Glycemic index and Glycemic load: understanding will help you choose the healthiest foods and avoid the traps of false advertising. Chef V explains.
When I first started Chef V, I was asked the question so many times, “Hey Veronica, what should I eat?” But I can’t believe that in all this time, I haven’t really addressed the more specific question, “What should I eat if I’m always in a hurry?” I’ll provide you with some healthy on-the-go eating tips.
As a certified nutritional therapist, my mission is to help people reach their health goals as quickly as possible. And it’s for that reason, I still think butter and eggs, along with all dairy and most, animal products should be avoided. Not forever, mind you. But at least when you’re embarking on a new health goal.
Over the next few weeks we will continue to share Whitney’s (@happypancreas) story amidst her journey with Type 1 Diabetes - an incurable disease that affects the body’s immune system response, leading to the inability of the cells in the pancreas to create the blood-sugar-controlling hormone, insulin.
For those with diabetes, having to constantly monitor blood sugar can be overwhelming. For people with no blood sugar issues, doing a cleanse is a great way to get rid of toxins that cause water weight retention. But are cleanses safe for those with diabetes? If you do one under the guidance of “The Happy Pancreas”, the answer is a resounding yes!
Keeping a food journal will help you prevent cravings. Here are some tips from Chef V for keeping an insightful food journal....
Can the answer to managing diabetes be as simple as chugging a 16 oz. glass of juice every day? Not if it’s orange juice, or other fruit juice. But managing diabetes with blended veggie juice like Chef V's Organic Green Drink is an easy, sustainable solution.
it's time to meet the new plant-based meats. As more consumers are switching to plant-based proteins, or eating less meat, the quality of meat substitutes has radically improved. I'll share with you a few of my favorite brands as well as a couple you should avoid.
Is a juice cleanse right for you? Before you spend a penny on detoxing, I really want you to do some due diligence. How does Chef V stack up against some of the competition? Let’s let the experts at Consumer Reports decide if my cleanse is healthy.... (Hint - our low sugar cleanse beats everyone for a key healthy nutrient: PROTEIN and FIBER).
Monitoring your blood sugar? If you are pre-diabetic or suspect you are, monitoring your blood sugar levels is a good idea if you want to prevent developing it. But what levels should you shoot for and how do you test blood sugar? I explain and offer a few simple tips for helping keep blood sugar levels normal.
Goji berries are one of my favorite fruits. The tart-tasting, bright-red berries are native to Asia. They’re loaded with antioxidants and are clinically-proven to have several incredible health benefits. I feature them in my snack recipe for Easy Trail Mix….
Living with diabetes isn’t a life sentence. In fact, it is possible to reverse diabetes. Sure, it’s going to take a lifestyle adjustment, including getting regular exercise and diet modification. But with these 2 easy hacks, you’ll be on your way to managing your diabetes.