A Guide To Medical Alert Systems For Seniors
Fruits are indeed an vital staple of one’s diet. Whether you have Type ii diabetes or not, fruits are known to have fiber, vitamins and minerals, so important for the balanced diet. It is a well known fact that for people with Type two Diabetes, they can still enjoy the benefits of fruits, except those fruits which contain high levels of carbohydrates and sugars and that can have an effect to increase your blood glucose readings. So for fruit, best choice is fresh fruit. When fresh fruits cannot be found, try dried or frozen fruits, but with no artificial sugar.
You must include fruits with a low Glycemic Index to control your Type 2 Diabetes, which is best for your health. Those fruits with the lowest Glycemic Index are Cherries, Prunes, Grapefruit, Dried Apricots, Raisins, Peach (canned juice), Apple, fresh Pear, Strawberries, Plum, Guava, Orange, Grapes, Papaya, Banana, Kiwi, Pineapple, Figs, and Mango.
Although watermelon has a high Glycaemic Index, the glycemic load per food serving (size of 120g) is low; so unless you consume lots in one go, it will not have a big effect on your blood glucose levels. So, a typical serving, because so much of it is water, contains very little carbohydrate and thus has a low glycemic load. However, as watermelon is high in sugar, you must still eat it in moderation.
You can consume these fruits either in raw or cooked form, or in the form of fruit juice, but with no added sugar! When buying fruits, Sufferers with Type two Diabetes should try and purchase small pieces. Patients with Type two Diabetes must try to run away from fruit juices. Instead opt for whole fruits since they contain more fiber and are more filling. When Purchasing tinned fruit juice, read the package for the following: “unsweetened ; light, extra-light,” and “no sugar added.” Stay away from fruits that are frozen or canned in heavy syrup.
Vegetables supply vitamins, minerals and fiber. Good vegetables, are those containing lowest proportions of carbohydrates! The vegetables recommended in a Type 2 Diabetes diet include Broccoli, Lettuce, Spinach, Cabbage, Asparagus, Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower, Radish, Turnip, Mushrooms, Green Peas, Soybean sprouts, Carrots, Onions, Peppers (all varieties), Green Beans, Eggplant, Celery, Cucumber, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Chilies, and vegetable juice.
Consume cooked or uncooked vegetables prepared with little or no fat, and with little or no dressings (or sauces). Choose fat-free or low-fat dressings on salads, as well as on uncooked vegetables. In ‘vegetables’ based recipes, one could also mix in some chopped garlic or onions. So, why not use of low-fat broths or water to steam the vegetables. Add lemon juice or even some little vinegar to spruce up vegetables. Did you know one may also put in some smoked turkey or a few pieces of lean ham with vegetables while cooking (for flavoring), instead of any other kind fats. A well known tip is to sprinkle your vegetables with spices, peppers, or the freely available herbs. If you still want to add some quantity of fat, make use of soft margarines, olive oil, or canola oil in place of butter or fatty meats.
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