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Keeping Diabetes under Control with Good Diet

by Pat Frank on

One major myth about diabetes is that you need to stop having tasteful foods if you want to keep your sugar levels under control. Well, this myth is nothing more than just a myth. Carefully chosen delicious foods would not only keep your diabetes reined, it might drag this ailment into opposite direction. Good food maintains energy levels which enhance the body’s ability to fight against adverse effects of diabetes.

Apart from healthy diet, there are other factors too that need to be taken into the account. Keeping the body weight under control is imperative if you want diabetes to remain ineffective. In fact, normal weight can nullify the chances for you to get caught by diabetes if you are not infected. According to standard measures, women should not let their waist to increase more than 35 inches; and the waist of men shouldn’t exceed 40 inches.

Why Diet Is Important

Exercise is important to control the diabetes; but diet matters more than anything else. The reason is that suitability of nutrients to the body is crucial, while exercise just helps in maintaining the body weight by consuming nutrients in the body. However, it might be good and surprising news for you that you can eat all types of foods if you are diabetic. It’s just the diet plan that you will need to follow. A diet plan might restrict you by not allowing something at a particular time, while allowing the same thing at some other time. Hence, it is the timing that matters the most.

Some diabetes diet tips are as under.

  • Refined carbohydrates – which are possessed by rice, soda, candy and pasta – should not be consumed more often than not. Instead, you can consume fiber-rich slow release carbs which do not rush to aid in quick insulin production. The benefit of slow release carbs is that they remain in the system by not getting absorbed for long time. Hence, they would be there to keep you energetic.
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  • Being diabetic doesn’t mean that you must avoid the sugar intake altogether. Yes, sugar has its adverse effects for diabetic people but one cannot deny the energy producing capability of sugars. Good news is that controlled intake of sugar could be beneficial, rather than dangerous, in controlling your diabetes. However, get a word from your doctor before considering the inclusion of sugar in your diet. Moreover, if you have craving for sugar, do not worry about it. Just gradually reduce the intake to get rid of the cravings.
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  • Excess amount of fats in the body can increase heart problems for diabetic people. Nevertheless, fats consumption isn’t completely forbidden for diabetic people. As a matter of fact, controlled fat consumption is necessary to keep the energy levels higher. And nothing other than reasonable energy levels is more crucial if you are diabetic. You need to classify the types of fats in order to decide which type to go for. The most common types are unhealthy fats, healthy fats and saturated fats. Healthy fats are recommended without any doubt. Saturated fats may come from healthy and unhealthy sources. Make sure that you are picking the healthy ones only.

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That’s the basic diet plan you need to follow in order to keep your diabetes harmless. You can get complete and specific details from qualified physician.

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Written by: Pat Frank