Those recently diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes often assume they can no longer eat chocolate or sweets. There is actually a chocolate that was created by a diabetic to help with insulin resistance that tastes amazing. it is a high quality dark chocolate that has more antioxidants and flavanoids in three little pieces than what you would find in 8-10 servings of fruits and vegetables. In fact, the flavonoid and antioxidant content are listed on every piece. According to the American Diabetes Association, there are many myths when it comes to a diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. One such myth has to do with chocolate, my favorite food on the planet. Another has to do with the assumption that only people who are heavy will develop Type 2 Diabetes.
“Myth: People with diabetes can’t eat sweets or chocolate.
Fact: If eaten as part of a healthy meal plan, or combined with exercise, sweets and desserts can be eaten by people with diabetes. They are no more “off limits” to people with diabetes than they are to people without diabetes. The key to sweets is to have a very small portion and save them for special occasions so you focus your meal on more healthful foods.”
“Myth: If you are overweight or obese, you will eventually develop type 2 diabetes.
Fact: Being overweight is a risk factor for developing this disease, but other risk factors such as family history, ethnicity and age also play a role. Unfortunately, too many people disregard the other risk factors for diabetes and think that weight is the only risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Most overweight people never develop type 2 diabetes, and many people with type 2 diabetes are at a normal weight or only moderately overweight.”
The definition of Diabetes according to Wikipedia is “Diabetes mellitus type 2 (formerly noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult-onset diabetes) is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by hyperglycemia(high blood sugar) in the context of insulin resistance and relative lack of insulin. This is in contrast to diabetes mellitus type 1, in which there is an absolute lack of insulin due to breakdown of islet cells in the pancreas. The classic symptoms are excess thirst, frequent urination, and constant hunger. Type 2 diabetes makes up about 90% of cases ofdiabetes, with the other 10% due primarily to diabetes mellitus type 1 and gestational diabetes.”
There is a chocolate that was created by a diabetic to help with insulin resistance. Just like everyone else, diabetics should eat a healthy diet. Yes there are things we can all do to eat right and avoid soda and other sugary foods and drinks. Controlling your blood sugar is key. That is why I am such a fan of the Beyond Healthy Chocolate Company chocolates. They were created by Jeanette Brooks, a diabetic looking to control her blood sugar. These chocolates are diabetic friendly, gluten free and sweetened with acai and blueberry. These chocolates don’t have the processed sugars you find in candy and are a high antioxidant superfood because of the antioixdants from the raw cacao. Healthy Chocolate Company Chocolates use a patented cold pressed method to keep in the antioxidants. Most chocolates are dutched and heated at very high temperatures which significantly lowers the antioxidant values in the chocolate. This is not the case with Healthy Chocolate Company chocolates which use a cold pressed method which does not heat the chocolates at high temperatures. Every piece of Beyond Healthy Chocolate Co. Chocolate lists the amount of antioxidants and flavonoids in each piece. Eating just three pieces a day, is well over the 8-10 servings of antioxidants in fruits and vegetables recommended by the USDA.
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Diabetes Myths, American Diabetes Association;See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/myths/#sthash.LhbzqscY.dpuf
Wikipedia Diabetes mellitus type 2; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_mellitus_type_2