Foods NOT to eat when you are a type 2 Diabetic

The goal of a healthy diet for type 2 diabetes is to focus on foods that will support normal blood sugars, a healthy weight, overall health and avoidance of diabetic complications. People with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) can enjoy a variety of foods. Although diabetics can eat any type of food, general guidelines encourage…

Roasted Vegetable Frittata

Ingredients (makes 6 to 8 servings) 1 small zucchini (baby marrow), 25mm diced 1 red bell pepper, seeded and 25mm diced 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and 25mm diced 1 red onion, 25mm diced 1/3 cup good olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 cloves) 12 extra-large eggs 1…

Hungarian Goulash

Ingredients (makes 8 servings or half everything for 4 people) 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 750g mushrooms, sliced 2 large onions, halved and sliced (4 cups) 2 red bell peppers, chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped ½ teaspoon salt 1 Kg lean beef chuck, cut into ± 35mm pieces ¼ cup sweet paprika 3 tablespoons all-purpose…

Weight Loss – To Shake or not to Shake

Protein and Fiber When choosing a meal replacement shake, it is important to first examine the nutrition facts label and the ingredient list. The number of different shakes on the market vary in protein, carbohydrate and calorie content; some shakes even contain fiber. A shake that is high in protein can help promote satiety, or…

Mashed Roasted Squash and Garlic

Ingredients (yields 3 cups – serving size ½ cup) 1 kilogram butternut, acorn or delicata squash, or pumpkin, peeled, seeded and quartered 1 head garlic, unpeeled 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth, warmed 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces Method Preheat oven to…

Menopause Night Sweats and Dry Mouth

Night Sweats and Dry Mouth Many women will suffer from night sweats and a dry mouth during menopause. While these symptoms can be alarming and unexpected, they do not necessarily indicate any serious medical condition and can often be alleviated by following the guidance outlined below. Night Sweats and Dry Mouth Explained Dry mouth refers…

Male menopause: Myth or reality?

Aging-related hormone changes in men — sometimes called male menopause — are different from those in women. Understand signs, symptoms and treatment options. Hormone changes are a natural part of aging. Unlike the more dramatic reproductive hormone plunge that occurs in women during menopause, however, sex hormone changes in men occur gradually — over a…

Stuffed Roasted Red Peppers

Ingredients (serves 6) 6 large red bell peppers 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced ± 170 gram fresh spinach 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt ¾ cup uncooked couscous (about 2 cups cooked) ½ cup crumbled feta cheese Method Roast the bell peppers on a gas stove’s open flame, turning them…

Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

Ingredients (serves 4) 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon honey ¾ teaspoon salt, divided ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided Olive oil cooking spray ± 350 gram chicken fillets 50 gram plum tomatoes, halved, seeded, and quartered (about 6–8 tomatoes) ½ large seedless cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced…

Fight Diabetes with Knife & Fork

  Since diet and lifestyle are so important, here are 5 key recommendations to fight diabetes and pre-diabetes with a knife and fork: 1. Lose Some Excess Weight. Research suggests that even a modest weight loss (approximately 5- 7% of your body weight) can reduce the cell’s resistance to insulin so that glucose will be taken up by…