Week 4 of Diabetes Alert Month At Renovation Tea

Week 4 of Diabetes Alert Month At Renovation Tea

Continuing with our commitment to Diabetes Alert Month we bring you week 4, with a new recipe and information about the early warning signs of diabetes.

Prevention and management:

Here are some tips to help you reduce your risk and the management of type 2 diabetes.

  • Manage your weight. Excess body fat, particularly if stored around the abdomen, can increase the body’s resistance to the hormone insulin. This can lead to type 2 diabetes.
  • Exercise regularly. Moderate physical activity on most days of the week helps manage weight, reduce blood glucose levels and may also improve blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Eat a balanced, healthy diet. Reduce the amount of fat in your diet, especially saturated and trans fats. Eat more fruit, vegetables and high-fibre foods. Limit processed foods and ‘Convenience meals’. It’s best to cook for yourself using fresh ingredients whenever possible.
  • Limit your alcohol intake. Too much alcohol can lead to weight gain and may increase your blood pressure and triglyceride levels.
  • Quit smoking. Smokers are twice as likely to develop diabetes as non-smokers.
  • Control your blood pressure. Most people can do this with regular exercise, a balanced diet and by keeping a healthy weight. In some cases, you might need medication prescribed by your doctor.
  • Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease have many risk factors in common, including obesity and physical inactivity.
  • See your doctor for regular check-ups. As you get older, it’s a good idea to regularly check your blood glucose, blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels.

Korean Beef Bowl

Healthy Eats:

Korean Beef and cauliflower rice.

This low carb Korean beef recipe cooks ground beef with a hint of sweet and spicy seasonings. It's a dish that can be easily prepared and served within 30 minutes.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cup cauliflower rice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated stevia
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Korean 7 Spice Blend
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (to taste)
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Warm a large skillet over medium with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add ground beef and garlic, cook until brown.
  2. Add stevia, soy sauce, Korean 7 Spice Blend, and red pepper. Simmer and stir for a few minutes to blend seasonings.
  3. Remove ground meat from the pan, cover and set aside.
  4. In the same pan add the onion, cook till tender and translucent.
  5. Add the cauliflower rice, stirring occasionally, cooking till tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve over ground meat over the cauliflower rice and top with sliced green onions.

Korean 7 Spice Blend

Korean 7 Spice Blend:

Our Korean 7 Spice Blend was specially formulated to bring the healthy and natural taste of Korea to your next meal. Great as a condiment for nearly every food including: homemade kimchi, chicken, beef, tofu and eggs.


Red Pepper, Ginger, Sesame Seeds, Garlic, Black Pepper, Onion and Gochugaru

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Gunpowder Green Tea

Gunpowder Green Tea:

Extensive research confirms the high antioxidant and polyphenol activity found in green tea, and it comes highly recommended as a general cleansing beverage. There are many indications that green tea can help reduce the risk of developing and the management of type 2 diabetes. The long term consumption of green tea is associated with smaller waist circumferences, lower body fat, decreased fasting glucose levels as well as reduced fasting insulin levels.

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