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Blog: Anna's Blog
Posted: Jul 24, 2013
I went down the "evil" isle today - while I was killing time (having new tires put on my little red zoom zoom car at Costco - what a BIG difference - no more vibrations on the wheel now due to chunks of tire flying off).
Anyway, I love dark chocolate (my fav is the one below). As per "instructions" from many articles I've come across - a square of the darkest chocolate possible is supposed to be good for your heart. I like that excuse, I love chocolate (what woman doesn't) - so the brand I usually buy (see below) is what I like best.
Then I saw this other brand, same company, another dark chocolate with that has the latest and greatest phase... quinoa. I started to look at the label on the back and then decided - WAIT - I've got to take pictures of both nutrition labels - because what I was reading made it soooo confusing to decide on which to buy. What do I mean by this - well - if you look at each label I've posted below - you will perhaps see what I mean.
**** DARK CHOCOLATE NUTRITION LABEL ****
If you look at the Dark Chocolate nutrition label shown above - it has MORE calories due to the fat/sodium/fibre/protein but LESS carbs. What really surprised me the most was the fibre/protein being abit more - but it does not contain quinoa. I found that abit odd - seeing as quinoa has more fibre and protein than regular types of sides dishes that I use - so figured when looking at the nutrition label for below for the Quinoa Dark Chocolate - there would be a change in the fibre/protein content - that it would be more.
**** QUINOA DARK CHOCOLATE NUTRITION LABEL ****
Can you figure that one out? Is there anyone who is a Nutritionist reading this? So, I left the store - without any chocolate (though I did buy some Chocolate Peanut M&M's for my DH - who will probably wisely share with me while we're on holidays sailing over the next few weeks).
I thought looking at food labels in American grocery stores was overwhelming - but to make me feel at such a loss when it comes to my love of a simple dark chocolate!!! Noooo, I think I'm going to have to go lie down on a shrinks couch and figure out where to go from here :)
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Posted: Feb 2, 2010
The Canadian Diabetes Association guidelines suggests a blood glucose of 10.0 mmol/L (180 mg/dl) or less 2 hours after a meal (this target should be 8.0 mmol/L or less if you are not reaching your A1C target of 7.0 or less). Reaching this target after breakfast may be difficult because often this meal contains food with a high glycemic index. Examples of high glycemic index foods are: white bread, white bagel, Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies. Alternative low glycemic index choices would be 100% stone ground whole wheat bread, heavy mixed grain bread, pumpernickel, All BranTM, Bran Buds with PsylliumTM and Oat BranTM. More information about glycemic index and reference charts are found at http://www.carbs-information.com/glycemic-index.htm.
It is important to make sure that your breakfast is balanced and contains some protein and (good) fat to help slow down the absorption of the carbs and provide proper nutrition. Some suggestions are low fat yogurt, peanut butter, almonds, egg and cheese. For more information consult your dietitian.
Some authorities are suggesting to bolus about 20-25 minutes before eating breakfast as this would give the rapid acting insulin some time to start acting as blood glucose rises from these easily digested carbs.
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Posted: Dec 31, 2007
Every type 1 diabetic needs to become good at "carb counting" in order to effectively control blood sugars. "Carbs" is the food group for energy, the others being "proteins" - for building muscle, and "fats" - stored energy. Carbs are typically measured in grams and need to be counted to determine individual insulin needs.
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