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Keeping Diabetes Away With a Healthy Diet

Diabetes | Foodfacts.com

Diabetes | Foodfacts.com

Many Foodfacts.com readers and members might already be aware that scientifically, diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by high blood glucose level due to insulin resistance.

Insulin hormone is important because it helps cells to absorb glucose and later convert it into energy. It also checks the glucose metabolism in body.

Diabetes leads to accumulation of glucose in blood, the reason it is also called blood sugar.

Studies have shown that eating a healthy diet may prove a remedial measure for diabetic patients. A healthy diet is also beneficial for all those suffering from chronic diseases like obesity, cardiac disorders, diabetes, and cancer.

Since the root cause of diabetes is linked with lifestyle, and especially the intake of calorie-rich foods like carbohydrates and sugars in the diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and alcohol consumption, prevention lies in following a healthy regime.

Unfortunately, the more sugar intake we have in our diet, the more we succumb to diabetes. The mantra is “eat simple, eat healthy”.

1. Foods with lower cholesterol content (LHC) help prevent cardiovascular diseases. For example, lettuce is not only low in cholesterol content but also contains only 3 percent of carbohydrates. This combination helps lower blood sugar level.

2. Beans (or French Beans) are rich in fiber and proteins with a reasonable amount of complex carbohydrates. So, they are strongly recommended by dietitians around the world. In addition, they lower blood sugar level.

3. Soya beans are advised to diabetic patients since they regulate the elevated glucose levels in the urine. Soya beans are rich in proteins and low in carbohydrates.

4. Vegetables like onion and garlic are also good for diabetes. They help in reducing the blood sugar levels. It has been discovered that onion contains an anti-diabetic compound. This compound is similar to the compounds used for the synthesis of insulin.

5. Bitter gourd also lowers the blood and urine sugar levels as it contains natural hypoglycemic agents. Certain vegetables contain very little amount of carbohydrates and calories and so can be used by diabetics.

Since all these vegetables contain very little amounts of carbohydrates and calories, they can be used freely by diabetics. At the same time, certain vegetables that have higher carbohydrate and calorie counts should be a big NO.

Source:   The Med Guru

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