Type 2 Diabetes – Get Healthy by Bringing Your Blood Sugar Under Control!

Type 2 Diabetes – Get Healthy by Bringing Your Blood Sugar Under Control! – I am sure you have heard this before, but if you have Type 2 diabetes it is really important to overhaul your eating plan. The food you eat really can change your life.
Stop eating junk food and fast food. Avoid all processed food when possible. Instead, shop in the perimeter of your grocery store looking at fruit, vegetables, lean meat and low-fat dairy. Foods with a slimming effect help to bring your blood sugar under control. Research shows avoiding fatty foods may also help your body regain some of its lost insulin sensitivity.
Certain foods give you extra power to control your blood sugar:
Low-GI foods: The glycemic index shows which foods raise your blood sugar more strongly, and which ones have a lesser effect. Here are a few low-GI foods to help you:
peas, beans, and lentils
green leafy vegetables
yams and sweet potato
fruits excluding watermelon and pineapple
oatmeal and bran cereals
barley
pumpernickel or rye breads
But don’t forget, everyone is different. If a food spikes your blood sugar, set it aside and try it again later on.
There are different ways you can add more fruit and vegetables to your eating plan:
start juicing and maybe made the occasional smoothie. Of course, you want to steer clear of high sugar fruit as these can spike your blood sugar level. Instead, focus on mostly vegetables with a dash of fruit so you can get the sweet taste in your juices and smoothies. You may also want to add protein powder, or even nuts, to give you added protein plus stop those blood sugar spikes. Adding protein will keep you feeling full longer and lessen your desire to snack all day long.
another great way to add more fruit and vegetables is by cutting them up and keeping them in a small cooler in your car when you’re traveling back and forth to work. When you have the urge to munch on something, have some baby carrots dipped in some low-fat ranch dressing or an apple with low-fat almond butter.
There are many different options available to you when you plan ahead and put fruit or vegetables within your reach. Make eating healthily as easy and convenient as possible.
Finally, another great way to eat more fruit and vegetables is by making a salad the center of your meal. Why not have a salad at least once a day? Make a big salad with different colored fruits and vegetables. You can use a dressing as simple as balsamic vinegar. It’s very easy to make your own dressing by using balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and even a little olive oil if needed.
As you can see, being a Type 2 diabetic doesn’t mean you have to live an eternal life of feeling overweight and out of shape.
by changing your diet, eliminating unhealthy foods; you will immediately find you have more energy.
cinnamon is good for healthy blood sugar, also. Adding 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon each day can reduce blood sugar levels by 18 to 29 percent. Why not add it to your oatmeal of fruit desserts?
add exercise to your routine of eating healthy food, and the extra weight you are carrying will start to melt away, bit by bit.
Type 2 diabetes shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a healthy, active life!