Diabetes: The Best Food for you!

Diabetes: The Best Food for you!

Choosing foods for diabetics has an important role to maintain blood sugar levels. Diabetic patients can not freely eat food. The reason, if you eat a wrong food the blood sugar levels can increase. For that, must be known the type of food for diabetics are allowed and not allowed.

Increased blood sugar levels in diabetics can pose an impact on health, such as fatigue, dizziness, nerve damage, kidney failure, heart disease, eye problems, more susceptible to infection and injury, even loss of consciousness or coma.

So what is the best food for Diabetics?

Fish

Salmon and Sea Fish Good fats contained in it, making the fish as one of the healthy foods on earth. Salmon, sardines, herring, anchovies, tuna, and mackerel are a source of omega-3 fatty acids, DHA, and EPA, which are very beneficial to heart health.

Eating fat from these fish on a regular basis is very important for diabetics. This is useful to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. DHA and EPA contained in fish are useful to protect cells that line blood vessels, reduce inflammation, and improve arterial function.

A number of observations show that people who eat seafood regularly have a lower risk of heart failure and inflammation, and decreased triglyceride fat. In addition, quoted from eatthis.com, a recent study at the University of Tufts, United States, reported that the protein in sardines and tuna is very nutritious to stabilize blood sugar. Add tuna pieces in whole wheat bread to keep the blood glucose level more stable.

Fish & Chips (S$15.90) by I am... (Haji Lane)

674 North Bridge Road #01-01, Singapore 188804
Bugis MRT
Monday - Thursday : 11:30am - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday : 11:30am - 01:00am
Sunday : 11:30am - 10:00pm
+65 6295 5509
S$15 - S$35 per pax
Charcoal-grilled Juicy Beef Burger (S$13.90), Fish & Chips (S$15.90)


Crispy Fish Burger (S$14.00) by GRUB (Bishan)

510 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 Bishan Park 1, Singapore 569983
Ang Mo Kio MRT
Monday - Friday : 11:00am - 03:00pm, 05:30pm - 10:30pm
Saturday & Sunday : 09:00am - 04:00pm, 05:30pm - 10:30pm
+65 6459 5743
S$10 - S$30 per pax
GRUB Cheeseburger (S$13.00), Mentaiko Fries (S$9.00), Crispy Fish Burger (S$14.00)


Baja Fish Tacos (S$10.00) by Vatos Urban Tacos (South Beach)

36 Beach Road #01-03, Singapore 189766
Esplanade MRT
Monday : 05:30pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday - Sunday : 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday : 12:00pm - 12:00am
+65 6385 6010
S$25 - S$45 per pax
Kimchi Carnitas Fries (S$16.00), Honey Tequila Wings (S$16.00), Galbi Short Rib Tacos (S$12.00), Baja Fish Tacos (S$10.00)


Dark Chocolate

So that blood sugar does not rise, does not mean the hobby of eating chocolate should stop, you know. You can choose dark chocolate containing more than 70 percent cocoa for blood sugar stability. Diabetics may consume an ounce or a small chunk of dark chocolate per day, to lower the stress hormone cortisol. Cocoa content in dark chocolate is also rich in antioxidants, which can fight the risk of inflammation.

Dark Chocolate Sundae (S$14.00) by The Populus Coffee & Food Co.

146 Neil Road, Singapore 088875
Outram Park MRT
Monday & Sunday : 09:00am - 07:00pm
Tuesday : 09:00am - 04:00pm
Wednesday - Friday : 09:00am - 10:30pm
Saturday : 09:30am - 10:30pm
+65 6635 8420
S$15 - S$35 per pax
The Populus Scramble (S$17.00), Pulled Pork Grain Bowl (S$18.00), Dark Chocolate Sundae (S$14.00)


Dark Chocolate (S$10.00) by Tarte by Cheryl Koh

1 Scotts Road #02-12/13 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Orchard MRT
Daily : 10:00am - 10:00pm
+65 6235 3225
S$5 - S$15 per pax
Pistachio (S$10.00), Cherry (Seasonal) (S$10.00), Dark Chocolate (S$10.00), Passion Fruit (S$10.00), Alphonso Mango (Seasonal) (S$10.00), Strawberry (Seasonal) (S$10.00), Caramel Hazelnut (S$10.00)


Dark Chocolate Cake (S$39.80) by Chocolate Origin (Changi Village)

4 Changi Village #01-2084, Singapore 500004
Changi Airport MRT
Monday - Thursday : 12:00pm - 09:00pm
Friday - Sunday : 10:30am - 10:00pm
+65 6542 2939
S$5 - S$10 per pax
Cuppa Lava Cake (S$5.50), Original Chocolate Cake (S$32.80), Dark Chocolate Cake (S$39.80)


Cinnamon

This is one element of the spice that turned out to have many health benefits, including for diabetics. In one study found in people with type 2 diabetes who consume 1 gram of cinnamon on a regular basis every day, it can reduce fasting sugar levels up to 30% compared to those who do not consume them.

