WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Friday, May 27, 2011

PALM FRUIT OIL VS PALM KERNEL OIL

For those who read nutrition labels (everyone should), are you aware there is a difference in palm fruit oil and palm kernel oil? Palm fruit oil has only half the saturated fat found in palm kernel oil. For instance, EARTH BALANCE NATURAL SPREAD MADE WITH OLIVE OIL is considered a smart choice. The label will show palm fruit oil and this is okay. This spread can be used as a toast, etc topping or in cooking. Per 1 tablespoon you will get 80 calories, 9 g fat - 2.5 of them saturated and no transfat, 70 mg sodium. Remember our bodies need the healthy fats such as olive oil. This topping is dairy free. Will post more information in the next few days about other "Smart vegetable oil and butter-based spreads that contain no partially hydrogenated oil (trans fat) and limited amounts of saturated fats.