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Chamomile tea has been consumed for hundreds of years. It is made by infusing German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), a member of the sunflower family, in hot water. Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) is also beneficial, but most research has been done on German chamomile and it is the most commonly used in teas.
 
 Here are eight health benefits of this popular tea:
 
 Better Sleep
 Chamomile tea's most well-known benefit is as a sleep aid. It is known for its relaxing and soothing properties and is often taken before bed to promote restful sleep.
 
 Stomach Soother
 Peter Rabbit's mother was right to give him chamomile after he ate too much in Mr. McGregor's vegetable garden. Chamomile is helpful for a variety of stomach problems. It soothes stomach aches, eases the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, promotes elimination, and assists in overall digestion. It is often found in teas for digestion in combination with peppermint.
 
 Menstrual Cramps
 The ancient Egyptians used it to soothe menstrual cramps and now science is catching up. One study found that drinking chamomile tea raised urine levels of glycine, a compound that calms muscle spasms. Researchers believe this is why chamomile tea helps menstrual cramps.
 
 Hemmorrhoid Help
 One study found that chamomile ointment was helpful in the treatment of hemorrhoids.
 
 Cold Fighter
 Chamomile has immune boosting properties and helps in the fight against colds due to its antibacterial properties.
 
 Wound Healing
 The Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks used chamomile flowers in a poultice and applied them to wounds to speed healing. They must've been on to something. In one study, rats given chamomile extract in their water experienced faster wound healing times.
 
 Diabetes Management
 Chamomile tea is being studied for its beneficial effects in the management of diabetes. In one study, daily consumption of chamomile tea was found to prevent the progression of diabetic complications and hyperglycemia.
 
 Cancer
 In-vitro studies show possible protection against several different types of cancer cells.

Chamomile tea has been consumed for hundreds of years. It is made by infusing German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), a member of the sunflower family, in hot water. Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) is also beneficial, but most research has been done on German chamomile and it is the most commonly used in teas.    Here are eight health benefits of this popular tea:    Better Sleep  Chamomile tea's most well-known benefit is as a sleep aid. It is known for its relaxing and soothing properties a...

Chamomile tea has been consumed for hundreds of years. It is made by infusing German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), a member of the sunflower family, in hot water. Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) is also beneficial, but most research has been done on German chamomile and it is the most commonly used in teas. Here are eight health benefits of this popular tea: Better Sleep Chamomile tea's most well-known benefit is as a sleep aid. It is known for its relaxing and soothing properties a...

Peach Delight Recipe Photo by: Taste of Home Peach Delight Recipe 100% would make again Be the first to write a review Rate recipe Colorful peach slices and refreshing lemon gelatin take center stage in this creamy dessert from Clara Hunt of Lexington, North Carolina. This recipe is: Healthy 0 Rate Print Grocery List Recipe Box Email     Peach Delight Recipe 15 Servings Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling 25 15 40 Ingredients 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 cu...

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 egg 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each) 1 tablespoon Crisco® Olive Oil 2 teaspoons lemon juice Directions In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt and garlic powder. In another bowl, beat the egg. Place the Parmesan cheese in a third bowl. Coat chicken in flour mixture, then dip in egg and ...

Your Lighter Side: Zucchini pizza crust recipe Looking for something new for dinner? Are you diabetic, gluten intolerant or low-carbing and need something you can enjoy on pizza night? At only 23 carbs for an entire pizza, this could be your answer. First, why a zucchini crust? I wanted something less pungent for a crust, and one which would take the flavors of the toppings without conflicting. Zucchini is mild, healthy, and easy to prepare. This prolific vegetable can be used in the crust ...

CASHEWS!! Not only do cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, approximately 75% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus about 75% of this unsaturated fatty acid content is oleic acid, the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil. Studies show that oleic acid promotes good cardiovascular health, even in individuals with diabetes. Studies of diabetic patients show that monounsaturated fat, when added to a low-fat diet, can help to reduce high triglyceride l...

CASHEWS!! Not only do cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, approximately 75% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus about 75% of this unsaturated fatty acid content is oleic acid, the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil. Studies show that oleic acid promotes good cardiovascular health, even in individuals with diabetes. Studies of diabetic patients show that monounsaturated fat, when added to a low-fat diet, can help to reduce high triglyceride l...

Think Twice Before Eating These Foods Here at Diabetic Living, we stress over and over the fact that eating with diabetes doesn't have to mean deprivation, starvation, or bland and boring foods. However, that doesn't mean anything goes when it comes to filling your meal plan. Some foods really are best left on the table or in the store. Everyone -- with diabetes or without -- would be wise to avoid or limit the foods on this list because they are high in saturated fat and trans fat, which co...

Parmesan Chicken Strips Want a delicious diabetic recipe? Here’s one you’ll love. Ingredients: 8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fat-free Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon chili powder or Hungarian paprika, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon basil 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 egg beaten Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut the chicken into 1-inch strips. Mix the cheese, chili powder, oreg...

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes Buckwheat, a whole grain in these delicious pancakes, contains a phytochemical that might have a beneficial effect on blood glucose levels. Ready in 30 minutes, with few ingredients, this low-fat, low-sodium breakfast or brunch recipe is suitable for diabetic meal plans.

This book changed my life as a diabetic and how you see food, Anyone wanting to learn how to have a healthier lifestyle, needs to read this!!! This is not a diet book. I Highly Recomend this to everyone! @Mandi Cook

Sugar Free Chocolate Bars (stevia sweetened/diabetic & candida friendly) The Basic SF Chocolate Bar: 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup cocoa powder (higher quality cocoa powders make better tasting chocolate) 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 1/8 tsp liquid vanilla stevia (I like the NuNaturals brand) small pinch of sea salt

low-carb peanut butter cookies. i'm a diabetic, so this is a great recipe for me because i'm already used to the way sugar substitutes taste. it may not be so good for those who do not use splenda, ever.

Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

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Penny's Pastries: From vegan to gluten-free to diabetic, no matter your diet restrictions, Penny's Pastries will create a luscious decadent dessert you won't want to share! All Organic!

Chicken Focaccia Sandwiches Adding basil leaves and roasted red sweet peppers to chicken creates our best diabetic recipe for focaccia sandwiches. Put these out at a party, and there won't be any leftovers!

Best Diabetic Recipes: Carb-Smart & Delicious

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Beef and Cabbage Wraps Fix a quick and easy wrap that's high in fiber and has 27 g protein -- no one will ever guess it's a great diabetic recipe.

A great website for baked goods that don't spike your blood sugar...diabetic friendly. All goodies created by my good friend, Angela Weir.

The greatest list of diabetic recipe's that I could find. I love that you can sort by amount of carbs, calories.. etc.. pretty awesome!

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches ~~~ From Diabetic Living Spread whole wheat buns with lime dressing and then top with grilled chicken and zucchini to make these main-dish sandwiches.