The Food Pyramid

Good diet control is an important part of diabetes management. However, many people struggle to implement it in their life. It can be helpful to consider the foods we consume in terms of the food pyramid.
The food pyramid emphasizes from the six major food group:

  1. Grains and starchy vegetables - rice, pasta, bread, oatmeal, pumpkin, corn, sweet potato, potato
  2. Meat, fish and alternative protein sources - beef, chicken, eggs, soy beans
  3. Dairy products -  milk, cheese, yogurt
  4. Vegetables - cabbage, white radish, carrots
  5. Fruit - apples, oranges, grapes, papayas, strawberries
  6. Oils - cooking oil, butter, nuts

Most foods affect blood sugar to some extent. The strongest and most rapid impact come from grains and starchy vegetables, dairy products, and fruits. Therfore particular attention needs to be paid to conusmption of these food groups. While the impact of meat, fish and alternative sources of protein, and oil is less, excessive intake can still affect the blood sugar. Meanwhile, since vegetables contain rich amounts of fibre and few carbohydrates they may help stabilize post-prandial blood sugar levels.

the food pyramid

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