People who suffer from diabetes usually have to keep a close eye on what they eat and drink.
It can be very easy to cause a sugar spike or a sugar crash if you are not careful, and this might leave you feeling ill and in severe cases it can even put your life in danger.
While diabetes may come along with symptoms like fatigue, problems with vision, yeast infections, unexplained weight loss, and frequent urination, it can actually be managed to a certain extent by ensuring that you eat the right things, and cut out the things you should not eat.
What to eat or what not to eat?
Certain foods can help along your fight against diabetes, whilst other may make it more difficult to win this battle. See these general do’s and don’ts for a healthy diabetes diet:
- Fruits and vegetables
These are filled with good vitamins and minerals and contain heart-healthy sterols and stanols, antioxidants and blood-sugar-regulating fiber. Some – such as soybeans, avocados and corn – are high in polyunsaturated fats.
- Whole grains
Whole grains are packed with vitamins and micronutrients, since they have not been processed. They also include both the bran and the germ of the grain. Whole grains are digested by the body more slowly than their processed counterparts, slowing the release of sugars and moderating blood sugar levels.
- How you eat matters, too
Eat frequent, small, high-quality meals throughout the day. This will help you to consume fewer calories while maintaining a steady blood sugar level. Studies have shown that people who eat small, frequent meals are much more likely to have a healthy weight which lowers their risk of type 2 diabetes.
- Trans fats
Most trans fats are plant-based fats that have been chemically altered. Studies have shown that trans fats are unhealthy for your cardiovascular health, and they are actually worse than the animal fats that they were made to replace.
- Processed sugars
The human body needs sugars, but those found naturally in whole, natural foods. Our bodies are not designed to handle the huge amounts of sugar that come from sugar-filled foods and drinks.
High volumes of processed sugars cause your blood sugar levels to spike and then drop. This cycle leads to overeating and obesity, two clear predictors of developing type 2 diabetes.
- Sugary drinks
When you drink sugary beverages, you consume many more grams of sugar than you would even from eating pastries or candy. Replace sugary drinks and sodas with mineral water or, better yet, green tea – either hot or iced. Green tea has been shown to help stabilize blood sugar levels.
- Highly processed carbohydrates
Grains that have been highly processed, such as white flour, have no bran or germ and very little fiber, so they’re quickly digested and turned into sugars in your blood stream. This causes the same type of blood sugar and insulin spikes as seen with white sugar.
A healthy diet is not complicated. Eat whole, natural, low-fat foods, including lots of fruits and vegetables, and avoid sugar, trans fats and processed carbs whenever possible. It’s as simple as that.
Follow the Manna Diet for an easy-to-use diet and by taking the Manna Blood Sugar Support with each meal can help to regulate blood sugar levels in such a way as to suppress appetite and curb cravings.
When taken with food, the organic fibers and essential sugars in Manna Blood Sugar Support has a gelling effect, slowing down the release of glucose from the food to the blood stream.
When blood sugar levels are under control, the body’s requirement for insulin will be less and therefore high insulin levels can reduce over time.
Healthy blood sugar levels can help to curb cravings, suppress appetite and it can also help to prevent diabetes health complications.
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