Healthy Eating Guidelines
The Diabetes food pyramid is a tool to help you create a nutritious Diabetes diet plan to help control your blood sugar levels and reduce your body fat.
Eat your vegetables! Youve heard that since you were young. However, as a Type 2 Diabetic, getting your daily dose of vegetables can be tough unless you put some effort into a healthy diet. For that reason, www.TypeFreeDiabetes.com recommends making at least one of your daily meals a tasty and healthy salad. Salads can not only load your system with vitamins and mineral-rich foods, but they can also be tasty.
Protein is one of the most important components of a Diabetic diet – Insulin is a protein. Diabetics needs to maintain a balanced diet of the recommended amount of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
Not only will a protein-rich diet help to ensure that your cells function optimally, but protein also helps to control your appetite so that you are satiated throughout the day.
1. I need to drink less water in the cooler weather. Despite the outside temperature, you should always drink water or a low calorie beverage in order to maintain hydration. Many people believe that they can drink less water than usual in the winter because they do not sweat as much.
While it may be true that you should drink more water when you sweat (especially in the summer heat), it is vital that you stay hydrated during cooler months as well.
Read the nutrition labels as you shop and pay attention to food serving size and servings per container. Compare the total calories in similar products and choose the lowest calorie items. Let us try to break it down and make using the food nutrition label more easily understood and a constant part of our shopping experience.