How to enjoy carbs even when you have diabetes?

Instead of eating carbs, choose proteins and high-fiber foods

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If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes you will most likely find yourself looking for a new diet; I imagine not leaving a single prescription. Or you probably have a friend, family or new girlfriend and you want to, but you do not know how, make dinner. Luckily, you do not have to prepare any "special diabetic" foods. In spite of popular myths you do not have to become obsessive about avoiding carbohydrates.

Many people think that if you have diabetes it is prohibited for you to eat carbohydrates. But, in fact, people with diabetes should receive 50% of their daily calorie intake from carbohydrates, if they wish to follow a healthy diet.

"You just have to consider three things before you turn on the stove: the kind of carbohydrates you're going to prepare, supplement them with a good portion of protein and the portion sizes you're going to handle." These factors will help you maintain the Blood sugar in a normal range, which is the ultimate goal in diabetes care.

How to enjoy carbohydrates if you have diabetes?

First of all it should be understood that not all carbohydrates are the same. Both potatoes and potato chips have carbohydrates, but there is a big difference. In processed or refined foods, such as white bread, rice and junk food, you can find simple carbohydrates. And you do not need to be a scientist to know that these are the ones you should avoid; It's like an injection of sugar.
But complex carbohydrates found in natural foods like fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains contain fiber, which slows down digestion and helps prevent spikes or rapid rises in sugar, while keeping you satisfied for longer .
Check the label of the foods you are going to prepare and take care that they have 3 grams of fiber per serving to keep the sugar level under control.

Add proteins. Like fiber, protein prevents sugar from rising precipitously. It is the delicious way to have a complete diet. Choose cuts of meat, seafood and animal protein; If you prefer the meatless options also legumes, nuts, seeds, egg, low-fat dairy and soy products are a rich source of protein.
Rationed portions. Learn how to control portions of your meals. Always check the nutrition information chart for portion sizes. A good idea is to use cups and spoons with measures to teach you to know your portions. If you get used to measuring in blinkers or fists a slight difference matters a lot and could be critical.


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