Diabetes Nutrition

Okra & Tomatoes – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

This Okra & Tomatoes recipe is so easy and so delicious! We live in the South and most people here prefer to have their okra fried and have usually not eaten it cooked any other way. Here is a healthy, delicious alternative that we often share with our clients.  Okra is a low calorie vegetable high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, B-Complex & Folate. One surprising benefit of okra is found in the phytochemical, mucilage, which aids digestion and helps…

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The History of Diabetes (We’ve Come a Long Way Baby!) – Health Education Article

On this World Diabetes Day, let’s take a look at diabetes from a historical perspective.   We have come a long way with the diagnosis, treatment and tools to aid diabetes management. Frederick Grant Banting (right) and Charles H. Best with Marjorie Aware of the Symptoms but not the Cause…. The earliest known mention of diabetes was in 1552 BC, when Hesy-Ra, an Egyptian physician, documented frequent urination as a symptom of a mysterious disease that caused severe weight loss. …

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Quick Baked Oatmeal – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

Begin your day with a warm bowl of oatmeal!  Preparation can begin the night before to make for a quick, easy and nutritious oatmeal breakfast. The chia seeds are an excellent source of omega 3 fat and the nut butter will add more healthy fat and a good amount of protein which will help to increase satiety. Enjoy! Ingredients 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 1 T chia seeds (optional) Sweetener of choice Dash of salt 2 T smooth nut butter…

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