The right diet for diabetes

What is diabetes type 2?

In type 2 diabetes, the body cells respond poorly to insulin – high sugar levels in the blood are the result. The main cause of type 2 diabetes today is the increased prevalence of obesity.

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Predominantly sedentary activities, inactive leisure behavior and a high-calorie diet (too much fat and sweet food) mean that the risk of diabetes 2 has increased significantly, not only in adults but also in children. A complete lifestyle change is therefore necessary to counteract this disease.

Diabetes: Weight reduction and active lifestyle are important

With every kilogram that is reduced, the body's sensitivity to the hormone insulin improves again. Healthy diet, sports and physical activities in everyday life help to lower blood sugar, blood pressure and LDL cholesterol.

This is also shown by the results of a study of more than 3,000 overweight people who were about to develop type 2 diabetes. Through weekly 150 minutes of physical activity, combined with a weight loss of 7 percent, they were able to reduce their risk of disease by 58 percent. A blood sugar-lowering drug helped only 31 percent. It is worthwhile to take action and change your lifestyle!

The right diet for diabetes

The diet also needs to be changed. One-sidedness or too much energy is always unfavorable, because then overweight threatens. Therefore, the same nutritional recommendations apply to diabetics as to healthful, varied and moderate eating:

  • lots of vegetables, fresh salads, fruits and berries
  • Grain from the full grain,
  • few, but high quality and cold pressed vegetable oils
  • low-fat milk and dairy products
  • Fish once or twice a week
  • meat, sausage and eggs at most twice a week.

Who changes his diet as described, will gradually get rid of excess pounds. And that increases the quality of life, as the body cells respond better to insulin again.

Diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and hyperacidity

Diabetes is very often directly related to overweight, high blood pressure and hyperacidity as a result of the wrong diet. With a change in diet, you can counteract diabetes. Valuable tips on healthy nutrition can be found in other expert articles on

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For further questions around the healthy nutrition I stand for you as experienced nutrition expert gladly at the disposal!

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