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|Healthy Nigerian Meals For Diabetic Patients by gideonjeta(m): 2:22am On Jul 08, 2018|
Diabetes , often referred to as diabetes mellitus , is a long- term condition that causes high blood sugar level . It occurs when insulin production is inadequate and / or the body cells do not respond properly to insulin. Its most common symptoms include frequent urination , intense thirst and hunger , unusual weight gain or weight loss , fatigue , male sexual dysfunction , and numbness in hands and feet .
Diabetes has different types :
Type 1 Diabetes where the body does not produce insulin.
Type 2 Diabetes where the body does not produce an adequate amount of insulin for proper function .
Gestational Diabetes also exists, which affects females during pregnancy .
Being diabetic doesn ’t restrict you to eating boring or bland foods as there are many healthy, fun meals which are less likely to increase the blood sugar level .
Here’ s a list of healthy local foods which can be enjoyed on a diabetic menu :
Nigerian soups : Vegetable soup , Okra soup , Edikan Ikong , Waterleaf soup , Ogbono soup , Egusi soup , Afang soup
Staple foods ( swallow ) : Wheatmeal fufu , Guinea corn fufu , Unripe plantain fufu
Stews and sauces: Tomato stew , Garden egg stew , Shredded chicken sauce, Shrimp sauce , Fresh Fish sauce or stew , Smoked fish sauce
Low carb meals : Brown basmati rice and stew , Unripe plantain porridge , Moi Moi , Boiled plantain with stew , Roasted plantain with fish sauce, Plantain with beans porridge , Beans and whole wheat bread
Healthy snacks: Garden eggs with peanut butter , Coconuts , Boiled groundnuts , Akara balls , Tiger nuts , Nigerian pear
Comfort foods : Isi ewu, Nkwobi , Cow leg , Cow tongue, Fish pepper soup , Chicken pepper soup , Snail pepper soup , Peppered snail , Liver sauce , Gizzard pepper soup
Healthy drinks : Zobo without sweeteners , Guinea corn ( Dawa ) kunu, Millet ( joro ) kunu, Unsweetened yoghurt
|Re: Healthy Nigerian Meals For Diabetic Patients by Venica(f): 9:46pm On Jul 11, 2018|
wow thank u for the information . been looking for this for a long time
|Re: Healthy Nigerian Meals For Diabetic Patients by Fela4ese: 1:12pm On Jul 13, 2018|
|Re: Healthy Nigerian Meals For Diabetic Patients by Nobody: 4:39pm On Jul 14, 2018|
Nice post but make sure to add that quantity matters a lot in DM diets n for all the oily soups n snacks uv included, u should take into consideration of the patient's nutritional status eg if obesed or has high levels of cholesterol,so they dont end up with complications that would eventually lead to death..
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