Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. It affects 90% to 95% of North Americans with diabetes. It’s also possible to regulate with the correct diet and exercise plan.
Maintaining a healthy diet is important for all of us but especially important for people with type 2 diabetes.
Exercise, diet and medicine, when prescribed, can help control your weight and blood sugar level if you have this type of diabetes.
Let’s specifically talk about diet in this blog post.
Carbohydrates turn into sugar where is fats or protein do not. Some carbs are simple, like white bread, cakes and pastries. If you have diabetes, don’t eat those things anymore. As your taste buds adjust, you won’t miss them.
Get your carbs from leafy green vegetables, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, sweet potatoes, beans, rice, yogurt and lots of fruit. More details on specific foods will come from your medical professionals or nutritionist.
So eat this:
You get fiber from plant foods like vegetables, complex grains, nuts, beans, fruits and legumes. Fiber helps with digestion and controls blood sugar.
If you don’t get enough fiber, which you should with a healthy diet, take some psyllium husk dissolved in the liquid of your choice. And then drink lots of water! The psyllium husk will soak in the water, move through your intestines, scrubbing sticky particles along your intestines and clean you out.
If you are overweight you want to limit saturated fat and trans fat. Go for healthy fats like avocado, olives, coconut oil, almonds, sardines, salmon, mackerel and tuna.
If you have diabetes that increases your risk of getting high blood pressure. Too much salt can add to that risk. Avoid foods in a box, cans, packaged soups, or processed foods. Your meats should not be canned cured or salted.
Choose grass fed meat, local fresh organic produce and fresh fruit instead.