Healthiest Meal: Breakfast for “Diabetics”?

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Top 10 Diabetes Breakfast Mistakes To Avoid – YouTube

10 Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas for Diabetics By Christel Oerum on July 1, 2018
Recipes diabetesstrong.com
“…All of these recipes are delicious and diabetes-friendly, so try a few and let me know which one is your favorite (of course, if you know that you just want pancakes, you can take a look at my favorite diabetes-friendly pancake recipes instead.)..”

Tasty Solutions for Diabetes Breakfast Menu part 1 – YouTube

What to Eat for Breakfast When You Have Diabetes By Debra Manzella, RN | Medically reviewed by Richard N. Fogoros, MD Updated April 27, 2018 verywellhealth.com
“..Studies have shown that eating a larger, higher fat and higher protein breakfast may actually help to reduce blood sugars and weight. The likely reason is that these types of breakfast choices are lower in carbohydrate. Some people with diabetes experience higher blood sugars in the morning because the liver breaks down sugar overnight and the cells can also be a bit more resistant to insulin at this time…

Also, studies have shown that blood sugars tend to rise after breakfast meals, two times higher than after lunch. High post prandial (after meal) blood sugars can result in carbohydrate cravings because, instead of using sugar for fuel, it is remaining in the blood stream and the body thinks it needs to eat sugar (or carbohydrates) to fuel itself. Another study found that healthy adults who consumed a standard 50 g carbohydrate (for example, 3/4 cup cereal with 1 cup milk and a 1/2 banana) meal had their highest peak glucose (sugar) after breakfast, lowest after lunch, and moderate after dinner.

Perhaps this is a good reason to try a lower carbohydrate breakfast. It’s worth a shot. So, ditch the bagels, cereal, muffins, and pancakes, and try one of these best breakfast picks.
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Grilled Peanut Butter and Strawberry Sandwich

Instead of grilled cheese make a grilled peanut butter sandwich on whole grain bread. The peanut butter gets nice and gooey too which makes it delicious. Chop up a few strawberries for added fiber and sweetness. The combination of protein and fiber will help you to stay full and satisfied.

Ingredients:

1 whole grain bread sandwich thin (make sure it has at least 3 g of fiber)
1 1/2 tablespoons all natural peanut butter
1/2 cup sliced strawberries

22 Healthy Breakfast Plant-Based Foods For Diabetics – List – YouTube

The Balanced Plate – Diabetic Breakfast – YouTube

Top 10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Diabetics – YouTube

Jelly/Jam

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How to Make Tart Cherry Jam Without Sugar : Recipes for Diabetics …

How To Prepare Jam 100% Sugar-Free – DIY Food & Drinks Tutorial …

Sugar Free Blueberry Jam Recipe – YouTube

Diabetic apricot jam – YouTube

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Fast Food: “Healthiest: Lowest Sodium Items”

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Low-Sodium Menu Items at Fast-Food Restaurants Sara Ipatenco livestrong.com
“…since too much sodium increases your risk of heart attack and stroke, limit your consumption to 1,500 milligrams or less per day, the American Heart Association recommends. Fortunately, you have options that let you eat a fast-food meal without consuming an unhealthy amount of sodium…”

10 healthy meals to order at fast food chains March 8, 2017, 5:39 PM CST / Source: TODAY By Keri Glassman, R.D. today.com

“…1. Burger King: Original Whopper Jr. without mayo.

If you’re craving a burger, don’t go for the salad! You’ll just end up eating large fries next to it. Instead, go for this smaller version of the classic burger and keep it simple. Yes, it has 390 mg of sodium, which is definitely not low, but it’s also a whole lot less compared to the other burgers on the menu that have upwards of 1250 mg! Also, since it also has only 160 calories, feel free to order a side salad with it…”

Low Sodium Fast Food: Your Best Options fastfoodmenuprices.com
“..Many popular fast food joints have started catering to the health community – including things like gluten-free, dairy-free, and heart-healthy items on their menus such as fruits, veggies, and grilled or baked meats. Luckily, low sodium foods are also being offered as part of the movement.

