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Published on : May 30, 2016

As the number of people being detected with diabetes is increasing year after year, the variety of food products suitable for the diabetics is also rapidly rising. The first thing that strikes your mind after being identified as a diabetic is, what food will suit you. What to eat and what should not be eaten is very important for diabetes control and cure. Many food options, which are otherwise healthy for people, are not good for the diabetic, for instance, dry fruits, many of the fresh fruits, etc. Unknowingly, food with high sugar, salt, carbohydrates, and saturated fats is consumed, leading to diabetes. 

Today, people have become aware of living a healthy life and thus prefer eating healthier food. The rising awareness of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and the increasing healthy food options are expected to propel the global diabetic food market. Rising occurrence of obesity has led to the growth of the diabetic people. 

What should be the ideal food for the diabetic?

Thanks to the availability of many food options, the diabetic people are able to live a healthy life. Following are the possible food options that the diabetic can consider:

  • Including oats, whole grains, millets, and many other high fibre foods in the meal is a good way to stay healthy.
  • The demand for high fibre vegetables such as beans, peas, spinach, broccoli, and other leafy vegetables is expected to increase in the years to come.
  • Milk, a perfect combination of proteins and carbohydrates help control blood sugar levels.
  • Pulses play an important role in controlling the blood glucose levels. 
  • Selective fresh fruits such as papaya, apple, orange, guava, and pear, which are rich in fibre, are good for the diabetic people.

Leading players in the global diabetic food market are focusing on introducing food for diabetic people that are less oily and low in calorie. The introduction of many nutritious diabetic food products has helped people increase their metabolism. Going forward, manufacturers are expected to concentrate on introducing low-calorie food products with less oil and sugar substitutes for the diabetic people.