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Food for type 2 diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes the glucose. In type 2 diabetes the body is unable to use the insulin properly or in other words pancreas makes insulin but the cells don't use them, thus known to be insulin resistance. As the body is able to produce insulin but can't use it, type 2 diabetes is also known as Non-insulin dependent diabetes.

Food to avoid in Type 2 diabetes

1. Food is rich in carbohydrates such as white rice, sweet corn.

2. Food made of all-purpose flour or white flour, including cakes, bread, and pasta.
3. Foods that contain the high amount of unsaturated fats trans fats like butter, shortening, and cheese
4. Processed meat and beef.
5. Prepared sugary drinks, like apple juice, orange juice, etc.
6. Processed sweet snack like cookies, crackers which also contains all-purpose flour.
7. The full-fat dairy product like whole milk, whole cream.
8. Potatoes, deep fried, mashed, curried, etc.
9. High sugar-containing fruits like banana, mango, cherries, and grapes.
10. High carbohydrate containing vegetables or starchy vegetables like potatoes, peas, sweet potatoes, yams, beans, quinoa.
11. Reduce excess drinking amount of alcohol.

Food to eat in Type 2 diabetes

1. Eat a lot of vegetables including, bitter gourd, ridge gourd, eggplant, cauliflower, cabbage, beans, raw papaya, etc.
2. Green leafy vegetables like. Spinach, kale, mustard greens.
3. Other veggies like Sweet potatoes and tomatoes.
4. Fruits like Berries, apples and citrus fruits.
5. Different type of beans and lentils.
6. Healthy nuts (in the morning)
7. Healthy oils like, olive oil.
8. Take a low-fat dairy product like low-fat milk and yogurt.
9. Whole grain foods like whole wheat, oats, and barley, etc.
10. Brown rice.
11. Fish like salmon which contain an omega-3 fatty acid.

12. Unprocessed home-made juice, green tea, etc.

Not only eating right and healthy foods in diabetes, essential but also eating in time is equally important. Taking meals at the right time, not skipping your meal and exercise are necessary to control diabetes.

*Disclaimer- This article is written to provide only information and general idea.
This article should not be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition.

Please consult your healthcare provider before any diagnosis, treatment or medication.


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