Healthy Eating For Diabetes: You Can Eat Anything, The Basics..

Healthy Eating For Diabetes: You Can Eat Anything, The Basics..

Don’t think about it diabetes it is the end of everything. You can still live well by setting a healthy diet for diabetics.

Food management is the best way to live a healthy and normal life. Even setting a healthy diet for diabetics should also be done.

Balancing everything that enters the body is important for proper blood sugar control. It is also called a diabetic diet, which means eating more healthy food in moderation and sticking to regular meal times.

“What can diabetics eat and what can’t they eat? In fact, everything can be eaten even if you have diabetes,” said clinical nutritionist Shiela Stefani during a virtual discussion on Halo Diet some time ago.

“Everything can be eaten, but how much can you eat? That’s what’s important, especially sugar and flour that must be limited. Consuming simple carbohydrates raises blood sugar quickly.”

Sheila explained, the recommended carbohydrates are carbohydrates with a lot of fiber so that the body absorbs them slowly. This will keep your blood sugar levels in check.

Add Sheila, Ika Setyani, nutritionist and PR group ASDI (Indonesian Dietitian Association) Jakarta explained, good food for diabetics is to take care of 3J (quantity, type, schedule).

“The amount eaten must be controlled, the variety must be varied, and the schedule must be correct to maintain blood sugar.”

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“In fact, it should be consulted with a nutritionist so that this diet can be targeted. The needs and conditions of each patient with diabetes are different.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, a diabetes diet is a healthy eating plan that is rich in nutrients, low in fat and calories. The important things are fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Not only that, the diabetic diet is also the best diet plan for most people.

By adjusting the diet of diabetics according to the recommendations of doctors, you can control blood sugar (glucose), control weight and control risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure and blood fat.

When you eat more calories and fat, the body causes an unwanted increase in blood glucose. If blood glucose is not maintained, it can cause serious problems, such as high blood pressure (hyperglycemia) which can lead to long-term complications, such as nerve damage, kidney and heart.

Here are some things you can do when adjusting your diabetic diet:

1. Start reducing food portions

Check your portion sizes and calories. Cut out fried foods, sugary drinks, and anything salty or fatty.

Launching WebMd, start eating a healthy diet like eating lots of vegetables along with whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy, fruit, and healthy fats. Consult a doctor to prepare the best diet that can maintain normal sugar levels.

2. Reduce carbohydrates

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low-carbohydrate diet comparison

Reduction does not mean complete elimination. Indeed, research on the benefits of a low-calorie diet for people with diabetes is still mixed.

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A review written by 25 leading experts said that this diet should be the first step in treating the disease, because it can reduce the amount of glucose in the blood.


Cutting back or cutting back on certain foods can help you lose weight and possibly fight a serious illness. Try intermittent fasting to clear your digestion.

4. Reduce Refined Sugar

Ika explained that people with diabetes should reduce their intake of refined sugar.

“The most important haram is food that contains pure sugar, such as granulated sugar, brown sugar, sweets. But in the case of hypoglycemia, pure sugar is allowed to increase glucose, so it is not hypoglycemic,” he said., Wednesday (7/9).

This is how to prepare good food for diabetics.

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