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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I am a diabetic, and would like to know how many carbohydrates are in your super smoothie recipe?

I am a diabetic, and would like to know how many carbohydrates are in your super smoothie recipe?  I control my diabetes with diet and exercise (I walk 4 miles a day).  I enjoy your website and find it filled with valuable information.  Thanks for a response.
Gary responds:
The Super Smoothie is ideal as part of the management of diabetes. Diabetics need to ensure a rich supply of protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals spread over the day.

Sugar, rather than calories is the concern with diabetes.  The amount of sugar that is in the Smoothie is completely over to you.  Whey protein, egg and flax oil is very little sugar while being rich in nutrients.

How much sugar depends on the amount of berries and fruit that you put in the Smoothie.

If you are taking regular blood sugar readings throughout the day then you can evaluate the effects of the Smoothie on your readings and adjust the recipe and/or medication accordingly.

It is generally a good idea to exercise at the time of day when blood sugar levels are highest.

Finally, whether you have Type I or II diabetes, I recommend that you get a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis completed.  This may show you the underlying causes of your diabetes.  At the very least, the testing will tell you what to do to ensure that the condition does not worsen.

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