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New Type 2 Diabetics Not Hurt With Moderate Fruit Consumption

 

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Brian’s Berry Breakfast: simply strawberries and walnuts

…according to an article in Nutrition Journal. (BTW, Shelby Hughes,with Type 1 diabetes, mentioned in a recent interview that she eats a fair amount of fruit.) The Nutrition Journal study participants were newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics. This is interesting research because we’ve often assumed that the sugar in fruits would raise blood sugar too high, leading to recommendations to avoid fruits, or at least limit them to one piece daily.

Of course, fruit in an integral component of most paleo diets.

The Well blog at the New York Times covered the story.  You’ll likely find the comments illuminating.  Also see this Diabetes Self-Managment article. I’ll read the original research report when time allows.

—Steve

Brian’s Berry Breakfast

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Brian’s Berry Breakfast

My stepson came up with this one.  I never would have come up with it on my own.  If you think breakfast means eating breakfast out of a bowl, this one fits the bill.  And talk about easy!  It’s paleolicious.

Ingredients:

  • 4.5 oz (127 g) fresh strawberries, diced into small pieces
  • 2 oz (58 g) walnuts, crumbled by hand

Mix ingredients together in a bowl and enjoy eating with a spoon while your tablemates eat Neolithic Cheerios.

Nutritional analysis:

  • 76% fat
  • 16% carbohydrate
  • 8% protein
  • 410 calories
  • 17 carb grams
  • 6.2 g fiber
  • 10.9 g digestible carb
  • prominent features: 80% of vitamin C RDA (recommended dietary allowance), 32% of RDA for phosphorus, 27% of RDA for iron, 25% of RDA for magnesium, 21% of RDA for vitamin B6, 19% of RDA for thiamine.  It’s also particularly rich in copper and manganese.

—Steve

PS: Nutritional analysis by free software at FitDay.com