Indian food diet for diabetes plays a great role in the treatment of diabetes. This diet can be used alone or in combination with various oral hypoglycaemic drugs and insulin injections. The diet plan is usually based on the physical activity, sex, age, weight and height. The nature of diabetes also matters to a great extent. Before incorporating Indian foods in the diet, the following points should be taken into consideration:
The energy requirements have to be determined The type of food preparations, fiber and carbohydrates should be determined The presence of various complications such as high cholesterol levels or high blood pressure should be checked.
When diabetes mellitus is insulin dependent, the intake of foods is based on the normal growth as well as development. It also depends on maintenance of body weight as well as physical activity. When diabetes mellitus is non insulin dependent, most of the patients are obese and overweight. Thus, restriction of calories is required for achieving a desired weight. This is very essential in the Indian food diet for diabetes.

The type and amount of carbohydrates and fiber

Carbohydrates are complex starches. They cannot be called as simple sugars. When they breakdown, they are converted into glucose. Fiber is present in various vegetables, grains and other starches. Thus, the process of glucose absorption is slowed down. Emphasis should be on high fiber foods. One must not choose high fiber supplements.

Sample diet plan
Early morning, one must have a cup of tea without sugar For breakfast, one can have corn flakes, toast, boiled eggs Mid morning, a bowl of fruit chat is very beneficial For lunch, a person can have 2 chapatis, lobia curry, whole dal, karela sabzi or capsicum subzi. A bowl of raita or curds is also good. In the evening, a cup of milk or tea is very good. This can be accompanied with a vegetable sandwich. For dinner, a person can have 2 chapati, salad and cabbage subzi. Fruit custard and kheer is good during bed time.
Things to remember
Controlling the time and amount of foods consumed is very important A person must not miss out meals The likes and dislikes of the patient should be taken into consideration The craving for sweet should be substituted with fruits.
Thus, following Indian food diet for diabetes is very beneficial.

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9 thoughts on “Best Diets For Lupus Patients

  1. tor

    Is there a diet for those with Lupus?
    I want to know if there are any diets to followto relieve the symtoms of lupus. I heard that citrus aggreivates the joints, which sucks cause I love oranges and lemons. Althafa sprouts are not good either. Anyone have idea where to find a hit list of things I should limit or not eat?
    Are there certain things I should avoid?

    1. kimchungtran

      Dear Asker!

      Here is a good Diet and Lifestyle changes for patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

      The following are some tips for maintaining a healthy diet:

      * Eat a diet low in saturated fats. Not all fats are unhealthy. Some studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids, which are fat compounds found in fish oil, black currant or primrose seed oils, and flax seed, have anti-inflammatory and nerve protecting actions.

      Omega-3 fatty acids are essential acids. Medical research suggests they may have anti-inflammatory properties.

      * Choose whole grains and fresh vegetables and fruits. According to some studies, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can lower homocysteine levels, which are elevated in patients with SLE and may be a risk factor for heart disease. Researchers are also investigating compounds called indoles, also known as mustard oil, which are found in broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, collard and mustard greens, rutabaga, turnips, and bok choy. Indoles stimulate enzymes that convert estrogen to a more benign type. Eating vegetables certainly will not cure SLE, but they offer many general health benefits.

      * Get most proteins from vegetables, particularly soy.
      * Avoiding dairy and meat products may help protect the kidneys.
      * Take extra calcium and vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis (this is particularly useful for patients taking corticosteroids).
      * Supplements of vitamins B12, B6, and folate may be necessary, especially in people whose blood tests show high levels of homocysteine.
      * Exercise is safe, but patients should not expect it to improve symptoms, including joint aches and fatigue.
      * Restrict salt (particularly for patients with signs of high blood pressure and kidney disease).

      Of possible interest to patients with SLE is a 2002 report that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (also an inflammatory autoimmune condition) experienced improvement when they went on the Mediterranean diet, which stresses fish (which contains anti-inflammatory factors), olive oil, garlic, whole grains, nuts, and fresh fruits and vegetables. In any case, such a diet is heart-healthy, which is important for patients with SLE

      Prevention Against Infections

      Patients should minimize their exposure to crowds or people with contagious illnesses. Careful hygiene, including dental hygiene, is also important.

      Avoiding SLE Triggers

      Simple preventive measures include avoiding overexposure to ultraviolet rays and wearing protective clothing and sunblocks. There is some concern that allergy shots may cause flare ups in certain cases. Patients who may benefit from them should discuss risks and benefits with an SLE specialist. In general, patients with SLE should use only hypoallergenic cosmetics or hair products.

