Changes in nutrition that help in controlling blood sugar levels

controlling blood sugar levels

The primary concern of a diabetic is to control the blood sugar levels to lead a happy and healthy life. In this journey, a nutritional and balanced diet plays an essential role.

In my family too when my relatives faced health concerns due to difficulties in managing sugar levels, it was through the right food choices that I managed to get their blood sugar levels in check.

Managing diabetes and saving from an undue spike in sugar levels can become easy when the person with diabetes starts to look into their plate and bring changes in nutrition.

With the right choices of fruits, vegetables, etc. people can bring about nutrition changes to help control diabetes in India. Here are some ways how small nutritional changes can be incorporated in your daily life:

Controlling carbohydrate intake

The body breaks down carbohydrates into sugar (glucose) and then insulin helps move this sugar into the cells as energy.

But when your insulin sensitivity is disturbed, too many carbs can lead to a rise in blood sugar levels.

Reduction in carbohydrate intake or consuming complex carbohydrates can help prevent blood glucose fluctuation and eliminate any rise/fall in blood sugar levels.

A low-carb diet that eliminates bread, noodles, pasta, etc. can help in the regulation of blood sugar levels.

High-fiber diet

Fiber helps in the optimization of sugar absorption and slows down carb digestion. It saves from sudden spikes in sugar levels. While both soluble and insoluble fiber is good for the body, the soluble fiber helps in lowering the blood sugar levels.

A high-fiber diet induces the feeling of fullness and helps in weight management too.

Foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, etc high in fiber thereby improving digestion, blood sugar regulation, and weight management.

Milk protein

Protein is the building block of the body. It helps in muscle growth, strengthening, and healing the body from within.

Consumption of high-quality milk protein supports muscle health, improves wound healing, and improves overall health. With the right balance of protein and carbs in the body, a diabetic person can boost their health and boost muscle mass.

Anti-oxidant vitamins

Vitamins and minerals play a major role in optimizing our health and body functioning. Consumption of antioxidant vitamins i.e. vitamin E, vitamin C, and beta-carotene helps in boosting immunity and fight against free radical activities.

These vitamins lead to chain reactions that help fight against diseases and heal from oxidative damages caused due to aging, smoking, etc.

B-complex vitamins

B-complex vitamins play a critical role in breaking down carbohydrates, proteins, and fats for energy. When you aren’t getting enough B-complex, you can experience weakness, fatigue, etc. As the sources of B-vitamin is mostly meat and dairy products, vegetarians and vegans are at risk of Vitamin B-complex deficiency.

Consuming folic acid, vitamin B6, B12 through supplements or dairy products can bring a boost in aiding nutrient utilization, and other physical functions.

Food with low glycemic index

Apart from keeping a check on nutrients, people who have diabetes must notice the glycemic index of the food they consume. The Glycemic index is the ranking that determines how carbohydrates affect blood sugar levels. The lower the Glycemic index, the lesser it affects the sugar levels.

And therefore, food items like oats, eggs, barley, beans, lentils, corn, non-starchy vegetables are the best for your diet.

If you aren’t able to manage diabetes well with your diet plan, adding supplements like Ensure Diabetes Care. It is a scientifically designed formula that can help you keep your blood sugar levels in check. It also supplements your nutrients intake that can help in boosting a healthy and stress-free life.

While managing diabetes can seem hard, a healthy look at the food we consume can change the way we live through this disease.

Also Read: Nutrition must add in kids meal

Copyright: © Ruchi Verma

Disclaimer – This article is an advisory piece. Before you manipulate your diet habit kindly consult a medical practitioner or nutritionist.

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Ruchi Verma

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24 Comments

  1. These tips are very useful in controlling blood sugar levels. Thanks for sharing them. Informative post to change nutrition.

  2. This is a very Informative post in controlling blood sugar levels.

  3. Very useful information for diabetic persons. You have perfectly covered every part that could effects the level of blood sugar in body. Indeed, Ensure diabeties care works wonder in gaining body and muscle strength.

  4. Agree that proper diet plays an important role. My father is diabetic too. We are looking for diabetics supplement that controls his blood sugar levels. I would recommend him #EnsureDiabetesCare supplement for sure.

  5. Diabetes is a serious metabolic disease and adopting a healthy lifestyle is key to maintain healthy blood sugar level. Ensure sounds like a great option to give additional care to diabetic patients.

  6. Very informative post. A proper diet is really important for a person with diabetes. Ensure Diabetes care is really helpful in maintaining blood sugar levels for a diabetic person.

  7. Very important to know about nutrition. A proper balanced meal cures a lot of illnesses. A good and informative article this is.

  8. With the Corona scare raising anxiety levels and also keeping us indoors , maintaining healthy blood sugar and cholesterol level has been quite a challenge . This is a timely and useful article surely !

  9. Nutrition plays a massive role in controlling and maintaining blood sugar levels. Great article Ruchi, however, I am sceptical about the milk protein part. High protein intake in any form is said to impact kidneys in the case of diabetics.

  10. Proper diet is essential and having a health partner as #EnsureDiabetesCare in diet is a boon to keep sugar levels in balanced way.

  11. Very useful tips in controlling blood sugar. Will share your post with my mom. She is on boarder line for high sugar level.

  12. Ensue is a great suggestion from your end to control blood sugar level. I also feel food that has high fibre content also is very good for diabetic people

  13. Very practical and helpful article in the earth a proper diet taking care of what you are eating and good choice in supplement is a balanced way to manage this long term

  14. This post is really helpful as I have two diabetic patients in my family and yes proper diet plays a very important role to keep all in control’

  15. Maintaining healthy lifestyle is the key to control the blood sugar level. A proper diet chart is necessary to balance out diabetes. Your tips are informative.

  16. These changes in diet surely helps to control diabetes. Also having spirulina in your every day routine makes this more effective. My mom has seen great results.

  17. These are very useful tips. Managing diabetes is as much about a balanced diet and watching what you eat as it is about exercise.

  18. Completely agree. It’s important to control food intake and eat healthy for the right sugar levels.

  19. Thank you for letting me know about Glycemic index and how it affects blood sugar levels. Ensure Diabetes Care can be a great addition in the diet of any diabetic

  20. We can easily deal with diseases if once we study the science behind them . Useful post

  21. My mother has diabetes and I know how difficult it is to control the diet and decide what to eat and what not to eat. Your article is very informative.

  22. This is indeed a very informative article. My Mil is highly diabetic and I shall share these pointers with her. I agree with you that a balanced diet is the best way to treat your body illness and diseases.

  23. Very Informative. As in this month we have world diabetes day, we should be aware of our sugar level. For Geriatric patients, its better to have their test in hospital every three months. Dr Mehta’s Hospitals have special diabetc health check up package for geriatric patients

  24. If a diabetic follow a proper diabetic diet then it can make a huge positive impact on his overall health.

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