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Eat Better

Eating healthily is an important part of managing diabetes

Diet & Diabetes

A balanced
diet contains:

  • Carbohydrates

  • Protein
  • Fats
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins

The most important nutrient in managing diabetes

CARBOHYDRATES

Carbs are the only nutrients that can have an impact on your blood sugar

The food we take contains carbohydrates in various forms (Poly-saccharides, Di-saccharides and  mono-saccharides).

In the intestines, the complex sugars are digested with the help of enzymes into simple sugars.

All simple sugars are then converted into glucose, the absorbable form of carbohydrates.

This glucose is absorbed & enters the blood stream, causing a rise in blood glucose levels.

It is therefore very important to consider the amount of carbs that you eat.

Carbs are of 3 types

STARCH

SUGAR

FIBER

Not all foods contain carbohydrates

Some types of food products are free from carbohydrates, including the following:

Proteins: meat, poultry, eggs, fish, cheese

Fats: avocado, nuts, seeds, oils, butter, margarine, mayonnaise

Sugar-free items: sugar-free gum, sugar-free gelatin

Non-starchy vegetables contain very less carbs carrot, tomato, lettuce, green beans, summer squash

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