So my unofficial survey of terrible breakfast food started this week, I just have a major hair up my butt about this topic and how it has started all of our eating problems, boomers, non-boomers and especially children and I happened to receive an awesome article on healthy snacks, wow, timing is everything and somebody up there must be reading my mind, so here is a good article until Sundays all out smack down on breakfast supposed food.
Eating better-for-your-blood-sugar meals doesn’t mean saying bye-bye to creamy, hearty, fatty comfort foods. Here are three blood sugar winners.
We’re talking pasta, peanut butter, and fries. Sound too good to be true? Not if you pick the right kinds.
True, any old plate of pasta probably won’t do your blood sugar any favors. Ditto on the fries. But we’ve cooked up a couple ways of making comfort-food favorites okay for your blood sugar. So try putting our healthy and delicious twists on three typically naughty foods:
1. Pasta. The key to indulging in pasta and keeping blood sugar steady is to choose whole-wheat varieties. They raise your blood sugar much more slowly than refined-grain pastas. More important, whole-wheat pastas and other whole grains are a good source of magnesium. Recent research linked a 100-milligram increase in daily magnesium intake to lower diabetes risk. Half a cup of whole-wheat pasta has about 20 milligrams. Try this healthy pasta recipe from EatingWell: Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp and Vegetables.
2. Creamy Peanut Butter. Nuts are members of the good fats family and a recent study revealed that peanut butter eaters averaging about 5 tablespoons a week may have a 21 percent lower risk of diabetes. All thanks to PB’s healthy unsaturated fats that help stabilize blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity. And it contains magnesium, too. Try EatingWell’s Spicy Peanut Sauce on grilled meats or as a raw veggie dip.
3. Fries. Just trade the white potatoes for a more blood-sugar-friendly starch like sweet potatoes. They have a lower glycemic index than white spuds, making them easier on your blood sugar. And, according to John La Puma, MD, author of ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine, nutrients in sweet potatoes may also help fight insulin resistance. Whip up your own tasty sweet potatoes with this EatingWell recipe: Oven Sweet Potato Fries.
Check out this whole cabinet full of better-for-your-blood-sugar foods.
Read the whole article here and look out this Sunday, its GRT against breakfast giants.