Our series of culinary dishes specifically tailored for those with type 2 diabetes
Diabetes is a lifelong illness that occurs when the pancreas do not produce enough insulin, or when the cells of the body become resistant to it. Insulin is the hormone that controls the body’s blood sugar regulation mechanism. Without a regular and appropriate amount of insulin, sugar cannot enter the muscles and as a result serious health issues may occur.
Type 2 diabetes is when the body does not produce enough insulin or when the body does not respond properly to the amount of insulin that is being produced. In most cases, a healthy diet and regular exercise can be significant in fighting this condition.
Since the right foods to eat are tantamount in fighting and maintaining Type 2 diabetes it is important to understand what foods to eat and avoid, but perhaps more important is to understand that there is still a veritable feast of choices that are still perfectly acceptable for you to enjoy.
Feeling that you are limited in options will make you reach for the foods that you shouldn’t due to temptation. But, being informed about possible alternatives, sometimes which are only a matter of a tweak to a single ingredient, will keep you on the path of caring for yourself and your health. Read on for a list of recipes especially crafted for Type 2 diabetics.
Heat the olive oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add the onion and cook until it is soft and translucent for about 5 minutes.
Add the celery, parsnips, and carrots. Sauté for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the bay leaf, thyme, garlic, and crushed red pepper (if using). Sauté for 2 minutes and stir constantly. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
Uncover the pot and bring the broth to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. Add the noodles and chicken and cook until the noodles are al dente. This will take about 6 minutes.
Season with pepper to taste after removing and discarding the bay leaf. Ladle into bowls and garnish with parsley.
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