Essentially, people with type 2 diabetes have a problem dealing with sugar, or glucose.
So it builds up in the bloodstream, resulting in higher than normal blood sugars that can, over time, damage small blood vessels in vital organs.
Complications such as blindness, nerve damage and even amputations can eventually follow.
While it’s generally accepted that foods high in sugar can contribute to type 2 diabetes, the role played by starchy carbohydrates – which also contain sugar – is sometimes overlooked.
Now onto the recipe ...
"These glorious root vegetable chips are the ultimate alternative to deep fried potato chips. We have used roots but even the stems of cauliflower leaves make excellent chips. To give you some carb comparisons per 100g (3½oz) fried chips: sweet potatoes contain 20g carbs, white potatoes 18g, parsnips 12g, carrots 7g, swede 5g and the lowest of all, celeriac, has just 2.3g.
- 500g (1lb 2oz) root vegetables, such as swede, celeriac, parsnips, carrots and turnips, cut into chips (100g of each)
- Lard, beef dripping, duck fat, goose fat or coconut oil, for shallow or deep-frying
Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on kitchen paper until cool to the touch. Fry as above for a further 1-2 minutes until slightly darker and set aside as before.
Just before you are ready to serve, fry for the last time for a further 1-2 minutes or until golden brown all over and cooked through. Serve straight away, scattered with salt to taste."
'Root Vegetables : So Healthy' here
'Introduction to low-carb for beginners' - find it here