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Follow These Simple & Natural Summer Diet Tips To Control Diabetes

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher

Diabetes is very common these days. It is termed as a common metabolic disorder that is currently afflicting millions across the globe. As per the estimates of a latest study, by the year 2030, India would have around 98 million diabetics. Diabetes is defined as a condition which causes abnormal metabolism of blood sugar(glucose).

People who are suffering from diabetes must take enough measures to ensure their blood sugar levels are balanced. Diet plays an important role in managing blood sugar level of body. Eating a healthy and balanced diet can help avert blood sugar fluctuations.

Check out these summer diet tips to manage your diabetes naturally:

1. Say NO to sweet juices:

Yes, chilled fruits juices offer immense respite after a long, hot day but we must understand that juices are not so rich on fibres and are also dense in high natural sugar content. If you want to drink fruit juice, make sure you practice moderation and make your juice at home with fresh fruits. Avoid the packaged ones. 

2. Stay away from sugary mango shakes:

Mango shakes are not a great idea as mangoes are pretty dense on natural sugars. Also, throwing them in a blender, may take away all it's essential fibres. It is best to prepare mango shake at home, with minimal sugar. One must practice moderation even here.

3. Say YES to a fibre-rich breakfast:

Fibres in your breakfast helps slow release of sugar in the bloodstream, thereby preventing blood glucose spikes. Fibre-rich breakfast also prevents cravings as it fills you up. Eat oats, eggs, bananas and avoid fruit cereals they are often high on sugar. You can also add a low-carb and fibre-rich fruits in your breakfast like berries and apples.

4. Eat mangoes and melons:

It is best to consume mangoes and melons in a balanced manner. They tend to be a little high on sugar.

5. Keep yourself hydrated:

We all must note that, it is very important to stay hydrated especially in summers. As dehydration can make you weak, you may even collapse in the heat due to it. We tend to perspire a lot in summers, due to which we lose a lot of water. However, dehydration is even more risky for diabetics. Diabetics need to keep drinking water to keep their blood sugar levels low and flush out excess sugar and toxins from the bloodstream. 

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