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In conjunction with our policies, we work hand in hand with Diabetes Foundations in Nigeria, we also organise seminar on regularly basis to educate Diabetes Carriers, we enlightened, treat and managed diabetes cases for general well-being and healthy life with our Herbal Product.

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  • What Can I Eat

    We advised you take the mentioned foods when you are using Udo2 Herbal Remedy Capsules or Udo2 Herbal Tea to treat diabetes, and after blood glucose is fully regulated to normal you can start eating as before, but always take Udo2 Herbal Remedy Capsules or Udo2 Herbal Tea after to bring down the sugar from the processed meal.

     

     

    What Can I Eat?
    A diet for diabetes is a healthy diet that has less than 50 percent of the calories from carbohydrate. Carbohydrates should be selected from three major food groups:

    • 1. Starches: preferably high fiber, grains, cereals, breads, pasta rice, legumes, starchy vegetables like potatoes, corn
    • 2. Fruits
    • 3. Low fat diary such as milk and yogurt.

    Added sugar is not recommended, but a person with diabetes who has well controlled blood glucose can work small amounts of sugar into his/her diet. The major selection of food needs to be lean proteins and vegetables. The diet should be low in saturated fats, to prevent heart disease. Use of nuts, olive or canola oil, avocado, and fatty fish, are preferred. Eat three balanced meals a day at regular times, select the healthiest foods, and achieve or maintain your best weight.

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    Small changes equal big results

    Whether you’re trying to prevent or control diabetes, there is some good news. You can make a big difference with healthy lifestyle changes. The most important thing you can do for your health is to lose weight—and you don’t have to lose all your extra pounds to reap the benefits. Experts say that losing just 5% to 10% of your total weight can help you lower your blood sugar considerably, as well as lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It’s not too late to make a positive change, even if you’ve already developed diabetes. The bottom line is that you have more control over your health than you think.

    What you need to know about diabetes and diet

    Eating right is vital if you’re trying to prevent or control diabetes. While exercise is also important, what you eat has the biggest impact when it comes to weight loss. But what does eating right for diabetes mean? You may be surprised to hear that your nutritional needs are virtually the same everyone else: no special foods or complicated diets are necessary.

    A diabetes diet is simply a healthy eating plan that is high in nutrients, low in fat, and moderate in calories. It is a healthy diet for anyone! The only difference is that you need to pay more attention to some of your food choices—most notably the carbohydrates you eat.

     

    Myths and facts about diabetes and diet

    MYTH: You must avoid sugar at all costs.
    Fact: The good news is that you can enjoy your favorite treats as long as you plan properly. Dessert doesn’t have to be off limits, as long as it’s a part of a healthy meal plan or combined with exercise.

    MYTH: A high-protein diet is best.
    Fact: Studies have shown that eating too much protein, especially animal protein, may actually cause insulin resistance, a key factor in diabetes. A healthy diet includes protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Our bodies need all three to function properly. The key is a balanced diet.

    MYTH: You have to cut way down on carbs.
    Fact: Again, the key is to eat a balanced diet. The serving size and the type of carbohydrates you eat are especially important. Focus on whole grain carbs since they are a good

    source of fiber and they are digested slowly, keeping blood sugar levels more even.

    MYTH: You’ll no longer be able to eat normally. You need special diabetic meals.
    Fact: The principles of healthy eating are the same—whether or not you’re trying to prevent or control diabetes. Expensive diabetic foods generally offer no special benefit. You can easily eat with your family and friends if you eat in moderation, our advise is that after you take foods that can process sugar in your system, we recommend to take Udo2 Herbal Remedy Capsules or Udo2 Herbal Tea which will break down sugar benefits in the meal and you are free of sugar contents for that meal.

    Instead of…

    White rice

    White potatoes (including fries and mashed potatoes)

    Regular pasta

    White bread

    Sugary breakfast cereal

    Instant oatmeal

    Croissant or pastry

    Try these high-fiber options…

    Brown rice or wild rice

    Sweet potatoes, yams, winter squash, cauliflower mash

    Whole-wheat pasta

    Whole-wheat or whole-grain bread

    High-fiber breakfast cereal (Raisin Bran, etc.)