So before you write off your favorite fast food joints because you’re on a low sodium diet, check out the list below…

If you play your cards right, there are plenty of options on the McDonald’s menu that remain under 500 mg of sodium, including:

Breakfast:

• Scrambled Eggs (2) at 180 mg
• Fruit & Yogurt Parfait at 80 mg
• Cinnamon Melts at 370 mg
• Fruit & Maple Oatmeal at 160 mg
• Hash Browns at 310 mg…”

20 Best Low-Sodium Fast Food Orders, According to Dietitians By Perri O. Blumberg
January 9, 2019
“…“The FDA considers a food product ‘low-sodium’ if it contains 140 milligrams of sodium or less per serving; however, it isn’t realistic for fast-food entrées to go that low,” advises Ysabel Montemayor, MS, RD, lead nutritionist at Fresh n’ Lean, a healthy meal delivery service. “With that being said, [if you’re looking for low sodium fast food], I’d choose items that are less than 20 percent of the FDA’s 2,300-milligrams daily value (DV) recommendation based on a 2,000 calorie diet.” That comes out to 460 milligrams of sodium per serving…

Subway’s 6″ Veggie Delite…

Chick-fil-A’s 8-count Grilled Chicken Nuggets


Taco Bell’s Fresco Crunchy Taco with Beef


Arby’s Jalapeño Roast Beef Slider (Without Cheese)

… 20. Panera’s ½ Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich + ½ Seasonal Greens Salad…

Can I Eat Low Sodium at Panera Bread? hackingsalt.com
“…Salads operate the same way as sandwiches, you need to stay at a half salad to get a lower sodium option. Also remember these counts are not including the dressing. The Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad is the best choice. You can even eat a whole salad for only 300 mg. Dressings need to be ordered on the side, and then only use half of the dressing cup they give you. If you do that, then the Reduced Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette is the best choice at 55 mg…”

The 10 Best Healthy Foods at Panera self.com
“5. Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad With Chicken

“With only 340 calories, this salad is one of the lightest and most nutritious options on the Panera menu,” says Clark. “Packed with greens, fruit, nuts, and chicken, it covers all the major food groups without a lot of sodium like other Panera salad options.”

Per one serving: 340 calories, 13 g fat (1.5 g saturated), 280 mg sodium, 31 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 25 g protein..”

Fast Food Restaurants

5 Fast Food Restaurants Where You Can Eat Low Sodium on Buzzfeed October 19, 2015 by Christopher Lower hackingsalt.com

1‘.. McDonald..

It’s a good thing they added #Alldaybreakfast, there are low sodium choices. The Cinnamon Melts are 370 mg. Did you know you can custom order unsalted fries? They’ll be hot every time! Get the full nutrition list here.
..”

Can I Eat Low Sodium at McDonald’s? May 21, 2015 by Christopher Lower hackingsalt.com

2 Taco Bell

3. Subway

4.. Panera Bread

5. Chipotle

Others


Taco John’s
Nutrition & Allergen Information
tacojohns.com
“Crispy Taco 290mg


The Healthiest Subs and Food at Quiznos By Jennifer R. Scott Updated January 28, 2018 verywellfit.com
“…..only healthy fat then you’ll need to download and examine an entire Quiznos Nutrition Info pdf ( see http://www.quiznos.com/Librarie/PDFs/NutritionalInfo.sflb.ashx). No time for all that planning? No problem, just choose a few of the healthy, low-calorie menu items listed below to keep your diet on track…”

Quiznos Nutrition Facts. Calories, carbs, fat, sodium … – MyFoodDiary® myfooddiary.com

Nutrition – Dairy Queen dairyqueen.com

Can I eat Low Sodium at Wendys hackingsalt.com
“…Chicken, Wraps, & More:

The Ultimate Chicken Grill as a sandwich is 930 mg, but if you custom order the chicken breast alone it is 540 mg…”

The Healthiest Food to Eat at Wendy’s stack.com

.”…If you want to know how the restaurant keeps Wendy looking so thin for its logo, follow us through the menu as we bring you the healthiest items we could find…”

Nutrition and Health | Wendy’s wendys.com/


Can I Eat Low Sodium at Jimmy Johns – Hacking Salt hackingsalt.com
“..Bread:

Let’s start with the bread. An average roll, or the bread used for their Club Sandwiches is between 200-400 mg. You can knock that right off of any sandwich in a couple ways: the first is simply cutting the sandwich size in half, and the second is ordering an Unwich, where they wrap the sandwich in lettuce, instead of bread…

Proteins:

The 2 lowest sodium options to order are:

Roast Beef at 440 mg

Roasted Turkey Breast at 530 mg..”

