Healthy Living with Diabetes Just because you have diabetes doesn't mean you can't thrive! You're life doesn't need to be dull as a diabetic, especially when it comes to food! There are loads of dishes and diets suitable for those who are diabetics. If you eat the right way, a diet full of delicious healthy food and get plenty of exercise (make it fun!), there is no need to worry. There is also very good powerful diet supplement that you can find here. Actually these concepts for diabetic living enhance the body's capability to deal with diabetes and various other conditions. How to Live a Healthy Life with Diabetes The Healthy Challenge of Diabetics Dealing with diabetes doesn't mean you must feel sorry for yourself and take your medicine with the hope that you will get better someday. Living with diabetes just means you need put some extra effort in to how you live. Here are some tips when you're dealing with diabetes: 1. Monitoring-measuring and reading your blood sugar levels will be very helpful to measure how well your body is functioning with the disease. Be happy when your levels are in a good range. 2. Eating healthy foods-plan this out with exercise for best results. Sticking to a diabetic diet will definitely help with the diabetes. And there are "super foods" which can reduce blood glucose. Some diabetics also add supplements to lower blood sugar. 3. Super Foods-grape seed extract, olive oil and cinnamon is just a sampling of super foods which you should add to your diabetic diet each day to lower your sugar levels. 4. Exercise-working out on a regular basis can do marvels for the body which can also help with the diabetes. Try to find a physically activity you enjoy and won't get bored of which will help improve your body, mood and diabetic condition. 5. Sunlight-(and plenty of it) this is a simple formula: Vitamin D helps diabetics. Also walking or jogging a few minutes a day when the sun is out can catch two birds with one stone. 6. Research- battling diabetes is not just about what you put in your mouth,. It also depends upon your knowledge of the disease. Doing research on your condition will help youl know exactly how to deal with it. 7. Have support-one of the difficulties with managing diabetes is you can easily go off course, especially with exercise and food. Have someone who understands your challenges and condition and will root for you everyday to help you stay on track. 8. Know the warning signs- be knowledgeable of the warnings signs and symptoms so if there is a problem you can quickly contact help in case you need it. 9. Screening- getting tested is vital when you have diabetes. By screening you can take action if there is a problem very quickly. 10. Keep your smile-your body adjusts to your mood. A positive outlook will help you handle the disease of diabetes. This will motivate you if you are facing problems. Super Foods for Diabetics Planning is Everything Among the very best methods to manage your diet plan whether you have diabetes or simply wish to reduce weight is you need to develop a good plan. Planning enables you to select the foods you'll want to eat at any point in the day. The major benefit is the reality that you need to stay with certain dishes simply to care for the sugar degree in your body. Additional benefits of planning are added choices which permit you to search for options if you can't locate a food you wish to eat. Click here to see the diabetic resource center at WebMd.com Managing Carbs The primary root cause in diabetes is carbs since they are processed to sugar in the body. Imposing constraint in carb consumption is very important to have a normal life while handling diabetes. Thankfully, there are a number of tasty foods that satisfy those who wish to manage their carb consumption are expanding so there are more food choices today for diabetics. The Superfoods Aside from recipes, meals, vegetables and fruits that doesn't include high degree of carbohydrates, there are specific vegetables and fruits which are known as superfoods because they can lower the levels of sugar inside the body. These foods are rich in fiber, magnesium, fiber, calcium, potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. A few of these superfoods are citrus, beans, sweet potatoes, whole grains, nuts, leafy green veggies (dark green is better) and berries. These vegetables and fruits can assist your body handle diabetes while improving your overall health. Learn more about diabetes from the Mayo Clinic Video: My life with Diabetes From a different angle Diabetic Food 1. The Official Pocket Guide to Diabetic Exchanges: Choose Your Foods Amazon Price: $2.70 List Price: $6.95 2. SweetLeaf SteviaClear Liquid Stevia, 4-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2) Amazon Price: $30.84 List Price: $49.98 3. ExtendBar, Peanut Butter Chocolate Delight, 1.41-Ounce Bars (Pack of 15) Amazon Price: $18.54 List Price: $30.00 4. Naked 100% Naked Coconut Water, 11.2-Ounce Containers (Pack of 12) Amazon Price: $24.00 5. Alpine Spiced Cider, Sugar-Free Apple Flavor Drink Mix, .14 oz pouch, 10 count boxes (Pack of 12) Amazon Price: $32.00 List Price: $33.27 Foods to avoid Healthy foods to enjoy Learning About the Different Diabetic Foods to Avoid If you are someone who is suffering from diabetes, then you should be aware of which diabetic foods to avoid. Learn about the diabetic food exchange so that you can make informed decisions about what food to avoid and which to include for a healthy and well managed diabetic diet. There are a few diabetic foods to avoid, and by doing this you are going to be making sure that you are not aggravating your condition in any way and that you are going to be keeping yourself in the best possible health. As a diabetic, be careful with what you are eating day to day, but also be committed to make life long changes as well. Even after you get your diabetes under control, you must be proactive and vigilant about your diet to prevent symptoms from flaring up again. Fats and carbohydrates in general need to be limited because they can be both high in calories and in sugar. Read labels, find the diabetic friendly shelves, and increase protein in your diet to start with. The following is a list of things to be eliminated from your diet. Don't despair; the next step will be to find delicious and healthy replacements. You are on the way to a new and improved lifestyle! Foods to Avoid 1. Cereals with sugar and that are not whole grain, 2. White Flour 3. Fried Potatoes of any kind 4. White rice 5. Any canned vegetable or fruit not made for diabetics 6. Jelly 7. Vegetables cooked with butter or butter added after being cooked 8. Regular soda pop, 9. Meats that are fried, bacon and fatty Prime Rib, 10. Whole milk, cottage cheese not made for diabetics, 11. Anything that says cream, including ½ and ½, 12. Fried snacks like chips, 13. Salad spread including mayonnaise, 14. Beer 15. Flavored coffees including hot chocolate and energy drinks The swaps for most of these are easy and delicious. Go for fresh steamed vegetables, put down the salt, sugar, butter and condiments. Prepare whole grains, lean meat, and drink water, tea, and other sugar free beverages. You're going to love how you feel and look! Strawberry Spinach salad Prep time: 35 min Ready in: 35 min Yields: This salad serves eight people Strawberry and Spinach Salad for Diabetics Ingredients • 6 to 8 ounces Baby Spinach, Stems removed • 1 pound Fresh strawberries, Slice them to your liking • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil • 2 tablespoons Sesame seeds • 1-1/2 tablespoons Minced red onion • 1 tablespoon Poppy seeds • 1-1/2 tablespoon Sugar • 1 tablespoon White wine vinegar • 1/4 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce Directions 1. In a salad bowl mix together the strawberries and spinach, in a blender add the dressing ingredients and blend until thoroughly mixed and thickens. You can over mix and add bubbles so be careful, Place dressing in a small container and before serving toss salad gently with dressing or you can serve the dressing on the side. Thank You Barbara Scott from Bend, Oregon for this recipe. 2. This is a great Spring and Summer salad. The original recipe had more sugar and white vinegar and was not Diabetic friendly. By cutting down on the sugar and vinegar it can now be enjoyed by everyone including diabetics. Having fresh strawberry's gives enough sweetness so you will not miss all the sugar. Nutritional Information Nutrition Facts Serving size: 1-1/2 cup Calories 120 Calories from Fat 36 % Daily Value * Fat 4 g 6% Saturated fat 0 g Carbohydrates 15 g 5% Sugar 7 g Fiber 4 g 16% Protein 3 g 6% Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 65 mg 3% * The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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