Friday, 29 July 2016

Diabetes Breakfast Mistakes to Avoid

If you have diabetes, eating a bad breakfast is a big mistake.

Mom is still right: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when you have type 2 diabetes. Your diabetes diet needs to give you a healthy supply of energy to jump start your body in the morning.

"Remember that first thing in the morning, you’ve gone many hours without eating and your body needs fuel," says Kelly O'Connor, RD, director of diabetes education at the endocrinology center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. "If you’re not giving it any, it will create its own in the form of stored blood sugar that gets released into your bloodstream — which often results in blood sugar that’s too high."

Healthy breakfast food is also a must when it comes to diabetes control and weight management. “Remember that when your body is fasting, you’re not giving it any energy, so it slows down to conserve what it has left, which is counterproductive." The trick is to keep your metabolism going all day long at a steady rate. "The simple solution to both of these issues is to eat a good breakfast." 

Avoiding Breakfast Mistakes

Breakfast blunders can happen during the week when you wake up late and try eating breakfast while running out the door, or on the weekend when you go out for a big breakfast.
However, the biggest mistake to avoid is skipping breakfast altogether. When you go too long without eating, your body goes into starvation mode. And when you finally give in to hunger later in the day (and probably overeat), your body will grab all the fat from your meal and store it. That's bad for anyone, especially for someone with type 2 diabetes.

Here are some other breakfast mistakes to avoid:

Don’t fly on a sugar high. If you don't have a lot of time in the morning for healthy breakfast foods, you may be tempted to wolf down a doughnut and coffee for the extra sugar and caffeine, but this is a mistake. “Breakfast should be a meal that provides your body fuel for the next couple of hours," 

 "It should be a valuable source of energy, not just quick energy." From a doughnut and coffee with sugar, she says, "you’ll get a temporary sugar high, but you won’t have done your body any favors, and it’ll wear off quickly, likely resulting in a blood-sugar crash."

Don’t forget fiber. Breakfast is also a great opportunity to get some fiber, which is good for diabetes because fiber fills you up without raising your blood sugar. That can mean better blood-sugar control and fewer calories. Try to get 7 to 10 grams of fiber every morning as part of a healthy breakfast for diabetes.

Add protein for a balanced breakfast. “Breakfast should combine healthy sources of carbohydrates, around 15 to 30 grams, with a small amount of lean protein,"  Think of the carbohydrates as the energy your body needs and the protein as what gives it staying power. Protein also helps you feel fuller.

Include fruit and vegetables for fiber plus nutrition. Colorful fruits and vegetables are a low-calorie source of carbohydrates. Include them in your breakfast for vitamins, minerals, and fiber. If your diabetes diet incorporates 2,000 to 2,400 calories, you should get four servings each of fruits and vegetables daily — and breakfast is a good time to get started.

Don’t drink your breakfast. Although some people like breakfast drinks, "better nutrition comes from whole foods. "Juicing is a popular trend, but keep in mind that one large serving of juiced fruits contains significant carbs and calories.” That means you can experience a rise in blood sugar and weight gain from juicing too frequently.

Avoid processed meats and other bad breakfast choices. Bacon, sausage, and ham don’t add carbs to your diet, but they’re not healthy protein choices either. “Bad breakfast choices provide excessive calories with little or no nutrition,” Stay away from breakfast bars, large coffee drinks with whipped cream and caramel, sweetened cereals, and breakfast pastries.

Eating a Healthy Breakfast for Diabetes

Knowing what not to eat for breakfast is only part of the battle when you have diabetes. Understanding what makes for a healthy breakfast food is just as important. 

Balanced-breakfast solutions:

For meals on the go, choose a piece of fruit with low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt or cottage cheese. Or try a breakfast burrito with scrambled egg whites on a whole-wheat tortilla.

To get more fiber in your breakfast, try oatmeal with fresh fruit and low-fat or fat-free yogurt, whole-grain cereal, toasted whole-wheat bread or English muffins, or breakfast wraps or burritos made with whole-grain tortillas.

For healthy and lean protein sources, try a handful of almonds, natural peanut butter, or a slice of low-fat cheese. An occasional egg is also fine. (You can eat egg whites or egg substitutes more often since they don’t have cholesterol.) Low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt and cottage cheese are also good sources of breakfast protein.

If you want to juice your breakfast, keep the portion to a maximum of 8 ounces. Substituting vegetables for some of the fruits to create a better blend and a lower-carb beverage. You can add some protein powder, too.

It's also important to check your blood sugar two hours after eating breakfast. "If it’s above the target your doctor has set, you’re consuming too many carbs and need to cut back.” 

