More than 400 Million People have Diabetes. And just imagine those who didn't even know that they had it too. I for an instance is on that "borderline" status. I had that quick blood test on one of the media events I've been into and I had no idea that I was already on the borderline of getting Diabetes. I was shocked! 

World Diabetes Day
World Diabetes Day 2018

Well, partly I am though another part of me is kind of aware of it too. My Father had diabetes (RIP Pappi) and I saw the symptoms and effects of the disease onto him and so is his struggles fighting the disease. Maybe that's why I stay away from sugars and avoided desserts when I was younger, Oh! maybe that's why I'm surprised about my blood test back then, that even though I deprived myself to eating sweets, powdered juice drinks, sugars, and even soft drinks, I'm still not that safe for getting diabetes.
The Philippines is one of the 22 countries and territories of the International Diabetes Federation. There were over 3.721.900 cases of diabetes in Philippines in 2017.
 Total Adult population: 60,327,000
 Prevalence of Diabetes in Adults: 6.2% 
Total Cases of Diabetes in Adults: 3,721,900

159 million people in the Western Pacific Region were diabetics.  And by the year 2045, this will rise to 183 million.  - International Diabetes Federation.

World Diabetes Day 2018 | November as Diabetes Awareness Month

Proclamation No. 1942, s. 2009 declares November 14 as the World Diabetes Day Celebration. With this, the World Diabetes Day is Celebrated and Observed here in the Philippines.

So in line as what the world is celebrating today, 
here's what I've bean thinking...

Sweetened Beans

and more Desserts.

Oh!  Food, Food, and more Foods?! 
And mostly Desserts?!

Wow, aren't they Sweet-Sugary looking dishes? 
Oh heck, the Irony...

But Relax... This bunch is nothing but just the good Stuff!

Pulses are an excellent source of protein, fiber and good kind of carbs. Contains essential nutrients like iron, zinc potassium, magnesium, and selenium. Also a good source of folate, which essential in producing and maintaining new cells, and is very important in pregnancy and infancy.

What do Pulses have to Offer for the Diabetics out there?!

Pulses have a low glycemic index = lower blood sugar levels.

Pulses are also good for the heart. Incorporating pulses in your diet may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, it can also improve your heart health by lowering cholesterol levels. Pulses can lower your blood pressure too by counteracting the effects of sodium because pulses are loaded with potassium too.

This SuperFood is an inexpensive source of protein. Super affordable yet contains 3x more protein than any other grains. And also, Pulses are naturally Gluten-free! 

Yes, all good stuff! I promise. 

Durian Lentil Meat Ball

Mussell & ChickPea Asian Soup

Bean Stew Korean Style

These are all easy-peasy recipes using Pulses. 

If you've been a follower of this blog for quite some time now, I bet you already chanced upon my blog post featuring Pulses way back 2016 and the other one just this year where I was able to go to Thailand and learn more about this Superfood of the Future.

Gotta Love Pulses

What you need to know about Pulses
U.S Pulses Trail

Start including Pulses to your Diet and making it a Habit!

Pulses are hailed as the SuperFood and the Future of Food - Super Packed with protein, fiber, and nutrients that can help us maintain a healthy lifestyle. 1/2 cup, 3 times a week is the ideal amount of pulses that you should incorporate into your diet. 

World Diabetes Day 2018

Let's make the World Diabetes Day this 2018 more memorable and way healthier
with the help of Superfood! - Start including Pulses in your diet and make it a habit now!