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Food and drink, contain three major nutrients called carbohydrate, protein, and fat. Each nutrient plays different roles in keeping us healthy. While carbohydrate has the biggest effect on blood glucose levels. Therefore, managing carbohydrate in the diet is a fundamental step towards good blood glucose control for anyone living with diabetes.
Diabetic is always advisable to have daily meal that include low GI / medium GI (Low/ Medium Carbohydrates) with high fibre food & appropriate amount of healthy fat to maintain the balance diet and yet managing their diabetes condition. The key to eating carbohydrate right is by having good knowledge about carbohydrates.
Always remember Diabetes increases a person's risk of developing heart disease by 4 times. Dietary management help to manage your diabetes condition.
Manage diabetes to keep your heart healthy.
Be a nutrition label detective by reading the food label before purchase it is the easiest way to compare the carbohydrates & fats level. Once you know what to look for, you'll be able to choose the best foods quickly and easily for you and your family. Especially those with diabetes, they are advisable to consume low GI (Low Carbohydrate) with high fibre food and appropriate healthy fat to maintain their health.
Managing carbohydrate in the diet is a fundamental step to manage diabetes. But we don't need to avoid any carbohydrate containing food but eat a controlled amount of carbohydrate rich food.
The glycemic index is a tool that's often used in diabetes management, it helps to increase your awareness of what you're putting on your plate.
The Low GI food often called the 'Good' carbohydrate - raises blood glucose slowly while high GI food often called the 'Bad' carbohydrates - raises blood glucose quickly. Following a low GI diet involves swapping out foods that have a high GI with low GI options as diabetic is always advised to have daily meal that include low GI (Low Carbohydrate) with high fibre food & healthy fat.
There ways that can help start eating manage diabetes diet
1. Plan for small wins
Work on one goal at a time. With each gradual change you make, you build confidence and increase your chances of lasting success.
2. Quality matters
Always practice a low GI (Low Carbohydrate) with high fibre food & healthy fat.
3. Quantity counts
Eating food in the right portions gives use the right amount of nutrients we need to manage diabetes and prevent diabetes related complications.
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