GlucoMenu: Omega-3s & Diabetes
GlucoMenu® Newsletter - Saturday, May 25, 2013
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Omega-3s & Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association recommends eating 2-3 servings of non-fried fish per week for dietary omega-3 fatty acids. Seafood contains omega-3
fatty acids that are considered a good type of fat because of the benefits they
provide. Omega-3 benefits include:
Message from Christine
Hi Everyone! This week's newsletter includes:
Make it a great week!
Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
- Omega-3s & Diabetes
- Carrot Raisin Muffin Recipe
- Attention Members
- E-mail to Christine - Dining Out
- Diabetes & Alcohol
- Avoiding the Exercise Rut
- Support Group
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
Strive to eat seafood 2-3 times per week!
- reduction of blood triglyceride levels,
- prevention of blood clotting (which can cause blood vessels to narrow and ultimately become blocked),
- possible reduction of blood pressure, and
- food sources are low in saturated fat.
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GlucoMenu® Carrot Raisin Muffins
1 1/3 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
1/2 t. ground cloves
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup egg substitute
8 fl. oz. lowfat buttermilk
3 T. canola oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 T. honey
1 t. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/3 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1. Combine flours, powder, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
2. In medium mixing bowl, mix egg substitute, buttermilk, oil, applesauce, honey, and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture.
3. Stir in carrots, raisins, and walnuts.
4. Spoon batter into non-stick muffin pan.
5. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
6. Makes 8 muffins.
Nutrition Facts per muffin:
Calories: 244, Carbohydrate: 36 g, Fiber: 4 g, Fat: 9 g, Protein: 8 g, Sodium: 169 mg
E-mail to Christine - Dining Out
Q: We eat out a lot. Could you give us some suggestions for Japanese and Chinese?
A: Dining out can be challenging because of the large portion sizes and the unknown of how foods are prepared. You might look at a few dinners listed on your menu to get an idea of portions prior to dining out. Here are a few suggestions when ordering. Ask how items are prepared prior to ordering...
Read Christine's Entire Answer
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GlucoMenu® Support Group
In this issue:
- Christine's Diabetes Support Group on Facebook - Ask questions, read comments, and get answers from Christine (Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator) as well as other members of the Diabetes Support-Group.
Join me on Facebook!
- We are looking for people to participate in our ongoing Diabetes Self-Management Study.
Send me an e-mail if you are interested in the Diabetes Study: nutrition@GlucoMenu.com or click the link below to learn more.
Diabetes Self-Management Study
- Let's talk! I've set aside every Friday to chat with customers and see how things are going.
Send me an e-mail: nutrition@GlucoMenu.com or click the link below.
Schedule a Telephone Call w/ Christine
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2. Healthy Thinking
3. Diabetes Type II second opinion (Update)
4. Glucophage side effects? (Response)
5. No insurance
6. Insulin resistance getting worse
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