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Healthy indulgence with Cinnamon Grand’s diabetic-friendly menu

Sep 6, 2011 4:18:55 PM - www.ft.lk

At Cinnamon Grand, even diabetic patients have a chance at healthy indulgence with the diabetic-friendly menu available at every restaurant of the hotel.

A menu that includes poached salmon with horse-radish sauce and steamed orange modha fillet with herbs, not to mention cinnamon apple turnover and black forest trifle does not seem like the average diabetic menu, and for good reason. Accordingly, the team at Cinnamon Grand has once again outdone itself in creating a happy balance between typically decadent indulgence, and healthy, smart food options which are often less appealing.
The result is a comprehensive, nutritious, healthy and appetizing array of over 30 dishes to choose from. Each of Cinnamon Grand’s restaurants has its own diabetes menu, and simply because the food featured is healthy, it can by no means be labeled as Spartan. Whether one’s preference is Italian, sea food, fusion, fine dining or hearty pub grub, there is an impressive variety of dishes to be sampled; and diabetics who love their food need no longer feel deprived at the thought of having to hold back when dining at the hotel.
Every 10 seconds, a person dies due to diabetes related causes, totaling a staggering 3.8 million deaths a year, at the hands of diabetes. Considering this, and the fact that a healthy diet can contribute to the prevention of approximately 80% of Type two diabetes cases, it is apt that increased smart, healthy eating options are made available to diners.
Compiled with the combined insights of dieticians, doctors and other luminaries, the menu takes into account the nutritional requirements of a diabetic. As in the case of a healthy individual, a diabetic must consume a variety of different foods and in the right proportions to help maintain as healthy a diet as possible. Proteins are just as important to a diabetic’s diet as vegetables, fruits, and carbohydrates. The Diabetic Menu provides a lower carbohydrate, sodium, and fat alternative to customers with or without diabetes that are conscious about selecting healthier food choices.
“With this in mind, we have detailed each type of item in the menu with the total amount of calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates, fibre, cholesterol and sodium, so customers know exactly what they are consuming,” commented Executive Chef Chaminda Liyanage.
The diabetic menu is available at all Cinnamon Grand restaurants for lunch and dinner.