Diabetes Awareness Month 2016: Fifty50 Foods Supports The Cause
17 Nov 2016
Posted by Esti Berkowitz 0 Comment
Contributed by Audrey Matalon.
As I write this I’m munching on a chocolate chip cookie; a Kosher, fructose sweetened, low glycemic, chocolate chip cookie. They are from Fifty50 Foods, a brand you can feel good about supporting. This amazing brand donates 50% of it’s profits to diabetes research (13.6 million to date) and will continue to do so until a cure is found.
Food is not what it once was. Fruits and vegtables are lower in nutrition, full of pesticides and genetically modified. Meat and dairy contain high levels of hormones. There’s even some skepticism about the authenticity of the organic stamp. “Convenient” processed foods full of preservatives are cheaply produced and heavily marketed.
Those on a diabetic diet also need “convenient” food, handy, ready to go and low glycemic.We are very fortunate that bookstores and the internet are full of delicious diabetic friendly recipes. Fifty50 Foods also offers recipes on their site Fifty50Foods.com, as well as sample meal plans, education about a low glycemic diet, getting started tips, and a free download of their guide, The Low Glycemic Guide for Better Blood Glucose Control.
You will not miss anything in these low glycemic foods. They’re full of flavor. The peanut butter is super smooth. And I dare you to try the chocolate. Tastes just like the chocolate you use to binge on.
When Fifty50 Foods opened it’s business in 1990 it not only benefited people with diabetes, it benefited diabetes research with financial support. How did such a clever arrangement come about?
Fifty50 Foods was developed by 3 people. You can read about this on the Fifty50 Foods website, “a person with diabetes, a diabetes educator and a volunteer raising money for diabetes.” Under the Fifty50 umbrella, aside from Fifty50 Foods is Fifty50 Medical. Fifty50 Medical provides low cost testing supplies. All of these entities in the Fifty50 family graciously donate 50% of profits.
Back to food. As I notice I’m half way through the box of Fifty50 Chocolate Chip Cookies I can attest they are on par with Famous Amos. For someone transitioning to a diabetic diet these cookies and other Fifty50 Foods will help.
The way I see it, a diabetic diet is a healthy diet. In an article from the Mayo Clinic, they call the diabetic diet “simply a healthy-eating plan that will help you control your blood sugar.” That’s good for anyone.
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Also found in select markets like Kroger. There was no compensation for this post.
PTP received various Fifty50 Food items to furnish this review. All comments and opinions are authentic.