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Why is a diet high in vegetables and low in fats recommended for people with diabetes?

Why is a diet high in vegetables and low in fats recommended for people with diabetes?

Prevent atherosclero: Diabetes acceleares arteriole and atherosclerosis which inturn narrows blood vessels and deceases blood blow to vital organs.Generous proportion of fruits, vegetables, and low fat diet help combat atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease development. ...Read more

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How many fruits can I eat in a day so that sugar from fruits do not contribute to high sugar intake? Non-diabetic male,healthy diet,added sugar -35gms

How many fruits can I eat in a day so that sugar from fruits do not contribute to high sugar intake? Non-diabetic male,healthy diet,added sugar -35gms

Glycemic Index: chart would be helpful. You can search the net for one. The fructose and thus insulin evoking aspect to fruits vary from fruit to fruit with berries being the lowest on the list and fruit juices and watermelon being much higher. Peace and good health. Same process for vegetables. ...Read more

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Recently blood sugar and which fruits are good to eat to reduce blood sugar level?

Recently blood sugar and which fruits are good to eat to reduce blood sugar level?

Fruits ^ sugar: All fruits contain fructose, a naturally occuring sugar, which gets converted to glucose, and will increase a person's blood sugar after they eat fruit. That being said, fruits do vary in how much & how fast they raise someone's blood sugar. This can be quantified as glycemic index (gi). Check out this page: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/278384-the-glycemic-index-for-fruits/. ...Read more

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Are the carbs and sugar in fruit fattening?

Are the carbs and sugar in fruit fattening?

Fattening: Sugar is not too good. Fruit is OK. For more information please go online to "NuVal" and learn what foods are good, not so good, and bad for you. ...Read more

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Are fruit juices a good source of sugar for diabetes patients?

Are fruit juices a good source of sugar for diabetes patients?

Yes and no: Fruit juices have fructose as the main source of carbohydrate. This contains some glucose but not as much as other sources. You should still watch your blood sugars as you did before. ...Read more

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Does eating fruits increase blood sugar level in diabetece patients. What fruits can be eaten regularly for a diabetece patient to substitute rice?

Does eating fruits increase blood sugar level in diabetece patients. What fruits can be eaten regularly for a diabetece patient to substitute rice?

Fruits have sugar: All fruits contain sugar, but fresh fruits also have fiber and other nutrients. Processing reduces the amount of fiber & nutrients. This is especially true for juices. Check out glycemic indexes here: http://www.Lowglycemicdiet.Com/fruitsgi.Html. For rice, you might try brown rice or quinoa. ...Read more

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Is a raw vegan diet healthy for diabetes and high blood pressure?

Is a raw vegan diet healthy for diabetes and high blood pressure?

Yes but: With any vegetarian diet, it is hard to get all the nutrients your body needs. A raw diet will make it harder, still. However, switching to a healthier vegetarian diet should help control diabetes and high blood pressure if it is associated with exercise and weight loss. If you are serious, make an appointment with a registered dietitian to make sure you get all the nutrients you need. ...Read more

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Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

High fiber: Low glycemic food (rich in fiber) is recommended for all and particularly for those living with diabetes. Fiber delays glucose absorption and minimizes rapid glucose excursion which can mismatch Insulin rise (via injection/bolus). You also should know that fiber is not accounted for when you calculate your carb intake before administering insulin. ...Read more

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List of foods that are good carbs and bad carbs for a diabetic?

List of foods that are good carbs and bad carbs for a diabetic?

Too long to: List here. Check w/diabetes.Org for more information. A good registered dietitian can also help provide information. ...Read more

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Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose is also very good. By "processed" i assume you mean complex carbohydrates. If you happen to be 350lbs and 6ft 4in then you are going to be rather hungry for quite some time. ...Read more

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Can eating chapathi only (as a dietary food) good for blood sugar patients? Is rice bad for blood sugar?

Can eating chapathi only (as a dietary food) good for blood sugar patients? Is rice  bad for blood sugar?

Carbohydrates: Eaten alone, chapathi and rice may cause your blood sugar to rise rapidly. Insulin doses and pancreatic response may not be able to keep up. If you want to eat those foods, adding protein, non-starchy (fibrous) vegetables, and healthy fat will help your system deal with the carbohydrate more gradually. Chapathi is a little more nutrient-dense than rice, though. http://tinyurl.com/mxm8qh3. ...Read more

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Are fresh fruits bad for those with fructose malabsorption?

Are fresh fruits bad for those with fructose malabsorption?

Fructose problem: If you cannot absorb fructose, then the worse you can get is loose stools and a lot of gas. ...Read more

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Are potatoes good for a low calorie diet?

Are potatoes good for a low calorie diet?

It's all relative.: For very low calorie diets, potatoes are relatively high calorie [1 cup of diced potato is 55 calories] compared to 1 serving of turnips or even better deal cooked radishes/daikon. But potatoes are a good deal compared to 1/2 cup of white rice [120 calories], 1 cup of noodles, bread or bagels. So it depends on how low you're trying to go. ...Read more

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Is sweet stuff including both commercial sugars and natural sugars in fruits bad for liver cancer patients?

Is sweet stuff including both commercial sugars and natural sugars in fruits bad for liver cancer patients?

Unlikely: Sugars as consumed in moderation are not harmful to humans. In fact the fruits(even though they have some sugar) are considered healthful. Avoid excessive sugar use as it does add extra calories, can increase your weight which is associated with negative outcomes from cancer ...Read more

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Are fruit juices a good source of insulin for diabetes patients?

Are fruit juices a good source of insulin for diabetes patients?

No: Fruit juices donot provide any insulin.Even if there was any Insulin in juices it will not be absorbed from g i tract. ...Read more

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If a diabetic ate only extremely low glycemic index foods and cut out all starches and sugars, wouldn't their blood sugar levels always be normal?

If a diabetic ate only extremely low glycemic index foods and cut out all starches and sugars, wouldn't their blood sugar levels always be normal?

Just no: This "pop" idea is a fundamental misunderstanding of what diabetes is all about. Most of the glucose in your blood is broken down from food regardless of glycemic index, or built from other food. The real problem is not what comes in via your gut, but getting glucose into the cells. You ask a good question and you owe it to yourself to read something substantial for a deeper understanding. ...Read more