Diet for Diabetes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Rujuta Diwekar is the highest paid dietician in India.

Her advice to diabetics:

1. Eat fruits grown locally….. Banana, Grapes, Chikoo, Mangoes.
All fruits have FRUCTOSE, so it doesn’t matter that you are eating a mango over an Apple. Mango comes from Konkan and Apple from Kashmir. So Mango is more local to you.

Eat all the above fruits in DIABETES as the FRUCTOSE will eventually manage your SUGAR.

2. Choose Seed oils rather than Veggie oils. Like choose oils from groundnut, mustard, coconut & til. Don’t choose chakachak packing oils, like olive, rice bran etc.
Go for kachchi ghani oils than refined oils.

3. (Rujuta spends max time talking about GHEE and its benefits)
Eat GHEE daily. How much GHEE we should eat depends on the food. A few foods need more GHEE, then eat more and vice versa. Eat ample GHEE. It REDUCES cholesterol !.

4. Include COCONUT. Either scraped coconut over food like poha, khandvi or chutney with idli and dosa.
Coconut has ZERO CHOLESTEROL and it makes your WAIST SLIM.

5. Don’t eat oats, cereals for breakfast. They are packaged food and we just don’t need them. Also they are tasteless and boring, and why our day start with boring stuff?
Breakfast should be poha, upma, idli, dosa, paratha.

6. Farhaan Akhtar’s New ad of biscuits– “fibre in every bite…!”
..Even ghar ka kachara has fibre… likewise oats have fibre! Don’t chose them for fibre. Instead of oats, eat poha, upma, idli, dosa.

7. No JUICES till you have teeth in your mouth to chew veggies and fruits.

8. SUGARCANE is the real DETOX – drink fresh juice or eat the sugarcane.

9. For pcos, thyroid – do strength training and weight training and avoid all packaged food

10. RICE – eat regular WHITE RICE. NO NEED of Brown rice. Brown rice needs 5-6 whistles to cook. While it tires your pressure cooker, then why do you want to tire your tummy?

Rice is not high in GI index. Rice has medium GI index and by eating it with daal / dahi / kadhi we bring its GI index further down.

If we take ghee over this daal chawal then the GI INDEX is brought further down !
Rice has some rich minerals and you can eat it even three times a day.

11. How much should we eat? – eat more if you are more hungry, and less if you’re not.. let your stomach be your guide.

12. We can eat rice and chapati together or only rice if you wish. It depends on your hunger. Eat RICE in ALL THREE MEALS without any fear.

13. Food shouldn’t make you scared like eating rice and ghee. Food should make you FEEL GOOD.

14. NEVER look at CALORIES. Look at NUTRIENTS.

15. No bread, biscuits, cakes, pizza, pasta

16. Ask yourself is this the food my Nani & Dadi ate? If yes, then eat without fear !

17. Eat as per your season. Eat pakoda, fafda, jalebi in monsoon. Your hunger is as per the season. A few seasons we need fried food, so eat them.

18. When not to have chai / tea. Don’t drink tea as the first thing in morning or when you are hungry –rest, you can have it 2-3 times a day and with sugar.

19. NO GREEN tea please! No green, yellow, purple, blue tea…

20. Eat ALL of your TRADITIONAL foods.

21. Strictly NO to packaged foods / drinks.

22. Exercise / Walk
to digest & stay healthy.


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