Are you dealing with type II and tired of the medications your doctor has been prescribing over the years.
Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar or glucose levels are higher than normal and your body stops controlling the insulin levels. At this stage, eating more carbohydrates foods like bread, rice, pasta, milk, cereals and desserts can increase these levels.
In order to control these high levels of insulin, it is very important that you should plan the amount and type of carbs. But focusing on human psychology, the plate we eat from should have our favourite ingredient otherwise it causes great distress and moves people with diabetes into careless eating.
What about those powerful food choices that not only look amazing on a plate but help you lower your food choices.
Raw-cooked vegetables or dry roasted oven baked vegetables not only look great, but they also add a bunch of nutrients in your diet. Be it mushrooms, eggplant, onions, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes and zucchini.
Healthy green vegetable:
Green vegetables like kale, spinach, chard are different choices than regular salad, but they provide the heavy dose of essential minerals and vitamins. They are not only healthy but fibre rich and low on carbs, making it possible for you to keep the check on your blood sugar levels.
Simply roast kale in the oven with an olive oil for healthy, quick and yummy chips and substitute your regular snacks with them. Also mix greens with roasted veggies to add colour, texture and flavour, or mix with a healthy dose of protein like salmon, or organic chicken or turkey.
Berries or Melon:
Do you know unlike apple or mangoes berries and melons are great for people with diabetes. 1 cup of berries of either of these will only give 15 grams of carbs, but provide a healthy dose of vital nutrients and vitamins.
Berries may cost you little more, but it’s a healthy treat that not only provides you fiber but satisfies your sweet tooth.Mix them with plain yogurt, or make a smoothie with yogurt to add little more health to it.
Whole grain fiber, high-fiber foods:
Whole grains, legumes like peas, lentils and dried beans and mix them with raw vegetables to make it a complete meal. Although these food choices have carbs in them, but they provide a punch of nutrients and vital minerals. You can mix oats cereals with dried nuts and eat it as breakfast, it not only provide fiber but help lower blood sugar levels. Oven backed chickpeas are another healthy choices that not only provide all vital nutrients, but are rich in fiber and full fill the hunger pangs.
Fermented foods like yogurt and kimchee:
Fermented foods such as pickles, kimchee, and yogurt are some unusual choices, but they are not only healthy snacks, but provide nutrients and vitamins your body needs.