Health Tip of The Day

Diabetic diet

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Friday, 15 August 2008


Snacks and light meals
Potato Salad (serves 4-6)
Ingredients
1kg (2lb) new potatoes
6 spring onions, chopped
8 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and sliced,
reserving 3 tablespoons of the oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Handful of fresh basil leaves, torn
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Cooking instructions
Cook the potatoes in boiling water until
tender but still firm
Toss the warm potatoes and the remaining
ingredients together in a large serving bowl.
Taste and adjust the seasoning, if
necessary. Serve the salad warm or cold

Diabetic Diet

Food can make all the difference in managing
diabetes. A healthy balanced diet can help to control
your blood sugar levels and blood pressure, which
could prevent any long-term complications.
There is no special diet for diabetics but like all
people, you should:
• Eat foods that are low in fat (particularly
saturated fat)
• Low in sugar and salt
• High in fruit and vegetables at least five
portions a day
• High in starchy carbohydrate foods, such as
bread, chapatti, rice, pasta and yams (these
should form the base of meals)