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LanieG
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   Posted 10/14/2007 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Lynn46 said, "hey dose anyone here know if ruttabagie is ok to use or is it a starch? I know its like a pottato
thanks for the info linda confused "

Lanie
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LanieG
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   Posted 10/14/2007 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Linda, rutabaga is a root vegetable that is very high in starch, so if you're trying to control your blood sugar, you should not eat them.  You can find the glycemic values of food if you search online for "glycemic value food list", etc.  Some people suggest that we not eat food with glycemic values higher than 50, but it all depends on how your blood sugar reacts.  This is why it's important to test yourself after you eat so you know which foods give you high blood sugar or not.  Do you have a glucose monitor?



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gelchick
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   Posted 10/14/2007 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
hmmm......
 
I suggest testing- I can eat just about all taproot vegetables- radishes, carrots, rutabagas, beets, turnips, parsnips, daikon radish without a rise in my blood sugar. Although they may have a relatively high GI value, the glycemic load for these veggies is actually quite low- and glycemic load is a better indicator of how a standard portion of something actually affects blood sugars.
 
I usually cut them into matchsticks, toss with oil, roast them and then use them in stir fry or as a side dish. Most of these veggies have a good amount of fiber. Otherwise, I shred them and eat them raw in salads. Beets, in particular, are a rich source of magnesium- many diabetics are deficient in this important mineral.
 
I cannot eat tubers (i.e. potatoes), or kohlrabi (how bizarre is that?)!
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lynn46
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   Posted 10/14/2007 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks guys i was hoping to mashe some califlower with some ruttababa but that might not be a good idea afterall. you guys are saints did u know that heeee. linda

LanieG
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   Posted 10/14/2007 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Yikes, Sandy, I forgot about the "load" - so the fiber may keep the blood glucose lower.  I was going just by the glycemic number.  You're right.  I'm sure it also depends on the amount eaten.  I can eat radishes but I only eat about 4, maybe 5, at a time with a meal.  And as with everything, always test after a new food is eaten because you never know how you'll react.   I eat 3 or 4 pieces of raw turnip cut into small wedges along with a meal.  It's crunchy like radishes.  Nights when I don't eat an actual salad, I'll put a plate on the table with some radishes, turnip wedges and cucumber slices and nibble on them with the dinner food.  (My husband always peels the cucumber but I don't so we compromise.  I peel it in stripes, so it's sort of decorative.  I think the skin is healthy to eat.)  So, Linda, try the rutabaga but test so you know how it affects you.

Lanie
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"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds

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