Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 8 Oops Day 9



Vegetables are great. Skip the dip, at least for now. Day 8 add diabetes healing snacks. Yes there are some good ones. A handful of nuts, almonds, walnuts, or pecans. Dip in hummus. Veggies, all kinds. Steamed, fresh or added to your dinner. Make a smoothie with vegetables.  I found one that's easy.

1 cucumber partially peeled and cut into large chunks
3 C ice
1T lime juice
6 mint leaves plus extra for garnish
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 C sparkling water
Combine the cucumber, ice, lime juice, mint leaves, sea salt and 1/2 of the sparkling water in a blender and blend until smooth. Spoon into two glasses, top with sparkling water and garnish with mint leaves.
(found on Girl Cooks World: Gluten-free from around the World blog)
Quick and easy. The way I like it. If you look on-line there are a ton of smoothie recipes. Pick one you will like and try it. Remember no fruit at this time.

Top 10 healthy snacks
Air-popped popcorn (with a little oil and parmesan cheese)
Half a cup of 100% Pomegranate juice with half a cup of sparkling water ( when you start eating fruit)
Apple slices with five walnut halves. After Day 12
Yogurt with nuts and cinnamon
1 T peanut butter on a celery stick
Potato skins with diced spinach or broccoli slices, onion and a bit of cheese baked until crisp.
Smoothie---veggie to start
10 tart cherries after day 12.

Day 9 which really is today. Eliminate junk protein. That would be processed lunch meats. It is not the quantity of the meat you eat but the quality.  Grass-fed beef is lower in calories and higher in Omega-3's. They are also higher in antioxidents. So here are the top 10 best fish:
Wild Pacific salmon
Scallops
Sardines
Anchovies
Tuna
Pacific Halibut
Mackerel (not King)
Herring
Rainbow trout
Pacific oysters
And I am not a fish eater.
However turkey and chicken are good also bison and venison is good. Start sampling until you find the one you like best.

Be sure you eat beans. They are high in fiber and other good things.

Avoid farm raised fish, Bluefin Tuna, Chilean sea bass, Monkfish, Orange roughy, and Atlantic salmon. They contain high amounts of Mercury and there is a link between high Mercury and the dreaded Alzheimer's.

Hope this has been beneficial for some of you.
TTFN

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