Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Better You consume, the Better You Feel

May 18th, 2010
Mom-Stuff has added a new resource for you .
Patricia writes on  diabeticmenus.org ,  giving
you the  information you need to raise awareness
on healthy eating habits and its associated
benefits to support those living with
diabetes on a daily basis.
Here are some basic guidelines that can help you and your family make healthier food decisions.
* Eat lots of vegetables’ and fruits.
* Choose whole fiber foods over processed grain products.
Try brown rice instead of white. Substitute brown bread for white.
* Eat fish two or three times a week.
* Select leaner cuts of meat like those that end in “loin.”
* Remove the skin from chicken and turkey.
* Eat low fat dairy
* Drink water and low calories non-carbonated liquids.
* Use liquid oils for cooking as an alternative to solid fats.
* Minimize too-high calorie junk food like chips, cookies, cakes, and regular frozen goodies.
Find baked chips and reduced calorie snacks. Or have a bit of fruit instead.
* Watch your portion sizes. Even an excessive amount of “healthy” food can cause an increase in weight.
* Compare labels of similar foods, then pick the one with smaller amounts of saturated fats, cholesterol and sodium.
* Adults should consume below 2400 mg. of sodium per day. If you have high blood pressure, you need to target even less.
* Try adding spices and herbs in your cooking to substitute for salt for enhancing flavor.
A bit of Exercise Goes a long way. Something that gets you up and moving is good for you.
Some benefits you can receive from adding exercise to your routine:
* Decrease your risk of developing diabetes type 2 symptoms
* Decrease your risk of heart problems and stroke Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
* Reduce blood glucose (sugar) levels if you have diabetes, that may lessen your risk of developing diabetes-related complications
* Relieve tension * Make it easier to slim down
* Provide you with more energy
* Make it easier to sleep better
* Build stronger bones and muscle mass
You do not need to go to a gym, play sports or use fancy equipment.
For the rest of the article go to Mom-Stuff Featured Articles.
For more great tips from Patricia on how to live with diabetes …. Articles such as
Your Guide to Diabetic Cooking

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