Jimmy Johns Nutrition Chart fastfoodnutrition.org

Can I Eat Low Sodium at Burger King May 10, 2016 by Christopher Lower hackingsalt.com

What 11 Diet Experts Order at Burger King By Daisy Melamed
January 20, 2016 eatthis.com

Veggie Burger

“…“It’s great that a premium fast-food spot now offers veggie burgers. I’d go for a BK Veggie Burger, sans mayo. With five grams of fiber and 21 grams of protein–the same amount of protein in a Whopper–this 240-calorie lunch will stick to my ribs through the afternoon, but won’t be lingering on my waistline. And, with only about one tenth the saturated fat as a Whopper Sandwich, the veggie burger won’t be sticking to the inside of my arteries, either.” — Libby Mills, MS, RDN, LDN, National Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics..



…I would go with a Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich–hold the mayo–that comes in at 290 calories and only one gram of saturated fat…”

Burger King Nutrition Facts & Calorie Information A Nutrition Guide to the Burger King Menu for Healthy Eating nutrition-charts.com

5 Healthy Meals at Arby’s—Including Bacon By Eat This, Not That! Editors
February 29, 2016 eatthis.com
“…Eat This Instead!

Roast Turkey Farmhouse Salad
230 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 780 mg sodium
Get your hit of poultry plus 23 grams of protein—minus the trans fats and the hunk of fatty bread. This is the healthiest order at Arby’s, and one of the most delicious. And bonus, it has bacon!

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Nutrition & Ingredients – Arby’s arbys.com

The Healthiest (and Scariest!) Menu Items at Qdoba washingtonian.com
“…But the free-flowing system can be a double-edged sword–expansive possibilities mean you have the freedom to tailor a perfectly nourishing lunch, but it can also be overwhelming to have so many choices at your fingertips (especially when they aren’t all good for you)…

To stay on the healthy side of any menu, pile on the veggies, exercise some portion control, be careful with the extra toppings, and flex your substitution power.

“The biggest thing to remember when you’re walking in is that you can ask for anything–the worst they can do is say no,” Wipfler says. “You should be able to get smaller serving sizes, or substitute beans for meat. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want to make your meal healthier.”..

Healthy Choices at Qdoba

…Tacos with flour soft tortilla, shredded beef, roasted chile corn, salsa roja, lettuce and fajita vegetables. 1 taco – Calories:195. Fat: 6. You could get the “Pick 2” option, get four tacos, eat two now, and save the other two for lunch tomorrow if you want to be healthy AND cheap!..”

Qdoba Nutrition Facts. Calories, carbs, fat, sodium … – MyFoodDiary® myfooddiary.com

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High Sodium In Fast Food – The Top 5 Saltiest – YouTube

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21 Healthier Fast-Food Meals webmd.com
“…Hey, it happens to the best of us. When you’re hungry and have only a few minutes (or a few bucks), fast food calls out to you. Yes, fast food is higher in sodium than it should be. Yes, fast food tends to be devoid of fruits, vegetables, and fiber. But, there are some healthier fast-food options out there. You just need to know how to order…”


Healthy Fast Food Meal Choices! Under 500 calories … – YouTube

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Drinks: Spotlight-Root Beer

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A tasting of nine “natural” root beers yields surprising results By Lou Bendrick on Jul 15, 2009 grist.org
“..Today, your beverage aisle might showcase retro, handcrafted “root sodas” with exotic spices, certified organic root beers, a green-tea root beer, and a diet root beer spiked with an eco-sounding plant-based sweetener. You might even be able to find a local root beer with an ostensibly lighter carbon footprint. OK, so what’s a green-minded, confused consumer like you to do, short of licking your cracked lips, throwing up your hands, and heading to the nearest vending machine?..

Maine Root
Ingredients: Carbonated pure water, organic fair trade–certified cane juice and spices (according to the website, the company uses extracts of wintergreen, clove, and anise).
Eco-claim: Organic fair trade–certified cane juice (though not USDA organic certified). Also, if you happen to live near Portland, Maine, you can take a small comfort in knowing that this root beer will be delivered via a biodiesel VW Jetta.
Price: $7.16 / four-pack of glass bottles..

