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Type II Diabetes Diet – Way to a Healthy Life

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Eating a healthy diet is important for everyone, but it is especially important for people with diabetes. A type II diabetes diet and proper nutritional strategy will make a difference to a person struggling to keep their blood sugar levels under control. But the question is, what is the right nutritional strategy?
How Much Carbs Should You Eat?
One of the most important food groups are carbohydrates. They provide energy for the body as glucose. Glucose is the main source of energy for all cells in our body.
Carbohydrates are included in these daily food groups:
• Fresh fruit
• Plain yoghurt and milk
• Bread, cereal, cereal, pasta
• Starchy vegetables such as potatoes
The importance of carbohydrate counting
Counting carbs is really a way to plan a meal, which is an easy way to monitor the amount of total carbs you’re consuming each day.
By counting carbs, you can manage your carb intake based on your pre-meal sugar, and your insulin intake could be adjusted. Carb counting can be followed by anyone and not just those with diabetes. If you eat a lot more carbohydrates compared to your insulin intake, your blood sugar levels can rise. If the patient eats too little, the blood sugar level can drop too much.
Your Fiber Intake – How Much Should You Eat?
Fiber is an indigestible part of plant foods. Diets high in soluble fiber are associated with much lower risks of weight problems, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The goal for most Americans should be to consume about 25 to 35 grams of soluble fiber daily. The best way to improve fiber intake as part of the type II diabetes diet is to increase your intake of the following high-fiber foods:
• Fresh fruits and vegetables
• Peas and cooked dried beans
• Cereals, crackers and whole grains
• Brown rice
• bran goods
Fat in a Type II Diabetes Diet
The following are some general recommendations for choosing and building low-fat meals for your type 2 diabetes diet:

• Choose lean meats like red meat, poultry and fish. Don’t fry them, instead you can grill, bake, roast, grill or boil.
• Choose low-fat dairy products such as skim milk, low-fat cheese, and skim-dairy products such as non-fat frozen yogurt, skim yogurt, buttermilk, and evaporated skim milk.
• Choose vegetable oils that contain monounsaturated fats, which can help lower your “bad” cholesterol.
• Choose low-fat sauces, salad dressings and margarines, and make sure that carbohydrate counts in both dressings and condiments.
• All fruits and vegetables are good choices for low-fat foods.

Thanks to Maria Salud Sapayan

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