The festive season is on the horizon and celebrating festivals in India without some signature lip-smacking food is forbidden. The diverse cuisines and their flavours add a distinctive sense of happiness which can never be substituted. The best example is our strong bond with sweets. Can you imagine Ganesh Chaturthi without Modaks, Christmas without fruit cakes or Diwali without any kind of dessert?
However, diabetics often have to stay clear from the sweet and sometimes the savoury part of the celebration but not anymore. Being a diabetic doesn’t mean you have to comprise your celebrations. All you need to do is prepare a plan in advance and take few precautions, so your health doesn’t go for a toss.
Here are six simple tips that will not only help you celebrate without any comprises but also
. ensure you don't harm your health.
Eat smaller portions
All of us are guilty of pigging out during festivals! It’s a vicious yet delicious cycle that can send your sugar level in a frenzy. Eating a huge portion of food in a single sitting can significantly increase your sugar level, and the best way to counter this is to eat smaller portions at regular intervals. This will help you stabilize your sugar level and keep your metabolism kicking.
Obtain a monitor to check your blood sugar
This is the simplest tip out of the six. A blood sugar monitor will let you know your blood sugar level and accordingly you can choose a suitable meal option. If the monitor indicates your sugar level to be on the higher side, then choose a healthier meal option. Similarly, if your blood sugar level is low then indulging a little more wouldn't be a bad idea. A blood sugar monitor will be a great tool for planning your meals and help you in maintaining a stable blood sugar level.
Eat carbs in moderation
Carbs such as white bread and pasta are essentially refined sugars which quickly turn into glucose in your system and that in turn raises your blood sugar level. If you have a sweet tooth, then a yoghurt and fruit parfait will be a much better option than a bread pudding. You see, fruits are unrefined carbs which are absorbed much slowly by your body compared to refined carbs and that helps slow down the process of carbs turning into glucose.
Make sweets at home
Making sweets at home rather than buying sweets might not be the easiest option, but it’s certainly the healthiest. Deep friend sweets not only contain obscene amounts of sugar but also increase the cholesterol deposit in your body. Hence, preparing desserts at home using natural sweetening alternatives like jaggery or honey should be your preferred option.
Exercise as frequently as you can
Ok, let’s be honest. It’s the festive season and there might a moment or two when you indulge a little more than you would have desired but that’s absolutely fine. All you need to do is exercise frequently to offset that extra kaju katli. When you exercise your heart beats a little faster, and you breathe a little harder. Exercising makes your muscles use more glucose from your body and over time it can lower your blood sugar level.
Opt for a healthier cooking oil
A lot of cuisines made during the festive season use generous amounts of oil. But that doesn’t mean that you have to completely cut those fluffy puris off your diet. The solution? A healthy cooking oil. We recommend using Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil during the festive season as well as on a day-to-day basis. It has the goodness of sesame lignans and gamma oryzanol and has been developed through years of meticulous research and development. These research papers have been published in prestigious journals like ‘The American Journal of Medicine’ and ‘Journal of Clinical Lipidology’. It is clinically proven to manage blood sugar level and has two more benefits that are improving blood insulin sensitivity and high blood pressure.
Maintaining your sugar level during the festive season might as well be the plot for the next Mission Impossible movie but you know what happens in the end. A little pre-planning, few precautions and a little help from Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil is all you need for a scrumptious celebration.
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Updated Date: Aug 28, 2017 10:31 AM