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03-26-2008, 12:24 PM
Hi, I'm having a friend over on Saturday who is very overweight and diabetic. I would really like to impress him with my raw dishes, but I'm worried about making him dessert. Should I be? Can you recommend one that would be ok for him to eat? Thanks!
03-27-2008, 12:55 AM
Use either agave syrup or Stevia to sweeten some dessert out of Alissa's book. Chocolate pudding made from cacao, stevia and avocado's within a crust made from nuts, agave syrup and cinnamon would be good. Stevia has no impact on blood sugar and agave has very very little.
03-27-2008, 05:34 AM
Is your friend following any nutritional protocol right now? He'll know what he can and cannot eat. Do you know whether he's taking insulin or controlling his blood sugar through diet alone? In this case, it would good to ask what types of foods he avoids. If he's not watching his diet and still eats sugars, it will be ok to serve a dessert containing agave but if he's very strict agave could affect the blood sugar. At least that's what Dr. Cousen's research has shown. I don't think that's the case with stevia. Dr. Cousen's has a lot of recipes in his book. I'll see if it contains any desserts.
03-27-2008, 10:25 AM
Yes, as Suzy says, Dr. Gabriel Cousins has done intensive study on the raw diet's effects on diabetes. Getting your friend one of Gabriel's books would be a nice gift although his latest one on diabetes specifically, does allow some cooked food I know he would encourage a diabetic to go completely raw as soon as he could for best effect. My husband recommends "Rainbow Green, Live Cuisine" although "Concious Eating" is extremely good it is probably more technical than most people would like. My husband (diabetic) and I spent a week out at Gabriels Tree of Life facility and it was awesome. There were several diabetics there at the time and they were all having amazing results on the version of the raw diet provided. Or maybe you could get your friend Gabriel's video "Raw for 30 Days". Here's the link to the trailer on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynXGA6fCEgU
03-27-2008, 01:00 PM
Thanks everyone, and thanks for the link Xanadu!
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