Dr Jagmeet Madan would like to wish everyone on the occasion of Asian Dietitian’s Day. She is joined on this day by dietitians from around the continent in a short video message conveying their wishes.
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
Can people with diabetes enjoy fruits or are they off-limits? I explain how diabetics can keep fruits in the diet without causing their blood sugar levels to spike.
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.
In this episode of Dietary Dialogue, Dr Madan talks about fats and how to get the right balance of saturated and unsaturated fats in your meals.