A diabetic diet does not imply the fact that you won’t be able to have normal meals again. It just means that you have to plan more carefully and to be very attentive with the food that reaches your body.
High blood sugar is the result of the sugar that gets in the body from carbohydrates. This of course means that the carbohydrate intake needs to be limited, but you have to keep in mind at all times that carbohydrates are very important for the body, so they can’t be completely removed from the diet. You will indeed be advised to give up on sweets, sweet beverages and processed sources of carbohydrates like white bread, any other processed grains, white rice, pasta or rice. The ones mentioned above release sugar in the bloodstream very fast and cause blood sugar spikes. You can replace them with complex or slow-release carbohydrates which reach the blood gradually and slowly, so that blood sugar does not increase suddenly.
Good carbohydrates can be found in whole grains and whole wheat products like whole wheat bread and pasta. White rice can also be successfully replaced by wild or brown rice. Instead of potatoes, you can safely eat sweet potatoes. Foods with low glycemic index are a healthy choice for people with diabetes. They include meat, seafood, some fruits and vegetables, whole grains and the substitutes for bad carbohydrates mentioned above.
Generally speaking, diabetes is also associated with obesity and high levels of cholesterol. This means that you also have to monitor your fat intake. Healthy fats are recommended in patients with diabetes especially because they slow down sugar absorption in the blood. Saturated or other unhealthy fats on the other hand are very dangerous because they increase the risk of developing diabetes complications. Choose fats from sources like nuts or olive oil and avoid those from dairy or animal products.
All in all, a diabetic diet is not actually a nightmare. You indeed have to refrain from consuming sweets, candies, sodas, white bread, etc, but there are plenty of other foods to substitute them. A well balanced diet with regular meals is usually enough to keep blood sugar under control. You don’t have to make important compromises and under no circumstances you have to deprive your body of essential nutrients. You can even enjoy a small serving of your favorite dessert from time to time if you plan carefully. Eat the small dessert together with other foods and go for fatty desserts. This will cause sugar to absorb slowly. Also eliminate other sources of carbohydrates from the meals at which you want to have dessert.
In order to provide some additional support for your body and to help your body metabolize sugar better you can also take Diabkil capsules. They are entirely herbal and they are especially designed for people with diabetes.
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