Not only that cinnamon can lower triglyceride levels, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol by 25%. This is influenced by the content of chromium in cinnamon, a mineral can increase the effects of insulin. In addition, cinnamon also contains polyphenols, as antioxidants to fight against radicals and help to alleviate inflammation. For people with diabetes, it can protect the heart condition.

Broccoli

Already many who know the benefits of broccoli for health. However, especially for diabetics also have an important role. Broccoli contains sulforaphane which is known to renew the production of enzymes and can protect the damage to blood vessels and blood cells because of the high levels of sugar in a person with diabetes.

Broccoli also contains chromium which can increase insulin sensitivity in the body that serves to control glucose and other factors that cause diabetes.

Olive oil

Olive oil is also one of the natural elements of healthy foods for the body. In a study in Spain found that the Mediterranean diet that includes olive oil, it can reduce the risk of exposure to type 2 diabetes to 50% compared to a low-fat diet.

When someone is on a diet with olive oil it can prevent the emergence of insulin resistance and reduce fat accumulation in the abdomen. Olive oil is also a high-content of high-oxidizing oil, serves to counteract cell damage caused by free radicals and can prevent heart disease.

Orange & Rosemary-Scented Olive Oil Cake with Cream (S$3.00) by Summer Hill

106 Clementi Street 12 #01-62, Singapore 120106
Clementi MRT
Daily : 11:30am - 09:00pm
+65 6251 5337
S$15 - S$35 per pax
Croque Monsieur (S$17.50), Chocolate Tart with Cream (S$8.00), Mustard & Sage Pork Collar (S$25.00), Poulet Rôti (S$23.00), Orange & Rosemary-Scented Olive Oil Cake with Cream (S$3.00)


Tomato

You may also already know that tomatoes are one of the fruits that have many health benefits. Tomatoes contain vitamin C, vitamin E, ferrum, and other antioxidants. Tomatoes are known to reduce blood clots that are often found in diabetics. The presence of blood clots can cause complications such as stroke, heart attack

Grilled Cheese Toast with Tomato Soup (S$10.00) by PUNCH

32 North Canal Road, Singapore 059288
Clarke Quay MRT
Monday : 10:00am - 06:00pm
Tuesday - Sunday : 08:00am - 06:00pm
S$15 - S$35 per pax
Poached Eggs With Smashed Avocado on Sourdough (S$13.00), Reuben (S$14.00), Grilled Cheese Toast with Tomato Soup (S$10.00), Tiger Prawns & Scallop Aglio Olio (S$19.00), Grilled Cheese Sandwich (S$11.00)


Cherry Tomato Bingsu (S$10.90) by dal.komm COFFEE (The Centrepoint)

176 Orchard Road #01-01/06 and #01-102/103 The Centrepoint, Singapore 238843
Somerset MRT
Daily : 09:30am - 10:00pm
S$10 - S$20 per pax
Cube (S$8.50), Honey Grapefruit (S$8.90), Cherry Tomato Bingsu (S$10.90), Injeolmi Toast Red Bean (S$8.50)


Tomato (S$1.50) by Good Come Again 好再来 (Geylang)

8 Lorong 1 Geylang, Singapore 389118
Kallang MRT
Daily : 12:00pm - 02:00am
+65 6841 1588
S$10 - S$20 per pax
Deep Fried Pork Intestine (S$16.00), Tomato (S$1.50), Pig's Ear of Cucumber (S$10.00), Bacon Volume Enoki Mushroom (S$3.00), Wonton (S$10.00)


OatMeals

The diabetics very need to be careful to have carbohydrates. Because the choice of carbohydrates can cause increased levels of sugar in the blood. Therefore most of doctors recommends a wheat as a source of complex carbohydrates and high fibre. The presence of more fibre takes a long time to process and make blood sugar levels do not jump. Oatmeal contains a lot of magnesium that can help the body use glucose and secrete better insulin.

Diabetics are strongly encouraged to eat their own cooked food. With this you can choose which ingredients are recommended and which are not allowed and what is allowed into the body. In addition to consuming foods recommended for diabetics above, diligent exercise and always control the blood sugar level at any time. Exercise can promote blood circulation and burn fat levels that lodge in the body.