Following a suitable healthy diet, and taking taking regular exercise can make a huge difference to how your diabetes progresses long-term.
When you have diabetes you are also at an increased risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, and therefore you should try to avoid foods that are high in saturated and trans fat.
Aim to eat a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains, and try to keep it as low in fat and sugar as possible.
Below is a suggested meal plan containing roughly 1,600 calories, and 220 grams of carbohydrate to give you a few ideas of how to eat for diabetes.
1/2 cup oatmeal 1/2 cup reduced fat milk 1/2 cup raspberries 1 medium peach 1 cup of green tea
Nutritional info: calories 240, carbs 42.7g, fat 4.9g, protein 9.8g, fiber 8.4g.
Water or tea/coffee 3 cups plain popcorn
Nutritional info: calories 91.7, carbs 18.7g, fat 1g, protein 2.9g, fiber 3....
Experts are now recommending that Americans consider embracing some "meatless" days when planning out their menu ideas for a week. You can turn to nuts, seed, legumes and beans if you do not eat fish, eggs and dairy products, in order to meet your daily protein recommended intake values. If you decide to become a full time vegetarian , then you will experience some wonderful health benefits. You will more than likely reduce saturated fat (and obviously trans fat) in your diet, you will be exposed to healthy fats like monounsaturated fat, which can help to improve your cholesterol profile; you will enjoy the benefits of fiber, which can help with digestion, heart health and blood sugar stabilization, and you will more than likely eat more fruits and vegetables, helping you to gain exposure to a variety of vitamins and phytonutrients. A new study also reveals that vegetarians may have a lower risk of developing cataracts .
In a large dietary survey that foll...
Definition Alternative Names Children and exercise Information Children should have many chances to run, bike, and play sports during the day. Experts recommend that children get 60 minutes of moderate exercise every day. Moderate activity means you breathe harder and your heart beats faster than normal. Some examples are: Walking fast Playing chase or tag Swimming Playing organized sports (such as soccer, basketball, and football) Younger children have a shorter attention span than older children. They may be active for only 10 - 15 minutes at a time. The goal is still a total of 60 minutes of activity every day. WHY EXERCISE? Children who exercise: Feel better about themselves Are more physically fit Have more energy Other benefits of exercise are: A lower risk of heart disease and diabetes Healthy bone and muscle growth Staying at a healthy weight GETTING STARTED Not all children are the same. Some kids are very athletic and love getting outside and being active. Others would rather stay inside and pla...
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