“Don’t let your passion for food and living be derailed by diabetes.”
Diabetes is not a death sentence for fine dining. The purpose of a diabetic diet is to help manage your blood glucose level and keep it within a safe range. When you eat excess calories and fat, your body responds by creating an undesirable rise in blood glucose. If blood glucose isn’t kept in check, it can lead to serious problems, such as dangerously high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) and chronic complications, such as nerve, kidney and heart damage.
Managing blood glucose does require planning and giving up some ingredients but this doesn’t necessarily mean that persons with diabetes must stick to the basic boring dishes that merely get the job done. It is possible to have delicious meals and still manage your blood glucose wisely. It’s all about embracing healthy-eating and tailoring eating habits accordingly. At this year’s expo Chef Jennifer Stack will be having a presentation that will introduce you to some super foods that can help keep blood sugar under control.
Super foods are foods that contain multiple micronutrients that provide health benefits. These can provide anti-diabetic and anti-cancer health benefits along with other health benefits for the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, pancreas, and other organs in the body. Jennifer will show us in her demonstration how adding these super foods will take cooking for diabetes to new and delicious heights.
Jennifer Stack is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and author. She graduated from The Culinary Institute of America, where she is currently an Associate Professor teaching nutrition and food safety. Her cooking and nutritional advice has been quoted in publications such as The New York Times and Diabetic Living, and she is a regular guest chef on The Dr. Oz Show.
Come to the Expo on Sat May 3rd and learn how to use super foods for super flavor.