Ep 7 – Can people with diabetes have nuts as snacks?

One of the challenges a diabetic faces is planning the meals. Avoid carbs means a lot of regular food goes off the table. Most snacks are now off-limits. But, how about nuts?

While they are touted as a good snack alternative, do they have any other benefits apart from the carbs angle? Nutritionist Dr Jagmeet Madan explains all the health benefits of a diabetics can gain if they include nuts as snacks, as well as, how to modify your daily diet if you include nuts so as to get maximum benefit.

Picture credit for photos used in video:
Almonds – Christina – https://www.freeimages.com/photo/almonds-1514666
Walnuts – Kerem Yucel – https://www.freeimages.com/photo/walnut-1549176
Cashews – Bethan Hazell – https://www.freeimages.com/photo/cashews-1502157
Pistachios – Paweł Zawistowski – https://www.freeimages.com/photo/pistachioes-1323455
Flax seeds – Roi Pihlaja – https://www.freeimages.com/photo/flax-seeds-1164684
Sunflower seeds – niki michailov – https://www.freeimages.com/photo/sunflower-seeds-4-1465809
Chia seeds – Magister Mathematicae – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Semillas_de_Ch%C3%ADa.jpg

Dietary Dialogues – Ep 5 – Diabetes and Carbs

One of the challenges of diabetes is managing your blood sugar levels. The first macro-nutrient to be blamed is carbohydrates. As Indians, carbohydrates form an important component of the meal in the form of rice, chapattis, bread, etc. Does having diabetes mean you have to give up on all that?

Not necessarily. With a little planning and understanding, you can change the way you compose your meal so you don’t have to say goodbye to your favourite carbohydrate, whether its rice, chapattis or bread.