Nutrition for Diabetes

With diabetes, it often happens that different specialists give conflicting recommendations. In fact, you can eat almost anything that a healthy person eats. The exception is easily digestible, refined carbohydrates. These include carbonated drinks, sweets (cakes, pastries, ice cream, etc.).

You probably know that everything sweet causes a feeling of pleasure. Even the cows that give chocolate to increase milk production! But a person who is obsessed with a passion for sweets, there is also a predisposition to diabetes.

If you like sweets and even more so allow yourself to eat large portions of dessert at a time, go to the doctor. You just need to monitor your blood sugar levels!

It is very important to adjust not only the content of the diet, but also the diet. The meal should be at least three times, and preferably five times-provided that you take food in small portions.

Easily digestible carbohydrates are sugar, honey, chocolate, everything sweet. But there are also unrefined carbohydrates that are useful for diabetes. In the diet, 55-60% should be allocated to carbohydrates, but unrefined carbohydrates. These complex carbohydrates are found in vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Complex carbohydrates are converted into simple sugars. The important thing is that this happens very slowly, and it is a protection for the diabetic.

People with diabetes need carbohydrates, just like all healthy people. But carbohydrates are special-those that are absorbed quite slowly. Nutritionists offer patients with diabetes unrefined cereals, bran, any bread made from coarse flour.

With diabetes, which is not insulin-dependent, doctors advise you to eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, and juices. Of course, both fruits and juices are different, some of them are very sweet. What can and can’t be done?

If you make juice from 100 g of grapes, drink it, and then check the blood sugar content, the indicator will be very high. If the same 100 g is eaten whole with the peel, the glucose level will not increase. The skin of grapes contains substances that slow down the absorption of glucose in the gastrointestinal tract!

It’s all about quantity. Modern scientists have come to the conclusion that a healthy person needs to eat 5 different fruits a day.

But the story of how humanity came to a refined diet is very instructive. Peter I believed that the daily ration of soldiers should include 1 kg of 300 g of black bread and 500 g of meat. However, it turns out that such an amount of bread, prepared according to the old technology, actually contained the entire daily set of vitamins and trace elements necessary for a person. And today’s bread contains only 10 % of the previous norm of all vitamins and trace elements.

Much depends on the form in which the fruit is eaten. Some people prefer to peel the fruit, believing that the peel is harmful. In the case of diabetes, this is not the case.

The number of fruits should also be limited: for example, today you eat an apple, tomorrow an orange.

As for healthy people, fruits are a wonderful source of trace elements and vitamins for them, you can not refuse them.

A healthy person needs vitamins and minerals, and a patient with diabetes needs even a little more of them-to reduce the oxidative stress that a person experiences due to increased glycemia. Vitamins in the body of a sick person are destroyed faster.

Among diabetics who have passed the 40-year mark, more women than men.

In recent years, diabetes has dramatically “rejuvenated”. Among the sick there are many schoolchildren and even preschool children.

The characteristic signs of diabetes are feelings of weakness and fatigue, rapid fatigue and dry mouth, thirst, weight loss with increased appetite, obesity, slow wound healing, dizziness, a drop in body temperature below the average mark and a well-felt smell of acetone from the mouth.

Regular consumption of radish, grapefruit, cranberries, fresh beet juice, as well as infusion of blueberry leaves and birch buds helps to lower blood sugar levels.

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