Oatmeal is actually a pretty good choice for people with diabetes because it is a healthy cereal that has many benefits for the human body, with the right consumption. It is easy to find and is not expensive, so it is a meal adjustable to your diet. Try it!
What are the benefits of oatmeal on people with diabetes?
People with diabetes -or basically everyone- can be affected in a good way by ingesting oatmeal. Here are some of its benefits:
- Is a cereal full of minerals, proteins, vitamins, and so that helps in the right function of the organism.
- Reduces high sugar levels in our blood, allowing us to keep that energy in our bodies for longer and therefore being more active.
- Contains vitamins from group B, which help our glucose and nervous system.
- Makes cholesterol levels stable.
- Has a lot of fiber and it decreases insulin in the organism.
- Helps digestion and keeps you satisfied.
- Is a natural cereal.
- Doesn’t have any added sugars.
- Helps losing weight.
- Relieves stress and anxiety, for what is considered to be a natural antidepressant.
- Has good properties for skin care, that’s why is used in many beauty products and recommended for people with acne.
Other foods you can eat:
- Rice: this cereal, once that is cooked, is good for your blood sugar levels. Keep an eye on how much you are consuming and in which other foods you eat rice. Avoid eating rice and pasta, or rice and bread.
- Avocado: is good fat. It helps with glucose in your body and provides you energy, plus it contains a low percentage of sugar.
- Salmon: full in omega-3 fats which are excellent for your health; meanwhile, saturated fats should not be ingested. These kinds of fats tend to make people with diabetes develop arteriosclerosis.
- Spinach: contains a lot of fiber, just as the oatmeal. Vegetables, legumes, fruits, and whole grains should be included in a proper diet for a person with diabetes. Spinach provides alpha-lipoic acid that avoids the accumulation of sugar in your body and increases sensitivity to insulin.
- Lentils: they are high in green protein and fiber. Take them twice or three times per week. They help the glucose levels in your blood and prevent insulin resistance.
- Yucca: is a tuber similar to a potato that has a low glycemic index and a natural starch helping to stabilize sugar levels.
Being a person with diabetes or a medical condition is not a synonym of having everything forbidden, just keep yourself informed and take care of your health! We hope this information was useful and that you try to include those foods in your diet. Visiting our blog for more content like this! We have a lot of information for you. Follow us on our social media and get to know us. We are waiting for you.
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