Commonly, the foods to be strictly avoided by diabetics are Sugar, Jam, Jaggery, Jelly, Murabba, coffee, sugar, syrups, Fruits juices, .Aerated drinks, glucose, ice cream, Chocolate, Sweets, Pastries, Cakes, Potatoes (fried chips) starchy vegetables like arbi, sweet potato, Shakarkhandi, Jimikand, Chukandar, Fruits like banana, mango, grapes, Chicku, litchi should be also avoided. Dry fruits, fried foods, butter, cream, mayennaise, dalda, ghee, pickles (made in oil), paped, somosa, pakora maida preparations, red meat, Pord, Salami and sausages, meat extracts and gravies, those all are needed to be avoided by diabetics patients in order to maintain their blood sugar levels under control.
White Sugar is refined sucrose, that is simple sugar. It’s is chemical composition is C12H22O11. It is produced by the chemical processing of the juice of the sugar cane or sugar beet and by removal of all fibre, protein and minerals.
Simple sugars are also know as rapid sugar’s because they do not require digestion and are absorbed rapidly in the blood stream. After being absorbed in the blood stream, they rise blood glucose levels two high. The conditions is known as hyperglycaemia and is the characteristic feature of diabetics. But in this case, if our pancreas continues to work efficiently, thereby producing enough insulin to remove the excess of glucose present in the blood stream. Then it can lead to rapid fall of glucose to rapid fall of glucose level in the blood. This is called hypoglycaemia and the patient may experience dizziness, depression, weakness, insomnia and even loss of consciousness. Hence, the strong connection between sugar and diabetes, has been commonly accepted among the people. There are various other disadvantages of white sugar like, this refined sugar, imbalances the adrenal glands of the body, overtaxes the nerves and depletes the vitamins. Its leads to various allergies, arthritics, premenstrual syndrome and abnormal hormonal fluctuations in both women and men. It also leads to chronic fatigue and an unstable metabolism. White Sugar may also lead to obesity. Sugar also cause irritation and weakening of the mucous membranes of the body. It robs the teeth, bones and blood of a great percentage of their minerals. Inflammatory diseases of the breathing and digestive organs result from the use of brown and white sugar. The more sugars the person eats, vitamins and minerals his body requires. Because of their depletion, the body capacity of perform vital functions of body decreases. Some people are sugar addicted. They should stop craving for sugar and sweets, As we already know that consuming large amount of refined sugar places an extra burden on the human body to supply nutrients. Refined simple sugars may also have an impact on brain chemistry.
People eat more fat and cholesterol containing diet. They move more towards fats and eat fewer vegetables, grains and high fibre foods. Increase in the saturated fats, poses the diabetic patient to Cardiovascular diseases. Cholesterol in the body is manufactured by the liver but its production is stimulated by the saturated fat. The saturated fats are found mainly in animal products, including meat and dairy products. In general, the saturated fats should be avoided. The so called Tropical oils, palm, coconut and coca butter are also high in saturated fats. Trans-fatty acids are the manufactured fats created during a process called hydrogenation. Most of them are dangerous for the heart and may also show the risk for certain cancers. Trans fatty acids also increases the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. They may also show harmful effects on the lining of the arteries. It has been noted that women whose diets were high in trans-fatty acids, had a 53% increased risk for heart attack as compared to those who consumes little of the fat. Generally, hydrogenated fats are used in stick maryarine and in many fast foods and baked foods. Commercially produced white breads also contain hydrogenated fats. Foods labels must be put on these foods, providing information regarding trans-fatty acids in it.
Although, these is much controversy on the overall effects of fat on health, but the doctors advice that the diabetics should limit intake of saturated fats and trans fatty acids. Hence by reducing the intake of saturated fats and trans-fatty acids, the person takes the first step in managing cholesterol level through diet.
MEAT AND MEAT FOODS
Meat and dairy products are major sources of saturated fats, so they must be avoided in diabetics. People with diabetes have twice the risk of developing heart disease than those without diabetes and high blood cholesterol levels raise the risk of heart disease. It has been known that liver and other organ meats and egg folks are mainly high in cholesterol. Hence, saturated fat should be less taken. The best way to do that is less intakes of meat products. They make the patient obese and finally increase the chances of developing diabetes. Meat products harm the diabetics in many ways. It cause to toxemic conditions in them and also decreases the sugar tolerance in them. The animal product increases the burden or overloads the oranges of excretion and thus the animal waste matter and poisons are present in large amount in the body. So, leading to several diseases due, to self poisoning or auto-intoxication. Hence, the flesh foods, shows the similar poisonous effect as that observed while drinking tea, coffee or consuming tobacco. Diabetic patients are normally adviced to eat less meat food products but in cold countries, whose people mainly consume non-vegetarian diet. So, they must be recommended to eat eggs or white meat like fish and poultry. Basically, they should not consume all red meat and red meat products. They are extremely harmful to the diabetic people.
Person should think twice before eating his next sandwich on white bread. It is because the studies have shown that white flour, which looks beautiful and clean, contains a chemical known as alloxan which destroys the beta cells of the pancreas. Hence, by consuming white flour in too much amount, we are devastating our pancreas and putting ourselves at risk for diabetes. In a human body due to ingested alloxan through white floor, the uric acid derivatives initiates’ free radical damage to DNA in the beta cells of the pancreas, causing the cells to malfunction and die. When these beta cells fail to operate normally, they no longer produce enough insulin and cause the onset of Adult onset the Type 2 diabetes. Although researchers are aware of the toxic effect of alloxan but still many companies uses it when processing food, what the general people eats. But the effect of alloxan can be reversed by an individual by supplementing the diet with Vitamin E. But it has been noted that if a person has been eating white flour since many years and has a family history of diabetes then he is more likely to develop diabetes. Along with vitamin E supplement, person should also eat Garlic as garlic does wonders for diabetes, by lowering the blood glucose level. Garlic highly improves the insulin effect. Hence, we can say that a person should avoid the food made with white flour that is they should stop poisoning them with alloxan. Then only they can live good quality life and will prevent the risk of diabetic coma, blindness, limb amputation, death, which is possible only by stopping ingestion of white bread. Individuals should eat groceries made with whole grain wheat flour, not processed white flour.