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Best diet to control Diabetes mellitus

  • February 12, 2018

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic condition of the body associated with high blood sugar levels. It is due to less production of insulin or body cells not responding properly to the insulin. Diabetic patients experience frequent urination, increased hunger and increased thirst. Every day taking more vegetables and fruits in your diet reduces the risk of diabetes. Following are the healthy diet to control diabetes:

  • Leafy green vegetables: Leafy vegetables are low in calories, extremely nutritious and good for diabetic people. So have salad regularly along with spinach, kale, broccoli which are healthy and easily digestible.
  • Eat balanced diet: Take healthy fats from olive oil, nuts, avocados, flax seeds. Eat fresh and colourful whole fruits rather than taking fruit juices. Also take high fibre food like breads and cereals made from whole grains.
  •  Eat Nuts: Eat nuts regularly, they are nutritious and delicious. All types of nuts contain more fibre and less digestible carbohydrates. Taking nuts every day reduces inflammation, lowers blood sugar levels and HbA1c.
  •  High fibre food: Every day choose high fibre food in your diet like dried beans, lentils and peas. It reduces the blood sugar levels and bad cholesterol.
  • Avoid junk food: Avoid deep fried foods, fast foods, packaged food, sweets, and desserts. As these types of foods increases blood sugar levels in your body.

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Sources: 1.”Diabetes & Diet: 7 Foods That Control Blood Sugar” 

2.” The Diabetes Diet”