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A GROUP MENT FOR COOKS TO DISCUSS AND POST HRALTHY AS WELL DIABETIC RECIPES THAT PROMOTE GOOD HESLTH AND LOW CARB AND SUGAR FOR SUCH THINGS AS WEIGHT LOSS, HEART HEALTH, LOW SUGAR AND CARBS FOR DIABETIES, CONTROLING BLOOD PRRSSURE AND ETC.
Oct 18, 2015
I am a diabetic and have friends that also are diabetics. I am looking for quick bread recipes.
I have frozen many fruits this year .
Is there anyone out there that has diabetic quick bread recipes? ( Apple). I cannot find any.
Sep 8, 2015
Dec 31, 2014
Peanuts Help Control Blood Sugar
Glycemic index is a point scale used to compare how high your blood sugar and insulin spike after eating the same amount of carbohydrates from different foods. Foods that are digested more slowly and release sugar gradually into the blood stream have a lower GI. The GI content of foods is measured on a 100-point scale, with 100 being the highest GI foods. Peanuts have a GI of 14 making them a low GI food (Jenkins, 1981).
Glycemic load also measures blood sugar spikes, but uses the typical serving size of each food item instead of a standard carbohydrate amount, making it an even better tool to show how different foods eaten can affect blood sugar (Salmeron, 1997).
Foods with a higher GI and GL can cause blood sugar and insulin to spike soon after eating, followed by a drop in blood sugar to levels lower than before consumption. This crash in blood sugar can make a person feel tired and hungry for more food, and the rollercoaster cycle of highs and lows can contribute to the development of pre-diabetes and diabetes (Jenkins, 1981). In addition, low-GI diets can significantly improve long-term glucose control in people with diabetes, similar to the amounts achieved with medication (Ajala, 2013).
Peanuts and peanut butter are both low GI and GL foods, due to their content of healthy oils, protein, and fiber that have a positive effect on blood sugar control. Research has shown that peanuts can help control blood sugar in both healthy individuals and those with type 2 diabetes (Kirkmeyer, 2000 and Jenkins, 2011). Peanuts and peanut butter have even been shown to help lessen the spike in blood sugar when paired with high carbohydrate or high GL foods (Johnston, 2005).
Snacking on peanuts can help to maintain blood sugar in between meals. One study showed that snacking on peanuts in place of high carbohydrate foods improved blood sugar control and lowered cholesterol in type 2 diabetic men and women (Kirkmeyer, 2000 and Jenkins, 2011).
A recent study showed that peanuts and peanut butter eaten in the morning have an effect on blood sugar throughout the day in women at high risk for type 2 diabetes. Not only did consuming 1.5 ounces of peanuts or peanut butter at breakfast help to decrease blood sugar spikes early in the day, effects were also seen hours later when participants showed more even blood sugar control following a high carbohydrate lunch in the absence of peanuts or peanut butter (Mattes, 2012).
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