Diabetes involves problems with the hormone insulin. Your pancreas, an organ behind the stomach, releases insulin to help your body store and use the fat and sugar from the food you eat. However, when this organ produces very little or no insulin, or when the body does not respond appropriately to insulin, diabetes occurs.
Since diabetes has no cure, all you have to do is to manage this disease for you to stay healthy.
Proper nutrition is needed in order to rein diabetes. Aside from this, continuous blood sugar control, regular physical activities, regular therapy, and smoking cessation can prevent or delay complications caused by diabetes.
For you to be able to reverse your diabetes, there are some pieces of advice that you need to follow when it comes to choosing the right foods.
What: Many foods contain large amounts of simple sugar (soft drinks, juices, sweets, etc.) that can quickly raise your blood sugar.
Eating lots of processed foods causes an increase in your blood sugar level. It would be better if you take a variety of organic foods. Add more vegetables, whole grains, fruits, and lean meat into your diet.
How: The amount of food you should be eating a day should depend on your gender, body weight, and level of physical activity.
Type Of Foods To Eat
Meat And Protein
Eat fish or poultry meat at least twice a week. You can bake or stew it on water.
Are you having doubt between juices and fresh fruits? Better choose fruits because it contains fiber. Prefer to eat tangerines, grapefruits, or citrus-oranges. Also, you have to choose drinks without the added sweeteners.
Make sure to choose fresh or frozen veggies without the added salt, sauces, or fat. Consume more dark, green, or orange vegetables such as peppers, carrots, spinach, and broccoli.
When: It is necessary that your blood sugar level has a certain “healthy value” for the entire day. In order to control your blood sugar level, you should carefully control your food intake. Try to eat every day at the same time and do not skip meals. The value of sugar in the blood can vary drastically if one night you eat heavy, gourmet meals and the following evening, you eat only a few bites.
Reducing your total daily intake is needed in order for you to lose weight and more importantly – to lose an inch around the waist (those with a waist size over 100 cm has a much greater chance of being diagnosed with diabetes).