Fruits are an important staple of one’s diet. Whether you have Diabetes 2 or not, fruits come alomg with fiber, vitamins and minerals which areimportant for a complete balanced diet. It is a scientifically accepted fact that for patients with Type II Diabetes, they can still enjoy the benefits of fruits, except those fruits which contain high levels of carbs and sugars and that can have an effect to increase your blood glucose levels. While choosing a fruit, always opt for fresh fruit. Can’t get fresh fruit ? Go for dried or frozen! But the variety without extra added sugar.
You must include fruits with a low Glycemic Index to control your Type 2 Diabetes, which is best for your health. The fruits with low Glycemic Index include Cherries, Prunes, Grapefruit, Dried Apricots, Raisins, Peach (canned juice), Apple, fresh Pear, Strawberries, Plum, Guava, Orange, Grapes, Papaya, Banana, Kiwi, Pineapple, Figs, and Mango.
Although watermelon has a high Glycaemic Index, the glycemic load per food serving (size of 120g) is low; so unless you consume lots in one go, it will not have a big effect on your blood glucose levels. So, a typical serving, because so much of it is water, contains very little carbohydrate and thus has a low glycemic load. However, since watermelon is high in sugar, you should still eat it in moderation.
You can consume these fruits either in raw or cooked form, or in the form of fruit juice, but with no added sugar! When buying fruits, Sufferers with Diabetes 2 should try and purchase small pieces. Try to avoid fruit juices. As an alternate option, make your choice to include whole fruits since they contain more fiber and are more filling. When Purchasing tinned fruit juice, read the package for the following: “unsweetened ; light, extra-light,” and “no sugar added.” Keep far from fruits that are frozen or in tins packed with heavy syrup.
Vegetables supply vitamins, minerals and also fiber. Good vegetables, are those containing lowest proportions of carbohydrates! The list of vegetables recommended in a Diabetes 2 diet plan has Broccoli, Lettuce, Spinach, Cabbage, Asparagus, Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower, Radish, Turnip, Mushrooms, Green Peas, Soybean sprouts, Carrots, Onions, Peppers (all varieties), Green Beans, Eggplant, Celery, Cucumber, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Chilies, and possibly vegetable juice.
Consume cooked or uncooked vegetables prepared with little or no fat, and with little or no dressings (or sauces). Choose fat-free or low-fat dressings on salads, as well as on uncooked vegetables. In your vegetables dish, you can also mix in some chopped garlic or onions. So, why not use of low-fat broths or water to steam the vegetables. Why not use a small amount of lemon juice or a even vinegar to add flavour to vegetables. Did you know one may also put in some smoked turkey or a few pieces of lean ham with vegetables while cooking (for flavoring), instead of any other kind fats. An excellent choose is to sprinkle your vegetables with spices, peppers, and the commonly available wide variety herbs. When the dish requires a proprtion of fat, try to use use the soft margarines, olive oil, or canola oil to replace place of butter or fatty meats.