…The bottom line: Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Brand root beer tastes great and doesn’t contain HFCS. It may not be earnestly green, handcrafted, exotic, or zero-cal, but its low price means that you might be able to afford to top if off with a big dollop of really yummy organic vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!”

8 Natural Sodas That Are Way Healthier Than Cola By Emily Main January 14, 2016 rodalesorganiclife.com
Satisfy your sweet tooth with fizzy beverages made from real fruit and sweeteners.

“…
Virgil’s Root Beer

PHOTOGRAPH COURTSEY OF REED’S

Also from the purists at Reed’s, Virgil’s Root Beer is root beer made the way nature intended, by brewing a combination of herbs and spices naturally, rather than concocting a chemistry experiment of artificial flavorings, dyes, and additives. The ingredients list reads like the gatherings of a world traveler–anise from Spain, vanilla from Madagascar, molasses from the U.S., and balsam oil from Peru–and will get you off that artificial canned stuff forever. However, good as it is, this soda won’t win you any favors with your waistline. At 160 calories per serving and 42 grams of sugar, make it a weekly indulgence…”

“…
Blue Sky

Flavor: Creamy Root Beer

When it comes to making all-natural soda, this isn’t a new trend for the folks at Blue Sky Soda. Since 1980, the California-based company has been swapping stevia into their beverages, and without preservatives or artificial colors.

(Prices vary, blueskysoda.com)

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Ridiculously Easy Low Carb Root Beer Float asweetlife.org
“..And these days, there are plenty of “diet” root beers to choose from, many of which are made with healthier, all-natural sweeteners. So raise a frosty glass of low carb root beer float, because it won’t raise your blood sugar…’

Diabetics-Sugar Content Awareness
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Is Diet Soda Safe for Diabetes? healthline.com
“Managing blood sugar levels is an everyday goal for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. While eating sugar doesn’t cause either type of diabetes, keeping tabs on carbohydrate and sugar intake is an important part of managing both types of diabetes. Eating healthfully can also reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes…

Drinking sugary drinks is also a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. If you are working to keep your blood sugar in check or manage your weight, you might choose diet soda. Low in calories and sugar, diet sodas appear to be a good alternative to sugary drinks. Diet coke and A&W’s diet root beer, for example, claim to be entirely sugar-free. Unfortunately, even though they contain no actual sugar, they are loaded with artificial sweeteners and other unhealthy additives. …”

In the experiment, researchers discovered that artificial sweeteners can trigger sweet receptors in the stomach. This leads to an increase in insulin and lowered blood sugar. The stomach was essentially treating the artificial sweetener like real sugar, causing a spike in insulin. Researchers found this concerning but also said the spike in insulin wouldn’t likely cause clinical hypoglycemia, a risk for people on certain diabetes medications….”

Regular Overall

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12 Root Beers, Ranked Will Gordon 1/27/16 1:18pm adequateman.deadspin.com

“..1. 365 Everyday Value Root Beer

And herein lies the danger of the blind taste-test: Sometimes eliminating bias leads to exposing yourself as the sort of cheap pig who shills for the Whole Foods house brand. But here we are, and I can’t deny that the 365 uses cane sugar and “natural root beer flavor” to produce a smooth and almost subtle root beer with vanilla and sweet spice flavors that will complement, rather than debase or overwhelm, your rum and ice cream…”

The Best Root Beer: Our Taste Test Results
Kitchen Daily 03/30/2012 01:53 pm ET Updated Feb 15, 2013 huffingtonpost.com
“..Before you read the taste test results, let’s find out what exactly makes root beer taste like root beer. Here’s a list of the key flavors:

Anise: Imparts a licorice flavor.
Sarsaparilla: When soda production began in the last 1800s, sarsaparilla claimed to have health-giving properties. The root lends a very bitter flavor.
Birch oil: Made from the sap of birch trees, it gives a flavor similar to teaberry.
Wintergreen: Just what you’re probably thinking of — the minty flavor often found in chewing gum.
Sassafras: Coming from the sassafras tree, this imparts a deep, bitter flavor.
Vanilla extract (Bourbon or Tahitian): This gives root beer its distinctive creaminess.

