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  • v TURTLE69
    Welcome to Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.


    1348 days ago
  • v no profile image IBAKE4U22
    Attn: Dane Morgan specifically,

    First of all THANK YOU for your service, sacrifice and valiance for our country and our freedoms. ---- RIP Daddy, Semper fi, Korea, L.Cpl., Expert Rifleman plus over 1,000 other military Vets many decorated heroes, POWs, 2 on the Viet Nam wall; 2 perished on the USS Arizona; Granddaddy P. fought on the ground in Germany in WWI; Daddy's older brother 1Lt. USArmy lost his best friend and over 1/2 his btn. at Normandy, Omaha and Italy.

    As far as the Diabetes; Here are some tips I hope will help you get your's under control a bit better. My Endocrinologist told me - "believe it or not you can have the icing, just DON'T eat the cake! That's where the white empty carbs are." Also, try to stop eating any white refined flours, rice, grains. Eat the brown rices and also believe it or not, Lima beans are awesome for balancing blood sugar. Oh and also start eating more of the lentils and black beans, they are great for fiber and help with the blood sugars as well. Hummus is great and just adding chick peas (garbanzo beans) straight out of the can to soups and stews, they are loaded with protein, that's how vegetarians get their protein. You can also rinse the chickpeas and throw some into a salad for protein. These tips will help you feel fuller longer. Drink lots of water. I'm a tea person so I make a pitcher and drink weakened tea, just enough for taste through the day. I hate water. Has to have some taste. You'll be amazed if you switch to these easy changes, how much better you'll feel and your meat bill will go down! LOL

    Oh and btw, try to stop eating ketchup. It is LOADED with sugars! I haven't eaten ketchup in twenty years. I personally am a honey mustard freak so that pretty much goes on everything I eat. LOL

    Start eating whole grains, 100% whole grains, if you want a piece of bread or roll at a steak dinner, don't eat a baked potato. Too many carbs. Substitute a veggie instead. Add a salad at dinner. There are a lot of desserts now that Diabetics can eat. Also, if you like dark chocolate, that's the one to treat yourself. The phenols in the dark chocolate somehow, don't ask me, they do something to balance the blood sugar. For example, I can eat 3 pieces of dark chocolate right around 11 pm and my glucose will be under 100 when I test in the morning! MILK chocolate is the worst! Try to limit bananas. Eat lots of protein because that will balance your blood sugar better. If you want a quick snack, a simple spoonful of peanut butter and an apple works wonders for quick energy. Oh, be sure to use real butter, it helps the body absorb vitamins and minerals better. Oh and any food to help boost your HDL, ie: GOOD CHOLESTEROL also helps because that will help the cardiovascular part of diabetes affecting your blood vessels and your risk for heart disease!

    Be sure to eat a good balanced breakfast. That protein, mainly eggs or (I use turkey bacon) are good sources of protein and will keep you balanced until around 11 am when you can grab an apple or cup of pineapple or peach, whatever or cheese cubes. Also if you're near a Kroger, their house brand Carb yogurt about $.49 each cup is what my Endocrinologist recommends and it helps level the carbs. If you are a bacon, sausage, ham, meat eater, limit your portions and add a veggie which will help balance everything out. Sadly, the Drs. at the VA are not going to tell you these secrets so I thought I'd pass them along. Use Splenda for baking. You cannot tell the difference. Exercise! At least 15 minutes walking a day will do wonders. Good luck! God bless and Thank you again! emoticon Barbara Plunkett Turner, Chesterfield, VA

    Here are the links for the Dark Chocolate info:
    5 Benefits of Dark Chocolate and a Few health risks
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    Read up on 5 health benefits of dark chocolate and some health risks ... can be higher in fat and sugar, dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and can help boost ... This is where cocoa phenols — phytochemicals (also found in green tea and red ... and ditch your diet, keep in mind you need to still eat a healthy, balanced diet.
    6 foods that lower blood sugar | MNN - Mother Nature Network
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    Mar 13, 2014 - A healthy lifestyle of exercise with a well-balanced diet should go a long ... are some wonderful foods that specifically help keep blood sugar levels in ... Dark chocolate: One important aspect of good blood sugar control is how ...
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    Pick Dark Chocolate for Health Benefits - WebMD
    Apr 24, 2012 - As for why the dark chocolate may help blood sugar levels, Hong says its antioxidants may help the body use its insulin more efficiently to ...
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    Chocolate: Good for the Mind, Body & Spirit
    The heart-protecting properties of dark chocolate have been recognized for some time. ... phenolic phytochemicals, which have been extensively investigated for their ... made with a high cocoa butter content, may help to increase levels of HDL, ... (The glycemic index indicates how quickly the blood sugar [glucose] levels ...
    Nutritionist Reveals 27 SuperFoods That Will Change Your ...
    Oats help lower cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels and ... Brown rice isn't high on the list of super foods but it should be part of a balanced diet. ... 30 minutes after eating one 40 gram serving of dark chocolate the two main ..... in poly-phenolic anthocyanidin (try saying that with a mouthful of blueberries), ...
    1353 days ago

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