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Type 2 Diabetes Food
Choosing the right foods can either make, or break, the glucose levels for a type 2 diabetic. Knowing what to eat, when to eat it and how much to consume are all key points of the same end goal- proper nutrition.
While sugar should be limited, it is still okay to have some. The key here is moderation. Artificial sweeteners, on the other hand, are a definite no-no.
Cooking is as important as eating. Preparing and eating foods that have flour and milk need to be regulated. This becomes very important when you are eating out since you are not there to supervise the preparation of the food. Certain starches, such as potatoes, also need to be monitored.
Eating protein and fat in your diet is fine, as long as you practice (you know the word), moderation. Your doctor or a certified dietitian can give you the right recommended amounts of each for your daily intake.
Fruits juices, soft drinks and sweetened beverages such as coffee and tea can ruin your meal. These can carry massive amounts of sugar that you may not consider until the effects start to alter your blood sugar. Instead of sugar, try honey or slowly wean off of the dependency to sweeten with sugar. Soft drinks need to be radically reduced and fruit drinks diluted with water.
Fiber is always a good idea for a eating plan since it not only helps to maintain blood sugar, but it also lowers bad cholesterol. It also does wonders for the digestive system.
Protein should be included, as long as you don't go overboard. There is such a thing as having too much. Spacing some out for each meal will also repay you in blood sugar maintenance.
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