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Food to eat if you have diabetes – Fighting Diabetes Naturally

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Diabetes is a condition which can be taken care naturally. You need to understand the kind of Food to eat if you have diabetes. If you are having the right food in right quantity at the right time, you can help yourself to keep a good control over diabetes. Being diabetic, it’s important to know …

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Importance of Knowing GI Value of the food that you eat – Fighting Diabetes

Glycemic Index and Diabetes – Glycemic Index or GI value of a food is a number between 0-100.

Glycemic Index and Diabetes

The topic of this video is “Glycemic Index of the food you eat”.

Every food has a GI Value, which would be a number less or equal to hundred.

The bigger the number, the faster rise in blood glucose level.

So a diabetic person should be knowing about this so that he can decide what he or she should eat and how much can be taken without spiking the blood glucose level.

Foods with carbohydrates that break down quickly during digestion and release glucose rapidly into the bloodstream tend to have a high GI

55 or below is Low GI food which should be your choice if you are diabetic
Above 55 and less than 70 is moderate – But I suggest you should avoid this, but sometimes is fine or mix it with very low GI food and have it. The quantity should be less
And anything above 70 is high and you should not even think about these food.

Factors Effecting GI Value

Now we need to understand that there are many other factor which would effect the GI of a food
For example, GI more ripped mango would be higher than a less ripped mango
More cooking would also increase the GI of the food
You can even decrease the GI by adding more fibre and fat to your food during cooking.

Low GI fruits
Cherries, Plums, Dried Apricots, Apples, Strawberries

Glycemic Index And Diabetes
Glycemic Index And Diabetes

You can find food listed with the GI value online. Please go through it and check what you like to eat and plan your diet. You should always have a low carb diet with more protein and fat if you are diabetic.

So what should people with diabetes do?

Diet is a very important factor for keeping your blood glucose level under control.
So we need to know what we are eating and how does that influence our blood glucose level.

Now for sake of understanding diet
I eat a breakfast of 5 Wheat Roti, some spicy dal and potato curry and a cup of sugarless milk coffee.

I have not taken any sugar, wheat roti and dal and potato is good for health,
Than I did not add sugar to my Coffee, but if you check your glucose level after 2 hours, you will find that it’s high.

Reason – High Carbs, milk will increase your sugar level

What do I eat for my breakfast?
Early morning 20 gms of Whey Protien Shake
4 egg whites and one egg yolk
Little high protein cereal with almond milk
Some blue berry, almonds and a black coffee

This is a very nutrious low carb breakfast. I keep changing the combinations, but always make sure it is giving me a balance of my requirments.

I keep experimenting and optimizing my diet by checking my blood glucose after having food. Every diabetic person should know the relationship between Glycemic Index And Diabetes

Suggested Reading – Bamboo Rice – Good for Diabetic Patients

With experiment and experience you would be able to decide on what you should eat and what you should not.

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Coconut Sugar β€” Sugar Substitute

Another sugar substitute for diabetes. There are many sugar substitute available, but again many come with it’s own health costs. I heard about Coconut Sugar for the first time.

As the harmful effects of sugar and high fructose corn syrup become increasingly more evident, people are turning to natural alternatives. A sweetener that has become very popular in the past few years is coconut sugar. This sugar is derived from the coconut palm tree and is touted as being more nutritious and lower on the glycemic index than sugar. There is a lot of talk about this sweetener online and I’d like to separate the facts from the fiction.

Source: Coconut Sugar β€” Healthy Sugar Alternative or a Big, Fat Lie?

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You can buy Coconut Sugar from Amazon

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High Protein Cereal – Good for Diabetic Patients

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The Fruit List for Diabetics

Check out this list of fruits that are good for people with the condition of diabetes.

Often people suffering from diabetes avoid fruits out of fear that the sugar present in fruits could push up their blood sugar level. However, this is a false conception. Most fruits, specifically fruits rich in fibers, are beneficial for reducing the blood sugar level.

Source: The Fruit List for Diabetics

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Metformin and Bodybuilding – Lean Muscle

Check out this information on use of Metformin incase you are into bodybuilding. Please make sure that you consult your physician before you start using this drug.

Whey Protein- Ideal for Diabetes Body Building

Bodybuilders use metformin because it gives them several benefits: Full muscles: Muscles will grow fuller when metformin is used with high carbohydrate diets. Lack of fat storage: Metformin helps prevent fat from being deposited, so you get full benefits from carbohydrate heavy meals, without worrying to end up storing fat. This is why diabetics say they ‘lean out’ on this drug. Insulin receptors: Metformin helps keep muscle cells sensitized for insulin that the body produces. Appetite suppression: This

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