Flatulence 

Flatulence (also known as “gas”) is something we all release several times a day. Most of this gas comes from the fermentation of indigestible carbohydrates by bacteria living in the colon. If we do not digest certain foods, they sit in the colon and ferment over time. The bacteria in the colon encourage the formation […]

A Peek at What You Can Learn in Reality Diabetes ~ type 2 

Introduction: The Diabetes World: Welcome to it Chapter One: The Real Deal Food Majesty’s message to diabetes enlightenment Instructions Playing the game D-I-A-B-E-T-E-S rules for blood glucose control Chapter Two: Eating for the Realists Carbohydrates, carbs, I love you Fat, sugar and salt: The all-American way to flavor foods Fiber: Fall in love Protein gives […]

Gluten-Restricted Diet 

For more expert advice and information please see Gigi Stewart, M.A. at glutenfreegigi.com Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, oats, buckwheat, barley, and by-products such as malt. (Some people are not sensitive to oats) It may be hidden in many food products that contain grains such as baked goods, desserts, salad dressings, cereals, […]

Eating Out: Yes, You Still Can, with a Conscience 

When you dine out, please continue to use your common sense. Make reasonable choices for continued success. Take a moment to consider all the foods that will have the most impact on your blood sugar and be moderate with them. Also, think heart health! Here are some suggestions: Chinese Food: Shrimp, chicken, pork or beef […]

Glycemic Index 

The glycemic index is a system in which a number is given to a particular carbohydrate food to determine how quickly or slowly the food breaks down into sugar in the bloodstream. This number is important since people tend to consume many high-glycemic index foods – refined carbohydrates (white pasta, white bread, white rice) that […]

Veggie Mexican 

(serves 4) 1 Tbsp. olive oil ½ cup chopped onions ½ cup chopped mushrooms 1 15-ounce can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed very well 1 ¾ cup low-sodium/fat-free chicken broth 10 ounce frozen corn 1 cup chunky salsa ½ cup brown rice dry ¼ cup dry lentils, rinsed 1-cup broccoli and zucchini, diced […]

Fall in Love with Fiber 

Fiber: All fiber contains both soluble and insoluble types in varying amounts. Water-soluble fiber: Forms a gel when it mixes with fluids and moves very slowly through your digestive system. This slow action is great for controlling the appetite, since it forms bulk in the stomach, making one feel full more quickly. It is found […]

Gout 

Gout is a form of arthritis that is characterized by high levels of uric acid (one of the body’s waste products) in the blood. Previous recommendations were to omit the amount of high purine-containing foods (purine is a precursor to uric acid) like organ meats, anchovies, and sardines. However, avoiding these foods has little impact […]

Vegetable Chow Mein 

(serves 6) 1-2 tsp. olive oil 3 large onions, sliced 4 cups sliced celery 1 pound mushrooms, chopped 1 can bamboo shoots 1 can water chestnuts 1 cup bean sprouts 3 ½ cups water ¼ light soy sauce Pepper to taste ¼ cup cornstarch ¼ cup water In a large saucepan, heat oil and sauté […]

Fat, Sugar and Salt: The All-American Way to Flavor Foods 

Here are the All-American Flavor Foods. FAT o Fat is fattening: there are nine calories for each gram of fat (carbohydrates and protein have only four calories per gram) o A fat serving has 5 grams of fat. One teaspoon of oil is one serving (remember that there are three teaspoons in each tablespoon), 10 […]