Diabetes is a very common and persistent disease that usually occurs due to unhealthy lifestyle and family history. So here are some popular winter foods that people with diabetes should avoid or eat in moderation.
Diabetes is a metabolic disease that raises your blood sugar level. It is a common issue among people which occurs mainly due to unhealthy lifestyle and diet. The hormone insulin takes the sugar from our blood and stores it to make energy. In diabetes, our body cannot make the insulin and cannot use it properly.
As mentioned, diabetes is largely dependent on our regular diet which will be more vulnerable in the winter. There are some winter foods that diabetics should not eat to stay safe and healthy.
Winter foods for diabetics to avoid:
Honey is the most common and popular remedy for winter to relieve sore throat or cold. And it is a natural sweetener but high in sugar content. Therefore, people with diabetes should avoid it.
Jaggery is like a staple food for the winter that is used to make a number of tasty sweets and Indian desserts. Although it is a form of natural sugar, it is high in the glycemic index (GI) range so diabetics should avoid it in winter.
Makki ki roti
It is made with corn or makai flour and fortified with saag. This is one of the most popular winter foods that diabetics should have because of its GI content.
Tea or coffee with sugar
Consuming tea or coffee as a moderator for the winter will be great. But diabetics should not add extra sugar.
Any type of fried food is full of trans fat that can cause inflammation in your body and increase insulin resistance. Therefore, people with diabetes should limit their intake.
Fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals, but some are high in sugar content. So diabetics should keep an eye on that and have fruit in moderation and avoid juice. They should also avoid fruit juices that are available in the market as they are high in sugar.
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