Each disease certainly has the diet rules so that each patient’s health not worsening. Similarly in patients with diabetes, particularly type 2. A recent study from Sweden revealed the best rule for diet in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Studies conducted by Linköping University in Sweden showed that one meal a day Mediterranean diet have an effect using the best health against diabetic patients compared diet with three meals. This Mediterranean diet is a diet that prioritizes the consumption of whole grains, beans, fish, and plants.
Research that has been published in the journal PLoS ONE is trying to measure the effect of a particular diet against blood glucose levels, blood fats, and other hormones in people with diabetes. Three types of tested diets include diets low in fat, low-carb diet and a Mediterranean diet. Two types of the first diet were divided into three meals in a day, while the Mediterranean diet is given only once, namely in the lunch hour.
“We found that a diet low in carbohydrates raises blood glucose levels far less than low-fat diets, but triglyceride levels tend to be higher than the low-fat diet. While the Mediterranean diet does not cause blood glucose levels become higher, “said the researchers, was quoted as saying from Medical Daily.
These results were obtained from trials randomized cross-over against the 21 patients who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. During testing, the researchers put together six separate blood samples from each subject.
According to one of the authors of this study, Fredrik Nyström, the results of this study show that for diabetes patients better eat large portions, in not a few times in small portions. “It’s also important to reconsider the composition of the nutrition and food arrangements,” he said.
To keep in mind in conducting the Mediterranean diet:
1. Meals take precedence in plants, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts
2. Replace butter with healthy fats, like olive oil
3. Use herbs and spices as a substitute for salt to flavor food
4. Limit red meat consumption, i.e. no more than a few times a month
5. Eat fish and poultry at least twice a week.