Casino food: All you need to know (part 2)

The Buffet at Bellagio

Currently, the Bellagio holds the standard excellence of casino. Its paradise named the Buffet, most famous for cut-to-order sushi and combination of salad selections or caviar, is not strange to elegant excesses. Queue lines are long, so we recommend to avoid peak times on weekends to save a few bucks or choose bar seating when it’s available.

Bacchanal at Caesars Palace

For a truly dining experience holding up to its Roman namesake, Caesars Palace’s buffet has it all to offer guests. Created at no minor expense, the Bacchanal is well-known for its delicacy selection. It offers more than 500 global delights from Pacific oyster dishes to curry soups. For a more all-American experience, try the blackened chicken bites or Texas-smoked brisket. The buffet at Caesars Palace is well worth visiting even for those who aren’t planning to gamble at the casino. It is recommended to check out the Chinese corner that is hidden at the back of the buffet for the shrimp lo Mein.

Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan at Las Vegas

Located next to the Cosmopolitan casino’s fine dining floor, the Wicked Spoon is the favorites of both serious foodies and casual diners. It has set the new standard for casino buffets. Food is served in mini stove pots, or take-out boxes for players on the go. Its menu items range from ratatouille and steamed dumplings, customized Culotte steaks, to Korean kimchi sushi and house wines.

The Buffet at Wynn

The Buffet at Wynn is as spectacular for its rococo and floral designs as it is for its casino food variation. Vegetarians will be happy to know that options are available for them as well. Those who are looking for something heartier must try the Alaskan crab leg plates or beef lasagna. Meanwhile, sugar friends can comfortably find their fix at the bake shop, but be careful to avoid overdosing.

Four superfoods for people with type 2 diabetes

Superfoods are foods that benefit your health in addition to providing calories or fats, protein, or carbohydrates. Different types of superfoods are particularly rich in different types of vitamins or nutrients. Here is a list of four superfoods that are uniquely beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes.

1. Cinnamon

For people who are suffering type 2 diabetes, cinnamon helps lower the blood glucose level. It has been found to be beneficial at doses of about 1 teaspoon per day.

  • It lowers either fasting or postprandial blood sugar levels.
  • It is easy to add to any dish.

Its high polyphenol amount also has additional benefit in preventing health complications.

2. Chia seeds

Chia provides protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. It is a superfood since it brings down the glycemic load of meal, stabilizes bloods sugar, and increases hunger satisfaction. Adding chia seeds to your breakfast helps keep you full longer. Chia seeds mixed with cocoa, almond milk, and a low-glycemic index sweetener such as stevia or agave creates a healthy pudding.

3. Wild salmon

Salmon is a type 2 diabetes superfood thanks to its great amount of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. However, there are differences in the fatty acids in wild and in farmed salmon due to what the fish eat. Wild salmon contain a higher ratio of anti-inflammatory omega-3s since they live in colder waters and eat smaller fish. Meanwhile, farmed salmon are 10 times higher in persistent organic pollutants, antibiotics, and some other contaminants. These harmful chemicals are associated with higher risk of cancer and heart disease.

4. White balsamic vinegar

Vinegar is best used as vinaigrette dressing on your salad, but it has beneficial effects to your health no matter how you enjoy it. This superfood helps slow gastric emptying, which has some particularly beneficial effects for people with type 2 diabetes. Using vinegar can help slow down the glucose release into the bloodstream, which causes a small, steady insulin response rather than a large insulin surge.