People with diabetes shouldn’t feel their life is over just because their eating habits will change. Being in healthy relations with what you eat will surely make you feel better, as you’ll eat only what’s healthy for you. In fact, for most people, a diabetes diet simply translates into eating a variety of foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes.
Of course, in order to achieve near-normal blood glucose and blood pressure levels, people with diabetes should have a great management that includes nutrition, physical activity and pharmacologic therapies.
So what includes a diabetes diet? It should be a naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories plan. In fact, it’s recommended for everybody.
Vegetables, fruits and whole grains – does it sounds like a restrictive diet? I hope not!
In order to stay healthy, you absolutely need to establish a daily routine for your meals. If you stick to your meal plan and watch your serving sizes, you’ll eat about the same amount of carbohydrates and calories every day; this means you will control your blood sugar and your weight too!
If you take diabetes medications or insulin, it’s crucial you count and stick at the same amount of carbohydrates daily. A dietitian may help you do that, plus he’ll give you that moral support I’m sure you need!
You can find healthy carbohydrates in fruits, beans, whole grains, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products.
Fiber, another important element in your nutrition, is to be found also in fruits, wheat bran, nuts, and vegetables. And remember to eat fish! Cod, tuna and halibut are great in a diabetes diet.
Do a lot of exercise, don’t forget to talk a walk once in a while, a great diet needs your body to be healthy as much as you need it!