    Steel-cut oats or rolled oats

    Bran muffin

    • Fire foods have a high GI, and are low in fiber and protein. They include “white foods” (white rice, white pasta, white bread, potatoes, most baked goods), sweets, chips, and many processed foods. They should be limited in your diet.
    • Water foods are free foods—meaning you can eat as many as you like. They include all vegetables and most types of fruit (fruit juice, dried fruit, and canned fruit packed in syrup spike blood sugar quickly and are not considered water foods).
    • Coal foods have a low GI and are high in fiber and protein. They include nuts and seeds, lean meats, seafood, whole grains, and beans. They also include “white food” replacements such as brown rice, whole-wheat bread, and whole-wheat pasta.

    Tricks for cutting down on sugar

    • Reduce how much soft drinks, soda and juice you drink. A recent study found that for each 12 oz. serving of a sugar sweetened beverage you drink a day, your risk for diabetes increases by about 15 percent. If you miss your carbonation kick, try sparkling water with a twist of lemon or lime or a splash of fruit juice. Reduce the amount of creamers and sweeteners you add to tea and coffee drinks.
    • Reduce the amount of sugar in recipes by ¼ to ⅓. If a recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar, for example, use ⅔ or ¾ cup instead. You can also boost sweetness with cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla extract.
    • Find healthy ways to satisfy your sweet tooth. Instead of ice cream, blend up frozen bananas for a creamy, frozen treat. Or enjoy a small chunk of dark chocolate, rather than your usual milk chocolate bar.
    • Start with half of the dessert you normally eat, and replace the other half with fruit.

    8 principles of low-glycemic eating

    1. Eat a lot of non-starchy vegetables, beans, and fruits such as apples, pears, peaches, and berries. Even tropical fruits like bananas, mangoes, and papayas tend to have a lower glycemic index than typical desserts.z
    2. Eat grains in the least-processed state possible: “unbroken,” such as whole-kernel bread, brown rice, and whole barley, millet, and wheat berries; or traditionally processed, such as stone-ground bread, steel-cut oats, and natural granola or muesli breakfast cereals.
    3. Limit white potatoes and refined grain products such as white breads and white pasta to small side dishes.
    4. Limit concentrated sweets—including high-calorie foods with a low glycemic index, such as ice cream— to occasional treats. Reduce fruit juice to no more than one cup a day. Completely eliminate sugar-sweetened drinks.
    5. Eat a healthful type of protein at most meals, such as beans, fish, or skinless chicken.
    6. Choose foods with healthful fats, such as olive oil, nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans), and avocados. Limit saturated fats from dairy and other animal products. Completely eliminate partially hydrogenated fats (trans fats), which are in fast food and many packaged foods.
    7. Have three meals and one or two snacks each day, and don’t skip breakfast.
    8. Eat slowly and stop when full.

    Ways to reduce unhealthy fats and add healthy fats:

    • Cook with olive oil instead of butter or vegetable oil.
    • Trim any visible fat off of meat before cooking and remove the skin before cooking chicken and turkey.
    • Instead of chips or crackers, try snacking on nuts or seeds. Add them to your morning cereal or have a little handful for a filling snack. Nut butters are also very satisfying and full of healthy fats.
    • Instead of frying, choose to grill, broil, bake, or stir-fry.
    • Serve fish 2 or 3 times week instead of red meat.
    • Add avocado to your sandwiches instead of cheese. This will keep the creamy texture, but improve the health factor.
    • When baking, use canola oil or applesauce instead of shortening or butter.
    • Rather than using heavy cream, make your soups creamy by adding low-fat milk thickened with flour, pureed potatoes, or reduced-fat sour cream.

    What about exercise?

    When it comes to preventing, controlling, or reversing diabetes, you can’t afford to overlook exercise. Exercise can help your weight loss efforts, and is especially important in maintaining weight loss. There is also evidence that regular exercise can improve your insulin sensitivity even if you don’t lose weight.

    You don’t have to become a gym rat or adopt a grueling fitness regimen. One of the easiest ways is to start walking for 30 minutes five or more times a week. You can also try swimming, biking, or any other moderate-intensity activities—meaning you work up a light sweat and start to breathe harder. Even house and yard work counts. (click for more exercises tips)

     

    Proceed with caution when it comes to alcohol

    It’s easy to underestimate the amount of calories and carbs in alcoholic drinks, including beer and wine. And cocktails mixed with soda and juice can be loaded with sugar. If you’re going to drink, do so in moderation (no more than 1 drink per day for women; 2 for men), choose calorie-free drink mixers, and drink only with food. If you’re diabetic, always monitor your blood glucose, as alcohol can interfere with diabetes medication and insulin.

     

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