In the past, great emphasis was placed on “diabetes diet” or “diet-specific diet.” It established new professions around the topic of diabetes, the sufferers were trained by dieticians and the food industry discovered them as lucrative customers.
In the meantime, one has refrained from it. Diabetics should eat as healthy as other people. The diet should correspond to the individual circumstances and preferences of the individual and take into account any comorbidities. Modern therapies allow for this flexibility.
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Eating well and properly means eating consciously in the first place. It starts with the careful selection and compilation of the food and goes from the loving and gentle preparation to the relaxed enjoyment.
High-quality food can be found primarily in the seasonal and regional offer. Often the fruits and vegetables of the season at the weekly market are not significantly more expensive and if you buy eggs or meat from farmers in the neighborhood, the origin is traceable.
Even when shopping in the supermarket, the composition and origin of the food should be decisive. Nutritional information on packaging or country and quality labels for fruit, vegetables, meat, and fish allow consumers to better understand what ingredients are in their foods and how to eat more or less.
Find the right size
The preferences for food are very different, older people have a different energy requirement than young people, overweight people have to respect different rules than people with underweight.
A well-made meal plan should, therefore, fit the age, energy needs, and health status. And of course, also taste.
A balanced diet should be varied but always contain enough fiber and 10 to 20 percent protein (proteins). The latter are involved in all essential metabolic processes as hormones (messengers) and enzymes (ferments) and thus the basis for growth and physical performance. While we can temporarily do without fats and carbohydrates, it is important to pay attention to the continuous supply of proteins.
Pay attention to the gentle preparation
In order to preserve the valuable ingredients and to avoid the formation of harmful substances, experts recommend a gentle food preparation. The magic word is “gilding instead of charring”.
If the temperatures are very high (over 200 ° Celsius) during preparation, acrylamide (containing starch and carbohydrates in foods) or trans fats (for example in coffee roasting, industrially produced bakery products or in the industrial hardening of fats) may be produced.
The American Nutrition Society recommends that you 2400 calories a day should not consume more than one percent of trans fat. This guideline is difficult to implement because the level of undesirable fats varies widely from product to product. However, if you prefer to use fresh ingredients, to soften them gently during cooking instead of deep-frying or baking and to avoid finished products, you are on the safe side.
Take the time to enjoy
Eating pleasure and well-being are just as much part of a healthy lifestyle as exercise and relaxation. Preparing meals yourself is one of the best hobbies. And do not forget: the eye always eats with you. Therefore, take the time to lovingly prepare your meals and enjoy in peace.
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