Diabetics and those at risk of diabetes must control their blood sugar for good health.
Carbohydrate Control: Understanding Carbohydrates: Dietary carbohydrates are the main energy source and affect blood sugar.
Choose complex carbohydrates like whole grains, legumes, veggies, and fruits for fiber and minerals. These foods raise blood sugar slower than refined carbohydrates.
Limit refined carbohydrates: Avoid white bread, sugary cereals, and pastries. Foods like these can increase blood sugar quickly.
Count carbohydrates to control daily intake. Watch portion sizes and carbohydrate content.
Choose balanced meals with carbs, protein, and healthy fats. Portioning meals helps control blood sugar and prevent overeating.
The glycemic index assesses how fast carbs elevate blood sugar. The rise in blood sugar is slower and steady with lower glycemic index foods.
Eat low-GI foods including whole grains (quinoa, barley), legumes (lentils, chickpeas), non-starchy veggies, and low-sugar fruits.