Diabetes is when your blood sugar or glucose levels are higher than normal. It’s carbohydrate foods like bread, cereals, rice, pasta, fruits, milk, and desserts that can cause this rise. Your eating plan should focus on the amount and type of carbs you put on your plate throughout the day. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of blood sugar disorder.
The meal plans should include raw, cooked or roasted vegetables which add color, texture, and flavor to a meal. Mushrooms, zucchini, eggplant, brussels sprouts, onions, and many others are very healthy. Add a good amount of green leafy vegetables as they are delicious and low in carbs. Kale, spinach, chard, and others included also add dietary fiber to your meal. Flavorful low-calorie drinks are also advisable. Water is the best to consume but infused with fruits and vegetables gives it a more interesting twist. Tea is also a good option. Berries and melons are also low in carbs but are packed with nutrients and fiber. Whole grain and high fiber foods like legumes and lentils are good for diabetics. Proteins from cottage cheese, eggs, and lean meats are good for diabetics while a little bit of fat is considered a must.
A diet chart for diabetic patients is very useful to adhere to. This brings a balance in the meal plans and keeps the blood sugar in control.
Diet chart for Diabetic Patients:
- Morning at 6: teaspoon fenugreek (methi) powder + water.
- Morning at 7: 1 cup sugar-free tea + 1-2 mary biscuits.
- Morning at 8.30: 1 plate upma or oatmeal + half bowl sprouted grains + 100ml cream-free milk without sugar
- Morning at 10.30: 1 small fruit or 1 cup thin and sugar-free buttermilk or lemon water
- Lunch at 1: 2 roti of mixed flour, 1 bowl rice, 1 bowl pulse, 1 bowl yogurt, half cup soybean or cheese vegetable, half bowl green vegetable, one plate salad
- Evening 4 pm: 1 cup tea without sugar + 1-2 fewer sugar biscuits or toast
- Evening 6 pm: 1 cup soup
- Night 8.30 pm: 2 roti of mixed flour, 1 bowl rice, 1 bowl pulse, half bowl green vegetable, one plate salad
- Night 10.30 pm: take 1 cup cream free milk without sugar.
It is a must to consult your doctor for any advice.