Thanksgiving is approaching and one thing everyone has on their mind is eating. Sure it’s a time to give thanks and spend time with family and friends, but all of this will be done over huge desirable spreads of food. Most times those with health conditions will decide to splurge for just one day. The question is should they or shouldn’t they? Those with heart conditions and diabetes should actually monitor their food intake everyday. Those with diabetes know that a little bit of the wrong type of food can send their glucose readings skyrocketing.
There are many different types of recipes for individuals with diabetes to follow. These recipes are great tasting but cuts back on the amount of starch and sugar intake. Also individuals need to monitor their portion sizes during the Thanksgiving holiday. We can all get carried away with the great and delicious foods placed upon the table. But your health needs to be your main concern all year round. There’s only one of you.
The internet has become a great tool for finding wonderful recipes for individuals battling diabetes or heart conditions. Those with diabetes need to be concerned about their starch intake. Watch the servings of bread, mash potatoes, corn, white rice and other high in carbohydrates food. One saying that goes for individuals who are diabetic. If it’s white its not right; try switching to serving brown and whole wheat foods during the holidays. Also it’s important to avoid those sugary drinks such as sodas and homemade fruit punches.
For individuals who are concerned about their cholesterol and high fat intake. You want to avoid fatty pork, fried foods, foods cooked with butter. Turkey, depending upon how it is prepared is actually good for you. So, you can enjoy eating the traditional cooked bird during the holiday.
Try creating a new few recipes of your own to share with family. If you are not sure about the foods that will be served creating your own dishes and eating at home is great way to avoid over doing it. If that is impossible remember eat in moderation.