The famous proverb ‘We are what we eat’ perfectly fits the bill when we talk about diabetes. People suffering from this disease are usually required to make numerous dietary modifications in addition to leading an active lifestyle.
One of the most important factors with respect to a diabetic diet is that it should include foods that are low in glycemic index (GI). Glycemic index indicates how much the blood glucose will rise after consuming any specific food. Also, foods that are high in dietary fiber and essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals occupy the second most important spot in this diet.
Foods that are low in GI and high in other health beneficial nutrients are fresh fruits (apples, oranges, strawberries, lemons and plums), vegetables (peas, beans, radish, potatoes and beetroot), high fiber-foods and whole grains. One thing that people suffering from diabetes should keep in the mind with respect to diabetes diet is eat in moderation and restrict your daily intake to not more than 1800 calories.