Cocoa use in type 2 diabetes, according to many people, is unacceptable. The fact is that there is a widespread opinion that cocoa is a sweet product that contains a large amount of chocolate, which, of course, is unacceptable. In case of a disease such as diabetes, in no case should such foods be consumed for the reason that blood sugar levels rise sharply. In fact, this issue is not so simple, let's take a closer look at this problem.
Even experts for a long time adhered to the categorical opinion that cocoa is an exclusively forbidden drink in the presence of such a disease as diabetes, regardless of its degree. As mentioned earlier, the fallacy was based on the chocolate contained in the drink. And the product itself has a huge glycemic index, that is, the rate at which glucose enters the blood. Recently, the opinion of doctors and scientists has changed a little about this issue, but this does not mean that you should drink large amounts of cocoa several times a day, because it can really lead to terrible consequences associated with the progression of diabetes.
Here are the main beneficial effects that cocoa can competently have:
- The ability to clean the body of any harmful substances, we are talking mainly about antioxidants, as well as toxins;
- The presence in the composition of a large amount of vitamins of various groups, most of all - C, P, as well as B;
- The ability to provide general assistance to the body, it is to improve the recovery process from wounds, as well as the termination of problems associated with metabolism.
For this reason, you can make a logical conclusion that this drink will not have any negative effects if you follow the recommendations of the doctors, as well as follow certain rules.
Note! Cocoa use is not allowed to all people with type 2 diabetes. For this reason, it is important to consult with your doctor in advance about this, everything will depend on your stage of development of the disease, as well as on the individual characteristics of the organism.
If you are still allowed to use, then let's look at the basic rules and recipes.
Doctors say that it is on the correct use of this product depends on the benefit or harm in the presence of diabetes. This product should be consumed in the morning; you can also drink it during the day, of course, but this is a less preferred time. As for the use at night, it is strictly prohibited in the presence of diabetes, because it can be very dangerous for humans.
It is necessary to drink cocoa with milk, it is also allowed to use cream, but they should have a sufficiently low degree of fat, for obvious reasons, sugar can not be added. Milk also has some conditions, it must be warmed up. We mention the fact that experts do not advise the use of sugar substitutes, because then the use of this drink will not make any sense. The fact is that all of the useful properties will be lost.
Experts also recommend using this drink with food, for example, during breakfast.. The fact is that its properties, therefore, will be manifested best. Saturation of the body will occur very quickly, and this is a necessary effect for diabetics.
What can cocoa be used for?
Let us examine the basic recipes for additional products that are necessary for the proper use of cocoa. Once again we mention that your task is to prepare not the most tasty, but a dietary product that will help your body. For this reason, cocoa must be taken in very small dosages, mixing it with low-fat milk or cream.
Let us analyze the process of making waffles, which in most situations are used by percents for use with cocoa. Here are the main ingredients:
- 3 quail eggs or just one chicken;
- Cinnamon or vanilla (added to taste);
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa;
- Coarse flour (it is best to take rye flour containing bran);
- It is possible to add sugar substitutes, but this must be coordinated with a specialist.
To begin with, beat the egg directly into the flour, then stir the mixture using a blender, if there is no such opportunity, it can be done manually, but then it is necessary to mix everything for a long time and carefully. After that, add cocoa, as well as all other ingredients that you plan to use in the recipe. Now you need to mix this blank again.
The dough must be baked using a special appliance, namely - waffle makers. This option is preferred, but in the absence of such an electrical device you can do it in the oven. Cooking in compliance with the rules takes only 10 minutes. It is worth noting that waffles can be used as a basis for other tasty dietary products.