Choosing Foods For Your Diabetes Menu

When choosing foods for you diabetes menu, you want to make healthy food choices. Those that come from plants such as olive oil, vegetable oils, avocado, nuts, and so on are the best kinds to eat.

The reason is that these are the most heart healthy fats. And, calorie for calorie, they cause less extreme changes in blood sugar than do carbohydrates. However, all fats contain a fair amount of calories, so even the healthier kinds should be consumed sparingly to better manage weight.

On the other hand, saturated fat appears to be associated with insulin resistance as well as an increased risk of type two diabetes. If you eat less saturated fat and replace it with healthy fats, you decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes and improve how insulin works in your body.

When buying processed foods from your local grocery, check the food labels. Compare similar foods and choose the ones that are lower in fat, but make sure that they are also lower in calories. Some low-fat and fat-free foods may be higher in sugar and not much lower in calories.

The types of fats in commercially made products are listed on Nutrition Facts labels. Avoid foods high in saturated fat and trans fat, and select more foods made with unsaturated fats.

Posted under Cooking Foods and Diets, Diabetes Reversal

This post was written by DCN_Assistant on February 16, 2013

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