Think you’re safe from high blood pressure levels, just because you gorge on veggies instead of meat? Well, the bitter truth is, no one is ever safe! Not necessarily The major reason is that vegetarians tend to consume a lot more carbohydrates than the non-vegetarians. However, we must also note that non-vegetarians get limited share of carbohydrates from the food they eat, vegetarians on the other hand have a wider option for carbohydrates. Veg diet v.s non-veg diet The diet that vegetarians follow comprises bread, pasta, chappatis, rice, and dals, which increase the need for insulin. These foods lead to major weight gain, which could lead you on the path to diabetes. Benefits of a modified vegetarian diet A vegetarian diet can be of tremendous benefit to a diabetic if modified with higher fiber, protein, and increased vegetable intake. However, you have to be careful with what you eat, the quantity of the food that you consume.
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Nature is a natural and safe solution to all our health ailments. Ensure you include these foods into your diet, they’ll help you manage diabetes better. Bitter gourd (karela) If you wish to keep blood sugar levels under control, drink a cup full of fresh bitter gourd (karela) juice first thing in the morning. Karela is known to be effective in lowering elevated blood sugar levels in type II diabetes. You can also have it in the cooked form. It helps improve carbohydrate metabolism, supports the immune system and is rich in vitamin A and C. It is also beneficial in the treatment of piles, heat boils and rash. Indian gooseberry (amla) This all-rounder Berry has infinite benefits. One of the richest sources of vitamin C, the Indian Gooseberry boosts immunity when taken in high doses (three to four berries). It helps improve digestion, is a potent liver cleanser, works as a laxative, brings a glow to the skin and is beneficial in erasing age spots (brown spots on the skin). When it comes to type II Diabetes, bringing down your blood sugar levels helps. Mix a tablespoon of amla juice with half a cup of bitter gourd juice and … Continue reading 7 foods for better diabetes management →
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If you are at the risk of inheriting diabetes, then here are 8 simple rules that you should definitely follow, if you wish to ward off the deadly disease. Avoid high glycemic index foods Avoid maida, sugar, fruit juices, white rice, pasta, noodles, and chocolates. They foods contain GI (glycemic index) that can increase your sugar levels and make you susceptible to Diabetes at an early age. Make the food transition Switch to brown rice, whole wheat bread, and chapatis made from jowar, bajra, and whole wheat. Go for everything that is natural. Refrain from indulging in anything that contains artificial elements or substitutes. Fruits and vegetable juices Eat whole fruits and drink vegetable juices. You may also switch to soya milk or drink low-fat cow’s milk and curd to serve your body with a regular supply of calcium. These options help you keep healthy and away from diabetes. Raw is right Increase your intake of both raw and cooked vegetables. Non-vegetarians can eat eggs, fish, and chicken for proper protein intake. It is mandatory to maintain the level of protein in your body since it keeps you strong and helps you fight diabetes in a better way. Don’t have … Continue reading 8 rules to follow if you’re genetically prone to diabetes →
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