We all know that Filipinos are one of the many people that suffers from diabetes. This might be due to the kind of lifestyle, environment and food or diet that we follow. Diabetes complications can weaken the immune system thus making our body vulnerable from lots of bacteria and viral infection. Aside from a healthy lifestyle and daily exercise, eating the right kind and amount of food can help in terms of diabetes prevention.
Below are some Filipino food and diet tips that can work wonders in terms of diabetes. They are all based on expert advice you can find around. Check them out and ask a doctor first if they can be beneficial and helpful for your body or health condition.
Milkfish, tuna or salmon are diabetic friendly fish for Filipinos. You can either prepare a sinigang na bangus (milkfish sinigang) or kinilaw na tuna or salmon. They are high in omega-3 fatty acids that is pretty essential in terms of diabetic diet.
Green And Leafy Veggies
Including kangkong (Filipino swamp cabbage) dish at your table once in a while works great for a diabetic diet. Kangkong is a fiber rich Filipino vegetable that aids the body in terms of food digestion. Fiber also helps to maintain the ideal body weight and lowers the risk of heart disease and other diabetes complications. Adobong kangkong partnered with grilled fish is a good combo meal to eat.
Vitamin C Rich Fruits
Eating Vitamin C loaded fruits is a must for diabetics. Filipino local fruit such as suha or even calamansi contains high amount of vitamin C. You can extract their juice and serve or drink it as a cold afternoon refreshment.
Always remember, proper eating and food proportioning is a major factor in terms of diabetic diets. As much as possible, you should also avoid eating too much Filipino foods that are high in cholesterol. I know they are truly flavorful and tempting but then again, always consider your health first before eating them.
The above food and tips are just few of the many Filipino foods and dishes that is truly helpful and beneficial in terms of diabetes control or prevention. As always, it’s best to consult an expert or doctor first for their own food and diet tips that is suitable enough for what your body needs.
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