Diabetes is an incurable chronic disease. Insufficient insulin secretion or insulin resistance in the body’s cells causes it. In both circumstances, the blood sugar cannot enter the cells for storage, causing major issues. In Ayurveda, diabetes is called madhumey, and it is treated by avoiding sugar and simple carbs. Managing diabetes is difficult but not impossible. Moderation in sugar intake is possible. Plan your diabetes diet so you know you are receiving enough of the proper foods.
Consume 5 Meals a Day
Having three large meals a day is not ideal for the human body’s metabolism. Plan your meals ahead of time instead of winging it. To keep blood sugar levels steady, eat five small meals throughout the day. To keep your diabetes in check, make sure you eat modest, regular meals.
Choose Your Meals Carefully
Consume more and more low-glycemic foods on a regular basis. Glucose levels can be kept in check by eating low glycaemic meals. When you eat a lot of carbohydrates, you raise your blood sugar. Low-carbohydrate meals including whole grains, such as quinoa and barley, and low-fat dairy products, such as cheese and soymilk can still be eaten by diabetics.
Consume More Fibre-rich Foods
Increase your intake of fiber-rich meals. It helps you feel fuller for a longer period of time, which minimizes the risk of increasing your blood sugar levels instantly. Be sure to eat a wide variety of foods such as beans, barley as well as fruits and vegetables including apples, pears, berries, and citrus.
Remove Refined Sugar
It is well known that refined sugar, especially for diabetics, is not healthy for our health. Sugar substitutes like jaggery, coconut sugar, and raw honey can be added to your diet. However, moderation is the most important factor. Be on the lookout for products that contain sugar that has been disguised. Tomato ketchup, sauces, dressings, and the like include unreported sugars that not only raise blood sugar levels but also harm your general well-being in other ways.
Eat a Balanced Diet
Yes, fats are essential to our health. Rather, opt for whole grains and healthy fats. In fact, monounsaturated fats such as canola oil and almonds can actually lower your blood sugar levels.
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