Diabetes Diet and Nutrition
Type 2 diabetes can largely be managed through lifestyle adjustments in diet and exercise. But what exactly is a “healthy” diabetes diet? The short answer is: food that’s good for you, like fresh fruits and non-starchy veggies, whole grains, lean meats, and fish. Stay away from alcohol and foods high in saturated and trans fats, sugar, and carbohydrates. These foods can raise your blood sugar levels.
You may miss indulging in some of your favorite snacks at first, but you’ll soon realize that they’re not worth your life. You might even find that just by making modifications to meals you normally eat, you’ll make them much healthier, and diabetes-friendly. Instead of thinking of it as a “diet,” think of it as becoming an expert meal planner—one of the secrets to being a great chef.