La Quinta, California (PressExposure) September 21, 2009 -- CarterSinclair Org announced that Choy Sum Food Company has signed on as a Program Sponsor to support Cartersinclair outreach program, Spoon Feeding. It is a community-based outreach campaign that brings information about the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of a healthy lifestyle to the La Quinta community.
The Marketing officer will also tackle how to stay healthy and still enjoy Chinese food by planning ahead, choosing wisely and watching how much you eat. Choosing traditional food dishes that are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, and low in fat. Choosing beans, peas, tofu, bean sprouts and dark green vegetables such as Chinese broccoli, choy sum, watercress, Chinese chives, Chinese yard-long beans and amaranth also known as Chinese spinach.
Also pointed out other Chinese vegetables that are rich in iron like Chinese mushroom, seaweed and black fungus. Go for the mung beans (green gram beans), yellow bean and black bean dishes for soup or desserts with artificial sweetener. Sweet potatoes are also high in fiber and very nutritious . Whole wheat and rye bread and cornbread are good sources of fiber and are good for everyone.
As the sponsor, Choy Sum will support Carter Sinclair Org's mission to prevent the onset of diabetes within La Quinta community and help those who are already living with the disease. Support will emphasize importance of diabetes information from the CarterSinclair Org, including information about making better food choices.
"Food plays an important role in the prevention and management of diabetes," said Mary Scott, MS, RD, a certified diabetes educator and nutritionist at La Quinta "Many of the behaviors needed to prevent type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related complications - behaviors such as meal planning and physical activity - are shaped by an individual's culture and values.
Most people over the age of 20 have diabetes and are at raised risk for severe complications such as heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and amputations. Cartersinclair Org wishes people to know that it is possible to enjoy Chinese food that is both delicious and good for everybody by making simple changes to ingredients and cooking methods.