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Food Guide For Diabetics

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.

Balance Nutrition:
Fuel your body with the right mix of niutrents to keep you strong and satisfied.

Frequent Meals::
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
  • Green Plantains
  • Nuts like Almond, Walnut, Peanuts and Pecans
  • Pumpkin and Sunflower seeds
  • Peanut Butter
  • Fish such as Salmon and Tuna
  • Olive Oil and Canola Oil
  • Bread, Crackers, and Pasta made with whole wheat flour
  • Oatmeal
  • Bran Ceral
  • Brown Rice and Wild Rice
  • Quinoa, whole Grain Barley
  • Popcorn

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
  • Vegetables cooked with Butter
  • Bread, Pasta, Cereal made with refined Grains
  • Instant Rice or Instant Noodles

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