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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Defeat Diabetes Month (great recipe included)

 April is a great month to take a look at our health. The month to Defeat Diabetes Month and what a great month it is. A month to get out there as the weather gets warmer, a great time to check out great low sugar recipes and a chance to see what you can do to help defeat your chances from developing diabetes. It is a great chance to get the whole family involved with everyday activities such as family dinner, creating a plan and planting a family garden, create a day to eat a favorite veggie or try a new food. Get out in the community take a family walk, head out to the farmers market with the family, or head to the park for a bit of fun and maybe even fly a kite.

Our entire family has been touched with diabetes. My father, me , my son and now my husband all take medications for diabetes. It is a great time to make those family members without diabetes that with a few diet and life style changes it can be changed. One of every three people in the U.S. will either have diabetes or be at risk for developing the disease. Because of decisions made by past generations our children are on the fast tract to shorter lives because of living less healthier lives than past generations.

Defeat Diabetes Month is a great way to get started taking care of our selves as well as the next generation. Year round you should:

  • Eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily
  • Eat 3 servings of whole grains daily
  • Get 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity 5 times a week
  • Those who are overweight should strive to lose 5% of your body weight (for most that is 10 to 20 pounds)

For information on diabetes, to take the free screening test or obtain additional information visit:
Many think that fighting diabetes and eating healthy means having to give up good food. That is not true. There are great products, recipes and delicious foods out there that will help you stay healthy. Check out this recipe

Delicious Chocolate Mousse

3/4 c skim milk
1 package (4 oz.) sugar free instant chocolate pudding mix
1/2 c fat free sour cream
3 oz. fat free cream cheese, cubed
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 carton (8 oz.) fat free whipped topping
1 Tbs. chocolate cookie crumbs

Start with a medium size bowl. Whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes (mixture will be very thick)
In a second bowl beat the sour cream, cream cheese an vanilla
Pour the pudding mix into the second bowl and mix well.
Fold in whipped topping
To serve: spoon into individual dishes and sprinkle with cookie crumbs Chill til serving time.

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