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Food for People with Diabetes

Food for People with Diabetes

You may be wondering what types of food a diabetic patient can have? Well, whatever you eat, should not contribute to excess blood sugar levels. But is that enough? Let us see.

Omega-3 Fatty-Acids DHA and EPA, having major health benefits are essentially required on a regular basis especially for people with diabetes, having increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Research shows that people who eat fatty fish containing omega-3 fats regularly, have a lower risk of acute coronary syndromes like heart attack. They are less likely to die from heart disease. Eating fatty fish may also help in regulating blood sugar. It is also a source of Protein. But not everyone may not be in a position to eat fish.

You can eat plenty of leafy green vegetables. They are extremely nutritious and low in calories, digestible carbs or carbs absorbed by the body. Therefore they will not affect the blood sugar levels significantly. Spinach, Kale, and other leafy greens are good sources of many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C. Vitamin C acts as a potent antioxidant and also have anti-inflammatory qualities.

Avocados, having less than one gram of sugar, less carbohydrates, higher fiber content and healthy fats are very good. They also contribute towards lower body weight and body mass index and help improved diet quality.

You can read more about the best foods for people living with diabetes at Healthline report. Also you can find more information at Diabetes UK.

Disclaimer: This information is provided only for public awareness. Always consult your doctor before starting any medication or change of diet.

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