Diabetic Nutrition

Diabetic friendly foods to manage blood sugar levels and stay healthy.

Managing blood sugar levels is the main objective for diabetic people. Right food choices is very important. Complex carbohydrates are carbohydrates that take longer to break down into glucose; such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans. Protein is made up of amino acids. Along with growth and repair, they preserve muscle mass, hormone production, enzyme production, properly functioning immune system and to provide energy if carbohydrates aren't available.

Proteins from vegetable sources are thought to be better than those from animal sources. Fat is used for cell membranes, energy, absorbing fat soluble vitamins, support for your internal organs and to provide taste and texture to food. Fibre, a type of carbohydrate, removes waste and promotes bowel health by allowing waste to move more quickly through your gut. They are mostly found in grains, fruits and milk but are also found in nuts, seeds, beans and vegetables.

Eating doesn’t have to be boring. It’s all about finding the right balance that works for you. Most importantly, remember that eating well—and adding activity to your daily routine (moving more) — are important ways you can manage diabetes.

Courtesy: diabetes.org