- Diet – Your Secret Weapon to Fight Diabetes
Recently I went through some of the diabetes blogs that expressed fairly strong opinions about how one should best manage his or her diabetes. And I was shocked reading that eating sugar causes diabetes, but the fact is far more complex. The amount of sugar you intake over a lifetime isn’t what causes you to have diabetes.
Just a few decades ago, a diagnosis of diabetes meant a life without tasty foods, candies….with a multitude of restrictions. Gone are the days, now the things are changed. These days, more and more diabetic patients are directed towards a healthier lifestyle without sacrificing their craving for foods.
So now you think “what is the best way to prevent and control diabetes?” If you’ve diabetes, your food choices matters a lot to stay healthier. For those who are taking initial steps to eating diabetic friendly foods from now on, this list is even more helpful.
Easy Ways for Healthier Eating
People who don’t eat breakfast are more likely to gain weight, which in turn increases your chances for diabetes. Besides oatmeal, fresh whole fruit and homemade fruit salads, other good breakfast selections include boiled eggs, lower-fat or a higher-protein yogurt such as Greek yogurt.
Choose Plate-Method for Meals:
The key thing when planning any meal is to have something from each food group. A balanced meal that includes fruits or vegetables, whole grains, and healthy sources of protein and fat will keep you satisfied for longer and make you less likely to nibble on unneeded snacks.
Eat Nuts and Dried Fruits:
Adding nuts to your diet has been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes. The best picks are dry-roasted, with no added fats, salt or sugar—add them to salads or grain dishes for extra flavor or nutrition.
If you don’t drink, that’s fine—you don’t need to start the habit. But if you do, women have one drink a day, and men no more than two per day.
Eliminate Fatty Foods:
Eating fats will increase your risk of heart disease as well as raise your risk of progressing to diabetes. Watch for items like baked goods and processed foods—always read labels—and when baking at home, avoid shortening in flavor of liquid oils such as olive or canola or a small amount of lard.
Enjoy your morning Tea:
You can reduce your risk by consuming natural diabetic Tea. I’ve seen some studies quote between two and three cups a day helps to stay away from diabetes.
If you’re already following this healthful meal plan filled with whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, and protein, congratulations! You're on your way to a long, healthy life and are taking a major step in controlling your blood sugar levels.
*Disclaimer: The results may vary from person to person, depending on age, sex, body weight and a lot of other factors.*