Dealing with diabetes this holiday season

With the holidays, the premium on good food takes precedent over nice gifts. With that said, one disease that is prevalent in America and Black folks in particular is diabetes. We have to start taking better care of ourselves and allow others in our lives to hold us accountable.

An article in the Washington Post featured the ever-amazing chef extraordinaire B. Smith.

Smith has teamed with Merck and Co. and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists on Journey for Control, an online diabetes education program aimed at patients and health-care professionals. Healthy recipes, nutrition and exercise tips are included. Participants in the program also applied to have their own recipes updated by Smith.

Now I am not a fan of cheesecake, but apparently, B. Smith made a low-fat cheesecake “with a combination of low-fat cream cheese and nonfat vanilla yogurt, and the sugar with Splenda; they also added poppy seeds and orange zest for more flavor. The cheesecake is baked in a whole-grain graham cracker crust.”

I want people to live a good life and know that there are things you can do enjoy a healthy lifestyle. For example, drink more water, cut out the pork, eat more salads (spinach, not lettuce), and recognize dessert is not a requirement for dinner.

Stay up fam,

Brandon Q.

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