Good Food Choices
More than 100 delicious, nutritious recipes suitable for people with diabetes-and everyone else!A healthy diet, along with regular eating habits, should be an important feature of daily life and include a variety of foods from all food groups-plenty of vegetables and fruits, breads, and cereals, some dairy foods, lean meat and/or meat alternatives, and a small amount of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Dietary management is vital to ensure good health-for everyone, but particularly diabetics to assist blood glucose control and to help control weight.In Diabetes: Good Food Choices culinary author and food technology educator Ruby M. Brown makes a managing diabetes easy and fun, applying her unique flair for modifying traditional favorite foods to suit specific dietary requirements. Al recipes in this book satisfy the nutritional guidelines suitable for diabetes and overall healthy eating. Unless otherwise stated, the recipes use whole-grain cereal products, low-fat dairy products, and minimal sugar and fats. Traditional favorites have been reduced in fat, sugar, and salt where necessary, and boosted with fiber where possible. In the interest of diabetes management and heart health, the margarines and oils used are plant-based monounsaturated and polyunsaturated types, rather than the "heavier" animal fats like butter and cream. And, to further promote dietary management, a nutritional analysis is provided for each recipe, detailing calories, total fat, saturated fat, fiber, carbohydrates, sodium, and protein per serving and for the entire recipe.Diabetes: Good Food Choices includes not only 100+ delicious recipes but also provides readers with key information and dietary strategies for managing diabetes and an extensive quick-reference glossary of diabetes-related terms and concepts.
Laguna Beach, CA : Basic Health Publications, c2008
Branch Call Number:
641.56314 B879d 2008
184 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm