Book brings world
foods to the fore
t's easy The team behind the #1 bestselling Carbs & Cals
health books have created the first carb awareness guide
targeted specifically at Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)
communities. The new book is expected to improve health
outcomes, as it uses the same tried-and-tested visual method
pioneered by Carbs & Cals over the last 10 years. The book brings much
needed guidance to individuals from African, Arabic, Caribbean and
South Asian communities who have a greater risk of developing Type
2 diabetes than those from white backgrounds, and can develop the
condition from a much earlier age. The resource is also welcomed by
HCPs who, to date, have had limited information about some of the
ingredients in the traditional diets of these communities.
"Lifestyle and dietary management is fundamental to the treatment
of diabetes," says co-author and Diabetes Specialist Dietitian Salma
Mehar. "Typical diets of BAME communities often contain up to 60%
carbohydrate. Helping them understand how carbs impact their blood
glucose, and how to alter portion sizes and food choices, is key to
taking control of their diet and diabetes."
The book contains 750 photos of food and drinks that are regularly
consumed by African, Arabic, Caribbean and South Asian communities.
The simple language used avoids misunderstandings occurring about
food names, portion sizes and the effect these have on blood sugar. The
book is sponsored by the North West London Collaboration of
Clinical Commissioning Groups and is supported by Diabetes
UK. Published by Chello Publishing, the book is available
online at Amazon and can be ordered from bookshops for
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