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Old 01-20-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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Hubby is Diabetic and wants to try Quinoa, My Low Carb Bible says that Quinoa has 117 grams of carbs per cup. That sounds high to me. I did some reasearch online and it tells me it is good for diabetics . Should I try it or not ? Help !!

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Old 01-20-2011, 03:05 PM   #2
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It's great stuff!
There was a recipe a week or so ago on making pilaf with it.I made it and it came out great.
I also posted one a while ago for a salad with it.

There is a lot of fibre and protein in it so I don't get BS spikes with it.I eat it before a big workout to get sustained energy.Crazy good!
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I have never tried it (never heard of it until last year), but from everything I have read it sounds like it would be good for diabetics. It is 35 on the glycemic index, which is good. I am diabetic as well, and I will definitely try it soon.

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Old 01-20-2011, 03:20 PM   #4
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I tried a recipe that was specifically for quinoa, and felt like I would have been better off taking a tried and true rice pilaf recipe and substituting quinoa, or maybe half and half with rice. Give it a shot- nothing to lose :)
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Hubby is Diabetic and wants to try Quinoa, My Low Carb Bible says that Quinoa has 117 grams of carbs per cup. That sounds high to me. I did some reasearch online and it tells me it is good for diabetics . Should I try it or not ? Help !!

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YOu won't know until you try. I've learned from diabetic family members that no to diabetics react the same to foods. What's good for one, often is not good for another. Technically speaking, a moderate sized portion should not have ill effects. If he want's to try it, I'd monitor it pretty carefully, especially at first. I would do that when introducing any new foods, though.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:47 PM   #6
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I'm diabetic and when I eat quinoa my 2 hour after meal sugar levels are low. I posted this recipe.



Peep's Tricolored Quinoa & Orzo Pilaf (Click)

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I'm diabetic and when I eat quinoa my 2 hour after meal sugar levels are low. I posted this recipe.



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And a delicious one it was! I added some sliced almonds but that was it.I have made it twice now.
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Hubby is Diabetic and wants to try Quinoa, My Low Carb Bible says that Quinoa has 117 grams of carbs per cup. That sounds high to me. I did some reasearch online and it tells me it is good for diabetics . Should I try it or not ? Help !!

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My sister-in-law who is hypoglycemic was just put on a vegan diet by her doctor and quinoa is part of her eating plan. She loves it and it helps her blood sugar to stay pretty normal.
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And a delicious one it was! I added some sliced almonds but that was it.I have made it twice now.
WOW!! Glad you liked it. Did you find the 3 colors? Most people say they can only find the white.
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WOW!! Glad you liked it. Did you find the 3 colors? Most people say they can only find the white.
I've only ever seen the white. Didn't even know abut the other colors!
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