Being diagnosed with diabetes can cause a lot of confusions and create many questions in your head. Make these simple lifestyle changes and experience the difference in your fight against diabetes.
- Start eating a complex carbohydrate, low-fat, high-fiber diet which includes plenty of raw fruits and vegetables. Avoid grapes, banana, sapodilla (chikoo). Fibers help in reducing sugar surges.
- Avoid saturated fats and simple sugars (table sugar).
- Get your protein intake from vegetable sources like legumes and grains. However, fish and low-fat dairy products are also acceptable sources of dietary proteins.
- Pre-packaged and processed foods get rapidly absorbed in the first part of the intestine and no food is left to reach the last part of intestines where a few hormones are released which help in controlling diabetes. Hence avoid packaged and processed foods.
- Avoid dietary supplements and tonics containing cysteine, vitamin B1, vitamin C and fish oil.
- Avoid tobacco in any form. It is nothing less than the most dangerous poison for patients of diabetes and hypertension. Tobacco constricts the blood vessels and reduces oxygen supply to the tissues.
- Exercise induces an insulin-like effect on our metabolism. So, ensure you get in some form of exercise at least 20 to 30 minutes daily four days a week.
- Sleep at least eight hours a day for nerves and other body systems to rest and relax which eventually help in controlling diabetes and general well being.
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Last reviewed at: 05.Jan.2019