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Diabetes - How Diet Can Help?

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Ms. Divya Gandhi 89% (138 ratings)
Diploma In Diet & Nutrition, Diploma In Dietitics, Health & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi  •  8 years experience
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Hi!

I’m Divya Gandhi, I am a dietitian and I have been dealing with a lot of clients and the most common metabolic disorder which I treat these days is diabetes. There are 2 kinds of diabetes- type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is one in which the body produces either little or less insulin. There is another diabetes which is Type 2 diabetes which is because of lifestyle disorder. So the question comes how to improve the lifestyle? There are 2 ways to improve it. One by physical activity second by modification of your diet. So one has to follow a healthy diet. A healthy diet doesn’t mean that you need to starve and keep yourself away from food but you can always eat good complex carbohydrate to keep your sugar levels in control. Either there are people who are not suffering from it or they are prone for it like people who have a family history of diabetes. In order to prevent the occurrence of diabetes, they need to have food which is very high in fibre.

Some fibre rich foods are bran, oats, dalia, vegetables & fruits. Apart from it, there are people who are already suffering from diabetes and they want to cure it or control it. For them, the best thing to take is to use barley aata in summers & ragi aata in winters. What it does is, it actually controls the blood sugar levels in blood of a person. Apart from it, every food which is low in glycemic index means every food which has little tendency of not getting soft is good to be good to people who have high sugar levels. In case you are not able to follow any of these things there are certain kitchen herbs as well which helps to control your sugar levels like methi water – you just need to soak a teaspoon of methi seeds overnight and drink the water next morning. You can also take methi seeds. They will also help to reduce blood sugar levels. Secondly, you can have lady finger water. How to prepare it?

You just need to cut both ends of lady finger soak it overnight in one katori of water, throw the ladyfinger next morning and drink the larva. Third and the last thing which actually works like wonders for people who have even type 1 diabetes is paneer doda normally known as paneer ke ful. What they do they generally work on the Beta cells in your body. So how to consume that? You need to soak 5 or 8 seeds of paneer overnight next morning just squeeze them throw the seeds & drink the water. Trust me if you follow a healthy lifestyle you can very easily control, cure or there could be a possibility that you may never get diabetes in the future. So keep going, stay fit & stay healthy.

Thank you!

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