Diabetes Diet

Diabetics! Eat Fruits and Root Vegetables Only!

A balanced diet is very important for a diabetic patient. A proper balanced diet provides all the important nutrients that can help to fight the disease.

When it comes to healthy diet for diabetics, green vegetables and fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and fiber, so they are most recommended. These foods clear the body system by removing toxins from it. The doctors suggest that people suffering from diabetes must consume fruits and vegetables to decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Foods such as potatoes, carrots and beets are very essential for a diabetic patient.

According to a recent study by Oxford University, fruits and root vegetables slow the rise of blood sugar that causes cell damage. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, January 2006 and Journal of the American Dietetic Association, December, 2005 have also laid stress on eating proper diet.
Since a diabetic patient has the risk of heart attack, strokes, blindness, deafness, kidney failure and damage to body tissues, he/ she must take proper care of themselves and avoid sugar in their meals.

Food in the stomach passes through pyloric sphincter obstructing it from entering the intestines,
the stomach then squeezes and mixes its contents properly. This is only after the solid food gets converted into a thick soup which helps pyloric sphincter to open and helps it to pass.

It so happens when sugar gets absorbed immediately and results in high rise in blood sugar. Consuming nuts is also very important for a diabetic patient since the fats in the nuts get mixed with other foods and keep them for a longer time in the stomach. And this prevents the blood sugar levels from rising quickly. Any slow-digested foods containing fats or protein will have the same effect. So it is highly recommended to eat fruits and root vegetables with nuts to prevent diabetes.

In any severe case, consult the doctor who can best guide about the diet to be prescribed. The doctor must also guide about the treatment of various side effects caused by the disease. The side effects can be severe and require immediate cure. Avoid foods with high level sugar and consume natural sugar found in fruits and vegetables.