The best diabetes diet is the insulin resistance diet and it is NOT supported by the commercial food business. By the way, this is not a diet but a way of life.
To commit to this diet means that you are eating in a way that increases your insulin sensitivity and keeps your blood sugar low. It could require a serious alteration in your lifestyle which could mean the difference between a great life and a seriously ill life. Here’s how it is followed :
- Limit Carbohydrates – For good health, carbs from vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes and dairy products take priority over other carbohydrates sources, especially those that contain added fats, sugars or sodium.
- Avoid Sweetened Beverages – These include soft drinks, fruit drinks, iced tea and energy, and vitamin water drinks containing sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup and fruit juice concentrates.
- Eat More Fibre – Research shows that diet, containing more than 50 grams of fibre per day are reported to improve glycemic in people with diabetes.
- Eat Healthy Fats – Individuals with insulin resistance are encouraged to select unsaturated fats in place of saturated and trans fatty acids.
- Get Enough Protein – Lean proteins, such as organic chicken, wild fish, free range eggs, lentils, yogurt and almonds, help regulate blood sugar levels.
- Eat Dairy – When choosing dairy as part of an insulin resistance diet, go for organic products instead of conventional products made with cow’s milk, like sheep or goat milk.
- Think About Your Portions – Eat smaller meals throughout the day, and never let yourself get too hungry, which only increases your chances of overeating during your next meal.
Do NOT try to economise on good quality food. Instead cut out the junk food, the soft drinks, the chips and store bought cookies. Use the savings to buy good quality whole food instead of processed foods. Eat good quality fats good for your nerves and brain function which means they will keep you healthy when you are under stress.