When it comes to “good foods,” everyone is different depending upon genetics, weight, existing health issues and the amount and kind of fat they ingest.
Being a diabetic is not easy. What you eat is fundamental to your good health and beating or controlling diabetes. Knowing what to eat can be confusing. There are 3 basic food groups:
It is necessary to have all 3 food groups in your diet in order to achieve balance and get the proper nutrients. Most diabetics count carbs and consult a nutritionist. The amount of food and kind of food you eat is closely related to your blood sugar control. You can never go wrong with a colorful plate of food – blues, greens, purple, reds, oranges and yellows.
Being a diabetic is about balance. Eat a diet high in complex carbohydrates, low in fat, high in fiber and constantly consult the Glycemic Index for good foods to eat. Also, check out the U.S. government’s diet pyramid for diabetics. Part of being a diabetic is knowing how much you can eat, what to eat and when to eat it. Usually a low-glycemic diet will:
- Help or improve your blood sugar levels
- Help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight
- Reduce your blood pressure and risk of heart disease
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Every person is different, so you should always consult your doctor or health expert before you do anything.