Supergranny Pat
By Supergranny Pat Latest Reply 2011-05-22 10:34:09 -0500
Started 2010-11-30 14:04:54 -0600

Reading some of the soup receipes I wonder why you are using broad, or white noodles? You can use whole grain or wheat noodles for a healthier and tastier soup. What do you all think?

White carbs is what raises triglicerides and high triglicerides is a big portion of late in life diabetes. I find that using the dark carbs in my cooking and taking fish oil, helped to lower my tri's and I can control my diabetes through diet.

15 replies

Miracles 2010-12-01 16:06:14 -0600 Report

Thanks, I know the dr's office told me to take a 1,000 mg a day but I guess when I have my next test I will know if that worked. I will add that to my list of things to talk with my doctors. Thanks again.

Supergranny Pat
Supergranny Pat 2010-12-01 13:05:34 -0600 Report

Miracles, I found that the combination of dark carbs and fish oil capsules helped lower my tri's. Work with your doctor as to how much of the fish oil you may need. My doctor told me he has a patient who takes 10 a day. I take 6 a day. Once my tri's are down I will take less to maintain the healthy level. As to the dark carbs, I do not eat them more than twice a week.

Miracles 2010-12-01 10:59:15 -0600 Report

I do like barley. I saw in the article I read about quinoia listed but I don't know what it is or where to find it in the store.

jayabee52 2010-12-01 14:51:35 -0600 Report

Quinoa (pronounced "KEEN-wah") I have found in Trader Joe's.

I have heard you can find it in Whole Foods market or a Health food store, and maybe a store which carries "Bob's Red mill" products (but you might have to ask the store manager to stock it for you).

It does not seem to be something that regular supermarkets normally carry.

GabbyPA 2010-12-01 20:17:26 -0600 Report

You can also purchase them online at and pay as little as $3.99 a pound. If you buy it in bulk it is cheaper than buying the boxed versions of it. It cooks like rice and stays fluffy. It has no flavor and takes on the spices and seasonings you cook it with so it makes a great morning food or savory side with dinner.

Miracles 2010-12-01 10:53:37 -0600 Report

I had started using the wheat noodles to help with the triglycerides but mine were up this last time ( not much but too much). then I red an article that said that wheat noodles was not good either, so now i am confused. I never know what food is right or what is wrong. I have bought 2 diabetic cook books (someone recommend forgot who on this site). I bought one for myself and one for my son and his wife. I want to get my family more involved in what I need to eat. I tried before but did not receive support. Of course I need to help myself while getting them to support me. So I am going to give everthing another try and see if I can get things in control.

Harlen 2010-11-30 21:38:32 -0600 Report

LOL I dont like the wheat noodles and if I will not eat it whats the poin?
Best wishes

GabbyPA 2010-11-30 20:43:18 -0600 Report

I never knew about the white foods and triglycerides. Interesting connection. I say skip the processed noodles all together and add things like whole barley or quinoia. You can also get things made with flax seed that can be quite tasty.

CaliKo 2010-12-01 09:52:00 -0600 Report

I like using barley in soups, too. And brown rice. I'm going to experiment making whole wheat pastas next year.

Dev 2010-12-01 21:43:35 -0600 Report

We eat only whole wheat pastas. I have tried rotini, penne, spaghetti and angel hair. haven't tried macaroni.
This week we found another pasta from Barilla. Barilla plus multigrain pasta. It has lentils, chickpeas, barley and oats so the proteins are good and it does not spike BS. tastes good. :) was on sale too. much better ;)

GabbyPA 2010-12-02 06:17:06 -0600 Report

I may have to look at that. I have been trying to find wheat free pastas, but they usually end up being corn. Can't have that either. The ingredients in the Barilla sound good. Right now I use Dreamfields pasta. They don't spike me as bad, but they are still a wheat product. Now I am curious. Shopping this weekend, so I will have to take a peek.

Dev 2010-12-02 09:13:05 -0600 Report

oh this one has wheat but also these other ingredients. Sorry for the confusion.

GabbyPA 2010-12-03 08:48:09 -0600 Report

That's okay. A blend is better than straight. It is a hard ingredient to get out of a diet. I don't have to due to any medical reasons. Just trying to be less dependent on that taste.

Supergranny Pat
Supergranny Pat 2010-12-01 09:38:58 -0600 Report

Thanks Gabby for the ideas. I love barley. But I also like wheat noodles and rice noodles. Of course Harlen you need to boil the wheat noodles longer. I boil them before I put them in anything else.