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Homemade Hummus

Ingredients (12 servings): 1 15 oz. (425 g) can of chickpeas 1 clove of garlic 1 tsp (5 mL) of ground cumin ¾ tsp (3.6 mL) salt ½ cup (125 mL) tahini 2 tbsp. (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) ½ tsp (2.5 mL) ground pepper 1 large lemon juiced How to make it: 1. Rinse chickpeas in cold water and let strain. 2. Combine tahini, fresh lemon juice and garlic in a food...

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 World Diabetes Day: What is diabetes?

“What is diabetes?” might have been the first question you had when you were diagnosed. It might be the first question a family member or friend asks. Essentially, diabetes is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. Diabetes is characterized by the body’s total or partial deficiency in producing insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas). Insulin is created as part of the food digestion process. Insulin allows the blood sugar to enter the cells. Without insulin, glucose remains in the blood, increasing the level of glucose (hyperglycemia). At this stage, the body begins to show signs that something...

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World Diabetes Day: The way people with diabetes eat can improve their health

The boom of cooking programs aroused the interest of many people in the world. The hectic daily routine, however, restricted the time to venture out into the kitchen. The new Coronavirus pandemic, that took everyone by surprise, changed this scenario a little. With the need for social distancing, working from home has become the reality of many people. Staying at home for a long time now realizing how wonderful it is to try new things with food. This new habit is important for everyone. Healthy eating provides many benefits for people with diabetes. According to the 2019 Atlas of the International Diabetes...

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The Story Behind World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. It is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to...

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Diabetes Type 2 May Start More than 20 Years Before Diagnosis

The first signs of type 2 diabetes mellitus can be identified more than 20 years before diagnosis, according to a research study presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Berlin, Germany, published in 2018 by Japanese researcher Hiroyuki Sagesaka. The study tracked more than 27,000 adults, who did not have diabetes, with an average age of 49 years, from 2005 to 2016, where body mass, blood glucose, and insulin sensitivity indexes were analyzed. They found that increased fasting glucose, higher body mass index (BMI), and insulin sensitivity were detected up...

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Smoked Salmon Salad

Ingredients (2 servings): 2 cups (500 mL) spring mix greens 2 Roma Tomatoes 1 English Cucumber 1 Avocado 4 oz. (112 g) Smoked Salmon ¼ cup (59 mL) Feta Cheese to taste...

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Oatmeal

Ingredients (1 serving): ¼ (59 mL) cup Steel Cut Oats (Not Instant) ¾ (180 mL) cup water 1 egg ½ (125 mL) cup Blueberries ½ (125 mL) cup Strawberries ¼ Apple 1 tbsp. (15 mL) Almond Butter ¼ tsp (1.25 mL) Cinnamon Pinch of salt How to make it: 1. Add water and oats to a pan and boil until the oats reach a thick consistency (5 min.). 2. While...

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Chicken Piccata

Ingredients (4 servings): 3 Chicken breasts (approx.1 lb or 450g) ¼ cup (59 mL) capers 1¼ cup (309 mL) stock or broth 2 tbsp. (30 mL) olive oil ¼ cup (59 mL) lemon juice 1 tbsp. (15 mL) lemon zest Salt and pepper to taste 3 Cloves Garlic 1 shallot or (½ sweet onion) Spinach and blistered tomatoes 2 tbsp. (30 mL) olive oil 3 cups (700 mL) cherry...

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Homemade Hummus

Ingredients (12 servings): 1 15 oz. (425 g) can of chickpeas 1 clove of garlic 1 tsp (5 mL) of ground cumin ¾ tsp (3.6 mL) salt ½ cup (125 mL) tahini 2 tbsp. (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) ½ tsp (2.5 mL) ground pepper 1 large lemon juiced How to make it: 1. Rinse chickpeas in cold water and let strain. 2. Combine tahini, fresh lemon juice and garlic in a food...

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