Diet for diabetes
Nutrition guide for diabetes
Suitable food for diabetes
What foods should diabetics eat? Food plays an important role in controlling and preventing diabetes. Ingesting adequate food, along with maintaining an ideal weight, and the practice of some physical exercise is the appropriate way to prevent or control the high blood sugar levels.
It is important that the diabetic person goes to the doctor or dietitian to provide him/ her with an adequate diet.
What foods should diabetics eat?
We can say that these are the main suitable foods for the diabetic diet:
- Foods containing fiber. Fiber prevents the rapid absorption of sugar. Fruits are rich in soluble fiber which, besides preventing the rapid absorption of sugar, free sugar gradually.
Among them the most interesting ones are:
Foods containing sugars that the body absorbs gradually
This makes the sugar level in blood can be kept lower and more constant than when eating foods that release their sugars rapidly. Within this group we have:
Foods that prevent the rapid absorption of sugars
These are foods rich in soluble fiber, which, in addition to slowing the absorption of sugars, help to eliminate cholesterol a disease that can increase the risk of diabetes. Among these foods, those rich in complex carbohydrates (starches) are the most suitable. Among them all, we will mention:
Foods that stimulate insulin production
Protein low fat foods
They help lower cholesterol and reduce weight, which favors lower levels of sugar in the blood. The main plant foods within this group are:
Vegetables and low-fat foods especially recommended in the diet for diabetes
- Foods containing omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids: They help lower cholesterol and improve blood circulation. Good sources of these acids are:
- Blue fish (sardine, salmon, mackerel, tuna, etc)
NON SUITABLE FOOD FOR DIABETIS
What foods should diabetics not eat?
People with diabetes should be specially careful with sugary food, particularly those with a rapid absorption, and with saturated fat food.
Sweets and diabetes
Control of sweets and other carbohydrates (sugars, fibers, and starches) have to be done taking into account how fast they are absorbed.
To take control of body levels of glucose, people with diabetes you should control fast absorbing - carbohydrates, that should be avoided or eaten occasionally and moderately.
People with diabetes must avoid the intake of high glycemic carbohydrates, specially those whose
- French fries
- Refined breakfast cereals
- White rice
- Sugar containing soft drinks.
Fats and diabetes...
More information about this subject in Saturated fat for diabetes in the above listing
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.