Type II Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, for which insulin resistance (insulin production in the body does not work satisfactorily) and insulin secretion deficiency (the body does not produce enough insulin) are common. The result in both cases is – elevated blood glucose levels or hyperglycemia.
The causes of type II diabetes can be different and various, but the most common among them are obesity, environment and heredity.
If we cannot cope with heredity and environmental pollution, we can at least take care of our weight.
That’s why the specialists recommend patients with diabetes to stick to a strict diet.
Type II Diabetes – a Diet
The first thing to change is the diet. It is obligatory for the patients to eat three times a day with two snacks.
Foods that should be avoided
All refined carbohydrates, simple sugars (sweets, ice creams, jams, sweet drinks, white rice, pasta, snacks, chips, white bread, fruit juices, honey, etc.) should be excluded from the menu and the consumption of fruits, alcohol and animal fats should be minimized.
Foods that should present in the diet for type II diabetes
- All types of vegetables, tubers and cereals (excluding the white bread)
- Olive oil – consumption of this product helps to lower the blood sugar.
- Foods rich in Omega 3 (fish, linseed, etc.). Fish is one of the most beneficial foods for diabetes, so it’s good to eat it at least twice a week).
- Natural supplements such as Rotinal – these supplements help body and control the blood sugar levels within the normal limits.
- Herbs and spices such as oregano, rosemary, cinnamon, and turmeric. Researches have shown that these herbs and spices contain substances that have the ability to reduce the blood sugar.
- Foods rich in fiber – brown rice, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, celery, zucchini, beans, oatmeal.
- Chicken without the skin (consumption of red meat is not advisable, but if it you occasionally consume red meat, it should be beef and lean).
- Water – at least 1-2 liters per day.