Importance of Nutrition & Eating Well With Diabetes
A Balanced Diet
Like everyone else, people with diabetes should eat a balanced diet. By eating a range of foods from all the food groups you will ensure that you get all the essential vitamins and minerals you need. Get more information on healthy eating and tips on maintaining a balanced diet by clicking below.
There are some foods that are usually high in sugar and fat so you should try to keep as occasional treats, rather than eating on a regular basis, such as sweets, cakes, biscuits and desserts.
Simple swaps to cut 100 calories a day
If you snack between meals, go for options that don’t contain too much carbohydrate. Good options include:
Changing or adding ingredients to recipes is a great way to make them healthier.
Low fat options
Cutting down on foods that are high in fat is a great way to cut calories and help you lose weight. Fat has more calories than any other nutrient. Saturated fat, in particular is thought to be more harmful than other fat as it raises bad cholesterol (called LDL). It is mainly found in animal fat such as processed and fatty meat, butter, cheese and cream.
Here are some quick tips to help you cut down on fat:
Dinning out & special occasions
Birthdays and other celebrations and social gatherings can be a challenge if you are trying to keep your blood glucose and weight under control.