Oksana Mikhaleva, Candidate of Medical Sciences, pediatric endocrinologist, nutritionist at the SM Clinic, spoke about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet for people with diabetes.
In an interview with Life.ru on Tuesday, November 22, the specialist noted that such a diet limits the intake of refined carbohydrates and saturated fats, and also includes complex carbohydrates, proteins and polyunsaturated fats.
The doctor reminded that honey, sugar, sweets, pastries, syrups, sweet carbonated and non-carbonated drinks, as well as confectionery fatty meat products and all products of meat gastronomy. In addition, grapes, dates and bananas should be limited, as well as alcohol, fruit juices, cheese and butter, writes Pravda.Ru.
Meanwhile, according to Mikhaleva, patients with diabetes can eat moderate amounts of lean meat, fish, low-fat dairy products, whole grain cereals, whole grain or bran bread, but no more than four pieces per day. In addition, legumes, nuts (no more than 30-40 g per day), durum wheat pasta, eggs (4-6 pieces per week), unsweetened coffee, cocoa and teas are allowed.
“In general, in type 2 diabetes, nutrition aims at a moderate decrease in body fat mass, which leads to better compensation for carbohydrate metabolism,” the doctor concluded.
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