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Tips and ideas to eat well, exercise and live healthy while managing diabetes.

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Fast Low Calorie, low sodium Meal

I found Polar Stir Fry Vegetables at Walmart ...the whole can is 36 calories,. I Sauted lamb cubes, sesame seeds, and mushrooms in Olive Oil and added the can of Stir Fry. Try it with chicken, or pork bites.

Easy Low Sodium Stir-fry...love it

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 7/27/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments

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Walnuts Are Good For You

Walnuts towards the end of a meal can help prevent the hazards that fatty food can do to the arteries and I just read that walnuts can help with back pain...they are very low in sugar and high in dietary fiber and lower the blood cholesterol levels by lowering the LDL ...Walnuts are good for your mood and 7 Walnuts halves can be good for your heart and arteries. How about a walnut raspberry salad? Yum

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 7/13/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 1 Comment

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Only On The Days That I Eat

A diabetic educator said diabetics should exercise only on the days that we eat. I try to remember this. Exercise is vital to help keep my blood glucose levels down.

- Submitted by LOVESCAMPING 6/3/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 21 Comments

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NUTS

Walnuts are full of omega-3 fatty acids and diets that contain nuts help reduce the risks of heart disease and type 2 diabetes and help control weight. The healthy fats appear to be the secret nut ingredient that prevents heart disease. Not only walnuts but, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, and pistachios and cashews... an important part of a low-glycemic diet.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 6/16/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments

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SALT

Salt retains body fluids and up blood pressure and cholesterol. Foods like soy sauce, ketchup, and bottled salad dressing, bacon, hot dogs, pickles and frozen food entrees all contain salt. If you’re lucky enough to find “no salt added” versions of canned beans canned peas, tomatoes buy those. I find that Walmart's brand "Great Value" are most low in salt and sugar. Be kind to your heart ...you only have one! Take the Salt shaker off the table.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 4/9/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 5 Comments

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Bitter Foods Help Burn Fat

Bitter foods can help keep sugar levels under control and also cleanse the body..diabetics tend to feel lethargic during the day, but when eating bitter foods, you will start to feel a lot more energetic through the day. By enjoying these bitter foods you are also cutting down on calories since these bitter foods also help to burn fats in the body..Sesame seeds is one of the main bitter foods for diabetes that will help control sugar levels.. sprinkle them on salads, in cereal oatmeal, & veggies

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 6/19/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments

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Walk It Off !!!!

Walk It Off!
Now that Summer is here, We can get outside !!! It's ideal for starting a walking program — besides the weight-loss benefits, you'll reduce stress, Lower your Blood Sugar and lower your risk of heart disease. Get out and Enjoy the Summer Weather for Your Health ! ! !

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 6/1/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 3 Comments

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Skinny Meatloaf..Use Oatmeal Instead Of Bread Crumbs

Skinny Meatloaf
1lb of Jennie O 99% fat Free Ground turkey
1 medium red onion diced
1 large egg lightly beaten
1/3 cup of Old Fashioned Oatmeal
2-3 Tablespoons of Steak Sauce or Kitchen Bouquet Browning Sauce
1/2 Tsp. of thyme or oregano, black pepper
Minced garlic to taste
1/4 tsp. of ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. of Cayenne
Mix all together and form a loaf..bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. Top with a few tablespoons of Tomato sauce. Makes 4 servings.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 5/15/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 2 Comments

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Try Cinnamon For Belly Fat

Try a cinnamon stick in your coffee or a sprinkle of powdered cinnamon. Cinnamon Helps Type 2 Diabetes .....Also Helps Cholesterol....cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, and turmeric have all shown promise in enhancing insulin's action.

Cinnamon is proven to lower levels of blood sugar and fat storage...it's the best belly-fighting antioxidant (Phenol) cinnamon might improve both cholesterol and cinnamon might improve cholesterol.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 5/15/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 1 Comment

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Keep our blood sugar level in better balance

Apples...Eating AN APPLE A DAY REDUCES CHOLESTEROL LEVELS THAT STOP ARTERY CLOGGING STICKINESS...as reported by Ohio State university Robert DiSilvestro PH.D.
The polyphenols in apple have been shown to lessen absorption of glucose from the digestive tract... help us clear more sugar from our blood and keep our blood sugar level in better balance. Maybe try a Granny Apple and aim for 1 a day.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 4/29/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments
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