The Best Diet Against Diabetes
Food is a uniting force in life. Everyone needs to eat—and eating can be quite delicious and enjoyable. Often meals become the way people socialize and spend time together. Food also has a massive impact on health, with what you eat directly affecting your body. While this is true for everyone, diseases like diabetes make it even more obvious: poor eating choices can have dramatic, long-term effects. Fortunately, a good diet can help fight against diabetes.
Diabetes is a problem with blood sugar levels in your body fluctuating wildly, or staying dangerously elevated. Excess sugar in the blood damages body tissues and can potentially contribute to permanent problems. What you eat has a quick, direct effect on this, since it puts sugar into your body. Unhealthy foods contribute to problems that might allow you to develop diabetes later. A good diet, however, can help fight against diabetes and keep you healthy.
Here are some healthy options you should include in your diet:
- High-fiber options – Fiber reduces sugar spikes, so include plenty of high-fiber beans and veggies in your meal planning.
- Spices – Spices like cumin, basil, parsley, and sage can help your body boost insulin production, controlling sugar levels, while cinnamon and nutmeg improve your antioxidants, which can prevent tissue damage from inflammation.
- Whole grains – Whole grains include fiber and important minerals that can help control blood sugar levels.
The key to eating well is maintaining a balanced diet. Control your portion sizes, and don’t neglect or over-eat any one thing. You don’t even have to avoid sugar; you just have to control how much you consume. Also, do your best to avoid unhealthy options including trans fats, added sugars, and processed grains or other foods.
Ultimately, diet can’t prevent or control diabetes alone. Other factors are involved. What you eat does make a difference, though, so if you know you’re at risk, a diet against diabetes may not be a bad idea. Our team at Aadvanced Footcare Associates is happy to help you with any area of diabetic care. Contact our offices in New York for more information today! You can use our website or call us at (718) 896-4433 for Rego Park, (516) 822-9595 for Plainview, or (718) 969-2266 for Flushing.