Dr. Tim Says....
Over the years there have been a number of different strategies for diabetic diets. For a long time diabetics were taught to use exchange lists. That method worked well but was cumbersome for a lot of folks. More recently the training has focused on counting carbohydrates at each meal or snack. For diabetics who take insulin being careful with regulating when and what they eat is key and counting carbs works well for them.
The majority of diabetics, however, have Type 2 diabetes and don't take insulin. For these folks I have long felt that simply following a healthy diet is the best choice.
In one of the lectures that I give medical students on nutrition I cite multiple studies showing that diet can have as powerful an effect on controlling cholesterol as medications. We know that a Mediterranean style diet can help folks lose weight, prevent high blood pressure and avoid diabetes. But, can it also treat diabetes? A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says yes. A resounding yes! The Mediterranean Diet IS a Diabetic Diet!
Mango chutney is available in almost every grocery store and gives a sweet and spicy flavor to your recipes. One of my favorites is made by the Pickapeppa company. I have always loved their namesake sauce, but they now make a Gingery Mango Sauce that's fantastic and is perfect for this recipe.
This recipe is gluten-free and safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users. Those who have GERD / Acid Reflux and those who are lactose-intolerant should avoid it.
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