Diabetes Diet, Tips to Know Healthy Diabetes Diet & Food

Diabetes - (on December 14, 2014 03:20 AM)

Healthy diabetes diet & meal plan will help you manage, control or reverse diabetes and medically known as medical nutrition therapy to eat healthy food. Many diabetics think that because they have the disease they can’t eat enjoy their meals which is not true. Being a diabetic does not mean that you can’t enjoy diabetes diet. A properly planned diabetes diet not only lets you to enjoy your meal but it also helps you to stay healthy and in some cases even reverse diabetes.


 

A diabetes diet mainly consists of food that a diabetic can eat to keep their blood sugar levels at a normal or close to normal level. It also includes; creating a healthy eating plan, having proper knowledge about the food that can be eaten and managing the diabetes diet plan in a way that the meals become enjoyable.

 

Facts About Diabetes Diet

 

If you are a diabetic it is very important for you to eat healthy food that will help you keep your blood glucose levels normal or close to normal. Here are some facts that will help you with your diabetes diet plan.

 

Keep an eye on your blood sugar levels before and after meal. Doctors recommend that the blood sugar levels of a diabetic before meals should be 90 to 130. After the meal the level should remain less than 180.


You also have to setup your diabetes diet plan in a way that helps your diabetes medication do its job. Seek advice from your doctor about when you need to take medicine during the day and build your diet plan accordingly.


Use the food pyramid to get knowledge about the food that will best favor your health. If you are a woman aim for foods that provide you around 1200 to 1600 calories in a day and if you are a man looks for foods that provide 1600 to 2000 calories per day.


Eat healthy. Never do overeating and do not stay hungry as both situations affect the blood glucose levels. To be sure weigh or measure foods to eat the right amounts.

 

Food That A Diabetic Can Eat

 

A good diabetes diet plan does not limit a diabetic to eat specific food only because there is no food that a diabetic can’t eat. It is the quantity that matters. However in some cases it is advised to stay away from foods that are known to trigger the blood glucose levels. When making your diabetes diet plan you should keep these foods in your diet; Foods made out of whole grains and nuts as they provide carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fiber to your body.

 

  • Vegetables and those leafy greens as they provide vitamins, minerals and fiber.
  • Fruits that are known to provide energy, vitamins, minerals and fiber.
  • Milk because it provides carbohydrates, calcium, vitamins, minerals, and fiber to your body.
  • Fish as it contains protein, vitamins, and minerals good for the body.
  • You should limit the usage of red meat and sugary beverages. If you are craving for a soft drink or ice-cream look for sugar-free sodas, frozen yogurt, fat-free ice-cream and popsicles.

 

You can also consume alcohol but never take alcoholic drinks with an empty stomach as it can make your blood glucose level too low. All in all manage your diabetes diet plan in a way that your blood glucose level is well administered, you enjoy the food and stay healthy.

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