Live wisely with diabetes

By ThinkNaturalToday Bureau

April 12, 2015: Diabetes doesn?t have any treatment. It is not curable. But that doesn?t mean that you will stop living a normal life. It is always possible to keep diabetes in control if we act wisely and see things positively.

The most important point is to manage the blood sugar levels, and for this, besides your regular medications and exercise, you must know how to balance your food intake.

Eating wisely

By controlling your food habits, you can easily check your blood sugar levels. While there are no special diets for diabetes, it is important to choose foods wisely, yet not sacrificing your favorite foods. According to doctors, if you have diabetes, then your calorie intake should be between 1,500-1,800 calories with 60:20:20 of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

A diet for a diabetic person is should be high on nutrients and fibre; moderate in calories; and low in fat, sugar and salt.

Controlling carbs

Carbohydrates is the main source of glucose (sugar) for the body, and provides energy to brain and muscles. But excessive intake of carbohydrates leads to high blood sugar levels, which is bad for diabetes patients.

But it is not possible to avoid carbohydrates totally, but you can maintain a consistent level of carbohydrate for each meal. That means that you have to take it the same amount of carbohydrate with each mean, so you have to choose foods that provide the same amount of carbs with each meal.

Dieticians advice to take starchy carbohydrate foods that are high in fibre. You can choose brown rice, wholegrain bread, oats, wholegrain noodles/pasta, chapati or wholemeal biscuits. These are all starchy foods.

Fruits, milk, yoghurt, beans and sweets are sources of carbohydrate, which you need to control in your diet. But you can have these in small amounts.

Live on greens

In fact, you should leave on vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables, which will not only help you to control blood sugar but also to control your weight. With vegetables, also have fruits after every meal, preferably fruits high in fibre like papaya, apple, orange, pear and guava. Mangoes, bananas, and grapes contain high sugar should be consumed less.

It is important that you reduce your food portion size.

Try these easy tips

  • Take one teaspoon of methi seeds soaked overnight in 100 ml of water
  • Drink tomato juice with salt and pepper every morning on an empty stomach
  • Take six soaked almonds

Pulses are important in the diet as their effect on blood glucose is less than that of most other carbohydrate containing foods.

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