Having diabetes does not have to be a death sentence. It is not the end of life, nor the end of eating pleasures.
When you first got diagnosed with diabetes, you would have surely heard how your life has now become miserable and without meaning. People must have warned you to cut off sugar and carbohydrates from your diet if you wish to live long without further health complications. However, this prognosis does not have to be a line etched in stone.
The good news is you could lead a healthy life, despite having diabetes, if you consume a healthy diet. A well-balanced diet that is carefully moderated also has the potential to reverse your diabetic condition.
Misconceptions About Diabetes and How to Set Them Right!
– Sugar is a definite ‘no.’
This is not true at all. Excess sugar is out of bounds, but it does not mean you have to avoid sugars your entire life. You should only be mindful of the hidden sugars in your food and carefully design your meals while taking these sugars into consideration.
If you are vigilantly avoiding the hidden sugars that come into your diet through processed foods, fruits, and vegetables, you can very well feast on a desert of your choice.
– Eating carbs, too, will count as a criminal offense
As unforgiving as it sounds, carbohydrates are not your sworn enemy. It is insane to believe that you could completely eradicate carbohydrates from your diet. You just need to be mindful of the kinds of carbohydrates you intake and their source.
Consume carbohydrates in combination with high fiber foods like whole grains and pulses. This will ensure that your food is slowly digested into the bloodstream, and consequently, the sugars are also slowly dispersed into the bloodstream, regulating the sugars within levels acceptable to your condition.
– A special diabetic diet is your salvation
There is nothing like a diabetic diet. It is all capitalist propaganda to cash on people suffering from diabetes and fraught with indecision about how to control it. The real answer to the problem of diabetes is not some specialized diabetes diet, but a diet that balances out carbohydrates, proteins, and fats should be the ultimate choice.
The Bottom Line
Diabetes may be a persistent condition, but it does not have to spell out a life of misery and abstinence. No one can deny eating scrumptious food is one of the pleasures of life. A life with bland food is no life at all.