With a diabetes diet plan, quality is more important than quantity. Here are some foods that could be taken to help control diabetes,
Healthy Carbohydrates: Concentrate on healthy carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and low-fat dairy products.
Hearth Healthy Fish: Fish can be a good alternative to high-fat meats. Avoid fried fish and fishes with high levels of mercury such as tilefish, swordfish, and king mackerel. You can opt for fishes like cod, tuna, and halibut which have less cholesterol and fat and fishes like salmon, herring and mackerel which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that promotes the health of the hearth by lowering blood fats called triglycerides. Make sure that fishes are taken at least two or three times in a week.
Healthy Fiber-rich Foods: Fibers are all parts of plant food that the body can't digest or absorb; they can help control blood sugar levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. Foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, whole-wheat flour, and wheat bran are high in fiber.
Health Friendly Fats:For health friendly fats, you can take avocados, pecans, walnuts, olives, canola, peanut oils, and almonds. These foods contain polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.
You need to lessen the amount of salt and fat in your diet and eat at least five servings of vegetables and fresh fruits to get a dose of fiber. Fish is good source of protein and can be taken at least two or three times in a week. You also have to lower your intake of calorie. Maintain a low carbohydrate diet by minimizing your carbohydrate intake and intake of sweets.
Foods to avoid:
As there are foods that could be taken to control diabetes, there are also foods that could work against this goal. Examples are High-fat dairy products and animal proteins such as beef, hot dogs, beacon and sausage which contain saturated fat. Foods like processed snacks, stick margarines and baked foods containing Trans fats should be avoided.
It is best you have a dietician draw up a diabetes meal plan, particularly after examining you to determine the right qualities and quantities of food to be contained in your diet.