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Diabetes is currently the most common metabolic disease that is haunting human population and is ever increasing in numbers. Every year, a large number of people are added to the list of diabetics. Experts attribute this to poor eating habits and bad lifestyle. Though type 1 diabetes is a genetic disease, type 2 diabetes is a result of our poor food choices and inactive lifestyle.
Junk food is what is on our minds and platter nowadays. Even our choice of juices is very unhealthy. We drink from packaged fruit juices that are laden with high amounts of sugar. Pizzas, pastas, burgers, and sandwiches are convenience foods that working people prefer to grab at meal times due to busy working hours and lack of time to prepare or indulge in long, luxurious meals. These are high in starch and hence in glycemic index. These cause a huge increase in blood sugar levels, which is a bad omen for diabetics. And foods with low glycemic index may not always appeal to their taste buds.
If there is a diabetic in our family, we find it difficult to make a different meal for him. At times, the diabetic feels left out when he is given an insipid plate of food to eat whereas the rest of the family members enjoy their delicious meals. In such cases, the patient may not want to join his family members during mealtime and may prefer to have a lonesome meal in his room. Otherwise, he may neglect his special diabetic meal and start gorging on regular food which may prove hazardous to his health.
What if there were some foods that would appeal to the health of both the diabetic and normal people? Now, this is possible with recipes that are designed for diabetics but are so healthy and tasty that even normal individuals can have. If you wish to learn these recipes, buy a Cookbook for Diabetes. This is a good way to learn and try out different recipes for the sake of the diabetic in your house.
If you are a housewife and a diabetic yourself, a Diabetes Cookbook is a good way to utilize your time while keeping yourself healthy. You get to learn so many interesting recipes using lean meat, fish, seafood, non-starchy vegetables, whole grains, herbs, and spices. You can bid your boredom goodbye while being better able to manage your diabetes.
With more than 140 recipes that focus on flavor and variety in The Diabetes Cookbook launched by the American Diabetes Association, diabetes management is more fun than a burden. It is not possible for a laymen to understand how exactly the meal of a diabetic needs to be prepared, what should be the ingredients, and how much should be the calorie count. The carbohydrate, fat, and protein ratios to be included in the meal of a diabetic are best understood by a nutritionist.
Browse online for a Cookbook Diabetes and buy the one that bests suits your needs. If you want a book that includes recipes that the entire family can share, the ‘Family Classics Diabetes Cookbook’ by the American Diabetes Association is the best one to buy. This book contains recommendations by the country’s top diabetes experts and recipe experts. If you want a book that focuses on how a diabetic should lose weight, the Diabetes Weight Loss - Week by Week by Jill Weisenburger is the best buy.