Dr Tejender Kaur Sarna, Nutritionist and Childhood Obesity Expert, Mumbai, sheds light on the dietary recommendation for diabetes as suggested by the IDF (International Diabetes Federation). So if you are a diabetic or are at risk of type 2 diabetes, then making these few changes in your diet can help you to improve and control your diabetes.
Choose whole-grain bread instead of white bread, brown rice over white rice and whole grain pasta over refined pasta.
Choose unsaturated fats such as olive oil, canola oil, corn oil, or sunflower oil instead of saturated fats (butter, ghee, animal fat, coconut oil or palm oil.
Choose peanut butter instead of chocolate spread or jam.
Choose lean cuts of white meat, poultry or seafood instead of processed meat or red meat.
Choose water, unsweetened coffee or tea instead of fruit juices, soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages.