Healthy food Tips
The food tips which are brought here are actually the essence of the rules of do's and don'ts related to food for diabets.
- Try to eat only low GI carbohydrates to prevent high blood sugar level and stay away from the high GI carbohydrates.
- Vegetables and fruits get along very well with diabetes.
Eat plenty of vegetables, and a variety of fruits.
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- Avoid fat foods.
The outstanding among them are: pizza, ice cream, cream, cheese, bacon, sausage, hot dogs, butter, margarine, nuts, salad dressings, lard, and whole milk.
- Start eating more fiber.
This is one of our most important food tips.
Fiber slows down the rate of carbohydrate digestion and reducing carbohydrate-induced elevations of blood sugar.
Many vegetables have fiber and also: whole-grain bread, cereals, crackers. bran, barley, bulgur, brown and wild rice, dried beans, peas, lentils, berries, and potatoes.
Salt is bad for you.
Do not add salt in your food and also try to cook without salt.
Avoid all the processed foods and the fast foods which are rich salt foods such as: sausages, ham, pickles, salty snacks and canned soups.
Sugar is bad for you either.
Do not get even close to it.
The black list contains: honey, jam, ice cream, sweetened dinks, candy, cakes, chocolate, jelly, pies, and syrup.
If you must add sugar to your coffee or tea, use substitutes such as artificial sweeteners that have no calories, like saccharin or aspartame.
Do not exaggerate with the substitutes.
Many people think that sugar is the enemy and artificial sweeteners are the healthy alternatives.
They are not!
Artificial sweeteners are only chemicals which have been linked to serious health issues.
Use them wisely!
Drink a lot of pure water instead of sweetened beverages.
I guarantee you, it's healthier and also tastier.
A small can of regular cola contains nine teaspoons of sugar!
Do not forget your Vitamin B complex.
You can use your daily B-complex supplement or you can also increase your vitamin B intake by adding more spinach, bean sprouts, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts to your meal plan.
Mind your vitamin D.
In recent studies, adults given vitamin D supplementation were shown to improve insulin sensitivity.
Vitamin D can be found in fish, eggs, fortified milk, and cod liver oil.
The sun also provides vitamin D, and 10 minutes of exposure to the sun are enough for your body to prevent deficiencies.