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Diabetes: High-fiber foods

Looking to add more fiber to your diet? Fiber moves quickly and relatively easily through your digestive tract and helps it function properly. A high-fiber diet may also help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Here’s a look at the fiber content of some common foods. Read nutrition labels to find out exactly how much fiber is in your favorite foods. Recommended fiber intake for women is 21 to 25 grams a day and for men is 30 to 38 grams a day. Continue reading Diabetes: High-fiber foods

Diabetes: Eggplant with toasted spices

Toasted mustard seed and other spices often used in India infuse olive oil with pungent flavor. The oil is then used to make a fresh cherry tomato sauce for smoky slices of grilled eggplant.

Eggplant with toasted spices

1 large eggplant (aubergine), about 1 1/2 pounds
1 teaspoon mustard seed
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
Pinch of ground ginger
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved, or 1 cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon light molasses
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (fresh coriander)

Directions

Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill or broiler. Away from the Continue reading Diabetes: Eggplant with toasted spices