What is the best diet for a Diabetic Patient?
Diabetes has become recently among the top five morbidities that many people all over the world suffer from. Although it’s widely distributed, most of us still don’t know the importance of healthy nutrition in the management, prevention, and reversion of diabetes. That’s why we are here today to help you understand the best Healthy Nutrition for a diabetic patient.
Before we start, there is no specific diet that would work for everyone, but there are general Healthy tips for diabetes. So, you have to consult one of the Nutrition Specialists or Physicians for the best suitable plan for you; upon your age, medications, and medical condition. To consult one of our Medical Physicians online now please click here.
What food should I eat if I have diabetes?
- ½ of your plate of Green Vegetables and fruits.
- Now comes a question; what are the best fruits for diabetes?
Grapefruits, Avocado, Berries, Cherries, Plums, Apricots, Peaches, and Green Apples.
- And comes also another question; what are the best vegetables for diabetes?
Cauliflower, green beans, lettuce, eggplant, peppers, spinach, and celery.
In simpler words; non-starchy vegetables.
- Whole grains
- Proteins; lean Protein choices. And it’s best to Mix between lean proteins of animal origin, and more of a plant origin.
- Non-fat (Skimmed) dairy products.
And what food shall I limit or almost stop to control my blood sugar levels?
- Starchy Vegetables
- Sugars added sugars and Candies.
- Bakery especially if not whole grains.
- White grains; such as white rice, bread, pasta, or bakery made with white flour.
- Processed food.
What are the best Healthy and the best Nutrition types to lower my blood glucose level, as well as control my diabetes?
- You have to know the specific amount, types, and the right time for your meals.
- The best way you can do this is by consulting Nutrition Specialists or Physicians. To consult one of our Medical Physicians online now please click here. It’s important to eat the right amount of food every day. Your diet plan will include how much to eat so that you get the right amount of carbs in each meal or snack.
- Try to fix your meal timings for the best biological digestive clock for your body. Also, eating at regular times will make you avoid high or low blood glucose levels.
- Try to eat more greens; non-starchy vegetables.
- Try to pick low glycemic index and low glycemic load fruits. For example; grapefruits, Avocado, Blueberries, and strawberries.
- If you are on insulin; learn how to count your carbs and fix your insulin dose accordingly. If you need help in this; Click here to Consult one of our Physicians.
- Eat the least amount of carbs, and pick whole grains.
Healthy Nutrition and meal planning are so important in preventing, controlling, or treating your diabetes.
Eat more non-starchy vegetables, low glycemic index, a moderate amount of whole grains, and skimmed dairy products, for the best diabetic control.
References; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Prepared and written by; Dr. Nour Hassan
Sponsored and supervised by: Chef Marc St Omer