Today’s article will focus on a good diet for pre-diabetes and high cholesterol. Before that, it is important to know the signs of prediabetes. One diagnosis of this condition is marked by high blood sugar or glucose, which is abnormal in the body. In most cases, it is caused by insulin resistance. People who suffer from this condition will not have their body capable of using insulin in a proper way as health human do.
The prediabetes diet
If you wonder about diet for pre-diabetes and high cholesterol, eating carbohydrates is not the reason behind it. However, if you are on a diet, which filled with carbohydrates that digest in a short time, then it can result in high blood sugar spikes. People with the pre-diabetes condition will have a difficult time to lower the blood sugar level after they are eating. Therefore, it is important and suggested to avoid blood sugar spike.
On the other hand, eating calories much more than your body needs will result in stored fat. As the result, you will gain weight. Since body fat usually stores around the belly, it is then linked to the insulin resistance. That is why people with prediabetes condition usually overweight.
Diet plan for prediabetes and high cholesterol: Mind the GI
GI is the abbreviation of the glycemic index. It can determine whether a particular food can give a serious impact on your blood sugar or not. Foods that have high GI can raise the blood sugar in a single minute. Some examples of foods in high GI are processed, canned or cooked food. On the other hand, foods with a low GI will not cause spikes. In short, low GI number founds in food with high fiber.
Below is the suggested food you can have in your diet for prediabetes and high cholesterol:
Beans, corn sweet potatoes, steel cut oats (oatmeal, which is not instant), stone ground whole wheat bread, pasta (it is better to take the whole wheat), vegetables (make sure that it is not starchy, for example, carrots as well as field greens).
Control your portion
Besides knowing the GI number of foods, it is also important for you to have a good control of anything you eat. You can make use the labels of foods to determine the good portion you should have. From the label, you can know the exact number of calories, carbohydrates, fat and any other nutrition needed for a particular serving. For your information, eating more than what you see on the list can give different impact on the nutritional value. For a suggestion, it is good to practice mindful eating start from now. You may not feel the effect right after you stop eating, but rather the little ‘bad effect’, which is piling up and will destroy your body little by little eat only when you are hungry, and never continue when you are full enough.
Those are the keys to having a good diet for pre-diabetes and high cholesterol. Hopefully, it can help you in having a better and healthier life.