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Rush Hour Meals

March 21, 2009 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

In today’s fast-paced world, we usually try to think of meals that can be whipped up in a jiffy. And more often than not, these can also mean dishes that have higher fat content or are laden with cholesterol, in pursuit of tastier meals. However, cooking can always be done faster, if one is armed with some handy tips that can help diabetics and non-diabetics alike enjoy great-tasting and healthy dishes in half the time.

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Basil Pesto Fish Pasta

March 21, 2009 Category :Healthy Recipes 1

Yield: 8 portions

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup Basil leaves
  • 2/3 cup walnuts
  • 4 pieces garlic cloves
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, for gilling
  • 4 pieces tilapia fillet
  • 8 cups whole wheat pasta cooked

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Mushroom Brown Rice Risotto

March 21, 2009 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Yield: 4 portions

Ingredients:

  • 2 pieces garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups brown rice, washed
  • 6 cups low sodium vegetable stock
  • 2 cups fresh shiitake mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 cups button mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

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Fruit and Prawn Salad

March 21, 2009 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Yield: 4 portions

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 16 pieces prawns, skinned and deveined
  • 1/2 cup seedless grapes
  • 2 pieces mandarin orange, peeled and cut into segments
  • 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 head lola rosa lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon muscovado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon-style mustard
  • 4 tablespoons plain yogurt

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Hungarian Chicken Goulash Stew

March 21, 2009 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Yield: 6 portions

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Sweet Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 piece garlic clove, crushed
  • 750 grams chicken thighs, sliced into strips
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 pieces onions, chopped
  • 2 pieces beefsteak tomato, skinned, seeded and diced
  • 2 pieces green bell pepper, cored and cut into wedges
  • 2 pieces carrots, skinned and cubed
  • 6 pieces whole wheat toast

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Sugar-free and Lite Merienda Ideas

March 21, 2009 Category :Healthy News| Healthy Recipes 0

Taking light mid-morning and afternoon snacks has become a staple everyday routine for Filipinos. Although some would say eating three meals a day is enough to keep us going, a quick nibble on a healthy treat in between breakfast and lunch and some time in the afternoon can help bring back focus on school or office work. Health experts agree that consuming the right kind and proper amount of food for snack time is advantageous, even for people with diabetes or those who want to lose weight. » Continue Reading

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Healthy Eating Tips to Prevent Diabetes

March 20, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

As the old saying goes, “An ounce-of prevention is better than a pound of cure”. Prevention is the best cure for any disease, especially diabetes, as lots of things can be done to prevent or delay the onset of the disease. Good diet is one of the most important components of your diabetes prevention plan. Knowing what and when to eat, as well as what to avoid is very important. » Continue Reading

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Getting to know HbA1C

March 14, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

When an individual is diabetic, the need to keep one’s blood sugar or glucose in the normal level is essential to manage the disease. Frequent monitoring of one’s blood sugar at home is a great way to keep track of it in order to guide treatment of diabetes. However, to know the overall condition of blood sugar, one test will surely help – the HbA1C test, also known as glycosylated hemoglobin test. » Continue Reading

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Better Early Than Sorry

March 14, 2009 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy News 1

A couple in their early thirties gushed at the sight of their lovely first-born, tickled pink with that perfectly delicate smile. The mother, who had gestational diabetes (pregnancy-related diabetes), almost wept while recalling her difficult pregnancy. But it was all over, she thought. Although the baby was bigger than usual, he had a complete set of fingers and functioning vital organs. » Continue Reading

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Chronic Kidney Disease Worldwide

March 14, 2009 Category :Diabetes Research| Healthy News 0

The incidence of chronic kidney disease is rapidly increasing worldwide, according to experts in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Researchers report that the annual incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United Kingdom has doubled over the past decade and is now estimated at around 100 per 1 million of population. This figure is expected to continue to rise by 5 to 8 percent annually, though it still remains well below the average in Europe (around 135 per 1 million) and that of the United States (336 per 1 million). » Continue Reading

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