Complex Carbs Vs Low Carbs
Complex Carbs Vs Low Carbs
For years there was little understanding on how diet and nutrition can really help the effects of Type II Diabetes. Today, thousands of registered dietitians have formulated the Diabetic Diet to help give the body the right kinds of nutrients it needs to heal and repair itself. The result is that the use or need for insulin can be drastically decreased for patients that follow a specially formulated Diabetic Diet.
The first thing people with Type II Diabetes need to understand is that not all sugars or carbs are bad. There is such a thing as good carbs and good sugars. We are going to focus on the good carbs here. Bad carbs and an excess of carbs as a whole are the reason that many people develop Type II Diabetes. Too much white bread and not enough whole grains. Studies have proven that the unnecessary processing and additives that are used in “low-carb” foods actually have a negative effect on people with Type II Diabetes. The real secret is complex carbs.
Complex carbs allow the body to lose weight naturally by giving it the whole nutrients it needs to increase the function of body systems. Complex carbs are found in beans and whole grains. Both of these foods are calorie rich but also filling so a little goes a long way. These foods are also rapidly absorbed into the body similar to the way fat and sugar is. The body realizes it is full even though the portions are smaller. Overeating confuses the body and causes it to produce more insulin than necessary which leads to Type II Diabetes.
It is easy to say that you will eat more complex carbs in the form of whole grains, vegetables and beans. But for most people, the dietary change seems like an insurmountable mountain. Start with little things first. Instead of picking up white bread at the grocery store, opt for a whole grain bread. Be careful as labels can be misleading. Read the ingredients, a good whole grain bread that is idea for those on a diabetic diet should not have any processed flours in it. Instead it should be 100% of whatever grain and whole wheat flour. Spelt and Flax Seed bread are both popular whole grain bread choices for those on a diabetic diet. From there, you can start changing the sugars in your diet. Consider sugar-free Cool Whip with pineapple and blueberries for a snack over processed sugar-free cookies or high-fat cakes.
On a diabetic diet it is important to be sure your body gets all the nutrients it needs. While it is not a quick process, over time the body will adjust to your new, healthy eating style and therefore begin to repair itself. Sticking to the diet requires a person to constantly be in check with their dietary needs and meal planning. Even when you are out of the house, plan ahead with a diabetic friendly meal that can be heated up and safe snacks to munch on.