Tip Tuesday – Chocolate

A Peaceful Diabetic

Are you among the many who think that, as a diabetic, you need to avoid chocolate at all costs? A tip received from DLife indicates that’s not the case!

Research suggests that dark chocolate may have benefits for people with diabetes, when eaten in moderation. Dark chocolate has a low glycemic index and won’t spike blood sugar. Studies have shown that dark chocolate may also reduce insulin resistance and help the body process glucose better. The flavonoids found in chocolate can improve circulation, which may reduce the risk of neuropathy in people with diabetes.

Mmm... you CAN have chocolate.
Now, as always, it is important to note the keywords “in moderation“. This doesn’t mean you can dive face first into a chocolate river a la Augustus Gloop in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but it does mean you can satiate a craving for chocolate here and there!
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At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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