Diabetes Diet and Cookbook For Seniors
Diabetes Diet and Cookbook For Seniors was written by Jeanie Blanton-Trimble because she wants to increase awareness about diabetes so that her readers have more knowledge on the symptoms and causes of this condition. This enables those with diabetes to plan a diet according to their taste buds and desires while still living a long, happy and normal life.
This book is written specifically for seniors who are confused about diabetes and the effects it can have on the body. It includes information about meal planning and a selection of flavorful recipes.
Diabetes Diet and Cookbook Basics
The information in this book applies to Adult Onset Diabetes, which is also known as Type 2 Diabetes. Firstly, the author explains diabetes and what happens in the body when our sugar goes out of control.
The she outlines what can be done in terms of planning a nutritious diet so that it is possible to live a long and healthy life, even when diabetes is present. She explains that if you are diligent with your nutrition then you will be able to keep your blood glucose levels stable and will be more likely to avoid medical treatments.
Following this you are provided with information about food planning and lists of allowed and forbidden foods. Some examples of the foods you must avoid include soft drinks, pies, cake, cookies, pastries, white flour, white rice, fruit juice, fried food, barbequed meats and margarine.
Menus and recipes are provided for each meal of the day, as well as ideas for morning and afternoon snacks. The recipes contain healthy foods like whole grains, legumes, lean meat, chicken, eggs, vegetables, fruit and healthy oils. Examples of recipes include Peach Pumpkin Surprise Pancake, The Ultimate Chicken Salad, Macaroni and Cheese, Sweet and Sour Vegetable Stir-Fry and Roasted Golden Brown Turkey.
Each day you will consume around 130-150 grams of carbohydrates but if you need to lose weight you will reduce your carbohydrates further and emphasize vegetables. The book includes a list of low carbohydrate foods and you will use this to help plan your meals.
Recommended Diabetic Foods
Whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, fresh fruit, dark green leafy vegetables, carrots, squash, beets, pumpkin, eggplant, chicken, turkey, lean beef, pork, lamb, venison, buffalo, fish, seafood, beans, lentils, milk, yogurt, cheese, eggs, nuts, seeds, avocado, extra virgin olive oil, coffee, tea, herb tea.
Sample Meal Plan
2 poached eggs
|Morning Snack |
10 seedless grapes
2 cups mixed greens
|Afternoon Snack |
2 oz Meat Loaf
It is recommended that you do some form of exercise every day but this doesn’t have to be strenuous. The author redirects readers to another of her publications called “Jazz Up Your Walk With 10 Easy Exercises“, which is designed especially for seniors.
Costs and Expenses
Diabetes Diet and Cookbook For Seniors is available in eBook format for $4.99.
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- Increases awareness of the foods to be avoided in diabetes.
- Assists diabetics to become proactive in maintaining their health.
- Includes diabetic-friendly recipes that are tasty and familiar.
- Provides information on testing to control your blood glucose levels.
- Inexpensive compared to similar programs.
- A structured day-by-day meal plan is not included.
- Does not contain any dessert recipes.
- An exercise program is not included.
- Requires more time to be spent in the kitchen and planning meals.
This book was written to help seniors with diabetes to understand more about the condition and how to plan and prepare nutritious foods to assist in its management. It provides a simple meal plan and a selection of familiar recipes that can be a good starting point for those who are new to healthy eating.