Today we continue with Diet for type 2 diabetes.
Diet is an important tool to keep your heart healthy and blood glucose levels within a safe and healthy range. It doesn’t have to be complicated or unpleasant.
The diet recommended for people with type 2 diabetes is the same diet
just about everyone should follow. It boils down to a few key actions:
- Eat meals and snacks on schedule.
- Choose a variety of foods that are high in nutrients and low in empty calories.
- Be careful not to overeat.
- Read food labels closely.
Foods and beverages to avoid

There are certain foods and beverages that you should limit or avoid entirely. These include:
- foods heavy in saturated or trans fats
- organ meats, such as beef or liver
processed meats
- shellfish
- margarine and shortening
-baked goods such
as white bread, bagels
- processed snacks
- sugary drinks, including fruit juices
- high-fat dairy products
- pasta or white rice
Skipping salty foods and fried foods is also recommended. 
#oceanichealth #oceanicmiddaychats #oceanicmiddaychats #diabetes
Foods to choose:
Healthy carbohydrates can provide you with fiber. The options include:
- whole fruits
- non-starchy vegetables
- legumes, such as beans
- whole grains such as oats or quinoa
- sweet potatoes

Foods with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids include:
- tuna
- sardines
- salmon
- mackerel
- halibut
- cod
- flax seeds

You can get healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats from a number of foods, including:
- oils, such as olive oil, canola oil, and peanut oil
- nuts, such as almonds, pecans, and walnuts
- avocados
Although these options for healthy fats are good for you, they’re also high in calories. Moderation is key. Opting for low-fat dairy products will also keep your fat intake under control.
#oceanicmiddaychats #oceanichealth #COVID19 #WednesdayMotivation
Risk factors for type 2 diabetes

We may not understand the exact causes of type 2 diabetes, but we do know that certain factors can put you at increased risk.

Certain factors are out of your control:
- Your risk is greater if you have a brother, sister, or parent who has type 2

- You can develop type 2 diabetes at any age, but your risk increases as you get older. Your risk is particularly high once you reach 45 years old.

- African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans (American Indians and
Alaska Natives) are at higher risk than Caucasians.

- Women who have a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk.

#oceanicmiddaychats #healthylifestyle #Health
You can follow @oceanichealth.
Tip: mention @twtextapp on a Twitter thread with the keyword “unroll” to get a link to it.

Latest Threads Unrolled: