A healthy well-balanced diet is an essential part of glucose
control for people who have diabetes. However, having diabetes does
not mean that you have to eat special foods or feel deprived. But
you do need to plan ahead and be more thoughtful when it comes to
what and when you eat.
Carbohydrates serve as the main energy source for the body.
During digestion they are broken down into blood sugar and so too
many or too few carbohydrates can cause your blood glucose levels
to spike or drop. It is important to include them in your diet, in
fact 50 to 60 percent of your daily calories should come from
carbohydrate sources. For optimal blood sugar control, most of your
carbohydrate should come from:
Low-fat dairy products
Eating the same amount of carbohydrates each day helps control
blood sugar. It is also important to spread your carbohydrate-rich
foods throughout the day to keep your blood sugar levels
consistent. If you have diabetes, ...
Alternative Names Diet - protein; Complete protein; Incomplete protein Side Effects A diet high in meat can contribute to high cholesterol levels or other diseases such as gout. A high-protein diet may also put a strain on the kidneys.
Introduction The goals of a heart-healthy diet are to eat foods that help obtain or maintain healthy levels of cholesterol and fatty molecules called lipids. You can achieve this by: Reducing overall cholesterol levels and low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which are harmful to the heart Increasing high-density lipoproteins (HDL), which are beneficial for the heart Reducing other harmful lipids (fatty molecules), such as triglycerides and lipoprotein(a) Any diet should also help keep blood pressure and weight under control. General Recommendations The American Heart Associations (AHA) current dietary and lifestyle guidelines recommend: Balance calorie intake and physical activity to achieve or maintain a healthy body weight. (Controlling weight, quitting smoking, and exercising regularly are essential companions of any diet program. Try to get at least 30 minutes, and preferably 60 - 90 minutes, of daily exercise.) Eat a diet rich in a variety of vegetables and fruits. Vegetables and fruits that ...
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