Click through the slideshow below to see the results of our taste test…

#1: A&W
Comments: “Solid. The Tom Petty of root beers.” “Classic, creamy and smooth. I’d drink a lot of this.” “Nice and light, with a slight hint of root beer.” Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup (yikes!), caramel color, sodium benzoate (preservative), natural and artificial flavors, quillaia extract.
(Joseph Erdos/Kitchen Daily)

#12: Virgil’s
Comments: “This tastes like a Good & Plenty. That’s the worst thing I can say about food.” “Anise!!!” “Awful. Tastes like cough syrup.” “Distinctively licorice-y. Unusual, but okay.” “Very nice hint of licorice.” Ingredients: Carbonated water, unbleached cane syrup, anise, licorice, vanilla (bourbon), cinnamon, clove, wintergreen, sweet birch, molasses nutmeg, pimento berry oil, balsam oil and oil of cassia.

Top Ten Best Root Beers thetoptens.com
“..IBC is by far my favorite root beer. I started drinking it about 10 years ago. Initially it was raised letters on the bottle that attracted me to give it a try. Now I have my local store order it by the case. I mostly drink diet root beer as I feel regular root beers are too sweet and creamy (go figure). IBC has a great balance of flavors with a strong bite. If I had to break it down I would say anise, molasses and vanilla. Unfortunately they’ve gone from 6 pack to 4 pack. One benefit was going from corn syrup to real sugar, but as for the diet they’ve said at IBC they’ve made no change. I can taste a change, it is a little more mild than the previous version. One question for IBC, if they’ve made no change to the diet version then why are the sodium numbers on the back lower than the 6 pack version of the IBC Diet? It is still my favorite with Boylan diet being second. I know lots of people say Virgil’s is has the best flavor with its dominant nutmeg. Although I do agree it has a …more..”

Top 10 Best Root Beers – YouTube

These Are The Healthiest And Least Healthiest Soda You Can Drink! October 22, 2015 10:13 AM cbslocal.com

“…Unhealthiest:

Here are the ten LEAST-healthy sodas . . .

1. Grape-flavored Fanta. One can has 180 calories!

2. Stewart’s Black Cherry Wishniak.

3. Dr. Brown’s Black Cherry Soda.

4. A&W Cream Soda.

5. Mug Cream Soda.

6. A&W Root Beer.

7. It’s a tie between Mountain Dew and Mountain Dew Code Red.

8. Dr. Brown’s Cream Soda.

9. Dr. Brown’s Root Beer.

10. Surge, which was gone for over a decade until Coca-Cola started selling it again last year…’

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*sell Killebrew Root Beer | The Killebrew Story killebrewrootbeer.com
“..Ingredients:pure natural spring water, high fructose corn sweetener, pure minnesota honey, carmel color, natural & artificial flavors and citric acid..”rootbeerbarrel.com

Non-Alcoholic Brewed Fresh!

Driftwood Draft Root Beer fitgersbrewhouse.com
brews, Growler, On Tap
“We brew this truly old fashioned soda one small batch at a time with pure Lake Superior Water. This Root Beer has the rich, creamy flavor that only comes from using pure Wisconsin honey direct from the combs. The dark, honeyed brew will build a delicious, frothy head when poured.”

1919 Classic American Draft Root Beer 1919rootbeer.com

“..The name 1919 Classic American Draft Root Beer signifies the year when hundreds of breweries were faced with the prospect of closing because of Prohibition (1919-1933).

In order to keep their breweries open, several resourceful Brewmasters chose to make near beer, elixirs, and sodas! This practice was continued only until Prohibition was repealed, and breweries went back to making beer.

1919 is brewed in small batches with only the finest ingredients…real granulated sugar ~ the sweetener of choice during the prohibition era ~ and real vanilla. Our unique recipe and these choice ingredients make 1919 the creamiest, full bodied, draft root beer available. In addition, 1919 is alcohol-free and contains no corn syrup, gluten, or caffeine.
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Question: Does 1919 contain corn syrup? My child is allergic to corn syrup.

1919 Classic American Draft Root Beer contains NO corn syrup.

Approximately 98% of sodas are made with corn syrup, which is much easier to use and less expensive than granulated sugar. Corn syrup was not developed until the 1970’s and true to our name and the era 1919 represents, we continue to use granulated sugar. Sugar is what gives 1919 the depth and consistency that is unique in the industry. It also makes 1919 taste so good!..”

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