Life is not over because you have diabetes. Make the most of what you have, be grateful – Dale Evans
If you are a diabetic, not only are watermelons safe to eat, but you are encouraged to enjoy them as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Watermelons naturally have no fat or cholesterol, and they are great sources of nutrients including vitamin A, B6, C and potassium that may be beneficial to diabetics’ health.
Tomatoes can play a big role in controlling blood sugar levels because of their low carbohydrate content. Tomatoes have shown that its antioxidant properties offer protection to the kidneys and bloodstream -the two areas that are frequently affected by diabetes.
Let’s make the yummy delicious watermelon and cherry tomato salad.
1. Watermelon cubes, seeded – 5 cups
2. Honey – 1 tbsp
3. Salt – ¼ tbsp
4. Red wine vinegar – 3 tbsp
5. Olive oil – 2 tbsp
6. Cherry tomatoes – 3 cups, halved
7. Fresh mint, chopped – 2 tbsp
8. Black pepper – 1 tbsp
• Take a bowl and combine the watermelon cubes and cherry tomato halves.
• Pour in the honey and add a pinch of salt along with fresh black pepper
• Toss well to coat and let it stand for 15 minutes till the honey gets mixed with the slices and cubes.
• Add vinegar and olive oil along with some mint leaves which brings more flavour and taste.
• Mix the ingredients in a bowl well, cover them and get them for chill
That’s it… serve chilled
(One cup of diced watermelon contains 43 calories, 0g of fat, 2g of sodium, 11g of carbohydrate and 1g of fibre.)
• Time to consume: This healthy food is good to consume during the day and night
• Who can consume: Children above age 10 – any adult