Diabetes diet: 7 foods that can control your blood sugar levels


NEW DELHI:Diet plays an important role in controlling diabetes, because, food which people eat on day to day, it direct impacts on sugar levels.

High carb foods which are include in food raise your blood sugar levels. The digestive system breaks down the digestible ones into sugar, which enters the blood.

Complex carbohydrates such as whole grains take longer to digest while simple carbs such as white flour and refined sugar may cause sudden spikes in your blood sugar levels.

Diabetics tend to have high blood sugar levels due to the inefficiency of insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas, to control them.

Diet is an important for human life. Nobody can alive without diet but here is condition that some foods are harmful for those people who are suffering from diabetes while some foods also control the diabetes.

Some foods detail have been given below who can control the blood sugar level
1. Barley:
According to study, eating a special mixture of dietary fibres found in barley can help reduce your appetite as well as high blood sugar levels. “Whole grains like oats, brown rice or millets like jowar and ragi contain both soluble and insoluble fibre that helps with sugar control,” shares Consultant Nutritionist Dr. Rupali Datta.
2. Bananas:
Bananas, potatoes, grains and legumes, are most beneficent for health and blood sugar control, supporting gut health and enhancing satiety. This is a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is, therefore, considered a type of dietary fiber.
3. Nuts:
Almonds, cashews, chestnuts, walnuts or pistachios in your daily diet to control high levels of blood fats and sugars.
4. Karela:
A report issued in the Journal of Chemistry & Biology gives evidence that consumption of bitter gourd tends to increase the uptake of glucose and improves glycemic control.
5. Fenugreek seeds:
A teaspoon of fenugreek seeds, turmeric powder and amla powder in equal quantities with warm water thrice a day to control high blood sugar levels.
6. Protein rich foods:
According to Dr. Rupali Datta, eggs, meat fish and chicken and vegetarian sources like dals, paneer or besan help control blood sugar levels. Whole dals like rajma, Kabuli chana, sabut moong, and masoor are recommended at least once daily.
7. Amla:
Amla is the fruit of the Indian gooseberry tree and is a traditional remedy to control high blood sugar levels. It also contains a type of mineral called chromium which regulates carbohydrate metabolism and helps in making your body more responsive to insulin.

Apart from these foods, daily exercise is essential for diabetic patients. it means that exercising regularly helps your body to use up the available sugar in your blood stream.