HEALTHY DIABETIC DESSERTS

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HEALTHY DIABETIC DESSERTS

Life is too short to live without a good dessert. And to the surprise of many, it is possible to eat healthy diabetic desserts that taste good and are good for you. The importance of making desserts with healthy whole foods is just as important as what to leave out – the refined sugar, blood sugar spiking flours and the artificial ingredients all of which cause chronic inflammation. The healthy dessert recipes below will all have a positive impact on your insulin resistance and overall health, when consumed in moderation.

 

 

 

MAKING DESSERT RECIPES HEALTHY

Getting diagnosed with Type 2 or Prediabetes is a challenge for anyone. It is a time when eating habits need to be modified to control blood sugar levels. However, desserts can still be eaten while controlling your weight and blood sugar spikes. But not just any desserts can be eaten. Those listed on this page are low in sugar (read: carbohydrates) and have good fat from healing sources. The Five Hour Diabetic desserts and meal plans are based on the successful low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) nutrition model.

 

GUILT-FREE SWEETNESS

Sugar is the enemy of all diabetics. Unfortunately, most desserts are high in sugar and can drive diabetics to become insulin resistant. The more sugar (and/or carbs) that are consumed, the more synthetic insulin that is required by the body. The more insulin taken by a diabetic the greater the risk of weight gain. As weight gain increases the body becomes more insulin resistant. This process can spiral out of control unless sugar and carbohydrate intake is severely restricted.

 

Dessert needs sweetness. Many artificial sweeteners are sold on the market today. However, these all come with side effects that work against the health of diabetics. Thankfully, liquid stevia is affordable and works well in many recipes. Stevia is native to South America but is being cultivated around the world. It is a natural plant that happens to be quite sweet. Stevia has no calories. When used in a pure extract form, does not cause dental problems, like sugar, and has been shown to reduce post postprandial blood sugar spikes. A study done by a panel of medical doctors at the University of Florida found that those participants in the stevia group consumed much less food than compared to those in the sugar group. They also found that the stevia group had much lower postprandial blood sugar levels than the sugar group did. Avoid Stevia In The Raw® at all costs – it has dextrose in it. Dextrose is a sugar (easy to spot since it ends in -ose) derived from corn, one of the top six inflammatory foods.

 

 

HEALTHY FATS

The war on fat is over. The low-fat fad played a big role in our nation’s obesity epidemic. Food manufacturers cut the fat, but had to increase the sugar content to sell their products. Sugar consumption sky-rocketed in the 80’s and 90’s. The diabetes epidemic followed close behind. Fat, from good sources, can make you lose weight.

Bad fat comes from the oil used to deep fry foods. Other sources of bad fat include partially hydrogenated oils used in candy bars and flavored coffee creamers. Any of the synthetically created fat or oils is suspect to being unhealthy. Avoid these bad sources of fat to lose weight.
Good fat can make desserts creamy and indulgent. We use coconut milk in many recipes for healthy diabetic desserts. Coconut oil is also a source of healing fat. Coconut milk and coconut oil are both high in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which can lower the risk of heart disease. Studies show that Alzheimer’s patients benefit from the MCT fats. And Alzheimer’s has a strong link to diabetes with some doctors even calling it “Type 3” diabetes. Healthy fats for diabetic desserts can also come from nuts and seeds.

 

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FRUIT: NATURE’S DESSERT

Fruit is defined as the fleshy part of a flower-bearing plant used to spread seeds. But we know it is as the naturally sweet produce with some of the most diverse flavors in the culinary world. And it makes some great diabetic desserts! While fruit makes its sugars naturally, it can still spike your blood sugar levels significantly. For diabetics, it is best to consume fruits in moderation and in whole format. Read more about which fruit to avoid on the food list to cure Type 2.

Diabetics should never drink juice! The act of juicing separates the fiber from the sugar, making it more concentrated. A glass of orange juice is just as toxic to a diabetic as a glass of sugary soda. It’s good practice to consume sweet fruit with fat to lower the resultant blood sugar spike. For example, a diabetic could eat an apple with some almond butter on it as a healthy midday snack.

 

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Diabetic Lifestyle Advocate
MR FRANK FALAT

I am the resident Diabetic Lifestyle Advocate at Five Hour Diabetic. Here I debunk conventional thinking about nutrition & exercise. My purpose is to enable diabetics to take back control of their health. And make simple recipes that honestly don’t suck.