Diabetes Diet Recipes
Puddings and Sweet Courses
Sweet courses for diabetics, or
indeed anyone who values their health, are not easy without using
artificial sweeteners. And that is the last thing you should do.
But that doesn't mean not having sweet courses any more.
Sugar may not be exactly healthy
but, by and large, it is healthier than such alternatives as Splenda,
Sucralose, Acesulphame-k and that ilk. So the real answer is to
reduce your liking for overly sweet foods.
There are three ways to do this:
- You can go 'cold turkey'.
This means stop putting sugar or other sweeteners in things. The
problem with this, as with any addiction, is that you get withdrawal
symptoms, just as you would if stopping heroin — and for the same
reason. Sugar is addictive. That said, however, this phase will only
last about two weeks. Just fourteen days and you will no longer crave
sweets. problem solved.
- Cut down gradually.
If you reduce the amount of sweetener you put in things a little at a
time, you won't suffer the withdrawal symptoms of giving up all at
once. The downside is that doing it this way could take a very long
- Stop eating foods and drinks that are sweetened.
The third way involves rather than not sweetening foods, stop
eating foods that are sweetened altogether for a while. This is,
perhaps, the easiest way as you will continue eating non-sweetened
carbs which will satisfy your body's desire for glucose, but you will
lose your 'sweet tooth'.
many of the recipes and ideas that follow in this section may
contain sugar, but it will be a lot less than you are used to. They are
also low in other blood glucose raising agents such as wheat flour; and
they tend to be high in fats such as butter so they are quite rich, and
you should be satisfied with a much smaller portion.
Rich Chocolate Pudding
Strawberries and cream And how to sweeten berries without using sugar.