Diabetes and your diet
Increasing the fibre, reducing sugar and fat both help prevent and manage diabetes. The aim is to reduce blood glucose peaks and improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin and perhaps lose weight.
- Increase the amount of fibre in your diet by choosing whole grain bread, oat cereals, porridge, beans and lentils
- Swap to vegetables oils and low fat spreads instead of butter
- Avoid foods that are high in fats such as mayonnaise, chips, crisps, batter on food
- Eat five portions of fruit and vegetable everyday
- Eat fish at least twice a week
- Eat fruit or unsalted nuts instead of crisps and sweets.
Did you know…
— that Betavivo crispy oat hearts has the power to lower the blood sugar rise after every meal? Betavivo has the daily amount of beta-glucan needed to encapsulate and slow down the uptake of carbohydrates, leading to a slower rise of blood sugar. It’s an ideal way to avoid those highs and lows after the meal!
Regular meal times and spreading your eating over several meals and snacks help control the blood glucose because there is less food to digest at each meal. This will help stabilize the blood glucose, and perhaps even keep you in a good mood.
Example of a healthy day; [Depending on your energy levels portion sizes can vary]
- Breakfast: 1 portion of natural yoghurt, Betavivo oat cereal and a handful of blueberries
- Snack: Carrot stick and hummus
- Lunch: Salmon and potato salad with pesto, small yoghurt
- Snack: 1 slice wholegrain bread with low fat spread, 1 apple
- Dinner: Homemade chicken curry with grated butternut squash, rice, spinach
- Snack: 1 cup of strawberries, 5 almonds