Diabetes is a condition that is that is experienced by millions of people. If you are one of the unfortunate people diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, then do not get discouraged as there are ways to deal with this illness.
Absolutely as the main concern is your nutrition. So if you know what to eat and what to avoid, your have made a major step in finding a way to cure your type-2 diabetes without medication. Of course it is one thing to know it, it is another thing to implement. But let’s stat with the nutrition part.
To make a long story short, the main culprit of diabetes is too much glucose in your blood stream in other words too much sugar. So obviously sugar is the first thing to cut in your diet. Next there are other types of foods that are not exactly sugar, but that transform very rapidly into sugar once in your digestive system: we are talking about carbs.
Staying away from sugar and carbohydrates should be your main goal in order to prevent diabetes symptoms.
In addition diabetics are required to have sufficient fiber intake and some of the best fiver-rich foods are fruits and vegetables. Fruits also contain some sugar and carbs so they have to be taken in moderation. No more than 2 to 4 servings of fruits per day is what you should eat if you have diabetes.
Vegetables should be added in your diet, but not in moderation, you can nearly eat as much as you want. As for the most part vegetables have low sugar content and the carbs they include are of the fiber types, that gets digested and transformed into glucose much slower than regular carbs. Vegetables that are perfect for diabetic people are carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, spinach, cucumbers, broccoli and lettuce.
Since carbohydrates are very important to a person’s diet, it follows that it is even more important for people with diabetes to have a lot of them. Carbs are a crucial source of nutrients, vitamins and energy. Their fiber will help keep glucose at bay.
Likewise whole grain products are on recommended list. By contrast most processed food should be avoided for a number of reasons. One of them is many food manufacturers add sugar in the food they sell, and they do not tell you are it is hard to find out. This is why if you are a diabetic you must check food labels showing ingredients and content. You might be surprised how much sugar is added to a regular pizza.
Dairy products such as milk and cheese must be limited since they are rich in carbohydrates. If you are a lover of dairy products, you might consider going low-fat as you need 2 to 3 servings per day at most.
Of course protein should be added to your diet as well. The best sources for that are fish, chicken, turkey, beans and nuts, all low in sugar and carbs.
Though fat and sweets are necessary for our body to function, they must be consumed in moderate quantities. Getting extra fat is never a good idea when you are diabetic and it is better to eat lean as much as possible.
Knowing what to eat and what not to eat will help you control your diabetes and will aid you in eating a more balanced diet. With the type of food we have today, it can said not enough nutrients are provided if we stick to what is available at fast food restaurants. This is why so many people are suffering from obesity and diabetes.
It is always best for your health to remain fit, so being diabetic is a great excuse to start eating healthy and go back to the gym.