Diabetes is on the increase, especially within the us . About 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease per annum, consistent with the American Diabetes Association.
The purpose of the Diet for athletes such as the one indicated here is adequate nutrition for training, recovery and sports competitions where endurance is required, such as sports such as running and long distance swimming, triathlons and tennis competitions where activities of more than one hour are usually held.
It is important that diets for diabetics consider the following recommendations:
Reduction in fat intake – A study published in the journal Diabetes Care in January 1994 found that a moderate increase in the percentage of calories derived from fat (from 38 to 43%) was enough to significantly increase the number of people with impaired glucose tolerance who develop diabetes.
Watercress is a rapidly growing aquatic plant native to Europe, North Africa and Asia. Historians indicate that it is one of the oldest leafy green consumed by man. The vegetable is a winter crop as it grows in temperate climates near rivers, springs and streams. Watercress has small, oval, deep green succulent leaves with a peppery taste.
Avocado Health Benefits – The avocado fruit is plucked from the avocado tree, a flowering plant classified in the family Lauraceae. The avocado tree is native to the Central America and Mexico and historians indicate that the avocado was discovered and cultivated in Mexico almost 7000 years ago.
Rye is a grass commonly grown for its grain. It is a cover crop and closely related to wheat and barley. It has been grown since the middle ages in Central and Eastern Europe. Rye can easily grow in places where climate is harsh and winters are too cold for other cereal crops which is why today Rye is grown all over Europe, Asia and North America.
The natural sweetener Stevia is extracted from the plant species Stevia rebaudiana with many health benefits. The plant is native to South American countries such as; Brazil and Paraguay where it is believed to be used for more than 1,500 years by the Guarani peoples to sweeten teas, medicines and for sweet treats. In the native Guarani language, Stevia is called ka’a he’ê which translates into “sweet herb”
A small, shiny black member of the bean family, the black turtle beans, are a popular part of Latin American cuisines where they have been grown and consumed since thousands of years. Food historians indicate that European explorers introduced them to the rest of the world because they were low in cost and easy to grow and now they are used in South Louisianian (Cajun and Creole) and Punjabi (South Asian) cuisines as well.
Chamomile is a name commonly used for a daisy like plant that has been used for a thousand of years to prepare traditional medicine. Chamomile plant has two types; German chamomile and Roman chamomile. Both these types of chamomile are native to Western Europe and western Asia. However, today chamomile is also cultivated commercially in many parts of the world for use as a herbal tea and pharmaceutical extracts.
Blueberries are a fruit of a perennial flowering plant native to the North America. They are an essential ingredient of many recipes used to make; cakes, muffins, pies, ice-creams, smoothies, salads etc and are being consumed by humans since ancient times. This is because the delightful and juicy taste of the blueberries that can turn many pale dishes into tasty ones. However, in the modern world after many researches health experts have now begun to encourage everyone to include blueberries in their daily diet because of their amazing health benefits.