Lowering the glycemic index of your diet can improve managing your diabetes. This includes avoidance of such foods as potatoes cooked in certain ways and white bread. Instead consider multi-grain and sourdough breads, legumes and whole grains that are converted more slowly to glucose in the bloodstream.
Foods high in easily digestible carbohydrates (e.g., sugar, bread, pasta) are limited or replaced with foods containing a higher percentage of fats and moderate protein (e.g., meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, cheese, nuts, and seeds) and other foods low in carbohydrates (e.g., most salad vegetables such as spinach, kale, chard and collards), although other vegetables and fruits (especially berries) are often allowed.
Carbohydrates are classified according to their glycemic index, a system for measuring how quickly a food that is eaten raises blood sugar levels, and glycemic load, which takes into account both the glycemic index and the amount of carbohydrate in the food. This has led to carbohydrate counting, a method used by diabetics for planning their meals.
Figuring the proper glycemic index of foods you eat can get complicated though because you have to take into consideration other things such as portion size, fat content, etc.
One way around this is to use a diet plan or a cookbook that has taken all these actors in consideration in their recipes.
One popular cookbook available online is Fun with Gluten- Free Low Glycemic Food by Debbbie Johnson:
This book is written by a former restaurant owner who served dishes from this cookbook in her restaurant and got rave reviews!
Real People Who’ve Eaten Debbie’s Food:
“The Ginger-Sesame Shrimp Salad at Debbie’s restaurant, The Golden Chalice, was one of the better salads I’ve ever had in my life.”
“Debbie’s carob-mint brownies are to-die-for!”
“The pesto-un-pasta is so flavorful, even kids would like it – not like “cardboard” flavored health food or veggies, this is really yummy!”
“Golden Chalice Cheesecake is my favorite – it’s the best I’ve ever had and it’s healthy to boot!!”
“Debbie’s treats are delicious and wholesome and when she sends me some I feel so loved. They all taste like special desserts, but I can eat them without side effects. It’s wonderful to be able to eat dessert and know that my body won’t be paying for it the next day.”
“When I saw your new dessert recipes (in an email) they sounded so yummy I wanted to lick the screen!”
“I can’t wait to prepare your mouth-watering recipes and sample this most delicious food. Gourmet Gluten-free and Low Glycemic Food: there is no other book in the world like it. If one prepares food in this way, it will bring abundant health and increase longevity while spreading joy and pleasure with every meal along the way. Sounds like heaven on earth. Victor Hugo’s famous quote comes to mind. “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”
So you may wish to consider using a low-glycemic diet approach to controlling your blood sugar and this book might be a delicious introduction to adding more low glycemic foods and recioes into your life.