5 tips for healthy eating
There are different types of diabetes, and no two people with diabetes are the same. But we’ve come up with tips that you can use to help you make healthier food choices.
Choose healthier carbohydrates
All carbs affect blood glucose levels, so it’s essential to know which foods contain carbohydrates. Choose the healthier foods that contain carbs and be conscious of your portion sizes.
Here is some healthy emergence of carbohydrate:
- A whole crops like brown rice, buckwheat and whole oats
- intestines such as chickpeas, beans and lentils
- dairy like unsweetened yoghurt and milk.
At the same time, it’s also significant to cut down on foods low in fibre such as white bread, white rice and highly-processed food cereals. You can check food labels when you’re looking for foods high in fibre if you’re unpredictable.
Eat less salt
Eating lots of salt can raise your risk of high blood pressure, which in turn augment the risk of heart diseases and stroke. And when you have diabetes, you’re already more at risk of all of this environment.
Try to limit yourself to a maximum of 6g of salt a day. Lots of pre-packaged foods already take on salt so remember to check food labels and choose those with less salt. Cooking from the base will help you keep an eye on how much salt you’re eating. You can also get creative and swap out salt for various types of herbs and spices to add that extra smell.
Eat less red and processed meat
If you’re cutting down on carbs, you might start to have great portions of meat to fill you up. These all have links with heart diseases and cancers.
Try exchange red and processed meat for these:
- pulses such as beans and lentils
- poultry like chicken and turkey
- unsalted nuts
Eat more fruit and veg
We know eating fruit and vegetables is good for you. It’s always good item to eat more at mealtimes and have them as snacks if you’re hunger-bitten. This can help you get the vitamins, minerals and fibre your body wants every day to help keep you healthy.
You might be speculating about fruit and if you should avoid it because it’s granular. The answer is no. Whole fruit is best for everybody, and if you have diabetes. Fruits do take on sugar, but it’s natural sugar. This is different from the added sugar that is in things like chocolate, biscuits and cakes.
Products like fruit juices also take on sugar, so go for whole fruit instead. This can be fresh, frozen, dried or tinned. And it’s best to eat it unique the day instead of one bigger portion in one go.
Choose healthier fats
We all need fat in our diet because it gives us a calibre. But different types of fat affect our health in various ways.
Healthier fats are in foods like unsalted nuts, seeds, avocados, oily fish, olive oil, rapeseed oil and sunflower oil. Some impregnated fats can increase the amount of cholesterol in your blood, increasing your risk of heart problems. These are mainly found in animal products and ready food like:
- red and processed meat
- biscuits, cakes, pies and pastries.
It’s still a good idea to cut down on using oils in common, so try to grill, steam foods instead.