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Diabetes (Sequence 3)

The modern dietary recommendations include a diet that is to prevent diabetes is high in fibre and low in fat and moderate in carbohy drates & proteins, with recommenda tions to eliminate table sugar and foods made with it.

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Essential principles :

  • Eat lots of vegetables and fruits. Try picking from the rainbow of colors available to maximize variety.

  • Fruits may be eaten however, they are high in carbohydrates and thus they need to be accounted for in your diet and cannot be eaten in unlimited amounts. A qualified dietitian can help you plan fruits into your daily diet.

  • Eat non-starchy vegetables such as spinach, fenugreek leaves, carrots, broccoli or green beans with meals.

  • Avoid overdependence on any one food.

  • Avoid eating too much food at one time.

  •  Space meals evenly throughout the day and do not skip any meal.

  •  Choose whole grain foods over processed grain products. Use cereals like jowar, bajra, makai, quinoa etc. instead of just wheat and rice.

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  • Include dried beans (kidney or pinto beans) and lentils into your meals.

  • Choose water or coconut water instead of soda or other sweetened drinks.

  • Cut out sugar from your diet, sugar substitutes may be used sparingly.

  •  Learn to read labels as many prepared and packaged foods contain sugar.

  • Choose healthy oils for cooking and avoid trans fats.

"Achieve a state of balance between your physical and mental well-being by consciously savoring each bite of food."

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