‘Diabetes’ is a household name in the 21st century for various socio, economic, demographic, genetic reasons globally. It is a metabolic dysfunction of pancreatic that results in insufficient secretion of insulin, a hormone essential to convert the carbohydrates in the diet as glucose to create energy. There are several myths and realities related to what people diagnosed as diabetic should or should not consume.
Should they keep banana@bay?
Bananas are rich in glucose and water content and hence they are not prescribed for obese and diabetic since it has the potentiality add weight due to the natural sugar and water content. Each banana possesses 105 calories of energy, 50gr fats, 27gr carbohydrates, 3dr of fiber, 14.5 gr of glucose and one gram protein. Indeed, a banana a day prior to the physical exercise is prescribed for all and there is no ban if obese or diabetic in consuming them, however not in huge quantities.
Is milk a wholesome meal even for obese?
No doubt milk with low fat levels and limited saturated fat are absolutely recommended for all sections of people, including obese and diabetic.
Should they keep rice away and embrace wheat and alternative nutrients for energy?
For decades, we are conditioned and habituated to eat rice as it is a staple food in most of the countries of the tropical region. Even the countries in Mediterranean and coastal regions have access to it. Although a complete ban is neither possible nor desirable, diversity food consumed as whole grains, fruits, nuts, vegetables in combination with rice is acceptable.
Have you ever explored the potentiality of potato as nourishing food?
Although potatoes are full of carbohydrates, once or twice in a week that are in the boiled form but not in fried form is recommended irrespective of metabolic disorders.