5 myth of diet in diabetes


1. Myth – Eating too much sugar leads to diabetes

Eating too much sugar is less likely to cause diabetes.

The reason for the development of type 1 diabetes is not fully understood. It is suggested that genetic predisposition plays a role heredity and impaired immune system function. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas can not produce insulin. The disease mainly develops in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood.

Type 2 diabetes is due to the resistance of cells to insulin.

2. Myth – Carbs are bad for diabetics

Carbohydrates are the foundation of a healthy diet in diabetes, and in any healthy diet.

They have the greatest effect on blood sugar levels, so it is important to monitor the quantity consumed per day.

Carbohydrate foods contain vitamins, minerals and fiber. Experts recommend choosing a product rich in important nutrients such as bread and pasta, and fruits and vegetables rich in fiber.

3. Myth – Proteins are more useful than carbohydrates

Since carbohydrate consumption affects quickly blood sugar diabetic patient may be tempted to replace them with more protein. But their excessive consumption can lead to problems.

Many foods rich in protein such as meat can contain a lot of saturated fat.
It is known that their excessive consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
In the diet for diabetics, protein should make up about 15% to 20% of total calories consumed per day.

4. Myth – Decline favorite foods

There is no reason to give up favorite foods. Consider the following tips:

Change the way you prepare food.
Reduce the amount you consume them.
Use your favorite food as a reward for following strict dietary plan.
Dietitian can help you find ways to turn your favorite foods into the diet in diabetes.

5. Myth – No desserts

You can develop diverse strategies for including desserts in your diet:

Use sweeteners instead of sugar in their preparation.
Use whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetable oil.
Expand the menu of desserts.
Instead of ice cream, pie or cake, eating more fruit, yogurt with fruit or whole grain crackers.


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