Avoid this, avoid that and the list of foods to be avoided goes on and on if in case you are a diabetic patient whose been put on a rigorous diet to reduce blood glucose levels. Worse, even fruits are off the list! Truly, a balanced intake of all food groups is recommended for those suffering from diabetes and all that one needs to be cautious about is the portion size.
Betting on the Diabetes Myth
Why is that the carbohydrate macronutrient always faces a discrimination when it comes to individuals with weight loss, diabetes and other problems? Its not something untouchable or totally unnecessary for your survival. Carbs are complete sources of energy and this energy is required by your body for performing activities, finishing chores and many more. The general advice to avoid taking carbohydrates if you are a diabetes patient has been in practice since decades. All that an individual must mind is the quantity of carbs that he/she eats but not avoid them completely as recommended by many. Don’t those poor souls suffering from high blood glucose levels need nutrients such as vitamins and minerals and above all, a fuel source to get going?
Now that we are aware that quantity matters yet another important thing is to choose the carbs smartly. Before that, lets take a look at the three different types of carbohydrates:
AVOID FRAUD. EAT SMART.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.