Diet for diabetes: Food to eat in the winter if you are a diabetic

Diet for diabetes: Food to eat in the winter if you are a diabetic

Diet for diabetes: Is not winter the best time of year? This season brings with its pleasant weather, no moisture, no sweat, cozy atmosphere, fresh fresh air, availability of a variety of fresh food, holiday time and much more. And while all of this is amazing, it can also bring some not-so-good news, especially for those diagnosed with diabetes. The fact is that changing seasons and the accompanying changes in the weather affect blood sugar levels, whether it is summers, monsoons or winters.Also read – Add these 6 winter foods to your diet to manage diabetes

Varying temperatures can affect blood sugar. Extremes of both cold and hot weather can adversely affect the body’s ability to produce and use insulin. And our goal should be not to allow the environment to have the upper hand. Also read – How to deal with diabetes during the holiday season? Easy tips for diabetics by expert

It is common to feel more hungry, especially for diabetics at this time of year, as cold weather speeds up our metabolism. The colder weather causes a drop in our body temperatures, which means that our appetite is stimulated as a result. This is because food helps generate internal heat, which subsequently leads to an increase in body temperature. Also read – Diabetes Management: Keep track of your diabetes level by following these 4 easy tips

In winter, the body works harder and uses more energy to keep us warm, and the desire to eat more comes from the body’s natural increased energy consumption. However, this can not be an excuse to overeat!
By consuming and avoiding certain foods with the onset of winter, one can effectively manage to keep track of blood sugar. Through consistent studies, ‘Freedom From Diabetes’ has identified various healthy consumption options for the winter.

List of foods you can eat in the winter if you are struggling with diabetes:

  • Vegetable soups in the evening just before dinner made from tomatoes, bottled pumpkin, peas, mixed vegetables and mushrooms
  • Thai soup
  • Lentil soup
  • Mulligatawny soup
  • The vegetable stew
  • Quinoa stew (for lunch and dinner only)
  • Barley soup (lunch or dinner)
  • Vegan kadhi
  • Steamed or parboiled spirechat – in the morning for breakfast or for dinner
  • Steamed or grilled salads
  • Fried vegetables
  • Laddu made from nuts, seeds and dates
  • Herbal teas and infusions made from lemongrass, peppercorns, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom
  • Hurda (fresh jowar-roasted) with salad (once a week) for lunch
  • Warm fresh chana el hara-bhara salad
  • Things made from (sesame)
  • Bajra (Lunch or dinner only)

To sum up, for cold winters, steamed or parboiled spirechat in the morning for breakfast or for dinner can be really refreshing. Especially for winters, salads are available in steamed or grilled preparations. Fried vegetables are also a good choice. The soups mentioned above are a good opportunity to take care of the evening cravings. Tea can be replaced with herbal teas and infusions made from lemongrass, peppercorns, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom. These are not only healthy but also tasty.

– Input by Dr. Pramod Tripathi, Founder, Freedom From Diabetes (FFD)

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