Which Food for a Healthy Diabetic Diet

There are many diets to choose from
There are many diets to choose from

People who are diagnosed with diabetes and begin to research what to eat will be confronted with a vast range of information.

A variety of diets such as low-carb, low-fat, low-GI, Mediterranean and many other diets are used by people in controlling their blood glucose levels.

Despite the variety of diets available, there are a number of common recommendations which most of the diets include.

Guidance for a healthy diet

  • Avoid becoming reliant on convenience foods such as crisps, biscuits or ready meals
  • Ensure each main meal has a good intake of vegetables
  • Choose fats from healthy sources such as meat, fish, dairy, unsalted nuts and olive oil
  • Aim to have oily fish at least twice a week
  • When choosing starchy foods, avoid white versions and choose versions with a higher fibre content
  • Have carbohydrate in moderation as high quantities of carbohydrate in meals will adversely affect blood glucose levels
  • Eat whole fruit in preference to fruit juice as whole fruit has more fibre and impacts upon sugar levels more slowly
  • Be aware of portion sizes
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