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What Is Best Diet for Diabetic Patient?

Academic Paper Review   by:SimranKaur    
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Achieve weight control through reducing calories. Reduce intake of dietary fat. Do not skip meals. Most people with diabetes should plan low fat, low salt diets. These diets are well balanced in major nutrients, including carbohydrates, they are considered low carbohydrates diets. A well balanced diet is that can help lower blood sugar level to normal range without causing low blood sugar or high fat levels in your blood, while promoting weight loss. Eat high fiber foods such as beans, vegetables and whole grains. Ask your doctor for the name of a qualified dietician who can help make a meal plan you can live with.

Increase your fiber intake. Choose all types of non-starchy vegetables, for example, spinach, broccoli. Consume generous amounts of onion and garlic. Include whole meal bread, whole wheat biscuits, unpolished rice, beans, lentils and fruits. Have at least two servings of vegetables every day. Reduce your fat intake especially saturated fats. Choose lean meat, low fat dairy products. Use unsaturated oil for cooking, for example, corn, soya-bean or olive oil. Practice low fat cooking methods, for example, steam grill. Choose foods with no added sugar. Reduce intake of salt and salty foods. Cut down on added salt and monosodiumglutamate or prepacked seasonings. Avoid preserved or salted foods. Use more fresh ingredients, herbs and spices. Avoid gravy on rice when eating out.

Published: December 15, 2010   
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