- Patients with type 2 diabetes generally rely on oral hypoglycemics.
- However, it is always recommended to always check what we are eating for healthy living
- Here are 5 food ideas for a diabetes-friendly diet.
Patients with type 2 diabetes generally rely on oral hypoglycemics to help maintain blood sugar levels. There is some evidence that certain foods can help control sugar spikes and improve insulin resistance, potentially reducing drug dependency. Women with diabetes are often paranoid when it comes to getting pregnant as there is a chance that diabetes will be passed on to their newborn. Eating a healthy, balanced diet, controlling weight gain, and exercising can all help control blood sugar and provide women and their babies with the nutrients they need for a healthy pregnancy. With COVID-19, the risk in diabetic women is even higher and it is imperative that a nutritious diet be consumed.
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Diabetes Diet: 5 Foods to Control Blood Sugar Levels:
Apples are fibrous and contain vitamin C, which makes them a nutritious snack. They contain polyphenols, herbal compounds that can help protect against chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. For those concerned about the sugar content in apples, i.e. fructose, the truth is that it has a negligible impact on blood sugar.
Despite its sweet taste, carrot is effective in controlling blood sugar levels. In addition to being delicious, these non-starchy vegetables are very good for people with diabetes.
c. Full grain:
Whole grains are high in fiber and nutrients compared to refined white grains. Fiber slows down the digestive process and helps absorb nutrients more slowly, which prevents sudden spikes in blood sugar levels. Whole grain products like brown rice, buckwheat, millet, oats, bulgur wheat, barley, and quinoa are the preferred options for diabetics.
d. Fatty fish:
Fatty fish like salmon, herring, sardines and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These omega-3 fatty acids protect diabetics from various diabetes-related complications and are loaded with proteins that help women feel full for long and reduce their carbohydrate intake.
e. Greek yogurt:
Greek yogurt is high in protein, calcium, and probiotics. Unsweetened, low-fat Greek yogurt can help regulate blood sugar levels and even prevent the risk of type 2 diabetes. Women should have Greek yogurt with meals or between meals with berries, nuts, and seeds.
Women should practice yoga, meditation, or some other form of exercise 4 to 5 times a week to maintain the weight. In addition to balanced meals, well-timed snacks are an important way to regulate blood sugar in women with diabetes. Consume more homemade meals, check the food, and try unsweetened teas and coffees. Cut down on salt and black pepper and use herbs and spices instead to add extra flavor to the food.
About the author: Rohit Shelatkar is a fitness and nutrition expert with over 15 years of experience.
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