Showing posts with label Nigerian food for diabetics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nigerian food for diabetics. Show all posts

Monday, August 22, 2016

What Will You Eat First? Peppered Chicken, Snails or Goat Meat?

 Peppered everything;  Chicken, Snails, Goat meat. 

In my mind,  I'm at this event, with this buffet in front of me. I won't even look at the goat meat and chicken.  Will head straight for the peppered snails.  They look great.

Monday, July 11, 2016



Kidney beans sauce.
ways to serve moi moi
Nigerian moin moin.
Even if you are not diabetic, you know one or have one in your family and we are all aware of what they go through daily thinking of the right Nigerian food to eat or avoid. What is the right Nigerian food to eat if I have diabetes? Nigerians consume so much carbs and, in managing diabetes, the type of carbohydrate food you eat makes a difference. As a diabetic living in Nigeria, you can pay attention to what you eat without obsessing over everything. Nigerian food good for diabetics are foods rich in fibre and low in carbohydrates. To stay healthy, avoid sweets, soft drinks and fatty food. Before a meal plan, let's look at a list of Nigerian foods good for diabetic patients (Below)

Health Tips for diabetes;
  • Lose extra weight. This can be done without starving, eat smaller portions, eat more proteins and vegetables than carbs, Exercise... there are youtube videos that can help with exercise whether you have have only a few minutes to spare or hours. 'Bright side exercise videos' videos on Youtube are great.
  • Check your blood sugar level regularly. There is a self-help urine test post on the blog that might help you have an idea of sugar levels in your blood.
  • Get A1c blood tests from your hospital/Doctor to find out your average blood sugar for the past 2 to 3 months. ...
  • Track your carbohydrates. You can easily do this by writing down every kind of food that goes in your system. 
  • Control your blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels (Take tests, talk with a medical practitioner, avoid red meats or cut down drastically, get adequate sleep at least 8 hours daily, avoid situations/ events that can cause sadness,
  • Keep moving. Even if you are retired, do not become sedentary as a sedentary lifestyle can cause a whole lot of health issues. Do not sit on one position for too long, if you must watch TV, stand up from time to time and move around. Clean, wash, arrange, go for walks around your neighbourhood. Jogt on the spot even in your kitchen jog in your bedroom or living room.
  • Manage stress. Life is getting more and more stressful and you have to find a way to reduce stress in your life. Live simple, do not try to impress, save as much as you can and spend less.