One in four people who are aged 65 and older have diabetes. Additionally, half of older adults have prediabetes, which is a condition that features higher-than-normal levels of blood glucose. Prediabetes can lead to having type 2 diabetes unless it is controlled using a lifestyle and diet change. It is scary that most people are unaware they have the disease until the effects become really serious. So, we need to maintain a healthy diet, especially for older people. Read on to learn about recipes for older adults with diabetes.
Tips For Managing Diabetes
- Controlling Carbohydrates
Carbohydrate control is important to controlling diabetes. Eat a diet that is lower in carbohydrates but higher in lean protein and whole-grain foods.
- Understand Fats
Some people try to eliminate fat from their diet. However, fats are necessary for us. Just consume those that are found in nuts, avocados, and olives, while avoiding trans fats.
- Avoid These Foods
Avoid sugary drinks such as sweet tea, juice, and lemonade. Eliminate or reduce alcohol consumption, avoid processed foods, limit salt intake and reduce cholesterol intake.
- The Good Stuff
Fill your plate with healthy foods such as lean protein, good carbohydrates, fiber, good fats, fruits, and vegetables.
Try making a breakfast burrito. Eggs are a great source of protein and they are an excellent choice for diabetics because they are low in carbohydrates.
- 2 tablespoons of chopped onion
- Cooking spray
- ½ tablespoon of green chilis
- 1 tablespoon of fat-free Monterey Jack cheese
- Fat-free flour tortilla
- 2 eggs
- Dash of pepper
Having tomatoes in their diet will bring many benefits. Tomatoes are rich in flavor, a good source of fiber, and also low in calories. They provide vitamins C and K which are known for their antioxidant properties. Mix in pepper and other spices to enjoy a personalized tomato soup that you will love.
- ¾ cup canned tomato puree
- 1 tablespoon reduced-fat cream cheese
- ¼ low-sodium chicken broth
Poached Salmon With Asparagus
Salmon can help to reduce the risk of heart disease for older adults. It is also great for people with diabetes because it is naturally rich in omega-3 fatty acids. A study has found that fish such as salmon, sardines, bluefish, and tuna can help protect those with diabetes against kidney issues.
- 4 skinless salmon fillets
- 1 cup water
- 1 lemon
- 1 pound of asparagus spears
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
- Fresh parsley leaves
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