Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc
Medically reviewed by Dr.Ruden Cakoni, MD, Endocrinologist
Most of you are wondering how to find the right cholesterol diabetes diet. Or what's the exact way to fight cholesterol and diabetic problems.
I understand that is difficult for you to have diabetes and at the same time have high cholesterol.
For diabetics this might happen, especially when they’re overweight, obese and with non well controlled diabetes.
But as I always say: there is always a remedy for everything in this world.
What you should do is to find it and try hard to put it in as part for your daily life. The same happens when you have diabetes and high cholesterol too.
Probably you may be asking: Is it really easy to find a cholesterol diabetes diet? Is there any low cholesterol and sugar foods diet? Which is the best cholesterol diabetes diet to follow? low cholesterol diabetes diet
Relax your mind from all these questions. The key point in everything is to relax. Anxiety isn’t good for your health, and it can aggravate your diabetes and high cholesterol too. So try to relax and to think positively and be practical.
You don’t have to worry about any specific
or food. Pay attention to the following tips, because they will change your way of thinking about food and diet.
When talking about foods, try to take high content water ones. Why? Because your body need water to survive since its 70 % is made of water.
Drinking plenty of water and taking high content water foods can help your body eliminate the excessive glucose and other waste substances, and improving lipids and cholesterol metabolism.
You must keep in mind that as a diabetic, you need to take from all categories of foods: sugar, proteins, fats, even if you have high cholesterol.
So, try to consume more fruits and vegetables. They contain 70% water and they are all free cholesterol foods and don’t increase your blood sugar level. Instead they can help you optimize it.
You must take fats too because you need them. But, while you have diabetes and high cholesterol, try to choose low-saturated fatty foods. Now we come again to fruits and vegetables, adding whole grain foods, which are naturally low-saturated fatty foods.
You must keep in mind that you should choose foods that have a total fat very low. I’m talking here to substitute saturated fat consumption with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated one.
They have fewer calories than saturated fats, and can help you in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Starchy foods and those high in fiber, such as breads, cereals, whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables again have lower saturated fats and cholesterol.
They also have fewer calories and help you as a good cholesterol and diabetes diet. They contain vitamins and minerals that your body need since you have diabetes.
As a diabetic you need to take proteins too. The best source for you to take them is seafood. They have no calories, and are rich in unsaturated fats, and a good proteins and minerals source.
If you prefer to eat poultry or meat instead, try to choose un-skinned one. Or try to eat chicken or turkey chest. It is the perfect food resource for proteins and less calories and low fat.
Beside a very good diet, you must do some changes in your lifestyle, doing more exercise; try to give up from bad habits.
If you are overweight or obese, try to reduce your excessive weight. The above diet and food choices can help you for this too.Beat Diabetes › diabetic information › cholesterol diabetes diet