Thanks for the reply.I don't eat Cantaloupe or Bananas anymore..overripe Bananas are consider High-Glycemic and underripe are Medium (off top of my Head)..
Just a little Info that might help.
Leg Cramps or Charlie Horses as some people call them can be caused by low potasium. They can also be a sign that you have not drank enough WATER and become dehydrated. This is a very good possibility if you spend a lot of time either working or just being out on a hot day. Pop, coffee, things with caffine don't help like WATER does. My husband has had trouble with these for the last couple of years, off and on in the Summer months. His doctor told him to make sure he drinks lots of water when he's been working outside or when he's been playing golf and sweated alot. He also said three or four bannanas a week would help with his potasium leval. Now I'm not sure how the bannana's would afftect your sugars? my husband doesn't have diabetus so it's not a concern. Since he had been drinking more water and eating the bannanas his muscle cramps or charlie horses have been cut alot.
Hope this helps
I've had Charlie Horses before.These are just Leg cramps or more like sore Muscles.I've been doing a lot more walking lately,so if it isn't Low-Potassium then it's probably working Muscles I haven't used in a long time.
The Water thing could be possible as I ran out of Bottled Water and refuse to drink Tap Water at my place..hopefully can get more Water soon..
I don't eat Bananas anymore.They are a Medium and High-Glycemic Food.
Miss HA (Health Anxiety) here worries about Blood Clots.Both Parents died from Pulmonary Embolism,so next Doctor's appointment I'm going to try and fit my concerns in.
Thank you Linda,I gratefully appreciate your thoughts and reply.
Have a blessed late Afternoon
Post Edited (Sydnee10) : 8/7/2008 6:02:14 PM (GMT-6)
I don't eat Pork,but will eat more Spinach,Yogurt,Kidney Beans and will try the Soybeans and Lentils.Am trying to "rake" Money together to buy a Multi-Vitamin.
If I may ask do you follow a Low-Glycemic Index Diet?I don't eat Bananas or Peanut Butter.I read that Peanuts are classed as a Mold and I gave my last Jar away due to the Mold and Hydrogenated Oils..am happy your having good readings!
I think you read to much and you are overwhelming yourself. Make sure what your reading is from a reliable source.
Morton Lite Salt = 350 mg of Potassium per 1/4 teaspoon. My husband uses this product as his BP is high and he has Crohns so it helps him get some K+ as well as dump some of the sodium he used to use.
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Have you tested the effect of bananas or peanut butter on YOUR blood sugar readings? Sometimes, your metabolism fails to read the same books you are reading (joke) and doesn't regard the actual food they way you read in the book.
If you are worried about peanut butter- go to a garage sale and buy a cheap coffee grinder- then grind your own nuts. I make all of my own nut butters from scratch- they are cheap and delicious. I know what's in them. Tree nuts are great sources of omega 3 fats, protein and fiber. Peanuts are legumes and should be treated as a legume.
I may Read to much,but consider it a good thing!I read in my Book Women's Body's Women's Wisdom Authored by Dr.Christiane Northrup MD that Peanuts are classed a Mold,so ever since I cut out Peanuts.
I don't use Morton Salt Period.It is processed..
Post Edited (Sydnee10) : 8/17/2008 11:31:20 PM (GMT-6)
To answer your question..no I haven't.Last Week I received a free One Touch Ultra Mini Meter with 10 test Strips.I read Bananas (overripe and underripe) are High and Mid Glycemic Foods,so don't eat.I don't eat Peanuts or Peanut Butter because of Mold and the fact they don't digest well.I prefer Almonds and Walnuts.
I have a Coffee Grinder just don't have a Recipe to make my own Nut Butters from scratch..
I use Bragg Organic raw and unfilted ACV containing the Mother and aged in Wood.I buy a pint at my local HFS for a little over $2-$3.I love drinking ACV and Water.There is a Recipe on the side of the Bottle,but I don't add the Grade B Kosher Maple Syrup.If I have Stevia Herb on Hand,I sweeten with that.My late Step-Mother told me that ACV aids in burning Fat and helps to lose weight.Thanks for the link on Chia.A Friend recently mentioned Chia.
Post Edited (Sydnee10) : 8/17/2008 11:32:18 PM (GMT-6)