      Reducing Stress

      Chronic stress has profound physical effects and influences the progression of SLE. According to one study, patients with SLE differ from healthy individuals in their immune responses to stress, and psychological stress can induce flare-ups in patients with SLE. Patients should try to avoid undue emotional or physical stress. Getting adequate rest of at least 8 hours and possibly napping during the day may be helpful. Maintaining social relationships and healthy activities may also help prevent the depression and anxiety associated with the disease.

      Hope that may help you!
      Good luck!

  2. LULU

    Is there a special diet for people with Lupus? Can you provide me with a diet on what and not to eat?

    My primary medical doctor let it slip out that I had lupus so now she is sending me to see Endo and Rhematoid doctors. However, my allergy doctor told me that he thinks I have is SLE. I once had long hair and now I am bald, yes bald. They tell me that I’m in Chronic Renal Failure. So I’m mainly trying to get a head start on these doctor when they hit me with the news.

    1. Linda R

      Your primary probably wanted to confirm the diagnosis with a rheumatologist. Lupus is hard to diagnose.

      There is no special diet but there are some sensible guidelines that are very helpful.

      1. Avoid fast and processed foods. Your body is having a hard enough time without giving it empty calories or a bunch of chemical additives.
      2. Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day
      3. Keep your animal fat intake minimal or non-existent. We are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, so don’t help that along.
      4. Eat cold water fish like salmon-the omega3 helps with inflammation and that helps with pain
      5. Get enough calcium, especially if you are on prednisone and plalquenil because those increase your likelihood of osteoporosis
      6. Avoid meats that have been given antibiotics and growth hormones (this is all the usual meat in the grocery store, buy meats that have a label saying they are free of these things)
      7. Stay out of the sun. The sun not only causes lupus skin issues but can cause flares in the organs like kidneys.
      8. Learn stress management techniques. Stress makes lupus worse.
      9. Get some regular, mild to moderate exercise every day. Even if it’s only 5 minutes.
      10. Learn all you can about lupus so you can be a proactive patient.

  3. lvhumphries

    how do you lose weight after gaining 60lbs from taking steroids due to having Lupus?
    after being told I had Lupus(an autoimmune disease with no cure but alot of pain and heartache) I had a bigger let down that I had to take steroids because the leading medicine given to LUPUS patients I couldn’t take because of another health issue—so i gained 60lbs in 6 months–HELP!!

    1. Beautiful B

      Im in the same boat as u i 2 have lupus and gain 25lbs do 2 the roids, since i’m off them 4 now i started working out 7x a wk 30mins a day 2x a day i eat 4-6 small meals and i try to burn 7000 cals a week so for i have lost 10lbs n 6wks but each person body is different but try to burn half of what u eat, put ur mind 2 it that i want the weight off i know it hurts 2 look @ urself a 6 60lbs more but just workout and diet diet good luck and best of health.
      the pain will make u want 2 stop working out but dnt! i’ll b here with u every step of the way if u want more help email me!

  4. Babygirl

    what is the best solution for lupus sle patients whose hair either breaks or falls out?
    I am African-American was diagnosed several years ago with Lupus SLE. As a result, my hair is very dry and thin. My hair is long in most places and short in others (top and back). What is a good solution to my problem? Also, what is the best hair care regimen to follow/

  5. RH

    What is a good diet regimen for a lupus patient to follow? What foods should be avoided?
    I would like to know what foods to stay away from and what foods may help people diagnosed with autoimmune diseases. What is a good diet regimen for this diagnosis? Are there any foods that are harmful or that should be totally avoided by lupus patients?

    1. Linda R

      Lupus patients should avoid alfalfa sprouts. They stimulate the immune system, just the opposite of what we need.

      Outside of that, here are some basic guidelines that work for me.

      1. Eat lots, and I mean lots, of fresh fruits and vegetables
      2. Limit or eliminate animal fat. We have a high rate of premature atherosclerosis. A healthy heart diet is essential.
      3. Limit processed foods
      4. Eat plenty of fiber (#1 will accomplish that)
      5. Get regular mild to moderat exercise-it improves immune function, lubricates joints and elevates mood. Ask your rheumy what would be good for you.
      6. Do not take echinacea or goldenseal. They also stimulate immune system.
      7. Some lupus patients find wheat gluten to be inflammatory, but many of us have no problem with it.
      8. If you can’t pronounce the ingredients, don’t put it in your mouth.
      9. Fish oil is anti-inflammatory. You can eat cold water fish like salmon to get that. A small amount of nuts is good, too.
      10. Make sure you get plenty of calcium. Our meds make us prone to osteoporosis. Exercise helps with that, too.

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