MedicalXpress: High-fat diet with limited carbohydrates named among methods for reducing sugar levels

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One method that works for lowering blood sugar levels is following a keto diet, which involves a diet rich in fat and limited in carbohydrates.

About that a high-fat, carbohydrate-restricted diet has been named among methods for lowering sugar levels, MedicalXpress reported, citing nutrition researcher Laura Saslow (University of Michigan School of Nursing). Saslow spoke in an interview about nutritional formats to combat hyperglycemia in diabetics.

“A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet (keto diet) and low-calorie liquid nutrition can significantly help reduce and stabilize blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes,” the specialist stated.
How to eat on keto dietThis type of nutrition involves limiting carbohydrate intake to 20-35 grams per day. At the same time, the share of high-quality fats in the daily diet increases.

What products form the basis of the menu:

  • Beef, pork, chicken, fish and seafood;
  • < li>Cheeses;

  • Low-carbohydrate vegetables in the form of avocado, spinach, eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini, green peppers, broccoli, cauliflower.

The nutritionist recalled that according to a study conducted by Indiana University, a diet with a reduced dose of carbohydrates effectively protects against sudden fluctuations in blood sugar levels.

How to eat on a low-calorie “liquid” diet. This diet involves mainly eating soups and smoothies – about 850 calories per day. Available data show that by eating this way for a year, you can achieve remission of diabetes.

Earlier, the portal wrote that nutritionist Mikhail Ginzburg named drinks that prolong human life.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.