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What foods you should avoids in diabetes by Homeopathy4all?

The caloric requirement for people with moderate physical activity is approximately 35 kcal/kg/day, but there is a significant variation from the person-to-person and day-to-day activity. Individualized instruction should consider the patient’s caloric needs, ethnicity, habits, constraints, and prescribed insulin regiment. The diet for patients with diabetes should aim to achieve an ideal HbA1c, blood pressure, and lipid profile. Attention should be paid to balance the energy intake and expenditure to avoid excess weight gain. Patients on fixed-dose insulin regimens need to have a consistent day-to-day carbohydrate intake. Mastery of either an exchange system or carbohydrate-counting allows for flexibility in meal planning and helps avoid postprandial hypo- or hyperglycemia. Review of dietary principles is a cost-effective way to help the patient achieve treatment targets.

A low carbohydrate diet would reduce the average blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes by limiting the postprandial glucose, in addition to any improvement in insulin sensitivity from weight loss. The American Diabetes Association recommends either a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet (<150 g/day) for weight loss in overweight/obesity patients with diabetes. A ketogenic diet in obese diabetic patients for 24 weeks also resulted in lower HbA1c, weight, and triglycerides, and higher HDL cholesterol.

Diabetic diet DO’s

For breakfast, take cholesterol-lowering food
Have nuts rich in monosaturated fat, such as walnuts, and almonds
Eat leafy salads along with beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, and peas which reduce LDL-bad cholesterol
Fat-free milk, yogurt, and cheese can be taken
Add wheat bran to your wheat flour (50% each), to increase the intake of fiber in your diet
Increase fiber intake in the form of raw fruits, vegetables, whole cereals etc
Intake of cinnamon, garlic, onion, bitter melon, guar gum is known to considerably reduce blood glucose level
Keep an eye on portion sizes
Be mindful of the overall portion sizes of your food.
Try using smaller plates.
For main meals, dish out vegetables first and let this fill up your plate.
Resist the temptation for a second helping; have a glass of water first.
Diabetic diet DON’T’s

Don’t fry foods instead bake, boil, poach or saute in a non-stick pan, steam or microwave vegetables
Eat less high-fat red meat and more low-fat diet and fish. Avoid organ meats
Limit the use of condiments such as ketchup, mustard, and salad dressing –they are high in salt and can be high in sugar, too
Rinse processed foods in water and, wherever possible, choose fresh foods over canned
Limit your salt, sodium content
Read labels carefully. Soy sauce, brine, and monosodium glutamate, for example, contain lots of sodium
Don’t select ready to eat and junk foods items available to you
Don’t smoke and stop alcohol consumption
Don’t skip meals and medicine times
Instead of…
  raheelahmed on 2018-09-19
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Nice post.I hope a large section will be benefited.
Dr R Basu 3 years ago

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