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Food to Avoid, Food to restrict and Food to eat for Diabetes

Updated on August 15, 2010

Food to Eat and Avoid!

If you have recently been diagnosed with type two diabetes your doctor would have told you to change your eating habits to help control the blood glucose levels in your body. This means that you have been probably told to lay off the junk food and eat healthy.

However even in fruits and vegetables there can be some restrictions. So this hub here is going to give you a list of things that you can eat to your fill in an unrestricted manner. There is also a list of food that you can eat but must restrict and another list of food to avoid altogether.

This table is a ready reckoner for those hoping to cook home made meals to suit the needs of a diabetic patient. In fact the whole family can keep the diabetic company and gain some healthy nutrition as a result.

Food Guide for Diabetes

To be Avoided Totally
To be Restricted
Unrestricted
Sugar
Lean Meat
Cucumber
Jaggery
Fish
Onion
Candy Sugar
Chicken
Garlic
Sugarcane Juice
Eggs
Tomato
Honey
Pumpkin
Cabbage
Chocolates
Bottle Gourd
Cauliflower
Mithai
Brinjal
Capsicum
Ghee
Raw Banana
Lady's Finger
Butter
Harbara (Bengal Gram)
Drumsticks
Cream
Urad
Cluster beans
Ice Cream
Mung (Green Gram)
French beans
Condensed Milk
Masur (Black Lentil)
Gawar Phalli
Aerated Soft Drinks
Vatana
Karela (Bitter Gourd)
Jam
Chavali
Ash Gourd
Biscuits (Sweet and salty)
Valpapdi
Snake Gourd
All bakery products (except Bread)
Kabuli Chana (Chick Pea)
Ridge Gourd
Fried Potato
Rajmah (Harricot Bean)
Ghosali
Sweet Potato
Ghevda
Tondali
Tapioca
Soya Bean
Jack fruit
Sago
Tur or Arhar dal (Yellow)
Spinach
Yam
Garam masala
Green Chillies
Aravi
Paneer
Methi
Banana
Snacks from gram four (Besan)
Saag
Custard Apple
Lightly fried vegetables
Cholai
Dates
 
Mushrooms
Currants and Raisins
 
Banana Flower
Coconut
 
Lotus Stem
Ground nuts
 
Lime/ Lemon
Cashew nuts
 
Oranges
Seasme, Til
 
Raw Papaya
Walnuts
 
Radish
Pista
 
 
Almonds
 
 
Charoli
 
 
Pumpkin Seeds
 
 
Watermelon seeds
 
 
Mutton
 
 
Pork
 
 
Beef
 
 
Ham/ Bacon
 
 
Bombay Duck
 
 
Beer
 
 
Wine
 
 
Saphodilla (Cheeku)
 
 
Grapes
 
 
Papaya
 
 
Refined Flour (Maida)
 
 
Carrots (Raw allowed)
 
 
Beet root
 
 
All deep fried food
 
 
The food listed in the last column may be eaten freely by a person suffering from diabetes

I have personally used this table of food to cook for my husband when he was diagnosed as a pre-diabetic. I printed out this list and stuck it on the fridge so that if we ever had a doubt as to if he could eat something or not we had an easy reference at hand.

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      sagar 

      5 years ago

      difference between Papaya and raw papaya ,,

      Can i eat fruit of papaya ...

    • cashmere profile imageAUTHOR

      cashmere 

      6 years ago from India

      My pleasure.

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      suchitra 

      6 years ago

      List is really useful, thank you very much...

    • cashmere profile imageAUTHOR

      cashmere 

      8 years ago from India

      Thanks Candie! Water melon seeds are used to decorate Indian Sweets...and Bombay Duck is actually a kind of salted eel called bombil.

    • Candie V profile image

      Candie V 

      8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Great hub Cashmere! But wait.. Avoid watermelon seeds? What? Grrr... Is all duck to be avoided or just the ones 'Bombayed'? Great list, I should pay attention to it anyway - just because it makes sense. (I don't mind avoiding yams so I'm golden there!)

    • snehal welde profile image

      snehal welde 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing ....my mother was a diabetic so knew most of the list but that too of putting it on the fridge is great ....nice hub

    • jayb23 profile image

      jayb23 

      8 years ago from India

      Wonderful hub cashmere. I have bookmarked it for future reference. Keep en lighting us and keep up the good work.

    • cashmere profile imageAUTHOR

      cashmere 

      8 years ago from India

      I know Sabu everything yummy is on that list of food. Still we don't totally avoid it all do we?

      Plus some exercise does allow you to indulge the taste buds some what :D

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      sabu singh 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for this useful Hub Cashmere. The bad news is that all the stuff I love is on the list of Don'ts.

      I believe that if one exercises enough, one can take small liberties on the side. What sayeth thou?

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