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    Some of o ur favorite snacks
    MistletoeLady posted:
    We love snacks as much as anyone. My husband is a diabetic and has Congestive Heart Failure as well. In 2003 he was given 2 years to live, so I took his diet into my own hands. It was the cause of many arguments for many years, but, finally, he sees the wisdom and benefits of eating more healthy!

    I don't use white flour for anything, period. I have a grain grinder and grind our own flour. I use a variety of grains we use, wheat, oats, barley, spelt, and now have added quiona to the list. I grind what I need just before using it.

    I also do not use artificial sweeteners. They are not heart healthy! I was using sucanat, and have now discovered Coconut Sugar! It is wonderful and only raises my husband's blood sugars a maximum of 25 points over a 2 hour period. Stevia is another good one, not Truvea, Stevia leaves, the herb itself, not the artificial product disguised as a healthy product. My husband just happens to not like the taste of stevia. However, I am growing some to see if the fresh picked, freslhy dried leaves make a difference for him. If so, stevia will take over in place of Coconut sugar. Herbs are always our friend!

    I make cookies and add healthy ingredients as I remove the white flour, and sugar. I use coconut oil for the shortening as well. This all adds up to a bonus with weight loss and blood sugar control.
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    emmyml responded:
    I also have to watch the sugar in everything because I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia. I would love to see some of your sugar-free recipes.

    conniejuicer responded:
    I recommend the Documentary,"Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead." I truly believe that if you drink all of the micro nutrients your body needs in a day-you allow your body to self heal. Think of when you have a skinned knee-your body heals it! If you give your body all the "equipment" meaning nutrients, it helps to speed your healing. I am not recommended he fast. I am recommending that he supplement his diet with a green juice drink. I have several clients that are diabetics and do this and it helps them tremendously!

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