Take 5 in Lax Season
Take 5 to Stay in Control During Lax Season
For most people, the holidays are the season of lax. (No, we don't mean lacrosse.) 'Tis the season when good habits go bad and bad habits go nuts. So how do you celebrate and manage your diabetes when you're constantly surrounded by holiday temptations? You take five and stay in control!
Reviewed by Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, CDN (06/12)
Dijon-Mustard Mushroom Beef Stew Lemon Vinaigrette Fruited Bean Bread Curry Tuna Salad and Pineapple Italian Macaroni Swordfish with Lemon-Sauce Fruit Empanadas Beef and Vegetable Salad with Ginger Dressing Lemon Crusted Halibut Citrus Halibut
In high school biology, we learned that another term for carbohydrates is "polysaccharides". These break down into "discaccharides", and further into "monosaccharides". These small-molecule carbohydrates are more commonly known as "sugars". Similarly, we learned that fats are (after a long process) broken down into monosaccharides, and parts of proteins are broken down into these as well. We learned about three common disaccharides —...