Diabetes affects millions of people every year and unfortunately, there is no cure for it yet but there are treatments to help manage it. According to the World Health Organization, it is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to produce insulin or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces.
The meals you consume are important in helping you cope and better manage diabetes once you have been diagnosed with it.
Below are 5 Diet Tips for Diabetes
1. Starch-based Carbohydrate
When it comes to carbohydrates the body needs them for energy but it is important to know which ones to eat. Instead of eating simple carbohydrates that cause your blood sugar to rise, you should eat more starch-based carbohydrates.
2. Fruits moderation
It is important to eat fruits in moderation as these fruits contain a certain amount of sugar. Moderation is key when it comes to eating fruit.
3. Take Fiber
Comes with sufficient fiber to slow down your body's carbohydrate absorption.
4. Take animal protein
5. Animal proteins are carbohydrate
Free but plant, Based proteins, and dairy products contain carbohydrates.
6. Maintain a healthy weight
In all you do, strive to maintain a healthy weight. If you weigh more, it will increase your chances of having diabetes. As an addendum, consult a dietician so you can better understand your nutrition requirements.
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