cope with their disease. If you are suffering from diabetes, you have to help yourself and fight the worst parts of diabetic sufferings and symptoms by living a healthy lifestyle. With these healthy cooking techniques, you can only imagine how immense it will be—the impact and difference these techniques will bring in your life.

When you eat, you have to make sure that you are eating healthy food. Make sure every meal you eat is prepared and cooked healthily. Go for recipes that use healthy ingredients. In terms of food preparation and cooking, employ cooking techniques such as baking, grilling, broiling, and stir frying. Stay away from foods that are deep fried because they contain too much fats and unhealthy level of cholesterol.

Delicious foods are not difficult to prepare though. So, if you are after the taste, you can still enjoy a hearty meal by eating foods that contain vegetables and are cooked in canola oil or olive oil which are known to be healthy fats. As much as possible don’t get used to using vegetable oils, margarine and butter because they can be detrimental to your health if taken in large amount. Also, settle with herbs and spices instead of using cheese and cream sauces which are both popular ingredients but not healthy.

Being aware of the ingredients you use in cooking, apart from the techniques that you should be aware of will lessen the grievous impact of taking risky ingredients from the food you eat.

Red meat is another healthy option. However, intake must be regulated and if you can, be selective with the meat you will cook and eat. The healthy choices are fish, lean cuts of beef and pork, and poultry. If you want to eat chicken, remove the skin. And there must be a limit in taking red meat, like three times a week. If you want to try other choices, go for ground turkey, turkey sausage and bacon which are considered to be good lower fat substitutes.

It is time to change your eating and cooking habits. This may require you to carefully examine the food you eat and take but the consequences of such healthy actions are really life-changing especially to every diabetic patient like you. Discipline and control are what you need apart from the healthy ingredients and healthy cooking techniques that you should be aware of.

About the writer -Patricia Harris writes for the diabetic menu blog, her personal hobby blog dedicated to suggestions to eat healthy to avoid and manage diabetes.