Here are some brief tips on navigating your local grocery store aisles.
As with all carbohydrate containing foods, quality counts and portion size rules. Eating whole wheat bread adn other whole grains may lower your risk for heart disease, certain cancers, and even weight gain.
When discussing Type 2 diabetes it's beneficial to start with a basic understanding of the disease. Many people think that diabetes is a "sugar" issue, but diabetes is actually a complex condition affecting the body's production and use of insulin. If you have diabetes, the pancreas makes little or no insulin or your cells cannot use the insulin very well. Glucose can build up in your blood and cannot be utilized correctly. If blood glucose is too high, it can damage many parts of your body such as the heart, eyes, kidneys, and nerves.
Sweet potato pie is a traditional southern comfort food, but is also widely enjoyed through the holiday season all over the country. And because I'm thankful for Sweet Potato Pie every Thanksgiving I thought we could check out a sugar free version.