National Diabetes month: Diet tips to keep it in check

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National Diabetes month: Diet tips to keep it in check

Consuming vitamin C helps in lowering an elevated blood sugar level.

National Diabetes month: Diet tips to keep it in check

Diabetes is a condition when the glucose level extends over the normal level in an individual.  Diabetes can invite many other health issues like nerve damage, skin conditions, kidney damage, slow healing.

Taking care of yourself in such a condition is a commitment and lifelong responsibility which includes sugar controlling strategies, lifestyle betterment and regular checkups. On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, CitySpidey talked to Dr Vaishali Verma, dietitian and diabetes educator. We are here to help you and guide you better on what points diabetic patients should consider while preparing their meals.

Carbohydrate and protein: while preparing your meal you should consider adding carbohydrates and protein to your diet. Adding carbohydrates can help you to keep control of the blood sugar level and protein in your diet will support your metabolic system when maintaining a workout routine and healthy lifestyle.

Fibre is important: fibrous food like beans, peas and lentils are the items that should be added to your plate to slow the process of absorbing sugar and improving blood sugar levels. Fibrous food makes the digestion process easier and smoother.

Vitamin C: adding vitamin C to your diet is another secret to maintaining a healthy diabetic lifestyle. According to research, consuming vitamin C helps in lowering an elevated blood sugar level.

Thiamine rich food: Thiamine is one of vitamin B. Including thiamine rich food in your diet helps in better absorption of glucose. According to Pubmed, it also helps in releasing oxidative stress. Medical news today says thiamine rich food also lets the body use carbohydrates as energy.

Sulphur rich food: food items rich in sulphur like onion are very important to include in your diet as it helps in improving insulin secretion.

Our health is always in our hands. Including the right ingredients and adopting the right lifestyle can go a long way in maintaining good health for Diabetes patients.