Medical Video: Nutrition : How to Manage Diabetes With a Low Carbohydrate Diet
Managing food that enters the mouth is one of the important keys for diabetics. Delicious food usually contains a lot of high carbohydrates and fats such as rice and wheat flour and cheese. But you don't need to worry because you can include starch / rice in your daily menu, but don't forget to measure the amount. If you want to eat foods that you like, reduce your carbohydrate portion by choosing foods that are nutrient-dense and take only small portions.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your carbohydrate food:
- Reduce consumption of sugary drinks such as soda, sweet tea, and energy drinks. Alternatively, you can consume soft drinks without sugar.
- Eating fresh whole fruit is better than drinking fruit juice
- Choose sweet potatoes, not potatoes
- Eat whole wheat bread and whole wheat pasta instead of ordinary bread and pasta
- Consumption rolled whole oatmeal, don't use the usual breakfast cereal
- Replace white rice with brown rice or barley (jali rice)
- Try looking for references to other carbohydrate sources.
Do you like donuts, pancakes, or sweet bread? Make a healthier version of the home recipe by replacing all the ingredients of flour in your recipe with wheat flour.
As a guide to your daily portion, you can:
- Fill 1/4 of your plate with carbohydrate foods including starchy vegetables or whole grains such as rice
- Fill half of your plate with non-starchy vegetables
- Fill a quarter of your plate with proteins such as fish or chicken
- So that your food portion is not too much, try to make your food portion the same size as your fist.