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.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

SALT

If you are one who always adds salt to your food, some of you before you even taste it, beware! Did you know only one teaspoon of salt contains 2300 mg of sodium? That is the recommended daily dosage. Try seasonings such as the Mrs. Dash salt-free blends to cut back on salt. Your body will thank you. Notice I did not say to eleminate salt, just reduce it, as the body requires salt to operate. However, most of us are putting way more salt into our bodies than they need.