Careful Diet Exercise Can Help Manage Diabetes and BP
Despite people following healthy diets and incorporating exercise in their daily
lives, a large number of people are being diagnosed with diabetes. However, it is only through
spreading awareness about the right kind of diet and exercise that we can help diabetics avoid the
complications that arise as a result of this disease.
It is disappointing to see that even though so much research is being done to
find a cure for type 1 diabetes, there have not been any encouraging results. Doctors and
nutritionists still advice people to follow a specialized diet and exercise plan to keep in check
their diabetes and to live a satisfactorily healthy life. The same lifestyle changes can also help
in maintaining type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, if people who have not yet developed diabetes, also
adopt this balanced diet and exercise regularly, there are chances that they will escape the
clutches of this global menace.
Keeping in mind the importance of a balanced diet, listed below are some easy
tips that can go a long way in helping diabetics manage their disease:
1. It is imperative to remember that your food should have the right amount of
carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
2. Drink plenty of water each day.
3. Avoid all types of ready-made and fried meals or fast food as they only fill
your stomach without providing any nutrition to the body.
4. A healthy meal should consist of fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes and
fish twice a week. Occasionally, lean meat can be eaten as well.
5. In order to maintain blood sugar levels, it is advised to take small meals at
regular intervals throughout the day and at the same time everyday.
6. For energetic snacks, nuts and seeds can be taken.
7. The use of salt and alcohol should be limited.
8. It is also beneficial to eat foods that are low in GI.
Diabetics should develop the habit of writing a list of foods they eat and their
effects on their blood sugar levels. This would help them in a better understanding of the diet
that would be most beneficial to them in keeping their diabetes under control.