Diabetic Cooking - Tips To Help Learn How To Cook This Healthy Lifestyle Called The Diabetic Diet
By Debbie Benson
Many newly diagnosed diabetics, pre-diabetics, even long-time diabetics, dread the thought of learning about diabetic cooking, believing they're facing years of boring and unsatisfying meals that will take a good deal of the pleasure out of their lives. And, unfortunately, a lot of people who have been living with diabetes for years, actually are leading boring and unsatisfying food lives and they do take a lot less pleasure in their food than before their diagnosis. The good news is that they can eat interesting and exciting food, spicy food, delicious food and can regain the pleasure of eating food that really is satisfying along with the knowledge that the diabetic diet they're following is also a healthy diet that everyone, diabetic or not, should be eating.
It's going to take some effort and some experimentation. You're going to have to learn some new things, do some research, and you're going to have to be willing to spend some time in the kitchen trying out recipes and tasting the results as you discover what you like and what works for you. But it's absolutely within your power to eat well despite your diabetes for years to come.
Now with over 29 million diabetics and a lot of talented creative and generous people out there, you're going to find an unbelievable amount of resources such as ingredients, recipes, advice, and support available. These talented cooks have taken on the challenge of making food that's good for diabetics, and food that people really want to eat. There's even a whole magazine devoted to diabetic cooking called, unsurprisingly, Diabetic Cooking. There are also diabetic cooking classes available, and some are free.
Here are some basics of diabetic cooking:
Start reducing or eliminating the amount of sugar and salt in a recipe. Learn to substitute with herbs, spices, and other flavorings instead. Choose fresh or frozen (no salt added) over canned foods, which tend to be high in sodium and can be high in sugars also.
Today, there are more sugar-free and salt-free ingredients like seasonings available. These tips will help you make your diabetic cooking easier, tastier and healthier while following the diabetic diet.
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