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10 diabetes superfoods to supercharge your diet

Many foods are on the good-for-you list, but did you know that the American Diabetes Association identified 10 “Superfoods” that offer an extra health boost for people with diabetes? Add a few of these superfoods to your plate every day for an extra boost of calcium, potassium, fibre, magnesium, omega-3 and vitamins A, C and E. 1. Beans Did you know only a half cup of cooked black beans fulfills 20 to 30% of your daily fibre requirement? That same amount packs as much protein as 28 grams of meat! Plus, beans are a good source of magnesium and potassium. Try savory black beans in your slow cooker....

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Hearty Oatmeal

This is a tasty and satisfying oatmeal recipe! This recipe is portioned for a single serving, but can easily be tripled for a quick and easy breakfast throughout the week. Although it may sound unusual, the egg is the secret ingredient in this recipe. Adding an egg to your oats will pack it with protein and create a creamy consistency. Always consult your Health Care Professional to check if this recipe is right for you. Ingredients – Serves 1 • ¼ cup steel cut oats (not instant) • ¾ cup (180 mL) water • 1 egg • ½ cup blueberries • ½ cup strawberries...

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Resolution ready

New Year’s Day may be a few weeks away. But if you want to commit to more activity or better eating, why wait? The holiday "Season of Eating" is near, why not make your resolution before the feasting—instead of after? Getting into a healthy routine now can carry you through to next Autumn. In the early days of establishing good habits, it can be easy to run into obstacles. You might feel like taking a break one day, and before you know it you’re back where you started. On those "not so successful" days, here are some things you can try... Think about something else. Instead of dreading your date with exercise...

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Curry Recipe

Vegetable curry

Ingredients (6 servings): 5ml canola or olive oil (1 t) 1 med onion, chopped 10ml crushed garlic (2 t) 22ml crushed ginger (1 1/2 T) 10ml ground cumin (2 t) 10ml ground coriander (2 t) 10ml turmeric (2 t) 10ml curry powder (2 t) 2ml crushed chili, optional (1/4 t) 3ml salt (1/2 t) 125ml water (1/2 c) 1 large potato, cubed, skin remaining 500ml pumpkin, cubed (2 c) 250ml cauliflower florets (1 c) 410g can chickpeas, drained (1 3/4 c) 1 red...

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What is a carb?

There three main types of carbohydrates in food – so if you're newly diagnosed with diabetes knowing what kind and how much to eat can be confusing. Need to Know On nutrition labels, "total carbohydrate" includes all three types of carb so this is the number you should pay attention to when carb counting. Starch - complex carb ...

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4 Healthy Food Hacks For Busy Lives

While your calendar is filling up quickly and your to-do list seems never-ending, making sure the whole family is eating healthy and getting the nutrition they need is still possible. ...

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Helpful tips for getting a good nights sleep

If you're not getting enough sleep, you may find you're having a harder time managing your blood glucose levels1. Diabetes can contribute to sleep problems, including Apnoea2 (difficulty breathing), Neuropathy3 (damage to the nerves in your feet and legs), and night time low blood sugar. Please speak to your healthcare professional for further advice. Try these tips for sleeping better, whether you have diabetes or not. ​

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Salmon Recipe

Smoked Salmon Salad

This salad can be eaten throughout the week. To preserve freshness, keep the tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions in one bowl and the lettuce and feta in another bowl. This will allow your tomatoes and cucumbers to marinate throughout the week and will keep your lettuce from wilting. Be sure to wait to add your dressing until you are ready to eat your salad. This will also maintain freshness. Always consult your Health Care Professional to check if this recipe is right for you. Ingredients – serves 2 • 1 continental cucumber • ¼ red onion • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced • 1...

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10 diabetes superfoods to supercharge your diet

Many foods are on the good-for-you list, but did you know that the American Diabetes Association identified 10 “Superfoods” that offer an extra health boost for people with diabetes? Add a few of these superfoods to your plate every day for an extra boost of calcium, potassium, fibre, magnesium, omega-3 and vitamins A, C and E. 1. Beans Did you know only a half cup of cooked black beans fulfills 20 to 30% of your daily fibre requirement? That same amount packs as much protein as 28 grams of meat! Plus, beans are a good source of magnesium and potassium. Try savory black beans in your slow cooker....

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