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Rice: Do you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes? If you are type 2 you should not call yourself a "diabetic". You have diabetes and should work towards getting rid of it. White or corn rice should not be an issue. If you are going to have a rice meal please check your blood sugar before you start the meal and check again in 2-3 hours. You will quickly learn the good or the not so good rice for your diabetes ...Read more
Need help for mom of boy newly diagnosed with allergies. Where do you find recipes without tree nuts, soy, wheat, corn, rice, tomato for family of 6?
Support online: Yes, it can be difficult to figure out how to navigate a restricted diet. The food allergy and anaphylaxis network (now fare) and the kids with food allergies.Org can help with recipes and label reading tips. I would also go to the whole foods (or trader joes) and talk to the manager about a tour and brand options for your specific needs. Also try ian's foods online. ...Read more
Brown rice: Some people are sensitive to corn. Corn is also grown with lots of pesticides. If you eat corn try to use organic corn. Brown rice is much more nutritious than white rice. Quinoa is also a good substitute. It is high in protein. Buckwheat , amaranth and millet are also good grains to try. ...Read more
Nutrition: How is the chicken cooked? Grilled /baked is preferable to fried. Herb baked is preferable to use of rich, high fat sauces on chicken. Broccoli is a good choice. Corn & rice are starchy – might one to substitute another veggie for one of those. ...Read more
Sounds healthy: The dinner you describe sounds very healthy, however if your portions are not controlled, then you can turn any healthy meal into an unhealthy one. ...Read more
Nutrition choices: How is the chicken cooked? Grilled /baked is preferable to fried. Herb baked is preferable to use of rich, high fat sauces on chicken. Broccoli is a good choice. Corn & rice are starchy – might one to substitute another veggie for one of those. ...Read more