For a diabetes sufferer, it is very important to follow the instructions provided by the doctor regarding proper diabetes diet.
Here is a list of the food items that should be avoided by diabetics.
Sugar, honey and artificial sweeteners are the foods that come first in the list of avoidance for a diabetic. It is allowed to take a sweetener named stevia. It is actually very impossible to remove sugar from your routine diet, so it is recommended to gradually decrease the level of it from your diet.
Try to avoid chocolates and sweets completely. In case you wish to eat them, then opt for the continental dark chocolate which contains 70% of the cocoa solids and neglect the chocolates that contain high amount of sugars.
For a good diabetes diet, the food items containing carbohydrates ending with “ol” or “ose” like glucose, fructose, dextrose and many more should be avoided. Do not take biscuits, cakes, tarts, wheat, rice, barley, breakfast cereals, corn, pasta, bread and similar items in order to control the diabetes. There are some vegetables containing high amount of carbohydrates and starch such as carrots, potatoes, beet, beans, parsnips, peas and such.
The diabetic patient needs to avoid fruits such as banana, mangoes, water melon, grapes, sugarcane, jackfruit, strawberry and chikoos.
Regarding the milk products, it is advisable to take the milk in very small quantity. Cheese and yogurts should not be taken by the diabetic as they contain a large amount of fat. Make a habit of taking considerable amount of tea or coffee as well as the required quantity of sugar so that the sugar level in your body does not get increased.
The diabetic should not prefer to take junk foods or snacks available outside. Such food items have much more amount of calories.
Fruit juices are also not advisable in the diabetes diet as they contain high amounts of carbohydrates. If you really love to drink fruit juices, then take one part of the fruit juice and mix 3-4 parts of water in it to reduce the content of sugar.
The diabetic should not prefer saturated fats like dairy products, fatty meat, butter and many such fat containing products. You require unsaturated fats such as corn oil, soya oil, sunflower oil, or olive oil.
You might ask yourself — if the above food items are not suitable for the diabetic patient, then are there any food items left to eat? The answer is yes. The most important thing to be precise while preparing a diabetes diet — you should distribute the fruits, vegetables and other food items according to the levels of sugar, fat and carbohydrates.