01/7 |Following a diabetes diet?
When diabetes strikes, it immediately means you have to cut back on certain food groups, moderate your sugar, cut out processed foods and limit your carbohydrate content, which mostly comes from grains and some vegetables.
02/7 |Swap out the bad for the good!
This being said, maintaining healthy blood sugar levels does not always mean you compromise on your nutrition. Grains are a staple for Indians and carry a host of nutrients in them which are good for your body. Swapping out the bad for the good and including a few healthy and fulfilling grains in your diet can be the key to beating diabetes and recovering faster.
03/7 | Look for the low glycemic index chart
When it comes to taming mismatched sugar levels, you should be ideally looking at foods which have a low glycemic index, i.e., which take longer to digest and do not rob the body of the vitamins and minerals or take away the energy entirely. Identifying the nutritional information of grains can be helpful in the management of this lifestyle disease. These foods can come in handy!
04/7 | Millets
Millets are energy building and you should be happily stocking up on it. It also provides a good percentage of magnesium, which helps the production of enzymes responsible for maintaining ideal insulin secretion and blood glucose levels. Consumed regularly, studies have found that millets can be helpful in cutting down the risk of Type-2 diabetes. Plus, it contains wholesome fiber which act down on the toxins and the blood lipid levels.
While amaranth has long been traditionally used and advocated for its heath benefits, it is now that the grain is gaining even more popularity for its ability to manage sugar. A true superfood, amaranth is a non-gluten grain which is rich in amino acids, iron, potassium and other nutrients which stabilize the body’s metabolism and ensure that all functions, including insulin levels work accordingly.
06/7 | Buckwheat
Recent studies have found that buckwheat, an essential staple during fasting is also a good fighting agent for diabetes. This grain can be very helpful in managing a chronic sugar problem by actively supplying good phytonutrients, fiber and act down on the rising insulin secretion.
07/7 |Spelt grain
Spelt grain, or Kamut has been the alternative for those who suffer from wheat sensitivity. However, what makes it even better are its benefits for sugar patients. Compared to any other grain, kamut contains 20-40% more amino acids, phosphorus and magnesium, all of which work together to stabilize insulin production and at the same time, eliminate the bad toxins from the body. If eaten regularly, along with a good workout, this grain can also alleviate problems like weight gain which often come with uncontrolled diabetes.