APPROPRIATE NUTRITION FOR DIABETICS?
Most importantly, it is vital for diabetics to manage blood sugar - speak: balance low and high glycemic index (GI) best. To do so, diet plays a decisive role. Read on to learn about new scientific findings.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
As you have learned from our multiple publications, diabetes is
NUTRITIONAL CATEGORIES – SCIENTIFICALLY SUPPORTED
To be on the safe side in this respect, let us be guided by following examples of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, supported by multiple international medical research.
Let’s start with
being loaded with antioxidants preventing oxidative stress, leading potentially to many different diseases. Since oxidative stress is also highly common in many cases of diabetes, berries can counterbalance in this case.
Besides of the fact that berries are also rich in vitally important nutrients like
- vitamins C&K
According to research at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.
Like lemons, oranges and grapefruits are equally powerful in cases of diabetes.
As they contain 2 powerful bioflavonoid antioxidants (hesperidin & naringin) because of their strong antidiabetic effect – especially oranges.
Additionally to their nutrient content of
Based on research at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.
have an even lower glycemic index (GI) than white potatoes and therefore are not raising blood sugar extensively and release sugar slowly..
Therefore, they are favorite of the American Diabetic Association.
With the additional benefit of containing
with their species of
are helpful for diabetics in terms of regulating blood sugar, being low on glycemic index (GI).
According to research at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
Additionally, they are helpful with weight loss and blood pressure as well as cholesterol regulation.
have the benefits of helping to lose weight specifically in cases of overweight diabetics.
Based on international research at, inter alia,
- University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada
- University of Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia.
has been identified scientifically to lower cholesterol level in diabetics.
According to research at, inter alia, Tabriz University in Tabriz, Iran.
Based on an additional research at Universidade Federal de Goias in Goias, Brazil, probiotic yogurt may also cut down oxidative stress and inflammation, thus increasing insulin sensitivity.
here are some medical facts in favor of whole grain to be considered in relation to diabetes.
One central argument is its content of fiber as it is slowing down the nutritional absorption, thus stabilizing the level of blood sugar.
At the same time, their glycemic index (GI) is also lower which means that there is no negative impact on blood sugar involved.
Accordingly, the American Diabetic Association (ADA) recommends, inter alia, following whole grains to consume for diabetics:
Avoiding white bread/pasta at the same time.
Green leafy vegetables
are beneficial for diabetics not only because of their content of antibiotics but also their starch-digesting enzymes.
According to research at, inter alia, the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology in Hyderabad, India.
Even more than that. Consuming 300 ml kale juice per day for 6 weeks may
support regulation of blood sugar (and blood pressure).
Based on research at Hannam University in Daejeon, Korea.
According to research at the University of California in Los Angeles, CA, the consumption of walnuts may well help to fight diabetes.
Not to forget about …
According to the American Diabetic Association (ADA), mono- & polyunsaturated fats are beneficial for control of blood sugar.
Therefore, it is certainly beneficial for diabetics to consume this type of fish such as, inter alia,
Plus or alternatively seaweed (like spirulina and kelp).
with eating less red meat but more healthy fats and vegetables instead. The researchers noted that this diet improved fasting plasma glucose and insulin levels among study participants.
On the other hand, diabetics may limit nutrition with high glycemic index (GI) such as, inter alia.
Above all, diabetics may refrain from
as far as possible.
As also recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA), women may consume no more than 24 grams (6 teaspoons) and men no more than 36 grams (9 teaspoons) of industrially refined/added sugar per day.
At the same time, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends to limit daily salt/sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligram per person. Regardless of diabetic status.
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