Yeah, sweet potatoes are sweet, but they contain complex carbohydrates as
opposed to the simple carbohydrates in white potatoes.  So, one's blood
sugars will rise, but more slowly, and those blood sugars hold steady for a
longer period of time, and that makes it easier to regulate your blood
sugars.  Or, so I read in a health newsletter.

(and, by the way, my sweet potato was really good last night!)
Heidi


> [Original Message]
> From: Stacy Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: 10/3/2003 3:10:53 AM
> Subject: Re: [ZION] Thoughts On Diet
>
> That's odd!  Sweet potatoes are so sweet!
>
> Stacy.
>
> At 04:44 PM 10/02/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>
> >I've read that sweet potatoes are even better for diabetics than white
> >potatoes.  Something about the sugars breaking down less easily and thus
> >keeps the blood sugar levels at a more sustained amount as opposed to the
> >"spike and drop" you get with the levels thanks to white potatoes.  My
> >husband and I both like them.  We top them with cinnamon and they are
VERY
> >tasty! We like to have them with a nice steak or grilled chicken
> >breast...mmm!  Making me hungry!  I guess it's a good thing we're meeting
> >friends of ours (who are from out of town) tonight for supper at the
Texas
> >Roadhouse Steakhouse.  I think I know what I'm having...
> >
> >Heidi the hungry
> >
> >
> > > [Original Message]
> > > From: R. Kent Francis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > Date: 10/2/2003 9:28:50 AM
> > > Subject: Re: [ZION] Thoughts On Diet
> > >
> > > Kent clarifies:
> > > We don't remove ALL carbs as some have reported that the brain goes
into
> > > stupid mode if it doesn't get some... we try to keep to less than 40
> >carbs
> > > (looking at a lot more labels now) mixed with major protein.  Some
carbs
> >are
> > > better than others... Potatoes turn into 95% sugar while rice is only
55%
> > > converted.  Beans are less than that.  My doctor suggested that a few
> >carbs
> > > for breakfast can be good so suggested we eat raw oatmeal(not cooked)
> >with
> > > fruit and non-fat milk for breakfast... It goes right thru without
being
> > > absorbed.  At lunch I usually have chili (I like Cattle Drive) with a
can
> >of
> > > roast beef dumped in, with cottage cheese and a lettace wedge, and for
> > > supper a nice steak/chicken/fish with extra vegetables and a green
salad.
> > > Sometimes Judy mixes up some jello no-sugar pudding with a few sliced
> > > strawberries ontop for dessert or a fresh pear. We were big ice cream
> >fans
> > > so switched to Blue Bunny with a little fresh fruit instead of all the
> > > sauces. Judy makes the best pies in the world so it is a big
sacrifice in
> > > that regard, but our tastes have changed dramatically and we find it
easy
> >to
> > > just say no and have a fresh apple instead.
> > >
> > > Stacy Smith wrote:
> > > > You know, the more I think about it, I didn't quite experiment that
way
> > > > before.  I had only protein for two meals and carbs for a third
meal.
> > > > But what is being proposed would be very hard to live with but I
guess
> > > > I'd have to find a tasty way.  I don't remember God opposing bread
and
> > > > such, especially whole wheat, and diabetic educators never tell
people
> > > > to eliminate pasta, potatoes or rice from the diet, but if it means
> > > > never going on dialysis or insulin I might have to try it.  I don't
> >know
> > > > what I'd do about the traditional birthday, Christmas and
Thanksgiving
> > > > celebrations but they would be very few and far between.  It's back
to
> > > > taste, I suppose, since I have a hard time tolerating most
vegetables
> > > > but not all.
> > > >
> > > > Stacy.
> > > >
> > > >
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