A healthy diet is important for everyone, but is especially important for those with diabetes. If you are trying to control your blood sugar levels, a type II diabetes diet will help. The question is, what is the best diet strategy?
What amount of carbohydrate should I eat?
Carbohydrates are one of the most important food groups. They are the main source of energy for the body, along with glucose. Glucose provides the body with its main source of energy.
These daily food groups contain carbohydrate:
* Fresh fruit
* Natural yogurt and natural milk
* Bread, grain, cereal, noodles
* Starchy vegetables are just as good as potatoes
Carbohydrate counting: What is it important?
Carbohydrate counting can be used to plan meals and keep track of how many total carbohydrates you ingest each day.
You can track your carbohydrate intake and adjust your insulin levels by counting carbohydrate. Anyone can do carbs counting, not only those with diabetes. Your blood sugar level may rise if you eat more carbohydrates than insulin. Patients who eat too much may experience a drop in blood sugar.
How much fiber should you consume?
Fiber is an indigestible part of plant foods. High intakes of soluble fiber have a lower risk of strokes, high blood pressure, weight problems, and cardiovascular disease.
For most Americans, the goal should be to consume between 25 and 35 grams of soluble fibre daily. Fiber-rich foods are the best way to increase fiber intake in type II diabetes.