by Jill Clardy
There has been a long enduring argument whether diabetics could consume chocolates. Maybe there should actually be chocolate-related recipes for diabetics. We have to remember that these patients may have been eating chocolates for years before they were diagnosed with the malady and thus may discover it rather depriving to say no to chocolates all the time. A few, on the other hand, may simply would like to get a morsel or two but couldn’t because of this myth. Actually, diabetics like those with any other malady can eat anything they want – but in moderation. It is a simple truth that is admittedly hard to follow. It has been known as “the prohibited treat” or the “darkest enticements” many times, but there is no use ordering that diabetics need to take chocolates entirely out of their lives. There have been researches made in Europe claiming that consuming chocolates now and then and in moderation really step-up insulin reaction. The catch is that it takes a while for the body to absorb chocolate sugar than those of bread and potatoes so the body has time to adapt the level of response to sugar. The only reason for keeping diabetic patients from eating a bit much chocolate is its power to induce obesity in so little time. If the diabetic should eat the chocolate as part of a meal or dessert, the body absorbs it even more slowly. So, that could do he trick for diabetic chocolate fans! It is likewise insecure to consider in claims of some products that they are either ‘diabetic chocolate’ or ‘diabetic friendly’. You are still required to look closely and see whether they are using high levels of fructose in place of sugar, because as a diabetic yourself, you may well know that it is just as unsafe. So, given that, we’ve already cleared the air out, and here is a preferred snack that all diabetics can begin concocting up and feast on! CHOCOLATE-MANGO CREAM CAKE Ingredients 250g/8oz Ground Graham Crackers 150g/5oz milk 1 pack of whole graham crackers 100g/3½oz unsalted butter 150g/5oz dark chocolate 150g/5oz golden syrup 75g/2½oz raisins 100g/3½oz chopped ripe mangoes 30g/1oz cashew, chopped (optional) 60g/2oz pecans, chopped (optional) 350g heavy cream Method 1. Line the sides of the 8inches shallow pan. 2. Arrange the whole crackers at the bottom of the pan 3. Combine the milk, cream, syrup by hand until fluffy. 4. Melt the chocolate and butter on a double broiler and set aside. The chocolate must neither be too gooey nor too light. 5. Pour in some of the cream on top of the crackers and spread evenly. 6. Drizzle some of the chocolate on top of the cream and arrange the mangoes afterwards 7. Sprinkle some nuts for texture 8. Then pour in some ground graham to mix the cream, before arranging whole ones once more. 9. Repeat the steps until the pan is almost filled to the lid. 10. Finally, garnish the top with cream concoction and sprinkle with nuts and raisin. If you still have some chocolate left, you may also put some on top. 11. Refrigerate for a minimum of ten minutes to allow the graham soak up the cream concoction. The longer it stays in the ref, the better. 12. This serves 12. A reminder to our diabetic friends, please hold onto yourself from finishing up the whole pan. Share it with friends. It is pretty luring and it’s alright to succumb, but your health comes first prior to anything. When eating chocolates, make certain you have the best of some chocolate-related recipes for diabetics!
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