Large Breakfast Controls Diabetes Blood Sugar

Proving That Breakfast Is Still the Most Important Meal of the Day Large breakfasts and small dinners are beneficial for diabetes patients. Both of these meals help control blood sugar in those with type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study. Diabetcs who ate large breakfasts and small dinners each day had fewer periods of…

Gut Health relates to blood sugar control

The composition of intestinal bacteria and other micro-organisms—called the gut microbiota—changes over time in unhealthy ways. Researchers previously found that the gut microbiota—containing both beneficial and harmful microbes—can affect human health in many ways and that the mix of this community of microscopic organisms differs in people with Type 2 diabetes compared with healthy individuals.…

Vegetable and lentil curry

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 medium red onion, cut into wedges 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 tablespoons mild curry paste 1 medium red capsicum, cut into 3cm pieces 300g cauliflower, cut into small florets 150g button mushrooms, quartered 2 baby eggplant, sliced 415g can crushed tomatoes 1 cup vegetable stock 150g green…

Are Food Cravings Wrecking Your Diet?

The Truth about Food Cravings Craving a big, fluffy hunk of warm bread does not mean your body is deprived of grains. Food cravings have little to do with nutrients and plenty to do with the brain chemistry of pleasure and reward. Cravings may center on texture (creamy, crunchy) or taste (sweet, salty) but they…

Warm chicken and lentil salad

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 large barbecue chicken 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 250g cocktail tomatoes, halved 2 x 400g cans lentils, drained, rinsed 2 tablespoons white balsamic dressing 100g baby spinach Method Remove and discard skin and bones from chicken. Thickly shred chicken, then chop. Heat oil in a…