Saeko Imai1* and João Carlos da Silva Dias2
1School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
2University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Tapada da Ajuda, Portugal
*Corresponding Author: Saeko Imai, School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan.
Received: December 17, 2019; Published: December 26, 2019
Vegetables are considered essential for well-equilibrated diets since they supply dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. In the daily diet vegetables have been strongly associated with the improvement of gastrointestinal health, and reduced risk of some forms of chronic diseases such as diabetes.
Carbohydrates form an important class of foods in human nutrition supplying energy to the body. In the absence of carbohydrates in the diet, our body will convert protein, or other non-carbohydrate substances, into glucose. So it is not just carbohydrates that can raise our blood sugar and insulin levels.
Diabetes come in two main types, called Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, the most common type of diabetes worldwide, is a chronic and lifestyle disease. Asia hosts more than 60% of worldwide diabetes population, predominantly Type 2 diabetes. By 2025 a fifth of the world’s diabetic patients will be Indian.
Our vegetables and carbohydrates food choice and maximization of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytochemical value can either prevent diabetes or promote insulin resistance and resultant diabetes.
This article highlights the effect of eating vegetables before carbohydrates on postprandial plasma glucose, and glycemic control on patients with Type 2 diabetes.
Keywords: Vegetables; Carbohydrates; Type 2 Diabetes; Glucose Control; Healthier Life
Citation: Saeko Imai and João Carlos da Silva Dias. “Effect of Eating Vegetables Before Carbohydrates in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.1 (2020): 136-140.
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