Diabetes recipe book launched
Diabetes in South Africa
According to a statement by Mediclinic, “three-and-a-half million South Africans (about six percent of the population) live with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes.”
In addition, a release by Discovery said: “According to the International Diabetes Federation, Africa is expected to have the greatest increase in diabetes worldwide in the next century, with predictions that Africa’s current number of 14.7 million incidences will nearly double by 2030.”
And while there is no cure per say for the disease, it can be well managed with a healthy lifestyle and required medication.
Diabetes Month seeks to educate the nation on the disease, the symptoms, the treatments, and how to manage it, in an aim to build a healthy society and get the message across that despite the diagnosis one is able to live a full life.
Cooking from the Heart cookbook
This message is brought to life in Meyer’s latest book as she aims to “offer people advice on how to live the life they want to through optimal nutrition,” but also to appeal to those living without diabetes in boosting their overall health and well-being.
All the recipes have been approved by HSFSA dieticians. In addition the book provides a healthy meal model and options (as it is an important part of the treatment plan), while maintaining the notion of food being a pleasurable experience.
The Cooking from the Heart book goes hand in hand with Pharma Dynamics’ ‘on-going drive’ and wellness campaign, iChange4Health, as they aim to promote healthy eating amongst South Africans. In addition to promoting a preventative strategy over a curative approach by making people aware of the risk factors in influencing change.
Spokesperson for Pharma-Dynamics, Maria van Aswegen, said: “With cardiovascular disease (CVD) ranking number one on the list of diabetes-related complications, this is a must-have cookbook for anyone who wants to improve his or her heart health, and it’s great for those with either pre-diabetes or full-blown diabetes.
“Managing your diet is the key to good diabetes control. Each of the 25 recipes, that include breakfast, snack, dinner and dessert ideas, are low in saturated fat, refined carbs and salt. It also provides twists on traditional favourites, nutritional and meal planning advice, along with portion control and most importantly, tastes great,”
The recipes have been analysed by HSFSA dieticians to provide full nutritional information for every recipe. A healthy plate model and lists of alternatives to help plan a healthy meal complete the edition, giving those affected by diabetes a cookbook that promises eating can continue to be one of life’s great pleasures, as well as the most important part of a treatment plan.
Meyer’s book will be made available to the public, at no cost, courtesy of Pharma Dynamics. Consumers can obtain a copy from their local GP or alternatively visit their website via www.cookingfromtheheart.co.za.
Featured What to do when you’ve been denied a home loan
After months of scanning property sites and attending showhouse after showhouse, you’ve finally found what you’ve been looking for. But your dream of owning a home comes crumbling down when you receive the news that you’ve been denied a home loan. So, what now?
Can your retirement annuity be used as collateral for a loan?
If you have a retirement annuity, you may have wondered whether you can use this as collateral when you take out a loan. We decided to do the leg work and find out whether this is possible or not.
Best travel cards offered by top South African banks
Planning a trip abroad involves a lot of administration. You need to consider travelling arrangements, reasonable accommodation, and a daily itinerary. But have you considered how you’re going to pay your bills once you arrive? Besides considering bank costs, you also need to consider exchange rates.
Best ways to save your money short-term
For many, it seems close to impossible to save when spending on holiday getaways, Christmas gifts, while also trying to ensure there’s money left to survive January. Justmoney takes a look at the best ways you can save during the short term.
Marble Gift Card Special
Price: From R1000
When: Until 25 December 2019
Trennerys Hotel and Camping Januworry Special
When: From 10 to 31 January 2020
Where: Centane (Eastern Cape)
Bakwena Standard Packages Special
Price: From R999
When: Until 31 December 2019