Diabetic diet

Diet or diet diabetes is a word that is avoided by many people, they think that diet is all about avoiding all the tasty food and live a monk life but in reality,

diet stands for

  • taking all kind nutrition from all the foods

  • Just stopping to fill your stomach with unwanted foods.

The diabetic diet or pre diabetic diets is not about having 0% carbohydrate, it is all about low carbohydrate – which means the demanded amount for our body. Diet is all about experiencing our favorite sweet in the recommended amount and knowing about your limits.

Why it is important to have a diet with diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic condition that can’t be cured but can be maintained and type 2 diabetes can be prevented. For both maintaining and prevention, a healthy lifestyle is more meaningful and diet plays have an immense role.

If you don’t know your diet then you may settle up with eating foods which will increase blood sugar level and may sometimes lead to complications.

So knowing what to eat more and what to eat less and also knowing when and how to eat, will end up in better results in maintaining diabetes and overall healthy lifestyle

Kinds of Stuff to know

Before starting a diet plan for diabetic patient consult with your dietician and know the important stuff like the amount of carbohydrate intake, amount of dairy intake, glycemic index, saturated fats, and non-saturated fats according to your health and diabetic condition.

Recommended foods

Most of the food that is prescribed is low in carbohydrates and rich in protein and fiber. Intake of protein-rich food will end up in low cravings for food.

  • Fruits

  • Vegetables

  • Beans and peas

  • Low-fat dairy

  • Whole grain

  • Fatty fish

  • Greek yogurt

  • Eggs

  • Cinnamon

  • Nuts

  • Brocolli

  • Olive oil

  • Garlic

  • Turmeric

  • Squash

All kinds of nutrition supplements are needed to have a healthy life, so have food such as that.

Healthy carbohydrates

Vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy

High fiber foods;

Whole wheat bread, brown pasta, rice, oats, and barley in moderate amount

Good fat foods:

Avocados, nuts, olive, peanut

Foods to have in less quantity

Foods which are listed below are high in saturated fat and contains more carbohydrate. So bypass or else have those in less quantity

  • Fried foods

  • Foods high in salt

  • Sweets

  • Candy

  • Icecream

  • Added sugar

  • Carbonated drinks

  • Avoid white sugar in coffee and tea.

  • Avoid butter, cream for cooking and instead of that use olive or cooking oil.

Know your portion size

Don’t load your stomach with lots of foods on a single time, have foods with multiple small meals like having 6 small meals per day. Split your meals to take it many times per day so that the sugar release will be moderate.

Be smart with sweets

Know your sweet and also be aware of artificial sweeteners which result in different complications. Stop sugar gradually by lowering the small amount daily so that your taste buds will get adjusted. Have sweets with meals, don’t have sweet as a separate meal you may end up having a large amount.

Also, be careful about alcohol consumption, it is better to avoid beer which is high in carbohydrates.

These are the important stuff to know about diabetic diet which makes the managing more comfortable.

“The best diet for one is which he/she stick for a long time”

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