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10 diet dos and don'ts for diabetics

Written by Editorial Team | Updated : May 10, 2016 11:04 AM IST


Avoid Cakes And Biscuits

It is imparative that you reduce your butter, ghee or oil intake. Also, avoid processed foods like cakes, biscuits and ready-to-eat food,s as they are loaded with fats. Salt and sugar and can aggravate complications like blood pressure and cholesterol levels.


Diet Dos And Don\'ts For Diabetics

Being a diabetic can be tough, especially when everything you eat could possibly cause your insulin levles to sky rocket, with serious complications. Here are some diet dos and don\'ts especially for you.


Eat Only Two Fruits A Day

Depending on your blood sugar, don’t have more than two fruits per day. No fruit is off limits but if you are especially fond of mangoes or bananas, preferably eat them early in the morning.


Add Green Leafy Vegetables To Your Diet

As a diabetic you are free to eat all the vegitables you like. Add veggies like green leafy ones to give your body that extra boost of energy, vitamins and minerals. The only restriction here is to limit your intake of potatoes. Also Read - World Tuberculosis Day 2023: These 8 Could Be TB Signs


Carry A Healthy Snack While Travelling

Being a diabetic, you are prone to periods of low blood sugar. This can lead to complications like fainting spells and hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar). To avoid these complication always carry a snack with you when you are travelling.


Indulge In Low Fat Foods

Low-fat milk products like curd, paneer and egg whites, lean chicken and fish are great protein sources which can prove helpful in managing diabetes effectively.


Avoid Refined Cereal Products

Avoid refined cereal products like bread, noodles, polished rice, etc. They raise your blood sugar levels suddenly and causes it to fall drastically, which can lead to a sudden bout of hypoglycaemia.


Refrain From Eating Sugary Foods

You probably already know this – sugary foods are a complete no-no. Avoiding them is best if you want to keep your blood sugar levels under control. If you still crave sugar try using artificial sweeteners occasionally, but avoid overdependence on them.  Also Read - World Tuberculosis Day 2023: Put A Full ‘STOP’ On TB