I'm Jung-Eun Lee, a biochemist passionate about problem-solving.
The focus of the healthcare industry has been on treating patients once they get hit by full-blown diseases. However, given a rapid worldwide increase in type 2 diabetes that causes circulatory challenges, keeping the blood glucose level low is the key to taking control of our health proactively.
Complex carbohydrate-rich meals can achieve this goal easily. Because it takes a much longer time for our body to digest whole grains, fruits, and vegetables than simple sugar, not only would these complex carbohydrates blunt your blood sugar spikes right after meals, but you would also feel full for a much longer time. So you hit two birds with a stone: lowering risks for diabetes/cardiovascular diseases and losing extra weight.
I encourage meat lovers and sweet toothers to try out my recipes that make the best use of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and that bring out their best flavors without relying on excessive fat, salt, and refined sugar.
You will be surprised to learn that mushrooms, asparagus, eggplants, tomatoes, seaweed, and fermented beans are excellent sources of umami flavors.
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