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  • 6 Diet Tips for Managing or Preventing Diabetes

    Eating a balanced food is a must for everyone, particularly if you are a diabetic. What is a balanced diet? To follow a ratio of 60:20:20 for carbohydrates, proteins and fat, respectively is a balanced diet. A day’s calorie intake should ideally be 1500-1800 in the above referred proportion.

    Eating a diet which is low in carbohydrates, high in fiber and proteins, vitamins and minerals, while avoiding fatty foods and sweets, is the best solution to stay healthy.

    Quick Diet Tips for Diabetic Patients:

    1. Fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables are recommended against dry fruits. The diet plan should include 3 vegetables and 2 fruits and some nuts every day.
       
    2. Fiber Foods: Fiber-rich vegetables lower down the blood sugar levels and therefore healthy. Some of these foods include:

    o   Fiber foods such as oats, barley, whole grains, millets and pulses with husk and sprouts are a healthy option.

    o   High fiber vegetables such as peas, beans, broccoli and leafy vegetables must also be included.

    o   Fibrous fruits such as papaya, apple, orange, pear and guava should be consumed. Mangoes, bananas, and grapes contain high sugar, and can be reduced.

            3. Dairy Products: Two servings of milk or butter milk contain protein and                         carbohydrates.

            4. Good Fats: Omega-3 and monounsaturated fats (MUFA) are good for the                   body. Canola oil, flax seed oil, fatty fish and nuts are some natural sources of               these fats as they are low in cholesterol and free from transfat.

            5. Avoid eating red meat and egg yellow to cut down on fat and weight-gain.

            6. Eating smaller portions in shorter intervals ( 5 meals/day) is recommended               to keep sugar levels constant.

    Recipe for Diabetic Indians:

    • Methi (fenugreek) seeds (one teaspoon full) soaked overnight in 100 ml of water and consuming it first thing in the morning, is very effective in controlling diabetes.
    • About six almonds soaked overnight and consumed in the morning keeps diabetes in check
    • Tomato juice with salt and pepper taken on empty stomach in the morning also helps control sugar levels.
       
    Category: Endocrine System
    13/11/2015 by Dr.
  • Smell Lavender to Sleep

    Study says, the smell of lavender relaxes your mind and releives you from stress and induces sleep better. You can use lavender oil on a cotton swab and gently inhale at bedtime, if you have trouble sleeping.

    Category: Endocrine System
    14/10/2015 by Dr.
  • The Healing Touch

    Touching stimulates the release of endorphins which are powerful natural pain killers.

    Category: Endocrine System
    30/04/2015 by Dr.
  • Prevent Diabetic Neuropathy

    Quit smoking if you are a diabetic, as it is known to increase the risk of developing diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage).

    Category: Endocrine System
    28/04/2015 by Dr.
  • Hyperthyroidism: Foods to avoid

    Foods that May Help Ease Hyperthyroidism Symptoms :

    Iodine rich foods

    Caffeine

    Whole milk

    Flour

    Added sugars

    Red meat

    Hydrogenated vegetable oils

    Dairy products

    Alcohol

    Category: Endocrine System
    31/01/2015 by Dr.
  • Polydipsia

    Polydipsia is caused by both diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus.

    Category: Endocrine System
    01/11/2014 by Dr.
  • Excessive thirst

    Excessive thirst might be due to hypoglycemia.

    Category: Endocrine System
    01/11/2014 by Dr.
  • Urticaria

    Urticaria in hypothyroid patient on thyroxine indicates excess dosage.

    Category: Endocrine System
    01/11/2014 by Dr.
  • Hypoglycemia

    Uncontrolled hypoglycemia may be due to liver disease.

    Category: Endocrine System
    01/11/2014 by Dr.
  • Intention tremor

    Intention tremor might be due to hyperthyroidism.

    Category: Endocrine System
    01/11/2014 by Dr.

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