• Diabetes Diet and Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition
diabetes diet and nutrition

Rather than taking three large meals, try eating small meals.

Bell Peppers Insulin regulation
Legumes Improves blood flow in the kidney and thus kidney function
Whole grain Improve insulin sensitivity
Fruits and Vegetables Stabilizing effects on blood sugar levels
Cherries and berries Boost insulin production, protection against heart disease
Fish Lower the amount of lipids, inhibit thickening of the arteries, reduces inflammations
Olive oil Help raise levels of HDL (the good cholesterol)
Cinnamon Improve r ability to respond to insulin, thus normalizing their blood sugar levels
Garlic Prevent the development of abnormal vascular contraction
Walnuts Lower a diabetic's heart disease risk.
Almonds Lessens cholesterol level and protect against heart disease

You should follow healthy eating habits such as:

  • Limit foods that are high in sugar
  • Eat smaller portions, spread out over the day
  • Eat whole-grain foods, fruits and vegetables every day
  • Limiting your use of alcohol
  • Use less salt

Foods to avoid or limit its consumption

  • Dried fruits and fruit juices
  • Nachos
  • Coffee
  • Deep fried French fries
  • White flour, white bread, white rice
  • Cookies
  • Fried chicken
  • Cream rolls or cakes
  • Processed canned fruits
  • Hamburgers
  • Smoothies (not prepared at home)
  • Baked foods
  • Pizza
  • Flavored water
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