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Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean diet is a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, cereals, nuts, fish, and unsaturated fat. This diet restricts the use of refined oils, refined grains, pastries, processed meat, sugars, sodas, etc. They help in improving sugar levels, maintain cardiac health, etc.

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My grandmother's blood sugar levels are high. Will following a Mediterranean diet help?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother's blood glucose levels are high, and she has had diabetes for the past 40 years. She is 65-year-old and is taking her diabetic pills as usual everday. Her last blood sugar levels are 145 mg/dL. I go to the gym daily for a workout, and my trainer said that following a Med...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As for diet for diabetes, avoid sweet sugar, honey, jaggery marmalade, chyawanprash, coconut water, ORS (oral rehydration solutions), water juices, and biscuits rusk. Fruits should only include papaya, guava, and kiwi. Replace white rice with brown rice and flour and...  Read Full »

What are the biggest pros and cons of the Mediterranean diet?

Query: Hello doctor, What is the biggest pros and cons of the Mediterranean diet?  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The Mediterranean diet is my favorite and I always recommend my patients to follow this diet. With regards to pros and cons, should focus on what this diet consists of: Mainly of fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil, olives, fish, legumes, whole grains, nuts. Basic...  Read Full »

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