VELLORE: Varagu Sambar Rice, Samai Curd Rice, Thinai Idiyappam (Egg Semiya), Bajra Egg Noodles, Varagu Dosai may become the latest craze among the health conscious people. These food items were prepared by an intern, D Gowthaman, of the Department of Dietetics who won the first prize in a cooking competition which was organised under the aegis of the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism attached to the Christian Medical College on Saturday as part of the World Diabetes Day celebrations.
According to Dr Nihal Thomas, head of the department a total of 18 teams tested their culinary skills in the cooking competition with the theme ‘Diabetic Millets Recipe’. The second prize went to Kavitha from Sathuvachari, who prepared Vazhai Thandu Varagu, Arisi Pulav, Navadhanya Suraikkai Adai, Pachai Payaru Mushroom Kudai milagai Samai Sadham, Kambu cholam Koozh and Poondu Venthayam Varagu Kanji while the third prize was shared by two contestants Sumithra who prepared Thinai Pongal, Ragi Kozhukkatai and Ida Florence Emily who prepared Millet Poggy, Mixed Millet Ball with Ladies Finger, Masala Roti, Millet Uthappam and Varagu Upma. Consolation Prices were given to Ramalakshmi, B. Anu Bharathi, Harini and Roja Rekha.
The judges for the event were Dr. Santhosh Korula Jacob, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Dr. Mini Joseph, Assistant Professor in Food and Nutrition, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Jyothi Srinivasa, Coordinator, ‘Namaste Bagayam’.
A diabetes diet is simply a healthy eating plan that has the appropriate nutrients, low in fat, and moderate in calories. It is a healthy diet for anyone! The only difference is that one needs to pay attention to some of the food choices-most notably the carbohydrates. The cooking competition was held for creating an awareness among the home makers, Nihal Thomas said.
the lowdown on the diabetes diet
A diabetes diet is simply a healthy eating plan with appropriate nutrients, low in fat, and moderate in calories. It is a healthy diet for anyone!
While incidence of diabetes is rising, most cases are preventable by adopting healthy lifestyle changesT
Taking steps to prevent and control diabetes does not mean living in deprivation. One can still enjoy favorite foods without feeling hungry or deprived.
What does eating right for diabetes mean? Most would be surprised to hear that a diabetic’s nutritional needs are the same as everyone else, no special foods are needed
According to him, while Diabetes is on the rise, most cases are preventable with healthy lifestyle changes. Some can even be reversed. Taking steps to prevent and control diabetes does not mean living in deprivation. One can still enjoy favourite foods and take pleasure from the meals without feeling hungry or deprived. “Eating right is vital if you are trying to prevent or control diabetes. A healthy diet for the entire family would also prevent diabetes for those at risk,” he pointed out. But what does eating right for diabetes mean? “They would be surprised to hear that their nutritional needs are virtually the same as everyone else, no special foods or complicated diets are necessary,” he added, giving hope to many thousands afflicted with the dreaded disease that is becoming more common.