Valentine’s Day is all about chocolates, and if your love gets you some, should you refuse or can you still go ahead and have it?
The magic answer is – control your portions.
When you have diabetes, most people will tell you never to eat sugar, never to eat anything sweet and never to have any chocolates and cakes.
But according to reports from the American Diabetes Association, as long as you control the portion and go for small amounts, you can even have chocolates without increasing your risk as a diabetic.
Also, dark chocolate contains a host of antioxidants. Diabetes is a type of oxidative stress disorder, and consuming antioxidants (partially by eating small amounts of dark chocolate) can reduce further risks to a great extent. To use a simple example, 1 ounce of cranberry juice, which is considered very good for diabetics, has an antioxidant rating, ORAC of about 216, while while the same amount of dark chocolate has an ORAC rating of 5903!
How to be smart about your diabetes and still eat some chocolate on Valentine’s Day
Select a type of chocolate that contains less sugar. For instance, go for dark chocolates as these have a higher amount of cocoa and lesser amount of sugar, as compared to milk chocolates or regular chocolates.
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If you are intending to have chocolate, skip any other form of sweet for that particular day, as well as a day or two before and after. This will help you avoid any excess eating, and it will be easier for you to control the portions too.
Do you know one of the best ways to cheat on Valentine’s Day and Eat Chocolate, and yet keep any risks at bay?
All you have to do is – share the chocolate with your love!
Once you share the chocolate, whether it is a bar of chocolate or a piece of chocolate cake, you automatically reduce the amount of chocolate you are eating, and more than double the love you both share.
Sweet, smart, and happy Valentine’s Day!
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