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Healthy Diabetic Food List – Keeping Going with Diabetes in Healthy Way
When your test for diabetes is positive, it is the time for you to change your usual eating
habit so as to improve the blood sugar level in your body. Diabetes is a medical condition
where the pancreas of your body either stops producing insulin or the cells stop
responding to the insulin production properly. It is very crucial for you to understand the
diabetic food list in beforehand to know which food to consume and which food to avoid.
This will not only help you to stay healthy, but also keep the blood sugar level within
Most of the patients either eliminate or reduce the consumption of carbohydrates, because
they believe that it is bad for their health in such medical condition. However, this is a fact
that carbohydrates increase the blood sugar level significantly, but your body requires
glucose to use it as fuel. The best alternative is to use complex carbohydrates which is
absorbed at very slow speed compared to simple carbohydrates and can be the best choice
indeed. Starch, milk, fruit, vegetables lists and other carbohydrates are included in the
carbohydrates group. These are some of the foods that are equivalent in nutrient content
and affect the blood glucose similarly. You may consult a dietician to know the number of
exchanges you may include in your diabetic food list.
Starches & Other Carbohydrates
The foods that come under carbohydrates group basically have 15g or less carbohydrate.
The foods that fall under the category of starches lists include cereal, pasta, bread, grains,
starchy vegetables and all other foods made out of whole grains. Yams, beans, rice, potatoes
are also included in starches lists. Usually, one serving of starches food is half cup. You
should prefer eating fresh, canned and frozen fruits without adding sugar. Generally, one
serving of fruit juice or raw fruit is ½ cup. You should prefer having 1 full cup of low-fat or
skim milk and stop having whole milk and whole milk products.
Meat Substitutes, Meat & Fats
It is important for patients with diabetes to control the blood lipid levels along with blood
glucose. It is suggested by doctors that patients should prefer eating leaner cut meat to
decrease the saturated fat content in the diet plan. The diet food list should include leaner
cut meat that has less than 7g protein. The amount of fat and calorie varies. The single
serving of lean meat has only 3g or less than 3 gram of fat and about 45 calorie, but the high
fat meat serving has more than 8g of fat and about 100 calories. Small amount of
polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats is also recommended to patients with diabetes.
If you follow this diabetic food list, then probably you will find difference in your health.
You may consult your dietician who can provide you best diet plan on the basis of this food