WHAT IS DIABETES?
Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood.
Diabetes is classified into two groups:
Type 2 diabetes
A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose), the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or it resists insulin. Symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, hunger, fatigue and blurred vision.
Treatment include diet, exercise and medication for which you have to consult your doctor.
Type 1 diabetes
A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
Nowadays we are more aware of nutrition than ever before. There are many magazines, organizations and bodies out there giving advice, instructing on what to eat and not eat. The Internet is also a power house packed with information for all aspects of healthcare. Navigating all these can be challenging. But I hope it will help to know the general principles of healthful eating towards better management of effects that Diabetes can have on the body.
Below find suggestions for Diabetics Meal Plans: Potion Control:
Enjoy foods you love in portions that make sense.
Fuel your body with the right mix of niutrents to keep you strong and satisfied.
Eat five small meals a day to keep your body running and help fight hunger. What to Eat:
Fresh fruits, Frozen Fruits, Avocado
Fresh Vegetables, served raw, steamed or grilled
Leafy Greens like Kale, Collards and Spinach
100% Vegetable juice, low in sodium
Beans and Legumes
Nuts like Almond, Walnut, Peanuts and Pecans
Pumpkin and Sunflower seeds
Fish such as Salmon and Tuna
Olive Oil and Canola Oil
Bread, Crackers, and Pasta made with whole wheat flour
Brown Rice and Wild Rice
Quinoa, whole Grain Barley
What to Avoid
Butter, Lard and Cream Sauce
Red Meat, Hotdogs and Sausages
Whole Fat Dairy products
Canned Fruits with added Sugar and Syrup
Fruit juices with added Sugar
Jams, Jellies and preservatives
Dried Fruits with added Sugar
Canned or Frozen Vegetables with added Sodium or Sugar