Diet for diabetics

Emanuela By Emanuela, 30th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Learn which food to avoid when suffering from diabetes.

What should diabetics eat?

When suffering from diabetes, it is necessary to change your lifestyle and your diet,this is why it's so important to know which food to avoid. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin. Insulin is important because it is responsible for transforming glucose into energy. If you already have diabetes, you must be very careful about your eating habits. This means that you have to eat food that is rich in fiber and low in fat on a regular basis. Carbohydrates often have high glycemic index, therefore it is not the ideal food.

Because diabetes is now a global epidemic, it is no surprise that there are special food products for those with high levels of sugar. However, many doctors warn that these foods can be harmful sometimes. If we are not careful, such products may be high in fat and too expensive.

Choosing a healthy diet, you will be able to effectively control the level of glucozadin in the blood.

If you have recently been diagnosed,you must see a nutritionist in order to set up an eating plan that suits you best. This refers to meals and even snacks.
Once you have established a nutrition plan, you can use it as a guide for daily diet. Normally, you should include in the menu, for the most part, whole grains and vegetables as main sources of complex carbohydrates. A person with diabetes has to eat at least a few servings of fresh fruits and vegetables per day.

Proteins too are essential in diabetes and therefore should be included in the nutrition plan.However,one must prefer lean meat, whenever it is possible.Vegetables and cheese are good as well. It is recommended to eat low-fat dairy, though only in limited amount.

Nutritionists are the ones that we should turn to in order to come up with the ideal diet. Besides sweet food,you should also avoid aliments that are too salty. Hypertension is often caused by consuming too much sodium and it's not the ideal situation for diabetics. If possible, try to avoid processed food,such as canned food or chips.

Saturated fat should also be reduced, considering the fact that many diabetics suffer from cardiovascular diseases. Among other things, you should avoid dairy products and margarine. However, healthy fats, like those contained by olive oil, help manage blood sugar and cholesterol.

Do not consume fried food and prefer steam cooking instead, grilled meat or weak hardening meat or fish. Alcoholic beverages should be minimized or avoided.

If you already know which food to avoid, you can successfully beat up the disease and enjoy a healthier and longer life.

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Diabetes, Diabetic, Diet, Food, Glucose, Insulin, Level, Nutrition, Sugar

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