Mediterranean eating plan
There is not a one-size-fits all approach when it comes to making food choices. It is important that people with diabetes, and those at risk, are supported to choose the right foods.
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About a Mediterranean eating plan
- A Mediterranean diet typically includes a good intake of fat from a diverse set of foods including feta and mozzarella cheeses, yoghurt, olive oil, avocado, oily fish and nuts.
- One of the reasons why Mediterranean diets are healthy is that they include a strong vegetable content.
- Vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, aubergines, olives, onions, rocket and lettuce are not only great for blood glucose levels but make for very visually appealing meals too.
- The diet allows a moderate amount of fruit intake.
- Beans nuts, seeds, eggs, poultry and a moderate amount of red meat provide protein.
Is the diet safe to follow?
- You should always inform your Diabetes Healthcare team at your GP practice if you are changing your diet plan. They can help you adjust your medication.
- If you start to lose weight whilst changing your diet your healthcare team may want to adjust your medication or even take you off it