Diet and Food Tips for Diabetes
First of all if you are a diabetes patient the first thing you should do is to consult a doctor. You should strictly follow the guideline given by your doctor and should also take dietary precautions for diabetes as directed.
Diet plays a major role in treatment of diabetes and hence it should never be taken lightly or carelessly. Dietary precaution and changes in diabetes aim to control diabetes thus a patient should abide by the guidelines provided by the doctor and dietitian. Patient may be required to make even drastic changes in diet and lifestyle but its all for good and worth it.
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Food and Diet Tips for Diabetes
What to eat to beat Diabetes? (Do’s for Diabetics)
Bitter-gourd (karela): It contains plant insulin which is very good for lowering blood sugar.
It can be taken in form of vegetable and also as a juice. It is considered as one of the best food for diabetics.
Flaxseed (alsi in Hindi): It is very good source of essential fatty acid (Omega-3) and has also got hight content of soluble fiber.
Food rich in soluble fiber are good food for diatetics: Potatoes, onions, legumes, Broccoli, Carrots, Barley, prunes, Apples, Oats. There many benefits of taking soluble fiber it lowers cholesterol, checks constipation, encourages release and production of pancreatic enzyme, maintains insulin functions.
Cinnamon: This sweet spice has many proven incidences of reducing blood sugar levels thus helping in controlling diabetes. It can be taken in beverages like tea and coffee, add it to cereals like oats and also in desserts like apple and banana puddings. You can also take it in form of capsules.
Fenugreek seed (methi): They Contain amino acids (4-hydroxyisoleucine ). which stimulates the secretion of insulin from pancreas. Fenugreek seeds also helps in reducing cholesterol.
What to avoid in diabetes ? (Dont’s for Diabetics)
Avoid following food to control diabetes
Limit the consumption of animal products like cheese, poultry with skin, ice cream and red meat etc.
Avoid eating fried and salty snacks like chips and wafers.
Don’t eat highly processed food as they are low in fiber content.
Don’t drink sugar based beverages replace them with green tea(also add cinnamon to it).
Don’t eat food prepared with white flour choose whole grains instead.
Consider the above do’s and dont’s in your daily diet for diabetes, this definitely will ensure that you dont raise your sugar levels.
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