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Eating Healthy: Try Some Of These Sweet Treats

Eating healthy will keep your blood glucose levels maintained properly. Choosing the right diet can be difficult but with the right resources, you can master clean, healthy eating with no problem.

At Lucas Research we offer helpful tips to keep your lifestyle as normal as possible as you live with diabetes. You can reverse your diabetes by incorporating some of our diet tips today.

Fruit is so sweet and delicious. You probably think there’s no way something so tasty could be safe for a diabetic. But, the ADA reports that if you are not allergic to fruit, you can eat whatever fruit you want. So, trade in those candies for a sweet serving or pineapple or berries. Learn more about the health benefits of fruit for diabetics. Perks include getting a good amount of fiber from the skins of fruit as well as well as a plethora of options that are low on the glycemic index.

Healthy Dessert Recipes You Need To Try

Desserts like strawberries mixed with balsamic vinegar, chilled cantaloupe soup, honeysuckle pineapple, sorbet, date haroset, strawberry granite and banana pudding are diabetic friendly.

Make one of these sweet treats that should not raise your blood sugar your treat of choice.


Refreshing Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

You can make a refreshing chilled cantaloupe soup that will serve 6 in just over an hour. Start with one cantaloupe- peeled, seeded and cubed and two cups of orange juice. You will need one tablespoon of fresh lime juice and ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Prep time will be about 20 minutes. Put the prepped cantaloupe and ½ cup of orange juice in the blender and process until smooth. Pour the smooth contents into a bowl. Add and stir in the lime juice, cinnamon, and other one and a half cups of orange juice. Once all the ingredients have been added and mixed, cover the bowl and let it chill in the refrigerator for one hour.

Strawberry Granita

Strawberry granita is easy to whip up as well. It is basically an Italian frozen iced dessert. You will freeze the granita for about five minutes while simultaneously stirring until your dish looks like ice crystals.  You will need 2 pounds of ripe strawberries halved, 1/3 cup of white sugar, one cup of water, ½ teaspoon of lemon juice, a pinch of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of balsamic vinegar. Blend the strawberries with the sugar, as well as the water, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and salt until smooth. Pour the smooth mixture into a baking dish. Let the dish sit in the freezer uncovered for 45 minutes. The center will still be slushy.  Take the dish out of the freezer and stir.

Let the dish sit in the freezer uncovered for 45 minutes. The center will still be slushy.  Take the dish out of the freezer and stir from the outside of the granita to the inside of the dish with a fork. After mixing set the dish back in the freezer for about thirty more minutes. It should be just about frozen. Use the first to stir as done earlier and loosen up the crystals. Repeat every 3-4 minutes now until the granita is light, dry and fluffy. The crystals should be separate when serving. Enjoy this tasty snack and try the dish with other berries and fruit!

Keep Your Diabetes Under Control

Finding tasty, healthy desserts do not have to be difficult. Try one of these recipes and see how you can eat delicious treats without raising your blood sugar. If you have diabetes and need better blood glucose management, consult you doctor or contact Lucas Research today for a better diet plan.

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