As long as you make healthy food choices, breakfast for diabetes can be a chance to get better control of your blood sugar and your weight. But if you're struggling with the right breakfast for diabetes or any other meal in your diabetes diet — ask your doctor or diabetes educator for some help.

Monday, 25 July 2016


Good info on using the whole lemon 
vs. only the juice...

Lemon productions became more and 
more abundant around the world because 
of its nutritious contents.  Lemons are 
used in many different ways in 
lemon industries and factories, but 
not among households.

How do you eat or taste lemon 
in your house?

Probably, you do not know how to apply 
lemon the right away.  Do you just squish 
a few drips to your whisky, vegetable 
salad, bread, ice cream, roasted meat, 
cake, baked chicken, fruit drinks, or to 
your other favorable dishes?  If so, 
what a waste!   

Here, I'll tell you the real use of lemon
I'm sure you know how nutritious a lemon is. 
But you may only know how to use it 
as a simple seasoning, as most people 
do, and not as a side dish.

You think that only the squished juice 
from lemon is used, while the lemon 
peel is thrown away.  Yes, you think 
that you only need that sour, citrus 
taste of the lemon's juice, is that right?

However, we found out that many 
professionals in restaurants and eateries 
are using or consuming the entire 
lemon and nothing is wasted.

How can you use the whole lemon 
without waste? the lemon in the freezer 
section of your refrigerator.  Once the lemon 
is frozen, get your grater, and shred the whole 
lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on 
top of your foods.

Sprinkle it to your whisky, wine, vegetable 
salad, ice cream, vegetable soup, chicken soup, 
curry soup, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, sushi, 
meat loaf, sausage, fish dishes, and ramen. 
It doesn't matter whether it's a Chinese dish, 
Italian dish, French dish, African, Indian, 
Japanese, Korean, or Latin American dishes, 
you just name it.

All of these foods will unexpectedly have 
wonderful taste, something that you may have 
never tasted before in your life. You don't 
believe me?  Just try it and you will agree 
with me.

Everything will certainly taste great!

Most likely, you only think of lemon juice 
and vitamin C.  Not anymore.  Now that you've 
learned this lemon secret, you can use 
lemon even in instant cup noodles.

What's the major advantage of 
using the whole lemon other than 
preventing waste and adding new 
taste to your dishes?

Well, you see lemon peels contain as 
much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than 
the lemon juice itself.  And yes, that's 
what you've been wasting.  But from now 
on, by following this simple procedure of f
reezing the whole lemon, then grating 
it on top of your dishes, you can consume 
all of those nutrients and get even healthier.

The lemon peel is good in making you slim 
if you are a fat person, or makes you healthy 
fat if you are skinny.

It is very good that the PYRO-ENERGEN is 
also for the taste of all people. It's also 
good that lemon peels are health 
rejuvenators in eradicating toxic 
elements in the body.  


So place your lemon in your freezer, 
and then grate it on your meal every day.  
It is a key to make your foods tastier 
and you get to live healthier and 
longer! That's the lemon secret! 
Better late than NEVER!

The surprising benefits of lemon!

Institute of Health Sciences, 
819 N. L.L.C. Charles Street Baltimore , 
MD 1201.
This is the latest in medicine, 
effective for cancer!
Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous 
product to kill cancer cells. It is 
10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.
Why do we not know about that? 
Because there are laboratories 
interested in making a synthetic 
version that will bring them huge profits. 
You can now help a friend in need by 
letting him/her know that lemon 
juice is beneficial in preventing the 
disease. Its taste is pleasant and it 
does not produce the horrific effects 
of chemotherapy. How many people 
will die while this closely guarded secret 
is kept, so as not to jeopardize 
the beneficial multimillionaires large 
corporations? As you know, the lemon 
tree is known for its varieties of lemons 
and limes. You can eat the fruit in different 
ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, 
prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc... 
It is credited with many virtues, but the 
most interesting is the effect it produces 
on cysts and tumors. This plant is a proven 
remedy against cancers of all types. 
Some say it is very useful in all variants 
of cancer. It is considered 
also as an anti microbial spectrum 
against bacterial infections and fungi, 
effective against internal parasites 
and worms, it regulates blood pressure 
which is too high and an antidepressant, 
combats stress and nervous disorders.

The source of this information is fascinating: i
t comes from one of the largest drug 
manufacturers in the world, says that 
after more than 20 laboratory tests 
since 1970, the extracts revealed that: 
It destroys the malignant cells in 
12 cancers, including colon, breast, 
prostate, lung and pancreas ... 
The compounds of this tree showed 
10,000 times better than the product 
Adriamycin, a drug normally used 
chemotherapeutic in the world, 
slowing the growth of cancer cells. 
And what is even more astonishing: 
this type of therapy with 
lemon extract only destroys malignant 
cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells.

Chander Menghani <>