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Healthy Eating for a Person with Diabetes

Paying greater attention to what we eat is something everyone needs to think about whether we have diabetes or not. There is SO much information on eating healthy food that it can be a bit overwhelming to sift through it all to work out just what our diet should be. There seems to be some consensus that it’s important to eat a low fat, low GI diet with a balanced level of protein, fruit and vegetables and carbohydrates.

Blueberries - one of the so-called superfoods

In addition, it’s suggested that we add in the following:

  • superfoods, such as goji berries, blueberries, soya beans and brazil nuts
  • dried fruits, such as apricots and cranberries
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • smoothies made from fresh fruits and skimmed milk or yogurt.
  • simple breakfasts of porridge, muesli or compote
  • oily fish containing Omega 3, such as mackerel and sardines

You probably already have your own favorite foods, so try gradually incorporating some of these ideas into your daily or weekly menu.

A Journey of Discovery

BBC Good Food magazine - great ideas for recipes for a healthy diet

When our child was first diagnosed with diabetes, we had to make some changes to our diet, which we did as a whole family.We’ve found that reading magazines, books and websites that encourage whole-food eating have helped us to find good recipes. We’re constantly on the lookout for new ideas and the latest information on what’s considered healthy. Discover more about what types of food we eat in the Carter house ! Read more about trying out a low GI diet in my diabetic blog for December.

 

 

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