Indian Diabetic Food Plan

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How should be a diet plan for a diabetic
How much wheat flour chapatis a person can consume in a day?

If a person is facing constantly fluctuation in blood sugarfluctuation in blood sugar from high to low and from low to high..

Kindly suggest the diet plan for that person

ANSWER: Hello,

I understand your concern.

If a diabetic patient is Indian, preparing a diabetic diet plan depends on individual customs, if the patient is more on vegetables or meat, and of course depending on his/her health conditions.

Following, I will try to mention a few foods you can choose when planning your Indian diabetic diet plan:

Before starting eating should drink a glass of lukewarm water with a squeeze of lemon to aid digestion.

Another option is lukewarm water with soaked fenugreek.

Breakfast: Vegetable upma made with semolina (rava) and lots of veggies. A cup of herbal tea without sugar.

Mid-morning Snack: A small bowl of mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts, and pistachios).

One cup of green tea or herbal infusion.

Lunch: Two small jowar or bajra rotis.
A bowl of spinach dal or any lentil curry (less oil).

A portion of grilled or baked fish/chicken/tofu.
Mixed vegetable salad with a sprinkle of lemon juice.

One cup of buttermilk (unsweetened).

Evening Snack: One small bowl of roasted chana (chickpeas) or makhana (fox nuts).

Vegetable soup or a small bowl of sprouts.

Dinner: Quinoa or barley pulao with lots of vegetables.

Dal tadka (lentil soup) or a mixed dal preparation.

Stir-fried or lightly cooked vegetables.
1 small bowl of cucumber/tomato salad.

Before Bed: A small cup of warm milk with a pinch of turmeric or a few strands of saffron.

Important Tips:

- Consume whole grains like millets, oats, barley, or quinoa instead of refined grains.

- Include more vegetables and legumes in your meals.

- Control portion sizes and avoid excessive intake of carbohydrates.

In general, a reasonable portion for an average adult might range from 2 to 4 chapatis per meal, considering the entire day's intake and the individual's dietary needs.

However, this can significantly vary from person to person.

- Opt for healthier cooking methods like steaming, grilling, or sautéing.

- Monitor blood sugar levels regularly and adjust the diet as per the response.

- Exercise regularly, as advised by your caring doctor.

Hope this helps.

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