The Complete Book of Diabetic CookingAuthor: Bridget Jones
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Edition: Hardback with plc and jacket
Publish date: April 2007
A complete guide to living with diabetes with advice on managing the condiiton, alleviating the symptoms, controlling your weight and reducing medication, with a fantastic collection of tempting but healthy recipes Brings together the latest thinking on dietary and lifestyle advice to help understand the condition as well as offering clear guidelines on what and when to eat, and how to tailor food intake to individual requirements Includes 150 delicious recipes to inspire the diabetic cook and enable them to continue to enjoy food with family and friends, such as Roasted Chicken with Mediterranean Vegetables, Grilled Mackerel with Spicy Dahl, Vegetable Moussaka, Wild Mushroom and Fontina Tarts and Apple and Blackberry Crumble Includes specific advice on how to help children with diabetes, and coping with diabetes in later years, and covers related issues associated with the diagnosis Full nutritional notes, including glycemic load, supplied for every recipe As concern over the steady rise in levels of diabetes increases, dietary advice and recommendations have changed substantially over the last few years. The emphasis now is on eating healthy, well-balanced meals - high in vegetables, fruit and fibre, and low in fat, salt and sugar. In addition to this, more is now understood about the impact body fat has on insulin, and greater importance is given to maintaining and managing weight levels and leading a healthy, active lifestyle. To control weight it is important to monitor the intake and combinations of types of foods. Once these combinations and absorption levels are understood, people with diabetes can eat varied and satisfying diets, and can enjoy food just as much as people without the condition. This authoritative, practical new recipe book begins with a detailed introduction on living with diabetes, the necessity of weight control, the effects of alcohol and smoking, and the importance of exercise. Carbohydrate counting, fat reduction, cholesterol control and portion management are all covered, as is the complex but vital low-glycaemic index that has revolutionized the way we look at carbohydrates. There is a special section on diabetes in children, as well as advice and support for how to manage the condition through puberty, pregnancy and throughout the aging process. The 150 recipes that follow provide everything that is needed for a varied and enjoyable diet, with recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that friends and family will enjoy eating. Chapters include healthy and sustaining snacks, and food that can be prepared in minutes, as well as main dishes, starters and puddings. To prove that diabetes does not mean denial, all these recipes are packed full of taste, flavour and satisfaction, and to help the person with diabetes take control of their food intake and manage the condition all the recipes are presented with full nutritional breakdowns. Lavishly illustrated with 700 stunning colour photographs and packed full of vital information and advice, this expert book will be welcome reading for anyone living with diabetes.