Diet and LifeStyle

Diet and Lifestyle for Diabetes patients
Proper diet and lifestyle decisions help in balancing your blood sugar and result of treatment show quickly. It also prevents or decrease the risk of complications. Read diet & lifestyle recommendations and discover simple home remedies.

Home Remedies
• Dry the leaves of mango tree and grind to a powder. Mix 1 teaspoon dry powder in a glass of water and drink it daily to reduce high blood sugar levels.
• Take 2 teaspoons of bitter gourd (karela) juice once a day. One can also increase its use as a cooked vegetable.
• Take 1 teaspoon of Indian gooseberry (amla) juice mixed with 1 teaspoon of bitter gourd juice twice a day.

Diabetes lifestyle

Diet & Lifestyle
• Include whole grains in the diet, such as wheat bread/pasta and brown rice.
• Cheese and yogurt prepared with skimmed (nonfat) milk may be taken.
• Use garlic, onion, bitter gourd, spinach, raw banana, and black plum.
• Make a flour mixture of 1 part barley, 1 part black chickpeas, and 4 parts whole-wheat flour and use this to form pancakes and bread.
• Avoid sweet fruits like pineapple, grapes, mangoes, etc.
• Avoid sweet, sour, and salty foods, potatoes, sweet potatoes, colocasia (taro), yams, fresh grains and pulses (legumes), whole yogurt (high in fat), and heavy, oily and spicy foods.
• Start doing some light exercise, such as brisk walking. Build up to a brisk walk of 30-40 minutes in the morning and again in the evening.
• Avoid sleeping in the daytime as it increases Kledaka Kapha.