Health News on Thursday, November 12, 2020
Resources: News Ghana
November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to raise people’s awareness of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This year’s theme is “Nurses and Diabetes”
In the control of diabetes and pre-diabetes, diet planning is a powerful tool.
The food you eat is closely related to the amount of sugar in your blood. The right food choices will help you control your blood sugar levels.
The following are foods that can help you control your blood sugar levels:
High fiber carbohydrates
Fiber-rich foods can help you stay full longer and prevent hunger pangs, which can lead to snacking and high blood sugar.
Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods rich in protein. This protein will help you stay full without affecting blood sugar. Protein not only slows down digestion, but also slows down glucose absorption. If you have diabetes, this will be very helpful.
Pumpkins and pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin is bright in color, rich in fiber and antioxidants, and is an excellent choice for regulating blood sugar. In fact, pumpkin is used as a traditional diabetes treatment in many countries.
Beans and lentils
Beans and lentils are rich in nutrients such as magnesium, fiber and protein, which can help lower blood sugar.
Green leafy vegetables
Green vegetables are rich in nutrients and have very low digestible carbohydrates. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that people with diabetes consume green leafy vegetables because they can maintain blood sugar levels.
Eating chia seeds may help control blood sugar. Research has linked the consumption of chia seeds with lowering blood sugar levels and improving insulin sensitivity.
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