If you have diabetes type 2, you’ll want to have both a healthy lifestyle as well as being able to enjoy it!
You see, there’s a common misconception that diabetic diets have to be bland.
The foods in your diet that are healthy for diabetes as well as for anyone, are also delicious, as you’re about to find out.
So in this article, lets look at a healthy diet for diabetes.
As a diabetic, you must know about:
1. Low GI (low glycemic index) carbohydrates.
These carbs do not spike your blood glucose levels and hence are great for keeping your diabetes under great control and compliments uou other diabetes treatments very well.
Low GI carbs include soughdough or multigrain bread, leafy green vegetables, and Basmati or Japanese short grain rice.
High GI foods include white bread, potatoes, and other types of rice.
2. The ‘good oils’.
What are these? There are two good oils. One is fish oil or omega 3 fatty acids. These are great for protecting the heart against heart attacks, and are also great for the brain (less depression and less dementia risk).
The other good oil is extra virgin olive oil. These have loads of antioxidants to protect against oxidation of cholesterol, hence they’ll be less likely to clog arteries.
3. The lean sources of protein
Lean protein sources include natural yogurt, eggs, fish, lean chicken and tofu.
Fatty sources include red meat and cheese as these contain both saturated fat as well as cholesterol.
So really in diabetes type 2, your aim is to:
a. Keep your blood glucose levels stable
b. Reduce the risk of heart attacks and other problems due to blockage of the large arteries.
c. Reduce the risk of problems caused by small blood vessel disease.
And you do all this with a healthy diet as well as following the diabetes treatment given to you by your doctor.
So go for it and get a healthy lifestyle.
You’ll feel a whole lot better for it when you’re healthier and more vibrant.
Diabetes type 2 is a condition that’s affected to a great extent by your diet and exercise, so it’s very rewarding when you make lifestyle changes.